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    Does metformin cause you to bulk up?

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    Does metformin cause you to bulk up?

    Post by itgirl on Tue Dec 01 2015, 23:31

    Its incredibly hard to be feminine in today's world and even harder if like me, you are the classic mesomorph type marked by a well-developed musculature.

    Becoming diabetic was a big surprise as I've away been fit. But the question I've got, is do anti-diabetic drugs like metformin causes you to pack on more muscle by lowering estrogen?

    Certainly since becoming type two and being treated for it, I've notice I've bulked up. I've gone from around about 9 stones to 12 half stones and feel a tad mannish.

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    Re: Does metformin cause you to bulk up?

    Post by Eddie on Wed Dec 02 2015, 10:23

    @itgirl wrote:Its incredibly hard to be feminine in today's world and even harder if like me, you are the classic mesomorph type marked by a well-developed musculature.

    So becoming diabetic was a surprise as I've away been fit, but the question I've got do anti-diabetic drugs like metformin causes you pack on more or does it lower estrogen?

    Certainly since becoming type two and being treated for it I've notice I've bulked up. I've gone from around about 9 stones to 12 half stones and feel a tad mannish.

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    Re: Does metformin cause you to bulk up?

    Post by itgirl on Sun Dec 13 2015, 01:54

    @Eddie wrote:
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    wtf

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