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I’ve not had any issues with Metformin, I guess I’m lucky on that one!
Yes you are but make sure your docs watch your kidney functions like a hawk watches dinner. Mine went from normal to "hmmm this is slightly off to full blown stage 3 failure" before you could imagine.I’ve not had any issues with Metformin, I guess I’m lucky on that one!
Watch out for Meformin with your kidneys. Confirmed by both my Endocrinologist and Nephrologist it caused me to have Kidney failure. I've been lucky so far and it has not progressed beyond stage 3 but the damage was done. Both specialists said Metformin is quite dangerous to kidneys. I was on .5mg of the Ozempic for a bit with not too difficult of issues but it was useless for controlling anything. Doc said the .5 is only a "starter" dose and the most effective is 1mg up to 1.5mg but beyond .5 I could not tolerate it. Never did lose any weight. Which was weird because my appetite was so far off. But I was getting Ozempic face. Did not realize what it was called or why I turned even older looking than I already was. Then I read about it today in a news feed.I have been on Ozempic for almost a year, I had a few problems early on , constipation heart burn. I am up to .5 milligrams aweek now. My blood sugar is good my weight is down. My appetite is still Lower but not crazy like in the beginning.
I still take Metformin but a reduced amount. I have high blood presure, and high cholesterol from the diabetes, asthma. I actually am not feeling bad I have fair energy . As with any medications it is a crap shoot as we are all different.
One thing different with me is I do not drink alcohol at all,or smoke. Other than that pretty normal crazy white guy. (Can I say that).