I was prescribed metformin.been taking it for three days now.at hospital my blood sugar was at 500 now each day its gone down 50 points each morning.I am still at 288 as of this morning and I've had diareah and indigestion also rapid heart rate.Should I be concerned?
Camc61; at this point, you have come down long ways!!! and this could be the reaction of getting your blood sugar dropping which is good. and that could even be the rapid heart beat. and Diarrhea for sure the Glucophage many times when your blood sugar is high you risk the Diarrhea. But you really should call your doctor as soon as you can. But continue with the Glucophage until the doctor tells you differently. There are many different oral pills that do the same and also there is a type of GLUCOPHAGE that works well and does not give Diarrhea. But I would suggest that you call the doctors exchange today or wait until Monday and call the office as soon as it opens. So far you are a very lucky man lets keep it that way. Good luck my friend Chuck1957
hi cmac, you have come a long way already.. i know from my experience with first being diagnosed.. i had my doctor on speed dial.. i would try calling them to see what they have to say.. also when i started on metaformin it took me a couple of weeks to get used to it... i had stomach issues like you but after a while they went away... as the other responder said they do have different forms of metaformin.. you might need the xl version to help with the stomach issues.. good luck and my advise would be call your doctor with concerns... thats what they are there for
When I was first diagnosed with diabetes I was very concerned and confused. I suggest going to see an endio Dr. They are experts on diabetes. Learn now to check sugars three( at least) times a day. These Drs know everything about diabetes and are committed to helping out us folks who are struggling. Best of luck!
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