17 patient evaluations for Metformin taken for the purpose of 'Diabetes Type 2' with a side effects rating of None

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charkimber
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charkimber
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 2
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Moderate
56 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar II

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Jan 18, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diabetes Type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Advice don't stop this medication just because you can't afford it. Find a way. I did this and my A1c went from 6.7 to 8.4. So my doctor put me on a higher dose. So far my history of blood sugar results keep low and consistent.

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Bibs4me
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Bibs4me
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 47
Condition: Diabetes Type 2 1 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: g
I have:
Diabetes Type 2

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Nov 11, 2016 (Started Jan 15, 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: I have a Morning/Night 7 day pill box I fill up every Sunday Night.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Kate71
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Kate71
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: severe
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Sep 19, 2016 (Started Feb 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Diabetes Type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I control type 2 diabetics with a healthy diet. A wonderful dietitian to help me stop binge eating. Having control and seeing the success far out ways those nasty extra pounds.

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woofhound
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woofhound
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 59
Condition: Degenerative Disc Disease 20 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Degenerative Disc Disease

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Sep 17, 2016 (Started Dec 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Diabetes Type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Twice daily

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Echo Mountain
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Echo Mountain
Gender: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Pain: All
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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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:F41y
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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poppysmom
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poppysmom
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 60
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 12 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
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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mistysong64
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mistysong64
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 52
Condition: Diabetes Type 2 9 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: 50
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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ChloeMS
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ChloeMS
Data Quality: 2 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:61y
CFS:18y Dx
FM:18y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
ME/CFS

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Sep 7, 2014 (Started Mar 13, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Swelling in legs, feet and ankles)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diabetes Type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

Nov 14, 2013 (Started Mar 13, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Swelling in legs, feet and ankles)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diabetes Type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 9, 2013 (Started Mar 13, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Swelling in legs, feet and ankles)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diabetes Type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

Jul 16, 2013 (Started Mar 13, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Swelling in legs, feet and ankles)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diabetes Type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

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