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Old 01-01-2013, 02:51 PM   #6
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Yes, I have been on metformin several years for insulin resistance. I have PCOS and I had high insulin levels. The metformin got my insulin levels into normal range. I am not diabetic. I am on 1500 mg/day Metformin ER (extended release). There are quite a few posts about metformin over in the Diabetes thread, even if you don't have diabetes much of the info there is relevant. Metformin alone has not helped me with weight loss, however. In fact at times I have gained weight while on it. A low carb diet is still a must! Metformin is also thought to have other health benefits besides helping with insulin levels, for a generally healthy person with high insulin I don't know why a doctor would be hesitant to prescribe it.

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