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Old 11-25-2014, 23:31   #1
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Sorry can't post links yet. Anyone try this stuff? I was taking 20mg at night and saw my fasting glucose drop about from 105-110 to 95-97. Then the bottle ran out and I'm back up.

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After looking that up, I have to say that the potential side effects and lack of safety research doesn't impress me. I'd take Metformin instead, which has a proven track record.

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Thanks. I am taking metformin er. I seem to be getting the maximum effect on the fasting figure at 750 mg, higher had no discernible effect. The addition of Yohimbine did. According to Diabetes in Control, it acts on a genetic defect

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I also looked it up, never heard of it before. The side effects look like they could be very dangerous and not worth it just to drop a few points in BG.

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Further Googling shows that the supplement's potency varies greatly depending on what part of the tree it came from. It basically dilates blood vessels. Not something you want to be playing with if you don't need that specific effect.

Remember that Metformin takes a few months to take effect, so if you increase your dosage, wait at least that long.

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Guess I'm good to post links now.Blocking a Genetic Variant Associated with Type 2 Diabetes May Improve Insulin Secretion

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Possible side-effects are daunting. For me, they're not worth the risk. Diet and (if needed) metformin and/or insulin do the trick for the vast majority of diabetics of all Types.

The prospects of getting an exam to confirm/disprove the presence of the genetic variant are slim to none.

Not worth the risks.

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The fact that it worked suggests I have the variant, I desire no further testing. I experienced no side effects during the time I tried it.

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Any untested drug whose primary effect is on the central and peripheral nervous system will not be found in my medicine cabinet - EVER. Not even if this 70yo granny were ever to be afflicted with its main historic target of erectile disfunction.

And Steve? Now that you've realized you can post links, be very careful about what you choose. This forum is all about good, realistic management for diabetes, and even if - as you say about yohimbine - it works for you, it must be good, realistic, and above all SAFE. Nowhere do I find evidence that yohimbine is safe. We encourage our members to use only diet and exercise if possible, and metformin and/or insulin if diet is not enough.



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