I wondered if anyone else has had success with weight loss while taking metformin I've heard it can help with weight loss. Also I've heard it can make you feel very sick and give bad stomach cramps has anyone experienced this on metformin?
I used to take Metformin XR. If plain makes you ill or XR makes you ill, ask for "the other one." I've also taken fortamet in the past -- it's absorbed elsewhere in the digestive tract. So there's choices.
IME, it never helped me to lose. It stopped weight gain CREEP.
Over the years I learned to manage diet to a place where Met was no longer needed for IR. "Your labs are so normal you wouldn't even be able to tell your have IR."
But that still doesn't help the weight loss because that's only one puzzle piece -- I'm not good at exercise yet.
My old endoc put me back on not for IR but to try to lower testosterone a few years later. I ended up with so much blood sugar wiggy that I gave it up. TOO LOW blood sugar now that I learned more about diet balance.
So basically I'm saying it could help you in your situation, but if your situation changes and you feel weird on it, check back in with the doc.