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    Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
    10/18/2008 10:33:04 PM

    Reviewer: ksw, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    my mother been on metformin 1000mg for several years and did seem to control her blood sugars but in the last two years she has gradually developed undesirable symptoms: EXTREME tiredness, muscle aches, numbness in feet, decreased strength in legs, increasing shortness of breath, stomach discomfort, some periods of tachycardia even though on two different betablocker meds, or very low pulse, then ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
    10/18/2008 5:41:59 PM

    Reviewer: roxie3, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I have diarrhea so bad with this medication that I have to wear a sanitary pad day and night. I cannot control the watery stools.

    Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
    10/16/2008 11:05:25 AM

    Reviewer: PRH, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    500 mg - 1xday for first week, 2 x day thereafter. Been taking about a month. No GI side effects. Was also taking glipizide (glucotrol) but went hypo several times and doctor dropped that regimen. Sugar has not budged out of normal range since starting drug (and diet+exercise). No noticeable side effects, so seem to be lucky. Also taking blood pressure med and 81 mg aspirin. BP also consistently b ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
    10/7/2008 3:23:27 AM

    Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    15 years using metformin-always with intestional problems but tolerable-last 4 months blood sugar remains high, GI problems increased, diarreah,nausea,can't take metfor. and leave house,muscle cramps,fatigue. Blood sugar went from 120 to 300 in one month. Stopped taking metformin, will see Dr. My 5year old COUGH is Gone since stopped taking metfor. Is a mucus producing cough one of the side-ef ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
    10/6/2008 11:35:05 PM

    Reviewer: Indygrls, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I was switched to Metformin from Byetta. Although I find it is a lot easier to take a pill rather than having to inject myself, these pills sometimes make me sick to my stomach and light headed. At night I find that I get a lot of muscle pain, especially in my shoulders. This muscle pain seems to occur no matter how much water I drink. Also, I feel totally wiped out early in the evening. I hav ... Show Full Comment

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