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feeling sick taking metformin

hi as most know my story my doc has raised my metformin medication for 3x a day i have been taking them 3x now for a while. The question is if anyone else with PCOS and taking metformin have experience stomach achs a lot of acid reflex sleepyness, overall i just fee sick. I was wondering if this medication can cause liver problems on the otherhand its helping me loose weight. Thanks
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Hello.  I took metformin for 2 years, and felt sick for pretty much the whole time I was taking it.  It would have been worth it if it had worked for me, but I actually just found out that I don't have PCOS, which is what it was meant to treat.  I wish you luck, and hang in there.  I hope it works for you!
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I am taking it 1 time a day. I make sure I eat with it. But yeah, I generally feel lousy with all this freaking medication! Good luck!
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hey..when i was first dx with PCOS it was in nov.06 my doc. put me on 500mg 2 times a day..from that he updozed it to 500mg 3 times a day..and i was having all the side effects name it and i have it...stomach pain..dyarrea..vomiting..but like 2 weeks later they wore gone!! im now on 2000mg a day and i just took clomid in April and waiting for my BFP soon this May!!! so dont give up and good luck!!
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I took metformin for a while.  I was so sick from it!!!  I was diagnosed with pcos and my husband and I wanted kids soon.  I finally told the doc that I couldnt stand  being sick from the meds.  I went out on a limb and ordered some natural vitamins off the net to help with pcos.  The success stories are amazing, and people who were told they could never have kids, got preg!!  I've only been on it for a week now, but I can already tell the difference.  Want to know more?  visit www.insulitelabs.com  for the PCOS.  Good luck!
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Hi,

I think i have been one of the luckiest few with Metamorfin because i got no single problem - i started it on 6th March , twice a day - i also take it with my meals - i had read alot about it and i had to take precautions. The only problem is that it hasnt helped me with weight loss and despite my exercise routine (1 hr of step aerobics 5 time a week) and my diet - my weight is shifting at a snails pace.

I took clomid this last cycle. Af is not expected until after 4th May (thats if this time am getting a 28 cycle - cause they have been very irregular). I have been feeling bloated and a little twingling in my left bb - i dont want to raise my hopes and am not going to test until i get full blown morning sickness - i have had so many disappointments of BFNs - i dont want to go there again. Dh doesnt take it well either.
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I have been on it for about three weeks I have been so sick. But i want a baby i am welling to the extra mile to have one. i have pcos and take all kinds of medicines. but you have to think is it worth it to take it?
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Its what You want to do.  I got off all my meds because of the fact I was feeling So terrible all the time.  I tried this natural stuff, and I feel wonderful.  But of course it is what you want to do.  If you trust the doc's and what they do, and willing to stick with the meds then do that.  I was lucky enough to find a doc who is working with my natural stuff, and still gives me the medical point of view also.

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Just recently my doctor prescribed me the wrong meds and it was Metformin. I should not have taken it because it has nothing to do with what I have. I have been sick now for 2 days after only taking 1 500mg pill. I have vomiting, diarrhea...how long does it take until it is out of my blood stream to where I am feeling normal again? I feel like I have the flu!!  Its aweful!!
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hi! i started taking metformin day 4 and i feel sick all the time. im off my food and always in the loo!! how long will it last??? does it realy help with the wight loss??
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Hi I have been taking metformin 1500mg once a day for about a year now, I had a couple days when i felt sick but i feel fine now.  I am on the extended release you should talk to your doctor about switching you to metformin ER the side effects are less and you only have to take it once a day!
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hi been taken metformin for just over a week now. the sickness has stopped and im feling much more my self lol! didnt loose any weight this week and i tried realy hard. i hope it kicks in soon because im starting fertility treatment in 6 weeks and realy want to loose more weight befor. ;)
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I started taking metformin 4 days ago due to me having PCOS. Me and my husband been trying to conceive for some time now. I'm having a hard time getting pregnant and also having an irregular period. I have been pregnant twice and lost them both so my question is will metformin work for me
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I have been on Metformin for 6-7 weeks now, first week was horrible..horrible cramps and stomach upset..now just waves of nausea through the day and complete tired feeling. I love to work out and im very much a busy body...but this med has made me so lazy and drowsy i have noticed..and im so ready for bed Every night now. Hope my body gets use to thi ssoon. Im taking Glucaphage 750mg twice daily prior and during my IVF cycle next month. I have had several friends with AMAZING results from Glucaphage so everybody think positive!!
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After nearly a year of TTC and irregular cycles my OBGYN put me on Metaformin 500 mg twice daily for the first week and then three times day the following weeks. I do have monthly periods, although it varies in time between periods and the number of days on each period. I also ovulate monthly (based on home ovulation tests and cervical mucus tests). June 2010 I had an HSG test and my tubes are wide open.

So far, I have learned not to test the low carb / low fat restrictions for Metaformin... I tested it over the weekend and it tore up my stomach to put it nicely.

I was wondering if anyone else that has not been diagnosed with PCOS was prescribed it and if it worked for them.
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I had been taking Metformin 3 times a day at the dosage of 500 mg. I had stopped taking it due to misinformation between two separate doctors. One diagnosed me with Type 2 diabetis, and the other with PCOS. They informed that the Metformin was to help with diabetis, but I did not have it and failed to let me know, it was for the PCOS too. So I am starting it up again. During the time I was taking it, I was experiencing the same effects as you ladies, bloatting, vomiting, diarrhea and feeling like absolute filth depending on my diet for that day. If you eat healthier foods, the side effects are lessened almost completely, so stay away from heavy foods like pasta, creams etc. During the time I was taking it, I was losing weight, some of you are expecting it to work right away but don't get your hopes up too soon, you need to allow it to be in your system for a few months for it to start working with you, instead of against you. My appetite was decreased, I felt fuller after meals and I was being told I looked great. My job at the time was cleaning hotel rooms, so the added exercise was just helping along with the weight loss. Like they always say, don't make exercise a chore, just incorporate into your daily life. Walk to the store instead of taking your car! Hope this helped ladies
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I had been taking Metformin 3 times a day at the dosage of 500 mg. I had stopped taking it due to misinformation between two separate doctors. One diagnosed me with Type 2 diabetis, and the other with PCOS. They informed that the Metformin was to help with diabetis, but I did not have it and failed to let me know, it was for the PCOS too. So I am starting it up again. During the time I was taking it, I was experiencing the same effects as you ladies, bloatting, vomiting, diarrhea and feeling like absolute filth depending on my diet for that day. If you eat healthier foods, the side effects are lessened almost completely, so stay away from heavy foods like pasta, creams etc. During the time I was taking it, I was losing weight, some of you are expecting it to work right away but don't get your hopes up too soon, you need to allow it to be in your system for a few months for it to start working with you, instead of against you. My appetite was decreased, I felt fuller after meals and I was being told I looked great. My job at the time was cleaning hotel rooms, so the added exercise was just helping along with the weight loss. Like they always say, don't make exercise a chore, just incorporate into your daily life. Walk to the store instead of taking your car! Hope this helped ladies
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