med increase?

redwingluver9398
By redwingluver9398 Latest Reply 2009-10-20 01:02:56 -0500
Started 2009-09-17 10:00:49 -0500

I have been taking Metformin since early March 2009. I take 500mg 2xdaily. Is it possible to build an immunity to it? Or is it more likely that my pancreas is putting out less insulin? I see my doc on the 30th, and I plan on taking my log book. I have noticed my numbers are higher in the am than they are the rest of the day (after I take my am dose of metformin). Should I ask for an increase in the night met dose? Or should we start talking about a different med? I have wrapped my mind around the idea of an injectable like Byetta (which I plan to mention as well).

Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks!


10 replies

GODSANGEL41309
GODSANGEL41309 2009-10-20 01:02:56 -0500 Report

I would be interested to know if you do build an immunity to Metformin. I take 1000 ml/2daily and I can't stand the pill I take (hard to swallow). I don't like shots so I don't think I will consider that but talking to your doctor is a great idea!

DiabetesDiva
DiabetesDiva 2009-09-17 12:42:41 -0500 Report

Hi-

Just last week my doc changed my rx from 500 mg to 850 mg of metformin twice a day. Since 2007, the lower dosage had been working for me. My higher bgl #s are most likely due to the current stress level in my life. My husband is retiring, we are buying a house and moving to another state, plus will be selling the house we currently have. Also, I am eating more carbs to deal with the stress. My doc and I both agree the increased dosage is temporary and I can go back to the 500 mg when we are moved, etc. It's great you are tracking your numbers and have a plan to speak with your doctor. I've learned from this site that we all have different experiences with our diabetes. Take care.

Kate

hbkunkel
hbkunkel 2009-09-17 12:34:29 -0500 Report

I have had t2 diabetes for 13 years and I can't tell you the number of times I have had my meds changed. So don't be surprised if your doctor changes, adds or tweeks you meds so you do well and the more we keep on a balanced diet and get good exercise then the more we are helping ourselves.
Betsie

hbkunkel
hbkunkel 2009-09-17 12:34:20 -0500 Report

I have had t2 diabetes for 13 years and I can't tell you the number of times I have had my meds changed. So don't be surprised if your doctor changes, adds or tweeks you meds so you do well and the more we keep on a balanced diet and get good exercise then the more we are helping ourselves.
Betsie

kdroberts
kdroberts 2009-09-17 11:10:06 -0500 Report

You can't build an immunity to the medication but you are on a low dose and your body will change over time.

High morning numbers are very common for diabetics. What is your BG before you go to bed? Also, what are you AM numbers looking like? It might be that they are higher than the rest of the day but are perfectly good numbers.

redwingluver9398
redwingluver9398 2009-09-17 11:51:47 -0500 Report

my am numbers are around 130-140. I know it's not that high, but they had been much lower until about a month ago. That's when they slowly started creeping up…

Thank you for your reply!

alanbossman
alanbossman 2009-09-17 10:47:19 -0500 Report

I have been taking metformin dose of 2000mg a day since june 2008 thats when the big D hit me, also take 24units of lantus. I dont think you can build up immunity to metformin. Your doc. my change your meds. or change your diet hope this helps

redwingluver9398
redwingluver9398 2009-09-17 11:53:37 -0500 Report

I'm on a low carb diet now; 30 breakfast, lunch and dinner and 15 for a pm snack. I sure hope it's an easy fix!

Thanks for your reply!

GODSANGEL41309
GODSANGEL41309 2009-09-17 10:11:13 -0500 Report

Hi:

I take 1000/mg/daily. Being so new to Diabetes and what it actually does to your body is still very confusing to me. I really appreciated your input because of the insight you provided to me to pay attention to what my body is telling me. I which I could offer some suggestions but it sounds like you are on the right track. I will pray that you get your questions/concerns taken care of! Thanks for the insight.

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