Metformin 4 us

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

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Digestive struggles on Metformin

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Burning stomach pain

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Just starting and very tired

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Just started Met & having side effects

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can metformin cause highs?

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metformin after 75?

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Sweating in the early morning hours before 5

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To Metformin or Not To Metformin... the question

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Metfromin and Pregnancy

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New Diabetic on Metformin

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Bad Diabetic - New Dose

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Comment by Judith Wy on January 18, 2010 at 7:58pm
The problem with my dawn phoenomenon is that it causes problems for me to get out of bed...blurry vision, dizziness, falling. I stay in bed and eat some protein and make sure I am hydrated before I get up. I keep everything either on my bed or right next to it. I had not heard of Dawn Phoenomenon or LADA until I talked to my cousin who works at Loma Linda Hospital as a physician. J
Comment by Judith Wy on January 17, 2010 at 6:51pm
You've got me inspired, JT!
Comment by shellyj on December 1, 2009 at 11:11pm
I am so sorry I have not been doing this group but I am going to try to help everyone I have been off metformin for a year and I have started actos as metformin did not lower my bg down and so far no other drug has work so this actos is my last drug before I go on insulin so I hope it works I do get highs and lows all the time so I want to start insulin if actos does not work hope you are all well thanks
Comment by Linda on November 20, 2009 at 8:15am
I was taking Metformin 800 mg three times a day. I started taking 1000mg twice a day after I had a stroke last month. The only problem I ever had with it was an unsettlerd stomach for about a week when I first started taking it.
Comment by R.L.Scovens on October 21, 2009 at 5:50am
I've just started taking 1000mg/once a day (one month ago). Doc moved the time from the morning to after dinner. It's helped in bringing my fasting numbers down.
Comment by Cindy M. Carr on October 1, 2009 at 11:59am
I also take 1000mg 2 x day. I started this in June 2009. It really upsets my stomach but I take it faithfully every day. I don't know anything about dawn phenomenon. What is it?
Comment by JayB on April 13, 2009 at 5:45pm
I take 1000mg 2x/day-- Question: Does the time the second dose is taken affect your fasting numbers the next morning? I have been told holding off until 9 or 10 at night may reduce dawn phenomenon in the morning. Your experiences?? Thanks. J
Comment by Gail L on April 13, 2009 at 3:30pm
I've been on Metformin since Mar 4/09.... started on 2/1000g twice daily....First day it knocked the heck out of my stomach. Went to Ian Blumer, M.D, F.R. C. P diabetic specialist Website....he suggests you start 1 week 1/2 morn/ 1/2 night...2nd week 1 morn/1/2 night etc until you're up to 2 morn/2 night. That made a big difference. Felt much better. It's take my test down slightly but not sure it's enough. Any idea how long it takes to get it under control? My A1C when dr. put me on them was 8mmol//L think that's 144 us
Comment by summer graham on February 23, 2009 at 6:26am
Hi, I started on Metformin, and had a bad reaction to it, got real lethargic, slept for 16 hours and when I was awake my stomach was so upset I wished I was sleeping. I had no appetite at all. Anyone else have this experience? My doctor took me off and for now I am in the wait and see mode. I have never been on meds for diabeties before it has always been diet controled. My a1c has been about 6.9.
Comment by shellyj on February 18, 2009 at 7:57pm
I have been off metformin for 6 months now and am doing fine my a1c was 6.2 so that great thanks shelly

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