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Trulicity Injections

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by janemarie71, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. Mijas_pueblo_

    Mijas_pueblo_ Type 2 · Member

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    Snap.

    Taking first injection today.
    Very nervous to say the least. Just hoping this works, with least side effects as possible :)
    Been ploughing through sites to see what not to eat.
    Had very bad dioreah on Metformin.
    As they say. Watch this space !
     
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    BarbaraG Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the answer, Roseanne. I am only on Metformin at the moment (though been on gliclazide in the past) and the DN said more Metformin alone (which they have given me) wouldn’t cut it as my HbA1C was over 80. She didn’t want to give me anything that would make it harder to lose weight, hence trying Trulicity, which should help. Though if I could stop chowing down the carbs and go low carb again, that would help too.

    When the nausea came, was it more or less constant, or did it come and go? How long have you been on Trulicity?
     
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    toscamo Type 2 · Member

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    I've been on Trulicity since the start of this year, alongside insulin and metformin. I felt nauseous for a good couple of months but have never found it actually affects my appetite, so I haven't lost weight (however, I haven't put any on either, after a constant weight increase over the previous couple of years since I started using insulin). It's had a good effect on my blood sugars though, they almost halved within a week of the first injection.
     
  4. Mijas_pueblo_

    Mijas_pueblo_ Type 2 · Member

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    Wish I had thought of that..
    2nd day of Trulicity. Chronic Nausea/Indigestion/Wind. .
    4 days to xmas. Hope it eases, or I will be on the balcony eating my dinner
     
  5. Mijas_pueblo_

    Mijas_pueblo_ Type 2 · Member

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    Hi
    Been on Trulicity 2 days. Chronic nausea/indigestion/wind. Nightmare, hope this eases soon !!
    Only goid thing blood down to 98. Been over 200 for nearly a year. If this carries on will be eating xmas dinner on our balcony :)
     
  6. BarbaraG

    BarbaraG Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Did my first injection 45 minutes ago (ow! Hurts more than a finger prick.). A opulent of hours to bedtime, so we’ll see what develops.
     
  7. BarbaraG

    BarbaraG Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So far so good.... 14 hours and a good night’s sleep on - no side effects worth mentioning (I keep on asking myself if that is a little bit of nausea, or a little stomach pain, but if it is, it’s very mild and temporary). BG this morning of 9.8 - the first time I’ve seen single digits in months, lately I’ve typically been over 13 first thing.
     
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    A week on, and BG continues to decline slowly, no doubt helped by the reduction in appetite caused by the Trulicity, as well as my own efforts to eat better and exercise more.

    How big a difference is it making? Well, my HbA1C taken at the end of November was 83 or 86 ( can’t quite remember, I was so shocked). My Libre Freestyle gives me an estimated A1C based on the last week’s readings of 53.
     
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