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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/13/2007 11:42:48 AM

Reviewer: dfer, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Achey and flu like symptoms. Any one else?

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/8/2007 9:48:24 PM

Reviewer: Sonnycardog, Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Diagnosed 2 mo ago type 2. No side affects I'm aware of yet. currently taking 1000 mg twice a day with food

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/8/2007 12:56:12 PM

Reviewer: dog63, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
ive become very angry and short-tempered for no good reason. i lash out and become consumed with rage. i dont like being this way but the metforin lowers my blood sugar so well. has anyone else experienced this?

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/6/2007 10:07:47 AM

Reviewer: Carla, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
The extended release is a far better choice for me. The GI side-effects are minimal. The regular Metformin caused severe GI side effects - diahrea & nausea. My symptoms cleared up immediately on changing to the extended release form.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/3/2007 9:03:31 PM

Reviewer: 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was diagnosed with type two diabetes about 2 years ago. I was perscribed metformin and took it for about 6 months. Within the first 2-3 months i lost about 45lbs. but after that i mabye lost another 5lbs. in 4 months. Lookking back on my exsperience with metformin I would have rather not have taken it. The stomach aces and diarrhea were terrible. i only lost 45lbs. because i could not eat. i was ... Show Full Comment

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