A good drug This drug has really done wonders for me and I am so glad we can get it as a generic. If you take it with Depakote, it will prevent some of the weight gain from that drug.
Started on glucophage xr after being on regular fast acting glucophage for a year and I was pregnant the first month I started glucophage xr!
I started taking this about 5 months ago and I have done much better with this than with the other glucophage. You still have some bowel issues but by watching the number of carbs you eat, you can help this problem. Unlike the plain glucophage, I have managed to lose pounds and inches with this. I take 1500 mg daily. I am much happier with this than the other and would reccommend this to anyone. As for period regulation, I haven't seen it yet but I have heard of it helping other people.
Metformin I'm not too sure about this one. My MD and I switched too many meds at one time, so I don't know for sure which did what. I THINK Metformin made me tired and lethargic. I KNOW it made me nauseous. The nausea did however tame my appetite considerably, so some minor weight loss.
Also remarkably tamed my mood swings!!! That was a shocker----after only a day or two I was not nearly as aggressive and prone to outbursts. That was wonderful, but at the same time my hair started falling out like crazy. We (my MD and I) still don't know if the Metformin did that or not. My thyroid meds were changed at the same time....so chances are that made my hair fall out.
Right now I am controlling blood sugar by diet, exercise and antidepressant. (really) There is some connection between agitated depression and high blood sugar. More research should be done on this.
I LOVE METFORMIN! I was on Actos and gaining weight and gaining weight. So I begged the dr. to change my meds and she put me on Metformin. I love it. It doesn't make me hungry the majority of the time. THANKS TO IT I CAN LIVE AGAIN!
I used Glucophage for a couple years I used Glucophage for a couple years. Previous to that I had tried various pills. I don't remember the names of the other ones....I want to say glipizide or something that sounds like diabenese....sorry can't remember. I got the most consistent control with the least side-effects from Glucophage.
This was in the mid to late 90's, and for a period of a couple years. I have been taking insulin since 2000 because of pregnancy, and am still using insulin (July 2004). So, I don't have any experience with any newer formulations or drugs.
Metformin worked...sort of... I was on it for PCOS for excess hair grown that periods that lasted weeks on end...it worked for the hair growth on my chin and under the jaw and helped to normalize my periods with the help of Yasmin birth control but I felt funny the entire time I was on it and had several weird incidents where I almost fainted giving blood a couple of times and never had problems with that previous to metformin. Having decided long before this that I wasn't going to have children, I had a tubal ligation and went off of it and birth control and my periods have remained somewhat steady and greatly reduced with uterine thermal ablation which was necessary to reduce my uterine lining permanently. Unfortunatly, I ended up with optic neuritis within a month of stopping the metformin, birth control stopped 2 months before and was diagnosed with MS. Supposedly glucophage has been shown to cause demylination in mice in laboratory findings so if you think you may have nerve system disorders, think twice about this. It may be a rare occurance but it could go along with hormone swings associated with varying treatment regimens. One thing for MS sufferers, a mistake I made, don't go off of birth control before coming off of glucophage...it may cause the body to react the way mine did. Birth control has been shown to help MS symptoms and may regulate the hormone shift that may come with removal of glucophage, if you need to come off of it. I haven't really had any problems since that time with MS other than damage that was done at the initial symptom occurances. I did not go back on birth control but I am considering it for the protection it may give from hormone swings. As for hair growth, it's still there...I'll take that over taking glucophage again any day!
the best I have found so far I was having night sweats and was having trouble sleeping. Once I started using this, I could sleep with the window closed in the summer. Just a fan would also help instead of opening the window. It hasn't stopped the hair growth though.
My goal was to get pregnant and I did I took Metformin with Ferema to acheive Pregnancy. I took many cycles of Clomid wich didn't work for me. This combo seemed to do the trick. Metform did give me mucho bowl problems.
But it was worth it.
kusum after using metformin i am thinking myself quite healyhy and my blood sugar getting normal and my weight also decreasing