Metformin and sweating

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I was put on 500milgs of metformin 2xday / for the first few months I took the med.. but I felt it was making me to hungry ? my Dr said to stop it ? I continued to have episodes of HUNGER, sweating, shaking, heart beating fast, a scary feeling.. I don't keep any sugary foods or drink in house so I just grabed a piece of whole wheat bread & peanut butter.. after about 15 mins symtoms subsided.. I ran out of the strips for my blood count meter..
Best try to get a fasting and postprandial blood sugar levels done and decrease your sugar intake and try to do some exercises like walking light jogging and eat healthy food, and most importantly carry a chocolate bar with you every time, if you feel weak and sweating then eat the bar. After your lab tests you can revisit a diabetologist who would either change the medication or advise it.
I am tested with Hep B Sur Ag and Hep B Core Ab Positive and Hep A IgG Positive (Sept 4, 04). I am diabetic and been taking Glucophage 850mg (3x/day) and Glipizide 10mg (2x/day). Right after My Dr found out about Hep B. SHe asked me to stop Glucophage because she's afraid that it would harm my liver. She replaced it with Novolin N (10 u @ bedtime). I started the insulin on Sept 22, 04. I felt really weird in my body: dry mouth, pain in my stomach, sweating, agitating.
Hi I to have PCOS and have been on Metformin for a couple of months now and still never had a period and then my RE gave me provera to jump start my period (or in her words clean me out) and I just started before then I hadn't had a period since July of last year but only started to take the metformin in September and then stopped because of the side effects, and then started back in December, after switching from a regular gyn to a PCOS Specialist/RE and then I was basically told that this is w
out right now and I'm sweating at the nape of my neck. I had to turn heat off in the house and don't feel cold at all. Has anyone else had sweating? I know I need to start exercising more and get a better diet, so I'll be working on that after the holidays. What I'm amazed at are the people I've met who have had diabetes II a long time and have never really got into trying to figure out how to eat, etc., etc. I would not be nerveous about taking met.
So I was just diagnosed with PCOS in August. And my endo wants to treat me with Metformin to regulate my mensutral cycle and ovulation. But I wasn't sure if all these meds have their interaction or not.
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
I've been on Metformin for a few months now, and have been sweating ever since. I HATE it! I get out of the shower and need to shower again (not really, but it's darned close). Doing just the smallest amount of moving around causes my face to drip, my hair to get damp and I hate the thought that others can see it. It's embarrassing! So, here I sit with my fan blowing at top speed while my husband sits in the other room huddling by the fire. Lovely....not.
My husband has type II diabetes and the last few days he has been sweating very bad, his pillow is soaked when he wakes up in the morning. We have started taking his blood sugar levels when this happens and it's always over 250. Can anyone tell me what is going on and how do we reduce the blood sugar count.
Endocrine gland related conditions like hyperthyroidism, acromegaly and glucose control disorders (diabetes and hypoglycemia both) all result in increased sweating and heat in the body. Diabetes your husband has. Pheochromocytoma, cancers, carcinoid syndromes, tuberculosis and other infections too can cause increased sweating and heat. It can also be due to low blood pressure. Get his thyroid and adrenal gland function tested also. Avoid too much of tea, coffee, smoking and spicy food.
All I can say to that is if you are not IR or have type 2 diabetes you don't want to be on metformin. My husband is diabetic and needs it but why would you want to take it if you don't need it? Too much IR resistance information going around these days. Either your IR or your not. Tx life doesn't revolve around IR resistance, diabetes, obesity etc, etc. I think it's good to be aware, but all the information lately has been a bit much. Prior to tx fasting glucose was normal.
I go to the toilet. Explosive diarrhea and sweating and weakness and faint feeling (some times I do faint or lean on something to keep me from falling over). Then after it's over I get very cold. I still feel a little weak but I feel much better. I drink lots of fluids and am a pretty healthy 25. I don't believe it's all separate diagnoses. Like the vaso vagal and then another one for the diarrhea and another one for the sweating etc.
I went to my computer and looked up bloating, Metformin, afib. All signs pointed to GERD can cause afib. And Metformin can cause gas, bloating, digestive upset. The pieces of the puzzle were put together. I just happened to have gas-x in my bathroom and immediately took 2. Within one hour the gas and bloating were gone and so was the afib. I literally got on my knees and prayed that I was on the right path to health.
I think I might understand what you mean. My doctor told me that my excessive sweating is due to PCOS and is called Hirutism, I probably spelled that wrong. I literally could be sitting in a freezer doing minimal work and my body temp will still go up.
Yes pcos can cause high bp, i am 25 and i weigh 122 lbs but i have high bp also. I don't know if the increased heart rate is related, but i am also on a beta blocker bc my hr spiked up to the 160's. very scary. metformin can cause your kidneys to work harder causing water retention, i am on 1500mg i don't retain water but no matter how much water i drink ( i gave up soda and coffee) i still get dehydrated and have horrible muscle cramps. I don't know if the hot flashes are related.
I have hot flushes, problems with palpitations (I have been diagnosed with tachycardio too and take Bisoprorol Fumarate 2.5mg daily) and problems with sweating and generally I do feel unwell and weak. I know that these are not the sympthoms of underactive thyroid, but something is wrong with my body. I think that my thyroid problems and all hormonal problems are not treated properly or I do not have a proper response to them....
Mnay times I do have a racing heart and a rate of 120-160 BPM is common. They are also very hard and forceful beats and a bit scary. As soon as I take in some sugar (I have some glucose tablets but if they are not handy I drink a sugared soda or juice) I feel better in a few minutes though I sometimes have some fatigue and a headache after.
How come I would be so hot all the time and if I even try to do anything I start sweating or feeling wet all over but especially my face. Turns Red and I sweat and feel sick to my stomach and get a headache and weak and almost faint. I cannot get anything done and its making me very depressed. I have been to an endrocronogist and a gynecologist and neither one can find anything. I'm tired of living my life of not doing anything because I overheat. Its like I feel on fire inside my face.
Is there some correlation between sugar intake and svr? I am not a big sugar user, but the hot weather goes so well with frozen yogurt during the times I don't feel like vomiting. I was also wondering the same thing about carbs.
The Endo and I are stumped, please help: Stress Event 2005-2010 (Divorce with Custody Issues) Female, 40 y/o 2006-2009 symptoms, which are now gone: Sleepy all the time Falling asleep while driving No new hair or nail growth Confusion 2006-now symptoms: Intolerance to temperature Cold – Run A/C at 78 degrees, wear socks to bed, 4 blankets Heat Stroke 3 times Gained 30 pounds from 2005 – 2008 (155 to 185, size 10 to 14) Mommy Make-over and strict diet = now 170-175, size 12 Diet restrictio
and estrogen dominance. So yes am taking meds for each and then my doctor just put me on Metformin I am not seeing any results from this either. I am so frustrated and desperate a year ago I was 160 down to a size 8 and now I am at 211 and in 14/16's. I was doing the lite for life program when I just crashed and was craving suger like mad...well the sugar overcame me. Any suggestions out there please please replay to this desparate 43 year old wife and mother of three. God Bless. .
I wake up about every 1 to 2 hours with the pain, pounding heart, dizziness and sweating. I eat a granola bar and fall back asleep for a bit until I wake up with the same thing again. Mornings are horrible. When I wake up I feel dizzy, faint, hungry, and the gnawing hunger pain in my stomach. I've gained 10 pounds because I eat all the time, and I'm don't exercise anymore because of the pain and fear that I'll faint.
However, I have been taking 300 mg for a couple months and now I am suffering from uncontrollable overheating and sweating. I know this side effect doesn't seem like such a big deal after overcoming the initial side effects of the drug but it has gotten so bad that I am considering trying something else. I am reluctant to do this because I have had such success with Effexor but this side effect has become unbearable.
You are not alone!! Just search this forum for PVCs and see how many posts there are! I am 23 also and experience PVCs very frequently and yes, they scare me to death! But being able to come to this forum and see that there are so many others experiencing the same thing that I am really helps me. It will help you too!! It is great that you have been to the doctor and gotten checked out. Have you gotten an echo?
Dear Doctors, I am a girl of 35 years, good health, normal weight etc. I would apreciate your opinion to my problems. November 2004 muscle twitching starts in calves. 1 month after a viral infection. Spreads over the next months to thighs, abdomen, genital area, and arms. July 2005 , I wake up one morning with as strange vibrating, pins and needles feeling in my genital area. The feeling persists, comes and goes durign the day but is there every day.
Online is one thing, but I was in near shock when last week I actually met someone who went through the same symptoms (dizziness, hot flashes, sweating, chest constriction, fast heart beat)! Though hers started last march and lasted a month and a half. She went to a whole bunch of doctors, no one could tell what was wrong, and when the symptoms went away, she stopped pursuing it. Which is why I am now really really wondering whether this could be a virus/bacteria/fungus...
To me they feel as though they move back and forth between my neck and the collarbone and at times have bunched together and get to be the size of a small apricot, flat, hard and oval shaped then back to the smaller size. Fine Needle Biospies were performed and no cancerous cells were found. My bloodwork is coming out normal as far as cell count and thyroid levels.
Then my husband and I decided to try and have children and I was on metformin and spirolactone at the time, they continued the metformin but stopped the spirolactone(which I didn't feel did anything anyways) bc it can cause birth deffects. They put me on clomid for six months with no result of a child but my body seemed to fall apart!
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