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User Reviews for Saxenda

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Reviews for Saxenda

Enlighten · Taken for less than 1 month July 17, 2019

For Weight Loss "Hi, Like the post below I have started Saxenda today. I have put on over 2 stone since October 2018. Tried Slimming World and Slim Fast with no results. Currently weigh 13.5 stone (189 lbs). Really hoping this will work, took first dose 0.6 earlier but still had tea and snacks ok, not kicked in yet I don’t think. Hoping to get motivated too to exercise as I have become very lazy. I will update in a few weeks, fingers crossed!"

R · Taken for less than 1 month July 17, 2019

For Obesity "Started Saxenda two weeks now and 4 kg down. No hunger at all. Side effects slight dehydration and diarrhea. Changed to having injection at night and since then no more diarrhea. Private health cover has been a help in covering the expense."

Lissamb · Taken for less than 1 month July 17, 2019

For Weight Loss "I started the Saxenda today.I am positive,hopeful. I have tried many things. I am 55 W 5'7, weight 188.2 this AM. I will NOT weigh daily. I started a low calorie/ low carb meal plan. I have not found the motivation to go to my gym ,even walk around the block. It is my hope to get the motivation to work out in the mornings before work, walk during my lunch hour and do some type of cardio after work like I use to. The hormone changes in my body due to age change, bad eating habits, lack of physical exercise. I say this is my last effort to get this lose weight off get back in shape.I know if this doesn't change me the way I want I'll search for another way. I am hopefully from the reviews that I will see results soon.I appreciate all the positive,honest feed back. I have read one review that the person takes their injection at night, I think that may be a great idea to eliminate any adverse effects.Thank you for your support and information on your experiences with this drug."

Jmarambula · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 14, 2019

For Obesity "Ok so I started Saxenda 2/25/19. I’ve lost 46lbs to date but now I’m not losing anything. I’ve been stuck at 204lbs for three weeks now. I stayed at 1.8 because that’s the lowest effect dose for me, but now it doesn’t seem to work. I mean, I still have no appetite. I do eat but it’s low carb high protein. I’m doing the exact same thing I’ve always done but now the scale won’t move. I’m assuming my body got used to the dose so I’m up to 2.4 now and will get to 3.0. I just hope the scale starts moving again because I don’t want to have to stop taking Saxenda."

Slim · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 13, 2019

For Obesity "Side effect constipation. 10% body weight loss in 2 months"

Val · Taken for less than 1 month July 10, 2019

For Obesity "I started on Saxenda July 01, 2019. I weighed myself today, 10 days later, and I’m down 10.2 lbs. I’m embracing the weight loss; it’s exactly what I wanted but I am sooo hungry. I have no appetite and the foods I do eat just don’t taste right. Will this desire not to eat pass?"

Peta · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 10, 2019

For Obesity "whilst you may lose some weight you should be aware that the side effects can be very dangerous. I used saxenda for 12 weeks mostly on low dosage and I ended up in hospital with acute pancreatitis which was a very bad experience. I had no existing problems and do not drink alcohol so it was definitely this drug."

Cynlyn · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 2, 2019

For Obesity "I have been on Saxenda for 4 months. I lost 15 lbs the first month, but have been on a plateau for several months now. I still have daily stomachaches mid-afternoon through the evening. A positive is that I cannot eat a “full” meal due to the stomach/intestinal cramping. I am hoping that my weight will drop with continued exercise and very small meals."

Valnea92 · Taken for less than 1 month June 30, 2019

For Obesity "I started Saxenda 6/26/19-I’m on the first week dosage of 0.6-so far I’m not impressed as I weighed in today (6/30/19) and I have gained 5.1 pounds from last Sunday. I haven’t changed my eating habits-been dieting with Adipex since May 7th of this year. Still watch my calorie intake, log everything I eat, drink nothing but water. Very disappointing this morning when I weighed to find I had gained. Not sure what I’m doing wrong."

Rj · Taken for less than 1 month June 29, 2019

For Weight Loss "I lost 8lbs while taking Saxenda I took the medication for 3 weeks however I had to stop because I developed side effects acute pancreatitis from the Saxenda"

Starr13 · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 28, 2019

For Obesity "I am a latina female who is 5'4" and about to turn 39. I started taking Saxenda on May 13th at 332.6lbs. I was really ill and started a low calorie diet and try to get at least a small walk in daily. I have lost almost 40 lbs already which is just so crazy! When I first began taking the medication I had headaches and I did feel sick and nauseated for the first few days. I almost wanted to quit but I told myself this was very important to me and I worked through it. Every time I upped my dosage I had a day or two where I felt a bit queasy but it passed quickly. I no longer feel sick from the medication and I find it helps me to feel very full very quickly and that it is almost like gastric bypass in a needle. I also no longer crave sugar which is a huge deal for me. I think it is amazing and I would recommend it to anyone considering gastric bypass. They should definitely try this first!"

Succeeding June 26, 2019

For Obesity "I started Saxenda on 6/1/2019. I was gastric sleeved in 2012 and have gained back a lot of weight. Was drinking pop, not eating slowly, lots of carbs, etc. I have gone back to eating how I ate after surgery. My doctor told me to eat 1100 calories and now I have problems getting 700 calories a day. I eat dense protein and drink decaffeinated tea. I am down 18 lbs. I am up to 2.4ml a day. Only side effects have been headaches this week, not sure if it is the medicine or not, could be the weather. If I eat quickly or eat junk, then I feel nauseated so I stay away from them. As long as I am eating high protein, I am not hungry. I have not started exercising and am fatigued but I know it is because I am not eating a lot. Probably need to supplement with 1 or 2 protein shakes a day to get a little more energy. I am very pleased with the help this medication is giving me. It is all about changing your bad habits and when I follow good habits I feel good and when I don't I pay for it."

Palee · Taken for less than 1 month June 25, 2019

For Obesity "I am a 39 year old 5'6" female and started at 295 pounds on May 30, 2019. Today was my last day of the 2.4 mg dose (starting 3.0 tomorrow) and so far, so good. I am down 9.5 lbs. in 4 weeks, and this is including a 10 day vacation with lots of eating out and drinking. I have noticed that I will suddenly feel full when eating, and can just push the rest of the food away. Before, I felt like I was NEVER full. I have experienced some mild sphincter of Oddi spasms and really mild constipation (improved with fluid intake and activity). I have also had a few headaches, which are normally rare for me. The worst side effect has actually been pain at the insertion site, and mild bruising. I've tried two types of nano tips and am skilled with injections (hospital RN), so this has surprised me. Overall, I am really pleased and have high hopes for continued progress."

Jen · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 22, 2019

For Weight Loss "I have been on Saxenda to help with weight lose since mid April 2019 I’m on 2.4 dose currently and getting sick was on 3.0 for awhile made me way to sick seeing doc Tuesday down about 30 pounds"

Mellie · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 19, 2019

For Weight Loss "I started Saxenda in October for weight loss. The third week I got the funky burps and discomfort, but it passed and I lost about 40 pounds by January. However, I started getting really sick in January. Couldn’t tolerate any foods and lost more weight. Doc took me off the meds and started doing all the tests and scans. The medication messed up my gallbladder and I had to have it removed and they found cysts on my liver as well. I had had full checkups the year prior looking into digestive issues, so I know it was this medication. Stopped taking it. Wish it had worked. Even though it was $1000 a month since insurance wouldn’t cover it."

Barnes · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 18, 2019

For Obesity "On first using Saxenda it was highly effective for the first 4 weeks , I lost 11 lbs on week 5 I had lost nothing and also on weeks 6 to 8 so I stopped taking it. I think it is ok for a quick weigh loss , I had no side effects only the first 3 weeks I did not feel hungry at all , maybe my body just got used to it so stopped being effective ."

Max · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 17, 2019

For Obesity "I was on Saxenda to loss weight but it caused uncontrollable vomiting. My doctor kept telling me it would pass so I persevered for about 5 weeks. One night I almost went to the hospital because I was so dehydrated. Sucked on ice instead. I lost weight only because I was too scared to eat. Saxenda pharmaceutically induces bulimia and should not have been approved. Dreadful. I don’t imagine anyone wants to buy a malodorous BMW which I can’t get the smell of vomit out of?"

Nurse1 · Taken for less than 1 month June 14, 2019

For Weight Loss "I have been on Saxenda for 5 days now and have lost 2.4 lbs. I had nausea the first day but have been feeling good each day since. I find making sure that I eat and eating small meals throughout the day stops the nausea. I find that I don’t feel hungry at all. And I don’t think about food like I used to. I don’t have cravings for sweets or junk food. When I eat a meal I feel full much quicker and so I am eating less. I started walking also which I think helps. Overall I’m pleased so far with the results."

EC June 13, 2019

For Obesity "Saxenda at 0.6 5/1/19 going great, noticed I was getting full quicker. I started 1.2 dose & no side effects. Next week I go up to 1.8 and I'm vomiting a lot, horrible stomach pain in the middle of my belly. Next day I was a little better so I stayed on 1.8 week later I get sick again stomach pain, vomiting & the runs. I skip a day of meds & take it @night instead down to 1.2. I was fine for a few days and occasionally still get a pain in my stomach and start throwing up. not everyday but nauseous. I am pushing thru because this is working for me but the side effects are no joke. I'm 5'9, female started @ 263lbs my heaviest on 5/1/19 and it is now 06/13/19 and I am down 18lbs. I almost feel like if I don't poop for a few days I throw up instead. My insurance did cover most of it it was supposed to cost me about $240.00 for 5 pens but in my first trial pack I got a savings card and that saved me $200 so 5 pens was $40 I picked up my prescription the 2nd time for 5 pens and it was only $24.99"

Gablog03 · Taken for less than 1 month June 13, 2019

For Obesity "I only could take Saxenda for two days. The first day I was ok. The second day I was severely nauseous, dizzy and uncontrollable vomiting. My stomach hurt so bad I thought I was going to go to the emergency room. I do not recommend this medication. I started on the lowest level 0.6."

Mimi June 11, 2019

For Obesity "I have been taking Saxenda for about a year and a half now. My out of pocket for the monthly prescription is $40. Without insurance it was $1,400 per month (YIKES). In the first year I lost 42 pounds and I was very pleased! I recommend Saxenda to anyone who has tried other avenues and rebounded."

Wolfdancer · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 10, 2019

For Weight Loss "Was fortunate enough to have Saxenda issued to me through compassion care, I lost in 6 months 70lbs, was grateful and due to other health issues I had a setback and all that was lost came back. I would love to get back to my ideal weight just trying to figure out an affordable price, and to ask if there is a long term supplemented subcutaneous maintenance. I'd like to thank you for finally having a product that works, hope one day it can be affordable ."

KB · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 10, 2019

For Obesity "I had a gastric bypass in 2007 and lost 100 lbs. I got pregnant and had a baby in 2012 (he was our 4th, we had 3 children prior to my bypass). I started to regain weight after my baby was born and could not seem to take it off - even with exercise and diet. I started Saxenda on May 8th, 2019 and I have lost 15 pounds. I love it! I feel like I did shortly after my gastric bypass. Rarely hungry and only able to eat very small amounts. My priorities are to get my protein and water in before anything else. So far, this has been a great tool for me!"

ProzacUK · Taken for less than 1 month June 9, 2019

For Obesity "Have been on Saxenda for 3 weeks hoping to lose weight and it's had zero impact on my appetite. I was really hoping this would work. Have used phentermine before and that worked but didn't like the sides effects( hair loss, rebound at end). I've increased my Saxenda dosage weekly and the only issue I have is feeling a bit hotter. I still exercise daily etc. Just want help stopping my cravings Any tips before I give up"

KWRider · Taken for less than 1 month June 9, 2019

For Obesity "I am 5 ft8, 34 yrs old male and before starting diet was 299lb , with the diet I was was 293 lb, then after taking Saxenda I was 269lb so I lost around 24 lb. When my dose was 2.4mg the nausea was mild I was ok with it, but when I reached 3mg dose the situation became bad, I started vomiting with severe nausea and stomach pain. I went to the emergency they gave me IV doctor said it was food poisoning and I became fine after days doing my daily activities. I took the next 3mg dose on my thigh and am still having same old experience. I shall either decrease the dosage to 1.8 or 0.6 and continue that way or stop taking Saxenda"