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Hi guys,

I'm new here, but an old bandster (with a long and unproductive story that I won't go into here).

Anyhoo, I'm 'rebooting' my lapband so to speak, and got a fill up to 9ml. I am now having to be pretty careful about what I eat and I am struggling with the size of the Metformin pill. It's not the extended-release version just the regular one which I have to take twice a day. The package says don't chew but I am chewing - do other people have to do that too or can they swallow the Metformin whole despite the lapband?

Just curious

Rachel

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Hi Rachel, I was on Metformin when I was first banded also. My family doctor changed it to a liquid Metformin which is called Riomet. It was soooo much easier and if you keep it in the refrigerator, it helps with the taste. I'm blessed to say I've been off medication for 18 months due to the weight loss. I was at 224 lost down to 164 but had a total unfill and gained 30 lbs! So getting myself back on track so I don't have to go back on medicine.

We CAN do this!

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I cut mine in half with a pill cutter. I was off of Metformin for a while because of successful weight loss, but I started taking it again because I believe that it helps control my cravings. Sometimes when I am in a hurry I try to take the whole thing but I always end up PBing back up! Yum!

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