I’m on metformin now due to abilify induced high blood sugar. I’m also on a diet. Before metformin the lowest I could go before giving up was 2200 calories a day. Now on metformin I’m able to go as low as 1700.
Doctors wont prescribe it though. They say you have to diet and excersize which is not as easy as said
Perhaps if you email this research summary they will give it to you? Or print it out and hand it to them the next time you see them…
Here is the full research paper:
Metformin for Clozapine Associated Obesity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
I’ve never been on Clozapine but I take Metformin for PCOS. I never noticed weight loss from it or a decrease in appetite. I gained most of my weight from Seroquel and Risperdol but since switching to Latuda and Geodon I’ve lost 50lbs doing Weight Watchers. One surprising thing about Metformin though. PCOS can cause severe treatment resistant depression. As a teenager they thought I was Bipolar because antidepressants didn’t touch my depression. Once starting on Metformin my depression went away. I’ve been on it since 2012 and haven’t had any depression since.
Iv been on metformin for a month now havnt lost anything