I'm worried. I have 2 days of Metformin left and no doctor!

By CWMecca Latest Reply 2012-04-12 12:16:47 -0500
Started 2012-04-10 10:01:42 -0500

I've only 2 days worth of Metformin left and no doctor to get a new prescription. Besides elevated BG levels does anyone know what may happen? I don't know what to do!!

Tags: diabetes

10 replies

diabetesfree 2012-04-12 12:16:47 -0500 Report

You might want to check your local phonebook and see if there is an after-hours care facility in your area. They are much like emergency rooms in that you don't need an appointment or prior relationship with the Doctor to receive treatment, but is more geared towards non-emergencies. The cost is usually much less than a visit to the ER as well.

Nana_anna 2012-04-11 21:21:41 -0500 Report

You can also go to the ER and let them know. They should give you at least a one time prescription for 30 days.

kdroberts 2012-04-10 11:42:18 -0500 Report

If you can get a prescription in the next week or so you shouldn't notice much of ad difference. I would start with your old doctor, they or somebody they work with, can still get you a prescription. You may also be able to get a temporary emergency supply from your pharmacy.

jayabee52 2012-04-10 10:47:25 -0500 Report

I had a similar thing happen but with insulin as I had been taken off of Met because of my bad kidney function.

I dropped my last vial of insulin and I had just moved from CA to NV and I had no Dr established in NV. I emailed my CA dr and asked for a Rx of insulin, but it took some time to get it. To not get high Blood Glucose (BG) readings I cut way back on carbs, and prayed. To my delight and surprise I found my BG levels didn't rise all that much above the 130s. It gave me the inspiration to try my experemetal eating plan I wrote about here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/14...

It might be possible to manage your diabetes mostly through your meal planning and exercise without the use of diabetes meds. Take a look and perhaps give it a try.

jigsaw 2012-04-10 10:13:32 -0500 Report

You could go to the emergency room at a hospital to get a prescription! If you have a Medac office, that might be another alternative that can help, or direct you to a clinic in your area.

CWMecca 2012-04-10 17:14:33 -0500 Report

Jayabee52, I'll have to try the low carbs. I still don't have insurance and the old doctor won't refill anything. The 1 time I went to that office they took my blood pressure and weighed me. That's IT! No info on any of my conditions, even when told repeatedly I needed help with managing the diabetes. I guess I'm on my own, with all your help here. I'll have to check out your discussion for some answers. Other than Pepsi and corn I've no idea what I'm supposed to avoid.

I can't go to the ER because I can't afford another ambulance bill. No car so that's out. I'll keep you all updated as I can. Thanks!!

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-04-11 02:42:03 -0500 Report

Call your local health dept and explain your situation, they will help you. Next time, try not to wait so long to ask for help, as there is no quick fix if you don't have a dr.

Good luck

CWMecca 2012-04-10 17:22:09 -0500 Report

Is there a list of good carbs and other foods I'm "allowed" to eat somewhere??

Caroltoo 2012-04-10 17:58:13 -0500 Report

Hi, CW,
I sent you some information as a personal message. Might want to print a copy and put it on your refrigerator. Good luck! Hope it works as well for you as it did for me.