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Offline johnkiongo

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Hallo every one
« on: 13 April 2018, 06:20:39 AM »
 :)Hi, i am John Kiongo from Nyeri Kenya, i am diabetic [type 2] for the last 8 years. I am also hypertensive for the last 14 years. I am on Glocophage XR 500mg OD. I am suffering from Gastritis for the last one year. I recently read on a web page that there may be a connection between Metformin and gastritis. My gastritis didnt seem to  respond to Proloc-D which i took for 3 months. I am now on Nexium 40 mg for 2 months and the situation remains the same. I have decided to stop Metformin for some time and follow a strict diet of low carbs and vegies. My last two Hbna1c tests were 4 and 5.5. I have a OnCall plus glucometer to monitor my BS. Anybody with a similar experience. Thanks

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Re: Hallo every one
« Reply #1 on: 13 April 2018, 08:54:16 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: 13 April 2018, 09:10:40 AM »
Hello and welcome!
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Re: Hallo every one
« Reply #3 on: 13 April 2018, 09:18:17 AM »
Hi there and welcome to the forum John


Stomach problems (diahrrea, wind etc) are a well-known side effect of Metformin, but usually not so much with the extended release Glucophage.  I wouldn’t rule it out though.  I would suggest either talking to your Dr or doing as you say, stopping the Glucophage for a period to see if things improve, but do take care to monitor your BGs meantime.  A low carb diet should certainly help.
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Re: Hallo every one
« Reply #4 on: 13 April 2018, 10:41:49 AM »
Hello John.  Welcome to the forum. :)
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Re: Hallo every one
« Reply #5 on: 13 April 2018, 09:08:59 PM »
:)Hi, i am John Kiongo from Nyeri Kenya, i am diabetic [type 2] for the last 8 years. I am also hypertensive for the last 14 years. I am on Glocophage XR 500mg OD. I am suffering from Gastritis for the last one year. I recently read on a web page that there may be a connection between Metformin and gastritis. My gastritis didnt seem to  respond to Proloc-D which i took for 3 months. I am now on Nexium 40 mg for 2 months and the situation remains the same.

Hello John.

Gastric problems are well known for new metformin users but usually improve within a few weeks of first prescription. Unfortunately some people appear to be allergic to the medication and cannot accept it. You may be one of those people.
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I have decided to stop Metformin for some time and follow a strict diet of low carbs and vegies. My last two Hbna1c tests were 4 and 5.5. I have a OnCall plus glucometer to monitor my BS. Anybody with a similar experience.

With your excellent HbA1c you may not need metformin. I agree that stopping it is wise. What test results do you see after meals?
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Re: Hallo every one
« Reply #6 on: 06 May 2018, 11:29:08 AM »
Its now 24 days since i stopped taking Glucophage XR 500 mg. My Fasting sugars have been ranging from 5.7 to 6.9. My random blood sugars are between 4.4 and 5.6. My readings after meals are between 6.8 and 10. They drop to 5.5 and 6.8 two and a half hours after meals. I saw my Doc on 30 th April and he agreed i should be off Metformin and control my sugar through low carb dieting.

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Re: Hallo every one
« Reply #7 on: 06 May 2018, 03:57:09 PM »
Hi there John

So has the gastritis improved since you stopped the Metformin?  To be honest 500mg was a very low dose anyway, minimum affective dose is supposed to be 1500 - 2000mg, so stopping 500mg probably wouldn't make a whole deal of difference to BGs.
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« Reply #8 on: 06 May 2018, 04:36:47 PM »
Even were you to remain on metformin, reducing your carbohydrate intake is still the best thing you can do. It helps with the gastric distress metformin can cause AND it helps reduce blood sugars. So either way you might as well take that as your next step forward!
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Re: Hallo every one
« Reply #9 on: 06 May 2018, 09:57:14 PM »
Its now 24 days since i stopped taking Glucophage XR 500 mg. My Fasting sugars have been ranging from 5.7 to 6.9. My random blood sugars are between 4.4 and 5.6. My readings after meals are between 6.8 and 10. They drop to 5.5 and 6.8 two and a half hours after meals. I saw my Doc on 30 th April and he agreed i should be off Metformin and control my sugar through low carb dieting.

I think you have made the right decision if that causes the side effects to cease.

Please click on both of these links; they may help you improve your post-meal numbers; try to aim under 8 at your peak:

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