SLOW RELEASE METFORMIN

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SLOW RELEASE METFORMIN

Postby LATINA30 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:41 am

Hi all. is anyone else on slow release met? I am taking 1500mg a day in the evening and after my main meal usually with a hot drink, I am concerned as I seem to be 'passing the tablet through' if you get me ie: its not disolving inside me as I thought it would! sorry to be so graffic!
I have not lost a significant amount of weight but don't seem to be storing as much fat around my tummy area, how is everyone else getting on with it?

Rach x :lol:
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Postby Busy » Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:42 pm

Hi
Ru taking the 1500mg all in one dose?
Am taking the SR version 750mg 3 times a day, one with each meal. It might be worth asking what the best time of day to take it is for you as this seems a lot at the end of the day? x
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Postby LATINA30 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:02 pm

I take it all together as advised by my gp, one 100mg tablet and one 500mg tablet, what have you found the best?javascript:emoticon(':)')
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Postby Busy » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:26 pm

Hi
When first prescribed met I was told to take a tablet with each meal, so have just continued with that as the dose has risen, this works fine for me. Dont have any other experience, sorry x
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Postby mrsnutts » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:52 pm

I was told to take all three tablets together at night with my evening meal, so any IBS-type grumblings would be when I was at home, rather than commuting!
50 mg Clomid days 2-6, 1500mg Metformin per day for approx 1 year
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Postby LATINA30 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:08 pm

hmm, i suffer with ibs too so the evening thing seemed a good idea, will have to speak to the doctor when i next go, thanks for advice, how are you wieght/inch losses going on the slow realease?

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Postby mrsnutts » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:42 pm

I started to lose weight, but the main reason was to regulate cycles to support the clomid - and that worked! I carried on losing weight during the first few months of pregnancy by following a low GI diet (which I started doing with the met), but had to stop the met while pregnant.

Nearly 2 weeks after my daughter was born, I weigh about 1 stone less than I did when I became pregnant.
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Postby sammy84 » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:45 pm

evening all and happy new year when i was first diagnosed with pcos i was put on 500mg 3 x a day with each meal, however i didnt and still dont eat 3 meals a day im lucky to have 2! and the side effects wernt great, so i told my cons and he recomended slow release 1000mg 1 x a day and i find it much easier and the side effects much better, he also told me that with the 1000mg slow release its the same as having 1500mg, im sure youll get it sorted soon x
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