48 patient evaluations for Metformin

Dirty Butter
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Dirty Butter
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 72
Condition: Mitochondrial Myopathy 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Mitochondrial Myopathy

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Apr 13, 2011 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Diabetes Type 2: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Diarrhea

Jul 30, 2009 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm still getting some high blood glucose test readings, but nothing like I did before.
Side effects: Diarrhea

May 21, 2009 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 500 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: Helped with my constipation and does not cause Hypoglycemia the Glipizide can.
Side effects: Diarrhea

  • 1 helpful mark
Miss_Kitty
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Miss_Kitty
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Feb 10, 2011 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support nutritional health: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: severe stomach pain
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
samantha12
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samantha12
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Mental Symptoms : mild
Physical Symptoms : none
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I am: vg
I have:
HIV

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Feb 9, 2011 (Started Oct 15, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
komodolover
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komodolover
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
35 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar I

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Feb 1, 2011 (Started Jan 02, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat side effects of another treatment: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: produced opposite effect and caused increase in appetite
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
travellover
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travellover
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Jan 30, 2011 (Started Oct 06, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Diabetes Type 2: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Diarrhea, Diarrhea

  • 0 helpful marks
toledogranny3
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toledogranny3
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
59 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar II

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Jan 5, 2011 (Started Jan 22, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Diabetes Type 2: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
lyndeewhatsit2u
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lyndeewhatsit2u
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: None
Stiffness: Some
function: Most
external_stress: Little
Stickman: little
Description:F50y
FM:18y Dx
CFS:18y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Dec 15, 2010 (Started Aug 02, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Diabetes Type 2: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: eat before taking this medicine. It can really upset your stomach.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Diarrhea

  • 0 helpful marks
catsmeow
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catsmeow
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: none
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Oct 4, 2010 (Started Jun 15, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Diabetes Type 2: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
HorsesdontgetHayfever
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HorsesdontgetHayfever
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
27 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
GAD

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Sep 10, 2010 (Started Aug 29, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for insulin resistance: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Weight gain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Did research on my Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, which I have been struggling with since I was 16. I decided to give this a try after many different natural treatments were helping but not entirely fixing the underlying problem. So far, very minimal side effects, It sometimes gives me gas, but the severity is determined by what I've decided to eat with it. Highly sugary and fatty foods seems to make it worse. Have also had irregular spotting, hoping this resolves as I continue the treatment. An unexpected good effect is that I have dropped ten pounds even though I've only been taking it a couple weeks now! I have always been physically active but struggled with my weight slightly, probably because of the hormonal problems associated with PCOS. My head also feels less cloudy since taking it. it seems to really have helped with my blood sugar levels too. Each medication has a different effect on different people, so I'd say if you have PCOS that's been hindering your life try to give it a chance before rejecting it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Gas

  • 0 helpful marks
patty55
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patty55
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Severe
Cognition: severe
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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May 5, 2010 (Started Sep 04, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It causes severe pain in my gut
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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