Congrats on the 100. Way to go.
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Started on 2000Mg (500x4) Metformin ER with evening meal on July 18. Meter reading that morning before breakfast was 168. This was after two months of testing foods and adjusting diet towards a low carb diet lowered my morning readings from near 300 to about 150 to 200.
Thanks to the sharing of information and experiences posted on these forums, I had an idea of what to expect in side effects. At the same time, I was aware that YMMV was definitely in play.
Literature claimed less that 10% of those prescribed the ER version experienced diarrhea, surely I would be in the 90%!
The first night, I experienced severe diarrhea in the middle of the night. The second night was the same, (no.....
worse!) and I thought of those who had posted of this symptom lasting for weeks or months and questioned if I could survive that experience!
The third night I woke up about 2 am with extreme nausea and spent the next two hours throwing up, progressing to dry heaves so severe, I pulled a lower back muscle.
The next day I was drained and suffered some of the worst headaches I have ever had.
These 3 Days were worse than any flu I have ever had.
By the fourth day, I was literally a new person. I had greatly increased energy levels in less than a week. I had not realized how bad I felt until I suddenly felt so much better. Also, gone was the irritability over little things! I just felt mellow!
This morning’s number was the magic 100.
30 Day Avg Before Meals: 158
14 Day Avg Before Meals: 122
7 Day Avg Before Meals: 122
I do think I had taken it about as far as I could with diet, and Met is making the difference in reaching more 'normal' levels. Hopefully, there will be more improvement. Although, my doctor says that at 3 weeks, I am where I will be on this dosage.
Congrats on the 100. Way to go.
Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
Diet & Exercise
Most recent A1C 5.6
Way to go! That first great number feels awesome doesn't it?
Diagnosed 4/2012 11.7 a1c Fbg 241
Currently on no meds
8/2012 5.9 A1C
4/2013 5.7- sensing a pattern here!
Diet-- staying under 50 grams a day of carbs. Not weighing anything mostly rough estimates
Exercise-- 7 days a week but trying to keep it varied. Raquetball, biking, walking with Rocky and now a little lifting
Congrats on the 100. Today is my 2 week anniversary after being diagnosed 3 weeks ago in the ER at 300 6hrs after a meal (in ERfor breathing issue) and seeing Internist 2 weeks ago getting a meter and taking my first reading after breakfast, a 430. So far I'm celebrating any reading under 200, with lowest before meal a 131 (what ever the abbreviation is, haven't got 'em down yet most higher but now low or sub 200s. My wake up numbers are the worst as I've read is the case for many, did have one first thing in the morning sub 200 (198) but that's it so far. Seems crazy eat a good breakfast and have the numbers go down 50 to 60 that that's what happening for me.
FWIW been on Met 500x2 daily, just upped it myself to 500am 1000pm yesterday to see if it will help. See my Dr again tomorrow and will discuss it. Oh FINALLY started excercising yesterday, 20min fast walking and again 25min today. Did see improvement in later day readings. Like today 201 after lunch, walked later, then 167 few minutes ago before dinner. Which it's time to go eat.
Sorry for hi-jacking your thread! Can't wait to hit a sub 100....this is scary stuff...
Congrats on the BG. You are one of the lucky one that Metformin works with little or no side effect. It is a good drug. Cheap and generic...
I am one of those 10%. I suffer it for years before I get smarter and dump it.
DX 02/2002, Minimed 723 Pump + CGMS on Novolog
Aspirin-81 Lipitor-10 Losartan-50 (As Protection)
05/2013 A1c=5.7 Chol=137 Trig=79 HDL=47 LDL=74
Congratulation on your hard work it will pay off ....just keep working it one day at a time....it will all fall into place and you will find it easier.
Ability is what you're capable of doing.... Motivation determines what you do.... Attitude determines how well you do it."
“Be the captain of your ship ~ take control"
DX'd Type2 - 9/8/10.......BG Doc's office 320
Sept '10 - 13.8
Nov '10 - 8.2
Dec '10 - 6.5
Jan '11 - 5.8
GHb - A1C
Mar. '11 - 7.2 (or- a 5.4 HBa1c reading)
HB - A1C
Jun. '12 - 5.9
Metformin 500mg x 2 (down to 1 pill per day which I split into AM/PM)
LCHF diet and I eat to my meter
Congrats, that's lovely
11/10 diagnosed ~ fbg 306 ~ start typical ADA diet ~ no diagnosis A1c
1/11 9.4 ~ 3/11 7.9 ~ 6/11 7.8 ~ 7/11 7.6 ~ 10/11 7.5 ~ 12/11 6.4
3/12 5.9 ~ 6/12 5.4 ~ 9/12 5.4 ~ 12/12 5.3
30 units Lantus - 2,550 mg Metformin - 2400 mg Ibuprofen
LCHF ketogenic 30 to 40 carbs per day and dabbling in Paleo
3+ miles treadmill and lifting most days and some elliptical
Thanks Pat! You were one of the first posters I recognized as a 'regular'. You many posting of kind words and encouragement goes a long ways to support newbies like me!
[QUOTE=apollo322;764342]Way to go! That first great number feels awesome doesn't it?[/QUOTE
Yes, just had to post even if it was possible that 15 to 20 % meter error!
Mike - no problem. Not a hi-Jack! I appreciate you sharing your experiences. That sharing by folks here has been very educational and encouraging for me! After several months, I can see light at the end of the tunnel, if I can stay focused and reach it! I am betting on you to reach your goals!
Hi ONlY! Thanks for thoughts! See you are in the Caribbean! One of my favorites sections of the world. If all goes well we will be in the Eastern Caribbean in late Sept!
Hooterville! What can I say! Great to see you always. We connected on the chat room not long after I joined DF and I had already read a lot of your posts. I find the history you have posted in your sig to be inspiring and encouraging! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks all for your kind comments.
Didn't reach 100 this morning, but it was 113 and two hours after breakfast it was 120.