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Old 06-02-2011, 08:24 PM   #1
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Anxiety Made Work Taking Metformin

Only taking a small dose, 250 mg to start, and taking every other day, but I could swear to it that metformin has made my anxiety issues worse. I have been feeling good for several months prior to metforming and this little bit I feel is causing tingling, pains, body temperature changes, nervousness and anxiety (intense worry).

Have you ever heard of this? And if so, has it worked itself out or am I doomed and not able to take this anymore.

 
Old 06-02-2011, 08:26 PM   #2
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Re: Anxiety Made Work Taking Metformin

mistake - should have read Anxiety Made Worse

 
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Re: Anxiety Made Work Taking Metformin

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Only taking a small dose, 250 mg to start, and taking every other day, but I could swear to it that metformin has made my anxiety issues worse. I have been feeling good for several months prior to metforming and this little bit I feel is causing tingling, pains, body temperature changes, nervousness and anxiety (intense worry).

Have you ever heard of this? And if so, has it worked itself out or am I doomed and not able to take this anymore.
I can't say that I've had this happen. I'm on 2500mgs a day for PCOS (I'm diabetic as well, but I'm not type 2) and I have OCD/GAD and no issues with heightened anxiety.

Maybe your heightened anxiety is psychosomatic? 250mgs seems like it would even be subtherapeutic, especially if it's only taken every other day, so I wouldn't think it would do much of anything except prep your digestive system for a larger dose.

See what happens when your dosage increases!

 
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