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User Reviews for Bydureon

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Diabetes, Type 2  
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Reviews for Bydureon

Anon Female · Taken for 1 to 6 months · March 29, 2014

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I am enjoying the results of Bydureon - 5th shot is tomorrow. I've lost 19 lbs and sometimes have to make myself eat something. The Bydureon is helping me eat very healthy, and I've lost my cravings for sweets and carbs. My sugars have dropped from 220-300 range to 90-110 range. I have energy to spare. I also take 500 mg of Metformin twice a day. No issues with lumps, but the medicine does burn at times when injected.”

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Anonymous · August 28, 2014

For Diabetes, Type 2: “Had taken my 4th injection of Bydureon. No problems at the injection site but after my 3 injection began to feel sick all the time. No appetite at all not even coffee. Had persistent bloating, heartburn, and bad taste in mouth. Stopped craving sweets and carbs. A1c went from 8.5 to 6.3 in in 4 weeks. Blood sugars down from 166-180 to 120-125. Love the way this medication works but can hardly tolerate the discomfort in my belly and nausea. Not sure if I can continue or not.”

9 / 10
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Sweet Mimi · September 4, 2013

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I have been on Bydureon since 11/12. My A1c has gone from 9.5 to 6.0 and I am off of all insulin. When I first started the med I was 5'2 and 187 pounds. I am now just over 10 months later 138 lbs. This has worked miracles for me as none of the oral medications helped me at all. I have not had any side effects. The shot is a bit painful but I've found if you let it warm up about 15 minutes it's a little easier. I do have hard knots at the injection site which last few weeks so I rotate where I give the injection. If you are just starting out on Bydureon and want to give up, try to hang on a little while longer. It did not work for me right away and did take about 8-10 weeks before I started noticing the benefits.”

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Cathy O · Taken for 1 to 2 years · July 31, 2015

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I've been on Bydureon for 18 months, and used Byetta for 8 months before that. I switched from the Byetta because I couldn't handle the digestive upset any more, but the results were amazing. My a1c has come down to the 5.7-5.9 level consistently. Fasting BG is in the 80s normally. I haven't had any of the stomach upset with Bydureon. The shots are a pain and I don't think I like the pen very much since I can't control the shot as well. I tend to have leakage with the pen and sometimes hit a sensitive spot and it hurts. But since I started taking this class of drug my health is so much better! I've lost 95 lbs. and the health problems from diabetes have disappeared. This could be a lifesaver for me!”

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EyeDocblood sugars · Taken for 1 to 6 months · August 31, 2014

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I'm in my fifth week taking injections. I've been on 2000mg metformin daily for 4 yrs but my A1C has been creeping up over the last year (7.3 ) and my fasting blood sugars (morning) had averaged around 160 and almost never registering below 150 and too often above 170. Over the last 4 weeks my fasting sugars have steadily dropped. Last week they averaged 116 and this week they are averaging 107. I've experienced sporadic mild nausea and a reduced appetite (not as hungry as often and I fill up much faster). I'm not a fan of the injections but they're tolerable . I've not followed my weight (definitely not gaining) and we won't check my A1C for a couple more weeks.”

8 / 10
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Shackman · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · October 3, 2013

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I've been on Bydureon for 9 months now, my A1c's came down from 12 to 6.5, my sugar is always around 90-100 and never drops, I feel fantastic. I've dropped 60 lbs and eat when I want and never finish a meal, I ride my bike 20 miles no issues.”

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David492 · Taken for 1 to 6 months · March 8, 2014

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I have taken Bydureon about 3 months. My blood sugar has gone from over 200 to 125-180 which is a nice improvement. I do not yet know what has happened to my A1c. I inject the Bydureon into my thigh. I alternate sides each week so each thigh has two weeks to recover. I have had no side effects. I have been trying to lose weight in 2014. So far I am down 14 pounds from 179 to 165 pounds.”

8 / 10
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Ken · June 1, 2020

For Diabetes, Type 2: “About 1 Bydueon pen in 5 has a malfunction where the plunger fails to fully depress. Then when released, fluid squirts out, wasting some of the medicine. I called and reported the problem and was kept on the phone nearly an hour, answering was seemed like the same questions over and over, but in a slightly rephrased way.”

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Hobie1958 · July 26, 2015

For Diabetes, Type 2: “Bydureon helped me get my A1c numbers down. If I would just follow the rules and eat right, it could do wonders. Also, for those getting the nodules at the injection site, put an ice pack on the site for about 15 minutes and you will probably not get a knot. Works wonders for me.”

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Niverren · Taken for 1 to 6 months · March 2, 2014

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I've been taking Bydureon for 1 month. So far, although I am skeptical by nature, it seems like a miracle. I had been eating Paleo for about 3 months, but was only losing 1 lb per week and still seeing fasting numbers around 150. My doctor put me on Bydureon and I lost 10 lbs just the in the first two weeks, and that included a few freakout days when I was eating Olive Garden, Taco Bell, and Braums ice cream multiple times per day. In one month, I've lost a total of 21 lbs, dropping from 263lbs to 242lbs, with no other lifestyle changes. I have not been back yet to check my A1C as doc wants to wait a full three months, but posting numbers of 90 - 100 upon waking and 110 - 120 after meals, it stands to reason this would also have improved greatly.”

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Daylight · November 12, 2018

For Diabetes, Type 2: “Last night I took my third injection of 2mg Bydureon. I take it once a week on Sunday evenings. I have had no side effects. My stomach does not hurt, I have had no headaches and I’m feeling better than I have in years. I read many reviews before taking this medication and quite honestly I was afraid to take it. This medication has greatly reduced my appetite and my blood sugars went from low 300’s to high 100’s in less than 3 weeks. I haven’t made any changes in my exercise regimen but I am eating less because my appetite has been reduced. I highly recommend this medication. I hope I continue to experience these great benefits to taking this medication.”

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Diabetes miracle med · December 17, 2015

For Diabetes, Type 2: “This med is awesome! My a1c and all my other blood work now looks perfect. I have lost 43 pounds in 9 months. The med takes away all of your desire to drink sodas and eat sugary snacks. I found that I got lumps from the shot when I did it in my leg or arm, but not when I do it in my stomach. This is the healthiest I have felt in 5 years. Wish I had been put on this med sooner!”

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NWchic · January 21, 2014

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I'm on week 4 and so far so good. The 1st injection was done with my nurse and went smoothly. About 3 days later, I started to experience extreme nausea anytime I ate something, so I didn't eat much the first week. My BS dropped from 300 to about 180. The 2nd shot didn't go in as easily and kind of burned, but I wasn't as nauseous that next week. I had an idea that I probably did something wrong during that injection and my blood sugars doubled that second week. The 3rd shot I was really careful to pinch my fat and make sure it wasn't muscle and that time went smoothly and didn't burn at all. Wk 3 BS dropped to 105-140. I messed up Wk4 again and the shot burned and this time I got a bump. I think it was too close to the last injection site”

9 / 10
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Teecie · Taken for 1 to 6 months · July 12, 2016

For Diabetes, Type 2: “Been on Bydureon for nearly 4 months. Blood Sugars dropped from 10 to 6, lost 50 lbs on the drug. It was a rough start at first getting use to the side effects, but I am happy to say the drug is working wonders for me.”

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Tenicua · Taken for 1 to 6 months · August 19, 2019

For Diabetes, Type 2: “Hey guys! Use it in the lower abdomen. Then rotate each time. This stuff works. And yes there are side effects. It drains energy out of ya. But you will lose 4 pounds each month. And if you are already going thru some drama .. being on this medicine intensifies the feelings you have. Sorry, but it’s the truth. I’ve been on it for 3 months. Start weight 206.. now I am 195. I’m 43 and so glad I’m on something that actually works to get weight off. I cried about this situation and here I am. It works. I wish my insurance would pay for the ozempic tho. Well anyway, have a great one guys! . I’m praying for each and every one of you. Blessings”

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Merln · June 3, 2015

For Diabetes, Type 2: “Bydureon worked well helping my A1C level, 7.6 to 6.5. Also sugar levels went from 120-140 fasting to 90-110. After meals levels went from 180-220 to 140-160. I also lost 19 lbs in three months. After 3 months the side effects became too much to handle. Nausea and vomiting were constant. Woke up one night so sick I could not keep any thing down. Three hours later ended up in ER dehydrated. Have stopped taking bydureon two weeks ago but it still is in my system. Still nausea and upset stomach with sour taste in mouth. Results were great. Just couldn't handle side effects.”

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Gazelia67 · Taken for less than 1 month · October 8, 2012

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I am on my 2nd week of using this medication. I am taking it for insulin resistance and noticed a difference very quickly as far as appetite and hunger. The first day after my first shot I did not eat as much at each meal and did not feel as ravenously hungry between meals. It's been a week and a half and I've already dropped 6 lbs. The needle is a little big but the weight loss is worth it. I do have the itching around the injection site - about the size of a quarter and feels like a mosquito bite. Hoping this diminishes..... but it's the only really bothersome thing I've noticed so far. No nausea (which was terrible with Victoza) and nothing else of note. Hoping this (and the weight loss) continues.”

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JerryinFL · April 17, 2014

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I was on Byetta for about 6 years and it worked wonders for me. I lost 70 lbs. in the first few months, but the 35 of them have crept back on. I've been on Bydureon for about 18 months. I've had no side effects other than the little lumps. My wife is an RN and suggested using thinner needles. I told her they wouldn't work but she tried anyway. She was unable to push the Bydureon in, so back to the thick needle. I have not enjoyed the weight loss effect with Bydureon. My Dr. has just given me a prescription for the new pen, however, Walgreens does not yet have it available. I have found no information that says it is actually being sold yet. The pen comes with a needle, same thickness but a fraction shorter.”

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Alabama Diabetic · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · September 21, 2013

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I have been on Bydureon since Jan 2013. I have been able to stop taking all of my other oral medicines. My blood sugar is great. My doc told me to take the medicine out of the refrigerator 15 minutes before mixing. Has helped with the bumps. Once per week is GREAT.”

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Roni Nicole · Taken for less than 1 month · January 23, 2013

For Diabetes, Type 2: “Have been on Bydureon for 3 months. It is also the first medicine I've been given for type 2 diabetes. I was gaining weight, my blood sugar was out of site, and my A1C was sky high. Since I started using Bydureon, my A1C went from 10 to 7 in 2 weeks. In 3 months it has gone to 5.6. I am never hungry. I was a sweet eater but now I can hardly stand sweets. I have lost 15 pounds in 2 1/2 months.”

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Betsyde... · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · May 24, 2013

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I have been on Bydureon since November 2012 and 2000 mg metformin a day. I am pre diabetic, have hypothyroidism and polycystic ovarian syndrome variance. After much difficulty, this medicine has been a lifesaver! I have lost 51 lbs to date (235 to 184) and am feeling great! My a1c went from 6.5 to 5.7 in three months. I get new lab results next week. I did have side effects in the beginning but I stuck with it and it is fine now. No more nausea. Some diarrhea but I also have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Good luck to anyone out there dealing with this.”

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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months · September 8, 2012

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I have been on Bydureon for approx. 8 weeks now. My morning glucose has gone from 230, down to 105 now. I don't really feel any different with it lower but it is probably helping my kidneys to preform better. As far as the larger needle, I started injecting in my thigh and barely feel it. At first I was ravenous and was really surprised, now sometimes I have to remind myself to eat and eat much smaller portions. I've lost 16 lbs. and I'm at the lowest weight I've been in 35 years. When I first started, I would feel nausea and throw up for no reason when my dose was wearing off, the doctor said she had never heard of that complaint before! My only complaint is that the medicine seems to stick to the vial and I really have to beat on it!”

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grateful so far · Taken for 1 to 2 years · March 6, 2014

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I've been on Bydureon for a year now. My HbA1c is running between 5.5 and 6.6. Every once in a while I will have nausea. But rarely. The diarrhea isn't to bad and counter that with Imodium ad. Weight lose has stopped. Was 295lbs when I first started Bydureon a year ago. I am now stuck at 275. But Thanksgiving and Christmas, I'm sure didn't help any. I'm back on my strict diet. Of salads and turkey and tuna. So I'm sure to lose more weight, from where I don't know because I'm in decent shape. My blood sugars run from as low as 74 all the way up to 200. But mainly stay around 80 to 130. It has gotten more expensive for me. I was paying $20 a month. Now it has jumped to $150 a month.”

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flutemon · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · November 3, 2013

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I have been on Bydureon since March 2013. Started initially with Byetta Sept. 2012 but had to make a switch because of nauseousness. Bydureon has been so much easier to deal with and I haven't been nauseous. The differences I found were 1) I feel hungrier with Bydureon (not as much appetite supression) so I just have to make sure I'm using good portion control; 2) I'm not losing weight as quickly as I did on Byetta. It could be that I'm reaching goal weight and it's harder to lose the last little bit. Current loss 82 lbs. As far as BG numbers, I have gone from morning fasting # of 160s/170s before Byetta/Bydureon to 80s/90s now. I've also gone from 2000 mg metformin daily to 1000 mg daily.”

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HaydeeC · Taken for 1 to 6 months · March 9, 2017

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I started on the weekly injection after oral hypoglycaemic tablets stopped controlling my Blood Sugar Level (BSL). The effect was pretty much instant. Within two weeks my BSL had normalised and I had lost weight. I am still on track and have lost 6 kegs in 3 months. Some tips from me: Take the injection out of the fridge at least 30 minutes prior to mixing and injecting it mixes better and doesn't hurt to inject. Take an anti-nausea to medication 30 minutes prior to the injection and take the injection at night before you go to bed. Eat small regular food 6 times a day with high fat (fat has no glycaemic index) moderate protein(90gm /day) and low carb (<100gms day). All this has helped me feel and look good, lose weight and have normal BSL.”

9 / 10
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