Hi all. I'm new here, but not new to HW. I have Crohn's disease, PA, and hypothyroid. Newly dx'd as "pre diabetes". I am suffering and I'd love some input.
My glucose is normal, but my insulin is high. So doc put me on 500mg of Metformin 1x/day about
2 weeks ago. I've practically eliminated all carbs. I eat a lot of protein and my carb count is usually about
15-30g/per meal. Trying to get in those veggies, but I mostly eat fruit. I'm eating every 2-2.5 hours, very small meals like ham and cheese and a banana. Or Greek yogurt and cut up strawberries. Or a cheeseburger (no bun) and a salad. I only drink water - no milk, juice, soda, coffee, tea, etc.
Here's my issue. At some points in the day I feel fine, but not even half the day. But mostly at night I get this horrible tremor/shakiness and it won't go away. If I don't get up and eat, it gets worse and I literally feel like I'm going to pass out and die. If I eat, it only mildly subsides and I can sleep for two more hours. I'm seriously about
to lose it. I need to sleep and it's so exhausting having to eat all the time. So here are my questions:
Am I doing something wrong? Should I be on a higher dose of metformin? How long does it take for the Metformin to work? Why do I feel so horrible after changing my diet? I've been scouring the web and no one seems to be suffering like this. I'm desperate. Can't continue like this. Have a doc appointment today, but would appreciate feedback from those of you who live with this. Thank you so much!
Post Edited (Stef17) : 7/21/2016 6:46:12 AM (GMT-6)