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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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Change, but not a good one

Started by Linnee. Last reply by John9ten Oct 5, 2013. 4 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

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Comment by marty on May 30, 2012 at 4:09am
Last week i was put on metformin 2000 mg a day and victoza. I was on janumet. My morning number is still 135-146 same as before. Should i take victoza later in morning or break my metformin up and take the last one maybe closer to midnight? Any clues? Thanks
Comment by Ellie on May 16, 2012 at 10:39am

Victoza has been a miracle drug for me, amazing levels like I have never seen, but I read on a forum that it stops working after a couple of months. This has me terrified. Is this true for most people, that it will suddenly stop working and I'll be back to square 1 after only a few months? I really like what it's doing for me.

Comment by Ellie on May 1, 2012 at 6:15am

Thanks Leilani. That's a possibility, because my morning readings are so amazingly lower than they have been for at least 12 years. Wasn't so bad last night though, so maybe it was just a "thing" for a couple nights, you know, a couple nights of weird dreams for no reason except the life chaos of this particular weekend. But worth checking, for sure.

What's interesting is that though my sugars are so much lower than ever before since I've been measuring (that is, since my diagnosis), I don't feel "crashy." My regular doc kept saying the numbers I told her when I "crashed" on the lantus/levemir(80s to 100 in late afternoons) weren't really bad low, and I knew that, but it felt that way, because I charged down to them within an hour from 150 or more. I think calling them crashes as I did makes sense, because what made me so uncomfortable was the rapidity of the change. Now I am often at those numbers and feel fine.

Comment by Leilani on April 30, 2012 at 7:30pm

Vivid dreams during the night can sometimes be an indication of low blood sugar. It may be helpful to check your BG around 2:00 am to see if that may be a contributing factor?!

Comment by Ellie on April 30, 2012 at 7:20am

Anyone else having vivid, unpleasant dreams on Victoza? Last 2 nights, one after another, awake every hour after wild dreams. And if so, does it go away with time?

Comment by Jeff on April 28, 2012 at 3:00pm

one week on V and down 3-4Lbs i am happier combined the 8 weeks before V and the 1 week after total of 30-31 Lb Loss

Comment by Ellie on April 27, 2012 at 11:24am

For the past couple years my fasting numbers have been up, happened just suddenly, and they weren't terrific to start with, but acceptable.

First the doc kept increasing my glyburide (I also take metformin, the highest dose), then she wanted to try other drugs, and I was very leery, because I constantly fight side effects of everything she wants to try me on.

So I got her to prescribe Lantus. It was like being Alice down the rabbit hole weird--my sugars in AM and all day long were HIGHER than before, and I crashed seriously every afternoon (numbers themselves not so bad, but going down nearly 100 points in an hour was!). So we tried Levimir, same exact thing. I had thought that duh, taking insulin would be the answer. Not so much.

So when I broke into tears in her office this week, she decided it was time to get me to an endo. I had researched endos on my insurance plan but the wait period was over 4 months so I felt pretty hopeless. But--she got her referral person to look for someone I could get into as quick as possible and I actually got an appointment (due to cancellation) THAT afternoon about an hour away--worth the drive! This was a nurse practitioner who works with an endo and thus specializes in diabetes. And she didn't play the guessing games my general doc had done (not blaming her, she is terrific but not a specialist), and she started me on Victoza. But, she said, I wouldn't notice any difference as she was starting me on the lowest dose, but she wanted to see how I did nausea-wise.

THE NEXT morning my fasting was lower than it ever has been since my diagnosis 12 years ago. This is a miracle! She also said that because of the slower stomach emptying I would get full faster and to stop eating the minute I did. Starting with that first breakfast I can only eat about half what I usually have eaten, and my sugars are amazing all day long, before and 2 hours after meals (I am testing like a maniac). Today I tried a higher-carb breakfast (I have been eating extremely low-carb breakfast because of my high fasting) and post-meal not so good, but still NOTHING like before. I just hope this continues to work this way. Would hope not to have to increase dose as I am going on Medicare in a very few years and worry about cost. But so far I am one happy camper!

Comment by Jeff on April 17, 2012 at 11:03am

Not so happy!!! got my first month of victoza and the gd pharmacist forgot to tell me i needed needles who would have thought an injectable medication may need needles yet they couldnt tell me. so frustrated i was hoping to start it tonight but i guess not :(

Comment by Kelly on April 17, 2012 at 6:26am

After 18 months of being on Victoza, I still feel great and I am holding steady at 45lb loss. I gained 10lb back over the winter, but this was primarily due to my easing up on my low carb diet. After going back & being stricter w/ my diet I've lost half of it. I keep my Victoza in the fridge and I'm at the 1.2 dosage.

Comment by Brigitte on February 8, 2012 at 4:46am

For those of you Victoza users that inject cold from the refrigerator, do you find that the injection is painful? When i first started injecting I did one straight from the fridge and it hurt badly but Ive been thinking maybe it was due to inexperience. I have a new pen that I am considering keeping in the fridge since some people say it is more effective? Thoughts please appreciated! Thanks!

 

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