Patients Diabetes (Type 2)
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Posted on 3/23/20 6:30 PM
Hello, my doctor mentioned Ozempic to me at my last appointment in passing but didn't really go into detail about it. I'm curious about it, apparently it exists in pill form? If I could stop doing injections or at least cut down to once a week that would be fabulous!
Does anyone know anything about it? Are any of you on it? Have you had any side effects?
Thanks so much!
Beginning of the discussion - 3/24/20Ozempic - experiences? side effects? opinions? https://www.carenity.us/forum/diabetes-type-2/your-opinion-on-type-2-diabetes-treatments/ozempic-experiences-side-effects-opinions-1697
Posted on 3/24/20 5:49 PM
@oklahomagirl I wouldn't use this as I'm happy with my pump, but I'm interested to hear what others think about it
Posted on 3/26/20 10:24 PM
@oklahomagirl @diabeticsurv I'm doing 1 mg of Ozempic. One injection a week. I started 3 months ago at 0.25 mg the 1st month and 0.5 the 2nd and now 1 mg today so that I'd get used to it. When I was at 0.25 mg I didn't see any improvement in my blood sugar levels. I didn't start seeing an improvement until 0.5. I haven't had any unpleasant side effects, but I've lost around 15 pounds. Hope that helps you.
Posted on 4/2/20 5:07 PM
@nomorenomore That's awesome to hear you are having such a great experience. I'm new to the T2 game. In addition to Metformin and Jardiance, Ozempic was added a few months back. It does work well to keep my spikes down but the side effects for me have been really rough. I am on 0.5 and have not been able to make it to the 1mg mark yet. Every time I try, I have major intestinal issues for days.
Posted on 4/2/20 7:09 PM
@jamieh Hey jamie, that stinks you've been have a rough time with it! Oh year, I had similar problems with metformin. That's so funny how we all react differently to different things.