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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
11/26/2008 8:08:04 PM

Reviewer: mljpgh, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I just started this medication along with Omega 3 Fish Oil concentrate and am experiencing terrible heart burn which I have never had before! Anyone else have this side effect? I take 500mg twice a day with meals.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
11/23/2008 10:56:07 PM

Reviewer: waddlewalk2003, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Metformin has caused horrible stomache problems. Have been on for almost 8 weeks now and side effects are still bad. For those that can take the medication without problems and you have no insurance you can get it at Kroger or Walmart on the 4 dollar list.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
11/23/2008 1:16:08 PM

Reviewer: dave, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Taking 1000mg twice daily. No side effects. Have lowered blood sugar level now checking 90 or less every morning. Most likely due to 35units of Lantus at night and diet, exercise more than the drug itself. The jury is still out for me as to whether it is helping or not.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
11/22/2008 11:20:34 AM

Reviewer: sandiego92124, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Since I my symptoms for diabetes were non existing other than the elevated fasting sugar blood levels, I have neither felt a good or bad result. But I can say that I do feel more energized after my meals. I did encounter some chest pressure but maybe it's due to not intaking as much H2O (water) and I did begin a 4 mile walk 5 times a week so maybe I should be drinking much more water.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
11/21/2008 8:44:40 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
tend to get low blood sugar

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