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Holy Crap! It was Lactic Acidosis


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Old 05-14-2015, 16:47   #1
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Hello All,

Since being on Metformin, I suffered a total of three bouts of VIOLENT vomiting, stomach upset, followed by dehydration and weakness. I blamed it first on the 'GI side effects' that Metformin is famous for. The first two episodes happened in early and then late March. I rode it out and did not see a doctor, though I told my Endo about it. The third episode was just this Tuesday, and happened at work (A job I only just started a month ago). It started as nausea and escalated in a very bad way. A man who is in the building I work in is a volunteer paramedic and he checked me out. He didn't like what he saw and advised me to go to the ER. He radioed the ambulance and everything. They first ruled it as Gastroenteritis and Dehydration as a result of what I went thru. They gave me fluids and nausea meds and sent me home. The doctor who treated me called me this morning said he re-looked at my test results, finding Lactic Acidosis. Luckily he said the lactic acid was not that high, and I'm not in any danger. I told him that yesterday I spoke with my Endo, and he OK'd me to stop the Met for a couple of weeks to see how it goes since I felt the Met was somehow at fault. In light of this info, I know I won't be going back. So, if my BG rises, they're gonna have to find me something else, or raise my dose of Victoza. I'm just SO thankful I didn't harm myself by not going to the ER with the first or second episodes.

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Glad it was found early and that it wasn't fatal! I do hope you're starting to feel better

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Thank you, I am feeling more myself, but still odd at times. I went back to work yesterday, and I've been really working at my liquid intake as I feel that may be my only line of defense. I'll have to see what happens going forward..

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Thank goodness for the volunteer paramedic! And that you had the good sense to listen to him!

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Wow, how frightening! I am so glad you are starting to feel better.

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Why do you think it was the metformin and not the victoza?

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Why do you think it was the metformin and not the victoza?
Or the combination? Get a copy of the lab results that the doctor based his diagnosis upon. He(she) may have just made a guess and you definitely want to confirm that it was not a guess. JT has brought up a valid point. Victoza is not a user friendly product, and has similar side effects of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.

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I was on the Victoza months prior to ever starting Metformin and never had any episides like that until after the Metformin came into play. Plus, Lactic Acidosis is a rare, but known side-effect of Metformin itself. They put that right on the bottle.

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I was on the Victoza months prior to ever starting Metformin and never had any episides like that until after the Metformin came into play. Plus, Lactic Acidosis is a rare, but known side-effect of Metformin itself. They put that right on the bottle.

My exhusband took meformin for 20 years, and he did pass out in Detroit with no warning. On source diagnosed him with lactic acidosis and one diagnosed him with new seizure disorder which put him off the job probably forever. He won't go back to work.

I don't believe either one and he has continued that metformin since that event two years ago. He hasn't had another episode either.

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Hi! If you have lacto acidosis you should never take Metformin, the seizures are due to Metformin. I have lacto acidosis and when I tried Metformin i had seizures every time from 7 to 9 pm. My doctor could not believe it, he thought that it existed only in medical literature... but unfortunately it is a fact; remember, you could die if you take Metformin with lacto acidosis.
Victoza, wich i took from june 2014 to february 2015 is one of the most dangerous drugs on earth, in the current state it should be forbidden. There are so many side effects and very unpleasant, just to mention a few: you have a good probability of becoming suicidal and if you don't have a solid psychological background, you will believe that YOU are suicidal and eventually commit suicide; in fact, just stop Victoza and, almost immediately, you are back to "sane"; I am a senior, 70, my intimate life has begun to slow down, but Victoza cut it down completely, and it takes a while to get it back, stopped 2 and a half month ago and if there is no recuperation, I am ready for penile prosthetic, I had the normal life of a senior, slow, but, the little intimacy we had, we really appreciate, and now it is gone; the drug has also a bad effect on the brain it slows you down and affects you in a subtle way that is cumulative. I injected Victoza for 9 months and after 2 and a half months of stopping, I haven't fully recuperate.

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