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Chest pain, sweating, sulphur smell burps. Taking statins, metformin, diabetic. Due to medication?

I have been discharged from hospital recently as I had chest pains and they wanted to rule out heart issues. Nothing has been found but they have put me on statins and metformin ( as I diabetic type 2). However, this last couple of days I have been getting very sweaty and also have egg smelling(sulphur) burps : ( - could this be because of my medication ?
Asked On : Thu, 4 Oct 2012
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Metformin is well known for upset stomach - but NOT the smell you are saying
Statins also won't do this!

Your doctor has done the right thing - both are appropriate and good drugs / Every diabetic must receive unless contraindicated.

'Sweaty' - may be from low sugar / but again metformin is not usually the reason
You may need to do Treadmill Exercise ECG - to assess your chest pain further

Good luck

Answered: Fri, 5 Oct 2012
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