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Old 02-18-2014, 01:36   #1
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I am new here. I am type 2 trying to regain control after surgery. Didn't know how bad I was getting. I have tons of allergies to oral meds (metformin, actos,glypizide, glyburide to name a few) and also lantus and humalog. In the hospital they started me on novolog but once they increased it I started getting sick. Flu like symptoms, itchy swollen eyes, higher bs readings and uncontrollable shaking. Anyway I stopped it
Started Victoza today. Praying this will help and no adverse reactions!
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I got nuttin'... but I wish you the best.

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Does/can victoza cause excessive thirst? My blood sugars pretty much stayed the same after my first injection (270 2 hrs pp) I've had some mild stomach upset and diarrhea ( I know. TMI!) but I'm super thirsty. My BS has been higher with no thirst. Weird!

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I was on byetta it never affected me that way.

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It was mild and went away after drinking a few bottles of water

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It I think was more dry mouth than thirst It's gone nevertheless
However this is day 5 on victoza. Numbers were slowly but surely coming down. Doing this in conjunction with LCHF. Had a rough nights sleep last night after a day of allergy testing ( scratch tests) and woke up this morning with a 260! I had just gotten down from 260 prior to starting Victoza to about 160 fasting. The docs told me to give it more time. Now I'm like what? Odd. Maybe my body reacted to the scratch Tests yesterday? Haven't eaten yet but an hour after waking I'm at 230. Could it just be dawn phenomenon? Or fact that I didn't sleep we'll or even stress from the scratch tests?
I am really not a fan of the big D right now. So unpredictable
Oh and I ate low carb yesterday too. I made egg spinach and bacon quiche but I did have one slice of bread ( 19g carbs) with it. My 2 hr PP was 170 though...I had hoped 8-10 hours after that it would stay steady or even lower ....now go almost 100 points higher
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DO NOT EAT THE BREAD is my suggestion. It's like eating poison in my opinion and causes me to want more carbs.




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I agree with Pat's advice - drop the bread. This is the apparent and sole cause of your 170 pp reading. If you decrease your carbs and stay away from the breads and other known offenders, it will give you better blood sugar control.

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I was actually happy with my 170 pp. it's much lower than it has been. I know not low enough YET but it's only been 5 days since I was having 300+ pp. it's taking it's time but it's working. I'm actually glad it's dropping steadily and slow. My body is very sensitive and I was getting pseudo -hypos at 80.

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I hope the Victoza works for you! I tried it about 6 months ago and while it was working ok and brought my BG down a tiny bit, it eventually caused projectile vomiting…gross. One day I was babysitting my three cousins (6 and under) and I projectile puked all over their kitchen. That was the last straw on Victoza!

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