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Back/kidney pain

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Xenalesley, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. Xenalesley

    Xenalesley Type 2 · Newbie

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    please could anyone help me. I have type 2 diabetes and taking metformin 2x500 per day. I now have dreadful lower back pain
    Around the kidney area. I have read that metformin can cause this pain. Please can anyone assist me. I am struggling with
    Having upset tummy also. I am very much trying to persevere with this medication but honestly don't think I can carry on like this. Help would be much appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    Talk to your doctor about Metformin SR. The slow release version of the drug has been beneficial to many forum members.

    Good luck and welcome to the forums.
     
    #2 urbanracer, Mar 4, 2016 at 10:18 PM
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  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I'm afraid the only thing to do is go and see your GP and discuss it with him.
    I hope you manage to resolve matters.
     
  4. Xenalesley

    Xenalesley Type 2 · Newbie

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    Thank you I will ask my dr on Monday. And thank you for the welcome and good luck
     
  5. Xenalesley

    Xenalesley Type 2 · Newbie

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    I shall be in touch with my gp Monday. Thank you
     
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