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Wine and Metformin?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by FranOnTheEdge, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. FranOnTheEdge

    FranOnTheEdge Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I'm on Metformin, specifically: Glucophage/Prolonged Release, Metformin Hydrochloride. When I was on the previous stuff, the ordinary Metformin, the doc said "no alcohol".
    I've read the leaflet for this version, and that is a little vague about alcohol.
    So I wondered if anyone else here has the same medication and if so, can you have the occasional glass of red wine? only I haven't had any since December last year, and I really, really miss it.
     
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    PenfoldAPD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I take Metformin and drink red wine (not lots anymore) but I enjoy a glass of red wine - less sugar in red
     
  3. FranOnTheEdge

    FranOnTheEdge Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So happy to hear that, so much so that I dared to have a sip or two of my husband's glass of red wine, lovely!
     
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    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Metformin messes with the liver's function and so does alcohol. If you are going to have it then start with a small amount and see if that has an effect and if not try a little more.

    For me Met and alcohol didnt go but then met lasted 3 weeks before I had a severe reaction to it (the met not alcohol that is)
     
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    PenfoldAPD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering how a severe reaction manifests itself? What did you experience? I'm on LCHF so red wine is one of my pleasures a few times a week, haven't had bad reaction (that I know of), interested to understand so I can educate myself - thank you
     
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    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Severe for me was acidic blood and my whole vascular system feeling like it was on fire - shortness of breath and feeling like I was going to die; cleared up within 24 hours of stopping the Met.

    Note this was nothing to do with alcohol just my bodies rejection of met.
     
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    PatsyB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I wa stold if I was to drink any wine etc to stop taking the Metformin the nigth before as can cause reactions :)
     
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