42 patient evaluations for Metformin

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
26 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

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lightlanguage
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lightlanguage
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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May 11, 2010 (Started Mar 11, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Diabetes Type 2: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all

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patty55
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patty55
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
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

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MsLisa
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MsLisa
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: vb
I have:
MS

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Mar 26, 2010 (Started Mar 20, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Diabetes Type 2: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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ShakyBabe
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ShakyBabe
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Feb 22, 2010 (Started Apr 03, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia): Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

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jfsnaz
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jfsnaz
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I have:
MS

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Jul 18, 2009 (Started Jun 17, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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the_lorelei
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the_lorelei
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Apr 5, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome): Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I did lose weight while taking this (which was good because I'm obese) however, it gave me very vivid dreams that sometimes followed me upon waking making me hallucinate for a few seconds until I was FULLY awake.
Side effects: Vivid dreams

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andi114
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andi114
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F49y
FM:5y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 18, 2009 (Started Feb 14, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Diabetes Type 2: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily

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skimpy
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skimpy
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
62 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vg
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Dec 18, 2008 (Started May 12, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Diabetes Type 2: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loose stools

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baltogirl
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baltogirl
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : mild
1031
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I am: g
I have:
HIV

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Nov 5, 2008 (Started Oct 22, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 x 500 mg/5 mL Daily
Side effects: Nausea, Loose stools

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