Diabetics - Anyone on Victoza?

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  1. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    I've been on it for over a year. Before that I was on Byetta.

    At first it was great. It cut my hunger to NOTHING, for months, and as a result my sugar levels were great.

    After the first four months I noticed I was getting hungry again. After a year+ my sugar levels are not regulated and I put all the weight I had lost, back on.

    I have an Endo appt on the 18th and if anyone else knows something good to try, please tell me!!
     
  2. gertiie

    gertiie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not on Victoza, but I am on 3 other meds for Type 2.
    I can agree how frusterating the disease it though !! I am so tired of taking pills, and doing this and doing
    that and nothing working, then it works for awhile, then plummets again [​IMG]
     
  3. TammyTX

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    I tried Actos along with the Victoza and it caused a molar to absess! I also use Glumetza 1000mg twice a day.

    The shots sound scary, but they aren't...once a day in the belly and it doesn't really hurt.

    It is a frustrating problem. About the only time I have great control is if I'm low carbing it.
     
  4. gertiie

    gertiie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I packed on 50 extra pounds before they figured out what was wrong with me.
    I started out on Metformin. Then added Janumet . Then they added Glimiperide. Then it was too much Glimeride, I was extremely enemic , and starting to show signs if some kidney damage ! Gee thanks DOc !
    so they took away some Metformin, and added Actos a month ago . Expensive crap ! How did you figure it out that it causes a molar abcess ??
    My SIL started some injection also, she lost 13 pounds on it.
    I am finally starting to take care of myself, now that the kids have moved out , I have no excuse anymore. I am low carbing it, and took myself off of the Glimiperide
    so I wouldnt be crashing every 4 hours .
    I will find out in a couple of weeks, when it is time to check my A1C again.
     
  5. TammyTX

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    I have had problems with jaw/tooth pain with some other diabetic meds, like Metformin. Which is crazy because Glumetza is metformin. The doctor thinks it's something in the binder used in the pill.

    I started the Actos and within about three days I was in terrible pain and on the fourth day I couldn't eat anything except for pudding.
    The dentist told me she thought there was a crack in the tooth, and there may have been, but it didn't bother me until I started the Actos. I had read online that tooth problems can be a side effect.
     
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    gertiie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long have you been diagnosed ?
     
  7. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    Eight years. My Endo appt is on Wednesday.

    Sorry it took so long to write back.
     

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