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Metformin

Discussion in 'Metformin/Biguanides' started by LaurenMoffitt, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. LaurenMoffitt

    LaurenMoffitt Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Does upset stomach from metformin start straight away please? Been taking 500mg a day with lunch since Tues. Started getting an upset stomach today.

    Also has anyone found the need to drink more and wee less please?

    Thanks
     
  2. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. Yes, if you are going to have Metformin stomach upset it seems to start immediately. If it doesn't fade after a week or two ask the GP for Slow Release (SR) version. I've not heard of any direct effect on urination from Metformin?
     
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    PenfoldAPD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Mine was a bit random, sometimes I was ok - other days straight to the toilet. As mentioned many people find slow release Metformin better, you can ask your Doc to change.
     
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  4. LaurenMoffitt

    LaurenMoffitt Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Going to go and ask for slow release. Another day trapped in the toilet!! Guts are bubbling and boiling like a witches cauldron!!
     
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    RoseofSharon Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Mine started straight away and I had to ask for the slow release version, and though it's better it's not a miracle fix.
     
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    Liam1955 Type 2 · Master

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    I've been taking Metformin for over 12 years, and it gives me constipation! (I am on 2000mg a day)
     
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    Anti_up Type 2 · Newbie

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    I found 1000 a day too much as I already suffered from IBS... Have slows release 500 now and it has settled...
     
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