Ive been blissfully ignoring my metformin for a while. Dh and I are back on the TTC bandwagon which means metformin again.
Urgh, I feel awful. I'm trying to remind myself it will pass.
Does anyone have some tips for minimising the side effects for the first few weeks?
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14-08-2015 19:47 #1
The joys of metformin :(
14-08-2015 20:02 #2
I could have written this. I always regret stopping after each cycle and then having to restart.
I assume you start small and increase the does slowly?
I get terrible tummy upset and the runs. On days I work I take gastrostop because I simply can't step away in a hurry to use the toilet. It does help but I don't want to use it all the time.
Sadly I think it's just something we have you put up with.
15-08-2015 02:55 #3
I always take mine at night so that I sleep through the symptoms, seems to work for me.
Good luck, the first few weeks aren't fun.
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17-08-2015 19:02 #4
Thanks Ladies. I start on 1000 tablets and increase to 2000 tablets.
I'm having a pretty unpleasant day today. I'm hoping its all worth it and the symptoms will drop off soon. I'm sure it was this bad before but I think I blocked it all out.
17-08-2015 19:11 #5
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17-08-2015 19:19 #7
I guess I'm feeling sorry for myself, but it's no excuse and I should be taking them all the time.
17-08-2015 19:46 #8
I need to start too, have been putting it off for months!! I am just dreading the toilet runs! (Pun intended!)
18-08-2015 12:06 #9
18-08-2015 12:29 #10
I switched from the slow release to the normal and FX haven't had any issues. I'm increasing dosage today so will see what happens!
when I first started taking it I started off with 1/4 tablet then increased from there, made it easier.
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