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    I am currently taking Metformin 1000 mg a day. Is it ok to be taking Cinnamon supplement 1000 mg a day with it?

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    I take 2000mg a day of Met and 1000mg of cinnamon. I'm fine and have been doing that for a year now.
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    Oh really has it helped you Im having a hard time loosing weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrogal2 View Post
    Oh really has it helped you Im having a hard time loosing weight
    Yes, it has helped to regulate my hormones. You do know that it is not a weight loss drug, right? And while it has helped me lose some weight, I also contribute that to changing the way I eat.
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    No I know that but it is supposed to help u with diet and excersize

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    Are you IR? Because one it helps to regulate your hormones, then yes it does make diet and exercise actually work.
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    Yes very IR lol. I havent got my period in 6 mnths but just started back on yasmin. I plan on only taking it for 3 mnths then im getting off of it cause im trying to get prego

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrogal2 View Post
    Yes very IR lol. I havent got my period in 6 mnths but just started back on yasmin. I plan on only taking it for 3 mnths then im getting off of it cause im trying to get prego
    Well, I wish you luck!!!
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    wait, can one of you guys explain cinammon to me? neither my endocrinologist or acupuncturist have ever mentioned it as a supplement to be taking with metformin... and I need all the help I can get on regulating my hormones since neither acupuncture or metformin alone have brought on periods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mip1500 View Post
    wait, can one of you guys explain cinammon to me? neither my endocrinologist or acupuncturist have ever mentioned it as a supplement to be taking with metformin... and I need all the help I can get on regulating my hormones since neither acupuncture or metformin alone have brought on periods.
    Cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar.
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    I take cinnamon with metformin.

    Cinnamon has a similar effect to metformin in that it helps with insulin resistance. Metformin and Cinnamon together could increase your risk of having a hypo. Be careful taking the two together and just to be safe discuss it with your doctor.

    If you do decide to take it then start with a low dose and increase it gradually. In theory, you should be able to partially replace the metformin with cinnamon.

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    I just read on the box that do not take if prego so should I stop taking it while im trying to get prego?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrogal2 View Post
    I just read on the box that do not take if prego so should I stop taking it while im trying to get prego?
    You should probably sit down with your doctor and discuss what you're taking, since you're ttc.

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    Could somebody explain the cinnamon in more detail? I guess I was under the impression that it was good for Type II Diabetes, but it was more for blood sugar control than insulin resistance.

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