In April I saw a new doctor. He seemed to actually give a darn about my health. So, I had some fasting bloodwork done and my A1c was at 7.2. Actually that is not so bad but he wanted mine to be below 6. So he put me on Janumet. The breakdown is Januvia 50mg and Metformin 1000. At the time of the appointment with him I told him that the 850 of Metformin was causing me some stomach upset, gas and at times diarrhea. He asked if I would try to tough it out because it was such a good drug to control blood sugar. I said I would. So then the Janumet comes along. Since I have been on it my sugars have been a lot better. However, I have been sick the entire time. I have had exactly 4 good days since I started it 6 weeks ago. I totally understand the need to control the blood sugars. I already have complications from diabetes, but I refuse to be sick any more. I am going to call the doc today before I head out to work and let him know of this decision. See if he will call me in something else. I just can't take it any more.
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