I'm a recently diagnosed 1.5 and I just started Metformin yesterday and about 4 hours after my morning dose, I'm getting slightly lightheaded. Anyone else have this problem in the beginning? Just wondering if it might be an adverse reaction or a symptom that will clear once my body gets used to it.

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I take teh same drug and based on the dose you take it could be driving the BG down low. Check your BG at before and at 3 hours. Also I believe your should be eating when you take it

Th etest might give you a clue.
When I started taking metformin I felt so so ill. I was told not to worry, it would pass - but it didn't. Headaches, dizziness, nausea ...

In the end I decided I would (literally) rather die that keep taking it.

Then I discovered Glucophage. I couldn't believe the doctor had put me on (cheap) metformin when he could have given me the extended release Glucophage.

Several times (because I travel a lot, live in different countries, have varying degrees of insurance) different doctors have tried to give me regular metformin, tried to tell me it's exactly the same.

But it's not ... :)
Hi Shawnmarie -- I was recently diagnosed with LADA this past summer (prior to that I was diagnosed T2), but when I was taking Metformin, I wasn't having too much side effects, except for the usual. However, I am not longer on Metformin and am too using insulin. How's everything working out for you? I hope all is well!!
It amazes me how I learn something new about Diabetes everyday.
Yes -- everyone here on TuD are very helpful, and you're right, you'll probably learn more on here before you even get back to see your endo or diabetes educator!




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