Being desperate for relief, I have heard some have taken Metamucil or Citrucel for the diarrhea from Metformin. I read that these fiber supplements can work in reverse when there is too much diarrhea.
To say Metformin gives me diarrhea is an understatement.
And the attacks are severe and fast.
I wondered if anyone else had tried this and had luck. I am willing to try anything. My doctor won't talk to me until I come back in 2 months. He wants me on Metformin for 2 more months and its been 3 now. I am wondering what this drug is doing to my bowels. If I eat, I go and it's no fun.
I thought Metamucil has sugar in it, but I am going to check it out. I am desperate at this point. I have to get up 3 hours before work so I can go and go and get it all out of my system and drive to work with a heating pad on my stomach. I am so tired of this. I am waiting for the day I don't make it to a bathroom. I think I ruined a Walmart bathroom last night.
"Hey Mommy, why is that lady running down the aisle?"
"Honey, because she is a diabetic and is on Metformin, and it gives her the Screaming Meemies."