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    Default Metformin side effects

    How long did your side effects last on Metformin?


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    I have been on metformin for 18months now a tablet a day I had a few stomach upsets but it only last a few weeks now not a problem although I'm starting to think it's not working like it use to


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    They didn't subside. If your getting ongoing side effects then get switched to diabex xr. The slow release one. Works beautifully for me. No more constant diarrhea

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    It's been a month & the side effects are hanging around... I'm on 3 tablets a day & take 1 with each meal, I'll give it another week & then go see doc again.

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    I've been on it 3 weeks & started 3 tablets a day. I'm really not liking it at all.. Constant feeling of nausea does anyone else get that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herkales View Post
    I've been on it 3 weeks & started 3 tablets a day. I'm really not liking it at all.. Constant feeling of nausea does anyone else get that?
    I have thrown up a couple of times, but the worst is tummy cramps & very quick trips to the toilet! I'm gonna go back to doc & get the slow release version & see if that helps!

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    I had the bad nausea/spewing for about 6 weeks till I got used to it and after that always still had nausea in the mornings. The slow release is better though I think. I used to take all 3 at about 7 at night so the main nausea would hit when I was asleep.
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    I'm on the slow release. I was pretty sick (stomach cramps, etcetera) for about 1 month to six weeks after starting. I've been on it 12 months now. Doesn't phase me anymore

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    Did you increase your dose slowly? I was told to take one tablet a day & wait till I had no side effects, then increase it again & so on till I was on the right dose. I was also told that I would experience less effects if I followed a low GI diet. Hope this helps xx

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    I couldn't tolerate the standard met. I had to go on the slow release to tolerate it. Even then it get an upset tummy to start with.

    There is one big aide affect that is never mentioned though. DH was recently diagnosed with b12 deficiency and research has me worried. There is evidence to show that metformin use can deplete b12 stores. It's something worth getting checked with you gp and keeping an eye one because b12 deficiency is pretty serious.

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