What Are The Side Effects If You Stop Taking Metformin?

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Side Effects Of Metformin

Metformin ("Glucophage") has a broad array of possible side effects and implications for your health. Has your doctor discussed with you all of the possible problems associated with metformin? Malaise Did you know that 10%- 25% of women who take Glucophage just don't feel well? They experience a general malaise, fatigue and occasional achiness that lasts for varying lengths of time. Malaise a warning signal for your doctor to closely monitor your body systems, including liver, kidneys, and GI tract. GI Disturbance About one third of women on metformin experience gastrointestinal disturbances, including nausea, occasional vomiting and loose, more frequent bowel movements, or diarrhea. This problem occurs more often after meals rich in fats or sugars, so eating a healthier diet will help. The symptoms lessen over time, so if you can tolerate the GI upset for a few weeks, it may go away. Some women have found it helps to start with a very low dose and gradually increase it. Vitamin B12 Malabsorption Most people think that aside from possible gastrointestinal upset, there are no side effects from taking metformin, and thus you can take it for a very long time. This is not true! The sne Continue reading >>

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  1. AMeyer05

    I'm somewhat confused by your doctors reasoning? I had a stillborn at 22w in February. We are currently 14w pregnant again and my high risk doctor told me that at 16w I will start progesterone shots and that I have to do them every week until 36w. He said they are not recommended until week 16? It was always my understanding that early miscarriages were due to issues in the pregnancy and that nothing could be done if you were having one? They even told me this when they deemed my first pregnancy a "threatened miscarriage" at 17w. I would seek a second opinion personally. I would be concerned about being taken off of progesterone as well! Best of luck momma :)

  2. sesame16

    Thanks for getting back to me. I'm sorry to hear about your loss.
    My understanding from my doctor is that at 12 weeks the placenta takes over as it should be producing enough progesterone that the suppositories are redundant...

    I have heard of other moms starting progesterone later on for other reasons (much like you) so I find it very confusing.

  3. petrap14

    I have had 2 miscarriages because of low progesterone. I will be 12 wks this coming Thursday and last Friday my dr said I could stop taking the progesterone at 12 wks bc the placenta has taken over. She also said I could have some spotting. Hope this helps.

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