Around 17 (1991) years old, went from being very athletic to putting on weight. Weight continued to pile on into my 20s. But I was also drinking lots & eating like a college student. At 28 (2001), was diagnosed with PCOS & started Metformin & went very low carb/healthy. Within 9 months, I lost 80lbs. Maintained within 10 lbs or so until age 35 (2008) after birth of 1st daughter. Only got within 25 lbs of goal before I was pregnant with our 2nd daughter. Have gained more over the past year & now want to get super serious about losing 55 lbs.
I am prescribed 2000mg of Metformin but have only been taking 1500mg. It's the ER/time release & I take the 1500 at bedtime. I want to start taking the full dose (preparing myself for the bathroom issues at 1st
) but am also struggling getting my blood sugars normal. Never had that problem before & suspect I have now actually developed diabetes instead of just being insulin resistant.
I figured since I joined the forum for the weight loss support, I might as well see if there is anyone who has advice on taking my Metformin optimally??? I am googling too but it's always good to hear real life experience. I am wondering if I should do 1000mg in the AM & then 1000mg at bed or do all 2000mg at bed. My primary concern is getting my am fasting #s back down to under 100 (they have been 140).
I am also playing around with dinners & a bedtime protein bite but can't seem to get it right. With both pregnancies I had issues with just the am fasting # but it was in the 110 area, not 140. I found that waking up & eating a hard boiled egg at 3am did the trick then. But that's not practical for non pregnancy living.