Tang...I also started 500 mg. of Metformin Extended Release(ER)
Here's the deal:
My doctor also told me I'd lose weight. I didn't.
I was worried too, because I have IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, that it would make me sick. It didn't.
I "still" have to watch what I eat carefully, even with this small dose. If I don't, my blood sugar numbers go into the 200's.
I understand your worry. Just take the Metformin.
The "only" side effects I'm getting is gurgling in my stomach. It gets embarrassing sometimes! People make comments. I try to make a joke about it. It happens a lot to me. I'd rather have gurgling than high numbers.
Remember, you "still" have to count your carbs, and eat healthy. The Ramon noodles is not a good choice. If you can buy some chicken breast pieces in a package(they're frozen), you can take out some pieces of chicken and stick those in there, and not eat all the noodles. Try that for more protein to fill you up more. I know you don't have much money to spend, so I'm assuming that the Ramon noodles don't cost much, but you can find other things to eat than this, Tang.View Thread
Tang....pound cake is very fattening, full of cholesterol, and high in carbs. Are the Meals on Wheels good for diabetic people? Pound cake makes me think it's not. You'll have to be smart and know what you can and can't eat. We told you about Calorieking.com. If you stop playing your computer games, you can go online and look at how many carbs you're eating in a meal. Take a pencil, and write down each carb numbers for the things you're eating. That would be a great thing to do. You want to keep your carb levels at each meal lower. If you're going to buy soup, try to get ones with meat in it, or put meat into it. You're not getting protein. That will make you eat more.
I don't understand what you meant by the medicine makes your carb levels to go "up". I know some medicines make it go down. Mine go up when I eat too many carbs at once. You "must" watch this, or you will have all the complications with diabetes that you don't want.View Thread
I agree with Michelle, Tang. Also, for me, I am allergic to milk products. So people who are not allergic cannot drink milk, lactose intolerant. It can cause symptoms like you're talking about with diarrhea. I was tested for a milk allergy. I almost died as a baby, until they found goat milk for me to drink. For you, you might try Almond Milk for cereal. I'm not sure how it tastes to drink. Milk is also fattening. Maybe try something different for a while, see if the problem stops.
Did you get a new mountain bike? So glad you're riding again and cutting down on computer game use.View Thread
Check my answer to the young man. It may help. You can do this. Ask your doctor to talk to a dietician who will help you get started on what to eat. It's good that you're losing weight. It's hard living with someone who eats all those things around you, but you can do it!
Yes, it's hard but it gets easier. Ask questions to those of us on here. There are a lot of neat people who can help. Read Dr. Dansinger's ideas on the right side of foods to eat. He has many great ideas to doing this without medicine. It "is" a commitment, but it's better than being sick the rest of your life from not eating the right foods.