By motorcycletom Latest Reply 2011-03-03 11:04:58 -0600
Started 2011-03-02 09:27:42 -0600

I have Type 2 diabetes and its been out of control from 1/1/2011 My Dr just put me on this new drug Victoza @ .06 in the morning. Just wondering if anyone else is on this drug so yhey can tell me what to expect.

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LTennion 2011-03-03 11:04:58 -0600 Report

I was placed on Victoza, after going thru the two week stage of Byetta. Me & my Endo decided to switch to Victoza because of the fact that it was a once a day injection. It worked well for me…my personality, lifestyle, and best of all…blood sugar levels. However, I was experiencing nausea (actually I think I was sick feeling before even seeing the Endo) My PCP suspended the Victoza til she ruled out pancreatitus..blood work revealed elevated pancreas enzymes, indicative of pancreatitus. As it turned out I was diagnosed with Cushing's Disease (mimics and causes diabetes) Many of the signs & symptoms of Cushing's are the same complications experienced by diabetics, and as you can imagine, makes it difficult to diagnose and treat. Once my Pituitary tumor is removed, I may experience a decline in diabetic related issues and it is possible that the diabetes could be allieviated as well. I'm not counting on that, but you never know. The amount of medications I am currently taken coould at the very least be reduced. However, I hope to be placed back on Victoza when the time comes. The very best of luck to you

LauraS 2011-03-02 14:37:46 -0600 Report

I was on victoza when I first got diagnosed back in May 2010. I had to get off of it due to insurance issues. I'm back on now because my insurance changed again. I've been back on about 2 weeks and increased from .06 to the next dosage but had to decrease again due to some bad stomach pains. I'm going to increase again today and see how I feel. It's increase as tolerated so hopefully I'll be okay. No problems on the low dose, some weight loss, better numbers.

jlhrph 2011-03-02 12:22:53 -0600 Report

I started on Victoza 2 weeks ago. I have not had any of the side effects they warn you about—nausea, vomiting. I have had weight loss and have had to decrease my Amaryl from 4mg 2 times daily to 2mg 2 times daily. The Victoza really seems to keep my blood sugars low, in fact I have had 2 episodes of low blood sugar.