Can Metformin Cause Migraines?

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Asked by SKAM

Can Metformin Cause Migraines?

I have just been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and put on 2000 mg of metformin. I began having "ice pick"-like migraine headaches. Could there be a connection?

Answer

Hi SKAM,

"Ice pick" headaches can be alarming because they start and stop before we really know what's going on. They often feel like an ice pick is being jammed into our head, hence the name Ice Pick Headace. We have more information for you HERE.

Glucophage (Metformin) does have headache listed as one of its potential side effects. Some of these side effects may lessen as your body adjusts to the medication. MyDiabetesCentral.com is a wonderful site that may help you with education and support with your new diagosis.

Good luck

Nancy

Answered by Nancy Harris Bonk