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Exenatide and Lixisenatide

Discussion in 'Diabetes Medication and Drugs' started by Skydog76, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. Skydog76

    Skydog76 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am currently very overweight and at my last visit to my Diabetic Nurse she suggested that i might try either of these drugs to help with weight loss, I've had a little look on the net but not sure about them, has anybody any experience with these i.e weight loss, hypos, side effects etc, have people had great results using either?
     
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    helga_t75 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've just had 5 weeks on Lyxumia, had horrible, life limiting headaches and nausea and it was having no effect on my bloods, so stopped and am now trying to manage my bloods with LCHF diet.

    I was on dpp4 inhibitors for 2 years which I believe made me anxious and was not effective enough for a low GI diet either.

    I read this a few weeks ago which really put the wind up me: http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/18538438.php

    Personally, I really don't want to take unproven, ineffective medication with risks of serious side effects, and at the moment I think diet is the way to go. I am clearly carbohydrate intolerent :-(
     
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    Skydog76 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Helga, one of the reasons i was unsure about them was the fact they are relatively new so there is not decades of medical history to prove they are safe, will give them a miss and struggle on with excercise and diet, surely it's got to get better
     
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    I have been on Exanatide now for some 5 years now and fortunately with no side effects other than the "stomach fullness" which is one of its benefits. Before I started In was injecting 60 units of Lantus daily and initially this halved once I started.

    In the first six months I lost just under 2.5 stone and my weight is stabilised, fluctuating by a pound or two.

    All in all my journey with Exanatide has been a good one
     
  5. Skydog76

    Skydog76 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    In September 2017 I made the decision to try one of the above meds but the specialist also suggested trying Trulicity (Dulaglutide) as it is a once a week injection, It is the best decision I have made, Since starting the weekly injections I have got my bs down to 5.6 from 9.2 and have managed to lose a whopping 8 stone with zero side effects, long may it continue
     
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