I just started taking metformin and am now having pains in my legs starting at the knees and down to... the foot. especially the front top of foot and shin. could metformin be causing this pain? its hurts to walk and my legs tire easily.
5 May 2011
Yes it is possible that you are having adverse side effects from the metformin and need to speak to the doctor about this as soon as possible. For reference the following is the page for reading about the side effects for metformin:
10 May 2011
I'm no doc & can't answer the question; however, I've had chronic, severe leg pain--both legs-- & other causes besides meds (according to neurologists, etc) can be a neuropathy, which is a pinched nerve in your spine (or compressed disks pinching a nerve); degenerative disk disease in lower back, or from a past back prob. In my case, I feel like searing fire & at same time like hit by a hammer; also numbness, tingling. I have Parkinsons: 1/2 docs think that's related, 1/2 say a past back trauma.
If it's not the meds, there's good info on this site, and, primarily, your doc. about these topics.
18 May 2015
I am having the same problem, on my left foot. starts at the arch then the top like from the big toe all the way to the ankle bone then up the leg bone. I thought it was my shoes so i ended up buying two new pair... Wearing soft suede moccasins helps, but i have started to suspect the metformin, i had been taking atenolol six months prior without any pains.
Please let me know if you where able to fix your foot pains Thank you.
- Metformin Information for Consumers
- Metformin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metformin (detailed)
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