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For Obesity "I have started January 4th and 0.6 dose stayed at that for 7 days as I was extremely nausea , and headache , I have had my second increase 1. 2mg for 7 days as we’ll still waves of nausea and headache, I will have my next increase tomorrow night to 1.8. I'm a little nervous as the nausea is terrible Had doctors appointment yesterday lost 9.5 lbs Very proud , really watching what I’m eating , not much of appetite have to force myself to eat most of the time started to get GERD or very uncomfortable but hope to get through it ."

   
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2018 Mamma January 17, 2018

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For Obesity "So weight 99kgs and 5ft 6 - want to lose at least 35 kgs so have started Saxenda today - will keep you all updated xx"

FiMc January 12, 2018

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For Obesity "On my 3rd week of saxenda. Just increased my dosage to 1.8. Have a terrible headache. I am still not hungry but went to the Dr yesterday and they said I need to get 1000/1200 cals a day or your body goes into starvation mode. I have been exercising and watching my calorie intake. Still exercising 20 to 50 minutes a day. Thought I hit a plateau but I dropped again. I started at 204 lbs down to 193.7 lb which is 10.3lb in 3 weeks - ain't bad I'll take it. Dr gave me option to weigh in once a week or what works for me. Undecided on what I will do . Good luck to every one . You can do it"

Elfie33 (taken for less than 1 month) January 10, 2018

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For Obesity "on it Nov 28, 2017. I was 200 pounds and as my Dr did not have samples I started on the 0.06 lowest dose. I felt sick all the time for the full week, was not hungry. I would start to eat but was full quickly or just felt sick. Also suffered heartburn. I didn't move up my dose and I stayed on the lower dose for another week. I am now (Jan/18) on 3. I feel not that hungry. On Dec 28 I did weighed 192lb and today I am 188. I don't feel sick all the time just have bouts. Got through Christmas goodies. I feel I am hungry but when I do to eat I am full quickly. I still have heart burn. I hope I have the success as other did. Just keep going...I take it in the morning and in the stomach but its getting sore even with little injections."

   
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bcsunshine9009 January 8, 2018

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For Obesity "I lost 13 lbs on Saxenda. After suffering from nausea everyday and then forgetting to take it for 2 days and dialling the pen back to .6 and then up to 1.2 I vomited all over my office and thought "Come on, the reality is I need bariatric surgery or at least the willingness to try and get some better help". Of course I gained it all back as soon as I went off it. My question is, this knockoff from vitalosa has 'great results' but what are the long term affects? T"

   
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Shan74 January 8, 2018

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For Obesity "I started Saxenda in May 2017. I started with a low dose and increased every week until I got to 3.0. My starting weight was 293lbs today I am at 245lbs. In the beginning the weight loss was very slow but I kept at it and now it seems like the weight is falling off and I haven't even started working out yet. Only side effects I experienced in the beginning was tiredness so I take it at night. I am 42yrs old and I continue to use Saxenda and hope to get under that 200lb mark on the scale. I also plan to start working out. I have tried all kinds of weight loss medication and this by far is the best. This was an alternative to weight loss surgery for me. So far so good. Remember it works slow so don't give up."

   
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Dee313 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 8, 2018

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For Weight Loss "3 weeks I’m averaging a 3lb weight loss per week. I am the first patient my Dr prescribed it to. So I must return in a week for my update to monitor my blood. My personal experience on this injection- it’s not painful at all I don’t feel anxious or jittery, I don’t get energy from it. But I’m only experiencing 2 side effects. It does make me constipated. Destroyed my appetite. No exercise or diet- would lose more"

   
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Molly Golightly (taken for less than 1 month) January 8, 2018

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For Obesity "Started as suggested by Dr..was 114 now 110 in 3 weeks ! My private health insurer bupa gave me back $210. You get 4 pens here in Australia in the box. I neg with cincotta pharmacy and I paid $275. That's $10 a day. I'm full all the time . I have to force myself to eat . When I do its healthy foods. I did struggle with nausea and was put on a anti nausea pill and I get reflux but I got it worse on this drug so also on a pill for that. Injection doesn't hurt. Hopefully get back to a size 12 by next Christmas !!! Amazed and so happy I started it."

   
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Sydneygirl15 (taken for less than 1 month) January 6, 2018

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For Weight Loss "I started using some day end of October and just weighed myself today and am down to 212lb from 229lb. I started on the 0.6 mark but decided to stay on the 1.8 mark because of nausea. I walk 5 miles 4-5 days a week and my target is to be under 200 pounds in a 6 month period. Saxenda has really been the magic med for me because I had tried the gym but nothing worked till now."

Africanlady (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 4, 2018

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For Weight Loss "I continued to vomit all night and into the next day. It was so intense as was the nausea and wasn't letting up. Went to the ER for phenergan shots and was sent home quickly- so quickly that by the time I got home it started back up and I was in the ER for the 2nd time. Ended up being admitted to the hospital for 24 hours for numerous phenergan IM doses- this was the only thing that worked and for IV fluids. It was truly awful- I was so hopeful that this drug was going to be my answer to getting my life back. It had to be the drug- no other explanation according to the Drs that saw me in ER and hospital. Hoping to find out if anyone has known of anyone that had this type of intense reaction to Saxenda. Thanks."

   
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rll71 (taken for less than 1 month) January 2, 2018

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For Obesity "I am completely grateful and happy with Saxenda. In about a year I have lost almost 50 lbs..in the beginning I experienced nausea but it wasn’t anything compared to the feeling I had about the way I felt. I had no more knee pain, much less back pain, and my clothing was falling off. The best was that I am no long taking any blood pressure medication after almost 20 years on. I no longer am on meloxicam for pain. But just today I stopped in at my husbands work, and he actually said to me I look ‘skinny’! I don’t share my story with absolutely everyone because no everyone understands what it’s like to live inside my body. I am extremely appreciative to be introduced to this and the support of my dr is amazing."

Happy Star January 1, 2018

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For Weight Loss "I was 107 kg 183cm tall and this is my 4th day using saxenda. I'm now 103.8kg which is amazing. Saxenda helped me control my food which was impossible before. I run everyday on the treadmill and use the steam room. SAXENDA really works."

Hkk30 (taken for less than 1 month) January 1, 2018

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For Obesity "UPDATE - started on May 29th. I am currently taking 3.0 once a day. I have lost almost 30 lbs! Still not hungry but I am experiencing more nausea and vomiting. Doing no exercise currently but my doctor says I will lose more weight if I do, so planning to add exercise in the new year! Good luck in 2018 every one! : )"

Punkin322 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 27, 2017

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For Obesity "I lost 35 lbs on saxenda but when I stopped,I gained it all back. I tried a second time taking 0.6 as prescribed but by day 3 had a pancreatic attack and gallstones. Just had my Gallbladder removed in September 2017. Now, for the New year I would like to try again, but I'm scared. I don't like how it makes me feel, the nausea, heartburn and back pain but I love the quick weight loss! Will have to make a decision"

MidnightStar1234 December 24, 2017

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For Obesity "I started saxenda November 22nd and I’m down 13 pounds, but I am miserable. I wish I was one of the lucky ones that only experienced a little bit of nausea. I have had constant severe diarrhea and vomit with each dose increase. I am on 3.0 now and I am praying my body will adjust. If not, the diarrhea is so severe I won’t be able to continue the medicine. :("

   
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Ecrowe (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 22, 2017

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For Obesity "Male, 6ft, 240lbs. Started on 0.6mg 3 days ago: 1st day no appetite, slight nausea, slight headache, burping, acid regurgitation, tired, ate 1800 calories (normally struggle to keep to 2000). 2nd day, more nausea, more headache, ate only 1500 cals. Distaste for food. Tired. 3rd day, very nauseous, bad headache & muscle pain in neck/shoulder, pain in ?gall bladder, ate 1300 cals reluctantly. That night (last night) I felt very sick, bowels purged contents (but not diarrhea), moaning w/ pain & nausea, dry retching. Today (day 4) will go off this drug and only use 0.6mg every 3 days. This is not advised by manufacturer but may work for me. Will update later."

   
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MarkMaleny December 22, 2017

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For Obesity "I’ve been on Saxenda for just under 5 months and have lost 35 pounds and gone from 236lb to 199lb. (I'm 52 years old) I’m also following weight watchers at the same time. I feel like by the time I stop taking Saxenda I’ll have good lifestyle habits as well. I’ve been very fortunate and had dry mouth as my biggest side effect. It’s a little inconvenient but totally worth it. I haven’t been under 200lb for at least 6 years! I still would like to lose another 40 pounds but I know it’s going to still be a long journey maybe up to year but seeing even the benefits of losing 35 ponds have already given me makes me want to continue. Maybe not another 40 loss but what will be considered healthy and manageable. Best of luck."

   
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Monica P (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 21, 2017

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For Obesity "On November 15th, I started with my first injection of Victoza. I weighed 253 lbs. and I am a 60 year old female. I lost 16 lbs the first two weeks. My next appointment with the obesity specialist was November 29th and she was pleased with my progress. My insurance company, Manulife (Canada) does not cover this (don't get me started...) so my doctor is giving me her samples. She had no Victoza so gave me two Saxenda injection pens. I know it's the exact same drug but I am not having the same success. I am at a current lost of 21 lbs. and can't seem to break the 230 mark. Does anyone have any suggestions how to break through this plateau? Thanks for reading! Merry Christmas and God Bless!! ;-)"

BlueEyz57 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 20, 2017

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For Obesity "I have been taking Saxenda since November 6th, 2017. I have experienced heartburn/acid reflux terrible at times. I have added an over the counter acid reducer and that has solved those issues. When I began the 3.0 dose I did experience nausea for the first 3 days, never actually got sick. I have no cravings at all. I am so amazed at how well I am doing with this medicine. I have currently lost 22 lbs. I am even more thrilled that I did well during holiday dinners and was still able to continue my weight loss. My advice would be to continue your dose for several days as I think symptoms seem to get better with time. I would also recommend starting an over the counter acid reducer. Good luck to everyone!!"

   
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LBledsoe (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 20, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I am on day 6 of Saxenda and upping the dosage tomorrow from .6 I have lost 5.6. I admit, the first 2 days were brutal with the nausea and wondered if I could do this. It's so much better now. I have literally no appetite or cravings! I'm wondering when I up the dosage tomorrow if the nausea comes back? I plan to put exercising in the mix, but I have felt so nauseous and fatigued at this point. This is the most encouragement I've had in a long time so I'm excited to stick it out and hopefully keep losing!!"

Z2017 December 18, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I started taking Saxenda 6 weeks ago and I have lost 5.5kg (just over 12 pounds). I followed the recommended dosage until I got to 2.4mg and stayed in that for 2 week. Now I’m on the 3mg full dose. I feel a little bit nauseous in the morning, but I’m good after a piece of toast. I’ve had heartburn about 3 times but an anti acid fixes that. I don’t have any cravings which is amazing for me. I can still eat out of boredom, but other than that I am losing the weight without much effort - I’m just mindful of what I put in my mouth. I’ve even managed to give up Diet Coke very easily, this is a big deal for me as I was having 5 cans a day - but like I said, it has got rid of my cravings. I was hoping to lose more by now but I’m happy to keep going"

   
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Wintershell (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 17, 2017

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For Obesity "I started Saxenda on November 13, 2017. Started at the 0.6 dose and followed the recommended dosing schedule. I am now starting the 3.0 dose and will continue. I started at 212lb and now down to 207. No increase in exercise from before and I'm really not modifying my diet too much. I am more conscious of the portions I'm eating and the medication is definitely making me feel full sooner. Trying to maintain though the holidays and then will hit it full on."

   
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ChiefsGirl (taken for less than 1 month) December 16, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I have been on Saxenda for a week now with no symptoms what so ever. Except for the first two days after I administered a shot. For the first 10 minutes after I had a metallic taste in my mouth. But disappeared shortly after. Now 8 days in no more funny taste. I have lost 10 pounds so far. I personally think water weight. I was on phentermine before and lost 50 pounds but then my thyroid started to act up again and I gained 20 back in a matter of weeks. So my doctor suggested saxenda since I have PCOS with insulin resistance and hypothyroidism as well. Let's see if this works much better than the phentermine. I already have been on low carb high protein clean eating diet. And walk an hour everyday and do Zumba with light weights."

   
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Cyndibelle December 15, 2017

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For Obesity "I've been using for one month and I'm down 16 lbs. I'm at 2.4, still eating carbs and some sugar and not exercising yet. I'm going to try harder to reign in my diet. This really does seem to be regulating all my hormones and my body is shedding the weight. It's encouraging. For last bunch of years I've tried to diet and weight barely budged. Looks like my system needs this drug to operate properly. It's wonderful to see the numbers on the scale go down. I was 273lb Oct 14th lost 3 lbs eating low carbs. Started sax on nov 14th and am down to 254lb."

   
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Tbel (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 15, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I started Saxenda on November 26 and have lost 9lbs so far. Most of which occurred in the first week and a half with only 1lb loss last week. So far I have not experienced the heartburn or headaches but will say the nausea can be challenging but worth it if this continues to work. I plan to add some moderate exercise at least a couple times a week to help me on this journey. Good luck everyone and I'll post more in a couple weeks."

Beccayn (taken for less than 1 month) December 13, 2017

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