My son has been taking Metformin (1500mg daily) to help control weight gain and glucose levels for over 5 years now. He does NOT have diabetes. He has also been taking lithium for over 7 years. He has been experiencing increasing nausea, loose stools, gas, headaches, and abdominal discomfort. His nausea has been worse when exposed to video stimulation (TV and Video Games or looking out a car window while in motion) and additional weakness.
The doctors have been attributing these side effects to lithium. After reading about lactic acidosis I an quite concerned that these symptoms could be related.
We have a blood test from about 3 months ago. What exactly should I be looking for on it to help determine if these symptoms are related to lactic acidosis?
Thank you,
Concerned Mom