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Does stopping metformin lead to insomnia?

Does stopping metformin  lead to insomnia?

It'sTheOthrWayAround: They (whomever 'they' are) say 1-2% of people who take metformin have sleep disturbances. Unknown exactly why. But...other factors should also be considered, like what's happening with the blood glucose levels, and all of the other factors that burden this veil of tears, like stress,depression,anxiety,other drugs, alcohol,caffeine,smoking,using the computer too much, especially before bed, etc etc ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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I can’t get sugar down below 200 even with an extra dose of metformin and no carb intake. Have major stomach pain, insomnia and diarhea. What to do?

I can’t get sugar down below 200 even with an extra dose of metformin and no carb intake. Have major stomach pain, insomnia and diarhea. What to do?

See doctor : Diabetes type 2 is always progressive. Your job w our suggestions is to slow the progress. All patients if they live long enough (most pts will live long enough) will need Insulin (insulin is your friend). Now there a few other options before going to insulin, so go see doctor in order to get your fasting sugar b/w 100-120. It can be done no question about it. ...Read more

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What is glucophage (metformin)?

What is glucophage (metformin)?

Glucophage (metformin) is: An oral medication usually used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. ...Read more

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How could metformin make i feel?

How could metformin make i feel?

Helpsmany ways: It gives more energy but reduces some of the craving for carbs, and may lose a bit of wgt as a result. ...Read more

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What is glucophage (metformin) used for?

What is glucophage (metformin) used for?

Glucophage (metformin): Metformin is primarily for type 2 diabetes, also experimentally for polycystic ovarian disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease & premature puberty. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: metformin?

Please describe the medication: metformin?

Drug for diabetes: That reduces liver production of glucose- other benefits: can't cause low blood sugar when used alone, likely cariovascular benefit, may reduce complications of diabetes, may reduce cancer risk in patients with diabetes. ...Read more

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What would happen if overdose on metformin?

GI symptoms: The most common effects from taking too much metformin is nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Other oral hypoglycemics cause significant drop in blood sugare which metformin does not do to its mechanism of action. Lactic acidosis is probably the most severe side effect, but this can happen with interactions with dye for xrays. This is why you have to stop your metformin after dye contrast xrays. ...Read more

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I've stopped taking Metformin it Maked me feel sick.

I've stopped taking Metformin it Maked me feel sick.

Side effects: Let your prescriber know. Metformin can cause digestive side effects. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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Metformin (Definition)

That reduces liver production of glucose- other benefits: can't cause low blood sugar when used alone, likely cariovascular benefit, may reduce complications of diabetes, may reduce cancer risk ...Read more


Dr. Walter Futterweit
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Glucophage (Definition)

Glucophage is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more