Better Health

Alhamdulillah, finally seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. After months of battling with my cough. Managed to narrow it down to my Diabetes medicine. Specifically Metformin.


After talking to pharmacists a month back during my regular visit to the health clinic they confirmed my suspicion that Metformin can cause gastric/acid reflux. They asked me to consult my doctor on stopping or replacing it. That would be a month away. I know I can’t simply stop as it can cause havoc on my glucose levels. A few days later I decided enough was enough. Couldn’t take the on and off coughs anymore. So I stopped cold turkey. Stopped metformin entirely.

After a month, I can say that my health has improved. Still has irritations to my throat from time to time but no longer has chronic coughs. No more sleepless nights due to coughs.

A week back I had my monthly appointment at the health clinic. After telling the doctor everything she agreed with my findings. And supported by the fact that I was able to maintain a healthy Blood Glucose level, she amended my prescriptions. So now I have one less meds to be taken daily.

Alhamdullillah, so far so good. Hopefully I can get off more meds after this.