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metformin. can't do it anymore

Discussion in 'Metformin/Biguanides' started by whompa73, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Squire Fulwood

    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    If a pill affects me adversely I stop taking it. I tell the nurse I have stopped taking it and why I have stopped taking it. She can then make alternative arrangements or not if she has no other pills.

    I have never felt that I wasn't allowed to stop or that my medication was imposed on me without my agreement.

    In the case of Metformin it gave me taste displacement so the dose was reduced. It never seems to do anything for my sugar levels anyway.
     
  2. carraway

    carraway Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Let's face it, these side effects could happen to anyone one of us. So good for you for speaking up Whompa.

    Don't forget to tell us how you get on with the new meds


    Cara
     
  3. whompa73

    whompa73 · Well-Known Member

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    On a quick search I found met sr for a little over 15pence and at low quantity so inbulk would be far less I would imagine arround 7/8 pence
     
  4. sandysan

    sandysan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    :D yout tell the doctors , don't let them tell you , its your body and ask them for a alternative for metformin , ive heard a lot about metformin , my hubby is on them and insulin injetions , but nothing to be embarrassed about , :D get back to us whompa
     
  5. petunia23

    petunia23 · Member

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    i think you definately need a visit to your doc , you should not have to live with this daily
     
  6. CollieBoy

    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    per electronic drug tariff:
    £5.32/56 Glucophage SR 500mg
    £0.86/28 Ordinary Metformin 500mg
    I suppose converting the bike to gas might have been OK but not if the lumpy bits clog the fuel system :lol:

    Good luck with the Met SR :thumbup:
     
  7. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. I agree with Andy that the SR version should be prescribed by default (mine was). The plain version causes so many people problems and the SR version is still a cheap drug. Hopefully the SR version will help you. BTW there is nothing equivalent to Metformin and it is the first drug of choice if you are overweight and insulin resistant. The other drugs have different mechanisms and are often better suited to those who are nearer to normal weight (see NICE Diabetes Pathways document)
     
  8. whompa73

    whompa73 · Well-Known Member

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    Hm we all know how drs and nice guidelines always get it righ
     
  9. anna29

    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Whompa73 .

    A vist to your GP's is certainly needed ASAP .
    Please do give us some feedback though .

    As many have suffered with the effects of metformin in similar ways/fashion .
    The feedback can and will be useful for others .

    Anna .
     
  10. pr126

    pr126 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The DN changed my meds to Glucophage SR

    Don't have to take Merformin any more.
    See how it works out.
     
  11. sue cope

    sue cope Type 2 · Active Member

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    I had a milder version than you when on Metformin. Eventually I went on to Metformin SR (slow release) but can only take 1 per day instead of the recommended 4. I am Type 2, but on large doses of Insulin (NovoRapid before each meal and Lantus Solostar at night) as well as the 1 x Metformin SR. If you aren't already on SR, ask to try that, starting with 1 per day, increasing if necessary and see if you can tolerate it. Good luck.
     
  12. whompa73

    whompa73 · Well-Known Member

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    Picking up sr in a couple of hours . But got appointment on 14 for somthing else so will ask questions at least I will have had a little time to see if they are ok. Bit miffed though as I only stopped last night and have been mainly in the 6s all week with the occasional 7s (mainly dawn fan) and also the odd 5s after swimming. Today started great with a 6 but heve just crept up all morning to about 8 yet only had arround 2grams of carbs.
     
  13. kellibabi

    kellibabi · Well-Known Member

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    I had the same problem myself - so upsetting & annoying.
    Been on slow release for about 2 years & doing MUCH better.

    Fingers crossed it works for you too - if not, there WILL be an alternative - don't despair & keep your chin up! :thumbup:
     
  14. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    2g or carbs all day? lol what have you eaten?
     
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    joanne1968 · Newbie

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    Hi I'm on the slow release version - I take 1000mg in the evening, had an upset stomach for a couple of weeks but after that have been perfectly fine, maybe you should try it????
     
  16. whompa73

    whompa73 · Well-Known Member

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    Grilled bacon bfast grilled chicken dinner and about 10 peanuts
     
  17. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    puts my low carbing to shame :oops:
     
  18. whompa73

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    Hmm did go out for meal last night. Had burger well if you can call it that it had burger, pulled pork, brisket, monteray jack cheese and other stuff and a portion of skinny fries. It was at an american bbq pit style resteraunt . Called cockadoodlemoo it was fantastic I only ate 1/2 the burger bap and left some of the burger (pattie) its self but ate everything else including the sauces on it oh and some crispy chicken wings. So yesterday was not a low carb day lol
     
  19. carraway

    carraway Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Vitamins Whompa Vitamins!!!!
     
  20. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good, but way too rich for me, I would have suffered if I had eaten that.
    (Probably puked tbh)
    Don't get me wrong, hot spice, fat free curries, chilies, I can live on, but too much grease, and I'll be bad.
     
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