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What patients are saying about
Metformin and Heavy Periods

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By metformin experimenter
August 2, 2014
metformin experimenter wrote
meformin & thyroid (TSH)
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By Hemm
July 11, 2014
Hemm wrote
Metformin
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By Karenbc
April 29, 2014
Karenbc wrote
Metformin and Aleve
I was taking two pills a day and had to stop because I was constantly hungry. Maybe you nee to cut back to one.
Stephanie  |  August 23, 2014
I have been taking Metformin for about 4 yrs now, and just the thought of swallowing the pill makes me wanna gag. I hate the taste of it on my tongue. I also take it while I eat... at least before my last bite, so that I know that it will go down. Another thing I noticed is, when I forget to take it for a day, I get gassy when I start it again. I thought it was just me.
misteek  |  July 22, 2014
I HAVE BEEN TAKING 500 MGS OF METFORUM A DAY FOR 10 YEARS. AT FIRST IT MADE ME SICK. VERY SICK TO MY STOMACH. BUT I STARTED EATING SOMETHING FIRST BEFORE I TOOK MY PILL. I FOUND THAT WAS THE THING TO DO. NOW I JUST TAKE IT AND I DONT ET SICK ANYMORE
ALICE  |  June 29, 2014
There is a time release Metformin which helped me with some reactions. Dr. almost didn't mention it though. Tammy
June 23, 2014
I have the runs all day. If I bend down 2 tie my shoe, underwear change. My stomach is upset all the time. I'm afraid to pass gas, I might shard myself.
Tee  |  June 17, 2014
My doctor prescribed 1000 mg Metformin twice a day. I took just the first evening and second day morning and evening. I had a total throw up the whole evening dinner and little lunch grapefruit. I stopped taking that. I just went back to my old pill Glyb/Metformin 2.5/500. I watch what I eat now in order to take just half of it once daily. If I have a big dinner, I had to take the whole pill. I try to eat less meats and more vegetables. My sis just warned me on the long taking Metformin
Oli  |  June 17, 2014
I am light headed on the Metformin too. Just started it a couple of weeks ago.
JohnMc  |  May 26, 2014
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By Angel's Mom
January 23, 2014
Angel's Mom wrote
Metformin & Bad Breath
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People with Chronic halitosis have no idea of how bad it is, when it is “on” or “off” and when it is really acutely tragic. Once the source is identified, a reasonable person will take every necessary action they know to do to remedy it or reduce it to a bearable level by all means necessary. I am a reasonable man, but unfortunately, i could not solve a problem i don't know how to fix.
I had suffered with it for over 5 years (correlating to my time on Metformin) and never knew the height, dept
DrMike76  |  August 13, 2014
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By Bob
December 5, 2013
Bob wrote
Type 2 Diabetes, Metformin and Lovastatin
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That is interesting. Please keep posted as I am border line high cholesterol and they have debated wether they should risk cholestorol meds because I have a fatty liver, and it is a med that works throught the liver.
Nissa  |  January 10, 2014
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By stank mouth
October 15, 2013
stank mouth wrote
stanky mouth from metformin
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By donna dube
August 21, 2013
donna dube wrote
metformin and stomach problems
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I had the exact same problem - my consultant advised me to take 1500 metformin at bedtime which worked brilliant I don't suffer in the day anymore!! Best advise find a brilliant endocrine professor!! After five wrong diagnosis from different doctors I found a brilliant endocrine specialist he is a researcher and he has patients from all over uk! I have other endocrine problems thyroid etc and if it wasn't for him I'd have been palmed off with painkillers by other doctors that were clearly not
Andrea  |  September 1, 2014
Correction..... Taken
Carolyn  |  April 10, 2014
I know the feeling. It gave me lactic acidosis. I am trying to be compensated by the doctors who prescribed it without considering that I had chf and kidney damage. I was t Ken off the drug but two weeks later I am still dealing the gas, bloating. A gastroenterology is who studies the digestive tract

Carolyn  |  April 10, 2014
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What patients are saying about Metformin and Heavy Periods

537 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
really bad long heavy period my first month on the Metformin...
...be because of the Metformin. I didn't really have ...I really think the Metformin is putting my body ...messed up. I had a really bad long heavy period my first month on the Metformin too. ...
now. I will start spotting on days 1-4, have heavy flow...
...metformin 1000 mg twice daily now for about six months. My cycles are more regular as far as how often I get them...but I bleed for so much longer now. I will start spotting on days 1-4, have hea...
This time is very diff then last, I got a very heavy period...
...b4, got preg. and had baby. Now were trying again, so for 2nd time i am on Metformin. This time is very diff then last, I got a very heavy ...Did anyone have exccesive spotting on metformin?...
cramping within ten minutes of taking my Metformin pill....
Can Metformin make your periods heavier and cramping more intense? ...on Metformin for the second ...start having period like cramping within ten minutes of taking my Metformin pill. Is that nor...
all the nasty tummy side effects from the metformin. Was on...
...for my body to 'feel better' anyway, because I had all the nasty tummy side effects from the metformin. Was on ...off, my period has stayed regular. Only problem has been, very heavy periods and...
and constantly for up to 10 weeks straight but the metformin...
...PCOS and was on metformin for over a ...side effects of the metformin. I never actually ever ...periods or to bleed heavily and constantly for up to 10 weeks straight but the metformin and th...
on 1500mg/day of metformin. Not helpful. So you might...
...1x/day once the bleeding \"stopped\". My bleeding didn't ...quit taking it, I had a heavy period then no more bleeding. ...not ovulating, even on 1500mg/day of metformin. Not helpful. So y...
put on Metformin before I was diagnosed with IR. My endo...
...Metformin before I was diagnosed with IR. My endo said that she wanted to treat the physiological symptoms with the Metformin (which at the time were heavy periods/no...
pregnant if I dont stop bleeding from taking the metformin...
...taking metformin and since then My period has not ...taking metformin to treat symptoms of pcos and to ...the thing, how can I get pregnant if I dont stop bleeding from taking the metformin? ...
it. It comes and goes but I have stomach cramps and diarrhea...
...diagnosed with PCOS about a year ago... does anyone else have problems with taking Metformin for it. It comes and goes but I have stomach cramps and ...thought about getting off the Metformin,...
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