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Started Victoza and the side effects.

Started by KellieD. Last reply by MaryMac Mar 5. 39 Replies

I meant to start a discussion and sent a message first. Sorry this is my first time doing this.Hi All,I started Victoza on Friday, October 22nd with the .6 mg dosage. Hadpretty bad headaches for the first 5 days. Ever since I began the 1.2 mgdosage…Continue

Type one and Victoza

Started by Susan Van Abs. Last reply by Susan Van Abs Nov 6, 2014. 25 Replies

I am wondering how many type ones are on Victoza? I just started it in December and have been able to decrease my insulin totals. I am using it off-label but have seen a tremendous decrease in my blood sugars.If you are a type one on Victoza - 1.…Continue

Change, but not a good one

Started by Linnee. Last reply by ConnieW Oct 5, 2014. 5 Replies

For the past week, I have had horrible, constant nausea as well as diarrhea. I've lost 10 pounds because I am unable to eat much. If my blood sugars were improving, it would almost make the nausea bearable, but they are always in the 200s. My endo…Continue

Victoza to Bydureon

Started by Linnee. Last reply by Susan Van Abs Sep 13, 2014. 1 Reply

My insurance will no longer cover Victoza, so after January 2014 I will start Bydureon. I've had good BG levels and overcome the extreme nausea, so I'm apprehensive about stopping Victoza. I'll take Bydureon once a week and will save $100/month.…Continue

Rotating between Victoza and Byetta

Started by momof3gs. Last reply by Diagnosed-in-2001 Jul 29, 2014. 1 Reply

I just started Byetta today after being on Victoza for 1 year. It seemed like Victoza wasn't working anymore so I am cycling off for about 6 months. Anyone else doing this?Continue

Histamine reaction and GLP-1

Started by Dee Jul 29, 2014. 0 Replies

I've started to sometimes get a red, itchy skin reaction to Victoza. At first it was fine on my stomach - but not on my arm - but now I've gotten the reaction on my stomach too.So I Googled "Histamine reaction Victoza" and several things come up...…Continue

Thyroid Cancer, Renal Failure, Pancreatitis... Oh My!

Started by AngieMel. Last reply by Dee Jul 10, 2014. 9 Replies

Diagnosed a year ago, no meds (in denial). Went to doc this week so just started Victoza 3 days ago on the "3 clicks" dosage. So far no nausea or headaches or cramps. Seems that won't happen until the dosage is higher, but hoping for none at all. Is…Continue

New to Victoza

Started by Beatriz D.. Last reply by Dee Jul 9, 2014. 4 Replies

Hey everyone,I've had type 2 diabetes since 2001. Metformin has worked for me all these years, and I've been lucky. However, I'm having a lot of problems with compliance, and my diabetes decided to yell at me. Last A1C was 9.5, and my doctor decided…Continue

What time should you take the shot?

Started by Tracey. Last reply by Marti Jun 17, 2014. 19 Replies

Hello all...I am new here and am so happy to have found others like me. I have been taking Victoza for nearly 4 weeks now and have not lost any weight, though I walk daily and have decreased my calorie intake.... I also take 2000 of Metformin,…Continue

Victoza injection question

Started by Flem07. Last reply by wynot Mar 4, 2014. 5 Replies

The last couple of times I've injected Victoza into my thigh I have gotten a large welt with a lump under it. The welt itches. The lump turns into a bruise. I do not get this when I inject into my abdomen. It's a new problem. I was injecting into my…Continue

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Comment by Pauly on June 23, 2010 at 4:40am
Thanks for posting the picture of the Victoza box on the site. I was just thinking of making the suggestion the other day twiddlethumbs. Sounds like things are in full summer swing in the UK. Take care
Comment by twiddlemthumbs on June 22, 2010 at 11:12pm
Good morning from a sunny shropshire birds singing cows moooing sheep bleeting and a family of crows kicking up a fuss about something love nature but woke up at 5am my foot and shoulder aching like mad, waiting to take my victoza at 8am doctor said stick to the same time each day blood sugars 8 hoping for a lower reading eating at 10pm not advised
Comment by alanaclemens on June 22, 2010 at 6:49pm
I take my 1.2 dosage at night to help with my fasting numbers. I have been on 2000mg of met for a few years and my postprandials were okay, but fasting remained a problem that continued to get worse. I started Victoza on April 1st and my fastings are now down below 100 (usually) Good Luck bsc
Comment by Pauly on June 22, 2010 at 3:15pm
BSC this is what I am finding.

I take my 1.6 dosage around 6.30 am each morning. It gives me a sense of fullness within an hour. I dont always eat right away but my breakfast has literally been cut in half. This feeling of fullness remains with me all day. In fact I sometimes forget to eat. Not good.

I am on 1000 mg a day of Metformin X-R also. My blood sugars are between 82 and 100. If I am naughty and overeat eat a carb the highest I have ever been was 135.

I was not hungry though on Met too. What is weird is that at my dinner time meal I really have to cut back on food intake because I get a whop of fullness. This is the worst period for me. Sometimes I get a little nauseous.

I get no dawn effect anymore on Victoza. My morning numbers are the same as my daytime numbers around 82 fasting.

I did terrible on Byetta. I had too many side effects. Your right about the drug teir too BSC. My co-payment is alot higher right now because its not on the approved list. The pharmacist at the insurance company assured me it would be though by the end of the year.

I am not knowledgeable on the chemical aspects of this medication but to me it does seem to squeeze the pancreas. Right now my A1 -C is running around 5.1 to 5.4. I do the monthly test with the Bayer unit.

I have lost so much weight now I only have two pairs of pants that fit me.... I am still struggling with my blood pressure though.

My Dr is very excited about me and is prescribing it to his other patients.
Comment by Rubidel on June 22, 2010 at 9:14am
Good news at the Doc. Lost 12lbs in a month and hope to repeat that progess several more times. Blood sugars are good and my appetite is curbed most of the time. Researchers are looking at Victoza for a weight loss regime. 1.2mg dose continues. Rubidel
Comment by Brian (bsc) on June 22, 2010 at 5:27am
Ive been considering a switch from Byetta to Victoza. I've been on Byetta for two years, it has helped in a few spurts, but not done much for me. I follow a low carb diet (Pauly knows what I mean), so I usually don't have problems with postprandial numbers. I don't need to lose weight. I just need to get my fasting numbers down. I am hoping that some of you Victoza veterans will be able to help me make the decision. I am concerned that if Byetta isn't really helpful, Victoza won't really be helpful and it is something like 5 times more expensive than Byetta.
Comment by twiddlemthumbs on June 20, 2010 at 11:57pm
Hi victoza users my dosage has been left at 0.6mg per day and as I said my diabetec specialist they all have titles was very plesed with my progress blood sugars down from 8.4 to 7.2 over 5 months and more than half a stone lost in weight, to be honest I did not share the same enthusiasm as my specialist I thought the victozaas wearing off just goes to show you never know how you are really doing until someone tells you.
Comment by Pauly on June 20, 2010 at 9:27am
I am a member of Dr Bernsteins website and he is giving Victoza high marks and the results with his patients. Really curbing appetite. He did have one patient though that didn't respond to it at the 1.2 dosage. I have to admit sometimes I am hungry too on it but most of the time not. I suppose its how our bodies respond to it. It has really dropped my A1 C though.
Comment by alanaclemens on June 15, 2010 at 4:36am
Hi Victoza group- if any of you are on facebook, join the new game developed in conjunction with diabetes hands foundation called Healthseeker. I have no friends on the game yet and could use the support. The game helps people with diabetes take control of the disease by accepting missions for healthy living. Just type Healthseeker into the search box. Hope you are all well!
Comment by Rubidel on June 13, 2010 at 10:45am
Hi guys. I have been on the V since May 18th. No major nausea at the 1.2 dose. I also take Metformin and blood pressure, cholesterol medicastions, and aspirin. Appetite is curbed slightly. Blood sugars have dropped well. No A1c yet, seeing the Doc next week. Bummer if the low appetiite wears off after a few monthes. Have lost 7-10 lbs so far.Health insurance coverage Ok with needles. So far so good.

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