I've struggled with weight since I was a toddler - basically my entire life. Victoza has finally allowed me to do the work that I need to do... the intention and effort was always there but I would always 'sabotage' my own efforts and felt like it was nearly impossible to control.
I've been on Victoza for about 2.5 months and have lost about 25 pounds. I've been working very hard - keeping a very controlled dietary and exercise schedule, so I chalk most of the weightloss up to my own efforts - but the massive difference is that this time, with Victoza's help, I was able to stick with it. It has definitely been a miracle of sorts, and provided I keep going as I am, I expect it to be life changing.
In fact, my appetite is so reduced that I have to be very concious of getting enough food so I don't go into starvation mode... it's an effort to get above 1,000 calories a day. This is bizzarre to me (in a good way)... it's a problem I've never had in my lifetime. I'm only on 1.2 mg and have been thinking of reducing my dose.
However I'm greatly concerned that they're considering increasing the approved maximum dose to 3.0 mg. I don't believe the benefit - even to obese people who need weight loss - outweighs the risks of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer associated with higher doses. I personally won't go over 1.2, even if it were to accelerate my weight loss.