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  • metformin

    Hi all;

    My primary wanted to put me on 500mg of metformin twice a day for pre-diabeties (slightly elevated blood sugar). Some of the articles I have read seems to allude to this not being a good drug for HCMers. Anyone have any more info on this drug?

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    Re: metformin

    I've been on it for years. My HCM specialists are well aware of that have not had a problem with it.
    Onward and Upward !

    Diagnosed 4/07 HCM with fixed & dynamic obstruction
    Myectomy with resected cordonae tendonae 4/08 CCF
    ICD 10/08


    • #3
      Re: metformin

      I have been on Metformin for many years also without problems. But, if you are slightly elevated, why doesn't your doctor look at your diet first before giving meds? Be well, Janet
      Believe in the goodness of mankind.


      • #4
        Re: metformin

        I cannot take it. We tried and tried, but I just got sicker and sicker. It got to the point I should have been in the hospital, but I refused. I have since told my doc and my husband that when Iam that sick someone else will have to decide. My heart failure symptoms were really bad and continued to get worse while on Metformin. There were also other diabetes drugs I could not take. I ended up on a shot that was not insulin, called Victoza. We have learned that my blood sugars become elevated and fairly non-responsive as my beta blockers go up, specifically metoprolol. Even just 25 mg can make a difference in my glucose levels. When I was taking 300 mg per day I was having to give myself shots in the belly.
        Luke 1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible!
        2004 Diagnosed with HCM
        2010 Extended Septal Myectomy, Mayo Clinic with Dr. Dearani on 9/23/10
        2011 5 of 8 children tested and found negative
        2012 Hypothyroidism secondary to Thyroid ablation
        2013 A-Fib
        2013 Inconclusive genetic testing
        2013 April Fool's Day found me getting an ICD!!!
        2013 Second Myectomy with papillary muscle resection and tricuspid valve repair, Mayo Clinic with Dr. Dearani on 10/11/13