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Thursday, June 14, 2012

I will look at the website. And I'm glad to hear everyone's feedback. The black bean burgers are really good. You know it's not meat, but you don't mind. If that makes since.

My doc's nurse seemed a little shady :( I finally spoke with her, and she told me to come pick up a sample of glumetza...I asked if it was metformin, and she said she wasn't sure. I then asked her if she could tell me what my dosage was the last time, she said, ya but it's not the same medication.....

I get the stuff, and right under the brand name was METFORMIN extended release... I was angry the whole day. They couldn't either
a) talk to me about my concerns and tell me why this was going to be different
b) ask me to make an appt to talk about my concerns.

NOPE the nurse pretended not to know anything about the meds, told me she didn't think it was metformin (when it clearly states that it is).

I would have listened if the doc or her if they would have explained something like:
"Extended release and the lower dosage may make a big difference. let's give it a shot"

No one offered any comfort or advice or explaination on why I was put on a medication I said I was uncomfortable with.

I don't think my doc is stupid or incompetent. I am assumming the reason she prescribed it was because; I was taking 1000mg twice a day of the regular stuff, and this is 500mg of ER.

The problem is I am ASSUMING.


Other then that I'm doing great. I will probably look for a new doctor, though.

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  • SLENDERELLA61
    Hope your insurance makes it possible for you to try another doctor. I find dealing with medical situations so difficult. Should be easier. Keep being your own advocate. You deserve it. Glad you enjoy the black bean burgers! -Marsha
    2227 days ago
  • TWEETYKC00
    I also think it would be a good idea to talk to another doctor. If you have concerns about meds you are or might be taking and nobody will listen to you, that is a problem! I hope it works out for you.
    2227 days ago
  • TBRANCH2
    I totally agree that you should search for a new doctor!! If you can't trust your doctor and don't feel comfortable with them then who can you trust??!!! If YOU don't look after you no one else will!!!

    Good luck on your search!!! I would recommend mine but, she isn't taking any new patients. Sorry....
    Meanwhile, good luck on your search!!
    2228 days ago
  • AQUAGIRL08
    Looking for a new doctor sounds like a great idea. It always makes me angry when a doctor blows me off as if what I'm saying doesn't count. I feel your pain!!!
    2228 days ago
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