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Dapaglifloxin - anyone had any experience with this?

Discussion in 'Other Diabetic Medications' started by Trulee, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. Brunneria

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    Sounds to me as though (as @Indy51 says) you need medical assessment immediately.
    If you doc is not up to it, then please go to a drop in centre or Accident and Emergency, or at the very least make an urgent appointment at your surgery with another doctor - taking a urine sample in with you to save time. Your kidneys are too precious to leave an ongoing problem for a couple of months. You could try ringing the specialist's office, describing the situation, and asking for an urgent appointment, even if it is only over the phone.

    I cannot believe that the symptoms you are describing are acceptable, and there are MANY different drug combinations available to type 2 diabetics - far more than the average general practitioner uses.

    Please get a second opinion.
     
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  2. magicmoose

    magicmoose Type 2 · Active Member

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    Just commenced on this 3 days ago - this is my second time at giving it a go. I could not tolerate it last time but determined to give it another go. I was given no information on DKA from diabetic nurse or pharmacist but being a lurker on here I've read lots of interesting and helpful comments on this drug, so feel I know what signs to look out for.
     
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  3. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @magicmoose nearly all the side effects are reduced if you advoid all drinks that contain suger (including natural) and limit your carb intake. Often people find they can make the most improvements with breakfast, as breakfast cereals etc are nearly always very high carb.
     
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  4. magicmoose

    magicmoose Type 2 · Active Member

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    I tend to skip Breakfast, although I am going to try to make an effort to eat it a little later so it's more like brunch, then skip lunch which normally includes bread. I'm pretty good with drinks, I mostly drink water, tea or coffee, although have recently slipped into drinking sugary drinks - depression related. Stopping that from today. BS this morning on waking was 18.2, so am hoping to see numbers fall now I'm back on my New Year, New Start regime!
     
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  5. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Advoiding bread will greatly help, personally I often have cold sausages and/or homemade frittata. Frittatas are easy to make and will keep a for a few days in the fridge, some people freeze them, so can get one out each night for the next days lunch. Be creative on what you put in a frittata, for example cooked fish works well.

    Try measureing and recording your BG before each meal and 2 hr after you started the meal, this will show your progress and help with motivation.

    A 10 minute walk after a meal will also help greatly, and if the walk is somewhere nice it is also likely help with the depression.

    But nothing will help as much as giving up all drinks that contain suger.
     
  6. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Ditto. I'm still suffering with thrush, again; but the alternative is more insulin units, no matter which diet I follow.
    I'm too DKA aware but so far, so good. I'm on constant liquid diets so rehydrate even through bad IBS bouts. Which are not Dapagliflozin related.
    I will be stopping this drug before my bariatric operation.
     
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  7. magicmoose

    magicmoose Type 2 · Active Member

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    I love my walks, thankfully the family dog keeps me active with our daily walk in the park - also keeps me sane!
     
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    magicmoose Type 2 · Active Member

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    Yes, I feel your suffering with the thrush! Heavy carb meal for lunch, went out being New Year's Day and blood sugar was 21.9 2 hours after lunch.... Yikes! That is it. Avoiding all carbs tonight apart from some fruit to use up, plenty of water, will be interesting to see BS in morning.
     
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  9. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Personally I would advoid the fruit as well, as it will do your BG no good.
     
  10. magicmoose

    magicmoose Type 2 · Active Member

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    I don't intend to buy anymore. Actually notice I have started to feel nauseous and light headed. Unusual for me to feel unwell. Just tested BS before I head to bed 11.2 come down in an hour from 15 something.

    Depending what it is when I wake in the morning I might ditch the Metformin permanently as the side effects are really getting to me.
     
  11. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Talk to your doctor about slow release metformin as many people get less side effects with it.

    Feeling light headed when your BG is dropping quickly is normally, you will find that you body adjusts quickly. However you may need to take a little more salt.

    Are you in any meds to reduce blood pressure?
     
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  12. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    My thrush triggers even on 6s now with Dapagliflozin. I get no reprieve in fact a new med for trapped nerve (amitriptyline) has a side affect of difficulty in weeing. So I'm in for more fun. Although I've gained some movement in my arm from 4nights of medication (5 including tonight) so I'm hoping to stop Amitriptyline imminently.
    I constantly feel blocked even after a long wee. Dull aches in bowels too but could be IBS.
     
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  13. magicmoose

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    Yes, lisinopril for several years now.
     
  14. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Idealy check your BP at home, if not get your GP to check it, as the dose of lisinopril may need reducing
     
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    I was hoping to start amitriptyline recently to solve my sleep and nerve issues but was refused it for varying reasons.

    I've actually had a almost normal BS reading after my evening meal. Two hours after a nice low carb meal and 9.2 ok so still high-ish but single figures! I'm ditching the Metformin tomorrow, I know I could ask for the slow release Metformin but I want to be on less medication!
     
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    magicmoose Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thanks for that, I'll get it checked at the chemist.
     
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  17. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Remember to get a valid reading you need to be relexed and should sit for a few minutes before the reading is done. Explain to the chemist you have been fealing faint and what drugs you have recently started.
     
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  18. magicmoose

    magicmoose Type 2 · Active Member

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    Been checked, three times via pharmacy was ok but they advised to get it checked again next week.
     
  19. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The issue is thst unless your BP is a little high you may need the dose reducing. But they mostly have a mind set of trying to find people who have BP too high. So what do they mean by "OK"?
     
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  20. magicmoose

    magicmoose Type 2 · Active Member

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    I didn't really take notice of the numbers. Naughty me. I've just purchased a BP monitor from Amazon that's coming tomorrow so will start testing myself at home.
     
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