Okay, my PCP took me off insulin therapy yesterday and put me on Janumet 50/500mg. This is a combination drug, part Januvia part Metformin. I know pretty much all there is to know about Metformin as that is what our daughter takes daily. I did some research on Januvia as well. Here is what I want to know, since I just started it yesterday (taken twice a day). This morning's fasting BGL was 233 at around 6:30am and I took this morning's pill right after I tested. Just now, 3hrs later, I tested my BGL again and it was 233 still. Has anyone ever used this medication, know how long it takes to start working, and, if you have taken it what sort of side effects, if any, have you experienced. I noticed yesterday after the 1st dosage I had an elevated heart rate and sort of seeing spots, at the office my BGL was 382, after taking the first dose and checking my BGL again when these feelings came over me it was down to 277, 2hrs after lunch it was 179, but then 2 hrs after dinner and after taking second dosage I was back up to 254. Now today, 3hrs after taking it I had no change at all. I knew what to expect with insulin but this pill therapy doesn't seem to be doing anything for me, am I just not giving it enough time maybe?
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