Januvia

Beav
By Beav Latest Reply 2012-01-22 17:56:55 -0600
Started 2012-01-19 20:34:27 -0600

I found out I am allergic to Glipzide, last weekend had a horrible experience with it. Now my doctor wants we to start this med half a tab 50mg this weekend, Have anyone here ever taken this before? I am very scared to take it after my last med bought. I already take 2000mg of metformin now. Any advise would be so appreciated. Thanks Mary :)


13 replies

DeanaG
DeanaG 2012-01-21 13:26:16 -0600 Report

I am taking 500 mg Metformin twice a day and
50 mg of Januvia once a day and have had 0 problems, my blood sugar #s have never been better. Good luck, hope you have similar results.

mrrich
mrrich 2012-01-19 22:16:22 -0600 Report

I was on Januvia for 4 years nothing else and I had no problem. Very good results and my ability to exercise has been hindered by degenerative disks in my back. Just had full back fussion in july of 2011. My A1c has been under 6.5 while on Januvia.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2012-01-20 13:12:11 -0600 Report

Sorry to hear about your back problem! I hope things have improved since your surgery!!! Nice job on your a1c.

mrrich
mrrich 2012-01-22 12:04:10 -0600 Report

Things are slowly getting bettor. I can stand and make my meals, walk some without any canes, and I am grocery shopping again.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2012-01-22 17:56:55 -0600 Report

Thats got to be a big relief for you in more ways then one! Sounds like your definitely heading in a positive direction. I hope your condition continues to improve rapidly!!!

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2012-01-22 13:30:24 -0600 Report

Encouraging to be up and around again!!!

This has always been one of my fears: I broke L5 in an auto accident and resulting disk damage which can be progressive as you well know looms as a potential in my future. I'm doing all I can to avoid that! Glad to hear your's is improving.

Beav
Beav 2012-01-20 12:41:15 -0600 Report

Oh my goodness, hope the fussion helped with your back. That had to be painful!That's awesome 6.5!

mrrich
mrrich 2012-01-22 12:01:52 -0600 Report

I am still recovering may not get back to work until next Sept. I drive a school bus for a living.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2012-01-19 21:57:15 -0600 Report

I've been a diabetic for over 17 years with no complications so far. I have been on the max dose of Januvia (100mg) for over a year now. I also take Metformin. The bottom line is my bg is well managed. I was able to manage my bg with just exercise and diet for the 1st 6 years, then gradually over the years I needed more meds. You will here good and bad about all meds. There are pros and cons of course. Only you along with your doctor can determine if a med is worth the risk. Taking most of the available meds is definitely better than risking high blood sugar. I hope this is helpful !

Beav
Beav 2012-01-20 12:36:49 -0600 Report

Thank you, yes it is very helpful. My doctor is starting me on 2 sample packs at 50mg (tablet cut in half) to get use to them. Then I will take 1 whole tab a day with the metformin, if I have on complications. As I have gotten older it seems my body doesn't want to play nice anymore!

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