50 patient evaluations for Metformin

LordPeter
32811 thumb
LordPeter
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 64
Condition: Diabetes Type 2
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: vg
I have:
Diabetes Type 2

See LordPeter's full Metformin history

Apr 20, 2011 (Started May 01, 1996)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Diabetes Type 2: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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

  • 6 helpful marks
DannyD
13 thumb
DannyD
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See DannyD's full Metformin history

Apr 16, 2011 (Started Feb 27, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Diabetes Type 2: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Diarrhea intermittent

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

See Dirty Butter's full Metformin history

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: Not specified 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
27351 thumb
Miss_Kitty
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See Miss_Kitty's full Metformin history

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: Not specified monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
samantha12
5618 thumb
samantha12
Gender: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Mental Symptoms : moderate
Physical Symptoms : mild
745
VL 0
I am: vg
I have:
HIV

See samantha12's full Metformin history

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
3010 thumb
komodolover
Gender: 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

See komodolover's full Metformin history

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: Not specified monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
travellover
29261 thumb
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

See travellover's full Metformin history

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: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Diarrhea, Diarrhea

  • 0 helpful marks
toledogranny3
17390 thumb
toledogranny3
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
60 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar II

See toledogranny3's full Metformin history

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: Not specified monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
lyndeewhatsit2u
30709 thumb
lyndeewhatsit2u
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: None
Stiffness: Some
function: Most
external_stress: Little
Stickman: little
Description:F50y
CFS:18y Dx
FM:18y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See lyndeewhatsit2u's full Metformin history

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: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Diarrhea

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

See catsmeow's full Metformin history

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: Not specified monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 10 of 50 patient evaluations for Metformin