2 months on Victoza

By kaybee334 Latest Reply 2012-01-09 09:33:01 -0600
Started 2012-01-09 08:35:51 -0600

Many people have been wondering about what using Victoza is like. I thought I would share my experience. I have been diabetic for 20 years. During this time , I have been put on various oral drugs which have upset my stomach and I have struggled with weight. I need to lose 50 pounds. My A1c started to rise past 6, as well as morning blood sugars. My doctor put me on victoza, and I have been using it for 2months. It was easy to use and inject just above the waist line and several inches away from the belly button. I kept fresh ginger on hand in case of queasyness. If I start to feel nausea, I cut off a slice, little finger nail size, and swallow. In 10 minutes- no nausea. I found it was important to take metformin on a full stomach as well. The only time bruising occurred was at the end of a pen , when there is more pressure in injecting the med. when I got to the 1.2 dose, I started to feel a sense of well-being which was new to me. then at 1.8 I began to lose appetite, cravings, and weight. I started to feel satisfied with less food. Choices for healthy portions began to be easier. My morning blood sugars went down right away. My mind was definitely not on food as before. I try to stop eating when I first feel a twinge of fullness. I have lost 8 pounds and have a different relationship with food. this must be what a thin person feels like. The better I do on victoza, the more I love it and don't mind the injections. Food tastes as good as always, but the NEED for food is diminished quite a bit. I can forget its lunch time. WOW.

4 replies

Te Ja
Te Ja 2012-01-09 09:17:08 -0600 Report

I lost 50 lbs while on Victoza after 5 month it on longer was working even after bumping it to 1.8. Now I've only lost 2 lbs on my own.

jayabee52 2012-01-09 09:33:01 -0600 Report

If you give your body a rest from Victoza for a while, might it start working again for you after, say 6 mos? Might be something to consider with your Dr?

jayabee52 2012-01-09 08:55:29 -0600 Report

Thank you so much Kay for sharing that. One can only get so much from an article on Google. Nothing like hearing from someone who has experienced it firsthand.

w8chd 2012-01-09 08:46:39 -0600 Report

I just posted a question last night asking about Victoza. I am thinking about asking my Doc about it. Weight gain has been my BIG issue.

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