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Metformin causing anxiety

Discussion in 'Metformin/Biguanides' started by george895, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. george895

    george895 Type 2 · Member

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    I recently went back on Metformin only to have to come back of it again a couple of weeks later after having very bad anxiety attacks. Has anybody else suffered anxiety attacks?
     
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    Sirmione Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have never heard of it but...... from your profile I see you carrying other health issues I think sometimes the stress and worry just builds up.
     
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    Fairy_Nuff Type 2 · Newbie

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    Yes, I've suffered from serious anxiety when on 2000mg of Metformin. The dose was halved due to it causing stomach issues, and my anxiety disappeared too. It took me a few weeks to spot the link.
     
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    Jay-Marc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It is a documented potential side effect of Metformin as are other mood swinging effects - much rarer than the well-known gastric issues but possible nonetheless.
     
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