Please get all the side effects before starting. I was on Symlin for 1 1/2 years and felt great! I lost about 30 lbs. Then in March of 2008, I was hospitalized for complications of diabetes. they found that my stomach was not emptying and I now have a complication called Gastroparesis. I was immediately removed from Symlin which they thought was the cause. The problem is that Gastroparesis doesn't go away. I now must have endoscopies to stretch the opening between the stomach and intestine. The nerve was affected by the Symlin so it doesn't work properly now.