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Metformin Question

Discussion in 'Metformin/Biguanides' started by ExChocoholic, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. barbra

    barbra Type 2 · Member

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    ive been taking forxiga for about a month and lost 5 kilos in the first 3 weeks. well happy.sugars gone down, bp gone down. only side effect is weeing all the time but i am drinking heaps!
     
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    pietropete Type 2 · Newbie

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    i was on glickizide and put on 3 and a half stone in 9 months so had to come off it as i was much too much overweight
     
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    kazlincs Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    ive been on SR metformin for 9 months, and i have gradually lost weight, about a stone and a half i think, along with 2 doggy walks a day and a job where im on my feet all day. i have stayed the same weight for a few weeks now though :-( changing to Low carb, but im in the testing stage at the moment, but once things settle down and i see what works for me and what doesn't, im hoping the weight loss will start again!
     
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    Happyone Type 2 · Member

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    Hi, I'm type 2 diabetic and was on metformin for 20 years, with glicazide added for the last 10 years. Have always struggled with weight, but realised I had to watch what I ate. 6 months ago the doctor found that I had high levels of Lactate which metformin can cause so moved onto insulin and reduced glicazide. Weight issues not changed. In my case I believe that diabetes or medication is not a factor with weight, I just need to be careful as a lot of non diabetics out there.
     
  5. mojo37

    mojo37 · Guest

    Well it hasn't reduced my appetite ;)
     
  6. mojo37

    mojo37 · Guest

    I only had the rush tot he loo effect for the first week or so since then its been fine no what what I eat..
     
  7. mojo37

    mojo37 · Guest

    I don't see how you can say or think like that Sarah ...believe me I absolutely love carbs but I also eat a wide variety of all food stuff ...in far too big quantities I might add hence my diabetic state :rolleyes:
     
  8. dawnmc

    dawnmc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I haven't lost weight with Metformin. Even though I ultra low carb.
     
  9. Stravone

    Stravone Type 2 · Newbie

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    On metformin glucophage Sr and still being sick. Newly diagnosed on 1500mg. Being good with diet but still sick for no readon
     
  10. life goes on

    life goes on Type 2 · Newbie

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    I have found by taking half the prescribed dose of slow release metformin in the morning, and the other half before bed it does not have such a bad reaction to my stomach. Certain foods seem to also be problematic: Sundried tomatoes and anything at all spicy seem to cause me enormous problems.- which hadn't been the case when I was not taking metformin. My Dr said by taking slow release there should be no need to take the tablet in to stages, but the effect is significantly better.
     
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    I have found by taking half the prescribed dose of slow release metformin in the morning, and the other half before bed it does not have such a bad reaction to my stomach. Certain foods seem to also be problematic: Sundried tomatoes and anything at all spicy seem to cause me enormous problems.- which hadn't been the case when I was not taking metformin. My Dr said by taking slow release there should be no need to take the tablet in to stages, but the effect is significantly better.
     
  12. ExChocoholic

    ExChocoholic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Agreed on spicy foods comment - will try your suggestion as long as taking SR in two stages doesn't adversely affect BS levels.
     
  13. Osidge

    Osidge Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    ExChocoholic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't seem to load!
     
  15. Osidge

    Osidge Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Just tested the link. It loads as a pdf document.
     
  16. supermoose

    supermoose Type 2 · Newbie

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    I have been on Metformin for 15 years first 1500mg and for the last eight years 2550mg. This was to bring my long term sugar levels averaging just over 7 to nearer 6. For a long time I used to experience gastric rumblings - ranging from digestive discomfort and constant burping to loose movements. A couple of years ago I converted from semi skimmed milk to ALPRO unsweetened almond milk, the burping stopped and the loose movements became less frequent, usually equated to sugar intake. If I revert to semi-skimmed the burping comes back. It is interesting to note that I use full cream milk to cook my porridge without this problem. Not sure this will help you but it might be worth a try.
     
  17. ExChocoholic

    ExChocoholic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My Blood Sugar 8 week diet suggests eating full fat instead of low fat. There seems to be too much emphasis on low fat these days.
     
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    Hpetal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am exactly the same with sr and i also take glicozide, the loo issues are horrendous, IBS symptoms are chronic, I am really fed up with this medication side affects, I am now on the Low carb plan coz if it works I will be coming of metformin.
     
  19. Osidge

    Osidge Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    I have no issues with metformin after 18 plus years. I am also pleased that current research on metformin is pointing to beneficial effects in cardiac health and cancer prevention. Here is a link about diabetic medications. The "glitazone" drugs improve the action of insulin like metformin but in a different way. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/122501-medication#1
     
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