Metformin and kidney function

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Avatar n tn 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
Avatar n tn 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.
568322 tn?1370169040 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).
2157587 tn?1336732580 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.
Avatar n tn I've been diagnosed with PCOS recently and will start Metformin and Clomid. I've heard the chances of having a healthy pregnancy with these meds are 40% for PCOS women which isn't too bad but wish it was more like 80% : ) Just wanted to hear any success stories to help cheer me up.
Avatar n tn [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.
Avatar m tn I am 177 cms in height and 84 Kgs in weight. No heredity for diabetes. Normal kidney function and liver enzymes. Very, very high triglicerides (600) (heredity) - normal Cholesterol and LDL, but very low HDL. I am a diagnosed hypertensive - on Telmisartan since the past 4 years - controlled BP of 140/85 - have recently started Rosuvastatin 20 mg/day for my triglycerides. I tend to skip lunch (for weight control) - and have a sweet tooth. On a recent fitness test, I tested 97 on FBS.
990091 tn?1249200314 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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...
Avatar m tn 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.
88793 tn?1290230777 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.
Avatar f tn Where I am from we don't usually give a basal bolus regimen, just 70/30 in morning and evening. She also has history of IHD one year back. Recently, her renal function tests revealed a creatinine of 2.0 (178micromole/L). Her GFR according to MDRD equation is less than 30. This clearly means metformin should be stopped. However, when I stopped her metformin, she developed high blood glucose (9.7 fasting), so now I am not sure what to do?
Avatar n tn my legs are also becoming increasinly restless, and exercise isnt helping. I have lost alot of weight, am taking metformin which dont normally have these sort of side effects, but i am also on anti depressants and sleeping tablets.
545538 tn?1295995617 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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..
Avatar n tn are slow to catch up on this information, but we are at very high risk for heart disease and it causes calcification in the arteries and possibly kidney stones. However, natural calcium sources are okay, such a dark green leafy vegetables. For me, getting and keeping my vitamin D levels up around 50 has been life changing. And magnesium relaxes the muscles, 70% of people are low in magnesium.
Avatar n tn 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!
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn diagnosed LADA (T1 diabetes) 3 years ago. On insulin and metformin. Started thyroid meds about same time. Currently on Tirosint 88 and have been on this amt for over 1 yr. Recent past FT3 labs (two separate testings over the last month or so) came back: 2.2 L (Range 2.3-4.2) with TSH .875 (Range: .350-5.500) Dr. prescribed 5 cytomel without much more info. Started some reading re thyroid. Did not start cytomel as I wanted additional testing. So...
1569985 tn?1328251082 Just to be sure -- I am taking Norpace XR, Atenolol, Xanax, Synthroid, Zantac, and Metformin. I have normal kidney function.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.