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Started by Bonnie on Friday. 0 Replies

All I can say is where has this been all my life!  I love this medication.I'm a type 2 who can't take Metformin due to it triggering my kidney issues.  I have been frustrated by not being able to control my sugars on insulin alone.  Case in point,…Continue

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

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Comment by DonJSmith on January 10, 2014 at 8:13am

I do not dip low in the night, I checked my levels 3 am and still high....high in morning....for me little correlation between diet and blood levels. Lost 60 lbs over 7 years and no impact on blood levels! No real physical signs as yet, feel the same, but morning levels high, but 90 day levels just a bit above average

Comment by Alicia on January 10, 2014 at 7:21am

Don, I was told by one of my doctor's, that when we dip low during the night, our bodies will kick in the glucose causing our fasting # to be high.
Maybe eat something a little before bedtime.

Comment by DonJSmith on January 10, 2014 at 7:18am

Still on the wall re Victoza, endrocrinologist has suggested it, but Januvia (same family)sent my numbers up, not down. Right now only fasting morning numbers are of concern, 90 day range is only slightly above average....given all the negatives about this drug, I am wondering why?

Comment by Alicia on January 10, 2014 at 5:07am

When I first started on Victoza, I also had those problems, but I slowly up the dosage to where I was at the max and I have no problems what so ever. Your body or at least mine did, get use to it.
I got off of it, but have since started back this week and I have had no problems.

Comment by tess3981 on January 10, 2014 at 5:04am
One more thing...taking a probiotic really helped with the indigestion and burping.
Comment by tess3981 on January 10, 2014 at 5:03am
I had a lot of problems with nausea. Interestingly, when I went UP in dose from 1.2 to 1.8 things started to get better. Maybe my body was just acclimating and had finally reached that point, but I was relieved either way. It took about 1 month or more before I felt human again. Now I'm extremely happy I stuck with it as A1C and BG readings are all really in line.
Comment by Ladym on December 26, 2013 at 6:23pm
Well even after a few days off Victoza, I was feeling better. But because I could tell the difference in my appetite, I decided I would ask if I could take the lowest dose of Victoza with a low doze of Metformin, three days in, so far so good. I am praying that I don't get sick again, and the side effects subside.
Comment by sdkate on December 14, 2013 at 8:21pm

I asked this week about Victoza for me, and of course, got the usual "why"? Since my numbers are so controlled. After reading what I have here, maybe I am glad I'm not going to get it, This afternoon, I watched a program about Januvia and Janumet (which I am on) and how it is shown to cause some cancers -- pancreatic, some non-cancerous tumors, and other problems. Man, sometimes I just think we can't get a break,

My question to the CDE and educator was, if a person ate a healthy diet, got their exercise and used their meds (maybe not counting everything they ate, but being mindful) would there be a major problem there? Now I am a compulsive chartering person, so don't know if I could do it, but wondered if anyone doesn't chart and how you keep track?

Comment by Diagnosed-in-2001 on December 14, 2013 at 4:04pm

Ladym: Before shifting to Victoza, I was taking Actoplus Met (a combination of Actos & Metformin). When I began taking Victoza, my endocrinologist took me off Actos and bumped up my dosage of Metformin. As I explained earlier, my blood sugar control was good (A1C < 6) before starting Victoza. It's continued to be in that range since I started on Victoza and had my Metformin dosage increased.

Comment by Ladym on December 14, 2013 at 12:22pm
I am not sure if my last comment made it to the site. I would like to hear from anyone who is taking Victoza and Metformin please.

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