57 patient evaluations for Metformin

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Mary-Janice
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Mary-Janice
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F62y
FM:12y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 22, 2012 (Started Jul 16, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Severe (severe diarrhea for 2 years, Chronic Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: this medication worked well in helping to control my diabetes but the whole time I was taking it I had severe diarrhea which means if I had to go out I had to plan my trips around gas stations with a bathroom that I knew where the washrooms were at because there would be no time to look for one so my doctor put me on insulin.

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outofmytree
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outofmytree
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 39
Condition: Diabetes Type 2 5 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Diabetes Type 2

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Mar 6, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Stomach pain, Nausea and vomiting, Headaches, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take

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ohiomom003
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ohiomom003
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 53
Condition: Diabetes Type 2 10 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: g
I have:
Diabetes Type 2

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Feb 6, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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kythrah
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kythrah
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 38
Condition: Diabetes Type 2 12 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Diabetes Type 2

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Aug 12, 2011 (Started Mar 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
terrysh
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terrysh
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 64
Condition: Diabetes Type 2 16 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I have:
Diabetes Type 2

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Jul 1, 2011 (Started Nov 17, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Ended going to a Pharmacist Tech who specialize in Diabetes . I started doing detailed food diary along with increase Novolin doseage.

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prismaticmarcus
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prismaticmarcus
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 55
Condition: Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: g
I have:
Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome

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May 26, 2011 (Started Feb 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: it seems to have wonders for my blood sugar and has actually enabled me to become very regular as well.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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steevomills
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steevomills
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 47y
  • Organ: Kidney
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Severe
  • Physical: Severe
  1. Kidney : 17y Transplanted
I have:
Kidney Transplant

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May 24, 2011 (Started Aug 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Diabetes Mellitus)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
aquarianrose
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aquarianrose
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 39
Condition: PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: g
I have:
PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)

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May 10, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for polycystic ovary syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 500 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: I was advised to take 1000mg of Metformin (2x daily). Both are required to take with food. I can't take the first pill in the morning because that's when I take my thyroid medication, which must be taken on it's own with no food. If I take the first Metformin at lunch time, then I have to take the second near dinner or bed time; they're taken so closely together that it upsets my stomach most of the time.

Nov 1, 2007 (Started Jun 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for polycystic ovary syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily

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LordPeter
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LordPeter
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 66
Condition: Diabetes Type 2
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: vg
I have:
Diabetes Type 2

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Apr 20, 2011 (Started May 01, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 500 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: I have found that taking 2 tablets at the same time does not work as well as taking 1 tablet at a time but slightly more frequently. My original dosage was 2 at each meal if I felt I needed them and many times I skipped one at lunch for a total of 5/day but... I ended up with diarrhea much of the time - a side effect that worked fine when I was trying to lose weight but was not once I got to my desired weight. I also noted that my blood-sugar was always high (above 8) in the morning and I typically got up to urinate some time during the night most nights. I cut back to 1 per meal and added an extra one at bed time with a small snack. My diarrhea all but stopped and I sleep through the night most nights.
Side effects: Diarrhea

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DannyD
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DannyD
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Apr 16, 2011 (Started Feb 27, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I got marginal results controlling my blood sugar after building up to the maximum dose and the side effect of diarrhea made it not worth taking.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Diarrhea

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