[: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
Does the diabetic pill Metformin work immediately?
Question posted by lauridius on 1 April 2004
Last updated on 3 February 2019 by mralan1
From my experience with metformin prescribed by my primary care physician was, and still is 500 mg twice a day. After a number of years taking this dosage daily, I don't feel that metformin is working for me as it should. I recently informed my Dr. on Jan 24th, this year (2019), that my glucose numbers are not coming down, and that I would not mind if he prescribed some type of insulin for me. He didn't reply to my comment. When I wake in the morning my glucose is 170 or higher. I go to the VA in Providence, RI.. Never once at any of my appointments has my Dr. checked any part of me below my waist. I sit on the bed, and pull up my shirt. He presses on my stomach, then has me take several deep breaths as he listens with his stethascope, and that's it. He doesn't comment.
Since he is not prescribing insulin for me, and he knows my mother died from type 1 diabetes turning her pancreas into a cancer, then going to her liver, it puzzles me why no comment from him regarding putting me on some type of insulin, pills, liquid. I think I'm going to do the Donald Trump thing and say to him "Your Fired".
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.
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
for me it did; it actually helps your own pancreous produce its own insilan immediately where as Actos produces its own artifical type.
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.
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