I know I never come on here anymore and normally when that is the case and I post again.....I get ignored. But I need to get this out so I will post anyhow.
Today my new DR, tells me that latest A1C was 7 something. I can't remember what. I think low 7's. My one before that was like 5 something. Anyhow. I have a new dr (who isn't really a diabetes expert, she is just a primary care one but I wanted a girl dr and close to home), So I talk to her today and she wants to increase my met ( I am on er 1500) - I have a very hard time swallowing the pills. In fact, I actually gagged on one very badly the other day and threw up water etc all over. I have a big struggle taking those pills every day. Sometimes it takes me 5 minutes to swallow them. I told her I do not want any more Met because of how big the pills are.She said either that or make diet changes. I hardly eat anything now as it is!!! I finally got to a place where I eat enough calories that I have SOME energy before my calories were too low for my weight (I am thin 115 lbs) and I was always exhausted. I feel better if I eat more but unfortately than the A1C goes up. When I had that 5, I had to eat very restrictive low carb. Well, I feel crappy with no carbs. It is seriously NOT worth that 5 A1C. What good is a 5 A1C if you feel like death all the time? So she says we can add Januvia ( I think that is what it was - she said it works on the pancreas). I ask her if the pill was small and she said yes. So I go to my pharmacy to pick up- it is 82 bucks!!!! And that is with my insurance. I said NO WAY. That is ridiculous. I can't afford that (well I COULD but I think it is ridiculous to pay that much). My met is like not even $2.
SO now I have to call her back and ask if there is something else. I am getting really frustrated. What I am supposed to do? Starve myself to death just so I can get the "perfect" A1C? Also, she said my bad cholesterol was 91 and for diabetics it is supposed to 70. Wtf? None of my old drs ever complained about my cholesterol. They all said it was perfect. I am seriously at my wits end. My BG could be high if I eat nothing. The drs don't take stress or hormone changes into consideration. I was finally feeling better. I switch from a vegan diet to a vegetarian one and was finally getting more protein and feeling better because I was able to add more calories with low carb dairy foods. There are seriously no answers for me. Also why the hell can't they make the metformin smaller?? Sorry I am just really upset.
Some one on an FB diabetes group said she was taking amaryl
and the pill was small. She also takes the same met I take.
ALso I just tested out of curiousity and I am 161 I ate a small apple 3 hours ago!!! Myy stomach is empty and growling!!!I walked and shopped downtown after work and I walked from the train to the pharmacy. At least half an hour of walking and all I get is a 161???? I really don't know what else to do. I am not rewarded for cutting portions and not rewarded for getting exercise in. I don't want to lose any weight. I finally got my butt back and now that I am getting more calories my hair is starting to grow in better. I am NOT giving that up. I am getting very burned out on having such a restrictive diet - I am not allowed to eat anything I enjoy and even the stuff that is allowed and I enjoy doesn't always help either. I stopped testing because I starve myself to death have a high number. (and please don't anyone say I could start eating meat - I know there are lots of vegetarian haters on here. I CAN'T eat meat so if you are going to go veg hater on me don't bother commenting)
Sorry I am very upset because it seems like there are no answers for me. *crying*