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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/21/2008 9:25:27 AM

Reviewer: rlhintexas@aol.com, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
a doctor at the VA in San Antonio Tx, raised my dosage from 500mg twice a day to 1000mg twice a day. I started having extreme pains in my lower legs at night, especially my ankle area, also had chest pains in the am. I quit taking the high dose and all the symptons went away.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/20/2008 2:15:09 AM

Reviewer: Fritzee4650, 55-64 Female 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:
Was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in March of '08; started out w/3 tabs a day for 3 wks; then down to 2. Stopped eating refined sugar, switched to whole grain products. Sugar level average dropped from 125 to 95 & AC1 dropped from 7.2 to 6.0 after 3 mos. of usage. Now, 8 mos, have maintained almost normal sugar levels & so far have dropped 67 lbs. I have more energy than ever before & ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/19/2008 5:16:42 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
While on this medicine...it made me feel like I needed to vomit. I was very tired and just wanted to sleep...just could not function...did not feel great at all...would not recommend to anyone...blood sugars ran high while on this medicine.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/17/2008 6:28:07 PM

Reviewer: HYPERGLYCEMIA, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I FOUND THIS DRUG TO--RAPID WEIGHT GAIN,DIARRHEA,TIRED,AND DEPLETES THE BODY OF B-12..

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/17/2008 1:49:34 PM

Reviewer: memere, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
For the first 3 days, I had soft stools but now, it is very effective to lower my blood sugar.

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