My A1C dropped from 9.2 to 7.2 in six months, but I haven't lost any
weight. On Friday, my PCP was alarmed that I have been taking 2000 mg
of Metformin XR a day. He said he didn't know that?????? He also said
he thought I was on regular Metformin. I told him his "girl" argued
with me saying that there is only one kind of Metformin. My pharmacist
had to explain that to her. ( I think she didn't transcribe the XR part
of Metformin.) Anyway, because of my gastrointestinal problems lately,
he cut my Metformin XR in half, claiming that 1000 mg daily is the recommended maximum
dose. He said only regular Metformin can be used in higher dosages.
All I can say is that the gastrointestinal problems have decreased, but
my fasting blood glucose is up over 200 now. Anyone else ever been told the same thing? I don't know why he didn't prescribe something else to get my numbers down.