Thursday, October 27, 2011

Me & G

As you may or may not remember, after my laparoscopy, John and I decided to hold off before trying Glumetza. We wanted to give my body a chance to recover, and we wanted to see if the surgery alone might do the trick.

Three months and three cycles later, we felt ready to give the Glumetza a try.

I was a little worried about the potential side effects. The super friendly Internet advised I might be in for "gastrointestinal upset."

I’ve been taking the Glumetza for about 2 ½ weeks, and I definitely feel weirder than usual. Nausea and stomach aches come and go. But it hasn’t been that bad, and I’m hoping it gets better.

Glumetza (Metformin) is actually a diabetes medication, and I’m wondering how I could better support its effectiveness through nutrition and exercise.

I know what I should be doing --- avoiding sugar, refined carbohydrates, caffeine and alcohol. I just have trouble doing what I know I should do.   

In the meantime, I’ve been walking about four times a week. I’ve been taking Vitamin B Complex and Chlorophyll pills every day. And I’m looking for a prenatal that doesn’t smell or taste disgusting.

Any suggestions?


  1. I'm glad you're giving the glumetza a try and I hope it WORKS, dammit. Wish I had a prenatal suggestion for you -- I'm still taking those holistic ones that cost a fortune.

  2. My favorite prenatal pills were ones my doctor prescribed me: It was a regular prenatal with an additional DHA supplement. (I have a good benefit plan, so it was actually cheaper than buying generic store brands.)

    Bottom line: They're easiest to handle if you take them right before bed with a full glass of water. That way you don't get the burbs/stomach upset/all those other fun things that prenatals bring.

    Hope the G works!

  3. Rainbow light prenatal system is awesome. I know, the name is reminisent characters from our generations childhood, but it really is a fairly well rounded whole food supplement. I get it off amazon for the best price. Used it all throughout my first pregnancy with zero problems. I still take other supplements like fish oil, vitamin d and b complex while on it, but you will never find everything you need in one pill. You do have to take 6 pills per day, but I just break in down to two per meal for ease. Good luck!