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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
4/20/2008 5:32:14 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
After 3 1/2 years of success with 1000 mg Metformin, my blood sugar has started creeping up, so my doc just switched me to Janumet. Meanwhile, during a sleep study it was discovered I have developed acid reflux, and I am wondering if the Metformin is responsible. Now I have had to add Prilosec to my daily meds (sometimes 2) to offset the pain in my abdomen. Seems there is a flip side to every me ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
4/14/2008 8:38:13 PM

Reviewer: rosy274, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
It seems that since starting this medication, I have had loose stools and my stomach kills me, I know it's the medicine because my stomach starts hurting within an hour after taking it. I feel nauseous a lot and I feel burning pain in the top of my stomach. Has anyone else felt this?

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
4/12/2008 11:46:45 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have developed severe itching that I think is caused by high doses of metformin @ 1,000 morning and night. I have discontinued usage for a week but itching hasn't stopped. Has anyone else experienced this?

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
4/9/2008 10:07:18 AM

Reviewer: SUSSEYQ1@AOL.COM, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I TAKE METFORMIN 2 TIMES A DAY, ONCE IN THE MORNING AND ONCE AROUND 7 PM.( I TAKE 1 IN THE AM AND 2 PILLS IN THE PM) MY READINGS ARE ALL OVER THE SCALE FROM 135 TO 267 ALL AT DIFFERENT TIMES, HOW DO I STEADY THESE NUMBERS DOWN TO 120 AND 140

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
4/1/2008 1:42:59 PM

Reviewer: Momma Pauline, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Have been Type 2 for nearly ten years and have taken metformin for 6 years. A1c ranges between 5.8 & 6.2%. Drug works fine for me along with moderate diet, exercise, and a good sense of humor. But, statistically, I wonder when my good luck will run out, as my toes are getting numb.

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