Metformin and eggs

By Mablives Latest Reply 2017-11-15 14:05:01 -0600
Started 2012-03-15 20:42:32 -0500

Have been having a weird reaction to my Metformin. Whenever I have eggs for breakfast and then take my meds, 4 hours later I am sick. Usually goes away after an hour or so, but not this last time. Wondering if anyone else has had this problem. I miss my eggs. (plain, scrambled, in pan with Pam spray.)

7 replies

Sunshine413 2017-11-15 14:05:01 -0600 Report

I have had this reaction and it has not gone away. I just choose to make sure I am home when I want to eat eggs cause 2-4 hours later I will have urgent need of the bathroom.

normalmom 2014-05-30 10:11:42 -0500 Report

I have the same reaction Mablives is describing. I've been on the Metformin Extended Release for 2 years, and each time I eat eggs, I get sick too. It seems to happen anywhere from 2-4 hours afterwards. It's nice to know I'm not alone.

I miss my eggs too. Sometimes I just eat them and deal with it.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-03-16 12:30:08 -0500 Report

hi Mablives, I agree with James, each person is different. When I first started Met, my doctor told me to take it at night. It upset my stomach a little so instead of taking it at 8pm, I took it in the middle of dinner and had no problems. I am back to taking it at 8pm again and have no problems.

jayabee52 2012-03-15 21:02:28 -0500 Report

Howdy Mablives WELCOME to DiabeticConnect!

The only time you have this reaction is when you have eggs? By 4 hrs after your meal I would think your stomach would be empty by then.

What are some of the other breafast foods you eat in place of the eggs?

Mablives 2012-03-15 22:03:03 -0500 Report

yes, only with eggs. I know the time limit is odd. Anything else I eat is fine, cereal, peanut butter sandwich, pancakes, bacon. it is just eggs.

jayabee52 2012-03-16 11:47:26 -0500 Report

Well as each person is different, our reactions to the same meds are different as well. Some folks have minor stomach upsets with Met, others get violently ill with its use.

I have gotten off all diabetes meds through an experimental meal plan I have developed. I've been on this meal plan for a little over a year (started it in Feb 2011) and it has been quite successful for me.

I will share a link to a discussion I posted about it so you can check it out yourself and decide if this may work for you or not.

You may find this meal plan here ~

If you cut out the offending medication, you will be able to enjoy your eggs once again! (they are on my menu plan!)

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