By greggv11 Latest Reply 2013-03-23 17:29:22 -0500
Started 2013-03-20 14:57:36 -0500

My Dr put me in Januvia 3/6 by 3/7 I developed a sore throat and cold. By 3/10 i developed a numbness in upper back still have congestion no sore throat and headache. By 3/12 I experienced sharp shooting pains in toes and fingers lasting only seconds but crippling. By 3/15 my legs felt stiff and uncomfortable, lost appetite and felt similar to flu symptoms with hot n cold flashes headache and lower back ache. Stopped Januvia on 3/17. Symptom gone 3/18. Dr feels the effects I experienced where not from Januvia yet they all dissipated once I stop meds. My question is has anyone else experienced similar effects with Januvia and dr wants me to wait 2 weeks and try med again but I don't want to.

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greggv11 2013-03-23 17:29:22 -0500 Report

Rutabaga Rosie I have been on metformin for a year and a half now but my numbers have been climbing so dr added januvia to the list said insulin is not far off but with the symptoms I had with januvia I don't want to restart let alone its an expensive drug

RutabagaRosie 2013-03-22 05:44:27 -0500 Report

Mercy! With such severe symptoms, why does the doctor recco. you return to that medicine? So often it involves cost of the drug. Is this the first drug you have tried for D? I wish you the best. You are your own best advocate . Bless you.

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diabetic diva 1975 2013-03-21 23:59:32 -0500 Report

I'm on januvia and I don't have any of those symptoms but i recently tried metformin and was sick in bed for 4 days with flu like symptoms the vomiting was horrible. I was told that it couldn't have been the medicine when i visited the er. I wish you the best of luck.

SandySilvers 2013-03-20 18:14:10 -0500 Report

Hi Greg! I've been on Januvia since last August but I've never experienced symptoms like those. I DID have a runny nose for a few months, which is actually listed as a side effect. However it went away around January and I haven't had to deal with it since. Please keep us posted on your progress.

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