increase and decrease in metformin dosage

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    Hi everyone. I was on 500 x 2 a day of metformin and because I have an unmanaged cholesterol problem my doctor upped me to 2 tabs of 500 twice a day. After a couple of weeks strange things were happening to me. Not being able to keep my eyes open after dinner, shaking, constipation, itchiness, dizziness etc, to name a few. Yesterday I went back down to 1 tab x daily. How long do you think it will take to have these other side effects wear off. I have an appt. with the doctor but I am fairly concerned. I am the type of person that once you start messing with the medications they never go back to working the way they did to begin with. Anyone else have these experiences?
    Thanks

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