People that self medicate or take themselves off meds are very lucky that damage isn't done. If you think a change in meds are needed then you should always do it with your dr.s knowledge of doing so, or change drs if you don't think yours is doing what needs to be done. That being said, glad it worked for you without complication.
I can't take 1000mg of metformin it makes me sick. I can only take 500mg twice a day instead of the max dose. I just have to make up for it with more insulin.
My old doctor (short lived as my dr.) wanted to put me on all these new meds and I'm not interested in being part of a lawsuit in the future for recalls. I like the tried and tested ones myself. Even when I was on blood thinners and had the opportunity to be on something other than warfarin so I wouldn't have to have weekly labs, I could go monthly. I still chose the tried and true med even tho it required labs once a week. But that's just me.
I turn 40 later this month too. Been a diabetic for about half of my life. If you're only on oral meds I strongly urge you to maintain tight control of your blood sugar or you'll find yourself on insulin when your pancreas gives in.
Again I'm glad to hear it worked for you but hope no one thinks it's ok to take control of the meds and take themselves off without letting your dr. know. Just thought that should be stated. You didn't say either way if you let your dr. know.
Have a great week and you'll find all sorts of support here, and if you search diabetic friendly recipes you'll find a group I created to share diabetic friendly and tasty recipes.