By Germaine Latest Reply 2010-05-11 23:08:02 -0500
Started 2010-05-08 22:07:29 -0500

has anyone taken symlin for diabetes or to help them loose weight.?

does it help

4 replies

Zimoss 2010-05-11 23:08:02 -0500 Report

Symilin is a lot like Byetta (a drug that the FDA is currently doing studies on for weight loss drug)

The main difference is that Symilin is for those who are taking insulin.

While weight loss is a possible side effect, not everyone loses weight and even those who do will vary widely in the amount of weight they lose.

Good luck.

(I have taken byetta and symilin both and neither one really worked for me)

GabbyPA 2010-05-09 15:00:59 -0500 Report

I had never heard of it before. Here is some information on it from :

It sounds like it would help, but it's primary use is not weight loss, it is glucose control. So I would not think it would be prescribed to loose weight, as you might be disappointed. It is like when people are told that metformin will help them loose weight. It doesn't do that to everyone and it does it in a very minor way. It still comes down to discipline ultimately.

Germaine 2010-05-10 19:32:15 -0500 Report

well it does says this n the info you sent me Lastly, it triggers the feeling of fullness after meals to help control your appetite and decrease how much food you eat.

so may have something to it. my doc said people gave taken it for that,, but for me wudnt matter. i get full on eating a cracker, but i still hav eput in 10lbs :-(

GabbyPA 2010-05-11 09:17:25 -0500 Report

Yeah, that is not your problem. Eating too much is not your issue, so I am not sure what else to say. Have you spoken to your doctor about it to see what they say about?

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