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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

Victoza sugar numbers

Started by Ladym. Last reply by Ellyn6 Jan 8, 2014. 5 Replies

Hi I am really glad to find this site.. I have used everything including insulin to control my sugar.. Sadly on insulin after spending the whole summer walking twenty miles a week with no change in weight, my cardiologist that maybe I should try one…Continue

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Comment by auxfire911 on January 27, 2012 at 2:41pm

I had been on Victoza for 3 months, the only thing I got was more hungry, which isn't what I wanted at all. Plus, I can't justify the cost. My insurance doesn't cover it and it would cost me $425.oo for a one month dose. I didn't have any other major issues. My Dr. told me to take it at noon, because I have other meds to take, so as not to interfer with it. She thinks it would defeat the purpose of taking it in the evening. Other than that, I ended up just stopping it altogether. I wanted to start a different program, but the Dr. said I couldn't, so now I'm on a no carb diet, well its no white carbs; sugar, potatoes, etc. I haven't lost a lot of weight, but I'm losing inches, works for me.

Comment by Joe on January 25, 2012 at 5:27pm

I just finished a 3 month period of using Victoza daily. Dose was daily at .8 units. I was a long term Symlin user prior. I just got my labs for the quarter and I dropped from 6.7 to 6.0. Really no problems using it at all - but I can't really do endurance cycling while using it. I can't keep BG up after 30 minutes of cycling. So I'll quit for the year, and probably go back to it next off-season.

Comment by Just Dave on January 10, 2012 at 5:15pm

Mr Brown good luck!!! I'm like you, I work behind a computer on second shift. I have been on Victoza for a little over a month now and I love this stuff....starting to feel like a Victoza junkie, lol It works for me!!!

Comment by Mr. Brown on January 10, 2012 at 3:55pm

Well after a year or two on Actos and Metformen I am going to start taking Victoza. Seem working behinde a computer does not go well with diabetes. Going tonight to get some fruits and veggies like the doctor said. I hope Victoza works for me.

Comment by Just Dave on January 8, 2012 at 1:58pm

SheilaQ I have not been on Victoza near as long as you have, a little over a month for me, but I can tell you I am very excited about my results. I have went from a 7.8 A1C at the time I started to an A1C of 6.7 this past Friday and have lost a total of about 12 pounds. I get full fast as well. I do have the "itchies" as well along with some mild burping, but not hiccups. I have tried the arm method, and really didn't have any problems with it. I have tried my upper leg as well but guess my muscle mass was too much there and it hurt like all get out. I tend to like to inject in my belly, less pain (almost none at all). My big problem is that I just plain don't want to eat, to the point that I get nausea from not eating. Have only bottomed out a couple of times, but was lucky enough to have my angel of a wife there to help.

Comment by SheilaQ on January 8, 2012 at 1:17pm

Hi everyone! Thank you to all who emailed me and welcomed me to the group.
I have been on Victoza for a year now and I'm very pleased with the results. I've lost about 10 pounds in that time but the weight lose has begun again. It seems the Victoza has me where I can not eat much at all any longer. I get a little hungry but get full very fast and stay full for a long time. As good as that may sound it really isn't. I get very full after eating only a few crackers and since I can't eat much, my sugar bottoms out frequently. I think the Victoza gives me the "itchies" and hiccups also. It's not a pretty site walking around with the hiccups and scratching myself. lol Has anyone (who injects in their arms) had any problems with their arms in anyway??

Comment by metwinmom on October 20, 2011 at 5:29pm
Patty here. I started victoza 6.5 -7 months ago. I am on the 1.2 dosage also. I have lost 18.5 lbs and 14.5 inches since last Feb. I had my a1c done a week ago and it was 6.4. I am so happy with Victoza. A year ago I was at 11.1 on my ac1.
Comment by Rebecca on October 20, 2011 at 10:19am
Hey everyone, I just started on Victoza today. I am a type 1 and my doctor is hoping it will help me level out spikes and falls in my glucose readings, reduce my insulin intake, and lose weight. I was asked by another diabetes group I'm in to let them know how my trial of Victoza is going (my endo's giving me enough for about 2 months) so I've started a blog with my experiences here on Tudiabetes. You can check it out here if you're interested: Since many of you are on it you probably won't see much you don't know there but I wanted to let everyone know!
Comment by trina on September 23, 2011 at 3:16pm
I started Victoza on 9/1/11 so far I have lost 7lbs.. Im taking 1,2 dosage
Comment by Isaac on September 23, 2011 at 5:42am
Today was is my second day on Victoza. I had to switch from Janumet to Metformin in order to use Victoza. Also reduced my Levemir to 30 from 35. I feel a little bloated, but not too bad.
But I have had itching on a lot of places in my body.
Is it possible that the itching has anything to do with Victoza. It only started about 10 hours after my first Victoza shot, and it is not normal for me.

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