Hi all My first discussion that I've started... good to find this place, seems to be an excellent font of knowledge! So, my question, as above... has anyone here got experience of coming off Metformin? Any issues/side effects? About 3 months ago, I moved jobs and therefore introduced a daily walk of 40 mins into my routine. Add this to an improved diet and I soon saw my BM readings drop hugely, to the extent that I was having 'hypos' a couple of times a day. Not good. So, after doing a bit of research I decided to stop my 1000mg daily dose of Metformin. This was about 6 weeks ago now. I monitor my BM's about 4 or 5 times a day (reading other threads, I'm very fortunate to have an excellent GP for giving out test strips!) and my readings have been good, ie just before lunch today was 5.0. I've always wanted to get off the Metformin - when I was first diagnosed nearly four years ago I was put straight on Metformin and never given the chance to change my lifestyle - something I really regret now and pursuaded me to finally move GP's a couple of years ago! So far so good, but is there a brick wall around the corner? Am I about to hit it hard? Be very grateful to hear your thoughts.