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Metformin and Weight Loss with PCOS please answer?

back in 2008, I was about 137 lbs, 5 ft 4.
I started feeling so horrible, I never had acne but my face was covered in acne some how, I tried acne free, proactive, every face wash in the markets. and worst of all, I was never a hairy person but I started getting feet, and stomach hair! one week I gained 10lbs, I was shocked, I was eating no more, 3 months laters I gained another 30 lbs and so on! by 2010 I was over 180lbs I was so scared, I was like if I’m gaining weight like this monthly, imagine how I’d look in a few years!
I went to the doctors and had a blood test, he said I had an underactive thyroid, I took another one a month later, I had high testosterone levels, and 2 scans, I finally knew I had PCOS.

so thankfully I caught my pcos quite quickly before I got any more symptoms.
he gave me METFORMIN, 1000mg a day.I’ve been on it for 2 weeks, my face is clear!!! No acne, I feel AMAZING, I’ve been told I look like I’ve lost a lot of weight, I feel like my old self! I have lost 8lbs in 2 weeks, and I’ve not been dieting actually I’ve been eating so much candy… minus the symptoms of dirreareah (sp), sweating, dizziness… before the doctor gave me the pills he said I would have drastic rapid weight loss… did anyone loose weight on them also with PCOS?

I’m 18 years old, female if that matters!

thanks SO much for answers. very appreciated!

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2 Responses to “Metformin and Weight Loss with PCOS please answer?”

  1. fieldworking said :

    I have PCOS and have been taking metformin as well. I was diagnosed in 2009. I am still trying to lose weight. I don’t know if you will have drastic weight loss. Of course, I’ve only been taking 500mg, 2x a day. So, I don’t know. I think that it’s great thta you’ve lost some weight though. I have lost some fat but then I gained muscle so my weight really hasn’t changed. I have been told that I look like I’ve lost weight but the scales say differently (no weight gain but no weight loss – maybe a pound or too).

  2. Missy Q said :

    Metformin often helps women with PCOS lose weight. For those of us who are insulin resistant, it really helps us get things under control. Not all women with PCOS have insulin resistance. I lost about 30 lb with metformin, exercise, and a whole grain diet.


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