Well, I just started the Metformin yesterday along with my pricking (that is what I call it). So far, so good, But I just don't feel good yet. How long does this take before I start feeling good again? My doctor told me to take my meds one at breakfast and one at lunch - At least I am pretty sure this is what he said (I have 500mg Metformin, twice daily with meals). Does this sound right?
Yesterday, I tested and ate as follows:
FBG: 128 no meds yet
ate steel oatmeal (tasted like glue) with cinnamon
2 hrs. After breakie and med: 247
before lunch: 168
had hummus with celery and bok choy
after: 148 (went down!)
Before din: 108
had mixed green salad with cukes, tomato, walnuts, half avocado and olive oil
Had low carb toast with peanut butter
No lunch yet.
No sure what I should do about snacks. I mean, how I can I accurately test and fit snacks in there. I have been avoiding them.
I guess some of this has to do with the meds. My cousin is taking Metformin and she said it takes a while. I am still weak from that whole dehydration thing. I get tired really easy, mouth is still dry, off and on. When I took the first Metformin, the left side of my face started feeling a bit like when I had an allergic reaction to a sulfa drug about a month ago. Of course I got really worried etc. Seems to have gone away but I still worry about an allergic reaction. My body feels different from hour to hour. Is this is what is supposed to happen? I worry I am not doing this right. Couldn't sleep last night because I was worried about my blood sugar going too low. Ugh! Muscles feel a bit achey today. Is this what the rest of my life is going to be like? I guess I am impatient.
I still figured out what to eat. For most of my life I have eaten bread type products for breakfast like bagels or english muffins. So, it is all trial and error. Didn't feel good enough to go shopping at the store to make other things. I just wish I felt better had more energy than I could cook all these different things.
I will probably start my blog on here with my numbers and I want to keep a food log so i keep track of food and numbers etc. At least the pricky thing wasn't as bad as I thought, still hate it though. I do admit I like the little pen lancer. It is like a little gun in a way and it does all the pricking for me so I don't have to figure out how hard to poke myself. :) Although I did have to read the instruction sheet, like 5 times to figure it out.
I just wonder if my doctor is right about when to take the meds as I see lots of people saying they take them at breakfast and dinner on here. Although, now since I moved I have to find a new doctor and I want to see an endo too. It is just so overwhelming. Lots of do and I have no energy or strength because I don't feel well.
Tomorrow hopefully I will get information on diabetic classes (I know people say you don't need them if you are on here but I really think I do). I know everyone will say I am not eating enough - but honestly I ate so much fiber yesterday it felt like I had a big fiber rock in my stomach and than I wasn't hungry! I used to a small breakfast, small lunch and a bigger dinner. It is hard to get used to eating at a certain time not just when I am hungry. Grr. I hate this.
Is it just me or does every one feel icky when they start this? Please tell me it won't always be like this. Thanks guys!
Well, gots to go and eat "lunch" even though I have no idea what I am going to eat or that I am not hungry. blah.