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Old 03-07-2012, 09:24   #1
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I've been on Victoza now for about 10 months. I'm getting nausea multi times a day. many times (mostly lunch) i can just eat a few bites and get nausea and can't eat further. Also many times get diarhea within 30 minutes after eating (mostly after buffet dinners??) . Anyone with same problem?
I also take 3 other diabetic meds (actos, Metformin,Glyburide).
The Victoza has really helped with my blood suger levels but tired of the nausea and diarhea.
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Hi,
I've been on Victoza now for about 10 months. I'm getting nausea multi times a day. many times (mostly lunch) i can just eat a few bites and get nausea and can't eat further. Also many times get diarhea within 30 minutes after eating (mostly after buffet dinners??) . Anyone with same problem?
I also take 3 other diabetic meds (actos, Metformin,Glyburide).
The Victoza has really helped with my blood suger levels but tired of the nausea and diarhea.
Thanks all!
I know this thread is old but I am taking Victoza. Today was day 8 of me taking it. Have you found out how to fix the diarrhea and the nausea? I have nausea now and have had it since I started on victoza. I don't mind it anymore. I've gotten used to it. I do drink ginger ale and have for a week. Still the nausea comes through the ginger ale. I may try 7up and see if that helps more than ginger ale.

I don't have diarrhea so far with it. I can guess the only thing you can do is take lots of fiber that should help bulk up your stool. Also you can take imodium if it's really bad. But at least for me when I take imodium it tends to constipate me afterward.

What were your bg's before starting on Victoza? Are you still on it? What are they now? I'm interested to talk to someone else who takes it.

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Hi, I am on day 6 of Victoza. Experiencing the same symptoms no diareah though. Sick to my stomach for like 20 hours a day. I can hardly stand it. I feel like I am poisoning myself. Dr says I wont see much change in my glucose values until I bump up to the 1.2 dose. Not looking forward to that and not looking forward to todays dose either because I know how it is going to make me feel. How can this be better? Feeling frustrated and weak.

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I have been on Victoza for about a year and yes the nausea and violent vomiting was a issue for the first week or so. But once i got through it, ive been find. But remember if you every stop taking it for any period of time...it starts all over! Good Luck, i will say the weight lose has been great

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I have been on Victoza for about a year and yes the nausea and violent vomiting was a issue for the first week or so. But once i got through it, ive been find. But remember if you every stop taking it for any period of time...it starts all over! Good Luck, i will say the weight lose has been great
I haven't lost any weight. None at all. Initially I lost 6 pounds then it came right back even though I was barely eating. Oh well. At least my OCD-hunger is gone! Plus my diabetes is much better controlled.

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I tried Byetta twice. Because I was told I HAD to take it before dinner, it always made me nauseous, in fact the second time I was always hurling.
When my Doc wanted me to try Victoza, I asked about dosing times. He said it was fine to take at bedtime. So I have been injecting it just before I go to bed. That way, I sleep throught the worst of the nausea. Works fairly well. When I feel sick during the day, I either drink a diet soda, ginger tea, or chew ginger gum (health food store).

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I take a half dose. 15 clicks on the pen, Probably 1.0. (1.2 makes me nauseous and gives me hypos). Any more makes me nauseous, but that amount is working fine. Today i forgot my fast acting at lunch and was 116 post pyramidal. Incredible. Though my insurance won't cover it, I'm considering paying full price. It just might be worth it. If you're nauseous, just try reducing the dose a couple of clicks until you find it to be tolerable.

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I wouldn't use Victoza if they gave it to me free.And they sure as heck won't do that.
With that crazy paula deen as a spokesperson folks thinks well if she uses it it must be great

IT causes a cancer of the pancreas.Then the side effects will make you sick as dog.

No thanks. Another reason I fell out with my Doc. She 'tried' to push it me.I am smarter then that.

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I tried Byetta twice. Because I was told I HAD to take it before dinner, it always made me nauseous, in fact the second time I was always hurling.
When my Doc wanted me to try Victoza, I asked about dosing times. He said it was fine to take at bedtime. So I have been injecting it just before I go to bed. That way, I sleep throught the worst of the nausea. Works fairly well. When I feel sick during the day, I either drink a diet soda, ginger tea, or chew ginger gum (health food store).



I see byetta ad's on Tv as being on list with actos & avandia.
Oh & januvia.For causing deaths & heart attacks & strokes.

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I've been using Victoza for 2 months now. Luckily I have only experienced nausea a few times and that was when I ate too much. My fasting blood sugar numbers have gone from 150 - 170 to 89 - 112. I was more nauseous when using Byetta. Victoza is a once a day injection, which is nice 'cause I would often forget to inject my Byetta before eating.

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