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.
- Metformin Information for Consumers
- Metformin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metformin (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
And if anyone does, what do you do for them? Let me try and explain. It feels like the bones in my feet are being twisted and contorted out of ...
4 answers • 27 Dec 2011
I have been on Depakote 500 2 times a day, since starting it seems like my feet and legs are swelling. I also stand on my feet all day at least 3 ...
3 answers • 4 Jun 2013