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    Old 02-24-2009, 01:30 AM   #1
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    Metformin and other meds

    Hi all, i have had type 2 diabettes for nearly 5 months, and take 2 x 500mg metformin..the problem is i have other health isssues, and take various other meds for my question is ,i have had nasuea feeling from day one on metformin but surely after this long my body should be ok with the metformin.

    Problem is im talking pregabalin, tramadoll, amitryptylin, diehydra codiene and simphstatin..some of which can cause nasuea in early stages of use, but ive been on them for a good few weeks doctor says it will all settle down in time..but after reading some posts on metformin im not convinced it will...any help here would be appreciated..thnx..david

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    Old 02-26-2009, 05:12 AM   #2
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    Some people do experience nausea and stomach discomfort with metformin. It helps some to take it with a meal. For some, it also disappears after a while of being on it.

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    I have been on Metformin x3 for nearly 2 years...The nausea and other side effects were short term...I recently had to increase my Metformin to x4 (maximum dosage)...Some mild side effects resulted but as was previously stated. Taking the Metformin at mealtimes reduces the effects...

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    There is also a slow release version of met that helps reduce the effects. You only need to take it once a day

    I tried Met and since it did nothing I stopped. But my doc ramped it up slowly, like 500mg for 2 weeks, 1000 mg for 2 weeks...then 1500mg.

    But I was on the slow release version and had little side effects.

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    The Nausea and gi upset did not let up for me with the Metformin. I was switched to Janumet and it agrees with me fine. It has metformin in it but seems to not upset my stomach. I take several other medications and just space them out throughout the day so I do not overload my poor stomach.
    Ask your Doc to switch you if the nausea does not let up. Make sure you are taking it with a main meal.


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    If you are using metformin it is wise to have your B12 and folate levels checked on a regular basis as over time it can make absorption of B12 impossible as it affects the stomach....
    Thought this info may be valuable


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    Thankyou to everyone that replied to my post..i have been in hospital again so i apologize for the delay in writing back..
    I am pleased to say that since i was taken off pregabalin and put on lyrica my constant feeling of sickness has now gone ...i wonder if others have changed from pregabalin and found the same it appears i may have been giving metformin a bad name for nothing.
    Anyway thanks for all the help i recieved on here .

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