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Started with Metformin and had intense diarrhea and lost a lot of weight. Dr changed me to Januvia and it seems to be easier on my body and AC has come down to almost normal. Any suggestions how to better manage diet?
@maurtura I’m glad that you have a feeling of trust with your current doctor. I can understand that you might be experiencing anxiety given all the changes in your general health. All of these procedures and experiences can weigh heavily on your mind. Teresa
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Im not ready yet
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Has any body Heard bad things about metformin.
Causing health problems .
I’d like to invite @pdilly @minda77 @gman007 @karlson @cdbc @farmerttt to share their experiences with Metformin, too.
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When diagnosed with type 2 I was prescribed metformin. I think that’s pretty standard to begin with because it’s worked well for lots of people. But not for me. I broke out in hives. So when those went away my doc prescribed januvia 100mg a day. That has worked very well for me. The only side effect I had was a metallic taste in my mouth for several months. I don’t have that anymore.
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Thank you so much for your timely response, @pdilly.
Glad to respond. Im looking for a support group/person to help me get diabetes /heart under control. Im 74 and im not ready to have that talk with jesus yet.
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Thanks, ill keep that in mind.ive been on metformin for quite some time and i read that isnt good for you to be on it so long
Is Metformin bad for you.
I started out with 1000 Mg 2 times a day.
Then dropped offf to 500Mg 2 times a day.
Now the Dr put me on 500 Mg slow release
2 time a day.
Sense he change me To this I have to make sure I eat something first .
Some times eating first do not work.
I can not complain my A1C has been normal .
When I first found out I was diabetic I was at 600 with my A1C.
Archer, I would strongly suggest that you do the best you can to follow the Doc’s orders if it will keep you on oral medication only. I started out that way, but lost part of my pancreas due to a tumor and that is where insulin is manufactured. I am now on insulin and it is much more difficult than simply taking a pill a couple of times each day. I would love to be back at that point. I doubt, based on all of my research over the years that there is a 100% safe medication, but it will keep you alive a lot longer than you would live with a blood sygar of 600.
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@gman007 I appreciate the very balanced approach you are taking to meds and your diabetic health. You have provided some “food for thought”!
I know I have been in insulin.
I noticed that you’ve been supporting others and getting support in the Diabetes group, but that you also asked about heart issues. Did you know that we have a Heart Health group here on Connect: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/heart-blood-vessel-conditions/
I encourage you to check out all the discussions there, but direct you specifically to this one where you’ll connect with others who have a pacemaker:
– Pacemaker recipients. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/pacemaker-recipients/
Thanks, i looked at discussions and you people are way over my head and using terms i cant even pronounce. Is there a site i can just ask questions and get answers i can understand?
@maurtura Thanks for letting us know that you are having problems with our posts. Please let us know what terms you are referring to – I’m sure that we can explain it better if that is needed:) Teresa
Those of us who have been to way too many doctor visits and procedures are often guilty of using medical jargon that sounds like a foreign language to new members. If you have specific questions, please ask and we will all try to use the simplest terms in our explanations.
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