I have had diabetes type 2 for two years now. The first year and a half, everything was fine. Then suddenly my new doctor said my A1c was 10.6. She prescribed Metformin 1000mg two times a day. I thought she was supposed to start low and gradually increase. My side effects were so horrible that I only took them for three days before I was forced to stop.Nausea, diarrhea, too dizzy to stand, stomach upset, acid indigestion, bloating, gas, no appetite, pain in my back and head. I felt so bad that I couldn't function. My question is, Shouldn't my doctor have started with a low dose and increase as the weeks went along? Has anyone else had this problem?
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