How can they make this even more appealing to you? Please, read on! I saw my doctor last week and he noticed how much thinner my hair is in a couple of spots and is sending me to a dermatologist this week to run tests.
I was diagnosed.
I have lost plenty of hair in the past year and have even thought of just shaving it all off…and I am only 29, I’m diabetic for years now and have PCOS on p of heaps of other ailments…not up for taking more meds. I will go at it for a few minutes -OMG!
Be careful, cause most of the other drugs we are subjected to can cause constipation, it does get better after your body gets accustomed to the metformin. I’m stressing over that majorly. I DID have problems for about six months last year but honestly think it was stress not meds. I had identical thing about ten years ago after I lost both my Mom and Dad in less than a year and had a hysterectomy. Needless to say, my hair is fine now and thicker than ever and very healthy. It use to be that if I ran my fingers through my hair especially in the shower, I could make a wig out of what continued to come out with every stroke. When I ok it with or without food. I ld my doctor to take me off of it and I refuse to go back on it. Usually, when I was diagnosed with diabetes in I was put on Metformin. Certainly, I was in the bathroom throwing up. On p of this, I hated it as long as it messed with my digestive system an I couldn’t keep any food down with it.
Overall I have had no problems with Metformin wood apart from good results and that is hardly a bad issue.-) Are you taking anything else?
It’s two years for me come next month.
Now let me ask you something. Have you been a diabetic for very long? How is YOUR stress level? My diet has done a complete change though. I decided to control the diabetes rather than let it control me. MY BS is almost normal now and my cholesterol is better than when I was Diet and exercise is what I am doing and not very hard FYI…I love to swim but that is all about it. Then again, I decided to try it again since the Metformin was helping my sugar levels…sure enough my hair started thinning again.
Undoubtedly it’s definitely the Metformin! I was put on Metformin and within 3 months my hair started thinning…when I realized what To be honest I stopped the Metformin and within a month or two it stopping falling out! Put me on meds for that and now my hair is thick and stopped falling out. I went back to my Dr. On p of this, last year when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes I was put on metformin. About 6 months later I noticed my hair was falling out by the handfuls. Like FLDawn, I don’t think it’s the metformin, my hair is thin and does fall out a bit. I’ve also noticed thinning of body hair -but not complaining about that -LOL!! That could include hair falling out, a doctor friend ld me that Diabetes is an autoimmune problem where the body turns on itself.
I think it I’m almost sure I don’t know…I are on MEtformin since my diagnosis three months ago.
Have not noticed any hair loss. I plan to be managing my diabetes with diet and exercise alone by June 1 I am undertaking radical lifestyle change to make this happen. I was terrified at first and the people here walked me through things and were always there for me when I had questions. Stress as you know does an awful job on you. I’m sure you heard about this. Is the statin for cholesterol? I am not familiar with your meds but we all know meds have consequences. I am still on Metformin though a low dose of it. I’m sure you heard about this. So in case it continues check with your doctor, take care and as I suggested. Furthermore, we are all family here. With all that said… I am not in here that much but when first diagnosed I was blessed to have found this site. I lots most of hair, stayed thirsty, lost a bunch of weight. There is a lot more information about this stuff on this site. It’s something that just happens to diabetics from time to time.
After doing some research I found that ochibeachgirl is correct.
Before I was diagnosed and began treatment I lost probably close to 75lbs just from the diabetes being so tally out of control.
It happened to me right before I was diagnosed. Nearly any one kept telling me how wonderful I looked from the dietary, By the way I just kept thinking, trust me folks, so that’s NOT how you look for to work out. Hyman and the others who are advocating major diet changes for Diabetes. I am preparing to try the recommendations from Dr. Essentially, the manufacturer removed this side effect…it happens with regular metformin AND the time release.
New ‘pen’ drugs for diabetes are causing many cases of yeast infections. Metformin is DEFINITELY the cause of hair loss AND stomach problems. Well it did for my sister and I! I Was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2009 and was put on metformin but it started to upset my stomach so my dr ok me off since hereafter my hair had been growing and healthy but my diabetes ok a turn for the worst and I was put on insulin in 2013 my hair still growing nicely but my dr put me back on the metformin in April and by October my hair was falling out in patches now it’s almost gone and my sister is going thru really similar thing and she was diagnosed in 2012 and it started almost immediately but we thought it was her helmet becuz she’s also epileptic. Doc says I need to be on it but it does seem like when she increased dose to 1000 metformin er about four months later hair started coming out. I am using in nioxen shampoo and conditioner and something else to put on scalp.