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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
11/22/2014 8:34:33 PM

Reviewer: Me, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
No positive effect on blood sugar, my levels have increased slightly since starting. Also increased sweating. Feeling of pressure/discomfort/cramps in the stomach. Swollen ankles. Depressive thoughts, symptoms of a panic attack. I now these are from metformin as I was feeling very happy about my results and management of diabetes prior to starting the drug. Today I felt so low that I searched goog ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
11/20/2014 6:32:27 PM

Reviewer: Robin, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes Mon. I started taking this med that evening at about 7:15. At around 3AM, I awoke to some cramping, like I needed to go to the bathroom. I did, and while there, my whole upper body started to feel like it was ON FIRE. Not feverish, actually burning. That lasted for 4-5 mins, followed by intense diarrhea/nausea. Shortly thereafter, severe chills. Shivered ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
11/12/2014 5:19:04 PM

Reviewer: Jack, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Have taken 500mg twice a day for a year now. A1C has dropped from 11 to 6.1. No side affects except some blurred vision, needed glasses to read anyway, so now have bifocals. This drug has been perfect for me. Weight also down from 192 to 168, feel great, very happy with the Metformin.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
11/8/2014 12:39:43 PM

Reviewer: Cothrom, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My doctor thought it good to try pill form with my regular dose insulin I take twice a day. I am going on second week and my blood sugar has moved from a 150 average up to 240. I know this works for some but I guess not for me.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
10/29/2014 5:50:05 PM

Reviewer: Pat, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was taking one 500mg tablet morning and at night. Doc increased dose to 1000mg in morning an 1000mg at night on 9/26/14 because A1C increased from 7.4 to 8.1 in one year. Now have explosive uncontrollable diarrhea at times, increased gas, stomach gurgling and also have noticed I am getting leg cramps at night. I am scheduling a colonoscopy to make sure problem is not IBS, cancer or Crohn's d ... Show Full Comment

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