User Reviews for Trulicity to treat Diabetes, Type 2 (Page 5)
Trulicity has an average rating of 5.2 out of 10 from a total of 719 ratings for the treatment of Diabetes, Type 2. 37% of those users who reviewed Trulicity reported a positive effect, while 41% reported a negative effect.
“I am into my 2nd month of taking this medicine as recommended by my Diabetes Educator Nurse as I was finding it hard to lower my blood sugars to an acceptable level. I was on (& still am as well) Jardiamet 1000/12.5 twice a day. I went straight on to the 1.5 dose. My blood sugar readings have improved & my loss of appetite has meant I am losing weight. My side effect seems to be, especially the first couple of days each week, a real loss of energy. I get very tired after doing any physical work & need a good old "lie down!" I was not like this before & feel like I am getting old before my time!”
“I have been taking Trulicity for 14 weeks. MY A1C was 7.5 and 12 weeks in, dropped to 6.5. The Doctor was happy with that but the first 12 weeks felt weak, tired, gassy, etc., most of which I have read in this thread from others. For years, I drank a good amount of milk and used 1/2 and 1/2 in coffee every week. I also ate my fair share of ice cream....(I know/I know) So now for two weeks I have been off all of that including cheese and have become very mindful of not drinking or eating dairy as much as possible. Have had zero side effects from Trulicity over the past two weeks. We'll see how it goes but maybe the two go hand in hand at least for me.”
“Just had 6 month checkup after starting Trulicity A1C was 10.5 before, now 7.4. Extremely happy. No side effects, was hoping to lose some weight Dr upped dosage to 1.25 hopefully weight will fall off. I also take Farixga, glipizide and metformin”
Frequently asked questions
- Does Trulicity cause weight loss?
- Does Trulicity need to be refrigerated?
- Can Trulicity be used with insulin?
- How does Trulicity work?
- Can Trulicity be injected cold?
“Diagnosed in October with type 2 diabetes, started Trulicity. Blood sugars normal. Developed back pain and fatigue. Injections on Fridays, day after Thanksgiving diarrhea, nausea, burps like nasty sulfur x 4days, very sick. To ER Dec 10th, chest pain, back pain, diarrhea, nausea. Labs normal for heart, pancreas, and liver. Thought severe flare of my GERD, saw PCM Thur 12th, increase Nexium, & more meds for stomach and Diarrhea. Inject Friday 13th, sick again Sat & Sunday. No more Trulicity for me. Missed too much work and sick the past 3 weeks.”
“I started Trulicity 3 weeks ago. Have had only fatigue as side effects but my numbers are still way too high. Even when I watch my carbs constantly my early morning numbers are around 185 tired of no improvement!! I inject in abdomen should I try thigh?1 always eat a little beforehand. Is this why numbers stay high?”
“My doctor switched me over to Trulicity at my request to try something different. I was on 4 different oral medications and was crashing 2-3 times a week, now I’m on the low dose of Trulicity and one oral medication. I’m trying to be cautiously optimistic but I’m on week 4 and my blood sugars continue to rise. I’ve cut out just about everything I can think of but I’m beginning to wonder if I’m one of the few that this medication doesn’t work. Good thing is my doctor is awesome and has said there’s all kinds of options to explore so that’s good.”
“I just injected Trulicity for the second time and I noticed that my numbers first thing in the morning are averaging 160 - 180 where before taking Trulicity my numbers averaged 130 - 150. I have stomach pain off and on, feel sick to my stomach a lot & my right side under my ribs I feel pain. I will try and do this for 1 month and see if this drug improves my numbers but right now the drug sucks.I am taking Glipizide in the morning and evening but numbers have not improved.”
- How do you use/inject Trulicity?
- Is Trulicity a form of insulin?
- Does dulaglutide cause weight loss?
- What is dulaglutide used for and how does it work?
“Trulicity almost killed me with gassy diarrhea. I was on it for about 4 months. It is a very violent drug. I've been off of it for 3 weeks and still have bad symptoms. Lost around 25 lb from pooping liquid and I thought I was going to blow up from the gas. While going through this. I have heard of similar symptoms from other friends”
“This medication made me so sick that my daughter was about to take me to the hospital. Slowing the process of food in the stomach is not a good idea. The pain in my upper and lower stomach was really really bad. The vomiting, and diarrhea, burping nasty smell. I usually urinate a lot well it has not happen with this medication. Well, what can I say this medication is not for everybody. All this happens with the first dose. I lost 2 days of work. I'm up today but still not feeling well. The next time a doctor changes my medication they are really going to hear me. I was fine with my other medication. Never again, is my body and I know how I feel.”
“I am having problems with the Trulicity injection releasing. Every 6 or so injections do not release until 5 min or so. It sprays all over & I do not get it inside my body, so not getting my medicine regularly. The pharmacy cannot give out extras so my dose gets extended as they will not refill early. Help#”
“I have been taking Trulicity for 3 months now, my A1C dropped from 9.3 to 7.0 which very good. The bad news is I developed erectile dysfunction and cannot do it anymore. Viagra and Cialis does not work so, now what to tolerate, sugar or sex lol, what a decision to make”
“So took my first dose of truicity yesterday. And it was all in all a pretty good day. Last night I woke up with abdominal pain and the worst nausea I have ever had in my 53 years and of life. I have not held down anything today. And lucky me I get 5 more days until it is out of my system. I will not take this ever again. I would not recommend this drug to anyone.”
“The first dose I did okay with but each dose after it seems to make me sicker. I usually start feeling bad within 24 hours of taking the shot. It started out as just a stomach aches. Last month, I got so sick. I thought I had food poisoning or the flu. It started with burping up a rotten egg taste. My body felt like I was on fire. I was so weak all I could do was lay my head on the trash can and wait to vomit. Then the diarrhea and stomach cramps came. I spent 4 days throwing up and running to the bathroom. I took my shot yesterday and today the same exact thing happened. I'm so sick. Burping started around 2 pm by 5 pm I knew I was going to vomit by 6 pm I was vomiting and I continue to throw up and the diarrhea has now come as well. I haven't gotten violently ill every time I take the shot but after two times I won't be taking it again. I've never felt so sick in my life. My numbers didn't go down enough to make me want to continue on this medicine.”
“I was given the Trulicity injection because my AIC (sugar levels) was at 8.5%. I decided to take it on a Friday because I knew there might some side effects. Well let me tell you. This stuff knocked me hard for the first week. I felt like my entire gastro system was not functioning. My stomach didn't digest normally, I felt sick all the time. The 2nd day I was had a lot of gas coming from both ends. I was embarrassed at how much. I felt like I wasn't urinating very much, my bowel movements were almost nonexistent. I had stomach pains that lasted at least 5 days. After 7 days I am just now starting to feel better. No drug should EVER make you feel the way I felt. Please think twice before taking this drug, it was TOXIC!!! Medication is suppose to make you feel better not worse. I have serious intestinal and stomach issues, so if you do as well I would stay clear of this drug. It puts your stomach into a gastroparesis state AKA slow stomach. NOT a good thing to suffer from.”
“Been on Januvia for las 8 yrs. With strict diet and less active life been keeping A1 between 7-9. Still not so good for the No carbs diets. In June 19 started with Trulicity. 1st week was like a zombie: gases in stomach, fatigue, no appetite, pain at bladder, also pancreas, inflated abdomen. 2nd week- little better. Most of the side effects disappeared, but still some discomfort. Week 5 almost all gone. Feel in a good shape, no discomfort at all. Sugar went down and stabilized at 110-130 fasting. Never went above 170. But keep in mind! You need to eat as much as possible right: no carbs (potatoes, bread, rise, etc) more greens vegetables, no alcohol at all, no sweet, no sparkling. Few fruits - 1 apple/day, apricot (2-3 pcs), nuts, low fat meat (fish, beef, chicken), corn flour meal, salads. There is no way to stay on type 2 too long and eating everything and looking for a miracle medication that will fix all problems. Will stay on Trulicity few more months to see if worth. So far, it does.”
“My glucose was crazy. Mostly high and then higher and higher. I’d been taking Glipizide but it just didn’t seem to be working very well plus I’d been on it for a long time and they said that wasn’t good either. Sooooo we decided to try Trulicity. Started it in April 2019. Not bad at first, little nausea but tolerable. Glucose and A1C looking real good. I was excited. But around September things changed. Wasn’t able to eat hardly at all, constantly sick to my stomach. Lost 13 pounds in 2 months. I’m not very big anyways so losing that much made me look terrible. I was glad I decided to check out everyone’s reviews, I was starting to think there was something else going on. Going to Dr tomorrow. Hope there’s something else I can take. Good luck everyone. Wishing good health to all.”
“I started on Trulicity last Monday and I've been sick as a dog ever since (it's now Saturday night). Within an hour of injection I was retching at the porcelain altar. Sick to my stomach and stayed in bed the whole next day. Wednesday I felt good enough to go to the gym and eat lightly, although I still felt slightly nauseous. Wednesday night I wake up retching again. Sick all day Thursday and I had a charity dinner to attend that night. Couldn't eat the dinner and went out in the lobby while others dined. Totally miserable! Friday, still sick and weak, foggy brained. Had an appointment with an attorney I was late for because of anal leakage in my khaki pants! Friday night and all day Saturday I had intense stomach cramps and black liquid diarrhea. Leakage again, had to change pants. Drank half a bottle of Kaopectate, but can't stop diarrhea. I have a concert tomorrow I don't know if I'll be able to attend.”
“This medicine is the best!. I'm type 2 diabetic - Side effects: some light nausea for a couple of days only. My sugar levels were out of control ranged from 250 to 450 before Trulicity 1.5- I found this forum looking into the feedback of Trulicity users and I was terrified of the side effects users had and posted in here - Regardless my concerns I decided to go for it. This is my 3rd week and my sugar levels are like never where before ranging from 110 to 140 (after meal) - No side effects, the hunger is gone as well as less of an appetite. I loss 12 pounds in almost 3 weeks. I have not had any hypoglycemic events. I'm very happy to finally get my levels in control-”
“Just started Trulicity 3 days ago. The next day I started with gas pains, burping and nauseous. Today I have been drinking peppermint tea and it has helped. The doc warned me about the side affects and said they would go away in a few weeks. My A1C was 11 consistently this past year. I needed to try something different . I am going to do my best to stick with it. If I can reach my goal weight and goal A1C then it will be worth it. Hopefully. ”
“I have spent the last week in a living nightmare - like I've never known. Trulicity. 75 has been working for 2 years with little or no side effects. A1C dropped from 9.5 and stayed at 5.7. Good and steady. Right? It has curbed my appetite, I lost about 25 lbs but need to lose more. I wasn't eating much, but hit a plateau. So, my Doc talked me into increasing to 1.5. One shot. That was Friday night. No appetite since then. When I say no appetite, let be be clear. The thought of food makes me want to puke. I have not eaten anything solid in almost a week... oh and starting Monday night, the worst searing pain in my abdomen I have ever experienced. Diarrhea, pain... no food... oh wait, I get it. This higher dosage will make me never eat again. That is the goal. Gotcha. Glucose between 72 and 94... so there is that. ”
“This stuff was like poison for me. Nausea all the time. At week four severe diarrhea for five days followed by four days of awful stomach cramps to the point almost made a trip to the E.R. now severely constipated. Energy level is non existent. Had to call in to work twice in one week. Called my Dr. same old rubbish, body needs time to adjust. I stopped taking it myself because it was so bad for me!”
“I realize everyone's experience is different, but I was not prepared for this. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea 24/7. I have never felt so horrible in my life. It's only been 3 weeks. I can't live like this. I am missing work because I need to get to a bathroom constantly. I've lost 15 pounds. My aunt takes the same dose and she has had no side effects at all. I am just praying its works it's way out of my system soon.”
“My wife was on this mess for 2 weeks. On day 10 she was admitted into the hospital just about dead. It caused multiple issues. Simply unethical to even produce such harmful medications. BEWARE!!! This stuff can literally kill you in a very very very short amount of time.”
“Had 1 dose. The first day good. But by Thursday I was burping that gas smell. Had gas-like pain on right side of body diarrhea loose stool the worst. Couldn't sleep now at the ER because I feel horrible. Haven't eaten much of anything. Won't be taking this again hate the side effects early off.”
“I am pre-diabetic and I take 1000 mg Metformin 2x a day and started Trulicity as my A1C was 5.9 and I have non-active lifestyle and 45lbs over my goal weight. Over the past 18 weeks, I have lost 31 lbs at about 1-2 lbs a week. No adverse effects from Trulicity except for light headedness once and a while and the site of the injection itching. It has caused to change my eating habits as I feel as my stomach as been reduced. I started coming off my HDL medication and expect to terminate my HPB medication at my next doctor's visit. I would suggest to hang in there. I tried lots of injectors, this is the first one to work so well and produce great results. My Metformin was also cut in half, AIC now 3.8, as when I was 22 yrs old.”
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