I was taking metformin 500mg time release twice a day got the runs real bad every day,then 1 glimepiride 4mg & I metformin 500 no change,(was not told that metformin # 574 was ex.r.). changed drs. was given a ex.r. oblong metformin 500 to take once a day,it works much better but my blood count daily has risen from an average of 115-120 to average of or around 150 (these are wkly.avg. some daily are much higher). stopped taking glimepiride any idea"s ?