Posted 07 July 2006 - 02:22 PM
Correctly dx T1 (LADA) 11/2006
MM 522 w/NovoLog since 1/07
Previously on Actos, Starlix, Metformin ER, Lantus
Posted 07 July 2006 - 03:27 PM
I have been taking 2000mg of metformin ER for about 3 months. (Started in earlier gradually increasing the dose.) The early side effects (headaches, dizziness) subsided, but one that hasn't is the constant bloating. I've never had bloating this bad in my life. It's 5" of difference. The only time it even changes is if I forget a dose (which has only happened a couple times). Then it goes down a little bit. Has anyone ever solved this problem? I am hoping to not have to buy a whole new wardrobe here or get asked when I am due.
I have trouble with bloating and gas sometimes. I think it is because I eat so much fiber, anymore. The only time I have problems with my Metformin is when I take it without eating, and then it is more of the "running" kind of trouble.
Posted 08 July 2006 - 03:02 AM
For a while I was quite bloated and suffered from terrible gas especially when I would have dairy products along with Metformin. I even stopped having cereal in the morning for a while. It kind of subsided after a while.
You must also look at what you are eating as well. Metformin gives gas. Avoid foods that will give you more gas for a while and see how it goes.
Recently found out that fizzy drinks (mineral water, Diet Coke, anything fizzy!) gave me LOTS of gas and made me feel very much bloated. When I found out I just had a hysterectomy and the slightest gas would be more painful than the op. Agony! Ok, it's because I've had surgery recently that I am more sensitive... but fizzy drinks are a killer in the gas department.
I love brussels sprouts and cabbage but they seem to make an explosive ( ! ) cocktail with Metformin...
Tried Activia (a yogurt) by Dannon, especially made to regulate your digestive system. It is supposed to help you feel less bloated too. Been having it since I came out of hospital. I does help. But then again, I am also very careful what I eat and drink. Perhaps it's the placebo effect too?
Posted 08 July 2006 - 04:43 AM
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Posted 08 July 2006 - 11:33 AM
Side effects SUCK!! Like we don't go through enough we have to deal with side effects too.
Diagnosed July 1997 as Type 1
Correctly diagnosed April 2006 as Type 2
Taking: 1 mg Amaryl 1x a day, Byetta 5 mcg 2x a day
Tried: Novolog, Novolog 70/30, Lantus, Humalog, Humilin L and many many others