I have recently been told by my dr that I have cured diabetes. I have been taking two 500 mg of metformin twice a day. He told me to decrease that dosage in half. Is there anything I should be aware of in weaning off metformin?
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@baroberts, you're wise to inquire what to anticipate what to expect when weaning off metformin. @cehunt57 and @beancat425 may have thoughts and experiences to share.
I also found this article that might be helpful
- Stopping Metformin: Side Effects, Risks, and How to Stop: https://www.healthline.com/health/stopping-metformin
Congratulations for getting your diabetes into remission. Beside discontinuing metformin, did your doctor recommend any lifestyle choices like diet to help stay in remission?
You might experience ability to eat a wider variety of foods, like those with gluten/tomato/etc, and your gastroparesis, acid reflux, diarrhea and nausea may reduce or be eliminated. I was also on two 500mg twice a day, now none and my HA1c is 5.0.
Wishing you the best of health!
I can beat that… my intake for many years was 1000mg2x day Metformin… diarrhea, gastro reflux, gastritis, etc. Stopped Metformin cold Turkey and symptoms resolved and in addition to that - instead of daily insulin shots- now I only take insulin when my numbers rise dramatically on my Continuous GlucoseMonitor (only 2 times this month)!
Metformin has its place for new type 2, but needs monitoring as years go by! Thanks Annabelle for sharing your experience with Metformin. 🙂
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