Anyone on metformin?
22 Feb 07
my mom has been taking metformin for years because of her diabetes, but i haven't heard of her complaining about it one bit. my sis, though, was prescribed this medicine because she was diagnosed to have polycystic ovaries, and yes, she feels some side-effects, like, malaise and GI disturbance. in an article i just read, people on metformin are advised/encouraged to improve their nutritional diet and exercise.
10 Mar 07
I have been prescribed Metformin for my late onset diabete - and I also have PCOS. At first I was given half a tablet in the morning and it made me slightly queasy. Upped to one a day made me very queasy for at least two or three weeks. Also generally ill and diarhhea. After that I felt normal and was OK. A year later I had to also take a tablet at night and again it took me 2 or 3 weeks to get over the queasyniess and general malaise. I find is difficult to exercise because i have degeranated disks in my back and neck. Good luck with it!
• United States
24 Feb 07
If metformin makes you feel bad you may be allergic to it, please tell your doctor so he can prescribe another medication. I took metformin for a few months after I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and it made me feel bad but I stuck with it until I developed a rash. When my doctor saw it he took me off of it and put me on glipizide. I feel much better now. Your medication should not make you feel bad. As for exercising...I don't do much because of my arthritic hips. It's hard enough to cope with diabetes without having the medications making you feel worse, so ask your doctor to change to a different one. I'm sure there is one that wont make you feel bad. Wishing you better health Kowgirl