my doctor recently prescribed metformin to help with my insulin levels. She said they were pretty high (sorry dont know the exact numbers). I have been on a sub 100 grams of carbs a day diet for about 6 years, but my glucose levels still range between 98 and 106 regularly. I try to take a fasted glucose reading using a glucose meter 2 - 4 times a month.
I have been taking metformin for about a week and a half now.
some observations and questions:
My weight is starting to drop, and my urine smells really really sweet. Obviously I am happy with the weight loss, but I am not sure whether the sweet urine smell is good or bad.
muscles seem to ache all the time now and this has effected my workouts. Its like I am constantly sore. any ideas on whats going on here?
I get cramps in my calves regularly, but now I am getting cramps in my quads and hamstrings. I drink about 70 - 100 oz of water a day. I also take potassium and zma. any idea on how I can help this?
Also, I have heard that this drug will lower my testosterone levels. Any ideas on how much, or what I can do to minimize it?