My first experience with taking Metformin was really painful.. I could not eat at all. After the first sip of water with Metformin. If I drank a little water, I spit up foam. Not really painful, just constant. And there is a second Med the doctor can prescribe to help some with taking Metformin for awhile.
Advice from my brother, years later, is to take Metformin with the first bite of food.
That is Not, take a bite of food and then take Metformin.
That is Not, swallow Metformin and take a bit of food.
It is like, I got some sugar free pudding. My first bite of a meal is a spoonful of pudding, with the tablet(s) in it. No gas or other problems at all.
Yes Sugar Free Pudding is still too many of the wrong carbs, but the acclimatization to Metformin does not go on forever.
Makes no sense why that should work better than the first two mentioned instances, but it did for me.
Now I can take Metformin on an empty stomach with no problems. Just, gotta eat in fifteen minutes.
That is my experience.