Metphormin, iron, and Omeprozole. Ugh!

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nanarose
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   Posted 2/23/2017 1:11 AM (GMT -6)   
So here goes. I have severe acid reflux. I have taken Omeprozole for 3+ yrs daily. I was feeling horrible and saw my Dr. He called and told me I was severely anemic and wants me to take 3 iron tablets a day. THEN. Says oh and your diabetic. Your A1c is 6.7.
And told me to take 500 of metformin twice daily. So at this point per Dr Instructions, I'm taking omeprozole, iron, (vitamin C to help the iron absorb) and the Metphormin. I did this for a few days and finally did not take the iron today. It was killing me. I was feeling so bad. From my ribcage to my abdomen and to my back. The Metphormin helps my PCOS too. Does anyone know or have any suggestions on how to take the medication daily to ease my comfort?! I have an appt with my Dr next week to get more blood tests to see if the iron is even working. Because like I said the omeprozole prevents the absorption of iron! Ugh!

Lanie G
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   Posted 2/23/2017 7:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome to HealingWell. I'm sorry you're suffering with this. If you're asking about taking the metformin, then it's best to take it with food and not on an empty stomach. Metformin will help control the blood sugar along with diet and exercise. If you eat a lot of carbs and fried/greasy food, then metformin is also more likely to give you stomach problems, so you'll do much better with this medication if you follow this. As far as the other meds, I don't know but I believe that others have experienced higher blood sugar when taking Omeprozole so if I were you, I'd ask about another drug in its place.

Can you write what food you've been eating?
Lanie

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diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
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Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
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nanarose
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   Posted 2/23/2017 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the reply. I eat a lot of salads, meats, I tend to stay away from carb loaded foods. My problem is not so much with the metformin, it's just when I add the other meds with it.

Lanie G
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   Posted 2/23/2017 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, that can be a problem when you're taking other meds. I guess the best I would suggest is to space them out and not take them together if possible, and take them with food if you can. As I wrote, I'm more familiar with the metformin because I take it. So, if possible, see if the others can be taken at least a few hours apart.
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

Julia Hill
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   Posted 2/26/2017 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

I am from the crohn's and Lupus forum, but am borderline diabetic. Maybe you could have an iron infusion, worth asking Dr. about.

Julia
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