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What are the side effects of Metformin?

dear doctor i have pcod problem doctor suggested me to take thyronorm 25mcg daliy morning vit empty stomach .wen iam taking metformin it cause nausea,vomitting, it didnt suit for my health .so pls suggest me does it good to take thyronorm 25. and my age is 25 my weight 62.iam married for 3year.iam trying to conceive.help me pls
Mon, 15 Dec 2014
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Hello
You are taking tyronorm for thyroid , so take it continuously .
You are a patient of PCOD and want to conceive .
For pcod , your doctor advised you take metformin ,which is causing nausea and vomiting.
Some times medicine don't adjust for first few days and causes such symptoms ,so need not to worry , this will adjust in your body , then you will not feel any nausea .
One way is to take pantoprazole on empty stomach , twice in day , as this will subside nausea and vomiting side effect of metformin ( while metformin is the best after meal ).
Still no relief then consult your gynae for pcod treatment as sometimes few gynaecologist advise oral contraceptive pills for pcod cases ( as for treatment).
Cysts are often caused by hormone changes . Using birth control pills can sometimes help regulate hormone levels so that the cysts can be taken care of.
Your gynae will stop the pills , as long as there are no medical concerns, you should not have any problems with FUTURE CONCEPTION.
So I recommend you consult a gynaecologist ( 2nd opinion ) and get his opinion regarding pcod and pregnancy.
Good luck.
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