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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
11/13/2015 10:24:29 PM

Reviewer: Lucie47, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

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Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

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Metformin nearly killed me. Terrible diarrhea (with blood), severe nausea, confusion, "fog-brain", dizziness. The first couple of episodes, I thought I had food poisoning. Then on third trip to ER, realized it was the Metformin. New doctor putting me on Prandin. Was told it works in a different way and less reported side effects. We'll see.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
11/12/2015 11:04:24 PM

Reviewer: brunogirl34, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

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Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 3

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im type two diabetic ive been on this medication about a year ive experienced diaheria , dry mouth , and normally right after I take it drowsiness

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
11/1/2015 10:43:20 AM

Reviewer: Tejano2k, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

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Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

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I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes in mid July 2015. Since then, I have taken Metformin 500 mg X 2/day. At first, I experienced some problems with "have to go" moments and some diarrhea, but not excessive to the point that I thought about discontinuing it. I have yet to go to my first check-up since being diagnosed but will do so this coming week. Hopefully, I am on the right track to ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
10/22/2015 8:08:24 PM

Reviewer: littgaia, 65-74 Female (Patient)

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Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

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Current Rating: 1

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After 10 years on this medication, I went off after a colonoscopy and the Dr. warned that the met. may have caused IBS and pain, where he removed one small polyp from an otherwise clean colon. I do minimal exercises, don't take in sugar if I can help it and haven't lost weight. At one point I was on Janumet, then heard all the warnings about Januvia and went off it. Recently I was warned b ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
10/22/2015 12:00:53 AM

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

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Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

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Current Rating: 1

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I am so thirsty all the time, my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth but my PCP says that's because of the diabetes. Oddly, it only occurs after I take the pill. I'm on 500mg once a day but the doc wants me to move up to a thousand. I don't know if I can handle it. I feel so sick every day and I'm exhausted, depressed and (now) discouraged. But my doc doesn't seem to think an ... Show Full Comment

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