12 Mar 2011
All this type of information needs to be given to an investigator and the coroner and they will be able to get to the bottom, more so, the coroner, of what caused her death, what other drugs were found in the system and so on... it is like the famous saying goes on this site, what might effect one, one way does not necessarily cause for the other... Wish I could be of more help, but a certified coroner is going to be able to tell you everything that you need to know and what his findings were... and the cause of death... blaze22
12 Mar 2011
Yes, I agree with Blaze, the cause of death can only be determined by an autopsy done by the coroner or medical examiner.
A condition called lactic acidosis can develop while taking metformin and can be fatal particularly if the person has liver problems or drinks large amounts of alcohol while taking metformin. You can google lactic acidosis and read more.
I'm a little confused, metformin is used for treating type 2 diabetes, was she a diabetic?
Wishing you the best,
14 Mar 2011
They use metformin in polycystic ovarian syndrome as well. I do agree with the others. An autopsy done by the coroner is the only way to know. Is there any possibility her blood sugar dropped too low and she went into a coma which led to death? There are so many different possibilities. Like others said, they need to do toxicology studies to check all substances that were in her blood. They should check for something like a brain aneurysm (sp?) as that is a cause of many young peoples sudden death. Only a full autopsy will tell for sure. Let me also express how very sorry I am for you and your family! How awful of a thing to happen and I think as a medical person (I am an RN too) we always want cut and dry answers. To not know what happened makes it worse than it already is. I cannot even imagine what you must be going through. To lose your baby is the ultimate nightmare for any mother. I'm very, very sorry and you nad your family will be in our prayers.
I hope you are able to find out what happened so you may have closure. God be with you at this time of need. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. If nothing else, there are many on here who are wonderful supportive friends. If you ever need someone to talk to feel free to send a private message. I will add you to my friends list so you can do so if you wish.
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