"No - you are not weird. I started at 60 mcg and was at 120 mcg without Any nausea, although I had to go off of it. It was giving me heart palps and also 'stopping' me up big time! It did have the appetite suppressant effect which was…"
"I've been on Symlin for a little over a month and the nausea is gone..most of the time. Every once in awhile I get 'uncomfortable' but it passes fairly quickly. If I eat a lot..I am really uncomfortable. I use it 1 to 2 (120) times a…"
"The last couple of days have been up and down. 60 to 180. I am on 120 once to twice a day and keep the apidra very low. Still having some lows. I only do the Symlin if I am having more that 30 grams of carbs. Usually lunch and/or dinner. I do test a…"
"Sorry another question i haven't really noticed much yet. I am still eating a lot. Will that change once i keep upping my dosage? I have done 30 today, but gonna wait to see what my dr. says next week til i go up anymore."
Sorry another question i haven't really noticed much yet. I am still eating a lot. Will that change once i keep upping my dosage? I have done 30 today, but gonna wait to see what my dr. says next week til i go up anymore.
Hi i have a question.....well i just started the symlin a few days ago. Just a little bit ago i decided to try 30 mcg instead of 15 and it hurt more going in and then im not sure if it was in my head but i felt a little instand nausea. Just wondering if that is normal or not? Thanks.
Thanks for the encouragement...that in itself is such a big help. Diabetes is one of the toughest things I have ever had to deal with. It does help to see other people dealing with the same problems and reading of their solutions and stories.
I am continuing with the low carb and am now decreasing my Lantus at night. I haven't had any Apidra(short term insulin) since I started the low carb. I did make some low carb muffins (7 carbs per muffin) and had one for breakfast and one for supper. Only raised my count a little. My biggest problem is M&M Peanut. My husband got them for Easter and I had to move them to his office so I wouldn't start eating them.
Sure hope I can keep this up as I feel so much better and have actually lost 2 pounds (which is better than putting 2 pounds on!)
I would be interested in hearing from anyone else trying the low carb thing.
I have been through all the oral meds with no success and short term (Apidra) and Lantus. I am still on Lantus but have now gone from 36 units down to 32 and still declining. I spoke with my Doctor last week after going back(way before I knew I had diabetes) to my Low carb diet. I haven't taken any Apidra in 2-1/2 weeks. I still have it if I should "fall off" the low carb thing. I just feel so much better.
I am sure it isn't for everyone, but these Doctors that are telling us that we have to have a certain number of carbs (it differs with educators and Doctors). And Not having carbs is bad. Having a High A1C is bad...not having carbs is good! When I am on a low carb diet..my A1C is 5 %. When on 'their' diet it is over 7%. I know everyone is different...but I wish the Doctors (mine is really good) would realize that.
I had Kidney stone blasting and had nothing to eat and my sugar shot up over 300. So...in that case the Apidra did really well. Metformin was useless when I was ill and had no help when I was eating carbs. Made me have cramps and the runs also.
So - Just to let everyone know that there are No pat solutions. You really have to find what is best for YOU! The Doctors do not have all the answers. I do actual grams of carbs not what the AD says is a carb. I think it is not strict enough. (15 grams of carb equat 1 carb). I try to keep my meals and snacks to 16 carbs or less. I do take a multi vitamin and will drink Light Cranberry juice mixed half and half with water. An Apple for a snack.
Don't know if that helps anyone else..but hope it does.
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