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Metformin 4 us

This group is for people who take Metformin and for those who would like to learn about it

Members: 240
Latest Activity: 22 hours ago

Diabetes Forum

Digestive struggles on Metformin

Started by Larbabe. Last reply by lh378 Aug 7, 2014. 16 Replies

Burning stomach pain

Started by kamap. Last reply by Todd T. Apr 27, 2014. 3 Replies


Started by Shark. Last reply by Shark Apr 14, 2014. 2 Replies

Just starting and very tired

Started by CQJ. Last reply by CQJ Apr 9, 2014. 4 Replies

Just started Met & having side effects

Started by Angela. Last reply by Angela Mar 11, 2014. 2 Replies


Started by TerBuck2. Last reply by jackie Jan 7, 2014. 1 Reply

can metformin cause highs?

Started by ANTONIA RETMAN. Last reply by GailD Dec 6, 2013. 1 Reply

metformin after 75?

Started by Fritz Oct 25, 2013. 0 Replies

Sweating in the early morning hours before 5

Started by Jim K. Last reply by johnbwalsh1 Aug 13, 2013. 6 Replies

To Metformin or Not To Metformin... the question

Started by jholt87. Last reply by Mark Edwards Jun 18, 2013. 4 Replies

Metfromin and Pregnancy

Started by KML. Last reply by KML Apr 25, 2013. 2 Replies

New Diabetic on Metformin

Started by Lorri. Last reply by Absolutely Ruby Apr 21, 2013. 3 Replies


Started by bvolkert. Last reply by Hana Rous Feb 28, 2013. 19 Replies


Started by T2wifeofaT1. Last reply by David Contreras Sep 4, 2012. 6 Replies


Started by RissaMae83. Last reply by Andy Taylor Aug 25, 2012. 31 Replies

Bad Diabetic - New Dose

Started by Carly. Last reply by Peetie Jul 6, 2012. 12 Replies

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Comment by missrobbie 22 hours ago

Aybody lives near Sacramento? I am looking for Daibetic support buddy?

Comment by Linda G on June 8, 2014 at 6:25am

Please join our community chat on Tuesday June 10th. It will be held on home page!
The topic...Metformin! Click on the link for time zone and RSVP.

Comment by Angela on May 24, 2014 at 7:02pm

From talking with friends & family who are taking/have taken it, I've heard more reports of side effects from women than from men. I definitely have side effects, one of which is the "gurgly" feeling, which I am pretty sure is my gallbladder contracting. But after taking the Metformin for the past 3 months, I haven't seen a SINGLE post-prandial spike, and my A1C dropped to 5.8. So, essentially, with careful diet & exercise plus the Metformin, the result for me is numbers that look equivalent to non-diabetics. Even when I've occasionally overeaten, my PPG might approach 120. So, yeah, for me it is totally worth some occasional intestinal distress & such.

Comment by Bob Brown on May 24, 2014 at 3:21pm

I have been on Metformin for over a year now. I am not had any side effects from the medicine at all, on my last Docror's visit, he was impressed by my blood sugar readings.

Comment by Linda G on May 24, 2014 at 12:25pm

Come and learn more about carb counting....share your, and be supported. "room" on home page.
When....Thursday May 29th.
Click on the attached link for more information!

Comment by David (dns) on February 25, 2014 at 2:39pm

Not entirely clear, Linda. See this article.

Comment by Linda G on February 25, 2014 at 4:05am

Can Metformin cause kidney problems??

Comment by smchenry on May 27, 2013 at 12:32am

Toddra i have the same problem. My doctor diagnosed me about 2 months ago with type 2 and put me on met he had me taking my 500mg twice a day morning and dinner and when i went to him on tuesday i told him that my sugar had been up and down he is not got me taking 2 in morning and 2 at dinner and i told him about sleeping all the time and he said he would do some tests with the blood they took before my appt that morning but i also have chronic backpain (im 33) and the only time it dosent hurt is when i lay down which in turn....i fall asleep and i sleep just about all day and the pills he has me on dosent work i get up in the mornings when i do get up earlier in the day hurting and almost in tears

Comment by Toddra Humphrey on January 31, 2013 at 10:31pm
Hi everyone I'm new to the group and I take 2000mgs of met a day its wrking pretty good I'm just not understanding being so tired it seems like I just don't have any energy has or is anyone else having this issue
Comment by Linda G on December 13, 2012 at 1:03pm

A new group is born....Type 2 Teens!!!
Geared to teens and young adults!
It's Open House! Come and check it out :)


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