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  • Start dose low and escalate slowly. Expect mild nausea at start and with dose increases. It will go away, so stick with it. I feel fine now. I am convinced that this medicine also helped me lose weight too, thus improving my glucose #s.
    Age: 41
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Type 2 diabetes
    Duration taken: A year or so
  • If you are having GI issues while taking it, try drinking more water with the dosage.
    Age: 31
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Type 2 diabetes
    Duration taken: Two years or more
  • If prescribed by your doctor to take a larger dose, take it after your evening meal. Rather than in the morning. I find that this is less likely to cause stomach issues.
    Age: 26
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Type 2 diabetes
    Duration taken: A few months
  • I take it morning and night with meals, it's like taking my vitamins. Not hard at all. I test my blood sugar 6 times a day or more. Before/after every meal. Only side effect I have had is gas.
    Age: 29
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Type 2 diabetes
    Duration taken: A year or so
  • very cheap, effective, no side effects after first 1-2 weeks
    Age: 66
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Type 2 diabetes
    Duration taken: Two years or more
  • Taken for PCOS. Weeks of terrible diarrhea and cramping. Switched to taking a combo of Myo-Inositol and Folate, which worked better without any nasty side effects. Metformin has not been worth it for any PCOS patient I have met, and I know several.
    Age: 36
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Type 2 diabetes
  • Not actually taken for type 2 diabetes, but for glucose intolerance from PCOS. This is a b**** and a half to get used to, and it only works if you actually are gluten intolerant. For me, it is very effective because I actually am, but a friend who was prescribed this who was mis-diagnosed as gluten intolerant had terrible side effects. It's pretty bad when you are ramping up to full dosage, leveling out after a few months, so if it's still bad after that see your doctor.
    Age: 25
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Type 2 diabetes
  • Taken for PCOS. All it did was give me horrible non-stop diarrhea. Awful med.
    Age: 39
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Type 2 diabetes
  • Cut back on fiber supplements when using metformin
    Age: 71
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Type 2 diabetes
  • Be prepared for uncontrollable diareah
    Age: 60
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Type 2 diabetes