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Type 2 Forxiga (dapagliflozin)

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by RevKJ, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. chalup

    chalup Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been on forxiga 10 mg for 3 months now. No thrush, no UTI's, no problems except a mild headache the first few days. Blood sugars are much better. I have also been low carb the whole time.
     
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    Oldvatr Other · Well-Known Member

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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I cut those things out decades ago but still have high bgs without insulin. Anything I eat or don't eat increases my bgs. Even lchf by evening.
    I don't like cake now, it doesn't like me either. Carbs give me indigestion, especially on metformin.
    I'm in a right pickle!
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    chocoholicnomore Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm still taking canagliflozin. I take it every second day as suggested by another member on here. At the first sign of thrush I stop taking it for a few days and then go back to every second day. Seems to be working ok for me by doing it this way, although the weight loss side effect has unfortunately disappeared!

    Sent from my D2403 using Diabetes.co.uk Forum mobile app
     
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  6. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Other · Well-Known Member

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    Reports state it can happen with bgl of 10 or above. There is a thread entry showing a lower value* that led to A&E admission.

    EDIT:* poster reported levels of 3 to 4 when in A&E with DKA
     
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  7. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Wow. Not good.
    Specialist was happy to stop it without any hesitation. I'd had numb leg, foot and toes on one leg, then on second attempt I had a blockage, which I released with sugar free candy rock.
    I thought I had neuropathy at first. Sciatica was diagnosed but it took months to clear off. Still have numb toes if sugars are high.
    Diabetic nurse assured me not neuropathy and feet check confirmed.
    Not a great side affect thrush either. Mine was horrific, lasting a week after stopping tablet.
    I wouldnt advise anyone to take this tablet.
    It was a shame as bgs were very good on it!
     
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  8. sud5nala

    sud5nala · Well-Known Member

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    Maybe insulin is the healthiest option. I don't mean to advocate it especially, but personally, I would choose the nuisance of the needles to taking two medications, one of them prescribed to counteract how the other is causing chronic infection.
     
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