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PCOS, insulin resistance, on metformin hcl and Phentermine, loose painful bowel movement, feels nausea. Concerned

I was diagnosed with PCOS and an Insulin Resistance so I have been put on 2000mg Metformin HCL and the 37.5 Phentermine . I just started the metformin 2can days ago and have been taking a smaller dose to work up to the 2000mg. Well I have been having frequent extremely painful very loose bowel movements. Also after I take the metformin I just have a very overall nauseas feeling. Is there anything i can do? It has gotten to the point where I don t want to leave my house if I don t have to out of fear of it striking whiles im out at the store
Asked On : Mon, 7 May 2012
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Hi. this is the side effect of Metformin and you are rightly taking it in smaller doses. First start from a lesser dose and then increase gradually. also, take the drug in between meals . if you are so nauseous take an antiemetic long acting in the morning before everything. Discuss with your dr. regarding dose. thanks.
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