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Realistically, is there anything else I can try before Metformin?

I've read all the other questions about Metformin, and most about PCOS, but I think this is a slightly new twist, so I hope you can help me. I know YANMD. I have already tried everything I can think of to manage without meds, and I'm wondering if any of you have other suggestions, or if I should just give in and start Metformin. [more inside]
posted by etranger on Dec 7, 2014 - 11 answers

Rec. needed for NYC doctor knowledgeable about antipsychotics & metformin

Can anyone provide a recommendation(s) for a primary care doctor(s) in NYC or the Jersey City/Hoboken area who is knowledgeable about using Metformin to help with weight gain associated with antipsychotics use? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2013 - 0 answers

School me, please, for I am ignorant.

I am a nutritional newbie - I never took any classes on the subject, I'm a lifelong selective eater, and what little I know has been memorized, mostly in the last two months. I'm in need of some specific schooling on my current peculiar weight-loss situation. [more inside]
posted by Fee Phi Faux Phumb I Smell t'Socks o' a Puppetman! on Mar 7, 2012 - 12 answers

PCOS and pre-diabetes - do I really need to go on Metformin?

PCOS and pre-diabetes - do I really need to go on Metformin? [more inside]
posted by zoetrope on Nov 30, 2011 - 25 answers

Metformin woes (diarrhea-free!)

I'd like to hear about your experience taking metformin for PCOS, especially if it didn't work quite as you expected... [more inside]
posted by low_horrible_immoral on Aug 27, 2010 - 5 answers

Should I just gnaw on a head of lettuce?

I've had insulin resistance and PCOS for about 8 years now. I've been on metformin off and on for most of that time. My lab results this week show elevated liver enzymes, which means I have to stop the metformin. But it also showed elevated blood sugars over the last 3 months, which means I have to get the sugars better controlled. Since I can't take the metformin right now, I have to try to manage this with diet. I have no idea what to eat. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by MultiFaceted on May 1, 2010 - 21 answers

How do I care for a cat with diabetes?

How do I best care for a cat with diabetes? [more inside]
posted by dbgrady on Sep 25, 2009 - 15 answers

Can a non-diabetic stop taking Metformin for a few days?

Is it dangerous to suspend taking Metformin for a few days for a non-diabetic? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2009 - 11 answers

Might Metafilter Mitigate My Metformin Misery?

So there is this lovely drug called Metformin that I take to help control the ole blood sugar and it works a treat. However, it seems to be leaving me with a constant low grade stomach ache and very very frequent Diarrhea. My Doctor and I have experimented with lowering the dose but it does not seem to make much difference. This is a known side-effect of the drug, but I am reluctant to start changing things and risking introduction of new side-effects or lose some of the effectiveness of my current cocktail since it does a good job of keeping the numbers where they should be.

Has anyone out there experienced this issue and found a way to help minimize the side effect? (besides taking it with food, which I do)
posted by Lord Widebottom on Jun 10, 2009 - 11 answers

I'd like to eat more than cheese and butter.

Insulin Resistance Filter: I've just been put on metformin. What next? [more inside]
posted by orangemiles on Feb 25, 2008 - 15 answers

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