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Are any females taking Glucophage?

Asked by lisaj89 (720points) April 21st, 2009

Ok, I went to the gyn. today and he perscribed me Glucophage to bring my blood pressure down. My blood pressure spiked due to the birth control I am taking to regulate my hormones due to PCOS. I’m still not real sure how this is suposed to help. He was talking about doing an IUD but decided against it because of severe cramping. If anybody has any information about this drug, please help!!

I just looked the drug up and it controls blood sugar levels. However, I have never had a problem with blood sugar.

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Jeruba's avatar

I only know of it as a prescription for controlling diabetes.

cookieman's avatar

My wife took it for years for hormonal reasons. It was originally developed for diabetics. Metformin and Fortamet are similar.

It was supposed to help her, along with Prometrium obtain a regular period. Normally her period is more of a question mark.

Anyway she had no trouble with it until last year her blood sugar level kept dropping drastically. They switched her off of it and she is fine now.

Thing is, it never did a thing to regulate her period.

I would call the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. They’ll know all about it.

lisaj89's avatar

Thanks, cprevite! I think that’s what they’re trying to do with me is use it to regulate my periods instead of the birth control. What I’m trying to figure out is why they are making me take both at the same time? If you don’t mind me asking, cprevite, does your wife have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

cookieman's avatar

@lisaj89: Yes she does.

Flo_Nightengale's avatar

You stated the doc gave you Glucophage for the High Blood Pressure. It has been know that birth control pills cause high blood pressure. The way I have seen it treated in the past was to change the hormone and the blood pressure goes down. The doc may have given you the Glucophage for treatment of the disease but again it seems taking to many pills is not the answers. Please do not be afraid to ask the doc any questions.

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