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Coming off Metformin


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Old 08-22-2013, 03:42   #1
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The endo who changed my diag. to LADA has suggested I come off Met. as he thinks I probably don't have much insulin resistance at this point.

I cut dose in half for the last 2 days, from 1gr to 500mg and so far no difference in blood sugars but will stay here for maybe2 weeks then cut in half again.

I don't mind met as a drug and I am sensitive to so many, but now having let go of most of my anger about 6 years of being treated for type 2 by old Doc. I now feel a little angry about how much met I have taken that I didn't need. Also how many visits for repeat prescriptions I also didn't need and how much that has cost me!

Better go for a brisk walk I think...

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If you haven't read it already, there's a thread here about Puppy and myself getting off met within the past week. So far for both of us, just going cold turkey seems to have worked well and not affected our BG numbers, nor caused any increase in appetite. She was on 2000 mg daily I think, whereas I was just on 1000 mg daily. If your endo told you to just completely drop it, I don't think I'd personally bother with taking it down in step, but just go straight to zero and see what happens. You can always start back up if you see your numbers slipping uncomfortably.

I didn't mind the met, but just feel better about being completely drug free again. Should my numbers ever start to creep back up again, I think I'd consider getting back on the met, or perhaps insulin. I think those are the only two artificial control methods I'd consider unless something else was absolutely necessary. But I was reading quite a few reports about met not being very effective for people who's weight is normal and/or have BG numbers close to normal. For me, my weight is nearing my target, and my BG numbers are pretty much normal now. So I think that's why the met seems like it wasn't having any effect on me, whereas when I was quite obese and high BG, it was very good in helping me get some control.

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Old 08-22-2013, 15:37   #3
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One thing about metphormin ,it takes a little time to get out of your system. I quit it about 3 1/2 years ago after taking it for 11 months and it took 6 weeks to get out of my system.

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One thing about metphormin ,it takes a little time to get out of your system. I quit it about 3 1/2 years ago after taking it for 11 months and it took 6 weeks to get out of my system.
Hey, Clebo! Long time no see. Have you been "lurking" here all this time?

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Hi, back at you! I've been around . Mostly reading. I read your comments most of the time. I'm glad you are still on it. I'm doing fine also. Still no meds for me ,tooHave a great day.
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