Symptoms of diabetes? medication? (or something else?)
I have Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome and have been prescribed Diabex XR to try and help with symptoms (weight - i am classed as 'morbidly obese', minor insulin resistance - not type 2 yet). I have taken it in the past but have been off it for at least a year. This week I started it up again - I took 1 tablet a day for the first couple of days and 2 a day since then for about a week now.
Since I started on the tablets again, I have had a few times where I have felt very thirsty, dry mouth and lips. I have also had dihorrea a couple of times a day with a lot of cramping pain beforehand. And I have had a sore tongue on the top, and along the sides I am getting small splits that hurt - almost like it is very slightly swollen and I keep biting the edges whereas I haven't in the past (*I can't remember what day the tongue things started - it could possibly have been a couple of days before I started this medication again). I did get one loose bowel motion a day when I took this previously, but not the pain that wakes me from sleep like now.
I know thirst is a symptom of diabetes (very strong family history of type 1 and type 2 becoming insulin dependent), but the thirst is not all the time, mostly in the afternoons and evenings, and I am not urinating frequently. And also, if it was onset of type 2, it doesn't make sense that symptoms would appear a few days after treatment for the condition was started. I wonder if it could be dehydration, but I am not doing anything differently (food or drink or activity). Could it be caused by the tablet? I can't find anything about Diabex XR and dehydration symptoms.
It is possible that I have been fighting off a nasty flu/chest infection virus that has been going around my classroom and colleagues as I have had minor symptoms like a mild sore throat for about half a day, flushed cheeks and have been getting hot (possibly fever) and throwing off covers at night (winter here at the moment). It could all be coincidence that this is happening all at once.
Anyone have any ideas? Thanks for your help.