I have never had that problem with the extended release pill. I have actually had way better bowel movements since I switched to it. Weirdly enough.. the regular kind gave me diarehhea. tmi sorry but it's weird it regulated me lolView Thread
This might help you understand why they want you to take the metforming......
Metformin decreases the level of androgens produced by the ovaries and adrenal glands. It also helps the body use insulin and may reduce the risk of diabetes . Metformin lowers blood sugar levels by:
Decreasing the amount of sugar produced by the liver .
Increasing the amount of sugar absorbed by muscle cells and decreasing the body's resistance to insulin (insulin resistance ). When blood sugar is lower, less insulin is needed, so the body makes less insulin. And when insulin is lower, the body produces a lower level of androgens. Metformin is a diabetes medicine sometimes used for lowering insulin and blood sugar levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) . This helps regulate menstrual cycles, start ovulation , and lower the risk of miscarriage in women with PCOS. Long-term use also lowers diabetes and heart disease risk related to high insulin levels.1 Metformin may be useful in restoring regular menstrual cycles and starting ovulation in about 45% of women with PCOS
I am not sure if it was the metformin that has helped me lose weight.. but, I have lost 15 lbs since April. But, I also bought an exercise bike and have been using it. I usually do between 10 and 15 miles a week on it I think. I actually only took the provera one month. Since I did not have my period for 4 months.. but since I took it I have not missed my period. I mixed myself up.. I was taking the parlodel when I started taking the metformin. I had high prolactin levels.View Thread
When I was told.. I didn't have an ultrasound. And he didn't mention doing any more routine check ups than usual. He put me on metformin and Provera at first.. I am still taking the metformin. But, I didn't have high sugar or anything like that. I guess it's just to help me get pregnant. I havn't been back though.. and that appt. was in July.View Thread
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