:confused: I was diagnosed with type II Diabetes in February of this year after a routine physical. I was never really showing any symptoms of diabetes but it does run in my family so I was started on Glipazide and Metformin. After 3 weeks of taking these oral medications my numbers remained high and I started having joint pain so I added Byetta (supposedly the new miracle drug for diabetics) After 2 weeks on these meds the joint pain was getting progressively worse especially in my hips wrists hands and knees so my dr thought it might be the metformin so he took me off of that and kept me on the byetta and glipizide. Three weeks on these I am still having the joint pain and now I am having blood in my stool and extreme fatigue. Had doctors appt yesterday and he is having me stop the glipizide and add back the metformin and increase the Byetta from 5-10 mgs in the morning and 5 at night. Today I am having lower stomach cramps, bloody diarriah and major pain in my left hip. I feel so tired I think I could sleep all day. My blood glucose number have been great but I feel horrible. I feel like we are on a wild goose chase with which meds I should be on and the joint pain seems to be getting worse. Does this sound like side effects from meds or could it be something else that is going on? I am really tempted to just stop all meds and see what happens but I am sure my numbers will shoot up sky high. Does anyone have an idea what this could possibly be? I thought once you got your blood glucose levels on target you were supposed to feel so much better but if anything I feel worse than ever. Please help.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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