Hmmm, most of us have (had) gastrointestinal issues with Metformin usually in the beginning months and/or when we eat foods and/or portions that are out of routine. High fat or high protein meals can have the same effects as high carb meals where these issues are concerned.
That you've been on this dose and for over a year has me wondering about
the sudden onset of your issue these past couple of weeks. I'm wondering if it might not be more a flu bug instead. Are there any other symptoms (i.e. nausea, vomiting, allergies, etc.)? Is there something in your diet that could cause low-level food-born illness (i.e. products past 'use by' date, leftovers not sealed, rancid nuts)? Food would be the first place I'd look, flu bug next and medications last (only because you've a well-established base-line of use). If you're not feeling better soon, go back to the doc. You can do your part with the food review but, he's there to help you figure this out.
In the meantime, keep hydrated (very important) and try not to skip meals. You need the food to take the Met and not eating (or much) has the same effects as overdoing it. I know, we should all join the circus and become tight-rope walkers; balance, balance
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
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