@MikeO, actually, now that you mention it, I can confirm I am also lacking words sometimes; something that’s hardly ever happened to me before. It caught my attention when it first occurred, because I knew it could be a side effect, but it’s not very frequent. I want to stop taking it altogether.
I asked my local GP about Metformin, she did not think it would help, and I did not get it prescribed. I want to try it, after I read your thread and the article you posted. I did not thoroughly research whether there are more papers about it, but on first sight, I could not find any. But as you said - if it’s working, who gives a shit? Doctors work anyways mostly by trial and error and don’t understand the human body properly. When I think back to university days, I know that maybe 10% excelled, 30% were OK, and the rest were just incapable morons. I guess this distribution applies by and large to the medical community, too - so it requires some luck to find a knowledgable doctor, and even more to find one that is compassionate, too. That’s what I struggle with almost the most - the negligence they display, many playing with people’s lives and not caring if the shit hits the fan.