User Reviews for Trulicity
|Diabetes, Type 2||5.2||790 reviews||151 medications|
|Cardiovascular Risk Reduction||4.0||3 reviews||17 medications|
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For Diabetes, Type 2: “My insurance would no longer pay for Victoza. As soon as I went off of it, I gained 15 pounds, Very frustrating, especially since my A1C went from 7.3 to 8.2 also. Doc started me on the .75 dose of Trulicity. I was pleased that other than some mild digestive issues and fatigue for the first month, I had no horrific side effects. It also had no effect whatsoever on my BS, A1C or weight! After five months, Doc doubled the dose to 1.75/week. Still no big stomach or intestinal issues, unless I eat something super rich or fatty. You will absolutely pay a physical price if you don't pay attention to your fat intake with this drug. The other thing is that I'm having to overcome that crushing fatigue again, hoping it eases soon, trying to take power-naps when possible. But my sugar numbers are awesome, and I'm sticking with Trulicity for that reason.”
For Diabetes, Type 2: “I have been on Trulicity for 2 weeks. Prior to this I was on Byetta for 5 years. At this time, Byetta is no longer available where I live. While on Byetta my A1C was 5.5, there were no side effects, and my weight dropped by 20 lbs. When I could no longer buy Byetta here $125/month and no prescription, I was put on insulin (Lantus and Humalog). Problem was many hypoglycemic episodes and could not get regulated. Hence Trulicity. My readings stay in the 160's. I have abdominal discomfort, lack of appetite, and constant indigestion. (And the cost is $190.00 per month!) I am not sure I can stay with this...would love to have my Byetta.”
For Diabetes, Type 2: “I have lost weight and lowered my blood glucose, but have constant diarrhea. It makes it hard to get too far from the bathroom and leaving the house is scary.”
Frequently asked questions
- Does Trulicity cause weight loss?
- Can Trulicity be used with insulin?
- Does Trulicity need to be refrigerated?
- Can Trulicity be injected cold?
- How do you use/inject Trulicity?
For Diabetes, Type 2: “I have just taken my 4th injection and have had no side effects so far. Sugar has come way down”
For Diabetes, Type 2: “Started on this medication only two weeks ago due to having an adverse side effect with another medication. According to my doctor, "it's a great drug that will actually help you lose weight." Sure, I have already lost weight, all due to having not been able to keep down a single bite of food. For the first day after my first dose, I noticed my body feeling sluggish and short-winded, then the nausea and vomiting kicked in. Hoping the horrific toilet bowl hugging would improve, I tried a second dose on week 2, but the results was only more praying to the porcelain gods. Now, I need to get off this ghastly med too.”
For Diabetes, Type 2: “Horrible smelling burps and vomiting for first 2 weeks. Learned that greasy food and of all things, lettuce made me sick. Lettuce just would not digest. May sound stupid, but if you get sick, look to see what you ate that did not digest. A1C down, off of insulin altogether within first 2 weeks. Love it!”
For Diabetes, Type 2: “I am so surprised to hear of all the side effects some people have been having. I only have slight nausea once in a while. I have gained some weight but I feel hungry a lot and eat more than I should. I have tried to take it every two weeks and my sugar stayed down as long as I eat properly. I have to ask my Doctor if that is ok to do. I think this is a great drug and even if I don't stick to a strict diet my sugar for the most part stays down . I feel it has allowed me to more flexible with the food I am able to eat.”
- How does Trulicity work?
- Is Trulicity a form of insulin?
- Does dulaglutide cause weight loss?
- What is dulaglutide used for and how does it work?
For Diabetes, Type 2: “Nurse practitioner started me on Trulicity 1.5 in September 2020 due to elevating A1C, up to 8.5. Started out good but pretty bad heartburn even taking Famotidine, 20 mg daily. Recheck December 2020, A1C down to 6.5. Stopped Famotidine and started Omeprazole, 40 mg daily which stopped the heartburn but now with bloating, burping, gas and constipation. Have stopped the Omeprazole and bloating is better and heartburn back, using antacids. On Metformin, 1,000 mg twice daily for years. Good news other than the lower A1C is that I have lost almost 30 lbs. Have feeling of being unwell. Usually feel much worse after eating. At first, my appetite was decreased but now I stay hungry all the time and crave sweets. Going back to see my NP this week and stopping Trulicity unless she can change things around because I sure don't like the way I feel, not worth it. Taking fiber for constipation. Trulicity helped my diabetes but hurt my quality of life.”
For Diabetes, Type 2: “I used Trulicity for 6 weeks. The first week I was nauseous all week and had no appetite at all. I had diarrhea and abdominal pain. I had heard that most of these symptoms go away eventually and wanted to give it time to work. Each week, I got sicker. I was debating about taking shot #6 because the side effect symptoms were so bad and I was sick 4-5 days after taking the injection. My last shot on week 6 was the worst. I normally walk 5 miles a day, and I couldn't make it up my block due to shortness of breath. This lasted for a few days and I was getting worried. I started getting shortness of breath and chest pains, and ended up in the hospital. My tests came back normal, and we are convinced it was the Trulicity, because 2 weeks without taking the injection, I am back to normal.”
For Diabetes, Type 2: “I have been on Trulicity .75 for about 2 months now. I've gained back 3 of the 10 lbs that I had lost prior to starting Trulicity. I had the rotten egg burps for about a week, but that has gone away. Been a bit constipated. My numbers have stayed consistently high, between 160-180 and my appetite hasn't changed at all. I have an appointment in 3 weeks, we'll see what Dr. says/does. My insurance isn't covering the medication so for now I'm getting samples from my Dr.”
For Diabetes, Type 2: “I started taking Trulicity a few months ago. The pains in my stomach and back were really bad. I got off for a bit then tried again. This time I do not have the pain but nausea, horrible burps, vomiting and constipation. Not sure what we’ll try next but can’t live like this! On a positive note my A1C has lowered.”
For Diabetes, Type 2: “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”
For Cardiovascular Risk Reduction: “My doctor injected me with a trulicity pen on Friday in her office. As time has gone on, now Sunday, I'm so sick. I have severe abdominal pain, extremely sick feeling, threw up once, have diarrhea, terrible sulphur burps and gas. No appetite which I suppose is a good thing to a point but I'm scared to eat due to the nauseating feeling. Over all I just don't feel good. I can not wait for it to wear off. I will never take this medication again, these side effects are not worth it.”
For Diabetes, Type 2: “Trulicity is a lifesaver! I have taken it for four months with no side effects. I have lost 30 lbs and my a1c went from 12.7 to just 5.5! I'm so thankful my doctor put me on Trulicity and I don't have to take anything else. It's miraculous.”
For Diabetes, Type 2: “Started on Trulicity 1.5 weekly and not suffered any side effects which have been mentioned but over the past 6 weeks my face has started to erupt in small, painful blisters. I have tried everything to try and ease the small swellings before they erupt but nothing seems to work. I keep my face clean and moisturised and hardly ever where makeup. On speaking to my Doctor she did not seem very concerned because COVID was more important than my blisters!!! I just thought I could get some sort of cream to ease the burning sensation that is all.”
For Diabetes, Type 2: “Trulicity is price-fixed with no clarity of how insurance is applied. The Eli Lilly company is currently charging exorbitant amounts. Their patent won't expire for decades. Time to boycott this company for lying about their "$25" monthly cost. Right now they list a 4 dose, 1.5mg monthly supply at $953. A disgusting amount. Their coupon is not enough of a discount. Time to stop taking it. It has side effects anyway.”
For Diabetes, Type 2: “My husband of over fifty years was put on this drug at the beginning of 2020. He was over 270 pounds and his A1C was over 11. The Dr was desperate. My husband experienced horrible nausea and abdominal pain. He began to lose weight but not as fast as the Dr wanted. He was put on concentrated insulin twice a day. He started becoming sicker. He was taken to ER in August of 2020. He was placed on a ventilator for respiratory distress. He suffered three strokes while in a medically induced coma. He never recovered. I don't know what the answer is to this drug and who should or should not take it. I'm just saying that anyone who starts experiencing bad symptoms should not wait until the Dr takes them off of the drug. Be your own advocate!”
For Diabetes, Type 2: “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?”
For Diabetes, Type 2: “One of the best medications I have found so far! I was on insulin plus the lower dose of Trulicity for about 6 months and found it really brought down my blood sugars. A big plus when I started it was that I felt full a lot longer (especially in the morning time) so I lost a little bit of weight. Only negatives I could say were that I got nasty burps for the first few weeks, because it keeps the food in your stomach longer (smelled like rotten death!) After that went away, I no longer had that issue. The feeling of being 'full' subsided as well, which was kind of sad cause it helped me not to over eat. My insurance lapsed so I had to go off both. I hope to get back on the Trulicity alone and just try to control my diet better this time around. It's definitely worth a try as I didn't have any side affects accept what I mentioned. Hope this helps someone.”
For Diabetes, Type 2: “I started Trulicity .75 on a Monday morning I can say I just felt a little nauseous. Oh but when TUESDAY came it was the worst day ever I literally felt like my life was slipping away! There was abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting - constant vomiting for a good 5 hours it’s like it was TRYING to make me vomit until nothing was left and when there was nothing left I was vomiting bubbles! Literally bubbles and saliva. The burps are horrible smells so disgusting. I guess I will play the waiting game to see what the rest of the week holds but I am definitely not taking this again. Nope If I would of stayed on I’m pretty sure I could have lost weight but nahh not worth it”
For Diabetes, Type 2: “I've taken one injection of Trulicity on 12-26-20, and I have all the side effect symptoms in less than 24 hours.. I feel like I am so sick... constantly using restrooms”
For Diabetes, Type 2: “Been on Trulicity for 2 weeks now feeling spacey brain fog and very sleepy plus fatigue with GI upset Sugar went down from 300s to 150s I will try to tolerate side effects for now. Wish me luck.”
For Diabetes, Type 2: “I’m 73 years old, not overweight at all, and have had type two diabetes for the last 10 years. My A-1 C is up to 8.9 so my doctor started me on Trulicity. To say I am nauseous is an understatement. Headache, abdominal pain, absolutely no appetite. I don’t know how much longer I can tolerate this drug.”
For Diabetes, Type 2: “When I first was going to be on this I was terrified after reading reviews. Almost to the point of panic attacks when thinking about it. However, the first time I did it I was shocked at how easy it was! As for side affects, it definitely impacted my appetite for the first few months. There would be days when I would not eat at all because I felt sick just think about food. This would be for the first couple days following the injection then it’d be good. I still occasionally feel sick, but now it typically doesn’t last all day.”
For Diabetes, Type 2: “I have been on trulicity 0.75mg for nearly two years. I have had no significant symptoms of any kind. My a1c is 6.2 and I have lost 18 pounds.”
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