Would I Take all Those Meds?

@acelawrites (15005)
Philippines
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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@marlina (83236)
• Canada
12 Mar
I would get another opinion for sure.
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@acelawrites (15005)
• Philippines
13 Mar
Yes, I am thinking of that too. Thanks.
@sol_cee (19055)
• Japan
13 Mar
I don't know anything about metformin but it sounds nasty.
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@jobelbojel (11061)
• Philippines
13 Mar
Me neither. It is my first time hearing it. @sol_cee
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@acelawrites (15005)
• Philippines
13 Mar
Am so wary of taking it, I'll rather have a strict diet and exercise.
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• Rupert, Idaho
13 Mar
I know diet can really help with the blood sugar....not sure about the others.
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@acelawrites (15005)
• Philippines
13 Mar
Yes. am wary about the BP, so I still take it, but not the sugar meds because I can easily lower it with diet and exercise.
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• Rupert, Idaho
13 Mar
@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.
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@acelawrites (15005)
• Philippines
13 Mar
@MommyOfEli2013 thank you for this advise. I think my bp will not be a problem too if I restrict my diet and do a lot of exercise too.
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@nela13 (15047)
• Portugal
14 Mar
I think it is wise keep the hypertension meds but all the rest you can check if you are able to control it with your diet.
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@acelawrites (15005)
• Philippines
14 Mar
I am doing it, religiously taking my bp medication at night, but I can manage the sugar level in my blood through careful diet because I am not yet diabetic. It is easier to manage sugar than the BP.
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@nela13 (15047)
• Portugal
14 Mar
@acelawrites my mother is pre diabetic for some years now and she doesn't take meds, she controls it being careful with what she eats.
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@acelawrites (15005)
• Philippines
15 Mar
@nela13 It's good she does not take synthetic meds; just the right diet really works! That's what I was telling my doctor.
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@DianneN (108801)
• United States
13 Mar
Definitely take the bp meds, because high bp is a silent killer. I don't know much about sugar levels, but see if they can be controlled with diet and exercise.
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@acelawrites (15005)
• Philippines
13 Mar
Yes, I agree with you. I always take the bp meds at night, just to be sure, also avoiding fatty meats,etc. As for the sugar level, I can easily return it to a normal level with diet and exercise.
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@DianneN (108801)
• United States
13 Mar
@acelawrites I certainly hope your next lab work shows the results of your hard work!
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@acelawrites (15005)
• Philippines
14 Mar
@DianneN it would be three months from now. I hope that there'll be no problems by that time. Thanks.
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@jaboUK (56222)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar
You don't trust your doctor? Surely she wouldn't prescribe something you don't need. But a healthy diet and exercise sound good.
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@jaboUK (56222)
• United Kingdom
14 Mar
@acelawrites I think I may be changing my doctor if I were in your shoes.
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@acelawrites (15005)
• Philippines
14 Mar
@jaboUK thanks, I'll scout for the better ones.
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@LadyDuck (207719)
• Switzerland
13 Mar
I would also pay attention to my diet, but I would not take medications. All medications have side effects.
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@acelawrites (15005)
• Philippines
13 Mar
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.
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@LadyDuck (207719)
• Switzerland
14 Mar
@acelawrites I am sure that restricting your diet and walking half an hour a day would help more than the medicines.
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@acelawrites (15005)
• Philippines
14 Mar
@LadyDuck I agree with you!
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@jobelbojel (11061)
• Philippines
13 Mar
I think both medicines are important. However, if you think it is not good to take the other with the bp med, I guess second opinion matters.
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@acelawrites (15005)
• Philippines
13 Mar
The doctor said if is safe t take the two meds at night because I told her I was taking the 5mg BP med before sleeping. I rather maintain the BP med and not the metformin. I'll just go on a strict diet again with exercise.
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@jobelbojel (11061)
• Philippines
14 Mar
@acelawrites exercise and diet will help.
@BelleStarr (42365)
• United States
13 Mar
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
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@acelawrites (15005)
• Philippines
13 Mar
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.
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@BelleStarr (42365)
• United States
14 Mar
@acelawrites That is good, I like to do as much naturally as I can as well.
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@Hate2Iron (11314)
• Canada
13 Mar
I too would want second opinions if you are the least concerned with her findings/suggestiosn!!
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@acelawrites (15005)
• Philippines
13 Mar
I agree with you, I still do some research about it; if I can remedy it through diet and exercise, I rather choose the latter since my indicators were just slightly above the borderline.
@janethwayne (2439)
13 Mar
Sure medicines can be harmful than other remedies like natural ways to make us fit.
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@acelawrites (15005)
• Philippines
13 Mar
Am just taking 5 mg amlodipine at night, but not the metformin. I'll rather go on a strict diet and exercise than have it.
@amadeo (87174)
• United States
12 Mar
well mostly up to you.If you can work this out fine.If not maybe need some help there
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@acelawrites (15005)
• Philippines
14 Mar
Thanks!
@amadeo (87174)
• United States
12 Mar
not sure.This is up to you.Cut down on the sweets for your blood sugar. Cholesterol you should be on med.Good luck on the diet and work out.
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@acelawrites (15005)
• Philippines
13 Mar
Yes, it's what I am thinking too, to go on with the bp meds, but for sugar, I can work it out with diet and exercise.
@snowy22315 (62522)
• United States
12 Mar
122 is not high for blood sugar..I think normal is between 75 and 150. Why does your doc think you need metformin? I would get a second opinion!
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@acelawrites (15005)
• Philippines
13 Mar
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.
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