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I fell asleep last night and forgot my metformin dose. Should I take it this morning or write it off until tonight? My fsb was 87 this morning.
 

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You take 500 mg/day which isn't much. The maximum dosage is 2000 mg of the ER. I'd go ahead and take it since your next isn't until this evening.
 
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If I've only missed one dosage, I take it when I remember, or if I don't catch it until the next dose is due, I take both at once. This results in me taking 2000mg of metformin all at once, but I've had not ANY ill effects from it.

Dunno what distracted me yesterday, but I took no meds at all - missed both morning and night. So this morning I took last night's pills along with today's morning pills, but yesterday morning meds are just gone. Weird thing is, I slept for 13 hours last night. Mebbe it's my meds that are keeping me awake! ;)
 

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Sometimes, one in a blue moon, I just skip my meds for a day or two. Just to feel 'normal' again. I'm so jealous when I see people who can go away for a weekend, not even taking headache pills with. I don't do it often but it sometimes just feel so good to forget about disease and meds, even if is only for a day.

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I dont know if it is caused by meds, but every once in a while I'll go to sleep around 6PM and not wake up till noon the next day. Odd.

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This happens to me too, prob'ly once a month or so, and I have no explanation either. It's a little unnerving & I'm always shocked to discover how long I've slept. :eek:
 

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Thanks everyone. I went ahead and took it. I will continue with my normal dose tonight.

My wife is out of town and my boys spent the night with grandma. I laid down to watch a movie before dinner and woke up this morning. Man was I hungry when I got up. That omelette with spinach, cheese, turkey, asperagus and salsa was yummy. Took my pill with that. BS 2 hours later was 112. I was all worried about missing my meds.

So can somebody tell me what the Metformin does for me exactly? I know it is supposed to take the load off my pancreas but I don't fully understand how.
 

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Metformin reduces the amount of glucose production in the liver and increases insulin sensitivity. Jenny has a page w/ studies on this - Metformin
 
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