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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
10/25/2014 3:22:46 PM

Reviewer: aa, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This drug is great for overweight. It naturally balances your craving and weight over time. It is a very established drug for reducing A1C, long-term sugar.Variation in food choice and doses may reduce side effects.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
10/25/2014 1:43:52 PM

Reviewer: funchi777, 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 have been on metformin for 6 weeks, first 500 then 850. my blood sugar has dropped from 200 to 150 without changing my diet much, i try to eat less, no soda and hardly any sweets, but i am a sneak. im sure my results would be better if i counted my carbs. i have learned that i cannot take metformin with my meals, especially if going out for lunch or dinner. it causes explosive diarrhea, maybe 3- ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
10/15/2014 9:54:07 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
this metformin has caused me some stomach cramping and blurred vision. I've only been on metformin 500 mg 1 x a day for a week now. will monitor and see how this metformin works for me for another week. Not planning on staying on this medication. I hate taking any kind of medications period. But sometimes you have no choice. I want to control my diabetes 2 with good eating habits and exercise. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
10/8/2014 6:37:29 PM

Reviewer: BigD, 25-34 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Caused me to become lethargic. I would fall asleep anytime I sat down.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
9/29/2014 9:13:52 PM

Reviewer: Cool in NY, 45-54 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Started 3 months ago A1C at 12%(very High). 3 pills a Day tho, 2 morning,1 evening. dropped A1C to 6.4 in 3 months. I sneak some carbs in here and there , not alot tho. DR says keep it up. I am Avg'g 119 BG in mornings

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