53 patient evaluations for Metformin

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Echo Mountain
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Echo Mountain
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:M43y
CFS:10y Dx
FM:10y Dx
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

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Jun 27, 2016 (Started Sep 20, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Diabetes Type 2)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Initially, it brought down my A1C quite a bit, but as time has gone on, my A1C is back higher than before. Nonetheless, I still have to keep taking the pills.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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chasmengr
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chasmengr
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Jun 15, 2016 (Started Apr 23, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increased A1C)
  • side effects
    Severe (Nausea sometimes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

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scorpio1975
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scorpio1975
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F40y
FM:27y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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May 9, 2016 (Started Mar 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Diabetes Type 2)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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eriewa
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eriewa
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Mar 29, 2016 (Started Jun 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Elevated liver enzymes)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Twice daily

Sep 1, 2015 (Started Jun 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Elevated liver enzymes)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I take this 2*aday I have loss weight and it's no bother to take I take when I take my other meds..

Feb 13, 2015 (Started Jun 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Elevated liver enzymes)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Twice daily

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caela
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caela
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 38
Condition: Chronic Headache Disorder 8 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Chronic Headache Disorder

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Aug 20, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome))
  • side effects
    Mild (Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 11, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome))
  • side effects
    Moderate (Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 8, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome))
  • side effects
    Moderate (Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take with a substantial meal.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 11, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome))
  • side effects
    Mild (Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mentalcharisma
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Mentalcharisma
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 2
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Severe
40 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Jun 19, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diabetes Type 2)
  • side effects
    Mild (Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: losing weight (8 stone so far for me) will help you to come off this medication. Exercise and diet os crucial to helping with diabetes as well as Metformin. Got a bad belly yes but other than that it was fine.

Feb 19, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Diabetes Type 2)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: no longer on it diabetes 2 reversed sugar levels normal

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poppysmom
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poppysmom
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 59
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 12 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: vg
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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May 24, 2015 (Started Feb 08, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diabetes Type 2)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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nana-mckinney
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nana-mckinney
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Most
external_stress: None
Stickman: most
Description:F52y
FM:1y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 22, 2015 (Started Apr 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diabetes Type 2)
  • side effects
    Severe (rectal leakage, Bowel (fecal) incontinence)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

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mistysong64
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mistysong64
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 51
Condition: Diabetes Type 2 8 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
Diabetes Type 2

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Dec 22, 2014 (Started Feb 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Diabetes Type 2)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Now taking 1 1000mg tablet morning and night. Tolerating it well.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 10, 2011 (Started Feb 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diabetes Type 2)
  • side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Could'nt tolerate full dosage of 4 tablets due to diahrea
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Fluff4brains
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Fluff4brains
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 49
Condition: Glioblastoma 6 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Glioblastoma

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Dec 12, 2014 (Started Nov 24, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diabetes Type 2)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: It may not work for anyone, but it sure works for me. Even though I've been on Gliclazide 80 mg for a while, a plot of my Blood Glucose graphically demonstrates when I started taking Metformin as the lines suddenly converge into a non-diabetic comfort zone. The single most important reason for getting my doctor to prescribe Metformin, even if it's only 500 mg BD to start, is that it features in a couple of studies showing that it may slow or halt the growth of G4 GBM tumors (c.f. M. Carmignani, M. Aldea, O. Soritau et al., “Glioblastoma stem cells: a new target for metformin" - google it). I've not felt any of the side effects reported, and would happily trade the Glicazide 80 mg for a higher Metformin dose.

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