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  • I am a Male and have been using Biological Drugs f...

    I am a Male and have been using Biological Drugs for almost 6 years. Dermatologist is now starting me on Otezla this week.

    Post created 4 days 1 hour ago

  • Hello. I started taking Glucophage, 500 mg ER at ...

    Hello.
    I started taking Glucophage, 500 mg ER at dinner and now I take it at breakfast and dinner. NOW I have blood pressure reading around 167/99!!! I have NEVER had high blood pressure!!!.....If I take ill, my pressure will rise; like a bad cold and cough.....but always goes right back down....to 118/78....numbers like that. So far, the glucophage is NOT bringing down my numbers, so I assume the dosage will be increased.....but at what risk? Do I trade in high blood sugar hovering over 300, or do I keep taking this, and die of a stroke because my blood pressure hovers at 170/100? Your thoughts, please. I am a female 61 years old, weighting in at 235lbs, 5'7" tall.

    Post created 1 week 18 hours ago

  • Has anyone experienced positive or negative effect...

    Has anyone experienced positive or negative effects of taking Sulindac and Moringa together?

    Post created 1 week 5 days ago

  • Last September I was in ketoacidosis and going int...

    Last September I was in ketoacidosis and going into a diabetic coma before being rushed to the hospital with 520 blood sugar and about a 15 A1C3. Was on a combination of Lantus and Novalog for close to a year w reductions in each about every quarter.

    Was a really good 57 year old boy and after several months was off the Novalog completely (replaced w a 100/1000 Janumet Metformin combo pill) and highly reduced Lantus intake.
    Endocrinologist said she then wanted me on only two agents.

    Started at .6 dose of Victoza with 1000 mg Metformin pills twice daily for a month. Then, was increased to 1.2 of Victoza for about two months now.
    I have trouble sleeping well and have started having ED issues maintaining an erection. Never had these problems before.

    Have lost about 20-25 lbs since being on the Victoza with about that much more to lose to be at an ideal weight.

    Any thoughts on the sleep problems dreaming vividly and only getting 3-5 hours max and the ED issues getting fully erect and maintaining it for more than a few minutes? I can go without the sleep but...

    Post created 1 week 5 days ago

  • Suffering terribly from anxiety i believe is cau...

    Suffering terribly from anxiety i believe is caused by metformin. Looking for insights.

    Post created 2 weeks 1 day ago

  • I never wanted to take Metformin, just insulin to...

    I never wanted to take Metformin, just insulin to control my type 2 diabetes. After years of my doctor arguing with me, and telling me about all the advantages of taking Metformin.... I decided to start taking it. I was recommended 2000mg daily. Over 18months of taking it faithfully, I am now having gallbladder problems and now needs to be removed. I eat very well, mostly whole foods and don't understand how this happened. I would love to hear some support on this issue and also about going ahead with the surgical procedure. Thanks for any input, Johnny

    Post created 2 weeks 2 days ago

  • My husband was actually diagnosed in September 201...

    My husband was actually diagnosed in September 2016....put on metformin. His personality has undergone a 360 degree change. He went from a loving, decent man to a cheating, lying jerk. He is aggressive...lies all the time...freaks out if he gains a lb and is obsessed with his looks. Totally unlike the man I loved.

    Post created 2 weeks 4 days ago

  • I'm a 59 year old avid mountain biker. I've been o...

    I'm a 59 year old avid mountain biker. I've been on Janumet for a year. I've developed muscle weakness mainly in my legs. I'm extremely fit but can no longer finish a race due to muscle fatigue.

    Post created 3 weeks 1 day ago

  • Hi, I just got diagnosed with extremely high plat...

    Hi,
    I just got diagnosed with extremely high platelets-Essential Thrombocythemia-so I am not only taking Metformin but also a liw fose chemo med, Hydroxyurea, and after 1 week or so, platelets are not much lower. I don’t want to have to take the chemo med during the day if they raise the dose, and wondered if there are any other “good times” to take Metformin. I am having minor digestive changes; maybe because I took both pilks together one night....

    Post created 3 weeks 5 days ago

  • Are there positive results to blood sugar taking g...

    Are there positive results to blood sugar taking ginger and metformin I need to know about.

    Post created 4 weeks 11 hours ago