I was first diagnosed as a type 2 back in 2005 at the age of 42. The doctor then started me out on Amyrl. That worked good for about 2 years. Doctor then added Metformin, stayed on that taking various doses until about 3 weeks ago.
Another doctor added Actos along with the Metformin and a higher dose of the Amyrl. I did find that Actos caused me to gain weight, no matter how hard I exercised and ate right. I do wonder if the Actos did do some damage to my heart. I am having to see a Cardo in a few weeks about some issues that was discovered with my heart.
Then about 2 years ago, Tridjenta was added on top of the other meds. After that was added, I started having symptoms like I was coming down with the flue. Even during the summer. Felt very tired, weak, headaches, etc. Then back in April my new doctor took me off all those meds except for the metformin and started me on insulin. About month in on the insulin, I started to lose weight and felt like my old self again. Lost about 35 pounds since the first of the year.
After the new doctor did some blood work, I found out recently that I am not a type 2 but a type 1 or a LADA. Doctor is going to put me on insulin pump, hopefully by the end of this month. Yes, the claims on Actos does sound scary. Like damn if you do, damn if you don't. Have you thought about an insulin pump?