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Problems with Mettformin

Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by Joyola, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Joyola

    Joyola Type 2 · Member

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    Hello everybody,
    I was diagnosed with Type2 diabetes in early July this year. I had been on steroids for 4 months before that, and the GP thinks that the steroids triggered the diabetes, although
    I had been having annual fasting blood tests for 3 or4 years before that.
    I was put on Metformin, 1, 2, then 3 per day after 3 weeks. I had stomach/ digestive problems, bloating and wind, and then last week the GP changed me to the slow release version, 1 tab night and morning. This seems too have made the digestive/ bloating problems worse, along with dizzy/lightheadedness. Is there any other drug that I may be able to take? i'm feeling so awful at the moment, still bloated at 6am this morning, after taking the tablet at 6 pm Last night.
     
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    storm Type 2 · Member

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    Hello, I was diagnosed as type 2 around the same time as you, I had terrible diarrhea for the first two months and then intermitant problems two months (once a week)

    However, for the last month or so, it all seems to have cleared up.

    I find it best to take it with food rather than on an empty tummy
     
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    marti · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard i am Martina type 2 since 2005, i was on metformin and had to get changed because of the going to the bathroom to much. now i am on insulin
     
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    Fencer · Well-Known Member

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    This post above makes sense. I too persisted with the medication and waited for it to clear up. Now I am fine with Metformin. As storm says, always take during a meal.
     
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