Hello everyone, I have a specific question related to metformin and I really want to know the possibile choices or alternatives for this. The thing is that some time ago I went to my doctor and talked with him about the possibility to try the metformin for off label usage. I wanted to be totally sincere with him because I truly believe that every one of us has to talk with their doctor in case they have serious problems. Everything started some months ago when accidently watching my TV I have heard about metformin as something really special for those with CMD, and I started to be interested about it. I started to inform myself more and more about and I found out that actually metformin can totally be beneficial for people with CMD. After talking with my doctor about this possibility, I explained and told him all the information I have collected during some weeks of investigation and asked him for help. He didn’t wanted to prescribe me this drug for an experimental use, which was my goal at that moment… I was really sad about this, because I was totally sure that he will understand and will allow me to try at least, because I assured him that in case if something is going to be wrong I’m going to quit it, and this I think that is something that every one of us is going to do… I tried to search for metformin in offshore pharmacies and found nothing. Instead of this, I continuously started to hear more about glucophage in quite all the pharmacies that I’ve asked about metformin, as well as some other people recommended me to try it. The explanation about why can’t I find the merformin wasn’t clear, and I just started to think about that drug called glucophage.. The only thing that I know for sure is that glucophage is coming up to be the generic alternative for metformin, but I’m not sure about the effectiveness as well as if this one is totally equal to metformin or not.. Clearly speaking I know quite nothing about this drug so please help me!!!