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    Robert of St Louis Guest

    Default Just curious ....I'm on metaformin and it seems to be working verywell.

    At the same time I am trying to watch my diet, but I was curious if
    your body accomodates to the med and , in time, will require a higher
    dose or new med. I don't want to be pessimistic, but I am happy as
    hell that it is working so well this early in the game.

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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Just curious ....I'm on metaformin and it seems to be working very well.


    "Robert of St Louis" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > At the same time I am trying to watch my diet, but I was curious if
    > your body accomodates to the med and , in time, will require a higher
    > dose or new med. I don't want to be pessimistic, but I am happy as
    > hell that it is working so well this early in the game.


    Diabetes is an ever changing thing. I was on meds, off meds, on meds, on
    more meds and now am on meds and insulin.



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    Susan Guest

    Default Re: Just curious ....I'm on metaformin and it seems to be workingvery well.

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    Robert of St Louis wrote:
    > At the same time I am trying to watch my diet, but I was curious if
    > your body accomodates to the med and , in time, will require a higher
    > dose or new med. I don't want to be pessimistic, but I am happy as
    > hell that it is working so well this early in the game.


    As a rule, if you eat low carb, you should be able to eventually lower
    the dose or get rid of it altogether.

    Susan

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    W. Baker Guest

    Default Re: Just curious ....I'm on metaformin and it seems to be working very ?well.

    Robert of St Louis <[email protected]> wrote:
    : At the same time I am trying to watch my diet, but I was curious if
    : your body accomodates to the med and , in time, will require a higher
    : dose or new med. I don't want to be pessimistic, but I am happy as
    : hell that it is working so well this early in the game.

    It has not happened t me. In fact, last summer I was able to reduce my
    dose from 2,000mgs a day splitinto two doses to 1.500 mgs a day ,1,000 in
    the morning and 500 at night.

    I have been on the med for over 13 years.

    Wendy

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    Evelyn Guest

    Default Re: Just curious ....I'm on metaformin and it seems to be working very well.

    "Robert of St Louis" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > At the same time I am trying to watch my diet, but I was curious if
    > your body accomodates to the med and , in time, will require a higher
    > dose or new med. I don't want to be pessimistic, but I am happy as
    > hell that it is working so well this early in the game.




    I have been on and off metformin in its various forms several times. In my
    case, after a few weeks I start getting attacks of diarrhea. So I have
    been on other drugs since then. The latest one and so far the best, is
    Byetta, which is injected from a little pen. But if it is working for you,
    then wonderful because it is a very good drug. As others have pointed out,
    diet is still a really good way to control it.
    --

    Evelyn

    "Even as a mother protects with her life her only child, So with a boundless
    heart let one cherish all living beings." --Sutta Nipata 1.8


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    Evelyn Guest

    Default Re: Just curious ....I'm on metaformin and it seems to be working very ?well.

    "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Robert of St Louis <[email protected]> wrote:
    > : At the same time I am trying to watch my diet, but I was curious if
    > : your body accomodates to the med and , in time, will require a higher
    > : dose or new med. I don't want to be pessimistic, but I am happy as
    > : hell that it is working so well this early in the game.
    >
    > It has not happened t me. In fact, last summer I was able to reduce my
    > dose from 2,000mgs a day splitinto two doses to 1.500 mgs a day ,1,000 in
    > the morning and 500 at night.
    >
    > I have been on the med for over 13 years.
    >
    > Wendy



    When I was on it, I never was without diarrhea meds.
    It got so bad that I couldn't go anywhere without expecting an attack of the
    runs.

    Then I went on Actos and gained 20 lbs and my bones became weak. I hope
    that oneday they make a diabetes drug that doesn't have ANY side effects!

    --

    Evelyn

    "Even as a mother protects with her life her only child, So with a boundless
    heart let one cherish all living beings." --Sutta Nipata 1.8


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    Tecknomage Guest

    Default Re: Just curious ....I'm on metaformin and it seems to be working very well.

    On Mon, 15 Jun 2009 04:18:07 -0700 (PDT), Robert of St Louis
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > At the same time I am trying to watch my diet, but I was curious if
    > your body accomodates to the med and , in time, will require a higher
    > dose or new med. I don't want to be pessimistic, but I am happy as
    > hell that it is working so well this early in the game.


    I use Metformin for over 10 years. The only issue is the side effect
    of getting attacks of diarrhea. This can be mitigated by eating
    things like cheese.

    Also, according to my doctor, Metformin is use to dampen-down the 2am
    Glucose dump (causes high morning fasting levels), that why I am
    directed to take one pill at dinner & two pills at bedtime.

    But, this year, my fasting levels have been higher than in the past.
    Not over the upper limit of 160mg/dl but just higher than in previous
    years. I am wondering if Metformin is not working as well or I have
    to change my low-carb diet.



    --
    ======= Tecknomage =======
    San Diego, CA
    "The Mage Soapbox" blog at
    magesoapbox.blogspot.com

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    Susan Guest

    Default Re: Just curious ....I'm on metaformin and it seems to be workingvery well.

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    Tecknomage wrote:

    > But, this year, my fasting levels have been higher than in the past.
    > Not over the upper limit of 160mg/dl but just higher than in previous
    > years. I am wondering if Metformin is not working as well or I have
    > to change my low-carb diet.


    HUH> 160!!!

    100 is the upper limit of "normal" fbg.

    Susan

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    Nicky Guest

    Default Re: Just curious ....I'm on metaformin and it seems to be working very well.

    On Tue, 16 Jun 2009 04:31:21 -0700, Tecknomage <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >But, this year, my fasting levels have been higher than in the past.
    >Not over the upper limit of 160mg/dl but just higher than in previous
    >years. I am wondering if Metformin is not working as well or I have
    >to change my low-carb diet.


    160!! Wow. Do you mean that? If your fastings are really 160, you need
    an urgent med review.

    Nicky.
    T2 dx 05/04 + underactive thyroid
    D&E, 150ug thyroxine
    Last A1c 5.2% BMI 26

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    Alan S Guest

    Default Re: Just curious ....I'm on metaformin and it seems to be working very well.

    On Tue, 16 Jun 2009 04:31:21 -0700, Tecknomage
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >But, this year, my fasting levels have been higher than in the past.
    >Not over the upper limit of 160mg/dl but just higher than in previous
    >years. I am wondering if Metformin is not working as well or I have
    >to change my low-carb diet.


    Please confirm that was a mis-type for 100.

    Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
    --
    d&e, metformin 2000 mg
    Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter.
    http://loraldiabetes.blogspot.com (Health Care Funding By Governments)
    http://loraltravel.blogspot.com (Jerash, an Ancient City in Jordan)

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    Rubaiyat of Omar Bradley Guest

    Default Re: Just curious ....I'm on metaformin and it seems to be workingvery well.

    On Jun 15, 5:18*am, Robert of St Louis <free.tun...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > At the same time I am trying to watch my diet, but I was curious if
    > your body accomodates to the med and , in time, will require a higher
    > dose or new med. *I don't want to be pessimistic, but I am happy as
    > hell that it is working so well this early in the game.


    I've been on 2x500 for 2 years and doing well. The weight loss tapers
    off after the first 6 months. I recommend that you stay on metformin
    as long as possible. While there are other medications available that
    work as well, they are generally *way* more expensive.

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