Would I Take all Those Meds?
March 12, 2019 4:52pm CST
After my doctor read my blood laboratory results, she prescribed a lot of medicines for me, which I thought I will not take and just be strict on my diet. My blood sugar(FBS) was 122 wish should be 105; my cholesterol level and uric acid levels also went above the limit, but not so high. So I thought I will just take the maintenance medicine for hypertension just to be safe. I will not take that metformin she prescribed to me for blood sugar. She said it is safe to take, but I doubt because of the negative reviews I read about it. So in my mind, I will just have a healthy diet and daily exercise instead of taking all those meds. What do you think?
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• Rupert, Idaho
@acelawrites I had blood pressure problems years ago when I was first diagnosed with diabetes, but after I lost 75 pounds I didn't have those problems anymore. Not sure that can work for everyone though. And that's good you can use diet and exercise for the blood sugar.
It is what I am thinking too; I did some readings about the metformin and am not glad of what I found out. Maybe I can just restrict my diet and be strict in having a daily exercise. I had 135 FBS last year, but after some dieting and exercise, I was able to make it to a normal level.
• United States
I think bp medicine is a must but if you exercise and cut down on carbs you can get the sugar down yourself. Cholesterol and Utica acid are not good high Utica acid can mean gout which is not good. May change your diet and exercise and recheck in s few months
Thank you. Yes, I still take the BP med before sleeping just to be sure, but I did not take the metformin because I can just reduce my carbs consumption, also fatty foods. As for uric acid, I do some natural means like drinking lots of water and avoiding foods with so much purines in it.
It was the reason I will not obey her medication for blood sugar. Last year, I reached 135 and I easily returned it to a normal level of 105 after dieting and exercising. In our country, they set the normal level for women at 105 limit. I don't know, I read that in other countries they elevated it to a higher number.