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Change, but not a good one

Started by Linnee. Last reply by ConnieW Oct 5. 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

Type one and Victoza

Started by Susan Van Abs. Last reply by Julie Sep 14. 24 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

Victoza to Bydureon

Started by Linnee. Last reply by Susan Van Abs Sep 13. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 Ladym on December 14, 2013 at 11:58am
I would like to ask if anyone is taking Victoza and Metformin together.. I started victoza about six weeks ago, but my sugars never went down to a normal reading..the more I increases the dosage, Drs orders, the more bad symptoms I got it was awful..I have cut back the dosage and feel a little better, but still can't get my sugars down,, since I have some Metformin on hand, I thought I would just ask if anyone else has tried this. Most Dr do not know much about this drug..I had an upper GI yesterday, and that Specialist knew nothing of the side effects of Victoza..
Comment by Roisin on October 2, 2013 at 9:56am
Thanks for the advice ladies. I'm going to try taking it tomorrow morning well-before I eat to see if it helps. My morning readings are never too high so maybe daytime would be better for me! Worth a try'
Comment by Ellie on October 2, 2013 at 6:38am

I have always injected at bedtime to control what was my raging dawn phenomenon (one of its benefits is it works to control that liver output of glucose), I think that is the perfect time to take it.

Comment by Ellyn6 on October 2, 2013 at 2:00am
I was also very nauseous when I upped to 1.2 and someone on one of these boards suggested taking it 2 hours before eating anything and that did the trick. I still get some nauseous sometime, but very rarely and I'm very pleased with the drug. My fbg is staying between 80 -100 and I've lost 20 lbs. for some reason this drug suppresses all desire for food!
Comment by Roisin on October 2, 2013 at 1:24am
Hi all, I'm very new to the site.. I'm on week three of victoza.. I inject 1.2ml.. I found it makes me nauseous all day so started injecting at night.. Should I have remained taking it in the mornings???
Comment by Terry L Long on September 7, 2013 at 4:51pm

I didn't know this group was here. I am type 1 and I use Victoza off label and my dose is 1.8. I have been using about 1year. I also use a pump. My last A1C was 6.7.

Comment by Linnee on August 31, 2013 at 11:02am

Comment by Flem07 on August 31, 2013 at 10:24am

Linnee, you really haven't been on it long enough to know if it will affect your glucose levels. I didn't see any improvement on .6. I started seeing improvement when I went to 1.2. Victoza is ok at room temperature for 30 days.

Comment by Linnee on August 31, 2013 at 10:16am

I just started using Victoza on Tuesday, and there's no improvement in my glucose levels. I'm wondering if it will improve when I increase the dose to 1.2. The doctor gave me a sample pen. When I looked online for info on Victoza, I read that the pens need to be refrigerated before use. The sample wasn't cold. Could that affect the efficacy of the med? I've had no side effects so far. I'd really appreciate your input.

Comment by cebaby on August 9, 2013 at 7:26pm

Victoza worked for me amazingly well for about 6 months and then my body adapted to it ... I'm Type 1 and 2, insulin resistant. I quit taking it as a result. So bummed it quit working, it seemed like a miracle drug for a while.

 

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