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Side Effects Of Victoza Pen

Side Effects Of Victoza Pen

Hi guys. I was wondering if any of you that take Victoza pen for type 2 have side effects if so what are they. I have suffered sore throat sinus trouble cold and flu symptoms since October I blamed flu jab which I got in October but it can't be that after all this time it must be the Victoza. Any help appreciated thank you

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Ik gebruik nu 2 jaar Victoza en ik ben 23 kilo afgevallen maar moet wel opletten wat ik eet in het begin heb je helemaal geen honger en vergeet je wel eens te eten nu is dat anders maar eet nog… read more

posted almost 5 years ago

Does Type 2 Increase Your Risk Of Developing Pancreatic Cancer?

Does Type 2 Increase Your Risk Of Developing Pancreatic Cancer?

I saw an ad from the Canadian Cancer Society reminding people who have stayed mostly cooped up for the past 2 years to get into their Doctors and get a check-up.

During the pandemic the diagnosed rates of Cancer dropped to historic lows. Not because people weren't getting it but rather because they were not getting checked and ultimately diagnosed so the worry is some will be later stage when it is caught and their odds of a decent outcome may be lost.

Anyhow, they noted that in 2022 they… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

@A DiabetesTeam Member,that a great target.Am in favour of getting off as many meds as possible.

posted about 2 months ago

I Just Recently Started The Victoza Injection. Can Anyone Shar Their Experience With Using This?

I Just Recently Started The Victoza Injection. Can Anyone Shar Their Experience With Using This?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I took victoza for a while it made me vomit at first loss of taste even water tasted bad and coffee still does not taste good anymore but after a while I started eating and drinking everything was ok… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

What Kind Of Medication Is Everyone Taking ?

What Kind Of Medication Is Everyone Taking ?

I've been on so many diabetic medications . Nothing is truly working for me
Metformin - did nothing for A1C
Jauamet - gave me low blood sugar too low
Victoza - I loved it but ended in emergency for the pain I was experiencing.
Now I'm on Jardiance I'm not liking it

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Google diabetic pills or medications, you’ll see a list of them

posted over 2 years ago

Victoza

Victoza

I have gained 25 plus pounds since start of Victoza in November of 2017. Plus my menstral cycle stopped. Anyone else have these side effects?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Most do yes.

posted almost 4 years ago

Does Anyone Else Bruise Or Bleen At Their Injection Site?

Does Anyone Else Bruise Or Bleen At Their Injection Site?

I find that I am bruising at my injection sites on my hips and stomach. I'm wondering if anyone else has this problem. I spoke to my diabetes nurse about this and they said that it was abnormal and that most people don't bruise or bleed. There was no explanation to this.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I also get bruised on my stomach and thighs and arms and I do sometimes bleed but not that often. I've always thought that waas normal.

posted about 2 months ago

If I Needed Mealtime Meds Today What Would I Personally Choose?

If I Needed Mealtime Meds Today What Would I Personally Choose?

I currently don’t need or take and diabetes meds so I have the luxury, at least for the moment to consider what I will do, or ask for or ask about when that time comes.

I “expect” that one day I will need the help. I will no longer, despite my best efforts, will be able to do it on my own
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I will NOT see that as some failure on my part. I will not resist. In fact it is quite likely that I will ask about starting medication long before the Doc suggests it - control is more important then pride.

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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I take glimepiride &20 units of insulin in the morning. Before breakfast, I check my glucose level on my meter. I remember when the level of glucose was checked with a urine sample and a test strip.

posted 5 months ago

I'm Going From Victoza To Bydureon, Any Advice?

I'm Going From Victoza To Bydureon, Any Advice?

My insurance has decided to make Victoza non-formulary so I'm having to switch to Bydureon. Is anyone using this? I've only been on Victoza for 5 mos and was doing pretty good with it, tho my morning nos have increased slightly. I've been able to decrease Lantus to just 6 units at bedtime and eliminate Novalog altogether. Did not lose any weight but still liked this med. I wish ns companies would not mess with what meds peoe can take.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I adapted to bydureon very well, maybe because I'd been using Victoza for 4 months. I found I had less side effects, no more nasty belchies, much less gas. I was about 2 weeks in before things… read more

posted almost 5 years ago

Is There An Advantage To Trying To Wean Off Medication And Treat With Diet/exercise Alone?

Is There An Advantage To Trying To Wean Off Medication And Treat With Diet/exercise Alone?

Valid question and one that in particular the newly diagnosed may ask.

There can be a few reasons why a Type 2 would want to treat "without meds".

Perhaps it's the feeling to taking control of their own destiny, or just utter hate of Big Pharma (or little pharma); worries about side effects for meds, whatever.

But if you are even considering going down the path to "sans medication" you should really be aware of what you are proposing that you are going to get into.

Control of your blood… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

@A DiabetesTeam Member Victoza was the second one of that drug class that hit the market (back in 2010) so it certainly is "likely" that Ozempic, which came on the market almost 8 years later comes… read more

posted 4 months ago