[:I][:I]can someone tell me if the diabetic drug[pill] Metformin starts to work right away or does it take time? Help Pls. Laurie
I can only speak from my own experience. I have taken glucophage or the genaric metformin for about 8 years. No one ever explained to me that the metformin should be taken just before eating, the label from the pharmacy only said "take with food." A nurse explained to me that the metformin should be taken just before eating your meal, or it would be lots more ineffective. I find it works well, in conjuncion with my insulin. Good luck with your blood sugar.
Im not sure but you might want to reconsider taking it. There are some really horrible side effects. Please do some careful research in regards to the side effects,i think you might be surprized. It is prescribed for several diff. Things but please consider all the side effects
I feel that though metformin reduces sugar leel, it does not cure it it all or even help the body resist it.
When I first found out I had pre-diabetes my sugar was 140 after food. I was eating twice as much as I do now. And I was at 180 pound weight. I am now 150 pound and eat only half the food but in 3 years my sugar with metformin is 220 or more. If I don't take it for a day, it reaches 300.
I am really sad that I took metformin, feels like I ruined my life now. It is like blood pressure medicine, difficult to leave it once you start taking it. Not to mention the side effects.
I have now started drinking honey lemon juice, bittergourd juice and I am at 210 after food without metformin. Hopefully with some exercise I can get it down further. I may look towards ayurveda treatment since it helps naturally.
If it worsens I may go back to metformin but that will be the last resort.
- Metformin Information for Consumers
- Metformin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metformin (detailed)
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