I have been on Ozempic for a year. Started with 0.25mg and moved up to 1 in a year. I have lost 40 lbs within that year. Since moving up to 1mg I have stopped losing weight and have been hungrier than usual. Anyone have that happen? I am with seeing if so should taper down?
Ozempic - Weight loss stopped anyone have that happen to them?
Question posted by sballardz6 on 4 March 2021
Last updated on 12 February 2023 by policeproperty
I didn’t want it for the weight loss. I was more concerned about my diabetes as it was a shock when I went the emergency room for stomach pain to find that I had a blood sugar of 1200 & was diagnosed diabetic! That was 4 years ago this month. I started Ozempic in October of 2021. I am thrilled with my results my A1C has gone from 17 to 5.1 of last week! I’m eating healthier & I’m off of all of my insulins. I haven’t had any since I started Ozempic. I’m taking .5 right now. My doctor & I are talking about lowering it down to .25 if this continues for 2 more months.
May I ask what will happened when you stop taking Ozempic ? Hunger and kg will return ?
I’ve experienced the same thing except I started gaining my weight back a year after starting ozempic and now as we speak my sugars levels are rising above 150 and it’s usually between 75-90 all the time. So the drug is completely wearing off for me all together. I’m going to try trulicity once I finish the rest of my meds.
I used 0.50 for 2 months now and never lost any weight at all.
Yes I have been on it for about a year lost 60lbs and stopped losing. I should say the appetite suppressant changed wasn't nearly as strong. I am afraid to get on the scales.
I lost 14lb over a period of about 3 to 4 months, I had been on 0.25 mg for about 6-weeks and then on 0.5 mg increasing to 1 mg last week. My weight loss stopped about two weeks prior to starting the 1 MG dose and I began to feel an excessive hunger. My hba1c has reduced from 59 to 49, the lowest since I was diagnosed 5 years ago with type 2 diabetes.
I'm a Type 1 diabetic, so my reaction to Ozempic could be different from someone with Type 2, but when I first started taking Ozempic, I lost nearly 13 pounds, and my A1C went from 9 to 6.6, the best it's been since I was first diagnosed at 12. Then I noticed the Ozempic abruptly stopped working. I had mainly taken it to improve my insulin resistance, and it seems as though I'm more insulin resistant than I was before starting the Ozempic. My blood sugars averaged about 110 and then suddenly ballooned up to averages of about 220. I hadn't made any changes to my basal, bolus, or habits. I stopped taking it because I've seen people say their insulin resistance actually got worse after taking Ozempic. I hope this perspective helps and that more research can be done on the effects of Ozempic on both Type 1s and Type 2s!
Yes… I’m experiencing the same thing. I’ve been on Ozempic for about 4 months. I’ve lost 25 lbs. I took the typical 0.25 dose for about 3 weeks. Then, began the 0.5, where I’ve remained. 2 weeks ago, I noticed the appetite suppressant effect was considerably less. Was hoping this was just an oddity and with the next weeks injection, appetite suppression effects would return. This hasn’t happened . So now, I’m 2 lbs up and very concerned . Looking for answers , but haven’t found any.
I lost about 7kgs (15-16 pounds) in about 4 months, whilst on the 0.5 ml dose, mainly due to loss of appetite and nausea. I have been stable since, (3 months) my a1c down from original 9.2 to 6.6. My appetite has returned to normal, almost no nausea, weight stable. My endocrinologist suggested to go back to 0.25 dose, see what happens in 3 months
I found that my weight loss stopped after 6 months. I did lose twenty pounds with ozempic.
I lost about 25 lbs. then stopped.
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