Metforman ER and Byetta Help

By JulieC Latest Reply 2011-01-15 11:43:25 -0600
Started 2010-01-19 14:18:07 -0600

Ok My friends…I need your advice and comments. I went to the doc today and they put me on all new meds I knew they would. After the last epesode with Actos I am so take anything…or even get anything filled and waist money.
They are taking me off inselin…slowly…starting slowly on Byetta and metforman slowly. Starting slow and building up slowly. I have read Byetta makes you sick to your stomach…and Metforman gives you the runs. Thats alot of Stomach stuff goin on!! I have read you must try and eat a low fat diet on byetta so you dont get too sick. I am going to try all this one more time…but Im hoping I can get some input from you all..before I attempt this. Any advice…or insite…any thing will be so helpfull please ! I really do trust some of you because you been there…some times the people know more than the doctors. Thanks in advance :-)

3 replies

Rubyntune 2011-01-15 11:43:25 -0600 Report

I was on Byetta and Metformin. I could not handle the Byetta - it made me feel so nausous..(sp) sick to my stomach. The metformin I am still on, no problem with runs on it. Except in the morning it acts as a stimulant. I am now on Lantus Solo Star… My sugar is not controlled. Having difficulty finding the right meds. Good luck to you,

faye1953 2011-01-15 07:47:37 -0600 Report

yes I have type 2 diabetes and iI have been on metforman without good results, So my doctor put me on Byetta with great results but my insurance company did not want to pay for it and I am on social securty and not able to pay for it by myself. and I was paying the $45.00 copay but that was not good enough. thanx for letting me vent

Harlen 2010-01-19 14:32:26 -0600 Report

This is for me lol
First dont set your self up to fail
anything can give you an upset tummy and the runs ANY THING So take it slow and do what your Doc seys to do.Eat right like you know you are to do.And see what happends you may just be grate with it
We are all difrent and every thing afects all of us difrently eat your veg and drop the fried foods ,cake,pasta, breads,and spuds if you cut a lot of the carbs you will see a big difrents.
Best wishes

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