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Old Sat, Nov-13-04, 12:22
Ami100 Ami100 is offline
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Plan: the zone
Stats: 132/126/115 Female 65.5 inches
Default Low carb or Metformin?

i started taking metformin 500 mg XR once a day to help with my hair growth, hair loss, constant cravings for sweets (which was leading to my difficulties losing weight) and just get my overall testoterone down.

i have also been low carbing (not too religiously though, once in a while ill have a little something i shouldnt be eating) but for the most part i just eat eggs for breakfast, salads with chicken cheese and ranch for lunch, and steamed veggies and some sort of meat for dinner.

anyway it's only been my 3rd day on metformin and ive been on LC for about a week and i already can tell ive lost weight. Plus, my hair loss is cut by more than a half (used to be 35-50 loss in the shower/while combing now it's 10-15)...and my PERIOD started randomly the second day after metformin.

So my question is wheter all these things are happening b/c of LC or because of metformin..It's only been 3 days on metformin so is it possible for it to start working this fast?
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Old Sat, Nov-13-04, 12:44
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Kristine Kristine is offline
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Plan: Primal
Stats: 171/155/155 Female 5'7"
Progress: 100%
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada


Both a low carb diet *and* Metformin have been demonstrated to improve insulin resistance, so I'd say it's a combination.

Good luck, and I hope you continue to see improvement.
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Old Mon, Nov-15-04, 09:38
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Miracles Miracles is offline
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 230/217/199 Female 5'7
Progress: 42%
Location: USA

Hi. Imon metformin.. it pretty much helped keep my periods normal. But no help with the weight loss. so today i started Low carb, I hear a lot of people have GREAT results with Pcos and low carb!
Good luck
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Old Tue, Nov-16-04, 07:58
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Quagga Quagga is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 140/136/125 Female 173 cm (67.5 inches)
Progress: 27%
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

hey, consider yourself very lucky..

i wish this would happen for me too... i have been low carbing & taking metformin for a couple of months, and as far as i can see not much imporvement yet...

just shows things always work differently on different people
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Old Wed, Jan-05-05, 13:40
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LKPNYC LKPNYC is offline
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Plan: Low-Carb for PCOS
Stats: 244/193/170 Female 5' 6"
BF:Going down
Progress: 69%
Location: NYC

Has anyone gone from taking regular metformin to met XR and noticed a difference? I am on regular.. lost 15 lbs over a few months just by changing my diet, but wondering if XR might be a better choice. Are there less tummy-rumbling moments on the XR?
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Old Mon, Feb-14-05, 04:27
xnikx xnikx is offline
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Plan: cut out carbs
Stats: 299.2/205.5/168 Female 173cm
Progress: 71%
Location: london nt far frm croydon

i have been on metformin 1000mg a day for the past 12 days and been livin on a diet of veg and fruit and chicken only and doin ten mins a day of walkin (wich is ten mins more then i normaly do of anytinhg) and i feel no change in my size yet is startin to get me down cause the doc sed he would get me down to 100lbs in a few months i duno wat mor i can do
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Old Tue, Feb-15-05, 07:15
CathyT CathyT is offline
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Plan: Atkins or SugarBusters
Stats: 224/216/120 Female 5ft.
Progress: 8%
Location: Indiana
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Do you drink 8 glasses of water/day? Have you had your thyroid levels checked?
Pregnant? Maybe your MD will adjust met dosage next time? Hang in there!
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Old Sat, Feb-19-05, 11:07
xnikx xnikx is offline
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Plan: cut out carbs
Stats: 299.2/205.5/168 Female 173cm
Progress: 71%
Location: london nt far frm croydon

i meant 100kilos lol not pounds
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