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Victoza- does it get any better?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Medication and Drugs' started by GeePei, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Diane_56

    Diane_56 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Am on ozempic just on my 4th week started with tummy troubles last night don't know if it's with this or not
     
  2. stephenharold

    stephenharold Type 2 · Member

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  3. stephenharold

    stephenharold Type 2 · Member

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    I have explored a different approach with Victoza which may help others. I am T2 for over a decade and have followed the route most others have, starting with Metformin. My journey arrived at Ozempic and then followed 5 months of
    diarrhea and incontinence and finally stopped. I was put on to Victoza, starting at 0.6 mg rising to 1.2. Not long after (couple of days) I was back to all I had wrestled with using Ozempic. My diabetes team wanted to move me on to insulin, but I did not, because Victoza has many other benefits, especially risk of cardio vascular issues. So I went back to 0.6 starting dose. NOW THE GOOD NEWS: I started at 0.6 and then increased the dose by one (1) click of the pen per week. One click = 0.06 mg The following day I had bit of abdominable gurgling which settled after about 24 hrs. I continued the journey towards 1.2. One week the gurgling was more pronounced and lasted a bit longer, so I stayed on that dose for 2 weeks, then returned to one click per week and after 12 weeks I reached 1.2 WITH NO SIDE EFFECTS. I know everyone is different and I was told that what I had done was very unconventional, but hey - it worked and is still working. So I hope I may have stumbled onto an approach that might well work for other people. I should also mention that I have an extreme form of IBS which makes this class of drugs difficult to tolerate, but this gently, gently approach managed to creep past the IBS with no reaction. I hope this might work for you, it`s definitely worth trying. Good luck.

    Apologies if I have sent this to twice.
     
  4. Demi's GEE

    Demi's GEE Type 2 · Newbie

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    Thanks because I am struggling with Ozempic and Victoza vomit and diarrhea real bad
     
  5. Demi's GEE

    Demi's GEE Type 2 · Newbie

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    Diane, me too and I am wondering the same thing. Should I stop it or not
     
  6. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Hi there Demi GEE, I'm so sorry you are having such issues.

    Nobody here can sy whether you should stop any of your medications. This is a conversation you need to have with whoever helps you with your diabetes - Doc or Nurse.
     
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