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User Reviews for Saxenda

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For Weight Loss "I’ve been on saxenda for about 5 weeks and lost 7 kgs. I didn’t go up a dose, just stayed on 0.6, as it’s working for me. No side effects really, just a little tired."

   
9.0

Lib (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 18, 2018

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For Obesity "I have been on & off using these pens the past 6 weeks In a week I lost 10lbs to start with on 0.6 I had no side effects & felt great & shocked with how much fell off in first week. By week 2 I'd lost a stone Came off it for the weekend as drinking & at a festival. On Monday back on it upped the dose first few hours headache felt awful & that night threw up. Following weekend came off it as was going on holiday & was off it for 2 weeks gained 4lbs Again back on it at 0.8 a few hours in & headache & then was sick that night again. Came off it on the weekend as a birthday was happening & drinking Started my 3rd pen 3 days in & this time had diarrhea for over 24 hours with a little sickness. The plan is now to not come off it & do these last 3 pens had 5 in total hoping to get at least a stone off I always feel within a few hours it’s working I get a dry mouth & don’t feel hungry & don’t eat a lot"

   
8.0

Gems September 17, 2018

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For Obesity "I started 7 days ago. I have lost 13 pounds in that time. No cravings for anything that isn’t clean and healthy. Don’t want coffee, don’t want alcohol. Hardly eating anything more than a handful. Amazing. Side effects are Dry dry mouth, Insomnia a bit. So tired in the afternoon. Bit nauseated."

   
9.0

Melly (taken for less than 1 month) September 14, 2018

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For Obesity "Started a week ago (9/3/18). I up my dose tomorrow. So far no side effects and down 6 lbs. I am simply not interested in finishing my meals, and not hungry in between. I will keep everyone posted!"

   
9.0

Mcjodie (taken for less than 1 month) September 11, 2018

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For Weight Loss "I took Saxenda for a year in order to help lose weight and it worked for me! 59 lbs in a year. I started at the lowest dose and titrated up to the 3mg slowly. I really only noticed the nausea and GI upset that others have mentioned when I didn’t eat well...too many carbs or greasy food were my triggers. I felt full quicker and knowing that nausea would follow splurges really helped me avoid those foods."

   
9.0

Down50lbs (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 11, 2018

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For Obesity "I started using Saxenda in Aug 18/18. I’m 67 yrs young, 5 ft and was 199lbs. I lost 5 lbs quite quickly and then nothing. I’m not eating anywhere near what I was and seem to be constipated most of the time so don’t understand why the weight loss isn’t more. Haven’t felt 100% since being on the med but just very uncomfortable with nausea, bloating, and churning tummy most of the time. Burping is also strong and very unpleasant odour along with flatulence. I have 1 more increase to take but seeing next to no results is very disheartening. The $400+ I’ve spent on this medication is making me rethink the whole thing. Hubby keeps telling me to stick it out but it’s hard to see why when I feel so awful....."

   
2.0

Polly (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 10, 2018

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For Weight Loss "I was on 3.0 mg dose of Saxenda for four months and it did absolutely nothing. I didn't lose an ounce and it did nothing for my appetite. It was literally like a placebo and a complete waste of time and money. Now I'm on Phentermine and I'm losing weight very quickly."

   
1.0

Joe (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 9, 2018

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For Obesity "After a few weeks on Saxenda, despite using a laxative, I became more and more nauseous; pain lower left abdomen became quite severe, resulting in a CT scan at ER, which found me to (now) have diverticulosis and fatty liver. The night of the ER visit, I vomited up food from DAYS ago! This is one dangerous drug. I was given samples by my doctor to help me lose weight - I feel like I nearly died. I'm still reeling, two weeks off it. BEWARE."

   
1.0

Damaged-By-Drug (taken for less than 1 month) September 9, 2018

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For Obesity "I have been on this since Jan 25, 2018 I have lost 40 pounds! For the first few months I had bad stomach pain if I didn’t eat every few hours. That feeling is still there from time to time but it’s at more like 4-5 hours without food. Also stomach pains headache and weakness from overeating; learned to only do that a few times. These painful memories keep me overeating now. It does seem like my progress has slowed down, been stuck at a lose of 40lbs for about a month. Definitely exercise, drink water and track what you eat; it will keep you focused. Some constipation but nothing a laxative won’t fix. Good luck and pay attention to your body and discuss everything with your doctor"

   
8.0

Kj (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 5, 2018

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For Weight Loss "I have lost 33 pounds since June 29 (weeks) by taking Saxenda and modifying my diet; no exercise. I have gone from 302lb to 269lb, and my blood pressure is 134/73 -- the lowest in at least 10 years. I find that I rarey have no urge to eat and really have focused on smaller quantities, fresh food, and no processed foods or pasta. I find keeping a food diary very helpful. I had terrible side effects for the first 2-3 weeks, but now just burps, reflux and constipation. I have experienced bruising around my abdomen where I inserted needles, but no pain."

nowisthetime (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 4, 2018

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For Obesity "Started 7/26/2018 so I am in my 6th week averaging 2 - 3 lbs per week. Most side effects were annoying but minor headache and sour stomach were prevalent at the start. I am keto (was at a 6mo standstill) and forcing some form of daily to every other day movement (since June) via youtube videos for exercise. I would recommend it and hope I can get the max out of it."

   
8.0

Bliss (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 4, 2018

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For Obesity "Debilitating fatigue, nausea, vomiting. Tried slower titration and cycling up and down to mitigate symptoms. Could not go past 1.8 to 2.4 without unbearable fatigue, nausea and dizziness that rendered me couch ridden for two months."

   
2.0

Kat (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 4, 2018

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For Obesity "Started saxenda August 6, 2018. I am 5’2, 234#. Today, I am 216#. I have had a slight headache. I take saxenda in the morning. I have had a major depression in appetite. I don’t diet. I don’t count calories. I am learning to live healthy. When I eat at a restaurant, I have found that a hamburger on the childrens menu plain and water is enough. I have also added lettuce and tomato and onion and pickle. Keeps me around 300 calories. I eat my calories not drink them. I can also have a sirloin steak and grilled vegetables at fine dining and stay under 400 calories. When at home, I eat fruit and cottage cheese, oatmeal, grits, cereal...etc. I will make a club sandwich and only eat half and save the other for later. I don’t want a diet because I live a busy lifestyle. I have to make smarter choices. I am hoping to find the time to add exercise on the second month. Good luck"

   
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Blubber girl (taken for less than 1 month) September 3, 2018

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For Obesity "I started taking Saxenda two years ago. I was at my wits end. I was 37 and weighed 235lb, which was the most I’d ever weighed. I’ve struggled with weight loss my whole life. Saxenda takes some getting used to. Make sure you titrate up to the recommended dose or you will feel very ill. Headaches, vomiting, fatigue. I am sensitive to medication side effects. I fought through that, and after about 3 months, the side effects went away as long as I took it at the same time every day. I dropped 20 lbs immediately, then it slowed. I was 207lb for a whole YEAR and was ready to quit, when I dropped another quick 20. I am now 160 lbs (just dropped 5 lbs last week) and, literally, none of my clothes fit me (even my “skinny” clothes). I work out sporadically and I eat what I want, just much less of it. I don’t feel hungry anymore. I stop eating after eating about 1/2 of my food, and I feel stuffed. I never thought I’d find something that worked so effectively for me."

   
9.0

Jennybee (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 1, 2018

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For Obesity "I am 32 yrs old, started at about 330lbs. I've been on Saxenda for about a month now. I have lost some weight so far. I have also been using weight watchers to help me track my food and activity. I had some issues with diarrhea the first week but that resolved. I've been increasing my doses slowly because the GI side effects have been very uncomfortable. I've been having some issues with nausea, indigestion, headaches, and even chills a couple of days. This started when I increased my dose to 1.8. The drug works great for the appetite suppressant effect but I may stop taking it due to the awful GI side effects. Haven't really noticed fatigue but I also have Multiple Sclerosis so I am always fatigued to some degree. Gonna touch base with my doctor today. Good luck to everyone."

   
5.0

Lablady (taken for less than 1 month) August 31, 2018

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For Obesity "Today is my first day. My weight is 188 pounds ! I will keep you posted when I start loosing!"

   
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Doris August 30, 2018

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For Weight Loss "Tried saxenda on 0.6mg for 2 days and lost nothing. Upped it to 1.2mg the 3rd time and for the first 9 hours it as ok I just had no appetite and kept burping, it slowly turned into chills and nausea as the evening went on - I vomited twice and my heart was beating fast. It felt similar to phentermine and I was quite jittery. I felt truly dreadful, didn’t get a wink of sleep and ended up having to call into work sick! It felt like I had been poisoned, I certainly won’t be taking this stuff again. I think it’s really sad that we feel the need to legally poison ourselves because we can’t control our hunger, when most of the time our hunger is just an inner emptiness that we try to fill with food. Injecting this garbage isn’t getting to the root cause. I’ve read about people getting gall stones and pancreatic issues from taking this stuff, I’m not surprised after the way I felt! Healthy eating and gym for me!"

   
2.0

1988 (taken for less than 1 month) August 29, 2018

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For Obesity "I started taking it at 0.6 when I increased it I had severe burping. So I stopped and I will see my dr about it tomorrow."

   
4.0

Rachita August 29, 2018

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For Obesity "I am a 59 year old female and as of this morning's doctor's appointment I have lost 100 pounds on Saxenda. I started just over nine months ago at 337 pounds. In addition to the Saxenda I am using an app to track my food and calories and another one to track steps and exercise. It has been a complete lifestyle change and it has been working. I have lost at least some weight every week and am working hard to keep the track record going."

   
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Prairie Girl (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 28, 2018

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For Obesity "I started using Saxenda 5 weeks ago. I increased dosage every week as suggested. The nausea and fatigue have been very noticeable but my appetite for heavy carb foods is gone. Carbs had always been my biggest down fall in all dieting. I started at 215lb. I lost 15 lbs. and weighed in again today and have lost another 3 lbs. I am starting back at the gym today in hopes of toning some inches lost. I have pants and shirts I have not been able to wear for 2+ years and they now fit. It seems that this medication is a perfect fit for me."

   
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123kkae (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 27, 2018

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For Weight Loss "I've been taking Saxenda for a month. I have been really sick on it. I'm considering throwing out the rest of the needles. I have constant sulfur burps and farts, vomiting, acid re-flux and nausea. I keep trying to hold on so that I can see the results but I can't do this anymore. I'm so sick. I'm at 2.4. I've called Saxenda company and left two messages but no one has returned my calls. I'm not impressed as this drug is very expensive"

   
2.0

Sherr (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 25, 2018

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For Weight Loss "I have been on saxenda for a couple of months and now at 3mg. I am bruising a lot on my tummy and have some pretty ordinary red welts, but apart from a bit of tiredness, all else is ok. I have lot 6 kilos and it would have been more only I still drink and eat fatty things every now and then and don't exercise. Starting to do that now so I can speed things up."

   
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vic (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 24, 2018

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For Obesity "205lb 5’10” male so 28 BMI age 71. After 7 days on 0.6mg dose and have lost 8.9 lbs. extraordinary. Absolutely no side effects or hunger. What is the point of increasing the dose? Wish you all equal success!"

   
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Tilbury (taken for less than 1 month) August 24, 2018

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For Weight Loss "I have lost 31 lbs in 11 weeks. I'm able to stay on track with my eating now and am getting back on track with going to the gym. I have gone from 278lb to 247lb. Looking forward to losing another 92 lbs"

   
9.0

socialone36 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 21, 2018

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For Obesity "Okay, so after day 32 (and only day 2 on full 3.0 dose), I had lost 21 pounds. I am seeing the doctor every 2 or 3 weeks and only get on the scale there. I'm at day 40 and feel that when I go to see her in 2 weeks I will be down another 5 or 6. In addition to Saxenda, I've adjusted my eating -- mainly smaller portions, more veggies/fruit/protein, less carbs, pretty much no frozen/pre-prepared foods. My energy level is good, and the only real side effect I am still dealing with is constipation, but I am increasing water intake and it seems to be helping. My blood pressure has gone down, too. I'm going to try and add in some light exercise next ... need knee replacement so that rules a lot of things out."

nowisthetime (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 14, 2018

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