Taking metformin with milk

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I always take it in the middle of a meal (breakfast lunch and dinner) OR with milk. This helps to decrease the side effects. It does make you a little gassy....especially for me if I take it when I only ate a really light meal. I was only on it for four months during which I had regular periods which I have never had since I was 19 years old and am 30 now. And after these four months was pregnant. So give it a chance to work for you.
I know I can go to Diabetes classes for info but was wondering if one can eat more normally by taking Metformin? And it seemed to spike when I had a cold but the cold is gone, but not the high blood sugar readings. Anyone else affected by illness?
I have recently been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. I just started taking the metformin and after three weeks have run into a problem. I am not sure whether I have a stomach virus, a reaction to increasing the metformin (1000mg to 1500mg) or if it was the ice cream I had but I can't stop going to the bathroom. The diarreha has been excrutiating. Any suggestions, other than I probably shouldn't have had the ice cream to begin with. Thanks from a newbie.
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 was going to take them for a week, then go off the meds and take them for a week. Does that seem like a bad idea? My A1C was 6.7 before I started taking the Metformin. I've taken it now for 3 months, and my A1C is still 6.7. I don't want to have to endure the side effects of this med if it isn't helping me.
I am on 4 metformin a day, 500 mg x 4. My doctor at first said take one with each meal and so eat four small meals a day. The bottle from the pharmacy says take two twice a day, no one seems to really care how I take em when I ask about this. Sometimes I seem to get metformin that are coated and sometimes they are not, have bin given three or four different brands over time and seems to be whats on the menu when I order my prescription, who knows what brand it will be next. What is better?
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).
All of the volunteers here at Medhelp have knowledge of and life experiences with type 1 diabetes. Seeing that you are on metformin, I am going to assume that you have type 2 diabetes. I do not have any personal knowledge of this medication and the other meds you have listed I cannot comment on either. What I can suggest is that you pose this question to your healthcare provider and have some blood work done to check your levels.
Well I've been on metformin since September 2008 and have lost over 50lbs while taking it. I didn't really have any side affects from it. You just have to watch what you eat, because sometimes having a high fat content meal can cause you to become nausas. I would suggest taking it because you do have pcos and it was one of the known drugs out there to help with the side affects from pcos. And yes losing weight will help your periods to try to become regular.
I found it interesting nonetheless. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/589647 Metformin May Up Alzheimer's Protein if Used Alone Metformin Beta-Amyloid Effect Raises Alzheimer's Concerns Janis Kelly March 16, 2009 — Diabetes mellitus is associated with increased risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD), but a new study of metformin suggests that diabetes treatments might bear some of the blame.
I don't have PCOS (beyond those years), but I've read that a lot of doctors prescribe metformin to help with it. Metformin is a diabetes drug, but a lot of people find it helpful for the PCOS, as well as easier to lose weight when taking it. Have you been prescribed it? Might be worth discussing with your doctor. I'd recommend that you do a "google" search for PCOS, then look at treatments....
I am glad to hear that you have lost 15 pounds on metformin and South Beach. I think I will try that because of the diabetes. I agree with peekawho on those processed foods as well. I have just discarded them because my sister told me to do so yesterday, so I think it is funny you also said it in your message. Her daughter has diabetes type I, and they raised her girl's blood sugar. In the last couple months she has gone organic and all natural for her daughter.
I'm not sure I understand what benefit you'd hope to achieve from this and I'd be concerned it would interfere with the interferon and ribavirin. I can't imagine any studies have been done as to how they would work together. Your virus is clearing slowly, so it does not seem to be helping you. Does your doctor know you are doing this?
Thanks for commenting and making suggestions on my diet. I apologize if it sounded like I was on a different diet. I have eaten the same for years, (fresh (not canned), fruits (certain ones without too much sugar), 100% whole wheat bread, etc., other than increasing a little fiber as the dr suggested last year. Everything you mentioned as what to eat, I already eat those things. NO MATTER WHAT I EAT GOES THROUGH ME & now I am also vomiting.
Her diabetes also started at the same time but this has them puzzled also as she need to be on both High dose metformin and insulin to control it. They are now taking her other symptoms a bit more seriously as they always put them down to her meds but she has been off most steroids and morphine type drugs for a good while now. They are doing some bloods as she has developed twitching in her fingers and started to have severe headaches.
Food wise, we really eat healthy. Morning we have oatmeal with raisin and cinnamon with milk we do not add sugar or honey. We share a apple and a bannana and we have a tad of cottage cheese on a half tomatoe. Lunch we usually have a sandwich mostly peanut butter n jelly sometimes tuna etc. At night we mostly have a nice fresh salad and our meat dish. Meat us usually baked in the oven on racks or bar-b-que.
I was taking 40 units of Lantus nightly, and 1000mg metformin. I am no longer taking Lantus but, I am still on metformin. Five months on Victoza I lost 32 pounds. Today I have lost a total of 48 pounds. A1C went from 8.2 to 6.7. Victoza does decrease your appetite tremendously; I have to force myself to eat at times. But, I also realized after not eating so much (stomach shrinkage) it becomes hard to overeat….which is a good thing for me. Victoza has been a Blessing for me.
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PCOS is polycystic ovary syndrome -- and it can cause weight gain and/or inability to lose - it's often treated with metformin, which is a med also used to treat type II diabetes. A side effect of metformin is weight loss, but it is NOT a weight loss med and should not be used as such. Okay, so that opens up a whole new arena here. If you have PCOS, you might also have insulin resistance and/or hypothyroidism.
I'm using the cream Vaniqua to see if this will decrease the hair and I've considered taking metformin (this drug apparently helps with hirsutism also) but I'm still thinking about that. So, don't worry just arm yourself with the most information you can and become extremely active in whatever quest you may have. I also wanted you to know that I have elevated free testosterone but my total testosterone is normal.
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I am taking 1500mg, 500mgs 3xs a day. Always with food or milk. Did your DR prescribe folic acid with that. I'm taking 4 - 1mg tabs aday. When I was taking it in the morning with the Metformin I would feel sicker. I started taking th folic acid with my metformin at night with dinner and would feel sick.
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How Common Is Lactic Acidosis With Metformin? Taking metformin may increase your risk of lactic acidosis. Lactic acidosis is extremely rare; about three people out of every 100,000 people taking metformin will develop lactic acidosis over a one-year period. However, your risk for developing lactic acidosis might be much higher, depending on whether you have other risk factors for lactic acidosis. Treating Lactic Acidosis Lactic acidosis is treated by stopping metformin.
well i went they checked my ovaries and i def have pcos and my cyst are normal size and there is not alot but some the doc said keep taking the metformin and of course to lose weight to increase my chances of being able to ovulate they said i may not get a period this month but they do not know bc i dont really miss to many. The nurse was suprise I have a child they say alot of women with PCOS cant have children, and after that I cried and thanked GOD for Justin.
120mg/dl Average sugar level after two hours of lunch : 150 mg/dl Problem: 1) There is weight loss of about 6 Kgs in the past 2 years. My weight of 56 Kgs became 50 kgs now. How to regain my weight 2) Morning sugar level is as high as 125 mg/dl average. How to bring it to normal level or less than110mg/dl Kindly advise.
I read also that choline and vitamin E can help reverse NAFLD. I take milk thistle also what happens with high AST ALT levels and FLD? is it the liver cells are permanently dead or scarred and ammonia is sometimes released now?
I became pregnant the third month of taking it (with two m/c prior) my son is now almost 8 months and im currently 3 months pregnant! I got back on metformin about 2 months after he was born! Its been my lifesaver! Allowing me to loose weight and become a mother! Good luck! Side affects can be Soooo not fun, but stick it out and you will not be sorry!
I get these unexplained chills all the time, where im freezing cold with goose bumps all over my body. They hurt and I can barely walk they are so bad sometimes. I check my temp when I get these episodes and its perfectly normal. I do not have a infection or am not sick. Im not even in a cold environment. Everyone around me is not cold. Its the weirdest thing, and I cant find a answer for it. Its like my body is messed up and sending these chills for no reason. Please help.
i have full diat controll and taking milk with sugar free pills. i am not taking sweets at all since last 5-6 yrs. i walked daily for 30 mins. my wieght is 65 kg. i want 2nd issue. what care should i take. pl help me out. thanks a lot. in my family, we all cousines especially sisters only are diabetic.
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