I have been using metformin 500mg for a long time now, many years in fact so it's nothing new to me. i also take actos 45mg along with it. since july i haven't had any problems going to the washroom with normal looking stools until and i was taking 1000mg a day of it. once at lunch and then i take the actos at dinner and i took the last metformin pill before i went to bed..so on an empty stomach but i never had any diarrhea problems.
but then i was upped to 2000mg a day so i had to take 4 pills since july and i had to adjust when to take it again…so i took one at lunch and one close to dinner, then the actos with dinner and then one later after dinner and the last before bed..and it was fine for the first 3 months up until 2 weeks ago when i started having diarrhea like symptoms and it's been that way since. i thought it was because of some expired hot dog meat i ate but it's still the same. the funny thing i don't really have diarrhea cause i'm not going to the washroom more than 3x a day. i only go once and sometimes twice a day but it's kind of watery/mushy…it was once normal looking snake like last sunday but that's it. then other days if i go twice a day, the second time i go it's small bits and pieces but it's not diarrhea like cause the water isn't brown. though when i wipe the stool its not like completely wet either, it's like mushy normal looking stool wipe and i know diarrhea is completely water…
bottom line is when go once a day and it's always been watery/mushy and i'm not sure if the metformin is causing this because this is like a late onset reaction 3 months later. can anyone tell me if metformin can do this?
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