Ozempic: the New Diabetes Drug Explained
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After I got over the freak out of injecting myself, the shots are really easy. No nausea but I do get very tired the next day. Diarrhea is a given but only in the morning and is not painful. Just gave myself the fourth injection. Was on .25 for two weeks, then .5 thereafter. No appetite which I love. Have lost 12 lbs in three weeks. I think it’s great and am going to continue. I started off at 301 bs. Am down to 109. On metforim, invokanna and Irbesartan. Go for a follow up in two weeks. Overall am pleased.
I started Ozempic about 5 weeks ago. .25 for the 1st 4 weeks and I’m on day 2 of the .5 dose. The first couple of weeks I experienced the nausea and diarrhea and headaches. It was intense but only lasted about a day. The 3rd week was much better! By the 4th week I had no side effects at all. Today 18 hrs after the increased dose (.5) im having a bad headache but tolerable. All along this medication has curbed my appetite and definitely helped me feel full. I know longer have cravings and can make better healthier choices. I have lost 10 lbs in 4.5 weeks. My A1 C went from 6.62 5.8 and four weeks. I think if you can hang in there with the side effects and wait until your body adjusts to it ....this medication could be a great additive to controlling BS.
Im on this with 2 weeks now have lost 8lbs after the injection every week on day 2 and 3 i get stomach cramps nausea and diarrehia but my blood sugs have gone from 20 to 8.3 so push through it its worth it
My endocrinologist prescribed Ozempic to me over the summer. I have lost a total of 36 pounds in 5 months. Initially I was very sick. I would feel nauseous and vomit sometimes. I pressed through because I was determined to lose the weight. I was 177lbs now I’m 141lbs and I’m 5’4. I want to get to the range of 125-130 lbs.
I have been taking this med for the last 3 weeks. Was nervous to start after reading reviews but elected to try knowing everyone has different side effects. I am doing 1 injection a week. I had several thoughts of discontinuing meds due to the morning sickness feeling that comes on several times a day along with headaches. I elected to take the good with the bad. I am seeing a weight loss that I have not been able to see in the last year due to menopause. I can tolerate know it’s working. Can’t wait to see how it affects my A1C .
It made me so sick. I would get horrible rotten egg burps and then vomiting and diarrhea. I missed two days of work and that never happens. I was not digesting my food. Yes I lost weight but not in a fun way. I went off of it and now sugars are very high. I surrender!
I have felt awful since taking Ozempic. Extremely fatigued and somewhat emotional. I’ve been on it for 4 wks and it’s not worth feeling like this.
I started taking Ozempic .5 four weeks ago. And I did have mild nausea the first two week but I drank 8oz of water and it went away. My blood sugar has been between 240 and 260 in the am but now it's running around 123 in the am, and after I eat it's about 135ish. I am on a life style change. But mostly, I do not have an appetite or any sort of hunger sensation that trigger me to want to eat, I now only eat because I know I have to have protein and a few carbs. Based on my doctor, I have lost 19 pounds of fat, no water or muscle loss. This is the only medication I take and I truly believe that I'm not going to be a type 2 diabetic forever.
I have never felt as bad as I did while using this medication. Severe stomach pain and constipation. Severe back pain, exhaustion. No appetite. Went to doctor & they ordered CT SCAN STAT! Thought I had developed pancreatitis from it. Ordered to immediately stop medication. I’ve been off 3 weeks (it can stay in your system 5 weeks) I’m still not back to myself. Sickest I’ve ever been & ive had cancer.
I have taken this for 7 weeks now at first was nauseas but nothing horrible, this is only drug im taking I have lost 18 pounds! my edema has stopped! I can go hours without eating! with my other diabetic drugs was dropping my sugar and i have to eat very often therefore gaining weight, so now im off them and just this once week injection has worked for me cant wait to check my A1C!!!!
I started Ozempic .5 last week and took my second dose yesterday. I am really impressed with the way it lowered my sugars from 170ish in the am to 110-127 in the am. It is really easy to use. I’m just having an issue with feeling like I have the flu on the 2nd day after the dosage. I have severe headache and can’t seem to get out of bed. Appetite is almost nonexistent, and my stomach aches badly. I’m not ready to give up but am going to call the doctor this week since the same symptoms are reoccurring after each dose.
I have Diabetes and PCOS. I have struggled for years with weight gain. Not anymore! I’ve lost 17 pounds in 6 weeks. Ozempic completely destroys my appetite. Nausea, stomach cramping, constipation, burping. I feel sick for the first 2 days post injection. However my BS are well controlled and the weight loss is great for my self esteem! For me the side effects are pretty brutal but seem to wear off after a couple days. I hope that the side effects decrease over time. 3 injections of .25 then increased to .5
I've only been taking for about 12 weeks but the only side effect I have had was a slight decrease in appetite which to me is a GOOD side effect! Only have had 1 - A1C test since I started but it went down to a 6.7 which is fantastic for me! I see other people on this site who have had side effects but I encourage people to try it. If you have the bad side effects, stop taking it - but give it a try! I just wish there was a Generic due to the cost.
I was prescribed this medication to assist with my weight loss. I have only been administered 2 dosages, 1/week of .25. I was fine the first week physically, however, experienced a significant increase in appetite and gained 3lbs. One day after the second dose and I am experiencing severe stomach pain. I am hoping it will subside, but am not going to continue with this medication due to the severe pain.
I've been on Ozempic for 2 weeks now. I was given this medication for weight loss. I have PCOS and my weight fluctuates like crazy. I was on Metformin and lost an incredible amount of weight but after a while it stopped working for me and my weight has slowly crept back up. Exercise and dieting wasn't helping. I have lost 6lbs so far. The only real side effect I've had is nausea but nothing I can't handle. I do experience some tiredness the day after the injection and burping. I feel like the medication is working so far. I'm hoping to loose 50lbs.
Ozempic has change my life!!! I was on lantus daily and Tanzium weekly. I had regular a1c levels of 12.0. My morning sugar levels were 200-450. This was very frustrating and the side effects of high glucose levels are maddening. Doctor replaced the Tanzium with Ozempic and the Lantus with Tresiba. My morning sugar level are now regularly between 65-110. I had my a1c checked after 8 weeks and was down to 10.2. No major side effects except for some “gas” and some lose bowl movements the first two weeks. I’m also down 10lbs. For me this drug combined with Tresiba has been a miracle. Had to adjust my nightly Tresiba dose due to below 60 morning blood sugar levels.
Best drug for lowering a1c period. Along with my current insulin, ozempic is most effective. Once you pass the initial stomach pain and diarrhea you will be good!
I had 1 day of sulphur burps and some mild indigestion from overeating. I feel like it's working good but I feeling sluggish. Friday will be my 5 week and 3rd week of .5. I've lost 10# and willing to stick it out. Even at 252# I really could stand to lose a hundred pounds. 2.5# a week so far. I had to slow up on my tresiba dose skip or cut them in half in fear of low sugar. All in all I would be happy at 220#. I have still overeating sugar on a few occasions but try to regain next day. Overall I'm doing better. It took 33 years to get here and I don't think in 5 weeks I'll be cured.
I started ozempic after receiving information from drug reps and reading a bit about in online. I started at 0.25 mg dose for 3 weeks then increased to 0.5 mg. Never again will I take this drug, and I am wishing it would get out of my system sooner! I have been on this 3 weeks and really shouldn't have taken the last dose I did due to how I have been feeling. The last time I felt this uncomfortable, my gallbladder was rupturing and I was diagnosed with gastroparesis. None of my food is digesting, it is actually just rotting in my stomach until I vomit. I am experiencing watery diarrhea, severe abdominal discomfort and pressure, bloating, as well as sulfur burps. This medication has caused me to be so uncomfortable, I have been awake every night the past week with pain and pressure in my chest and abdomen. I do not recommend this drug to anyone, especially diabetics who are prone to gastroparesis from poor glucose control. There are better alternatives... do not choose this drug.
About to have my 3rd dose and dreading it. Wipes me out for 2-3 days. My stomach is so bloated my clothes are struggling to fit. No weight loss for me after 2 weeks on it. Going to try a restrict my food much more in a bid to limit the side effects. I have no appetite and have eaten much less so don't understand my weight staying the same. I have diarrhoea for first 2 days after injection and then find it very difficult to go the the toilet for the rest of the week.
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