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Why Does Metformin Make You Tired

3 Things You Need To Know About Metformin

3 Things You Need To Know About Metformin

September 30, 2015 by Dr. Brooke in Be Better , Eat Better , pcos 3 Things You Need To Know About Metformin Metformin is recommended by doctors for women with PCOS that want to loose weight or otherwise manage their PCOS and insulin resistance. But there are 3 very important things that you need to know about it including the fact that it's not the only option! Let me first say, I dont hate Metformin for women with PCOS . For some women it really does help spur ovulation, control blood sugar and help with some weight management but.its not without its share of issues. And its definitely not the magic bullet for weight loss although its usually presented that way. How Metformin (or its generic form: Glucophage) Works Metformin is typically given with meals throughout the day, or more commonly now the extended release version is given once with dinner or at bedtime. While only having to pop a pill one time per day is always appealing, this once a day dosing (especially at bedtime) is where I see the most problems with my patients. It lowers both fasting and post meal glucose levels by decreasing the glucose absorption in your intestines after a meal; as well as decreasing the amount of glucose your liver makes for later use. It also does help improve insulin sensitivity by increasing glucose movement into a cell. All sounds good so far right? Not so fast, here are the most common issues I see in women using Metformin: Metformin is notorious for causing sometimes severe digestive issues including stomach pain or upset, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and even a sense of body weakness or metallic taste in the mouth in some. And it is touted as not causing low blood sugar as many older blood sugar lowering drugs did, however I see it every day in my practice that Metformin can m Continue reading >>

How To Beat Pcos Fatigue

How To Beat Pcos Fatigue

Being tired is the worst. In fact, the only thing that is worse than being tired is when you realize you are tired of feeling tired all the time. Fatigue is a vague symptom and therefore, it does not get much attention from PCOS experts. But if you ask one of the many women living with PCOS (including me) -fatigue is one of the most troubling symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. The fatigue I am talking about is different from boredom or being sleepy after a night of Netflix binging. It is a truly physical sense of exhaustion, where you might want to do something, but you just feel too worn out to make it happen. I’ve turned down wine nights with the girls and procrastinated on writing a blog post because fatigue has reared its ugly head. Today I am going to give you a practical approach to managing fatigue. But first I want to tell you to go to your doctor and get a check-up. In case my Lululemon crop pants did not tip you off- I’m a personal trainer and not a physician. Chronic Fatigue could indicate that you have another medical condition. Some the conditions common to PCOS women include: Thyroid Disease Auto Immune Conditions Sleep Apnea Diabetes B-12 deficiences (linked to long-term metformin and birth control pill use) So go to your doctor and rule out all of this stuff. My perspective on PCOS and Fatigue At the center of PCOS is a hormonal imbalance. Our bodies are already dealing with some level of hormonal dysfunction. Therefore, we’re probably more vulnerable to other environmental stressors like a poor diet, sleep deprivation, and unmanaged stress. I believe that fatigue is one way that your body communicates to you that something in your environment is not good for you. Better nutrition, good sleep hygiene, and stress management can reduce PCOS fat Continue reading >>

Regaining Your Energy With Type 2 Diabetes: Tips To Prevent Fatigue

Regaining Your Energy With Type 2 Diabetes: Tips To Prevent Fatigue

No, it's not your imagination: Taking care of yourself when you have type 2 diabetes can be exhausting. Diabetes-related fatigue is common, and you may be feeling it from a variety of sources — your type 2 diabetes symptoms themselves, exhaustion from the responsibilities of managing diabetes daily, ineffective diabetes management, or even from other underlying conditions. Understanding Diabetes-Related Fatigue There are strong associations between diabetes and testosterone levels, kidney disease, and other health complications, all of which can cause you to become very tired, says Ronald Tamler, MD, medical director of the Mount Sinai Clinical Diabetes Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. There’s also a link between diabetes and depression, he adds, and depression is a common cause of extreme fatigue. According to a study published in June 2014 in the journal Current Diabetes Report, depressive symptoms affect up to one-third of people with diabetes. The research also found that depression not only impairs quality of life but also adds to the difficulties experienced in diabetes self-management. "The research highlights a wide range of potential explanations for the association between diabetes and depression, which include having a sedentary lifestyle, eating a diet high in refined sugars, sleeping poorly, and experiencing brain dysfunction due to low and high blood sugars, as well as chronic inflammation that is associated with diabetes," says David Lam, MD, associate director of the Mount Sinai Diabetes Center at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Other causes of fatigue from diabetes include cells being deprived of sugar, high blood sugar, dehydration from increased urination, loss of calories, and sleep apnea. Graham McMahon, bachelor of med Continue reading >>

Berliinin Monet Kasvot 31.10.2014 3.11.2014

Berliinin Monet Kasvot 31.10.2014 3.11.2014

Berliinin monet kasvot 31.10.2014 3.11.2014 Lhdimme viettmn syksyn ja terassikauden pttjisi Berliiniin, Saksaan. Lensimme kaupunkiin Airberlinin koneella. Berliinin lentokentlle saavuttuamme psimme todella nopeasti ulos terminaalista, sill kaikki hoitui saksalaiseen tapaan nopeasti ja jrjestelmllisesti. Laukkuhihna oli heti sislle terminaaliin pstymme edessmme ja siksi saimme laukkumme supernopeasti. Ptimme menn hotellillemme bussilla ja junalla, sill bussi lhti lentokentlt keskustaan ja junalla jatkoimme matkaa perille. Hotelli, jossa yvyimme oli nimeltn Innside Berlin Hotel . Huoneemme erikoisuutena siell oli suihku lpinkyvss putkessa heti makuutilan ja WC-tilan vliss. Huomaa, ett yvyimme design-hotellissa. Asiakaskunta taitaakin olla posin liikematkustajista koostuvaa. Ennen matkaa hahmotimme, ett hotellimme sijaitsi juna-aseman varrella ja aseman nimi oli Ostbahnhof , sopivasti It- Berliinin puolella. Hotelli oli siisti, mutta ehkp hiukan liian kaukana palveluista. Olimme nlkisi saavuttuamme hotellille ja lhdimme etsimn ruokapaikkaa. Emme lytneet kunnon ravintolaa lhettyvilt, vaan jouduimme kvelemn pitkn matkan ympri lhiit ensimmisen iltana etsien jotain suuhun pantavaa. Alue on itsessn enemmnkin paikallisten asuttama lhi, kuin turismia varten tehty. Loppujen lopuksi meille tulikin sitten vhn pidempi iltalenkki, sill kvelimme melkein Aleksanderplaz ille asti, jonne olikin matkaa useampi kilometri. Vihdoin viimein lytyi ihana pieni saksalainen ravintola , miss saimme vatsat tyteen herkullisia saksalaisia schnitzeleit ja ahh..se kauan odotettu lasillinen punaviini. Tunnelma ravintolassa oli viihtyis ja saimme vlittmsti kokea saksalaisten ystvllisyyden, sill palvelu oli loistavaa ja tunsimme itsemme tervetulleiksi. Sytymme vatsat tyteen olimme vsyneit, mutta ptimme vi Continue reading >>

Metformin And Fatigue/muscle Weakness?

Metformin And Fatigue/muscle Weakness?

I've been on metformin extended release for years with no problems. If I take the regular it will cause me to have GI distress, diarrhea. My doctor is wanting to add this to the Victoza and Lantus. I am not keen to do that as I think I can bring down the A1c by getting involved with Spark. I really don't want to do it if Metformin will cause fatigue. I already have severe fatigue caused by MS. Me and my hubby got off of our Metformin because of everything that is talked, about here and makes you weak and so sleepy and I hated that so much ugh. Thank you for that information. I need to remember to take some of that and probably also iron. Maybe I can wake up then and also not wind up in a lot of pain when I go to do chores or even walk around places. Vitamin B12 deficiency can indeed cause muscle weakness. It strongly affects the neurological system, and so it can cause all kinds of other issues too, up to and including dementia if it's severe enough. I am under treatment for what my doctor called a "profound" B12 deficiency. I take 1000 mcg every night, and it's stabilized for now... my legs felt like they were made of jello and though it's MUCH better, I still have issues with fatigue off and on. Other medical conditions feed into that, though, so... As in most diseases, there are multiple meds to choose from. I think the advice you are receiving from everyone to talk to your doctor is sound. Perhaps there is a different med your doctor could prescribe. I take 1000 mg Met twice daily. I guess it was the right choice for me because I haven't experienced any of these side effects. My A1C is always under 6.0 and my doctor couldn't be happier. However, I've had similar challenges with BP meds where certain ones caused bad reactions AND didn't do the job. It's sort of tria Continue reading >>

Is It Safe To Mix Metformin And Alcohol?

Is It Safe To Mix Metformin And Alcohol?

If you’re taking metformin to treat your diabetes, you may be wondering how this drug affects your ability to drink safely. Drinking alcohol can affect your diabetes symptoms directly, but there are additional risks if you drink alcohol with metformin. This article gives you information on how alcohol interacts with metformin and also how drinking alcohol can affect your diabetes. With any medicine you take, you should be aware of interactions that can happen if you use other substances. Metformin and alcohol can interact to increase your risk of harmful effects. You are at much greater risk of these effects if you frequently drink a lot of alcohol or you binge drink (drink a lot in short periods). These effects include an extremely low blood sugar level, called hypoglycemia, and a condition called lactic acidosis. Hypoglycemia Drinking alcohol while you’re taking metformin may cause extremely low blood sugar levels. Some symptoms of low blood sugar levels can be similar to symptoms of having too much alcohol. These include: drowsiness dizziness confusion Tell the people who are with you while you drink that you have diabetes. They can help you watch for these symptoms. If you or the people around you notice these symptoms, stop drinking and eat something right away to help increase your blood sugar level. If your symptoms of hypoglycemia are severe, such as losing consciousness, and you do not have a glucagon hypoglycemia rescue kit, someone with you should call 9-1-1. A glucagon hypoglycemia rescue kit includes human glucagon (a natural substance that helps balance your blood sugar level), a syringe to inject it, and instructions. You can use this kit for severe hypoglycemia when eating food will not help. If you are not familiar with this kit, talk to your doctor Continue reading >>

Metformin And Sleep Disorders

Metformin And Sleep Disorders

Go to: Abstract Metformin is a widely used anti-diabetic drug. Deterioration of sleep is an important unwanted side effect of metformin. Here, the authors review and present the details on metformin and sleep problem. Keywords: Metformin, sleep disorders, side effect Go to: Diabetes mellitus is a common endocrine disorder. Millions of patients have to use anti-diabetic drugs. A widely used oral anti-diabetic drug is metformin (C4H11N5 · HCl). Under fasting conditions, about 50 % bioavailability of metformin has been observed.[1] After ingestion, metformin is slowly absorbed and reaches its peak level in blood in 1-3 hours, and its elimination half-life is about 1.5-6 hours.[1] The main route of metformin elimination is tubular secretion.[1] Metformin use results in decreased hepatic glucose production and decreased intestinal absorption of glucose.[1] In addition, metformin can help improve insulin sensitivity via increasing peripheral glucose uptake and utilization.[1] Similar to other drugs, adverse effects of metformin are reported. These can result in poor compliance of the diabetic patient,[1] causing an irregular intake of the drug.[1] Apart from the well known ill effects of hypoglycemia and diarrhea, other unwanted effects of metformin have also been observed. The effect of metformin on sleep is interesting. Here, the authors review and present the details on metformin and sleep problem. Go to: METFORMIN – INDUCED INSOMNIA Metformin – induced insomnia is widely mentioned in old and obese diabetic patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus recently and prescribed with metformin. The development of insomnia can be seen within a few days after starting metformin. This is an interesting unwanted effect that is not quoted in other antidiabetic drugs Continue reading >>

New Metformin Warning: Mandatory Supplementation With Vitamin B12

New Metformin Warning: Mandatory Supplementation With Vitamin B12

The most common medication used in women with PCOS is the insulin-sensitizer metformin. Research is strongly showing that long-term use of metformin and at high doses (1.5mg or higher daily) can deplete levels of vitamin B12. A deficiency of vitamin B12 can cause permanent neurological and nerve damage as well as mood changes and decreased energy. Here’s what you need to know to avoid a vitamin B12 deficiency if you take metformin. About Metformin Metformin is a medication that became available in the U.S. in 1995 for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Metformin is the most widely used medication used to lower insulin levels in those with polycystic ovary syndrome. Other names for metformin include glucophage, glucophage XR, glumetza, and fortamet. Metformin lowers blood glucose levels in three ways: It suppresses the liver’s production of glucose. It increases the sensitivity of your liver, muscle, fat, and cells to the insulin your body makes. It slows the absorption of carbohydrates you consume Metformin use may affect the absorption of vitamin B12 possibly through alterations in intestinal mobility, increased bacterial overgrowth, or alterations of the vitamin B12-intrinsic factor complex. Metformin can cause a malabsorption in B12 due to digestive changes, which leads to the binding of B12-intrinsic factor complex (intrinsic factor is needed to absorb B12 in the gut) and a reduction of B12 absorption. Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Metformin Users The largest study thus far to examine the link between metformin and vitamin B12 is the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DDPOS). This study looked at B12 levels of individuals with prediabetes who took 850 mg Metformin 2x/day and compared them to those taking a placebo. At 5 years, 4.3% of the metformin users had Continue reading >>

Metformin - Oral, Glucophage

Metformin - Oral, Glucophage

are allergic to dapagliflozin or any of the ingredients in FARXIGA. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include skin rash, raised red patches on your skin (hives), swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and throat that may cause difficulty in breathing or swallowing. If you have any of these symptoms, stop taking FARXIGA and contact your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away have severe kidney problems or are on dialysis. Your healthcare provider should do blood tests to check how well your kidneys are working before and during your treatment with FARXIGA Dehydration (the loss of body water and salt), which may cause you to feel dizzy, faint, lightheaded, or weak, especially when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension). You may be at a higher risk of dehydration if you have low blood pressure; take medicines to lower your blood pressure, including water pills (diuretics); are 65 years of age or older; are on a low salt diet, or have kidney problems Ketoacidosis occurred in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes during treatment with FARXIGA. Ketoacidosis is a serious condition which may require hospitalization and may lead to death. Symptoms may include nausea, tiredness, vomiting, trouble breathing, and abdominal pain. If you get any of these symptoms, stop taking FARXIGA and call your healthcare provider right away. If possible, check for ketones in your urine or blood, even if your blood sugar is less than 250 mg/dL Kidney problems. Sudden kidney injury occurred in people taking FARXIGA. Talk to your doctor right away if you reduce the amount you eat or drink, or if you lose liquids; for example, from vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive heat exposure Serious urinary tract infections (UTI), some that lead to hospitalization, occu Continue reading >>

Feeling Tired On Metforim

Feeling Tired On Metforim

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Just recently diagnosed with type two diabetes and just started Meforim but I feel so tired - is this normal. Also have an underactive thyroid which does not help. Just really want some reassurance that I will feel better soon. Just recently diagnosed with type two diabetes and just started Meforim but I feel so tired - is this normal. Also have an underactive thyroid which does not help. Just really want some reassurance that I will feel better soon. I think it is the underactive thyroid that makes you feel tired and maybe a too raised blood glucose that also can make people very tired.. if you go low carb I think youll feel much beter in a week or so.. I did , it made a tremendous change in how I felt and my blood glucose came down in a non-diabetic level which is the healthy state to be in, I also ate vitamin B12 and it seemed to make my thyroid hormon work better too.. There are two aspects to Metformin you need to know ; 1. Metformin can over time create a lack of vitamin B12 in your body and hinder your body in uptaking this vitamin 2. Metformin can mask a low thyroid level , that is actually much lower than the TSH (thyrodea stimulating hormon) indicates ; as the Metformin seems to in some ways to destroy the produktion of THS somewhat and when TSH seems low the GP thinks one is much higher in thyroid hormon level than one actually is... and they will many times lower ones level of prescribed thyroid hormons ... making one feel even more fatiqued and one could gain a lot of adding weight on top of that while believing one gets the adequate amunt of added thyroid hormons.. Ill tag @daisy1 so youll get the very valuable information everyone new i Continue reading >>

Golden Corral Installs Smokers In All Restaurants

Golden Corral Installs Smokers In All Restaurants

Chain Launches New Smokehouse Culinary Platform Golden Corral, the nations #1 buffet-grill chain, has added smokers in all restaurants for its new Smokehouse culinary platform to give guests a full selection of items with bold and rich smoked flavors. The items are slow-cooked for hours in smokers on-site at each restaurant. Beginning on Monday, September 25, Golden Corral will introduce its new Smokehouse menu, featuring slow-cooked, smoked meats such as pork, chicken, ribs, turkey, and brisket. It will also include several flavorful side items and a variety of barbecue sauces Sweet BBQ, Spicy BBQ, and Smokehouse BBQ, as well as regional BBQ sauces. The new Smokehouse menu will feature the following items for lunch and dinner seven days a week: Smoked Carved Baby Back Ribs (at dinner only) Golden Corrals Weekend (Friday Sunday) Smokehouse features include: Golden Corral constantly strives to give our guests the most flavorful items as possible, said Lance Trenary, President and CEO of Golden Corral. The addition of our new Smokehouse menu provides our guests with a wide selection of smoked meats and authentic flavors that will enhance their dining experience. These items will be prepared on-site in real wood smokers using Golden Corrals signature rub to maximize quality and flavor. The chain is introducing the new Smokehouse food program to capitalize on the increased popularity of smoked meats and bold flavors. According to a recent study by the National Restaurant Association, smoking is one of the top three hottest cooking methods among chefs today. Golden Corral originally tested their Smokehouse items in Dayton, Ohio in 2015 and then again in three additional markets earlier this year. Throughout all tests guests responded favorably to the flavorful foods. Golden Continue reading >>

Metformin (oral Route)

Metformin (oral Route)

Precautions Drug information provided by: Micromedex It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits, especially during the first few weeks that you take this medicine. Blood and urine tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects. This medicine may interact with the dye used for an X-ray or CT scan. Your doctor should advise you to stop taking it before you have any medical exams or diagnostic tests that might cause less urine output than usual. You may be advised to start taking the medicine again 48 hours after the exams or tests if your kidney function is tested and found to be normal. Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. You may need to stop using this medicine several days before having surgery or medical tests. It is very important to carefully follow any instructions from your health care team about: Alcohol—Drinking alcohol may cause severe low blood sugar. Discuss this with your health care team. Other medicines—Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This especially includes nonprescription medicines such as aspirin, and medicines for appetite control, asthma, colds, cough, hay fever, or sinus problems. Counseling—Other family members need to learn how to prevent side effects or help with side effects if they occur. Also, patients with diabetes may need special counseling about diabetes medicine dosing changes that might occur with lifestyle changes, such as changes in exercise or diet. Counseling on birth control and pregnancy may be needed because of the problems that can occur in pregnancy for patients with diabetes. Travel—Keep a recent prescription and your medical history with you. Be prepared for an emergency as you would norm Continue reading >>

Apo-metformin

Apo-metformin

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about metformin It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist or diabetes educator. The information in this leaflet was last updated on the date listed on the last page. More recent information on this medicine may be available. You can also download the most up to date leaflet from www.apotex.com.au. All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you using this medicine against the benefits they expect it will have for you. Pharmaceutical companies cannot give you medical advice or an individual diagnosis. Keep this leaflet with your medicine. You may want to read it again. What this medicine is used for The name of your medicine is APO-Metformin 500, 850 or 1000 tablets. It contains the active ingredient metformin (as metformin hydrochloride). It is used to treat type 2 diabetes (also called non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus or maturity onset diabetes) in adults and children over 10 years of age. It is especially useful in those who are overweight, when diet and exercise are not enough to lower high blood glucose levels (hyperglycaemia). For adult patients, metformin can be used alone, or in combination with other oral diabetic medicines or in combination with insulin in insulin requiring type 2 diabetes. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you. Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for another reason. This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription. How it works Metformin lowers high blood glucose by helping your body make better Continue reading >>

Stopping Metformin: When Is It Ok?

Stopping Metformin: When Is It Ok?

The most common medication worldwide for treating diabetes is metformin (Glumetza, Riomet, Glucophage, Fortamet). It can help control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. It’s available in tablet form or a clear liquid you take by mouth before meals. Metformin doesn’t treat the underlying cause of diabetes. It treats the symptoms of diabetes by lowering blood sugar. It also increases the use of glucose in peripheral muscles and the liver. Metformin also helps with other things in addition to improving blood sugar. These include: lowering lipids, resulting in a decrease in blood triglyceride levels decreasing “bad” cholesterol, or low-density lipoprotein (LDL) increasing “good” cholesterol, or high-density lipoprotein (HDL) If you’re taking metformin for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, it may be possible to stop. Instead, you may be able to manage your condition by making certain lifestyle changes, like losing weight and getting more exercise. Read on to learn more about metformin and whether or not it’s possible to stop taking it. However, before you stop taking metformin consult your doctor to ensure this is the right step to take in managing your diabetes. Before you start taking metformin, your doctor will want to discuss your medical history. You won’t be able to take this medication if you have a history of any of the following: alcohol abuse liver disease kidney issues certain heart problems If you are currently taking metformin, you may have encountered some side effects. If you’ve just started treatment with this drug, it’s important to know some of the side effects you may encounter. Most common side effects The most common side effects are digestive issues and may include: diarrhea vomiting nausea heartburn abdominal cramps Continue reading >>

Why Do I Feel Tired Every Time I Take Metformin? - Quora

Why Do I Feel Tired Every Time I Take Metformin? - Quora

Why do I feel tired every time I take Metformin? Answered Oct 1, 2017 Author has 409 answers and 129.7k answer views Metformin can cause you to be really tired and feel like you have the flu or something. This will get better with time. The nasty taste is another of the side effects that is totally undesirable, but usually inevitable. It too will either go away or you will get used to it. It n u lw blood sugar (hypoglycemia). However, thi n l occur if u delay r miss a meal r snack, drink alcohol, exercise mr thn usual, nnt eat bu f nausea r vomiting, tk rtin medicines, r tk metformin with nthr type f diabetes medicine. Th symptoms f lw blood sugar mut b treated bfr th lead t unconsciousness (passing out). Diffrnt people feel diffrnt symptoms f lw blood sugar. It i important tht u learn whih symptoms f lw blood sugar u uull hv tht u n treat it quickly. Controlling diabetes is actually easy if you get the right support or guide, I was searching online and came upon this website and found out that many had success in controlling blood sugar level, i am also seeing wonderful results, here is that site Control Your Blood Sugar Level . hope it will help those who really want to control their diabetes. 173 Views View Upvoters Not for Reproduction Continue reading >>

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