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can you tell me why you would want to do this?
the doctor put me on Metformin, said i was borderline diabetic. 2 pills a day at 500 mg.. one in morning one in evening. While taking this medication I became very sick... hurt all over, headache, upset stomach, extremly lethargic. I went off the medication and returned to normal. my home testing of blood levels never above 112 no matter when i test. he put me back on the medicine one pill a day 500 mg and i am back to feeling like crap again. he keeps telling me it's not the medicine that I am diabetic and need the medicine...
well it WOULD be good to decrease your blood sugar levels to more normal range.
HERE ARE THE KNOWN SIDE EFFECTS OF METFORMIN.
i don't understand why your doctor will not try a different medicine. people have strange reactions to medicines and it sure seems you have a reaction to metformin.
if you were able to lose some weight you might avoid the need for medicine, though for long term health it would be VERY good to keep your sugars lower than they are.
You might find this link helpful. It might be good to print this and take it to your next doctor's visit and ask if another medicine might be better for you.
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can i ask why you would assume that i need to lose weight? at no point did i give a weight and you are assuming that since metformin is for a type 2 diabetes that it must mean i am over weight....
i am doing what i can to keep sugar levels low with diet and excercise and feel that the levels are not high enough to warrant a medication. I still have not recieved an answer to my question.....
What happens if you take metformin and it is not needed... what will happen?