The sickness eventually subsided for me, but I just have to make sure I eat a good amount before taking Metformin.
I would definitely be getting a second opinion from another Dr. If your first one acted like it was no big deal that you stopped then they wouldn't have prescribed it initially. It took me about 3-4 Dr's before someone really understood what was going on with me.
I had no idea there was extended release metformin. Even when I told my doctor I stopped taking it because it was making me sick she just said ok and moved on to the next topic. I'm with a new doctor now so I'll have to bring it up next time I talk to her. Thank you!
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If you haven't tried extended release metformin... ask for it! I couldn't take the regular and was not offered the extended release until I was on my third doctor. Don't know why more don't suggest it. It makes all the difference for me!
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Did the side effects go away eventually? My doctor had put me on it and I was so sick to my stomach and felt awful I stopped taking it. I was probably only on it about 2 weeks but I felt horrible those two weeks.
I have never heard of that being a side effect but definitely doesn't mean it isn't one. Good idea with checking with your Dr on the situation. I know immediately after for about 4 weeks after starting Metformin, I was sick all the time. Everything was flying out of me one way or another. Were you slightly constipated? You could have torn some lining and that been a reason? IDK. Just trying to help.
I haven't read anything about this but know there are side effects with the gi tract. I left a message with my doctor and hope to hear something today. A few months ago I had blood in my stool. She couldn't come up with a cause and it went away within a few days. Today is again had blood in my stool. This is concerning to me and wondered if this could be from mad metaformin. Any thoughts?
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