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What patients are saying about
Metformin and Fatty Liver

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Palpitations
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By metformin experimenter
August 2, 2014
metformin experimenter wrote
meformin & thyroid (TSH)
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By Hemm
July 11, 2014
Hemm wrote
Metformin
I also take Metformin 500mg and my A1c was also 6.1 and I was told I'm pre-diabetic.I need yo lose weight and I believe that will take care of the whole pill taking thing.I have changed my the way I eat.
MKeith  |  September 21, 2014
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By Karenbc
April 29, 2014
Karenbc wrote
Metformin and Aleve
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I was taking two pills a day and had to stop because I was constantly hungry. Maybe you nee to cut back to one.
Stephanie  |  August 23, 2014
I have been taking Metformin for about 4 yrs now, and just the thought of swallowing the pill makes me wanna gag. I hate the taste of it on my tongue. I also take it while I eat... at least before my last bite, so that I know that it will go down. Another thing I noticed is, when I forget to take it for a day, I get gassy when I start it again. I thought it was just me.
misteek  |  July 22, 2014
I HAVE BEEN TAKING 500 MGS OF METFORUM A DAY FOR 10 YEARS. AT FIRST IT MADE ME SICK. VERY SICK TO MY STOMACH. BUT I STARTED EATING SOMETHING FIRST BEFORE I TOOK MY PILL. I FOUND THAT WAS THE THING TO DO. NOW I JUST TAKE IT AND I DONT ET SICK ANYMORE
ALICE  |  June 29, 2014
There is a time release Metformin which helped me with some reactions. Dr. almost didn't mention it though. Tammy
June 23, 2014
I have the runs all day. If I bend down 2 tie my shoe, underwear change. My stomach is upset all the time. I'm afraid to pass gas, I might shard myself.
Tee  |  June 17, 2014
My doctor prescribed 1000 mg Metformin twice a day. I took just the first evening and second day morning and evening. I had a total throw up the whole evening dinner and little lunch grapefruit. I stopped taking that. I just went back to my old pill Glyb/Metformin 2.5/500. I watch what I eat now in order to take just half of it once daily. If I have a big dinner, I had to take the whole pill. I try to eat less meats and more vegetables. My sis just warned me on the long taking Metformin
Oli  |  June 17, 2014
I am light headed on the Metformin too. Just started it a couple of weeks ago.
JohnMc  |  May 26, 2014
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By Angel's Mom
January 23, 2014
Angel's Mom wrote
Metformin & Bad Breath
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People with Chronic halitosis have no idea of how bad it is, when it is “on” or “off” and when it is really acutely tragic. Once the source is identified, a reasonable person will take every necessary action they know to do to remedy it or reduce it to a bearable level by all means necessary. I am a reasonable man, but unfortunately, i could not solve a problem i don't know how to fix.
I had suffered with it for over 5 years (correlating to my time on Metformin) and never knew the height, dept
DrMike76  |  August 13, 2014
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By Bob
December 5, 2013
Bob wrote
Type 2 Diabetes, Metformin and Lovastatin
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That is interesting. Please keep posted as I am border line high cholesterol and they have debated wether they should risk cholestorol meds because I have a fatty liver, and it is a med that works throught the liver.
Nissa  |  January 10, 2014
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By stank mouth
October 15, 2013
stank mouth wrote
stanky mouth from metformin
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By donna dube
August 21, 2013
donna dube wrote
metformin and stomach problems
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i take metformin also.i have these weird like hunger pains to the point where im in severe pain i have looked up everything my thyroid and other stuff i just dont know what to do i hurt so bad
Nancy Mosley  |  September 22, 2014
I had the exact same problem - my consultant advised me to take 1500 metformin at bedtime which worked brilliant I don't suffer in the day anymore!! Best advise find a brilliant endocrine professor!! After five wrong diagnosis from different doctors I found a brilliant endocrine specialist he is a researcher and he has patients from all over uk! I have other endocrine problems thyroid etc and if it wasn't for him I'd have been palmed off with painkillers by other doctors that were clearly not
Andrea  |  September 1, 2014
Correction..... Taken
Carolyn  |  April 10, 2014
I know the feeling. It gave me lactic acidosis. I am trying to be compensated by the doctors who prescribed it without considering that I had chf and kidney damage. I was t Ken off the drug but two weeks later I am still dealing the gas, bloating. A gastroenterology is who studies the digestive tract

Carolyn  |  April 10, 2014
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What patients are saying about Metformin and Fatty Liver

470 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
developed fatty liver due to metformin. Never had elevated...
...wrote: I think metformin has the same effect ... That's what they say. I developed fatty liver due to metformin. Never had elevated...
Now the problem is they diagnoised i am having fatty liver...
...1500mg for 2.5 years . then i stopped taking metformin during pergnancy and after delivery . Last 4 months again started taking metformin. Now the problem is they diagnoised i am having fatty...
an association between fatty liver and the use of metformin...
...This is the second or third time I have seen an association between fatty liver and the use of metformin. Interesting.... I sure appreciate you posting these things. I...
I had fatty liver and a RX for metforin was being called...
...the phone that I had fatty liver and a RX for metforin was being called in. No ...explanation otherwise. I researched the metform and found that one use...
have used it in my hardship letter. I also have fatty liver...
...this. I too have PCOS and take Metformin for treatment. I have used it in my hardship letter. I also have fatty liver &...
I had fatty liver caused by metformin and Cushing's...
... looking up fatty liver, I bet ...liver protection. I had fatty liver caused by metformin and Cushing's and reversed it (and lowered my TGLs by half to 67) by taking 150mg of silymarin with ...
from being overweight. I'm worried about starting Metformin...
...I was wondering....has anyone ever taken Metformin with slightly elevated ...specialist to be caused by fatty liver from being overweight. I'm worried about starting Metformin with this elevati...
on metformin but I have a fatty liver and my enzytes (or...
...on metformin but I have a fatty liver and ...that? Other than birth control seeing as how everytime i am on birth control i have to go to the hospital because i am going into shock from bleeding...
with fatty liver in october but once i went on metformin it...
...with fatty liver in october but once i went on metformin it...
like magic. Have just been diagnosed with a 'fatty liver...
...by diet and started the Metformin the sweats disappeared, just like magic. Have just been diagnosed with a 'fatty liver' due to the diabetes and have been prescribed Orlistat to loose weight....
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