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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
Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...Read more
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
Not very: Although we are seeing a microepidemic locally on amphetamines. It doesn't have serious withdrawal. It is abused; coming off of it people get the blah's. Most people who are prescribed it don't even take as much as they are prescribed rather than overuse it. It is often used in overweight people so, it is often used with metformin. They do not have a direct interaction but watch sugars a bit ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can i take metformin 500 mg one and half tablet twice a day instead of taking it three times a day?
Diabetes: This is a mainstay drug for the treatment of diabetes type ii. It is inexpensive, effective but like all prescription medications should be taken with careful monitoring by your physician. If you have diabetes you have probably been prescribed this and need careful and daily care to prevent the severe complications of this disease. ...Read more
Currently I am taking 500gm metformin twice daily if i start gym (physical exercise) is there a possibility of stopping taking the tablet?
Possibly: If you lose weight and get in shape with the exercise, it is possible depending on the severity of your diabetes (if mild for example) for you to eventually get off metformin, but consult with your doctor to get a better idea of what is possible for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers