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Old 08-11-2014, 22:32   #21
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Wow! I never heard about taking it at night and insomnia. Shanny may have solved my insomnia problem also. Thank you!
I use to take my thyroid at night too and never had a problem but the trick is to take it immediately before you lay down and not an hour or so before bed but right before you lay down and it works and you wake up feeling good!

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I take 1000ER 2x a day, when I wake up, and dinnertime. I find that it helps keeps things balanced split into 12 hr doses. My GI issues was only for about a week? It settled right back to normal after that.
Yes because the ER only lasts 12 hours and I just don't get why doctors a problem with taking twice a day,

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Yes because the ER only lasts 12 hours and I just don't get why doctors a problem with taking twice a day,
My understanding is that metformin builds up in the blood over time (about three weeks) and stays rather steady 24/7. I don't think it's a matter of it not working after the 12 hours are up.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong here.

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You aren't wrong, VeeJay. In fact, that's an excellent explanation of how it works.




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