Ok, I was just reading this dlife thingy about Metformin and alcohol and I am upset. Is this really true? It doesn’t say anything on my Met bottle about not drinking alochol with it. Can I never have any at all or is it just that if I am planning to have some drinkie I should skip taking my Met?
Just an FYI, I rarely drink. But I miss beer and wine and I would like to be able to have some when I go out once a while to dinner, club or social event - I am single after all. I know I am limited to just one probably (grrr. don’t I have enough stuff I have to give up. I miss ale!) and there are lots of drinks I can’t have (ie margaritas sigh) and I can handle that I guess.
What do you guys think? What is the reason why they would say this? Is it because Metformin works on the liver?
It seems weird to me because I have been taking Met for almost a year and isn’t it already “built up” in my body already and how will skipping one when I have drink make any difference? I guess I am not seeing it. That said, I did take my Met once when I went out to dinner and had wine with the meal (of course I forget to take it until after the dinner) I had a beer too that night. I had high number later and some the next day and it took a while to go down. But another time I had wine before my dinner time and tested and I was actually normal! (whee!). Does the Metformin interfer with a alcohol and having regular numbers maybe? I am guessing that isn’t it but just musing here…I thinking it is the liver and this lactic acidois (that sounds familar - from that movie A Few Good Men). What are the chances of that happening?
I haven’t really figured out the alcohol part of this yet. I think the stuff that has no carbs is stuff I don’t normally like which is like hard liquor like vodka etc. Unfortunatley I like the dark ales which are probably off limits for me for the most part (at least having three of them is or a whole pint)
For those of you that don’t know me or my history, I have very good control of my numbers on a daily basis and my A1C last was 5.1.