By runthe Latest Reply 2012-02-21 23:26:38 -0600
Started 2010-07-07 07:28:12 -0500

Good morning all, i was wondering if anyone is suffering with being nausea through out the day and night. i though that it might be the meds or insulin. I get sick weather i am full or hungry. i was wondering if this is a diabetic stomach or something. help!!!!!!!!!!!1
thanks runthe type 2

43 replies

Linda2 2012-02-21 21:21:31 -0600 Report

you didn't say what meds you are on,but with byetta I had nausea for a full three month then it improved. Couldn't eat fried food especially french fries. Metforman can make you nausseas too. Watch what you eat and of course check with you doctor/pharmacist and read about drug side effects. good luck.

carmenrose 2012-02-21 19:23:56 -0600 Report

I've just been diagnosed with gastroparesis, which is where your stomach no longer does it's job as mashing up food and is left in the stomach. I was experiencing nausea and my stomach hurt so much that when the pain came, I went to the emergency room twice. Finally, I went to my regular doctor to refer me to a specialist, a gastroenterologist. She then provided a test in which was made the determination that this is what I have and it is due to high blood sugar for a long period of time. You might want to have your doctor to refer you to a stomach specialist to determine or rule this out. But now I have a chronic disease on top of diabetes as well. But I can manage it now. I eat 6 small meals a day, no additional medication and I've gotten the bonus of losing 15 pounds that I've been trying for like forever to lose. I'm happy and I've managed my pain because I don't eat a lot anymore, and have to watch what I eat. This is a possibility if your blood sugar has been high.

ladyJENbugz 2012-01-30 10:51:27 -0600 Report

Yes runthe I am diabetic also and deal with nausea

Left untreated, nausea can lead to serious complications including:

Dehydration due to a decreased desire to drink or ability to hold fluids
Poor nutrition due to a decreased desire to eat

So please inform your Doctor.

Snookie7 2012-01-30 00:25:38 -0600 Report

Hi runthe. I have experience nausa at certain times throughout the night when I was too full. It is a foulbad taste that come up throught my throat and I feel as if I need to throw up ,but do not make it to that point. Watch what you eat and see if you can track it down to the source.

MoeGig 2012-01-29 21:00:48 -0600 Report

Hello All: Reading all these comments, I can't help but think that the solution is to take insulin instead of some drug that can have all kinds of side-effects. Yes, you have to take a shot; but, it's just not that big-a-deal. Insulin is a natural replacement for the insulin your body is not producing enough of, and I have never heard of nausea being a complication of taking it. I am Type 1 and have been on insulin for 46 years and have had no problems. My dad is Type 2 and went on insulin which has controlled is sugar much more effectively. I know, I'm not a doctor; but, do not avoid insulin as a possible solution just to avoid taking a shot…IMHO.

Snookie7 2012-01-30 00:27:09 -0600 Report

Hi all I take insulin but my body keeps fighting against it and my dr keep uping the dose trying to get it to work ,so it will help me.

CaliKo 2012-01-29 21:16:11 -0600 Report

I agree. I don't need to take drugs for T2 yet, but when the time comes, I'd much rather skip right to the insulin and not take the oral drugs. I'm hoping my doctor will be agreeable to that.

bleonard13 2011-11-07 09:30:36 -0600 Report

sometimes i wake up with nausea but only if my sugars are elevated hope everything goes good my blessings and prayers are with u

sheriden 2011-11-07 03:21:10 -0600 Report

It can be my Doc put me on med's for nausea because I just could not take being sick and unable to do what needs done. See your Doc. Blessings Robin

Leslie S
Leslie S 2011-11-06 20:56:53 -0600 Report

Yes!!!!! I was diagnosed a month and a half ago and am on 2000mg of metformin. I started randomly getting nauseous and vomiting. I thought maybe it was meds - and it could be, but I have also 'discovered' that if I test my sugar when I feel nauseous, my sugars are usually high.

I hope we all get feeling better soon!! :)

sheriden 2011-10-22 21:56:58 -0500 Report

I am not on insulin but am suffering with constant nausea also. I am going to my doctor on Monday to see about this and other things. Will get back on an let U know.

Jan8 2011-10-22 13:08:21 -0500 Report

I can't imagine being nauseated all of the time. I'm sorry you are going through this runthe. Maybe you need a different medication. You can't possibly eat nutritiously being nauseaus like this.

kboard306 2010-11-18 19:38:23 -0600 Report

I was recently diagnosed in September 2010 with type II diabetes and was prescribed 2000mg of Metformin each day, one in the morning and one in the evening. I found I got sick, had loose bowels and had headaches the first couple of weeks I started taking it, but that has all subsided. I have not had any issues with it for several weeks. I was told by my doctor that it does take time to get used to it, up to several months. Guess I was one of the lucky ones.

Snookie7 2012-01-30 00:31:36 -0600 Report

Hi Kboard. I suffer with constipation all the time but I believe the melformin is working better since I take 1000 mg twice daily. Someone told me it help you to lose weight but I'm , looking forward to that if it works. G-night

MichaelJ58 2011-10-22 11:01:37 -0500 Report

I went through the same thing back in 2004,I'm also taking 2000 mg and still have the loose bowels time to time

Pjordan 2010-08-08 19:53:17 -0500 Report

Absolutly! I take meformin and the only way I can control the nausea is to break it up into 4-6 "serving". If I take even 500 mg at a time I am sick all day, so I take about 1/4 of a pill at a time. It really helps.

Dev 2010-08-08 18:05:30 -0500 Report

My friend who takes metformin told me that she feels nausea too. Her doctor told her that women have this side effect more. Ask your doctor if it is due to medication and if there is any way you can correct the problem.

msann 2010-08-08 14:18:48 -0500 Report

hey, i think mine is from it being so heat, i dont want to eat, feel nausea tired, i hope to feel better after weather cools down, hope you feel better

sharic 2010-08-08 14:13:42 -0500 Report

Hi, I just found this site on the internet. I am so confused about being a diabetic. I have had it a couple of years now and never can get it under control. I also have the nausea thru out the day, plus headaches, tired just don't feel like doing anything. I feel the nausea if I eat or don't eat, I get the shakes and just feel run down all the time. My doctor is trying to get my meds under control right now, so its like a rollercoster all the time. I feel like I am losing the battle. I don't want to die from this disease!!!!!!!

Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-22 21:36:28 -0500 Report

Welcome sharic! This is a good place to get support and knowledge. Hang in there and keep working at it. Hope fully your med's will get straightend out soon. Make sure you follow your diet and work with your doc. Remember you can always get a second opinion if you don't feel like your current doc is doing enough for you. This is your life and you have to be in control. It's hard but can be done. We are all here for you. Good luck and God Bless you.

MichaelJ58 2011-10-22 11:06:03 -0500 Report

May take you awhile to get it but you will I did any haven't quite got it down myself just don't give up.I know its a battle but it can be won

msbmaxwell 2010-08-08 09:40:45 -0500 Report

I have been having the nausea, diarrhea & headaches since I was first diagnosed and started taking the medication, I take 2000mg Metformin a day. I talked to both my doctor and a friend with diabetes and he said that all are normal until your numbers getting regulated. Tell your doctor what's going on. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

Benjamins_Wife 2010-07-10 19:57:56 -0500 Report

I am also a newly diagnosed diabetic.. and I take Metformin. I get so ill, not just neusea, but I get BADDDD stomach cramps, barely making it to the restroom after I eat ANYTHING… and I have lost over 10 pounds in less than a week of taking it. It seems to not let me digest anything either (Not telling you how I know… just guess). I have even made the comment to my husband on one really bad day that I would rather take insulin shots than to take this medication ( I am not to keen on needles). Is this a "normal" side effect? to be this ill? My doctor is not one of the greatest… but I have only lived here in Ohio two years and do not know where else to go.

June Tademy
June Tademy 2012-02-21 21:27:24 -0600 Report

I know exactly how you feel I had the same symptoms when I was on metformin,it got so bad that I was confined to the bed for two weeks and could not work for two weeks and almost lost my job. The Doctor limited the amount I was taking and soon I was taken off that med. Off again and on again but then I saw an Endocronologist and he put me on the timed metformin, to make a long story short eventually I was taken off because it had affected my kidneys badly and now I have kidney problems. Saying all of that to say find another Doctor who will listen to you and the complaints, Metformin is not for everybody and I would seriously find another Doctor and get off that medication as soon as possible. Good luck to you and this is the right site for advice and to listen to you.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-22 21:42:31 -0500 Report

I'm sorry to hear you are so sick! This is a good resource for you. Lots of support and knowledge. Do you live in a rural area or in a more populated area. Is there a hospital nearby? If there is, that might be a good place to look. I read somewhere here where a person told someone to ask a nurse, they have the lowdown on the doc's. I liked that, because it is so true! All the nurses i work with always have the dish on the dr's! Good luck, i hope this gets resolved soon for you. You need a doc in your cornor who knows what he/she is doing! This is your life! Take care! God Bless you and your family.

Lymy 2010-07-14 12:29:02 -0500 Report

I mentioned to my doctor that I had read numerous members comments about the side effects of Metformin. I asked her what they were, because I have been on it for 11 months now with no problems. Her reply was "Diarrhea." She said that was her patients biggest complaint.
Hope you feel better! ~Lymy~

ann type 2
ann type 2 2010-08-15 13:51:23 -0500 Report

I am a newly diagnosed diabetic as well. I was just diagnosed with type 2 dibetes last month but I have had it for over 3 year without my doctor even knowing. I was first put on Metformin and after 3 days of being on it I started having severe stomach cramps, nausea, and explosive diahrea. I too was not fond of sticking a needle into myself but I switched over to insulin and feel 100% better when it comes to all of the discomfort I was feeling. The needle is not as bad as we all think it is . Sometimes when I insert the tiny needle it doesn't hurt at all and sometimes all I get is a little tiny pinch . I would take a tiny pinch any day over bad side effects. Think about it!

June Tademy
June Tademy 2012-02-21 21:32:56 -0600 Report

Ann ,I am just starting on insulin, the team is trying to find out how much and when I should take the shots. I am working with a great team of people and I have to test my bs at least six times a day. I agree with you I really wish I had taken the insulin shots years ago, I was so afraid of the needles, etc., and I really do not mind it now and it does not hurt. If I had taken the insulin instead of the Actos and Glipzide and Metformin(not all at once) I would not have gained all this weight and would be further down the road. My BS has been under control for awhile but the Doctor wanted me off of the Actos, too many problems. This is a live and learn situation.

GabbyPA 2010-07-07 18:37:22 -0500 Report

My first thought was the Metformin too, so if that is not it, I would talk to your doctor. There could be some kind of gastric issue going on that you don't want to have linger.

runthe 2010-07-07 16:21:24 -0500 Report

I am not taking the metformin. I stop taking them about 2 month ago. I was often sick with them I am currently taking insulin twice a day.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-07-07 09:53:40 -0500 Report

If a forget to et before I take my metformin it hits me. A few times I took it and then didn't eat for about 30 mins. Felt real nauseated.

LauraS 2010-07-07 09:41:36 -0500 Report

I was nauseous the entire first month I was on Metformin. Nausea is a common side effect that should go away with time.

bettymachete 2010-07-07 09:34:12 -0500 Report

I had some nausea when I fisrt started metformin but other than that I dont experience this. I hope it gets better for you though!

marybear 2010-08-08 16:53:48 -0500 Report

I went off metformin after all the bathroom running I did on it. It was not fun at all. Did try the byetta. The 5 mg was fine but once I was put on the 10 mg I would spend 24 hrs at a time vomiting and not just with nausea. So far I've seen no side effects with the Januvia and I'm staying in control.

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