I have just started my fourth day on Metformin. Let me tell you that days 2 and 3 were a bit of a doozie. Firstly, thank you to those that left comments about your experiences. I am going to make sure I take my doses mid-meal, avoid sugary foods, etc.
I am definitely going to have to be more choosy about what I consume. I met a dear friend for happy hour last night to talk through her man-troubles. I had a glass of red wine and before I even finished it, my stomach was bloated and gurgling. When I left it was full-blown pissed off. I had such rancid gas that I was giving my dog a run for her money (and she's been through a poo-eating phase!). The stomach cramps and bloat were equally as awful. In fact, this morning I am still bloated.
The plan is to watch/balance my carb and sugar intake. I've got to get this under control before I can move one to the increased dosage (and then do that again for the next step).
This is the first medicine I've been given that has given me any real side effects. My thoughts? This is for the birds.