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Increased Byetta Side Effects

Discussion in 'Incretin Mimetics' started by veracityau, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. veracityau

    veracityau Type 2 · Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm a longtime lurker and infrequent poster.

    I've been on Byetta 10mg combined with 2 x metformin twice a day for over 12 months, with only minimal side effects at the beginning which then settled down.

    For the last month or so, though I've had little appetite after injecting and have been feeling intensely nauseated after eating, mostly at nights - but now during the day, too.

    I don't want to come off the medication as it does a good job of managing my blood sugars, but this resurgence of side effects after no issues has me a little concerned.

    I've tried tweaking the amount of time between injecting, eating, the timing of the meals, etc. The meals I am able to eat are small and sensible, but I am having to avoid spices, all garlic and sauces - which is very limiting.

    On the odd occasion I've forgotten to inject, I'm able to eat normally.

    Are there any further suggestions on how to manage this?

  2. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Can you greatly reduce the carbs in your meals, then you may find that your BG is controled without the Byetta.

    Otherwise ask your GP if a SGLT2 Inhibitor is an opiton for you instread of Byetta, but you must drink a lot of water with SGLT2 Inhibitors.
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