I was prescribed 500mg twice a day, and doc said if I feel up to it, increase to 3 times a day with food. I was only on it twice a day for a few days and it didn't effect me so I upped it to 3 times a day, that's when I got really sick, bowel movements were every other minute. I persevered with it until the side-effects eased off, it only took a few days. Then I was really great, full of energy, going to the gym for 11 days. The last 10 days have been low energy, can't eat dinner, can barely stand looking at it while it's cooking, then my family eat and I go lay on the couch. I haven't been to the gym in over a week (Personal trainer is losing patience!). And all those other symptoms. It's like I wake up another day and there's another thing to add to the list.
Merls I didn't get the upset tummy or anything too much with the metformin- I owe that to the slow release I think!- but i did get the lethargy and constant nausea. I am on 2000mg daily.
Thanks for the advice ladies, appointment with doc in the morning to get this sorted My body is starving!! My stomach is definitely not lol
Metformin and my body do not agree!! In fact, they're enemies!! Hehe
It could be from that, but I'm sending you lots of baby dust and positive vibes that it's not the Metformin, and is instead a bubba baking! Xx
Re: Metformin - the tummy troubles are really common with it. I take 2000mg daily and I still, even two years later, have trouble stomaching it sometimes.
I'm plodding along at CD5 today. Had a HyCoSy test today which was super unpleasant, but I'm just waiting around until we have a follow up with our RE next week.
I hope use don't mind I would love to be apart join this chat.
I'm 21 and was diagnosed with PCOS & insulin resistant about 3 months ago but my ovaries aren't polycystic. I am overweight and in the last 3 months I have lost 9kgs which seems to have somewhat regulated my cycles.
I am now on metformin 500mg 3 times a day and have been for just over a week.
I was wondering what everyone else's experience was with metformin? If you fell pregnant on it? What kind of side effects did you have?
Baby dust to all xxx
Doc confirmed that I o'd this month. Progesterone levels are up - fingers crossed. 14dpo and AF due today!
Decreased metformin to 1000mg and extended release (thanks ladies - it actually took me to ask for them to receive them!!)
Welcome tiika! Baby dust to all!!
Only advice I have about metformin tiika is liquids are your friends!!
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