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stage3 chronic kidney desease

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I fainted last week andI went to the ER and was told that I have stage 3 chronic kidney desease. I never was told that I have had stage 1 or 2. I'm Diabetic and I've taking Glipizide with 1000 mgs. of metformin for years. In Feb. they swithced me to janumet 5/500 which is metformin. I've read that metformin is dangerous to take with kidney desease yet my Doctor has not changed my medicine. What should I do? I don't want to end up on Dialysis. Can anyone help me with this, I'm in tears and scared to death. Crying or Very sad
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replied August 24th, 2011
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jaquelle,

You need to discuss it with your physician. Tell him/her that you are concerned about the metformin, and wished to be switched to another medicine.

It's your health, you have to be proactive about it.

Good luck.
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