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Review by Sneakers57 (taken for less than 1 month):
Victoza (liraglutide) for Diabetes, Type 2: Had a rough start but have adjusted well. Very little appetite & way less snacking. Absolutely cannot have anything carbonated or I am tossing toenails. I do miss my Diet Coke but it's a small price. Down 8 pounds too!
Victoza (liraglutide) for Diabetes, Type 2: Started Victoza about one and half years ago. Had no issues until I increased to 1.8 mg. Horrible stomach pains and gas. Achy legs, headaches etc. As of today doctor has taken me off of it. Never lost any weight , but also didn't gain any.
Victoza (liraglutide) for Diabetes, Type 2: I started Victoza about 5 weeks ago. Now I have seen about 20 lbs come off and moved the belt notch from the middle notch to the last position (and will need a new belt soon). Nausea has only happened about 3-4 times and was mild to moderate. Blood glucose level has settled from 170 to 130 over the last 2 weeks. Eating behaviors have changed dramatically. Most meals are 4-5 bites and I push the plate away being fully satisfied. It has been quite a shock learning how to eat more wisely and that I can "push the plate away" instead of feeling compelled to finish everything on the plate (Yes, I raised 4 kids). I am hoping to lose about another 35-40 lbs.
Review by ArtVandelay3454 (taken for 1 to 6 months):
Victoza (liraglutide) for Diabetes, Type 2: I was put on Victoza as a stand alone med by my endo for type 2 diabetes and weight loss. I am about 200 pounds overweight and she felt like this would finally help me get started with the weight loss. Third week I had lost 8 pounds and sugars were great but got sick as a dog after eating certain foods. We are talking projectile vomiting and serious cramping that almost sent me to the ER several times. I think the idea behind this medicine is a good one, but for some people, like me, the delayed gastric emptying is going to cause to many problems to reap the long term benefits. What a bummer.
Victoza (liraglutide) for Diabetes, Type 2: My A1c started creeping up to 7.8 from 6.6 a year ago. My blood sugars were not dropping below 200 in the mornings. I must admit that I was not watching my carbs very well. I went to my endo and she said that I needed to lose weight and watch my carbs. She also said that from the minute I got diabetes, my pancreas began to die. Shocking. She put me on Vicotoza and gave me same sample pens. I started on .6mg for the first week. I had horrible stomach aches, especially at night. I felt bloated as if I had eaten a big meal. I didn't know that it would cause this discomfort; would have been nice if she would have told me. I took antiacids but it didn't help.I increased to 1.2 the second week with symptoms, back to .6. Will see what happens.
Victoza (liraglutide) for Diabetes, Type 2: I did lose a few pounds when I started Victoza. after about 4 months of being on it, my bloodwork for my kidneys is screwed up. Stopped taking Ibuprofen and increased my water intake and 2 weeks later my bloodwork is still screwed up. Dr. wants me to stop taking the Metformin. I think it is the Victoza screwing up my kidneys
Victoza (liraglutide) for Diabetes, Type 2: Started Victoza 10 days ago .6 for 7 days and now up to 1.2 Lost 13 pounds in 3 days so far since going to 1.2 .No side effects. Take it with 4 metformin a day.Only feel a little dehdrated so i watch water intake. Hope results keep going
Review by Shadysider (taken for less than 1 month):
Victoza (liraglutide) for Diabetes, Type 2: I have had trouble getting my blood sugar below 200. My A1C went from 6.8 to 7.2. Last Friday my Endo added Victoza in addition to the Metformin I've been taking the last couple of years. The Victoza is an easy injection with a very tiny needle -- hardly noticeable at all. My blood sugar has dropped to a more normal range. I barely have an appetite at all. The only complaint I have is the terrible nausea I've had since Day 1. I am hoping it goes away soon since I am already seeing benefits from taking this medicine.
Victoza (liraglutide) for Diabetes, Type 2: After a week, 18 pounds gone, inflammation and water I am sure mostly. However, I am NOT eating everything I see, I am not continuously hungry in as along as I can remember.
Importantly, can move again. See the physican in five days, see how I am doing.
Review by Shadogey772 (taken for less than 1 month):
Victoza (liraglutide) for Diabetes, Type 2: The first three days on Victoza I had no problems. Day four brought the sulfur belches, dry heaving, diarrhea and dizziness. I was so dehydrated I needed to go the ER and this was on the lowest dose. My DEC said it would be a great thing for me and the side effects were minimal. Not so for me. Decided to give this up and stick with the Metformin and Glipizide. I will also be going back to Weight Watchers and start exercising.
Victoza (liraglutide) for Diabetes, Type 2: Victoza is a life saver. My blood sugar had been around 400 for over a year. I had one foot in the grave. My doctor started me on Victoza with very minor side effect. We saw a big change in less than a month. My blood sugar has dropped to 150. Not only do I feel great. I have lost weight. Everybody has noticed the different. The only bad thing I can say about Victoza is the price.
17 users found this comment helpful.
Victoza (liraglutide) for Diabetes, Type 2: When I first started Victoria I got very sick. I waited a week and tried it again. This time I made sure I had very light food. I had bought some pudding and jello (sugar free). I also had some ginger ale on hand because that settles my stomach. Started with the .6 and had nausea for the first 4 days. Then felt fine. Then went to the 1.2 again nausea for 4 days. Now I am doing the 1.8. I have lost 13 lbs in 6 weeks and I feel great. I also have been drinking a lot of water to help with the constipation. Thank-you Victoza.
19 users found this comment helpful.
Victoza (liraglutide) for Obesity: I was told I had to lose 44lbs in 3 months so I could have IVF. I've been using Victoza for 3.5 weeks and I've lost 14lbs. Took 0.6 for the first 2 days and been on 1.2 ever since. I had some nausea and lethargy for the first 4 days, but after that I felt great. I've been working out about 5 - 6 days per week and feeling strong.
I wanted to ask whether Victoza side-effects get a "second wind" after a while, because today I feel terrible. I had a rather fatty meal yesterday for lunch, but a small portion. Felt ill almost instantly and have been feeling headachy, queasy and "fuzzy" all day today. I also think I might have a fever.
I am very healthy otherwise, so I don't think it can be anything but Victoza. I have ZERO appetite today.
16 users found this comment helpful.
Victoza (liraglutide) for Diabetes, Type 2: I was told I was a diabetic 2 years ago and could not lose any weight or get my HA1C down until Victoza.Now I've loss 51 lbs in 5 months. My HbA1C went from 13.1 to 6.9 and blood sugar levels went from 285 to 115 on an average. I changed my eating habits and watch just what I ate, which I couldn't control before. I had no side effects at all. Victoza has really helped me. I'm on metformin too but hoping one day I'll be able to get off of it.
28 users found this comment helpful.
Victoza (liraglutide) for Diabetes, Type 2: I'm a 70 yrs old male and have type II diabetes. Tried Metformin alone and Jentadueto, but sugar level still a little too high. Dropped Jentadueto, but staying on 1000mg Metformin. Also started Victoza 4 weeks ago (.6 mg 1st week, 1.2 mg 2nd week, and 1.8mg since). No side effects whatsoever for me. Appetite down some and I've lost 11 pounds (down to 200 lbs and stable). BMI just under 25. Morning sugar level down to 103. I feel great. Victoza also has discount coupon available on their website. I recommend this for those where other treatments for type II do not work well.
19 users found this comment helpful.
Victoza (liraglutide) for Obesity: I'm very tall and very overweight. Six months on a controlled diet and exercise program yielded no results. My doctor put me on Victoza, suspecting some sort of metabolism issue (fasting blood sugar was a constant 101 for several years). Starting dose of 0.6 gave me a 20 minute headache each morning and left me lethargic. It got better in a week, upped to 1.2, same thing started. 20 minute headache, no energy. Again, it got better each day. Hit maintenance level of 1.8 and the weight began pouring off me at roughly a pound a day! A very effective appetite suppressant and my fasting blood sugar averages 91 now.
42 users found this comment helpful.
Victoza (liraglutide) for Obesity: I am in a clinical research study. I began this in July 2011. At first I lost a lot of weight quickly (about 15 lbs in 2 months). I lost 21lbs altogether. My appetite was nil and my blood pressure went down! But after about a year, the appetite is back in full swing and blood pressure is going back up. Have also gained 10 pounds back. Also still pre-diabetic. I guess after a while it stops working. I have 1 more year to go in the study.
30 users found this comment helpful.
Victoza (liraglutide) for Diabetes, Type 2: Started Victoza four months ago after trying Actos, Januvia, Glipizide and Metformin.
AIC was 9.5 After three months on Victoza AIC down to 7.7. Better but not as good as expected. It seemed like Victoza stopped working after the first month. I used to leave the pen at room temperature after starting it. I started keeping the pens refrigerated at all times , and immediately noticed Victoza was working great again.
I was concerned that the cold would cause pain on injection, But this was not the case. No extra pain at all. I know they say you can leave the pen at room temperature once you start using it, but for me I noticed a HUGE improvement by keeping it refrigerated. I can only speak for myself, but that works for me.
59 users found this comment helpful.
Victoza (liraglutide) for Diabetes, Type 2: I've been taking Victoza for 2 months, up to full dose. Side effects, gas and sulphur burps and acid reflux. What I have realized is that this medicine actually makes your stomach empty slower into the smaller intestine. Imagine you have a chemically induced lap-band. You cannot eat what you were use to, your stomach is half full to begin with. So with alot of trial and error you will figure out the eating habits to prevent the reflux and such. I am planning on eliminating dinner, just a nestle' Boost and maybe cheese and grapes later but want to do just the boost. So I hope major weight loss comes soon. I will let you know.
31 users found this comment helpful.
Victoza (liraglutide) for Diabetes, Type 2: My injections are done in the morning and before I take Victoza my sugar is at 102. It was getting out of control with Amaryl and Metformin only. This has been the "answer" for me. I have had a little bruising from injections but that is the only side effect.
10 users found this comment helpful.
Victoza (liraglutide) for Diabetes, Type 2: I'm a truck driver. My doctor said it would be good for me because of the way truck drivers eat. She was right, I have been on it for 4 weeks and I have lost 18 lb. It really works, I have had no side effects.
19 users found this comment helpful.
Victoza (liraglutide) for Diabetes, Type 2: Have lost 53 lbs since 9-12. Now having bad stomach cramps hope it is not the Victoza. Will find out Monday. Still have some nausea and vomit occasionally, but is my own fault for eating too much. I drink only water with meals to avoid filling up with the gas from sodas. Take 1.8. It works for me. Am also a Type 2 and take 1000mg metformin each day.
28 users found this comment helpful.
Victoza (liraglutide) for Diabetes, Type 2: I have been a Type 2 diabetic for 10 yrs. Have tried different medications but have never really controlled my sugar levels. My AIC was 8.5 3 months ago and the Dr. said might have to be put me on insulin if I didn't get it controlled. Went to a new Dr. (endocrinologist) and she put me on Victoza. I have only been on it for 10 days. I have experienced some weight loss (4lbs the first 5 days) some of the side effects are nausea, loss of appetite, weakness in my legs, slight headache, light stomach cramps and the eggy burps with indigestion. I didn't start having the eggy burps and indigestion until I increased my dosage to 1.2. So I went back to the 0.6 for a couple of more days and it went away. I have increased the dosage back to 1.2.
25 users found this comment helpful.
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