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Metformin Tummy Troubles

Discussion in 'Metformin/Biguanides' started by Type2_2000, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. Type2_2000

    Type2_2000 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been on 2000mg of Met (1000mg am then pm) and also 1.2 of Victoza for the last 3 years.

    I've always tolerated it well but recently I've started having problems. Two hours after taking the Met I get tummy pain and in general I have really bad gas with horrible 'eggy' burps! I have recently lost a fair amount of weight and my control has become tighter. I will get in touch with my doctor but I wonder if anyone has had similar problems? As an interim, I read that having some Yoghurt when you take the Met can help. Any feedback would be much appreciated.


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  2. pav

    pav Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like the usual after effects of taking metformin, it might be worth asking for the slow release version. I been on metformin for 13 years and still suffer from the windy problem.
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