I, too, just started met at the 'lower' 500 mg dose and noticed alot of gas too. Now that I've been on that dose almost a week and am ready to step up to the next dose, I'm noticing that the gas is tapering off, but I'm sure it'll start up again. I'm petrified of nausea, so I've always been taking it in the middle of a meal. My doc did say that if the side effects were too bad, there were alternatives they could switch me to. Maybe you can ask your doctor about that if it doesn't get better.
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