So I have been trying to eat a lot less carbs and a lot smaller portions this month to help with the weight loss and to help the metformin/clomid work even better next cycle. However, the metformin has been messing with my blood sugar. It did that the last time I was on it and it was the reason I eventually went off of it. I feel tired/headachey/weak/grumpy within an hour or two of eating. After I eat it goes away, but then comes back.
Last night I said screw it and had a little more dinner than I normally had been eating. My mom had put me on a 4oz protein at dinner and mostly 1/2 cup servings of protein/veg during the day. Anyways – after I ate dinner I felt better. Today I had a bigger sized bagel and ate more at lunch. Though lunch today was my cheat meal. But in the end I felt better.
I have done a little research on the internet and found that a lot of people feel hypoglycemic on metformin and that they need to eat more calories to feel better. So maybe going small portion and lower carb isn’t the best thing to do on this medicine. Tomorrow when I’m back to my normal routine I’m going to eat healthy and the foods that I’m supposed to eat, but not worry so much about only eating 1/2 cup or whatever. I think this may help with me feeling crappy and tired all day. Anyone have any similar experiences? Maybe the key to the weight loss right now that I can control and feel ok with is the exercising. I just want to be able to reap the benefits of the metformin. I read somewhere that 50% of women who go on metformin get pregnant. Last week I got on the treadmill Wednesday through Friday. I’m going to try to do it again every day this coming week. I’ve found that the Wendy Williams show is great to watch while exercising. She makes me laugh.
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