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Does metformin help with hair loss?

Discussion in 'PCOS Community' started by ChelseaBee, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. ChelseaBee

    ChelseaBee Guest

    I'm just curious, does metformin really lower testosterone? They had started me on it last June, since then I've lost 40 pounds, but I can't tolerate the side effects from it anymore. It made me feel constantly ill and gave me horrible stomach cramps, even the XR version...
  2. Pelin77

    Pelin77 Guest

    ? th?nk no. Everyone says yes but my testesterone levels st?ll h?g?h. I am on 2000 mg and my doctor says she can change metform?n for ?nsul?n res?stance, because of 2000mg met doesnt enough for me. My ?ns. res. Is st?ll h?gh. I ve lost 23 pounds and fells t?red when ? us?ng ?t. It can be good for ha?r loss alternat?vly but we use th?s for ?nsul?n res?stance. I th?nk you shouldnt g?ve up but maybe your doctor can change the dosage.
  3. ChelseaBee

    ChelseaBee Guest

    I think possibly my metabolism has corrected itself, because I'm still losing weight though I quit taking the met around 3 weeks ago. I was just concerned that my testosterone would rise and if I had Androgenetic Alopecia it would progress quicker. However, I actually think its much lower than it was at one point because my skin has cleared up.

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