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Fortamet

Fortamet

when I was 8 they tubes from my kidneys to bladder and my bladder to out were to small causes a serious backup of urine into my kidneys. that was surgically corrected but almost killed my kidneys. 17 years ago I was told that my kidneys bleed at a +3 for no apparent reason, but function normally. in 2004 I found out I had angiomloipomas in both kidneys In 2004 they were 1-4mm in 2005 they had grown to 4-5cm. in 2007 they remain the same. my question is: should I even be on the metforminread more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Metformin did cause great probs and kidneys started to fail. Came off metformin kidneys improved!

posted almost 5 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I agree with you. Metformin suits a lot of people but others have horrendous side effects

posted about 5 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Indeed I seriously doubt on metformine, I am eating on low carbs for 3 years my numbers are okay last month I stopped my insuline. Now I am thinking on doing the same with the metformine slowly on I did same by my insuline. Both medicines can not cure diabetics good food andsexercising. Can reduce the diabetics

posted almost 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Please be careful, Metformin is not a drug to play with and if it was me I would get a second opinion !!!

posted over 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Sadly you are right. I think metformin is a real problem and causes organ failure is some people. Your drs words are disgraceful! I've heard similar from other people!

posted almost 5 years ago
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