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Synjardy And Ozempic Side Effects--is It Worth It?

Synjardy And Ozempic Side Effects--is It Worth It?

Hi! I just joined, because of Synjardy and Ozempic side effects. Is anyone else having trouble with one or both of them
I was diagnosed with DMII years ago but it was actually Pre-Diabetes until this year. Endocrinologist started me on Jardiance but my last A1c was higher so he switched me to Synjardy. The 1st side effect was diarrhea, but it's not all the time. I had stomach pain and nausea. Also decreased appetite--yay, right?! My 1st Ozempic shot was Wed and I've felt worse every day since.… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Is Synjardy similar to Jardiance? I am on insulin, Janumet, Jardiance and Ozempic. When I started with Metformin there were a quite a few side effects such as diahhrea. Was hard for a while to leave my house to go to work.

posted 10 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Hi WestieLuv. I have been a type 2 diabetic since 2010. Could not get my numbers under control and ended up partial insulin dependent. I am not sure what Synjardy is because I am from Canada and they may call it something else up here but Ozempic has been a life saver for me. I started it July 1st, 2020 and have lost a total of 54 lbs. I feel so much better no side effects. Maybe your doctor can adjust your dosage. Or maybe there is another medication that may be easier for you. I am sorry you are going through all this. Best of luck to you.

posted 10 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Johanne I'm sorry to hear you got so sick on the Metformin! Congratulations on changing your diet & getting off meds!! Oh no, I didn't eat the whole Blizzard! I ate maybe an inch of it. It's in the freezer, along with the 2nd one. It's been several months since I had one and will be many, many months before I get another!

posted 10 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Welcome to the group by the way, sorry for sounding so bleak, but when diagnoes my A1C was 11.9 and sugar levels ran in the 17.5 (USA 315) to 19.2 (USA 345). I am awaiting my A1C results any day now, which my A1C according to my Libre should read in the 5's now. It is possible to control diabetes with diet, but you will have to learn about Carbs counting. My daily sugar averages are in the 5.7 (USA 103) which should give me an A1C of around 5.2 % to 5.3 %, last A1C in March 2020 was still diabetic at 6.5 % and I was still on diabetic medications at the time, Covid interfered in blood testing, so my Libre helped me be able to find out what certain foods did to me.

If you wish to learn more about diabetes and what some people in here eat, in general any low Carbs diet will work, and there are quite a few out there. What work for me may not work for you and vice versa. But you will need to learn how to read nutrition labels. Ice cream was one of my weakness also and DQ summer times we went several times per week. I know how hard it is to stop eating foods we love. I also have Fibromyalgia and many other diseases such as JRA and OA, I have 18 diseases with no cure and 5 are autoimmune. Some of my diseases the diet are way apart from one another. Usually diabetes diet is nothing white, as in rice, pasta bread and potatoes and high fiber. But one of my other diseases is called Gastroparesis and that one is everything white and low fiber. So I had to do trial and error and find what worked best for me, as since my birth I am known for many GI diseases and those condition also have contrary diets, it does become complicated to lose wt indeed.

I hope you will like this group, many people here speak from experiences, we all have diabetes but are at different statges and may have other conditions overlapping. Maybe if nothing is working diet wise for you now, maybe it is time to try a different approach. I cannot eat more then 30 Carbs in 1 sitting, most time I stay between 15 to 25. I have to eat 5 to 6 times a day due to my GI issues and gastroparesis, so I eat smaller amounts more often hence the 15 to 25 Net Carbs. Net Carbs are Carbs - Fiber (Fiber does not get transformed into sugar hence deducting it from Carbs), I no longer look at sugar contents but more Net Carbs and do Carbs counting. I wt everything I eat or measure with cups and spoons. Not easy at first but it did get me off medications which were making me sick.

edited, originally posted 10 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I had problems with Metformin and doctor tried the Synjardi on me and I landed in ER severe diarrhea to the point of being dehydrated requiring 2 1 litre bags of saline over 23 hr period, but I also had heart irregularities and they thought I had a heart attack, I knew it was dehydration not my first time, but not this severe. But I am known for major gi issues since birth so may have reacted badly to Metformin because if those issues

Know that Synjardi is a combination medication, it contains both Metformin and Jardiance. If you did not do well with Jardiance alone it may be why they put you on this combination medication to see if it would help. I was then put on a SU (Diabeta pills which cause hypos so not given often to people as an alone medication for diabetes. I changed my diet and 9 months later I was able to come off all diabetic medications and control with diet alone as I have reduced mobility, it has been 15 months now on my own with diet. Medications will help lower your numbers till you diet changes come into effect and may be able to come off medication.

I just saw something in your post did you mean you ate a Large DQ Girl Scouts Thin Mint Blizzard, if so here is the nutrition label for that Blizzard

https://www.dairyqueen.com/en-us/menu/girl-scou...

As you can see there are :

Calories (kcal) 1170, Sodium (mg) 590, Fat Calories (kcal) 370, Carbohydrates (g) 177, Total Fat (g) 41, Dietary Fiber (g) 2 Saturated Fat (g) 27, Total Sugars (g) 131, Trans Fat (g) 1.5, Protein (g) 23, Cholesterol (mg) 80.

I myself cannot tolerate more then 110 Net Carbs per day, so I had to stop eating at DQ the summer I was diagnosed and never went back ever. So you DQ Blizzard came in as Carbs 177 - Fiber 2 = Net Carbs of 175. Most diabetics are told not to eat more then 130 to 150 Net Carbs per day, that Blizzard was far above your daily intake and may be why no medication will work with such a high Carbs intake, you would then get all the GI symptoms and nausea and maybe even blurred vision as your sugar levels would go extremely high. I do miss my summer DQ but could not longer eat there anymore.

posted 10 months ago
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