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I have sore tongue on iether side of my tongue. i have noticed this is reduced an

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I have sore tongue on iether side of my tongue. i have noticed this is reduced and not so painful with reduction or adjustment to my diabetic tables - Glucophage (methformine)
Could this be a side effect from medication?
What can i do or test to ensure it's not something too serious? I also suffer evry dry painful throat and difficult to eat or swallow at times.
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metformin can cause metallic taste and can cause indigestion and upset stomach

I would talk to your GP doctor about this

usually metformin would not cause sore tongue on the sides

your dry and painful throat coudl be a sign of acid reflux which can also cause sore tongue.

acid reflux is more likely to be causing the sore tongue.

you might need stronger stomach acid blockers if you have acid reflux

let me know if you have questions.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thanks for this

My gut is sore as if it's bruised all the way down, not just the throat. I can't take spicy or hot things including tea/coffee. Can this be serious and more than reflux issue given the extent?

most likely not serious
but you should see your doctor about it
and get on stronger stomach acid reducing medication.

you could have bad acid damage to your esophagus if you have had long term acid reflux

bad acid reflux can come up to your throat and burn your tongue

you might need stronger stomach acid blockers like nexium or protonix to decrease stomach acid.

you should talk to your GP about these meds

let me know if you have other questions.

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