Bad Reaction To Metformin Er?
A bit off topic, but no one in PCOS group is answering me.... if you read my other post detailing my diagnosis journey you'll know that I just started metformin. If you haven't read it and are bored its called first appointment with new endo. Two days in metformin and its not going so well. I feel fatigued (your laughing right now because that's not a new symptom)... have muscle weakness... and aching pain by kidneys (just under ribcage)... in particular the right side. So I check the warning sheet the pharmacy gave me and have scared myself sideways. It warns against use with people with pituitary, Adrenal, and thyroid issues... a danger of developing Lactic Acidosis. Grrrreat. Lol. I'm on a low dose of 500 mg (some take 2000mg). I'm going to call the endo tomorrow if the symptoms persist... but was curious for your opinion. The meds lower your blood glucose... which somehow makes a PCOS person's ovaries stop producing the extra testosterone. My back has been aching... keeping me awake... sometimes Sharp pains on right side.... and I've been on a sugar bender all weekend.... insatiable appetite for sweets! I have not had any of the common digestive side effects at all. Senior Member | 8 years on site | 1141 posts I WISH I could help...but to me, it DOES sound like AI symptoms...make sure you're drinking enough water....I woke up w/HUGE AI symptoms, and "something" told me to drink water. I went through a pint in 1/2 hour, and am feeling much better. chocolate....don't have a clue why that is. I empathize w/you....it's difficult to differentiate between AI symptoms and meds reactions...been there....done that.... As far as not calling the doc right away....I understand where you're coming from...you don't want to appear as overreacting....PLUS....it was the weekend. W/ Continue reading >>
Metformin Horror | Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community
Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Been on metformin sr for just over three wks now and it is playing havoc with my digestion, within half hour of taking a tablet stomach is killing and very loose stools, i keep hoping this will improve but doesnt seem to be getting any better, anyone else have same issue? Ive even had to miss a few doses if i have plans to go somewhere which isn't good in the long run It is a very common side effect, although the slow release is meant to be a bit kinder on the stomach. Some people find the problems go away after a few weeks. If it continues I would inform the GP who may be able to prescribe a different drug. I wouldn't worry about missing a few doses. Metformin is a mild drug that has limited effect on blood sugars. It helps a little with insulin resistance and helps to reduce the amount of glucose the liver produces, but not much else. It works better for those who are overweight as it is an appetite suppressant. It is also cumulative, so builds up in your body. Missing a few doses will have no effect. Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) Well-Known Member I was the same, I kept trying for over a month, but it just got worse until I had no life that was worth living. I decided to stop taking the tablets but it took some time to subside, and it seems that my gut is far more sensitive than it used to be even after 6 months without the dreadful stuff. Any temptation to eat something high carb vanishes if I tell myself that it might mean I have to take Metformin again. As a result there is no reason to worry about my blood glucose. I found that I that all the issues I had with Metformin stopped when I stopped eating bread. I don't know if it is just that by t Continue reading >>
Metformin And Kidney Pain - Medhelp
Common Questions and Answers about Metformin and kidney pain Now, I have to deal with this sort of kidney pain and back pain everyday. Does anyone out there just like me? I am also hypothyroid. I am on Synthoid, Metformin and Lovaza (basic Omega-3 acid to help lower triglycerides.) If the medication does not lower my level, should I ask the doctor to look at other underlining causes? I just have to be really careful. So far so good. I have read that the metformin can cause liver and kidney damage so was worried about it, especially since my liver is damaged.Then when I got so sick had so many side effects I got scared that I might be doing damage to my already damaged liver. I have been taking metformin for a week and have lost 19 pounds i am taking it for pcos and it has worked wonders i also have a normal cycle now i dont know if you have one or not but if you dont hopefully it will help I have been taking Metformn for over 3 years for my PCOS and never had an issue with kidney pain . I actually have had no problems at all taking it, I lost 50 lbs on it and stopped making cysts.my question to you is how much were you taking a day? I have taken Metformin 500 Mg x 2 times /day for nearly 3 years, but a year ago until now my feet are swollen, and I have bone spur on the left heel of my foot that is more growing bigger. This foot is in pain when I walk. Everyday when I take Metformin I usually have constipation and the top of my feet are swollen up. My fingers are so numb, and my urine is dark yellow and opaque. They thought it was a sinus infection, but the antibiotics are done, and I wasn't really congested as it was, and the headaches and such are only getting worse. I started getting EXCRUCIATING stomach aches, which i have IBS, but it hasn't acted up in over 10 year Continue reading >>
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Pain Under Ribs...
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. I am having a small but annoying problem with pain under and near my ribs on the left side. It's pretty chronic and I've gone to the Dr. but nothing is found...so they say. Has any experienced this and know a possible cause? Hidden Content I am determined to become the woman that I should be!!!!! :o Is the problem at the bottom of your ribs? Like at your waist. If so it could be a gastric problem. I have diverticulosis and it caused an annoying dull and sometimes sharp pain in that area. The doctor said it was my intestine that sits up a little high under my rib cage. Did not sound right but in a x-ray he showed me. Just a suggestion. 50****45****40****35****30 Hidden Content ***25****20****15**** 10****05****GOAL! "Some people change their ways when they see the light, others when they feel the heat." The pain is high. It's right under the bra line or a wee bit under. At first I thought it was my bra, but it hurts all the time, not just during the time in which I wear my brea. I will ask for another X Ray because I don't want it to development into sometime horrid. Hidden Content I am determined to become the woman that I should be!!!!! :o If it's toward a side...it could be a kidney problem...a stone or something. Call your doctor tomorrow. Being safe NEVER hurts! Feel free to ask about surgial options for weight loss! I had a very similiar pain a couple of weeks ago. It was inflammation of the lining of the lungs. (Pleurisy) I have No idea how I got that . The ER Dctor said that Motrin would help. He also g Continue reading >>
Can Metformin Cause Rib Pain?
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Metformin Side Effects On The Heart
Metformin, sold under the brand name Glucophage, is an anti-hyperglycemic medication used alone or in combination with other medication, such as insulin, to control blood glucose levels in those with Type 2 diabetes. It belongs in the biguanide class of medication. According to Drugs.com, metformin works by decreasing the amount of glucose obtained from food and glucose produced by the liver, lowering blood glucose levels. Video of the Day According to DiabetesNet.com, the chemical structure of metformin resembles that of the French lilac plant, which was used long ago to lower blood sugar but found to be too toxic. Metformin is shorter-acting than French lilac and can in rare cases produce the same toxic reaction, called lactic acidosis. Lactic acidosis--which can be fatal--is a condition in which there is too much lactate in the blood, which lowers the pH. It can occur when metformin levels build up and cannot be cleared from the body. Symptoms of lactic acidosis include slow heartbeat, or bradycardia, and low blood pressure, or hypoptension. Other symptoms include shallow breathing, diarrhea and extreme weakness and fatigue. Alcohol consumption and a reaction with the medication Tagamet can increase the chances for lactic acidosis to develop. Metformin should not be taken by those with congestive heart failure or heart disease. Chest pain is a rare but serious side effect of taking metformin, according to PubMed Health. Notify your physician immediately if you experience any chest pain while taking metformin. Metformin has been well studied in many clinical trials and found to be safe in most instances. The side effects reported by those taking metformin are compared against any side effects experienced by those taking a placebo. It has been determined that taking th Continue reading >>
Possible Medication Induced Pancreatitis?
Hi all, I'm new here. So, about 4 years ago I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, and educated to lose 50 pounds, and I was put on metformin for insulin resistance. About 6 months after starting metformin, I began having random pains in my mid chest, right under my sternum that would radiate around my right side, up my esophagus and into my right jaw, and pierce through my back. I let this pain go on for about 2 years because it would only last a few days. About 2 years ago, I got sick of it, decided it was my gallbladder and had that removed. I felt great for about 9 months, then I had all the same symptoms come back, and I thought this cant be, I had my gallbladder out... why in the eff do I feel this pain again. Once again, it lasted about 4 days, I wouldnt eat anything then the pain would go away. I went to the doctor, drew some labs, had an ultrasound, upper endoscopy...the works. They decided I must be having esophogeal spasms. SO... I have had about 4 attacks since then, they all last for about 3-5 days and as long as I dont eat or drink carbonated things I'm ok. This last one started 4 days ago, and it dawned on me that I am horribly nauseated and have pain that goes onto the left and right side now, and have nasty loose stools that are bright yellow. I'm also very, very tender under my sternum and along my bottom left rib cage (not to mention fatigued). Holy crap, maybe I have pancreatitis. I am a nurse, and I dont know why it took me so long to realize that! *worlds worst patient right here* Anyways, I got to researching about how different medications can cause pancreatititis, and I ran into a few articles on how people developed pancreatitits due to taking metformin because it overstimulates the pancreas. I rarely drink (maybe a few drinks 1-2 t Continue reading >>
Left Side Rib Pain Metformin - Doctor Answers On Healthcaremagic
pain ,(dull/achey) under left ribs on lower side, .when I push in under rib I feel something like ... pain shoot across my entire upper gut area a few days ago .I am not a doc but Im sure its muscual ... Does rib pain on the left side indicate a muscle pull? , and cholestral was 307, which that has come down, but I don't think that is what is still causing my pain on the left side rib, they checked my kidneys were are okay, had that sharp pain again last night, I ... get stabbing overy pains during this time in the left and right sides. ...I have rib pain rather like a stitch. Its abour 4 ribs up and feels rather like a stabbing stitch ... oily and spicy curry as well She started to complain of left sided pain in her rib area, just above her left arm elbow if keeping the arm at her side. Later she had vomiting around 6 times and also said she ... I am a 40yr female. I have had sharp pains to my left side at the bottom of my ribs for some months ... also keep getting a sharp pain at the top of my head on the right. I haven t been to docs as don t want ... I have a pain in my left side just under my rib cage.... also lower back pain (neither are actually painful just discomfort) I noticed over the last year if I am on my phone my stomach gurgles and I got ... Suggest treatment for right sided rib pain I have pain on the right side of my chair and between my ribs when I touch With my finger The right side of my chest on the ribs is very hot the left side of my chest cold to the touch I cannot lay on my ... hi Im having a pain in my right ribs. it started when they did a sono to check my fallopian tubes. Even though my left right tube was open I felt an extreme pain on the right ribs as they were ... What causes bruises on hips with ribs pain? I just got home and noticed a Continue reading >>
Relief For Diabetes Stomach Pain
Managing diabetes often brings changes in what we eat and the medications we take. You may also notice some changes in how your gut, or gastrointestinal (GI) tract, feels, sounds, and responds. Changes in eating You are likely making changes in eating habits, including more foods rich in fiber, such as fruits, vegetables, and beans. Fiber can be filling without adding unwanted calories, and it can help improve abnormal cholesterol levels. But there may be a few uh-ohs if you rapidly increase the amount you eat. "Gas and bloating are a side effect of fiber," says Judith Wylie-Rosett, Ed.D., R.D., professor of health promotion and nutrition research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. "Increasing your intake gradually may help." She suggests adding legumes, such as beans and lentils, to increase dietary fiber. "Throwing out the water you soak them in and giving them an extra rinse before cooking may also help decrease the gas and bloating," she says. Glucose-lowering meds Several prescription medications used to lower blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes can stir up your gut. Experts tend to suggest that you start with a low dose and slowly increase it based on your provider's instructions. Metformin Metformin, the typical starting medication in type 2 diabetes to bring blood glucose levels in range, can lead to heartburn, nausea, or diarrhea. Ralph DeFronzo, M.D., professor of medicine and chief of the diabetes division at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, says, "I try to use metformin in all of my patients who have type 2 diabetes. When there is a problem, it is diarrhea and abdominal discomfort. There are 5-10 percent of people who just can't tolerate it." Typically, metformin is started at a low dose and increased Continue reading >>
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 >>
Please Help, Pain Under Right Rib Cage, Fatigued, Worried
Please help, pain under right rib cage, ... Discussions By Condition: Gastrointestinal conditions Please help, pain under right rib cage, fatigued, worried Posted In: Gastrointestinal conditions 3 Replies I need some help-I'm a 40 year old female, in fair/good health. For the past month I have had pain under my right rib cage especially after I eat. I believe it to be my gallbladder. I am also very fatigued to the point that I feel like I have to take a nap after being awake for only a few hours. Although I typically have a bowel movement daily sometimes it's earlier, sometimes later in the day. I also sometimes alternate between constipation and diarrhea but not all the time. Dairy I'm sure is the culprit as it seems to go right through me and I try to avoid it. In the past few days I'm also having some discomfort, although I wouldn't actually call it pain, under my left rib cage as well. Some history on me: I had these same symptoms two years ago and it was discovered I had a mild fatty liver and an hemangioma on my left lobe. My gallbladder showed no problems and neither did my spleen or pancreas. I am prediabetic which I'm now addressing with diet and exercise and I have b12 deficiency which I have to admit I've not been taking for the past couple of months. I know I need to lose weight as I'm 5'6 and 170lbs. I also carry this weight mostly in my abdomen which I know is not at all healthy. I've committed to this and have been sticking to it. I'm worried of course this could be cancer or cirrhosis. I had an abdominal sonogram taken last week but I won't know the results till the end of next week! It seems like it shouldn't take this long but they assured me I'd get a call if it was something very bad. I'm praying it's not because I have so much to live fore and will Continue reading >>
My Ribs/ Sides Are Very Painful. Is This Possibly A Side Effect From Glucophange/ Metformin?
My ribs/ sides are very painful. Is this possibly a side effect from Glucophange/ metformin? I was diagnosed diabetic type II (not a bad one though) in Feb. Since then I've started yoga, a new diet, work out and hike. I've lost 35 lbs and two sizes. Now my ribcage and the spot under my left ribcage is VERY painful, sometimes the right side hurts too. I've also had a few bouts with thrush.... show more I was diagnosed diabetic type II (not a bad one though) in Feb. Since then I've started yoga, a new diet, work out and hike. I've lost 35 lbs and two sizes. Now my ribcage and the spot under my left ribcage is VERY painful, sometimes the right side hurts too. I've also had a few bouts with thrush. I've been x-rayed, tested, and had ultra sounds. The doc doesn't know whats causing it. I have NOT been in an accident that would have cracked a rib.My kidneys, appendix and gall bladder are fine and we've ruled out a workout injury. Is this a wacky side effect to the medication? Have any of you experienced this? I am at my wits end, this has been on going for over a month. Continue reading >>
Will You Have Pain - Rib Cage With Metformin - From Fda Reports - Ehealthme
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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 >>
Pain Under Ribs On Right Hand Side
Hi, for 5 months now I have been experiencing a stitch like pain under my ribs on the right hand side. I had my gall bladder scanned, all was ok. Had liver function test, all ok. Kidneys scanned - all ok. Test for ulcer - all ok. The pain is intermittent. Not sure if it is connected, but five months a go I stopped taking sugar in tea and switched to sweeteners (aspartame). I got through 100 tablets in two weeks. My stomach ballooned with gas and I belched a lot. The pain appears to have come on shortly after this. Whether the sweeteners had anything to do with it, I don't know. I am male, 40 years old, reasonably fit and a non smoker. Wanted to share my similar/possibly the same (who knows!) problem. Around 6 weeks ago I was incredibly ill, I struggled to move out of bed for a week suffering horrible pains where I can only explain as where my appendix is. Of course I should have gone to the doctors straight away as I suspected that. So the doctor asks me to come back tomorrow get some blood tests done and urine too, when I get there he says he would rather me go to hospital to get a specialist to look at it and get bloods done there as I am not someone who goes to the doctors much at all, I generally just deal with it and get on with life. My blood and urine are both fine and hospital have sent me away after poking around for ages (by a specialist), he said it could be inflammation, IBS etc and gives me a big list of what it COULD be, told me to come back in a few weeks if it is still the same pain. So christmas came around I am now starting to eat as I have passed illness and I am feeling like myself again! I dropped some weight which I have now put back on/putting back on (I am a slim guy, turning 21 btw). However now I don't feel incredibly painful near my appendix Continue reading >>