Wow - I'm surprised. Have never heard of side effects fom this med, much less the distress ya'll are experiencing. Yep - our bodies are different and certainly respond differently to meds.
I've been on 2,500 mg of Metformin daily for 3+ years with no side effects. Mine are spread out over the day - sometimes I take it immediately after a meal, sometimes not, but always have a pill or two at bedtime.
Hope you get this sorted and feel better soon. Are your bs readings better? Let us know how you are ...
That's finally what I figured out. Made sense to me to gradually introduce this into my system, so instead of two per day, I took one and now have added the other one in the pm.
So far so good ! Not feeling quite so yucky. No nausea, a little dizzy or light headed for about an hour or so, but for the most part, I feel much better. BS is between 105 and 128 ( 128 being the highest so far )
I have learned so much on this forum. Peanut butter on apples.....my favorite. Bought the Betty Crocker cookbook for diabetics. My husband is very supportive and cooks a lot. I was actually able to say " no potatoes and corn at the same time, I'm a diabetic"
I going to make it after all. Thanks everyone
30 days now on Metformin. Nausea is gone and diarrhea is better. Someone here posted ( can't remember who) that the more carbs you eat the more stomach problems. Found that out real fast during Halloween. Only problem is severe bloating at times...but I'm watching closely what I eat and the amount I eat at one time. Seems like smaller meals go easier on the tummy. The down side to this is I haven't lost any weight. Haven't gained any either. But my exercise program hasn't gone into full swing yet. Well, honestly, it hasn't gone at all. One thing at a time. ( Bad advice ).
My mom and sister couldn't tolerate the side effects of this med, so I really thankful it is working for me. I have zero insurance and this is at least affordable.
Hang in there and God Bless