I'm gonna ask my Dr about this also, but he's not there til tomorrow and i'm kinda curious on it.
I am a newly diagnosed diabetic (Friday). I am prescribed to take 1 500mg pill of metformin every evening with dinner for 1 week, and then bump up to 2 pills. (am and pm). My question is; is it harmful to take an additional pill during he day if I am having problems? For example last night I was feeling really bad on the drive home from work. I had my pill with dinner about 5pm. About 1030 when I got off, I stopped off at Texas Roadhouse on the way home as I do every saturday night and had a chicken sandwhich with no bun and had ordered a mich Ultra beer. I ate the chicken, but could only drink about 1/4 of the beer and I started feeling really light headed, dizzy, and nautious. I am assuming it was cause either my sugar jumped up or a reaction from the metformin and the beer. If I am feeling that way, what should I do? I still drove home last night, although was probably not the best idea, but not much other choice. Any suggestions?
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