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Digestive struggles on Metformin

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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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Any T1's on Metformin?

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Other medications along with Metformin??

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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
Comment by Carol on October 13, 2008 at 10:06am
well I lost 8 pounds and my blood pressure is now normal (with meds) and my fasting blood glucose went down from 122 to 112. I decided I will try the Metformin so I started sunday. How does it help with weight loss?
I haven't been doing so well on food lately, got complacent so I have to get back on track. what I did was great but then I stopped and cheat too much. carol
Comment by shellyj on October 7, 2008 at 6:58pm
well i am off metformin and on diamicron and the diamicron has work to lower my bg and i found out today my a1c was 6.9 so i am happy
Comment by shellyj on September 22, 2008 at 5:44pm
hi faelene no metformin does not stop working i had to stop metformin as i had a bad time with it i am now on diamicron and i am still on avadia and i am doing a lot better but metformin can some times need to be stop for many resons only your doctor can tell you sorry i have not been able to get back to you hope this helps
Comment by Faelene Ford on August 19, 2008 at 4:39pm
does anyone know if metformin stops working?

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