😭 I was told I’m prediabetic. Started on metformin. I started taking it tonight and Im so dizzy even after eating a meal. Is this normal? I dont like this 😭

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That is normal. I used to take first thing in the morning. I used to feel dizzy, lethargic, and irritated. Kindly ask your doc to give a slow release Metformin

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It takes a bit to get used to. After a week or 2 I had zero symptoms. I’ve been on it for 3-4 years.

Another thing that my endocrinologist mentioned to me is that the side effects vary based on your diet. Metformin requires a healthy diet both to be effective and to minimize side effects. Especially while your body is getting used to it, I’d focus on no greasy foods, fatty foods (other than healthy fats like avocado), and low sugar.

It made me constantly nauseous and made life pretty miserable for me for about 3 months until I got on the extended release. I’ve now been on it for about a year and no side effects at all with Metformin ER. I really had to push my doctor to let me take the ER version but so glad that I did.

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