I mean how long does it take to notice a loss in appetite?
I learned that "The FDA says people should be checked after using it for 16 weeks to see if it's working. If a patient hasn’t lost at least 4% body weight, they should stop the drug". I found this information on it's website. This drug is not like phentermine where you take and you appetite is gone. This is more long term effect like contrave. Good luck to you.
Hi, just wondering if you are still on Saxenda and if so how you are doing now, since this post is dated for January?? I started a week ago today and I have lost 10 lbs so far and my appetite has dropped considerably only on the .6 dosage, I am supposed to go up tomorrow and am a bit nervous. The side effects aren't so bad that I can't handle them but the fatigue is pretty bad at the moment and I worry that the fatigue will worsen tomorrow when I go up on my dosage. I do like that it is making me make better eating choices, I could not seem to do it on my own but it lets me know if I am eating too much starchy foods or high sugar foods. The only thing I feel I have to worry about is the fatigue. I had some serious issues with burping and gas at the beginning but after reading other posts I tried Prilosec shortly after taking my shot and it took that away. But I would love to know your status.
It worked for me. I didn't need to lose too much weight only 23 lbs. It took me 5 months to do it but you cannot keep stay sedentary and eating what you please. More activity and smaller portions will get you there.
I have been taking saxenda for 5 weeks and I have lost 12 pounds. My appetite decreased to almost nothing when I was on the 1.2 dose... I just increased to 3.0, so I am anxious to see how I do
Hi there. Where did you get saxenda prescribed my dr won’t do it. Even as a private prescription
My doctor would prescribe either (no idea why) so I just googled Saxenda Doctors near me and picked the one with best reviews. I came home with a one month sample and an RX for another month. No brain damage.
Good question. I just started today first dose 0.6 have tried all other meds and even had gastric bypass X3 and RNY X1 almost last hope for me. Only took first dose 3 hours ago. No side affects yet. I heard nausea was most common but nothing. Can’t find literature on when you start noticing affects. A day , a week. Do you have to wait for levels to build up. Fingers crossed. Skeptical also can’t go to gym or exercise. Have kidney disease and iron deficiency anemia that prohibits. Ugh.
I’ve been on Saxenda for 1 week and 3 days. I’ve been nauseas since starting it. I started taking the injection in the mornings but was so tired a few hours later so I now inject it at night. The fatigue is better but the nausea isn’t. I haven’t lost any weight yet though :(
I started my 5 month supply of the injections on saturday. Anybody know how soon you start feeling side effects from the Saxenda? Nausea is a major issue for me. Right now I get sick no matter if I'm showering, out doing errands etc. But I also have liver disease which causes nausea as well so it doubles for me as far as side effects go. I notice though after a few bites I have to stop eating.
I am also curious if this drug takes time to build up in your system, I started 5 days ago and have yet to notice a change in appetite or side effects. I will say, if you have not yet signed up for the patient assistance program, you should. Even if you don't use the pharmacy card, you get 16 weeks of NOOM for weightloss medication, free. Great app for Cognitive behavorial based weightloss (psychology).
I just started 2 days ago and the nausea has been very bad. I've been throwing up all the time and I can't keep anything down. Has anyone experienced that before or have any ideas on how to manage the side effects? I started on the 0.6 mg dose.
51 yr old male. Weight roller coaster forever.
Started .6 dosage 1 wk ago @ 284lbs. I have lost 8 lbs.
I take shot in the morning. Slight headache in a.m. - ocular pressure type of headache, not sure if it is med or pre caffeine related. Regardless, it isn’t bothersome enough to really be an issue. Some burping hours after a meal, little constipation.
Normal 3-4 times a week cardio exercising (45-60 min sessions). Some of weight loss may be my mentally trying to make this work but I admit my hunger cravings have diminished and I feel full after eating less than what I would normally eat.
Upped to 1.2 today, hoping for a good week.
It takes 11 hours
Saxenda is different for everyone. I didn’t feel anything until about 1.8 dose and even then I was supplementing with Topamax
I just started mine 5 weeks ago and i took the extreme route! My goal was to lose 35lb and I can only loss 15lb by a diet and exercise before hitting a plateau! until i hear about saxenda and which I didn’t hesitate to try it because I knew that loss will soon come back and hard. So by extreme route i mean i have increase the dosage from .6 to 3.0 in 3 weeks but that because i can tolerate the slow emptying with the help of herbal tea. So the saxanda couple with a good diet and 3-4 sessions a week of exercise help me lose 12lb which is impressive because god knows that the last last few pound is the hardest to shred.
- Saxenda Information for Consumers
- Saxenda Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Saxenda (detailed)
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