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upset stomach

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by lynn007, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. lynn007

    lynn007 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I been on Metformin over a year and changed to the slow release about 6 months ago. The point is I am not eating much and I seem to be having constant diarrhea like 6 times a day. Since I been taking this **** medicine I just feel awful I cannot stomach any food in fact I feel like vomiting looking and thinking of food. I was actually sick today because I cannot eat. No weight loss that stays the same I do often feel hungry but when I make food it makes me sick....any ideas?
  2. Squire Fulwood

    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    No-one can tell you to go against the advice of your HCP but since Metformin is known to cause stomach issues I suppose you could stop it for a couple of days to see if things improve. If your stomach improves then maybe book an appointment with your DN to talk it over.
  3. Maggie/Magpie

    Maggie/Magpie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think I would go back to GP and explain the situation, there are other diabetes medication you could try instead, if diet and exercise is not enough to control your diabetes.
    Good luck
  4. Melr

    Melr Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi, I had been on Metformin SR for over a year and constant diarrhoea and told me doctor who thought it maybe diet however told my new diabetic consultant who suggested stopping it and putting me on more of my other tablets and in the 7 weeks I have been off it I have no diarrhoea at all
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