Metformin and kidney function

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I have been taking metformin for a week and have lost 19 pounds i am taking it for pcos and it has worked wonders i also have a normal cycle now i dont know if you have one or not but if you dont hopefully it will help
To eliminate the serious issues that concern you, you really need a good medical evaluation and blood test to check your kidney function etc. That said honestly, many things can cause your feet to swell. I would ask your doctor about an exercise program etc. Most people can tolerate walking etc. If you are not active enough your legs and feet are not getting enough exercise and can cause them swell too.
Lactic acidosis is a rare complication that can occur due to Metformin accumulation in patients with impaired kidney function since Metformin is excreted unchanged in the urine and does not undergo hepatic metabolism. Obviously, you wouldn't want to give Metformin to somebody who's decompensated or has significant impaired hepatic function (or patients taking HIVmeds that can cause lactic acidosis).
Metformin action in diabetes treatment is linked with metformin diet and metformin ingredients. Metformin reduce blood sugar levels, curing diabetes. Metformin ingredients work to reduce the amount of glucose produced by our livers and the amount of glucose absorbed through the stomach. Insulin is the harmone produced by the pancreas that reduces the glucose levels produced by our liver.
[49] Metformin is recommended to be temporarily discontinued before any radiographic study involving iodinated contrast agents, (such as a contrast-enhanced CT scan or angiogram), as the contrast dye may temporarily impair kidney function, indirectly leading to lactic acidosis by causing retention of metformin in the body.[50][51] Metformin can be resumed after two days, assuming kidney function is normal.
You may not have dysautonomia then. But, here's some more info on the autonomic nervous system....Heart function and blood pressure are just two of many components. Exerpts from Merck, a com website: "Disorders of the autonomic nervous system can affect any body part or process. Autonomic disorders may result from other disorders that damage autonomic nerves (such as diabetes), or they may occur on their own. Autonomic disorders may be reversible or progressive.
I am on Metformin. I was worried I couldn't take it because I have had issues with IBC and poor GI function for years, but I did fine. I had GI upset for a time, but we used the Met ER and began with one, then added another. I don't have any problems unless I eat poorly, and then my GI system lets me know I need to shape up. My blood sugars run 110-125 in the morning, which is still a bit higher than I want, but my doc is very happy.
But the blood test for liver and kidney function are all normal. I even did abdomen ultrasound and it came out normal. Since diagnosis, I have had other symptoms such as headache which usually is at back of my head or on top of my head. Also, I have some sort of like motion sickness with balance problem. Does anyone out there have the same symptoms as I do? The meds never made me feel good. The only thing it get rid of is my heart palp.
Anyway, I'm definitely on the right track, and I have proven to myself (and my doctor) that it's possible to lower BG and insulin levels without prescription drugs. One thing I dislike about Metformin is that you are not supposed to have a single glass of wine while on it. While being by no means a heavy drinker, I want to have a social life, and not one requiring me to stick to mineral water while every one else is drinking wine...
No overall differences in safety or effectiveness were observed between subjects 65 years and over and younger subjects. While this and other clinical experience have not identified differences in responses between the elderly and younger patients, greater sensitivity of some older individuals cannot be ruled out.
mandukasan - kneel down(with feet pointing inwards,and sit on the ankles/heels, Vajrasan position), breathe in and breathe out completely and hold your breath, pull the stomach in, press both your hands on stomach, bend forward as much as possible keeping the head straight, hold for 5 to 15 seconds and come back up while breathing in. Repeat this 3 times daily to stimulate the kidney and pancreas.
One other thing, I am under the impression that nervous function is affected greatly by hydration, and I know I've not been drinking as much water as I usually do the last few weeks, so I'm definitely going to be making an effort to drink more. Some things are actually very simple and I hope that this is one of them!
It won't hurt to see a nephrologist either for an opinion. I would get blood work done every year or so and monitor your kidney function too,, such as creatine, etc. Us humans can survive on reduced renal function with no issues but you dont want it to continue dropping.
The study did find significant risks linked to obesity, including a higher risk of death from heart disease, diabetes and kidney disease, and several cancers that have been linked with obesity, such as breast, colon and pancreatic cancer.
My question now is that my doctor refused to give me a post-methotrexane lab work to test for the liver and kidney as the methotrexane could cause of some damages to them. She said she does not do that unless you have a history of liver or kidney's problem. I don't know what the signs and symptoms of liver and/or kidney's problem are so how would like able to tell whether or not I should be worried?
About six months ago I finally got over denial (hard thing to achieve) and started medical treatment, Metformin and Lantus, I experienced relief in many of my symptoms but I´ve developed neuropathic pain, hell of a curse it affects my life in all the ways. I can hardly think or work. I am taking carbamazepin, gabapentin and vitamin B to fight this but the pain is incredible mostly from my abdomen down.
How would you advise for this test and on a percentage basis, what are the risks to my kidneys (In the 80's, I had a kidney stone that I passed and was hospitalized with a kidney infection). I thank you for any answer you provide me in this dilemma.
I have been having lots of problems.. kidney failure, liver disease, and pins and needles, shooting pain etc.. I have been put on Vit D 3 times now at 50,000 iu a week for 9 weeks as my level was 9.. now I have been sent to the Cleveland Clinic and found out I am pre-diabetic but with all the complications of a full blown diabetic.. I am now in a wheelchair and they said I have neuropathy and that all my probs are a combination..
This would need a dose adjustment for sodium. Also kidney function tests should be carried out. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please discuss these possibilities with your husband’s doctor. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
The foul, sulfuric rotten egg/bad red wine burps and flatulence (and diarrhea) are mortifying. I have studied the entire human body (in my profession), and have close friendships with several internists. However, I have no health insurance. Based on what I've studied and have been told, the most likely culprits are gastroparesis (very slow emptying of the stomach) OR gall bladder disease.
Just to be sure -- I am taking Norpace XR, Atenolol, Xanax, Synthroid, Zantac, and Metformin. I have normal kidney function.
I need you to be more specific. Secondly, are his blood sugars controlled with the Metformin? Has his kidney function been checked? Diabetics with uncontrolled hypertension often have kidney issues.
I have not been feeling good for the last 4 weeks i am on metformin and folic acid also, it dont matter how much i sleep im still tired. my stomach has been very tender every time my husband puts his arm on my stomach or i lean over somthing it hurts BAD .!! but like i said i have not felt that great and ive been getting nausous alot latley i would throw up but i cant keep anything down ..
I've just been put on metformin and the GI diet (brilliant for both conditions) to see if i can lose the weight that way and have been told to take mega strength (1300mg per day) evening primrose oil and starflower oil. These, i'm told may take 3-6 months to start propoerly kicking in, so give it a chance. Relaxation classes are fantastic as is acupuncture, but if you don't have access to any of these classes, download relaxation exercises from the internet.
I am currently on synthoid 88mcg and metformin 500mg (2 pills a day). My recent blood test showed I have elevated potassium level 5.5 (normal is 3.8 - 5.2). But the kidney function test seems ok my creatine level is 0.58 (normal 0.58 - 1.2) . Should I be worried? Will there be any other cause of the elevated potassium level. I always seem to have pain around lower back and kidney area.
I would ask for a kidney function test also. Her body is clearly stressed and the kidneys have to work overtime to (try to) flush the ketones. Have her drink a lot of water. Like your approach, I wouldn't rest until I found answers. I hope that you'll check into the friendly folks at JDRF Online Diabetes Support Team. They can usually point folks to local resources fairly quickly.
You have lots of room to go up on your metformin before heading to insulin, so discuss this with your doctor. The usual dose of metformin, assuming your kidney and heart function are fine, is 1000 mg twice daily. It may also help with your weight loss. Continue with the dietary changes to lose some weight. You definitely need medication in the evenings if your morning blood sugars are the highest, so perhaps this second dose of metformin can first be added at night to help.
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Simple question here, has anyone ever had a negative blood test and negative urine test and went on with their daily routine and a month or so later found out you were in fact pregnant while having ultrasound done. If this has happened to anyone or perhaps someone you know, please respond, I'd appreciate the information. Thanks.
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