Posted by: Pixie | 2004/11/08

Insulin Resistance

Recently diagnosed with Insulin Resistance, the fasting blood test result was 17.9 - I was given Metformin 1000mg a day, these made me awfully nauseas, bad headaches and endless stomach problems, since this has now calmed down after dropping to 500mg dosage a day, I have begun to gain weight, having been told I should loose weight and bloat badly- How confusing and weight gain is driving me insane. Your comments on metformin side affects would be much appreciated. I read on another website that having insulin resistance and taking this medication plunges patients into a 22 catch situation, as you just do NOT loose weighjt, but instead GAin weight. Thanks

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Hi Pixie

That is more a question for the GP's or dieticians. We as pathologist do not treat patients (only results)!

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