I stearted metformin 500mg. twice a day last week and since i have had very painful lower back pain. WAS ON ONE 500MG.METFORMIN BEFORE THAT BUT SLOW RELEASE AND MY READING WAS TOO HIGH.IT WAS 52.
26 Feb 2013
Metformin can cause unusual muscle pain in some people.I guess that could be considered back.I am not sure.Most common side effects is abdominal discomfort,diarrhea,gas,headache,nausea,weakness,and indigestion.The XL is suppose to be better ,as far as side effects anticipated.I have taken Metformin on and off for 7 years.It never gave me back pain.But everyone is different.My 17 year old son takes it as well.He takes two 500 mg XL a day.It does cause me abdominal discomfort and diarrhea.EVERY TIME I start back.But my son has never had any complaints.The 52 number you gave is a little confusing to me.If your glucose reading was 52,you would not be able to type your question.I am sure you would be non functional or not even here.Metformin side effects lessen with time.Some times it takes me over a week.Maybe you should check and make sure your meter is giving you the correct reading.Also,if you have a meter like mine,check and make sure you have set the code correctly that matches ...
the bottle.Metformin is a great oral diabetic medication to start with.It just really takes time for side effects to lessen.I like the fact that it is an "oldy but goody".And is also has an appetite suppresent effect.Make sure you take yor medicine 30 minutes before a meal.If after a few more days you still have back pain.Consult you Physician on changing your diabetic medication.And if you still have the back pain,then for sure you know it was not the Metformin.And look for options to find out what is causing the back pain.Good luck and the best to you!
- 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.
Ok here's the deal my doctor put me on metformin about 2 months ago and my back is killing me upper?
... and lower is this part of the side effecs please help
1 answer • 21 May 2010
Diabetes, Type 2 - Asking question for my husband who is 52, type 2 diabetes, has been taking Metformin past year or so, feels terrible all the time. ...
1 answer • 11 Oct 2010
My new doctor was alarmed at me taking 2000mg a day. Said I was likely type 2. I quit 8 days ago & started testing for diabetes. My averages are: ...
1 answer • 7 Oct 2013
i have type 2 diabetes and my weight is 220+ pounds. I take medication through pills (Glimepiride (1 Mg) and Metformin Hydrochloride (500 mg) twice a ...
1 answer • 26 Nov 2013
My doctor prescribed metformin. One tablet twice a day, but after reading about this medicine I'm confused because it says that is for diabetes ...
2 answers • 29 Jan 2014