| | Re: ACTOS and weight gain
I tried posting, don't know where my reply went to, lol, anyway, I've gained WAY too much from taking these prescriptions. I started with glucophage, that made me run to the bathroom everytime I ate something. I then was put on Avandia, that made me swell up so bad I couldn't walk, and gained 10 pounds per month. Then switched to Actos. It made me swell up and gain also, just as bad, but then the swelling went down. I ran out of it, in Dec, having no job/insurance, I couldn't buy it so I was without for 4 months. My dr. got me on a free prescription program and since I started taking it again, I've gained even more, and I was so swollen I couldn't stand it anymore. My dr. wouldn't return my calls, all they ever say is, watch what you eat, and I hardly eat anything at all, trying not to gain.. that's a joke.. Anyway, I stopped taking the actos almost a week ago, now, and it feels like a load of cement has been lifted off my feet. They were so swollen, they were deep red and burning. Among other problems. So, now, I am feeling pretty good but blood sugar is high. I take amaryl also. I guess I need to find a new dr. I hope I can find something that doesn't make me feel like this. I've been taking it since april and the side effects have not changed, they just keep getting worse. I used to weigh 102 pounds, I now weigh over 300! I used to walk 30 minutes on the treadmill, now I can't even make it 5.