I do not take plain well -- I do better on extended release. Some people are the other way around. I've also had Glumetza -- which is supposed to be absorbed in a different area of the digestive tract. Maybe changing types helps?
Stair stepping it up helps me too -- 500 one week, then 1000, then 1500, then the actually 2000 I am supposed to take. More or less -- I take longer on some steps than the first step up. I go by my stomach, not by the weekday! My endoc doesn't care -- just get there eventually is her POV. If I ramp up in a month, great. If it takes me 2, so be it.
Taking it with food also helps and being aware OJ and coffee and other acid foods upsets me on Met helps.
Hang in there!
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Last edited by astrophe; 07-01-2014 at 11:36 AM.