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Old 11-20-2014, 02:31   #1
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I increased my Metformin by 500 mg today under advice of dr., I have been taking 1000mg for four years, and had the typical gastro issues and then became used to the med. However, with this new increase today, I am experiencing an increased heart rate and gas.
Is the increased heart rate common in the beginning, I have forgotten? Thanks!

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Hmm. I never experienced increased heart rate with metformin. Are you by chance eating LC? I have found that eating low carb while taking metformin definitely does decrease the chances for any type of metformin-related side effects.

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Heart rate increase - from what? to what?

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I never experienced any heart rate increase from met either.

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Heart rate increase - from what? to what?
Have no idea, but felt like my heart rate had increased. I should have taken my BS to see what it was. In the past, I could always tell when my BS was high by an increase in heart rate.

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Hmm. I never experienced increased heart rate with metformin. Are you by chance eating LC? I have found that eating low carb while taking metformin definitely does decrease the chances for any type of metformin-related side effects.
Dinner was not as low carb tonight as it should have been! I made a regular old fashioned meatloaf tonight using catsup and oats, that was probably the culprit. So... A question, will the Metformin gas/bloated issues be much less on low carb?

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Absolutely. I always say that Met keep me honest on low carb. When I eat too many carbs, retribution is swift!

Make sure you are drinking enough fluid, too. Metformin can be dehydrating, and dehydration is when I feel my heart racing.

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Metformin does its work best with a low-carb/high-fat plan. Too many carbs don't mix with metformin. And as for gastric issues in general, LCHF has completely done away with all the symptoms I battled for 50 years. No more reflux, no more flatulence, no more burping/belching/bloating/cramps. NONE at all. LCHF did what no combination of pharmaceuticals could do.




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Absolutely. I always say that Met keep me honest on low carb. When I eat too many carbs, retribution is swift!

Make sure you are drinking enough fluid, too. Metformin can be dehydrating, and dehydration is when I feel my heart racing.
Interesting.. I drink a lot of iced tea and water throughout the day. I've never heard metformin can dehydrate, but it makes sense.

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I believe it is advised to take metformin with lots of water, if anyone has read the information pages that come with it.




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