User Reviews for Ozempic to treat Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
Ozempic has an average rating of 6.5 out of 10 from a total of 48 ratings for the treatment of Cardiovascular Risk Reduction. 56% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 33% reported a negative effect.
“I have been on ozempic for exactly 1 year as my insulin intake (injection) was far too high as well as Metformin. I was asked if I wanted to try ozempic and was told that it may help with weight loss too. In the course of the year I have lost over 9 stone in weight and gone from a ladies size 26 in clothing to a size 14 to 16. I have never been happier with my weight, my blood sugars are normal levels now which they were previously out of control.”
“I was prescribed it for prediabetes and weight loss. Today in one week since my first injection and I lost 6 lbs....in one week, last diet (one of very many) it took me 3 month to lose 10 lb by starving myself, which tells you how elevated sugar prevents you to lose weight. I am not diabetic, my a1c 5.5. I has slight nausea and fatigue first 2 days and after that, it’s all gone and I never felt better, I have no cravings, I eat approximately 1000cal. A day and it’s more than enough, instead of contact thoughts of food I do other things that I USED to enjoy: exercise, etc. I am worried coming off ozempic before I lose all weight I need. It is a miracle drug for me! I hope it will help you all! If they keep working on meds like this it will reduce DT2 and obesity drastically”
“I've been on Ozempic for just over a week now as part of a physician-run weight loss program. I was told to expect some GI upset but I had no idea it would be this bad. 7 days after taking I started with diarrhea. One day after injection #2 (2.5mg) I was up all night with diarrhea, nausea, severe reflux, belching and eventually vomiting. Meds like Pepto can't seem to touch it. I am going to talk to the doc next week and see what he thinks. I really don't think it is worth this kind of suffering.”
“Having struggled with a need for carbs and sugar for over 2 decades it caught up with. Constantly sluggish, despite regular exercise. Risk of heart issues as have an inherited Cholesterol disease. Weight, well thats a given, most females postmenopausal struggle to lose weight. So, after all sorts of natural therapies and a ton of exercise nothing helped very much. My GP mentioned Ozempic, even though I was only pre diabetic she still felt it would help. After the usual low dose start -6 weeks later up to 1mg. I have been injecting weekly and 6 months later, I am not only 30 lbs down I feel so brilliant. More energy, better sleep and no sugar cravings at all. It has been great. No side effects, maybe a little constipation at the start (mainly due to change of eating habits) Superb med, wish more people could be offered the chance to use it. It is still expensive in the insurance world , however hopefully like many other meds in this country the costs will lessen.”
“I went on Ozempic for weight loss after being told by a friend of mine about it - she started at 280 lbs and lost 60+ pounds. My whole life I’ve always been about 130 pounds, and then I rapidly gained 50 pounds within about 2 years. I started taking the ozempic at 182 pounds (I’m 5’4) and 6 months later I am down 25 pounds and continuing to lose. I could not recommend this drug more. It INTENSELY reduced my appetite and obsession over food. Aside from some occasional nausea (maybe once every 2 weeks), and some diarrhea, nothing that I can’t handle, the drug has been pretty great. This is only my experience though!”
“In June of 2019 I was prescribed Ozempic for the first time for weight loss. I was giving a sample in office and my prescription was sent to the pharmacy. My doctor was super optimistic and I had seen drastic results in someone else I knew, but had been warned about the nausea. I am insulin resistant, have PCOS, and had gastric sleeve in 2008. At the time I started the first .25 dose I weighed 191.2lbs. On the single pen, I did 4 weeks of .25 and 2 weeks of .5 doses. At the end of the 6th week, I weighed 173.8lbs. That’s 17.4lbs in 6 weeks! Of course then insurance denied covering it moving forward and I was unable to continue, but after a year, new bloodwork panels and some adjustments, somehow it has been approved so I have started it again today! Hopeful for the same results! Had been taking topamax/phentermine combo and was really disliking the pens and needle side affects along with the severe change in my tastebuds that it caused.”
“Unbelievable medicine-although I was suppose to start w a .25 dose and move up to .5, I never did. I have stayed on the .25 dose and feel amazing. I have lost 30 lbs-don’t have any bad taste in my mouth, no bloating or excess gas. Actually I can’t find anything bad to say about this med other than it is expensive. Feel better than I have in years and my A1C is unbelievable! Keep it up but please make it cheaper!!”
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“I just started Ozempic to help with weight loss. My first iunjection (0.25) was four days ago. I was nervous at first about injecting myself with anything. The needle doesn't hurt at all. I was also nervous about possible side effects after reading the reviews. I went through with it anyway and have had zero side effects. I'm pretty sure I've been eating less and haven't been as hungry. I think it has been curbing the hunger. I read one review that said to inject in the thigh, not the stomach, even though the instructions say either are fine, as well as the upper arm. My pharmacist recommended the stomach so that's what I did and I was completely fine. Here's hoping for some decent help with weight loss when used with eating better (and less) as well as some exercise. Make sure you refrigerate it. I didn't think to put it in the fridge until the next day and apparently my third pen (I got a 3 month supply) will have to be tossed which is very sad given how pricey this is.”
“I've been useing ozempic for a few months now but the constipation has been extreme, also I have been having severe cramping at night and very yellow urine (only since starting ozempic) l was told to drink more water, I got up to over 4 litres a day but still having severe cramping, has anyone else had these symptoms which aren't on the list”
“I’ve been on Ozempic for a year and have lost 62lbs. I’m at my goal weight!! Had trouble sleeping for the first few months, and would have some negative side effects when I increased my dose. But powered through and they went away. I was up to 1mg but have been able to reduce to .75mg. Super happy!!”
“I took Ozempic for 30 days and felt horrible most of the time with consistent headaches. I lost a few pounds due to not feeling hungry. I quit after the first month as my insurance didn’t cover the $2100.00 it cost for a three month supply. I have been off of it for two weeks and feel much better now. I have noticed it has slowed my digestion majorly which doesn’t sound like a good side effect as food can become very toxic if it sits in the body too long. I do not recommend this medication.”
“I have been using this medication Ozempic for several months. My dose is 1mg per week. This medication has made me feel sick from my first dose. I've lost 15 lbs but have bloating, gas, burping, and most recently hiccups for over a week. I will not be using this medication anymore.”
“Ozempic side effects 6 months later after only one dose. I took only one dose and thought it was the end of me. It's 6 months later, I'm suffering the worst depression, I feel weak and shaky still, not sure how I can even function outside of the home. I was lucky to be working from home, but next week I go back to the office and I'm terribly afraid I won't even be able to make it from my car to the building. I really need something to fix this. Do not take this drug, I wouldn't have believed in if I didn't live it.”
“My Dr gave me a 2 month sample for weight loss. I've been on it for 6 weeks and already lost 15 pounds. I was at 195lb when I started and down to 180lb, which at my age (50) I thought I'd never see. My only complaint is severe acid reflux, all day, all night. Dr told me to take 40mg of prilosec in the morning and 40mg at night (4 pills total). It worked but now I'm concerned about this chemical cocktail I'm putting into my body just to lose weight, not sure if it's worth it longterm. But Ozempic does work! I sometimes have to force myself to eat and drink as I'll go the entire day without eating and realize I need fuel.”
“My doctor prescribed ozempic to me a year ago for weight loss. I’m only taking 19 clicks every 2 weeks when I go see my doctor he gives it to me. Every time I get the Ozempic I get sick 2 days later. It starts by nasty burps, then stomach cramps, then out of nowhere I throw up you don’t get a warning, sometimes diarrhea and sometimes I feel like I’m going to pass out. I got the Ozempic Monday and woke up in the middle of the night with nasty burps and stomach cramps.”
“I do not have diabetes. I just have terrible addiction to sugar and need to loss 20 lbs. I started Ozempic Dec 1 it is now 2 months later. Started with 0.25 for 4 weeks then up to 0.5 since. Had some mild nausea at first only and have thrown up 2 times. I have lost 10 lbs. I definitely cannot eat the quantity I used to, I just got full fast. I also am just not craving food or super hungry or interested in eating like before. I almost used to think about food a lot. My Dr is sampling it to me for 6 months”
“I am not diabetic but I started using Ozempic for weight loss. I took my first injection 5 days ago and I feel like a different person. I have been energized, great mood, no cravings for sweets and I get full very quickly when I finally do want to eat. I haven't checked my weight yet but I definitely feel less bloated”
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“I was scared after reading some reviews- but wanted to share my experience so far. I began on.25 one week ago - I injected in my abdomen at night before reading about the thigh being better. The next morning I woke up with pretty bad nausea, but not vomiting - definitely enough though to prevent me from eating. All day I was lethargic and could not eat much. Each day it improved. It definitely does not allow you to eat heavily - eating very small meals is about all it allows and even then it does give you slight nausea initially. Took my 2nd .25 dose this evening and did inject the thigh. Hoping to update this in a few weeks- but it’s been manageable.”
“I have been on Ozempic for weight loss for 10 months and I have lost 66 pounds!! This drug has been amazing. At first I had a few side effects which included nausea and constipation but they did resolve. I noticed almost immediately how much better I felt on this drug. Not only was my appetite significantly decreased I felt better overall sort of like my metabolism was more even and my body utilized what I ate more efficiently. I lost my work insurance in November and also lost the coverage for the Ozempic. This is the only downfall. I do have private insurance through health partners but not one cent is covered by them. The price per month is around $800. With results this good all insurance company’s should be covering the cost 100% because it will save them millions, billions, even trillions possibly in the future. If they were smart they would get behind this drug.”
“I am using it for weight loss and so far after three months I’ve lost 10 pounds and have really lost belly fat. I still suffer some heartburn from it occasionally and some constipation but mild compared to at the beginning. Before this I tried everything to lose the weight I put on going through menopause including keto diet, intermittent fasting and a vegan diet. I also was doing high intensity interval training 4-6 times per week. Nothing worked until my specialist put me on ozempic. My one concern is in regard to my fingernails which have become quite discoloured (a dark yellow) since being on the medication. Has anyone else noted this side effect?”
“Did 5 weeks of ozempic trial and still having awful joint pain and leg pain even after stopping it 3 weeks ago. Also having eye issues that may be a premature cataract related to med side effects. I'm only in 40s. Anyone have these issues?”
“Was prescribed Ozempic for weight loss, because of being insulin resistant and not being able to lose weight (I'm 50lbs overweight for my height) after a hysterectomy despite working out 5 days a week and eating healthier. I'm on week 3 of 0.25 dosage and I'm finally losing weight, 5 pounds so far! No side effects except that I did have some constipation for about a week, but now I'm back to being regular with more water consumption. It did significantly cut back my craving for sweets, however It didn't completely. get rid of it. I noticed my hunger isn't as intense as it use to be. This medication was a last resort for me because I was having no success losing any weight regardless of my consistent efforts with traditional methods for weight loss, which was pretty upsetting. I continue to diet and exercise with this medication and it has been a great addition to a healthier lifestyle for me!”
“Got a Ozempic sample from my doctor. Taking .25 a week and on day 13 I have lost 14.5 lbs and no side effects. Went from 253 to 238.5 and did not change my diet. I was already watching what I ate but not losing any weight. (sucks when you keep gaining weight on a diet) started taking Ozempic and started losing weight after second day. Hope it continues. Hoping insurance pays but will stay on it either way.”
“Within 12 hours of first dose, vomiting occurred and continued for 3 days. Unable to keep any food down; small sips of ginger ale only thing I did not vomit. Lower abdominal tight cramping. Pain in upper abdomen.Vomiting at all times of day and night which added too the fatigued feeling. Days 4-7 felt queasy. Second injection: same side effects as first. Emetrol helped me eat dry toast (1/2 slice) and weak tea. Third dose: Same effects but only for 2-1/2 days.”
“3 weeks in... Initially prescribed for weight management. While my appetite's drastically reduced, I've experienced headaches, some brain fog, and felt a little under the weather. Nausea slightly though it reduced day by day. Fatigue's unbearable. I typically have an upbeat positive attitude and noticed a not so good version of myself just recently. Contemplating on discontinuing treatment as excited I am for the weight loss aspect of it:(”
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