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Glumetza and stomach issues-Question about food
2 years ago  ::  Dec 14, 2011 - 3:46PM #4
Thomas
Posts: 225
type2

I hope everything is working out better for you these days.

2 years ago  ::  Nov 29, 2011 - 3:19PM #3
alan_s
Posts: 2,897
type2

Nov 27, 2011 -- 5:44PM, Twila wrote:

I'm taking 1000mg of glumetza right now and am experiencing severe stomach issues.  Are there are foods I can eat that will help?

I've tried peppermint tea, ginger, the BRAT diet and nothing seems to be working.  I've lost weight and use less insulin, but its starting to become painful.  I feel like there is acid rolling around in my stomach ALL.THE.TIME!

Is there a better way to take it, with food, during the meal, right after dinner?

I have tried Metformin 11 times and was never able to tolerate it.  I dont have the diarrhea issues as bad with glumetza, but the stomach cramps and pain are becoming unbearable. 

Thanks!


A rare minority of people are allergic to, or simply cannot tolerate, metformin in any form. You've tried enough times to be sure.


It's time for you to consult with your doctor for a different medication or regimen for your diabetes. I would ring to get approval to cease metformin now until you can see the doctor physically.


While you wait for that appointment with the doc, consider this as a way to find a better way of eating than the BRAT diet or any of the others you have tried (click on it): Test, Review, Adjust


However, a word of caution.  You use insulin, therefore sudden changes from too many carbohydrates to too few can lead to changing your blood glucose levels from too high to too low. That is very unwise and can be dangerous.


Please proceed cautiously. Test after eating and if the result is high review the meal. Make a small change to the menu at the next meal of the same type. Repeat the process at that meal and continue with small changes, without risking hypos, until you see good numbers. If you reach a stage where you feel your insulin or medication needs to be adjusted because your blood glucose levels are improving, discuss that with your doctor.

Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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2 years ago  ::  Nov 27, 2011 - 8:02PM #2
sherigibson1958
Posts: 526
type2

I'm taking Glumetza because I too was unable to take the regular Metformin.  I would strongly recommend you have your doc rethink your medication.  That medication is far too expensive for you to still experience the side effects from Metformin (Glumetza).  This particular brand is suppose to offset the severe side effects, i.e. stomach cramps.  There are not a lot of us taking Glumetza (I guess because of the cost) but you should not be in pain.


I had such bad cramps and swelling from the regular Metformin that it just wasn't worth it.  And, everyone told me it would get better - but it never did.  Good luck.

2 years ago  ::  Nov 27, 2011 - 5:44PM #1
Twila
Posts: 39
I'm taking 1000mg of glumetza right now and am experiencing severe stomach issues.  Are there are foods I can eat that will help?

I've tried peppermint tea, ginger, the BRAT diet and nothing seems to be working.  I've lost weight and use less insulin, but its starting to become painful.  I feel like there is acid rolling around in my stomach ALL.THE.TIME!

Is there a better way to take it, with food, during the meal, right after dinner?

I have tried Metformin 11 times and was never able to tolerate it.  I dont have the diarrhea issues as bad with glumetza, but the stomach cramps and pain are becoming unbearable. 


Thanks!
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