Metformin upset stomach

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i have been on metformin for about three weeks and it makes my stomach really upset.... does it ever get better. i am also taking clomid, how long did it take for others to get pregnant with this combination of meds....
Sometimes I take only 250mg if I know I'll ony be able to snack instead of eat a full meal or if I have to be NPO for blood work. I've been on Metformin since 1/2011 and my stomach upset has greatly decreased in severity, though in the beginning it was nearly unbearable. Going out to eat made me want to cry because I'd eat and then feel sick after just a few bites. That's when I started coupling it with an OTC digestive enzyme. I also have IBS.
Also watch your carbs while your on it it might upset your stomach (at least) thats what the RE told me!
I did get one right after I started taking it along with an upset stomach. It only lasted a day. Then I had it again when I started the 3 pills, which also only lasted a day.
I experienced severe nausea as well as vomitting, diarreah, upset stomach, etc., etc., etc. but this was something that I experience as soon as the metformin was in my system. As soon as I stopped taking it, it went away. Then I was put on Fortamet which is another brand of the same drug as metformin but is more costly and has a coating on it to help with the side effects. I am now back on the metforming, rather than the fortamet, and my body has adjusted to it.
I started taking metformin 10/24/10 1000mg a day... it makes my stomach upset after I eat, but it's gradually getting better, it gets worse if I don't be careful of what I'm eating.
Hi Ladies I just have as question about metformin whats the side effects some of you may have had? I start to take metformin today so maybe this will bring on my period. I had a natural m.c in nov 2008 and no AF as of yet. has anyone got PG on this alone.
Diarrhea; gas; headache; indigestion; nausea; stomach upset; temporary metallic taste; vomiting. Some people only get the side effects for a few weeks. I still have it but It's worth it since I ovulate now. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome: Diarrhea; gas; headache; indigestion; nausea; stomach upset; temporary metallic taste; vomiting.
But upset stomach is a big one and it makes you hungry I'd suggest you eat before you take it and if you take it before bed it's better because when your asleep the nausea won't bother you as much.
The Dr. started changing the doseage and at 850 mg I had diarrhea and upset stomach all the time. I went off the medication to see if that was the problem and everything returned to normal. He has changed me from 500 mg 2x daily, to 750 er mg 2x times daily, then 850 regular 2x daily and that is when I really had a problem. I don't know if I am coming or going with these meds. Now he wants to put me on 500 er 4 of them daily.
I also was on metformin and the upset stomach was terrible! Make sure that you are starting at a low dose and working your way up. For example, my goal was 1500mg, so i was on 500mg for two weeks, then bumped up to 1000 for a week, and then finally 1500mg. You also have to really watch your diet while on it. Eating good carbs will help control the queasy stomach.
I also do a low carb diet because it helps me loose weight plus doesn't cause the stomach upset with to much sugar! You could try to eat your meals right before your scheduled time to take your pills! I take my pills 8am and 8pm so I try to eat breakfast at 7:30, lunch by 1pm and then dinner by 7:30 (protein shake if I just worked out before dinner) Try low carb! seriously the sugar that you are getting is probably upsetting your tummy! (like sugary POP) Hope this helps!
I am really nervous about taking it because I have heard it causes bad stomach upset. I am a thin person with PCOS, and I've always thought that maybe I didn't have the insulin resistance since I am thin. I guess my doc thinks otherwise. I would appreciate anyone's thoughts/experiences regarding metformin. Thanks.
NP at RE's office said that she will start me off by taking 1 Metformin pill a day opposed to the typical 3x a day, as it is known to upset the stomach causing diarreah and such. So I too...am wondering the same thing, because I don't have PCOS, I'm NOT diabetic. ::sigh:: Just waiting for AF now...
Are you sure you didn't have some sort of bug that coincidentally hit you when you started the metformin? At my RE on Monday they said there's been some sort of stomach flu going around. I've only ever had diarrhea with it - no nausea or vomitting and I could certainly be wrong, but I've personally never heard of anyone else throwing up with it either. I've even been on the highest dose - 2000mg.
My Doc put me on Metformin 500mg. Everyone is different with side affects I had a upset stomach the first week, I add a mulit-vitman with it and it really helped the upset. Nearly every website you find about PCOS it talks about diet and exercise, it does work i've losted weight by eating three balance meals a day with walking. I feel better, having a positive outlook on it, has helped me deal with PCOS.
I have been on Metformin for 6-7 weeks now, first week was horrible..horrible cramps and stomach upset..now just waves of nausea through the day and complete tired feeling. I love to work out and im very much a busy body...but this med has made me so lazy and drowsy i have noticed..and im so ready for bed Every night now. Hope my body gets use to thi ssoon. Im taking Glucaphage 750mg twice daily prior and during my IVF cycle next month.
I was on metformin when ttc 2000mg and NOT diagnosed with PCOS. It did upset my stomach, but I got used to it. After 4 years ttc, I now have a healthy 2 month old baby girl. I was on the metformin for about 3 months before becoming pg. I was also doing follistim injections and IUI;s. I don't know if it was the metformin that helped us in the long run or not, but I think anything is worth a try.
1 during the day..and 2 at night...and now I've begun to have an upset stomach...and even diarrhea also...When I was taking 1000 mg....I was having headaches...and getting a bit dizzy....I haven't brought this up to my GYN...I was hoping I could at my next appointment....However, are any of these symptoms normal? I understand that the dosage can be decreased, if necessary, but would affect it's ability to treat PCOS in any way?
The first couple weeks, I was so nauseous,and had the upset stomach horrible! I gradually lost my appetite, and therefore have lost some weight, which is another reason Metformin is given. It's really a diabetic medication as well, so make sure to check your sugar occasionally, like if you get the shakes or something. After a few weeks, and increasing to 3 times a day, it finally bought on my period, and it was only for about 5 days, and the cramping wasn't as bad either.
I noticed many people talking about taking Metformin BEFORE they eat to suppress appetite and then report stomach issues like vomiting. Metformin is very hard on your empty stomach and must be taken WITH food for that very reason. I wonder if eating something light and low calorie like carrots or something, and then taking the metformin, well before meals, would solve that problem?
I took one 500mg pill on Friday and haven't taken one since because it upset my stomach so bad! Any others had side effects? Any success stories???
I take 1000mg of Metformin a day. Metformin will upset your stomach, cause diarrhea, etc. but that only lasts a couple weeks. I'm currently in my 2nd month of taking Metformin and I'm taking a pregnancy test at the end of the week! Did your doctor not explain the side effects? Upset stomach is a normal side effect. Check out soulcysters (dot) net and click on their Metformin forum.
I take 500 mg of metformin at lunch. What can cause thisearly morning upset?
I only had side affects the first maybe 2 or 3 weeks when I started it last year. I had the whole upset stomach thing and bathroom issues. But once I started eating better and staying on my diet it helped me to lose close to 60 lbs since 9/14. I also take bcp so I do not know if my cycles are regular yet. I am not TTC yet and me and my boyfriend do have an active sex life, so my doctor put me on the pill since 2007. I look foward to stopping the pill sometime next year to start TTC.
One common side effect of Metformin is gastronomic - nausea, upset stomach. It is advised to take Metformin with food, usually in the middle or end of meal. Metformin ER version releases the drug more slowly and this usually eliminates the gastrointestinal problems. Ask your doctor if you could try a weeks supply. Discuss with your doctor an alternative medication if Metformin ER gastro problems continue. Not everyone can tolerate the same medication, even in different forms.
) Metformin is making me queasy with some bouts of having an upset stomach. Really tired too! Anyway, that's me! Still trying, still waiting and getting more and more upset and frustrated. Any advice/help/encouragement will be much appreciated!
She had me come in for an exam, and then prescribed me back on Clomid (200mg) to take on CD5-9 along with Metformin...but said to take 1 Met pill a day, as it can upset the stomach. I asked if she would prescribe enough for me to take them 3x a day...and she did. So far, no stomach aches or such. No s/e's. Just hoping that this will be the month to get preggers.
I am going to start taking metformin tonight for my pcos. What side effects should I be expecting and what has happened with others while on this drug. I don't believe I am insulin resistant so this is weird to be taking a diabetic med for infertility.
so now my doc will finally put me on metformin and i'm starting it tomorrow morning!!! Any advice on the drug? I hear it can cause GI upset so take with food. Anything else? I've heard some women with PCOS actually loose weight on the drug???true??? also if we were to get pregnant would i continue to stay on metformin the whole pregnancy? and what about after the pregnancy? I've heard it can decrease your cysts so they aren't painful.
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