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Medications and Low-Carb

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by scotmcg71, May 11, 2022.

  1. scotmcg71

    scotmcg71 · Newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    I've been Type-2 for nine years, and in the last couple of years have had more medications added into my treatment regimen. I'm currently taking;

    Sukkarto (Metformin) 2000 per day
    Trajenta (5mg)
    Forxiga (10mg)
    Atorvastatin for cholesterol control.

    At my last review a1C was up to 64 (from 52) and not surprising as I have not been too fastidious over the past year as I'm also suffering from anxiety and depression (for which I'm also receiving treatment).

    In the last 6 weeks I've made an effort to lower my carb intake. In the past I'd managed to follow the austere Blood Sugar Diet and had managed to lose a stone and get things down to a1C 48. It has been a bit up and down since then, and the last review prompted a stern warning from the Doctor about control overall.

    Since I've lowered carbs in the last 6 weeks, at times I've felt really fatigued, nausea, more looser bower motions, headaches, light-headedness and brain fog. I have managed to lose about 7 pounds in weight though. I tend to take the Trajenta and Forxiga and my anti-depressant first thing, and the others in the evening.

    So I wondered what other's experiences on a similar drug regimen and low-carbing is doing for them? The Doc said to maintain the meds but lower carbs, cut out bread, which I have managed to cut down on considerably. Unfortunately I am an emotional eater, and that tends to make me make the wrong choices, especially if its a weekend I'm having a couple of beers and a glass or two of wine. Would love to hear any advice from the group, thanks.

    Take care, y'all!
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