I have been on Lantus for three weeks and have gained 7 lbs. I started on 45 units, then went to 55 units and I am now on 60 units once a day. I take Lantus with Glipizide, which I take 10 Mg twice a day. My sugars remain around 150 in the morning and by 3pm they are in the low to mid 200s.
21 Jun 2011
Hi, a lot of people have reported weight gain since being on lantus. I have copied and pasted one users statement;
I started on Lantus about 3 months ago. In about 2 months I went from 143 to 175 lbs. I also developed a severe pain in the joint of one of my fingers on my right hand and in my right elbow - to the extent I couldn't use it at all - I couldn't even pick up my car keys or a glass with that arm.
Has anyone else had side effects like this or other bad effects from Lantus.
When I asked my doctor if I could try something else he told me I would have to resign myself to being heavier and that he wanted to keep me on the Lantus.
I went off of the Lantus abt 3 weeks ago and I've lost 7 lbs and my elbow/finger pain is almost completely gone.
Sorry if that isn't what you want to hear, but know that you're not alone. You could try asking your doctor if there is an alternative you can try??
20 Oct 2015
I recently started Lantus about 3 weeks ago and have gained 10 lbs. I am immediately stopping this insulin and will continue to take the Metformin and calling my doctor about making an insulin change. I understand that glucose control is important but the weight gain is working against what I am trying to do which is weight control thru exercise and changing diet. The extra weight is making a bad situation even worse, and like one of the previous writers I have noticed that my neuropathy was worse since taking Lantus.
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