so yesterday my ob wanted to put me on glyburide. i've been very against taking this, mostly bc w/ds i saw an endo for my gd, and they didn't feel comfortable w/it and put me on insulin. which i'm totally fine with since it's very adjustable and glyburide is not.
anyway, yesterday at my appt the doc said she wanted to put me on glyburide since my sugars haven't been that bad but bad enough to need some sort of medication. i told her i wasn't comfortable with it and she still ends up writing me the script for it.
ultimately, it's my fault for not standing up for myself and my beliefs. but i'm really pissed that she didn't take my concern seriously.
and now today my first day of taking glyburide, 5mg 1x a day w/bfast. 2 hrs after bfast my sugar was 58!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
for starters, it should not be that low period since i ate cereal w/raisins! thank god i didn't eat a low carb bfast otherwise i'd probably be in a friggin coma!!! i chose cereal so i could see how well it was controlling my #s and thank god i did. i normally have high # w/cereal (like 183)...
this is just unacceptable! i knew i felt funny but couldn't put my finger on exactly what was off.... well now i know! so i've put a call in to my doc and said that i'm not going to take this medicine and to write me a script for insulin. i saw my pulminologist today for asthma issues, but she also deals w/diabetics, and even she was like why didn't they put you on insulin?
so yeah... waiting on my doc to call me back about all this, but there's no way i'm taking this glyburide stuff again. i know she had no way of knowing that it would affect me that much, but i just wish she hadn't brushed me off yesterday when i told her i was uncomfortable w/it. and i really just wish i'd stood up for myself instead of being a wuss.