That pretty much sums up my week. NAUSEA. I freely admit that I don’t always take my Metformin. You know that feeling when you know you are about to get the flu? It starts in the pit of your stomach, your joints ache, you are running for the bathroom – its like that but you never just get the flu and get over it. So I usually skip a morning dose every now and then. I was lucky enough to get my period on Christmas eve and again on 01/24 so I have been taking it regularly enough to balance things out. Unfortunately, this week I was a bit too diligent and I took my medication as scheduled for 5 days straight – not a good idea. I was throwing up in the morning, dry heaving – it was a nightmare. It seems like a cruel joke that the medication to help alleviate my PCOS symptoms ends up causing other problems.
I called my mom (an RN) who drilled me on what I had eaten. She thought that an interaction with the medicine could be to blame. I racked my brain remembering everything I ate (which wasn’t much since I wasn’t all that hungry). I realized that I had eaten something that I hadn’t since I had started Metformin…
I believe their motto was supposed to read: Subway eat fresh bread loaded with chemicals fresh from the rubber factory – or that is what is trending in the media. In October a co-worker and I had split a morning flatbread and egg white sandwich and suffered the wrath of Subway. I hadn’t eaten there since before I received my diagnosis and started the dreaded Metformin routine. I needed to grab lunch and remembered I had some Subway points and wanted to get out of the office. Looking back, things had gotten worse after eating that sandwich. It was only a 6″ but I suppose sometimes that’s all you need. (That’s what she said – sorry I make these jokes at least 2x a day.) I do have to give credit to my job which supplies free pepto tablets.
I am happy to report that the subway(or whatever the problem was) is out of my system and I no longer start my mornings green tea, seltzer water and.