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Metformin - + & -

Discussion in 'Metformin/Biguanides' started by Chocolategirl67, May 20, 2016.

  1. Chocolategirl67

    Chocolategirl67 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi everyone
    Been on Metformin 500mg for nearly 3 weeks, one in morning and one in evening. The dashes to the loo seem to have gone but now I'm bloated from lunchtime onwards with pain. The good news is that combined with a low carb diet my blood sugars are down to 7 from 18. Not losing any weight though. Is this normal? Will the bloating go away?

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  2. Squire Fulwood

    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    Lots of people have similar side effects with the standard Metformin and are happier with the Slow Release version. You don't say which one you have but which ever one you have remember to take it with food.

    The not losing any weight is also not a problem since 3 weeks is not a long time and if you follow a low carb diet the weight loss is slow and steady unless you are still eating carbs due to them being in foods that you have not yet identified as carby.
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