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Tmi possibly-- you have been warned Baby #2 where are you :( TTC since Jun 2010; 1 child; Charlotte, North Carolina 4616 posts
3rd Jun '13

Today was my first day of metformin.....oh my f**king God!!!!



1) induced period ( thrilled about that)
2) explosive shits-- like my ass seriously hurts from it



Will my body adjust? My dr started me at 1500 mg, is that too much?




I haven't been able to get out of bed today it's been so bad.



Help please, I don't know what to do

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
4th Jun '13

Are you on it for glucose control or something like poly cystic ovarian? There are a few things it can be given for. Yes the diarrhea should lessen as your body adjust.

James Mama 3 kids; Arizona 2845 posts
4th Jun '13

Metformin is known to cause stomach upset like that. If discuss the dose and side effects with your dr so you two can weigh the risks and benefits.

Baby #2 where are you :( TTC since Jun 2010; 1 child; Charlotte, North Carolina 4616 posts
4th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I'm me:</b>" Are you on it for glucose control or something like poly cystic ovarian? There are a few things it can be given for. Yes the diarrhea should lessen as your body adjust."</blockquote>




PCOS, they thought I was diabetic turns out I'm insulin resistant

Baby #2 where are you :( TTC since Jun 2010; 1 child; Charlotte, North Carolina 4616 posts
4th Jun '13

Provera and clomid are looking so much better

. , Richmond, VA, United States 74808 posts
4th Jun '13
2Air Force Brats 2 kids; Portales, NM, United States 1344 posts
4th Jun '13

Yrp. i told you lol! Imagen having explosive shits moving cross country.. lol not many rest stops my cheeks didnt get to knoe lol

❥New Beginnings Due September 2; TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; California 16189 posts
4th Jun '13

I think you should start off with a lower dose like my dr told me to do. 500mg for 1 week then 1000mg the next week and the 1500mg from there on out. My stomach has been absolutely fine doing it that was. Only side affect is a little gas

Baby #2 where are you :( TTC since Jun 2010; 1 child; Charlotte, North Carolina 4616 posts
4th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 2Air Force Brats:</b>" Yrp. i told you lol! Imagen having explosive shits moving cross country.. lol not many rest stops my cheeks didnt get to knoe lol"</blockquote>




It's soooo bad. Do you know if the extended release is better?

Baby #2 where are you :( TTC since Jun 2010; 1 child; Charlotte, North Carolina 4616 posts
4th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ❥New Beginnings:</b>" I think you should start off with a lower dose like my dr told me to do. 500mg for 1 week then 1000mg ... [snip!] ... week and the 1500mg from there on out. My stomach has been absolutely fine doing it that was. Only side affect is a little gas"</blockquote>




I might drop down and do that. From what I'm reading it should be gradual

❥New Beginnings Due September 2; TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; California 16189 posts
4th Jun '13
Quoting Baby #2 where are you :(:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ❥New Beginnings:</b>" I think you should start off with ... [snip!] ... side affect is a little gas"</blockquote> I might drop down and do that. From what I'm reading it should be gradual"


My dr says it's so much better to start of slow with metformin. I'm going to have to say I agree. I personally wouldn't even ask I'd just do it

Baby #2 where are you :( TTC since Jun 2010; 1 child; Charlotte, North Carolina 4616 posts
4th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ❥New Beginnings:</b>" My dr says it's so much better to start of slow with metformin. I'm going to have to say I agree. I personally wouldn't even ask I'd just do it"</blockquote>




I'm on taking 500 mg for the rest of the week. I'll go up to 1000mg next week

❥New Beginnings Due September 2; TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; California 16189 posts
4th Jun '13

good luck hope that helps you. also make sure you take it with a meal

Baby #2 where are you :( TTC since Jun 2010; 1 child; Charlotte, North Carolina 4616 posts
4th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ❥New Beginnings:</b>" good luck hope that helps you. also make sure you take it with a meal"</blockquote>




Did it ever make u sick?

❥New Beginnings Due September 2; TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; California 16189 posts
4th Jun '13
Quoting Baby #2 where are you :(:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ❥New Beginnings:</b>" good luck hope that helps you. also make sure you take it with a meal"</blockquote> Did it ever make u sick?"


Not really just gassy, sometime nauseous and headaches the first two days when I upped it to 1500mg but other than that nothing TOO bad