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12/5/13 12:48 P

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I just started Victoza today.
I am prone to Nausea and dizziness even without any medications, so I wasn't surprised when I went on Metformin and had side effects, but it got better. I am guessing that the same thing could happen with Victoza.
Since my A1C jumped from 6.6 to 7.7 since August, we needed to do something new. I had good numbers consistently for over a year before that. Unfortunately when you have a progressive disease, you can't just stay with one treatment forever.
Since I'm normally always hungry, I'm hopeful that the "feeling of fullness" effect will be good for me.
Good luck.

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11/23/13 8:37 P

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all these meds I mentioned Do concern me. I do not want cancer on top of diabetes.

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11/23/13 4:18 P

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My Endocrinologist started me on Victoza two weeks ago. i was nauseated the first few days. For me, the nausea isn't so bad if I take it an hour after breakfast. And if I overeat, then I experience stomach upset. For the nausea I do the same thing I did when I was pregnant and vomited for 9 months, I eat NIlla Wafers (saltines didn't work). Plus drinking more water, which I'm hoping will cut down on the nausea. I'm hoping to be off this in 6 months.

i have already lost 2 lbs and my FBS is down about 50, from the low 300's to the mid 200's.

I realize that one of the side effects is Thyroid Cancer but that is not a concern for me as I had Thyroid Cancer and my Thyroid was removed. Though I might have to worry about it affecting my Thyroid Nodules. Have to ask my Endocrinologist about that.


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4/18/13 3:29 P

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try insulinas it is produced in the body already talk tp your doc about it it is the cat's meow for sure and now that it comes in pens that you can carry around for 30 days without refridgeration it's so easy
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Not good victosa, actos and advandia all bad news. Who needs extra toruble?

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3/20/13 3:58 P

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My endocrinologist suggested I try Victosa and I was also concerned about the thyroid cancer part of it. Whether in mice or humans the word "cancer" scares me away from trying anything new. I would rather not be writing down phone numbers displayed by a lawyer advertising on TV because "I've been hurt by some medication". I would rather let somebody else be the guinea pig for research by the pharmacutical companies. Sounds terrible I know but I have enough going on. I'll wait for the results.



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3/13/13 5:19 P

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I discussed this with my Endocronlogist and that study was in mice ONLY. They NEVER did a study in people. When I read that side effect, I was concerned at first.

I feel like everything has a downside.

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3/12/13 11:32 P

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A study said it causes thyroid cancer.

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3/12/13 7:27 P

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I'vew been using Victoza for about 6 months now and am happy to report, I have neer been sick. I started with the lowest dose of .6 and I plan so that I eat breakfast within 30 minutes after I give myself the injection. I am now at the highest dosage of 1.8 units every morning. It makes a huge difference with my blood sugars. They continue to be lower.

I wish I could help those of you that get sick. I guess it isn't for all of us. emoticon

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2/5/13 6:06 P

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Yes I was sick all day and it never did go away

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1/25/13 9:44 P

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I take Victoza too. I had some nausea when I first started taking it, but it passed after a week or so. I'm now taking 1.8 units daily. We'll see if it works well, I've only been on it 2-3 months.

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1/18/13 1:38 P

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I take Victoza. My endocrinologist had me take half doses for a week to make sure I could tolerate it. Then I went to full dose, which in my case, is 1.2. I had no nausea at all to speak of. It does help you have a full feeling when eating. Of course, one can push past that full feeling; so you need to continue to be diligent. But, bottom line, it does make losing weight easier. Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.



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1/8/13 1:48 P

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I don't know about this drug either.But all the advice is good. Also you can put it in online ,and find out things. My daughter does it all the time. You should of got a paper with it from drug store, they can print out a sheet of the side effects for you. If you have them for a long time, call your doctor. All drugs can make you sick, some make you gain weight have diarrhea or be constipated ,but if it last more then a couple of weeks I would call doctor.

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I looked up the side affects.Nausea for two weeks.,lower a1cand you take less insulin.But the disturbing thought is it gave rats in a study thyroid cancer.I would try something else personally, if i was you.

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Hi, emoticon
Just joining in with Mary and Miller's advice...Call your Pharmacist, I have found them to be the most reliable on honest drug reactions.
They are usually much more up to date, and unbiased of drug reactions, and interaction with anything else you may be taking.

And I Welcome you to the Team also!

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1/3/13 5:41 P

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Hi and welcome! I'm sorry, but I'm afraid I don't know anything about Victosa, either. I agree with the lady mary - I have found my local pharmacist to be very helpful in answering questions for me about various medications, and of course the doctor would know. You might also find some trusted sources online that would provide information (I usually use the Mayo Clinic's website, as I feel I can trust it.)

I just thought of something else - I don't know what kind of symptoms you're having, but when my husband first started using Metformin, he had horrible diarrhea, until he started taking it along with food. If you're having symptoms like that, you could check to see if you could take Victosa with food - it might help.

Good luck!

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No, I don't even know what it is (oral or injectable????)
Hope someone has an answer for you....

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not myself but i'm sure others have and will respond i do wish to welcome you to the team for sure and know we are here 24/7..you might speak with your pharmacist about your symptoms and the doc should know also..i don't know about the rules for that but for other diabetes drugs some upset tummy is generally present but is limited to a few days or so
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TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


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1/3/13 4:26 P

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Anybody use Victosa? Did it make you sick?

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