Symlin Users Forum

This group is a forum for Symlin (pramlintide acetate) users or people who would like more information on this new treatment for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Symlin is a synthetic form of the human hormone amylin which is made by the beta cells.

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Symlin received FDA approval in March 2005, although it was not introduced until November 2005. The package is depicted here. See the post entitled "Introduction" for a comprehensive list of studies and other info. about Symlin. Also, please see the "Symlin Patient Information", "Some Details on Symlin's Rocky FDA History", "Symlin and Hypoglycemia: A Genuine Concern or Not?" and "Symlin May Be Mixable with Insulin After All" for some additional background that you might not come across elsewhere.

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Symlin and Nausea

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Symlin questions

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New Symlin User

Started by Sarah. Last reply by Susan Van Abs Mar 1. 3 Replies

How much Symlin do you use

Started by joefcole. Last reply by angivan Dec 16, 2014. 3 Replies

Who has had success with Symlin?

Started by savage810. Last reply by Piscesyin Dec 17, 2014. 5 Replies

New user looking for help

Started by jmhnyc. Last reply by jmhnyc Oct 24, 2013. 5 Replies


Started by A_Jordan. Last reply by Susan Van Abs Apr 12, 2014. 3 Replies

Symlin and exercise

Started by Liz. Last reply by Liz Aug 27, 2013. 2 Replies

Mixed reviews

Started by ANTONIA RETMAN Jul 6, 2013. 0 Replies

weight loss and symlin.

Started by Evan Colbert. Last reply by Piscesyin Nov 8, 2014. 2 Replies

High BG before symlin

Started by mmr5020. Last reply by jmhnyc Oct 7, 2013. 3 Replies

Symlin in Europe?

Started by Steffi Jun 6, 2013. 0 Replies

Insulin/Symlin mix in pump. Does it work?

Started by TracySue123. Last reply by Que Jul 19, 2013. 6 Replies

Need help with spikes an hour after eating

Started by jlw62987. Last reply by Dan P Jun 23, 2013. 2 Replies

My update

Started by ANTONIA RETMAN. Last reply by jlw62987 May 18, 2013. 1 Reply

low frustration

Started by ANTONIA RETMAN. Last reply by meee May 3, 2013. 1 Reply

How do you know you need symlin?

Started by Tabacblond. Last reply by angivan Dec 16, 2014. 1 Reply

My first Symlin Use?

Started by meee. Last reply by meee Apr 27, 2013. 9 Replies

Help! Experiencing too many highs

Started by jlw62987. Last reply by WES Mar 5, 2013. 5 Replies

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Comment by Sarah on December 1, 2014 at 9:05am
Hi...just started Symlin on Friday and I have questions. Started with 15 mcg, now at 30 mcg, and it doesn't seem to be working. I keep waiting for nausea and I'm hoping for appetite suppression, but I have no affects. Also, no burning sensation when injecting. I even test my pen each time because it feels like nothing is happening. I worried about lows, but I only have high 200's on half my bolus. My doctor told the CDE to only go to 30 mcg. Is that the right dose? I'm type 1.
Comment by Ahmad on December 3, 2012 at 6:42pm

Anyone here.....echo....echoo...

Comment by meee on September 14, 2012 at 12:53pm

I have been wondering if I should try symlyn. I feel constantly hungry when I take insulin and I've heard symlin can help with that. I have always been one to eat constantly, usually small meals and snacks. And I have had ibs for years, I'm not sure how that will affect that.

Every time I take insulin even for a correction I feel I have to eat something again.

I am worried about throwing something else in the mix though when I don't feel I've totally figured out the insulin thing yet to my satisfaction.

Do you think this could help me? I don't want to take this to lose weight, although if I end up gaining too much on insulin at some point I might I guess.

Comment by Joe Greene on June 25, 2012 at 7:36pm

Day four of Symlin. I stepped up to 30mcg today, and so far, no real issues with lows or with nausea. I did cut my dinner insulin a little close tonight, though. Will have to be more careful with that.

Comment by WES on June 25, 2012 at 5:33am

Symlin has definitly helped me lose weight and has helped with fluctuations in blood glucose. My A1C has always looked good but that is because i've experienced lots of lows in the past. I am currently training to run for an 8 mile race. I have found that Symlin and exercise can be tricky but I gradually figuring it out. My goal is to keep myself below 200 and keep myself from getting an actual low. My cgms helps with this.

Comment by Jennifer on June 23, 2012 at 5:02pm

I am thinking about taking Symlin. I am currently on the pump and doing good. I have lost 14 lbs so far with dieting and exercising and my A1C has went down. I am wondering did yall get good results with losing weight and better A1C's?

Comment by camile on January 5, 2012 at 12:35pm

I started taking Symlin recently and I've been waking up with higher blood sugars. Has anyone else experienced Dawn Phenomenon on Symlin?

Comment by Zoe on July 27, 2011 at 11:44am
Does anyone know why this happens? I saw the Symlin icon come up on the page meaning there had been activity, so I clicked on it. Up top it says "last activity 11 minutes ago" but when I look the last post is 6 days ago (mine :)). Could it be from somebody joining the group?
Comment by morggirl on April 29, 2011 at 5:20pm
So I had my first Dr apt yesterday sense I got my symlin and have only had it for a little under a month. My a1c is down from a 7.6 to 7.4! I am so happy with it and con not wait till my next a1c because it will be so great with the help of the symlin.
Comment by ClumsyChemist on March 21, 2011 at 3:39pm
My Endo just prescribed Symiln to help me reduce my insulin intake and maybe lose weight, but it's SO expensive I'm not sure I can do it... With my current insurance, I have to pay 20% which would be about $350/month! (And I'm currently job hunting so I have zero income.) Is it really worth the cost?

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