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Yucky side effects

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by TheLovelyTarotLady, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. TheLovelyTarotLady

    TheLovelyTarotLady · Member

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    Hi everybody: I write in the aftermath of the worst vomiting & tummy explosions that I've ever had :(

    Is this normal?

    I've been taking Metformin for nearly a fortnight now... and can only say it makes me feel like pants. Floaty, tired, gassy, grumpy ... aggressive even. Tearful too. Not to mention itchy *scritch, scratch*.

    BIG apologies for having to share so much that is so very yucky btw... but I am getting worried :?
     
  2. eveshamgal

    eveshamgal · Well-Known Member

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    Speak to your doctor. Upset stomachs are a side effect of metformin but there is a different type, slow release ones you can take that can reduce these side effects.

    Also changing your diet can help. It might be psychological for me but since changing to a low carb diet I have found the side effects much less.

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  3. Richard871

    Richard871 Type 2 · Member

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    Having been on Metformin for a fortnight and constantly being followed round by ducks I've had a few close calls. Totally out of the blue just the sudden need to go get out the way I need the loo. Not had any mood swings but I did find I was snapping at my partner which wasn't fair or nice and definitely not me. I'm asking for the slow release type today when I see the DN and a test meter with prescription. If denied one of us is coming out on a stretcher lol

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  4. TheLovelyTarotLady

    TheLovelyTarotLady · Member

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    Thank you both. Appreciate your wisdom... & your humour. Ducks following you? I SO know what you mean. Lololol :lol:
     
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