1 Nov 2012
YES!!! I had 5 injections starting over 7 weeks ago (I quit Bydureon last week and saw the doctor). Even the 1st one is still there. They all are big lumps, and don't seem to be going away. They itch and at least the pain is stopped. I was told the manufacturer is presently leaving it to the physicians... I got two opinions. They both agree it's working, but one thinks I should continue and see if they start to go away, the other suggested they'd go to Victoza or Byetta if the lumps were on them and they were experiencing the discomforts I have expressed. I opted for the once-a-day Victoza... pending my insurance company's response... and then a few days later got a call from my doc... he has seen several patients with the "larger than expected bumps" and related itching, etc. and asked me if I had the lot number of the last prescript I got.
He also seemed to think I may be correct in wondering about the polymer that the medicine is mixed and injected with could be the culprit... but he wants to be sure it's just not a particular lot as a precaution. After all, it did seem to work. Although, after week 5 I had 3 "events" three nights in a row... the first one I had just measured my blood sugar to be 225. 1/2 hour later, after making my daughter a grilled cheese, I felt weak, broke sweat, had to sit... measured it to be 74. A sugar fix - corrected the situation in about 1/2 hour. The next night I was prepared with nearby coke and hard candy, so I nipped it before it really hit... the third night I was busy working and ignored it for the first 10 minutes, but then it hit so hard I couldn't get out of my chair. Saved again by my daughter, but not before I spent some time worshiping the porcelain disposal unit. After a bit of that, and a forced coke... I began to slowly improve. This was before I got off the Bydureon. I tried cutting back on one of my other diabetes meds (Glipizide) which my doc concurred on. This helped with the nausea, as well as cutting back portions to 1/2... for about two days before I spoke to the doc (as described above) and got off Bydureon completely. We're waiting a few weeks to start Victoza, so the Bydureon has time to clear my system. I've felt better since getting off the Bydureon... now I'm just concerned about the lumps. Good luck and God Bless!
24 Feb 2013
When I first started taking the shots I got lumps.I give on my stomach for some reason 3 to 4 inches on each side of my navel. I havnt had anymore lumps and injection goes in very well. If you have stretch marks don't give near that area. I did have itching really bad for a month and now I don't ever itch.
27 May 2013
Yes, I do get lumps each time. I have a feeling that when you inject it the medicine sits in the lumps. Also, I've read somewhere that they go away after 6 weeks. I tested this myself and this has proven to be true. They do disappear after 6 weeks but that is each one. For me it is worth it because my A1C has really lowered.
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4 answers • 22 Jun 2012
The site of the injection has nodules that will not go away. Will the nodules disappear? How long should it take?
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