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I am a new byetta user. I am not on any other meds for glucose control. I had side effects from oral meds. I haven't had any nausea from byetta, just feel full quickly. I wonder if I can have black coffee after injecting byetta while waiting to eat breakfast? I usually wait 45 minutes. I also wonder since I am not on anything else that lowers my BS if I can skip lunch if I am not hungery. Thanks Joyce

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Good questions for your Doctor. We don'y know to help with the application.
Hi Joyce. I take my shot with black coffee in my car on the way to work (coffee - not shot), and then eat about 40 mins. after my shot at work. I have not experienced too significant of problems. If I'm stressed or racing out the door, sometimes, I get more crampy than usual. My doctor said that you can skip a meal if you're not hungry - if it's the meal you are eating after your Byetta, he said to skip the dose. He said though that if you do skip lunch, you may get nauseous. Best to eat a small lunch. I have had success with eating several small meals throughout the day after a big breakfast. Also, I have heard of some taking their shot at lunch - as long as there are 6 hours between shots (from lunch to dinner), and some people are then able to eat less of smaller frequent meals.

Just my experience!
Thanks for the information. When you are starting a new med it's hard to know the questions to ask, then your next appointment is a couple months away. If you eat a lot of small meals when do you check your BS? I have have heard to check at 3 or 4 hours but have usually eaten again by then.




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