Hi everyone. I'm on metformin at 250mg twice a day. The doc plans to increase it at my next appointment. My problem is the GI side effects. The gas I can handle but not the diarrhea. I've tried taking it before meals, after meals and during meals. I still get hit and barely make it to the bathroom. If I have to be gone all day I don't take the a.m. dose until I'm home.
The pharmacist said this should resolve after a few days but so far it hasn't. I took a dicyclomine this morning to slow down the GI tract. The pharmacist said if this doesn't work to try metamucil. I know there is a trick to taking metformin because I used it before but I can't remember what it is. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to reduce the side effects?