I was diagnosed just over 2 months ago now and I'm still having an upset stomach after taking metformin. I'm on 500mg 3 times a day. Without going into too much detail, I'm having to rush to the toilet an hour after every meal, 3 or 4 times. I told my doctor and he said he can't reduce my dose "unless it becomes intolerable". Anyway, I have a wedding to go to next month and will be having a meal, I don't want this to spoil my day, does anyone have any tips that have reduced their side effects? Is it safe for us to take immodium or anything?