Do you have any other symptoms besides the diabetes. I know many of us are on Metformin including myself because we have pcos which causes diabetes and insulin resistance so we take the Met to control the insulin resistance even without diabetes.
Reason I am stating this is because pcos causes extreme hair loss.
I have been on 1000 mg of metformin for about 1 year. Are you taking any other meds? I started taking Topamax 6 months ago and started noticing hair loss the past couple of months.I looked up side effects for all my meds and found Topamax lists hair loss as a side effect so I have stopped taking it. Hair loss can also be due to stress, I didn't notice any hair loss until I had been on the Topamax for a while so I'm almost certain it was the Topamax. Good luck to you.
Just saw my dr. I have been on Metformin for two years for metabolic syndrome. My hair is nearly gone. Before I saw a hair transplant specialist, I went back to my doctor. He took me off of Metformin. YES! It definitely can cause hair loss. He says there are other drugs to consider. Don't give up! I am on minoxidil twice daily and prenatal vitamins. No drugs for blood sugar now.
yes heaps of hair loss since metaformin increased to 3 tablets a day. if i was to focus or worry about it too much i would freak out so i am trying to be as calm as i can be. i mean its only hair...right????
Hi, just joined this forum. Yes I am definitely experiencing hair loss since increase to 3 tabs a day, even worse. Spoke to my practice nurse today and even though she said she has not heard of anyone complaining of hair loss, she is taking my bloods and might change my medication but as my sugar levels are well controlled she is reluctant to do so, I don't want to end up bald, I am 51 and work full time, my hair loss is starting to affect my self esteem, and it is very difficult to disguise.
My doc put me on Metformin as an anti-aging measure (lengthening of the telomeres). I've been on 1000 mg/day since late February and my hair has been falling out like crazy! I'm distraught about how thin it has gotten and stopped taking Metformin cold turkey as of this week. My questions are: (1) How long after one stops taking Metformin does the hair loss stop? (2) Will my hair grow back and return to normal?