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Metformin And Arm Pain

What Patients Say About Janumet 50 1000

What Patients Say About Janumet 50 1000

Janumet 50 1000 is the brand name (and dosage level) of sitagliptin-metformin, a combination prescription drug used in the management of type 2 diabetes. (50 refers to 50 mg of sitagliptin while 1000 refers to 1000 mg of metformin.) In addition to diet and exercise, Janumet 50 1000 is prescribed when the use of metformin or sitagliptin alone does not adequately control the condition. At PatientsLikeMe, where more than 130,000 patients are sharing their experiences with conditions, symptoms, treatments and more, 21 patients report using Janumet 50 1000 or a lower daily dosage (50 mg sitagliptin / 500 mg metformin). What can we learn from these patients’ experiences? Quite a bit, actually, thanks to PatientsLikeMe’s unique data-sharing platform. Looking at the three treatment evaluations submitted for Janumet, all three patients rate the effectiveness as “Moderate,” while side effects were marked as “Mild,” “Moderate” and “Severe,” respectively. The chief complaint from the patient who reported “Severe” side effects was diarrhea. However, she writes, “Blood sugars are going down.” JOIN PATIENTSLIKEME TODAY What about you? Have you taken Janumet 50 1000 or a different dosage of this combination diabetes medication? Join PatientsLikeMe and add your experiences to our growing body of knowledge. Then, stay to exchange advice and support, research common treatments and learn from other patients like you. Continue reading >>

Injuries Related To Being Active With Diabetes: Part 3 (arm And Shoulder Injuries)

Injuries Related To Being Active With Diabetes: Part 3 (arm And Shoulder Injuries)

By Sheri Colberg, Ph.D., FACSM Arm and Shoulder Injuries The most common problems affecting the arms and shoulders are carpal tunnel syndrome (wrist), tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), rotator cuff tendinitis in the shoulder, and frozen shoulder (i.e., adhesive capsulitis). Most, but not all, involve tendinitis, which occurs more commonly in people with diabetes because of glycation of collagen structures in joints that limits their mobility and results in minor swelling and inflammation of tendons. Others involve impingement syndromes or inflammation of other joint-related structures. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome results from a squeezing of the median nerve, which runs from your forearm down into the palm of your hand. That nerve controls sensations to your thumb and most fingers, as well as impulses to some small muscles in the hand that allow the fingers and thumb to move. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway that contains ligaments, tendons, and the median nerve. When the area becomes inflamed from overuse, the nerve is compressed, resulting in pain, weakness, or numbness in your hand and wrist that can radiate up your arm. Symptoms often first appear in one or both hands during the night because sleeping with flexed wrists aggravates the condition. Your grip strength will suffer. Forming a fist, grasping small objects, or doing other things with your hands may become more difficult. Carpal tunnel syndrome is more common in the dominant hand and more common in women because their carpal tunnel area is smaller. Contributing factors include trauma or injury to your wrist that causes swelling, mechanical problems in your wrist joint, repeated use of vibrating hand tools, and fluid retention during pregnancy or menopause, among others. Carpal tu Continue reading >>

Tingling And Numbness Only In Left Arm And Hand

Tingling And Numbness Only In Left Arm And Hand

tingling and numbness only in left arm and hand If this is your first visit, be sure tocheck out the FAQ by clicking thelink above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages,select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. tingling and numbness only in left arm and hand Has anyone else experienced numbness and tingling in only one part of their body? This has developed over the last week or so for me. My left arm has this faint but consistent numb sensation from my shoulder down to my fingers. At first I thought it was because of the position I was sitting in at work (part of my job is proofreading, so I was in the same spot for extended periods of time going through a 265 page document), but I've since finished that task and the numbness continues despite me doing a variety of tasks throughout the office. I often wake up with a very numb arm, which becomes about 95% okay by the time I leave for work. Even now it feels like when your foot falls asleep and the feeling is gradually coming back, but it's my arm and it was never "asleep". Deeply in love with my DH David and our DS Jacob. Jake was born on Friday, August 4th, 2006 at 12:17am. m/c at 17 wks pg on Dec. 24/10. RIP baby girl Ruby Caroline. Momma loves you. please get a doctor to check this out...it doesn's sound healthy. are you experiencing pain as well?? Because you said just your LEFT arm is experiencing numbness/tingling that really worries me. I don't mean to scare you but that is one of the first signs that you might be having a heart attack or that you are going to have one in the near future. I am not an MD so do not call 911 or anything but, definetly see a DR ASAP! go see a doc.....it sounds like a heart issue..... Continue reading >>

Metformin And Muscle Weakness, Pain

Metformin And Muscle Weakness, Pain

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,join our community todayto contribute and support the site. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. I was on Metformin once before and got off it for almost a year until my endo wanted me back on [500mg ER tid]. I'm back on it now for about 4 months or so now and have come to notice that my muscles are turning flabby and I'm weak. I have trouble standing in one position [shower] without swaying to the walls. And my legs hurt; my shoulders feel so heavy. Anyone care to share their muscle-related experiences while on Met? What did you do? If you got off Met did your muscle strength return? I can't say that I've noticed this, but, anything is possible CALynn. You may want to check with you doctors, and also check on line for possible side effects with Metformin. In fact, I checked for you, and found on page 2, of this info (at top of page) that muscle pain is possible. Check out this site: Metformin Side Effects I have noticed muscle weakness and leg tenderness when I'm on Cipro, which is used to treat my constant sinus infections. Hello Cal, I'm just wondering, are you taking any other meds that could be causing this maybe? This is kinda freaking me out...have been on the fence with beginning Metformin for the first time & this is the first I've ever read about this happening. Hope you're feeling better soon whatever it is!! I've been on metformin for nearly 4 years w/o any type muscle problems. We have many on metformin here on the forums, hopefully they will chime in as well. Hope you get to the bottom of what's causing your muscle weakness soon. I was on Metformin once before and got off it for almost a year until my endo wanted me back on [500mg ER tid]. I'm back on it now for about 4 mon Continue reading >>

Glipizide And Metformin

Glipizide And Metformin

Glipizide-Metformin 2.5 mg-250 mg-MYL round, white, imprinted with G31, M What is the most important information I should know about glipizide and metformin? Do not use glipizide and metformin if you have congestive heart failure or kidney disease, or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment with insulin). If you need to have any type of x-ray or CT scan using a dye that is injected into your veins, you will need to temporarily stop taking glipizide and metformin. Take care not to let your blood sugar get too low. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can occur if you skip a meal, exercise too long, drink alcohol, or are under stress. Symptoms include headache, hunger, weakness, sweating, tremor, irritability, or trouble concentrating. Carry hard candy or glucose tablets with you in case you have low blood sugar. Other sugar sources include orange juice and milk. Be sure your family and close friends know how to help you in an emergency. Some people develop lactic acidosis while taking metformin. Early symptoms may get worse over time and this condition can be fatal. Get emergency medical help if you have even mild symptoms such as: muscle pain or weakness, numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs, trouble breathing, stomach pain, nausea with vomiting, slow or uneven heart rate, dizziness, or feeling very weak or tired. What is glipizide and metformin? Glipizide and metformin is a combination of two oral diabetes medicines that help control blood sugar levels. Glipizide and metformin is for people with type 2 diabetes who do not use daily insulin injections. This medication is not for treating type 1 diabetes. Glipizide and metformin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. What should I discuss with my healthca Continue reading >>

Dapagliflozin And Metformin

Dapagliflozin And Metformin

Pronunciation: DAP a gli FLOE zin and met FOR min What is the most important information I should know about dapagliflozin and metformin? You should not use this medicine if you have moderate to severe kidney disease, if you are on dialysis, or if you have metabolic acidosis. Dapagliflozin and metformin is not for treating type 1 diabetes. If you need to have any type of x-ray or CT scan using a dye that is injected into your veins, you will need to temporarily stop taking dapagliflozin and metformin. This medicine may cause a serious condition called lactic acidosis. Get emergency medical help if you have even mild symptoms such as: muscle pain or weakness, numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs, trouble breathing, stomach pain, nausea with vomiting, slow or uneven heart rate, dizziness, or feeling very weak or tired. Dapagliflozin and metformin are oral diabetes medicines that help control blood sugar levels. Dapagliflozin works by helping the kidneys get rid of glucose from your bloodstream. Metformin lowers glucose production in the liver and also causes your intestines to absorb less glucose. Dapagliflozin and metformin is a combination medicine used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This medicine is not for treating type 1 diabetes. Dapagliflozin and metformin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking dapagliflozin and metformin? You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to dapagliflozin (Farxiga) or metformin (Glucophage, Actoplus Met, Avandamet, Glucovance, Jentadueto, Kombiglyze, Metaglip, and others), or if you have: moderate to severe kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis); or metabo Continue reading >>

Metformin Side Effects And How To Deal With Them

Metformin Side Effects And How To Deal With Them

Metformin side effects include diabetic neuropathy, brain fog, and digestive issues. You can address them through diet, Vitamin B12, CoQ10, and exercise. Let us understand the drug Metformin in detail and study different forms of metformin, its uses and common metformin side effects along with how to deal with them. Metformin: What Is It Used For? Metformin is an old warhorse in the pharma battle against diabetes. It has been the mainstay in the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes for more than fifty years, often matching or outperforming newer drugs. In fact, many new combination drugs are often created with metformin as one of the main ingredients. Thanks to its long run in the pharmaceutical world, the side effects of Metformin are also well known. The Metformin-PCOS connection has been studied extensively since a majority of health complications associated with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) are due to hyperinsulinemia (high amounts of insulin in the blood stream). Metformin is known to reduce circulating insulin levels. The use of this drug in women with PCOS has shown highly encouraging results. RELATED: 10 Easy Breakfast Ideas For Diabetics Most Prescribed Names in Metformin Category Include: Fortamet: It is an extended-release formulation that contains metformin hydrochloride. The tablets are designed for once-a-day administration. They deliver either 500 mg or 1000 mg of metformin. The tablet is made using a patented technology called SCOTTM that delivers the active compound slowly and at a constant rate. Glucophage: Glucophage tablets contain metformin hydrochoride. They contain either 500 mg, 850 mg or 1000 mg of the active compound. Glucophage tablets do not contain any special covering and need to be taken multiple times a day until the prescribed dosage is me Continue reading >>

Side Effects

Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Micromedex Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur: More common Abdominal or stomach discomfort cough or hoarseness decreased appetite diarrhea fast or shallow breathing fever or chills general feeling of discomfort lower back or side pain muscle pain or cramping painful or difficult urination sleepiness Less common Anxiety blurred vision chest discomfort cold sweats coma confusion cool, pale skin depression difficult or labored breathing dizziness fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse feeling of warmth headache increased hunger increased sweating nausea nervousness nightmares redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest seizures shakiness shortness of breath slurred speech tightness in the chest unusual tiredness or weakness wheezing Rare Behavior change similar to being drunk difficulty with concentrating drowsiness lack or loss of strength restless sleep unusual sleepiness Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them: More common Acid or sour stomach belching bloated excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines full feeling heartburn indigestion loss of appetite metallic taste in the mouth passing of gas stomachache stom Continue reading >>

Muscle Pain And Metformin

Muscle Pain And Metformin

Thanks for your reply, Jangar. My husband did mention this to the GP at his annual review a couple of months ago. At that time he was also taking an additional medication (the name of which totally escapes me at the moment, sorry) and we thought it was that which was causing the problem as one of the side effects was muscle pains. So he stopped taking that (with the GP's permission) but the pain didn't go away. I would have thought there would be other symptoms as well if it was lactic acidosis? Unfortunately the diabetic team and GP at our surgery are not exactly brilliant. My husband has to tell THEM about diabetes! I will make sure he makes a point of mentioning this to the doctor and getting some kind of answer, but I know he won't go until his next appointment and there's no way I can make him. However, I will see if he'll ring the GP and speak to him, as they are quite happy to speak to you on the phone. Thanks again, and if and when I get any answers I'll let you know. Best wishes.<1268> Lancer, I see this is an old thread, but you posted today. Are you sure you're not on some statin tablet too, for cholesterol? Because certain statin tablets definitely cause muscle pains. It does not affect all people, but I have heard big complaints about muscle pain by people taking tablets like Simvastatin ... Sorry, I am not clued up on the names of these tablets. Most end in -statin, but not all of them. I've never had muscle pains that I can recall, taking Glucophage (which is Metformin by another name). Hi Avocet I was thinking Cholesterol medications might be doing this! I had terrible muscle pain with Crestor and was switched to Lipitor, The reason I am up at 300 am is the terrible muscle pain. Just doing a little browsing myself and apparently and found this can also c Continue reading >>

Arm Pain | Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community

Arm Pain | Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community I was diagnossed withT2 about 18 months ago. I take Metformin, Rosovestatin, and Actos. About December I started getting an ache in my upper left arm. Over time it has been getting worse. It's muscular rather than the joint. My GP has prescribed anti-inflamatories but they don't help. Could this be a result of my medication or T2? what can I say other than "snap"..only mine is my upper right arm...it's as though your arm has been bent back against itself....if I am walking through woodland and grab a tree to swing around on it hurts like hell....I'm sure Ive read somewhere on this forum that it is a possible side effect of metformin but intend to ask my nurse about it when I visit her next month..maybe somebody on the forum may enlighten us...don't do any arm wrestling! I'm diet only and I have experienced pains in my left arm, both pre and post T2 diagnosis. I'm pretty sure mine is neuropathy (as I also experience pains in my hands and legs/feet too) so I would hazzard a guess this is what you have too. I was diagnossed withT2 about 18 months ago. I take Metformin, Rosovestatin, and Actos. About December I started getting an ache in my upper left arm. Over time it has been getting worse. It's muscular rather than the joint. My GP has prescribed anti-inflamatories but they don't help. Could this be a result of my medication or T2? Whatever the cause is you need to get a second opinion if your GP is unable to do anything for you. There are many causes of pain such as you mention, not all of them may be realated to either medication or Diabetes. Discuss again with your GP or another one in the Practice, maybe get a referral if needed. Ask specifically a Continue reading >>

Metformin And Numbness?

Metformin And Numbness?

diabetes, type 2 , metformin , side effect i have been taking metformin for 11 months an i know numbness is a side effect but i feel like my left hand and wrist feels like its slightly numb at all times anyone else having similar issues with numbness? This medication may cause lactic acidosis (a build-up of lactic acid in the body, which can be fatal). Lactic acidosis can start slowly and get worse over time. Get emergency medical help if you have even mild symptoms of lactic acidosis, such as: ****numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs; feeling dizzy, light-headed, tired, or very weak; Hi, Marie08 - I took it for a couple of years - it made me feel really sick so stopped (I was also on insulin). My specialist put me back on it and within a couple of days couldn't feel my whole right leg from knee to hip. Still can't sense anything. OK, has the advantage that I can inject without pain! :-) but hope that you've spoken to your medical advisors. Good luck. Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question . The easiest way to lookup drug information, identify pills, check interactions and set up your own personal medication records. Available for Android and iOS devices. Subscribe to receive email notifications whenever new articles are published. Drugs.com provides accurate and independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Data sources include Micromedex (updated Feb 28th, 2018), Cerner Multum (updated Mar 1st, 2018), Wolters Kluwer (updated Mar 1st, 2018) and others. To view content sources and attributions, please refer to our editorial policy . Continue reading >>

Metformin Stomach And Muscle Pain

Metformin Stomach And Muscle Pain

I was really hoping the I could take Janumet because it contained Metformin and not generic Met. My endo wanted me to try it for two days. [Smart fella, that guy! Why two? Not three? Wouldn't I know in one day?] Monday: I took first pill at noon. No stomach pain. Tuesday: A.M. My muscles were sore. I had random stomach pains, but nothing to be concerned about. P.M. As I turned on my side I had this crazy pain that had become so familiar while on Met 500 X2 for five weeks: It felt like a fist was pushing under my ribs in the stomach area. that pain had been absent after I switched from Met to Januvia. This morning I woke with pain in the whole stomach area through to my back; my chest aches, my back aches and I have pain down my arms. For a few moments I questioned myself: was I imagining this? No way! I know Janumet is a good med and I wanted to continue taking it. I am not imagining anything. My body is reacting to this in wierd ways. I have been told by some of this is not a normal response to Metformin. I believe that, but my body does what it does and these are the same symptoms I had when on Metformin; they went away after I quit Metformin and went on Januvia; they are back since taking Janumet. I am so glad I have other options. To those who can take Met: I applaud you. I believe it is the best thing out there, at least for a baseline med. You definitely sound like you have a reaction to something in the Metformin. I had a little GI upset but it was mostly bloating and gas but it slowly disappeared. You may also find you get stomach upset withnByiredon, Victoza or Byetta. It may be that you are a candidate for insulin, it is usually symptom free. 115 pounds, Breast Cancer dx'd 6/16, 6 months of chemo and 6 weeks of radiation 2000 metformin ER, 100 mg Januvia,Glim Continue reading >>

Does Metformin Cause Weight Loss? What To Know Before You Take It

Does Metformin Cause Weight Loss? What To Know Before You Take It

If you’re managing type 2 diabetes with metformin (Glucophage), you might be well acquainted with unwanted side effects of this drug — namely, upset stomach, diarrhea, muscle aches, and sleepiness. These can be a figurative and literal pain, but you might welcome one side effect of metformin with open arms, particularly if you’ve struggled to lose weight. Metformin isn’t a weight loss drug, but researchers have found a link between the drug and weight loss. In fact, a long-term study published in April 2012 in the journal Diabetes Care that was conducted by the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) concluded that the drug could serve as a treatment for excess body weight, although more studies are needed. What Is Metformin and How Does It Work? “[Metformin] has been considered a first-line medication in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, and it mainly acts by lowering the amount of glucose released by the liver,” says Minisha Sood, MD, an endocrinologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “It also helps a hormone called insulin to work better by helping muscles use glucose in a more efficient manner. When insulin works better (and insulin sensitivity improves), a person’s insulin levels are lower than they would be otherwise.” There’s no cure for type 2 diabetes, but the right combination of medication and healthy lifestyle can stabilize blood sugar levels, which, of course, is the end goal of any diabetes treatment. As the medication helps your body properly metabolize food and restores your ability to respond to insulin, you’ll not only feel better, you can potentially avoid complications of high blood sugar, such as heart disease, kidney damage, nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy), and eye damage (retinopathy). Why Does Metformin Cause Weight Lo Continue reading >>

Diabetes Leg Pain And Cramps: Treatment Tips

Diabetes Leg Pain And Cramps: Treatment Tips

Diabetes can lead to a variety of complications. Leg pain and cramps often occur as a result of nerve damage called diabetic neuropathy. If diabetes damages nerves in your arms or legs, it’s called diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This condition can be a direct result of long-term high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) in those who have diabetes. Pain, burning, tingling, and numbness are common symptoms. Peripheral neuropathy can also result in serious foot and leg conditions. Catching nerve damage early is important in preventing symptoms. This can help prevent lower leg amputations. You have options for alleviating leg pain and cramps due to diabetic neuropathy. Managing leg pain and cramps may also help prevent the condition from progressing and improve your quality of life. Diabetic neuropathy is most common in the legs and feet. Without treatment and management, it can become debilitating. The most important thing you can do to lower your risk of all complications, including diabetic neuropathy, is to keep your blood sugar level within the target range. If you have neuropathy, controlling blood sugar is still very important. But there are some other steps you can take to help control this condition. One of the first courses of action is pain management through medication. Over-the-counter medications, such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen, may help alleviate mild to moderate pain. Two medications are currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating diabetic peripheral neuropathy: Other medications and treatment options include the use of opioid medications, such as tramadol and tapentadol, and topical remedies and sprays. Certain dietary supplements may also help ease pain, including leg discomfort associated with diabetes. Some nutrie Continue reading >>

Anyone Experiencing Pain From Taking Metformin?

Anyone Experiencing Pain From Taking Metformin?

Anyone Experiencing Pain From Taking Metformin? Thank you. I've tried time release, regular & the liquid, Riomet. I seem to have trouble no matter the version. HEALTH_NOW There is another post on here, she said she was giving time release and that almost completely took care of her problems. Yes I've had some of those symptoms & others. Problem with taking many medications is figuring out the ones causing the problem & wondering if it is the combination rather than just one med. Very frustrating especially since no doctor helping so I'm trying to do it on my own. This has been an interesting week. I had my diabetes class tuesday and it was really good. I ended up asking about all of these symptoms I have been having for 3 years and the doctor said all these symptoms aren't from diabetes..He told me to stop Metformin for 2 weeks and see how I feel? The next day a lot of the symptoms went away! Wow! I have been going through this for 3 years. Since I have been eating good and have lost 7 lbs now, my A1C went from 7.5 to 7. I went to the doctor today and that was an interesting experience, different doctor than the doctor at my diabetes class. It turns out I have asthma. My echocardiogram was good. Here are some of the symptoms I was having numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs feeling dizzy, light-headed, tired, or very weak diarrhea, or a metallic taste in the mouth may occur. actic acidosis. Symptoms include: tiredness. unusual muscle pain. trouble breathing. unusual sleepiness. dizziness or lightheadedness. ... low blood sugar. Symptoms include: headache. weakness. confusion. shaking or feeling jittery. drowsiness. dizziness. I know this is an old post, but I've been suffering all year with feeling hot even in winter & with ac in summer, burning back sensation, b Continue reading >>

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