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  1. I give up/What to eat?/What does it matter?
    ... insulin that it is not using well. I use to take Glucophage and my numbers were slightly better but I can no longer...

  2. Diabetes and Memory problems
    ... insulin. Best of luck I don't take insulin. I take glucophage and sometimes glyburide. I'm beginning to wonder...

  3. What are the first symptoms in your feet
    ... quickly filled again with red (blood) I am taking 1g glucophage diamicron and because of high levels in moring requested...
    ... Glucophage (metformin) interferes with Vit B 12. You should use...

  4. Byetta User's
    ... back in june and for the 1st 2 months they had me on Glucophage which was not helpin me so my diabetes educator and...

  5. Excessive urination
    ... I currently use one Glucophage 500 mg tablet a day.I work outside, not in the sun...

  6. A question about my meds....
    ... morning and evening..but now the doctor also added glucophage (metformin) in the evening because my blood sugar ... see results? It's only been a few days taking the glucophage ..and the sugar is not down yet. Should I give it...

  7. Lantus insulin
    ... exercised, lost weight am now back on oral medicines glucophage & avandia, my blood sugars now running around 100...

  8. Eating Fruit
    ... exercised, lost weight am now back on oral medicines glucophage & avandia, my blood sugars now running around 100...

  9. My blood sugar spikes in the A.M.
    ... thanks for the info on the amaryl(Glimepiride) and Glucophage (Metformin). So one works with the liver and one ... amaryl..and 4 mg in the evening too...plus 500 mg of glucophage in the PM. So far it seems to be helping the spikes...

  10. Is anyone taking a diabetes supplement?
    ... claims to have a very good a1c, but she also take glucophage along w/ diabetine....

  11. Question for Metformin users ---
    ... Have you tried Glucophage XR. This is a time release pill and does not seem...

  12. Glucotrol
    ... for your replies. My Doctor wanted to start me on Glucophage . I have really bad pain from a spinal fusion with ... aches and spasms. One of the severe side effects of Glucophage is lactic acidosis. With these symptoms. I wouldn...

  13. I'm Scared, Please Give Me Your Advice
    ... tasting, exercised, lost weight am on oral medicines glucophage & avandia, my blood sugars now running around 100...

  14. At what point do you consider using medication??
    ... and exercising than many times the first therapy is glucophage (metformin). This oral med stops your liver from producing...
    ... would be what 1st line therapy is best. Like I said, Glucophage is an oldy but goody and really seems to be a GREAT...

  15. A lot of Lantus??
    ... this before!). Taking an insulin-sensitiser (like Glucophage ) should also help. Cheers, Mark...

  16. OGTT at 238 and Fasting Plasma at 88 ???
    ... LDL to 58. My Physicial wants me to take 500 MG Glucophage twice daily. OGTT was done only once and was not...
    ... results. The fact that your Dr. wants to start you on Glucophage also suggests he thinks your body may need some help...
    ... is simply the result of of all that rice! Taking Glucophage sounds like a good idea. You should also cut back...

  17. Anyone know anything about this medicine?
    ... Does anyone know anything about Glucophage ?...
    ... Im on glucophage now. When first dx'd w/ type 2 my glucose was over ... 1000. Since i've been on glucophage it has dropped to 80's and 100's. My mom also took ... glucophage for awhile along with insulin. she stopped bcuz it...
    ... Glucophage is a oral med that is used for most patients as the...

  18. Just b/c Type 2 Doesnt Mean No Insulin
    ... Nowadays, with the advent of medications such as Glucophage and Avandamet, which work by decreasing the body's...
    ... Nowadays, with the advent of medications such as Glucophage and Avandamet, which work by decreasing the body's...

  19. Shoudl I notfiy my doctor?
    ... made me very ill. So they switched it to the "real" Glucophage and things got much better, still a few G.I. woes...
    ... I started on the non-generic glucophage and have switched to generic due to insurance requirements...

  20. Drinking Help Please
    ... some of the meds>. I am type 2 on Lantus, Byetta, Glucophage and Amaryl. Kat...

  21. skin numbness
    ... iaganoised with diabetes. They started the drugs Tricor and Glucophage . I don't know if these drugs are connected to this...

  22. newly diagnosed - need an answer please...
    ... She gave me an 1800 calorie diet plan and script for glucophage to take twice a day. Next appt is not until Sept ... . What can I expect to feel like on the glucophage ? Any side effects to watch out for? I am nervous...
    ... Hi, I don't take Glucophage (metaformin) but a family member does so my knowledge...
    ... I take glucophage and haven't had any trouble (I have a cast iron stomach...
    ... name - you must be very witty). Tried first dose of glucophage today, so far just some nausea, but my energy level ... be really good. I don't know if that is from the glucophage or the increase in my synthyroid. I am just happy...
    ... I take glucophage and have for years. I don't recall having any side...

  23. Meals. blood sugar question!
    ... you need with a heart condition. I'm currently on Glucophage XR, and diet and exercise everyday- and I'm normal...

  24. Anyone Taking Byetta Yet?
    ... properly. Cheers, Mark hi mark, i was taking glucophage for over a year, then when i had my last blood test ... levels were back to normal so i guess it was from the glucophage . so thats why i dont take it. my doctor told me that...

  25. High BG
    ... really resenting my insulin so a week ago i was put on glucophage xr as well as lantus and lispor... i probally wont...

  26. new meds....
    ... resentint to my insluin...as of now im on lantus lipro and glucophage xr... i guess what i want to know is ir has anyone...
    ... people who are Type 1 diabetics being given either glucophage or avandamet in addtion to their insulin. I wasn...

  27. diabetes/constipation connection
    ... almost walking dead, three years ago. He has been on Glucophage with Glucotrol or Glipizide and then Glucophage with...

  28. Newbie Here - Introduction - Father Type II Diabetic
    ... It was 375. The doctor told him that the pills ( Glucophage ) is no longer going to help him, and that he needs...
    ... combination of 2 or more meds like Avandia, Metformin ( Glucophage ), and Glyburide to see if that could help bring down...

  29. Newly Diagnosed...
    ... eventually come. My primary doctor has also prescribed me Glucophage 500mg, to be taken once a day. I have a FreeStyle...

  30. Husband Diabetic (drinking Alchol)
    ... My husband is a diabetic and is on glucophage , he drinks diet soda, but he loves his beer, he can ... medication when he has been drinking he is on 500 mg of the glucophage . Any info would be appricated. susie...

  31. Diabetes?
    ... might need medication, the new medications, such as glucophage , work by helping your body's tissues become more sensitive...

  32. What to eat...
    ... I posted regarding glucophage , no response. So.. Since, I can't seem to bring myself...
    ... Currently I take 2mg. of Avandia a day and one 500mg Glucophage a day. I am ashamed to admit it but I do very little...

  33. A1c frustration
    ... that causes the body to be less resistant. I believe glucophage is one such medication, but I know there are others...

  34. Question about BG after eating
    ... butter and 1 oz of polish sausage. I took my meds ( glucophage and avandia) and after 1 hour and 15 minutes my sugars...

  35. Recently taking Actos but have gained weight. Is this a side effect?
    ... Lantus and Humalog) in October 2003. I had been taking Glucophage , but my sugars spun out of control. They were so high...

  36. Insulin Question
    ... mother is diabetic and on insulin shots and she takes Glucophage . She is very upset with having to do the insulin ... ever be able to get off the insulin and just take the Glucophage ? Thanks in advance for any responses....
    ... ever be able to get off the insulin and just take the Glucophage ? " Well, it depends. Is your mother overweight ... progressing. In the old days, before medications like glucophage (which decreases insulin resistance) were available ... actually caused beta cell burnout much faster. Now, with glucophage , the idea is to make the body's tissues more sensitive...

  37. Just got lab results 1 week ago
    ... kidney level was ellivated. said to stop taking my Glucophage XR 750 and to stop taking Nsaids for one month then...

  38. Need "Real World" Advice
    ... I have just been put on medicine (Avandia and Glucophage ). I haven't taken any yet. I am probably going to...
    ... I have just been put on medicine (Avandia and Glucophage ). I haven't taken any yet. I am probably going to...
    ... I have just been put on medicine (Avandia and Glucophage ). I haven't taken any yet. I am probably going to...

  39. advantia side effects
    ... took avandia couple yrs back, along with amaryl, and glucophage . I think i was over medicated. Then i purchased...

  40. The Low Glycemic Index Diet
    ... been able to reduce his medication which I think is glucophage . ...The diet was designed for type one diabetics ... control of glucose levels we have. I believe that is how glucophage works also by slowing down the rate of digestion of...

  41. feeling ill?
    ... came back hours later. I have started metformin , glucophage , but have only been on it for afew weeks so i dont...
    ... I could not take glucophage , it cause dme too many problems. Do a search on ... glucophage and see what the side effects are. I know i had pain ... in my left knee from glucophage . Good luck....

  42. metformin making me sick?
    ... I take Glucophage XR- once a day long acting type which cuts down on...

  43. Medicine eventually???
    ... of her blood sugar. At 62, she is currently taking glucophage , in relatively small doses (I'm sorry, I didn't ask...

  44. What do I do with this problem.
    ... Pradin causes the pancreas to release insulin while glucophage (metpormin) absorbs glucose in the small intestine ... agreed with that. I think at one time I was put on glucophage , but it made me sick at my stomach. This is when ... class. But you are disagreeing with him on the use of glucophage over pradin. What is your take on what he told me...

  45. Are these signs of Type 2 diabetes?
    ... eat it gets better. The docs put me on metformin, glucophage , because my A1c has been slightly high 6.1 and they...

  46. Worried about my husband
    ... diagnosed as "pre-diabetic" about 2 yrs. ago, he takes Glucophage 2 times a day...when he remembers. He does not check...

  47. Was told borderline but I produce too much insulin??? Help
    ... pcos I have no clue what to believe. The put me on glucophage , now it is my understanding that this medication is...
    ... insulin and the body compensates by making more yes glucophage usually is for diabetes, it helps with insulin resistance...
    ... pcos I have no clue what to believe. The put me on glucophage , now it is my understanding that this medication is...
    ... insulin problems. So I am going to start taking the glucophage in low doses because it helped before but was on 1500...

  48. Back pain on glucophage
    ... I take glucophage and actos daily. My back hurts where I supposed my ... and damned if I don't! Does anyone else who takes glucophage or actos have this problems? I would appreciate and...

  49. Got to Share
    ... I've never tried Glucvance(sp?) but i've tried glucophage , amaryl, avandia and i prefer humalog and lantus to...

  50. A1C = 6.0, Dr. Just Prescribed Insulin
    ... have been Type II for 2 years. I started off with Glucophage (1,500 mg) which I couldn't tolerate. I have lost ... I'm not eating at night before bed. He put me on Glucophage XR (1,000 mg) which again, I couldn't tolerate. Now...
    ... i was taking the amaryl for awhile. I also took glucophage but could not tolerate it. I am now taking humalog...
    ... gone back up to 6.8 and why do I have to go back on glucophage because now it has all spilled protein in my urine...
    ... my levels to about 5.5 so i begged to not take the glucophage ...BUT with the surgeries and all I just had to go...

  51. My Wife's Case
    ... insulins (Lente, etc.) Plavix, Lipitor, Ibuprophen, Glucophage , Lopid, Zetia, Welbutrin, Niaspan. 9:00AM 1...
    ... and blood insulin level. Type 1 and 2 respond to glucophage early on because the drug slows the liver’s production ... release becomes less and less until the compensation by glucophage isn’t enough and the diabetic requires exogenous ... glitizide drugs such as Actos are less effective than glucophage in a type1 because there is no insulin, and they do...

  52. So worried about husband and his diabetes
    ... blood sugar was 190. The Dr. told him to increase his Glucophage to 1 1/2 tablets twice a day. He had been taking...
    ... Sunshine, How long has he been on the glucophage ? It usually takes several weeks to a month or so...
    ... Hi Ruth: Thanks for responding. He's been on Glucophage for a yr. His readings used to be between 130-150...

  53. Doc's Diagnosis Incorrect?
    ... yesterday and determined that I should stop my metaformin ( glucophage ) after being on it for nearly a year now. My numbers...

  54. Just recently diagnosed w/Type II Diabetes-need some advice please
    ... misunderstand - I am not telling you to not take the glucophage , and in fact, I don't even know what your glucose...
    ... are determined to beat diabetes u will not be on the glucophage forever. about your side affect.. u can always ask...
    ... control and regulate your cycles and ovulation is the glucophage . Your endo may keep you on it for months or years ... start charting your ovulation if you can - becuase the glucophage does help. SInce many with PCOS have fertility problems ... , glucophage is used to help lower your sugar (as pcos gals are ... pcos gals have a high rate of type 2 diabetes) the glucophage would be used to treat the sugar levels for that. ... with one stone. While managing your type2 without glucophage could possibly be done, remember that part fo the ... doing double duty here. Your symptoms with the glucophage will subside, don't worry - and you'll probably find ... things happening with your pcos symptoms. I'm on glucophage for my pcos MAINLY and now that I'm type2, the glucophage ... definitely need the exercise. I really hope to remain on glucophage for life. I'm serious! My pcos has never been in such...
    ... anxiety over this since I was diagnosed. I hope that the Glucophage XR does work, currently I am only on 1 500mg per day...
    ... travelling and forgetting to pack them!) If you are taking glucophage for PCOS, you may want to ask your doc if you should ... cycle improving on the lower dose. So as you can see, glucophage is handling two situations, your pcos and your diabetes...
    ... wanted to give an update.... I have been taking Glucophage XR 500mg once per day and have not noticed a difference...
    ... that I have PCOS and Type 2 diabetes and prescribed Glucophage . So, i don't really know if my levels flucuate and...

  55. Avandamet and Weight gain
    ... patient info states weight can as a side effect. Glucophage and its cousins (glucitrol etc) are suppose to help...

  56. Introduction and a question (sorry, long)
    ... is that your blood sugars woulbe higher without the glucophage . I had a hysterectomy a year and a half ago but before...

  57. I started taking Lantus today
    ... also i was taken off the metformin and put on the Glucophage XR 750 mgs. the stomache pains arnt as bad now....

  58. Question About Losing Weight
    ... for 5 years. I take 4 insulin shots daily along with Glucophage . My diabetes is not too well under control and I know ... it's mainly on part because of my weight. The Glucophage doesn't seem to help me even though I take two 500mg...

  59. 19 week update...
    ... I am currently taking one 500MG glucophage pill (generic equivalent) with breakfast and two 500MG...

  60. Type1 and liver disease or hyperglycaemia?
    ... to stop taking insulin all together. I was put on Glucophage to control my diabetes. I switched Dr's after a few...

  61. glucovance and glucophage
    ... really helps keep the sugars under control the glucophage on the other hand is basically just the metformin...

  62. a simple question
    ... I was wondering can glucophage cause chest pains and shortness of breath?...

  63. ACTOS and weight gain
    ... edema. This summer my ankles got huge, so I tried glucophage instead of actos. I couldn't take the intestinal ... effects, so I'm on actos again with a lower dose of glucophage until actos kicks in fully. A little edema is...
    ... much from taking these prescriptions. I started with glucophage , that made me run to the bathroom everytime I ate...

  64. Glucophage and side effects
    ... calls me back. I was taking the extended release glucophage . I had gone off the actos because of my elephant ankles...

  65. Portion Size and Blood Sugar
    ... done is write a handful of prescriptions (avandia and glucophage xr) and tell him to check his sugar one or two times ... added bonus, the new doctor has put him on additional glucophage xr, telling him "this should help you lose weight...

  66. mood swings
    ... and dont know what to do about it. I have been on glucophage since july 8 and it seems like my blood sugar level...

  67. Praise for South Beach deit
    ... up. I started SB in April - at that time I was on Glucophage for my sugar and Lipitor for my cholesteral. I...

  68. don't know what to do about diet
    ... starving. but my sugar level keeps going up . i am on glucophage and crestor for high cholesterol too. any suggestions...
    ... Type 2 diabetes. It can take a few weeks for the glucophage to really start bringing your blood sugars down. ... You may need another medication in addition to the glucophage . Meanwhile, do a google search for "diabetic exchange...
    ... starving. but my sugar level keeps going up . i am on glucophage and crestor for high cholesterol too. any suggestions...
    ... off me. My Hbiac is 5.6, and I feel good. I take glucophage and amaryl twice a day. In the beginning, it took...

  69. New to Diabetes and need help
    ... glad I found this board. I am type 2 and I am on Glucophage 500MG. I started this whole diet and exercise thing...

  70. Electric current
    ... 170's when i am doing ok the 140's. No insulin just glucophage . I would think it was a little early for neuropathy...

  71. Embarassing
    ... I have been on Glucophage for about 3 years and recently changed to Avandament ... because of the bowel problems with the Glucophage . I am still having severe diarheaa in the mornings...
    ... explain how this new medication works compared to the glucophage you were taking? Its so important that you understand ... Avandamet is a combination drug - it combines metformin( glucophage ) and Rosiglitazone(avandia) together. The metformin ... because your new medication is still part metformin/ glucophage . A common side effect of both metformin/glocophage ... problems like bloating, nausea, and upset stomach). Glucophage works primarily in the liver to do its job, and these ... weeks, but if you have had continuous problems on glucophage for 3 years, it is likely that this will not change...
    ... the Avandament would help as it is a lower dose of Glucophage than I was taking. My diabetes is very controlled...
    ... explain how this new medication works compared to the glucophage you were taking? Its so important that you understand ... Avandamet is a combination drug - it combines metformin( glucophage ) and Rosiglitazone(avandia) together. The metformin ... because your new medication is still part metformin/ glucophage . A common side effect of both metformin/glocophage ... problems like bloating, nausea, and upset stomach). Glucophage works primarily in the liver to do its job, and these ... weeks, but if you have had continuous problems on glucophage for 3 years, it is likely that this will not change ... had found this board then. I was interested in the glucophage part of your post. if glucophage works via the liver ... , can it cause cholesterol to go up. B4 I took glucophage i never had high cholesterol. After taking it I started...
    ... if glucophage works via the liver, can it cause cholesterol to ... go up. B4 I took glucophage i never had high cholesterol. After taking it I started...
    ... experience of doctors not wanting to give up metformin ( glucophage ) for some reason even they may not know. And I had ... irritating to them for some reason. Could be the glucophage buildup just isn't all gone, and doctors might be...
    ... experience of doctors not wanting to give up metformin ( glucophage ) for some reason even they may not know. And I had ... irritating to them for some reason. Could be the glucophage buildup just isn't all gone, and doctors might be...
    ... my Diabetes Management mag. exactly what you said, glucophage shouldn't be given with bp meds. Thank you again,...

  72. Continuous period and insulin probs
    ... Has anyone mentioned PCOS to you? I was given glucophage in addition to my insulin for this disorder. I would...

  73. Kidney, Liver, Heart Tests Annually if Over 5 yrs
    ... Anyone ever had a reaction to Glucophage , extreme muscle pain or whatever, that might ...
    ... I have no experience with glucophage , I was put on Amaryl (glimepiride) when first diagnosed ... earlier this year. My understanding is that glucophage blocks the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream...
    ... we have to come in. But as the metformin and glucophage drain out of my system, I'm feeling a lot better and...
    ... to take my metformin, wouldn't even change it to Glucophage . Simply claimed not to believe the published warnings...
    ... I've had no experience with glucophage - have been on generic Glucotrol (glipizide) and insulin...
    ... after a meal. So when I went off metformin and glucophage (wonderful to have my arm back, tho' it still gets...

  74. I'm new here! Just diagnosed w/Type 2
    ... resistant, give me a phone # to call in a prescription of Glucophage (1000 mg / day) and exercise and eat a modified Atkins...
    ... .. please understand that. I would not take the glucophage until you see an endocrinologist. Especially if your...
    ... resistant, give me a phone # to call in a prescription of Glucophage (1000 mg / day) and exercise and eat a modified Atkins...

  75. Can a Type 2 use a pump?
    ... tomorrow. Doesn't glucovance have some metformin or glucophage in it? I may be wrong about that, but one side effect...


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