Re: Metformin causing loose bowels????
Hello to all. I am a new member to this diabetes board. I started on Metformin late this summer, and my doctor warned me up front that until the stored sugar got out of my liver, I would have "stomach aches". I asked him to specify- and he said loose bowels.
It was as he predicted. But that subsided greatly, until I began (on my own direction) a high fiber, low carb diet. So, now the loose bowels I think are from the fiber and/or when I've been eating too much sugar.
The Metformin itself is totally weird, I find. It has turned my body into a fat burning engine. Every day I wake up and parts of me are just gone, big chunks of fat are disappearing- without watching what I eat. And now that I am watching my diet- well, I have not been this thin in over 25 years.