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Diabetes mellitus, often known simply as diabetes, is a group of common endocrine diseases characterized by sustained high blood sugar levels. Diabetes is due to either the pancreas not producing enough insulin, or the cells of the body becoming unresponsive to the hormone's effects. Classic symptoms include thirst, polyuria, weight loss, and blurred vision. If left untreated, the disease can lead to various health complications, including disorders of the cardiovascular system, eye, kidney, ...

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Wegovy Skin Sensitivity

Has anyone experienced skin sensitivity while on Wegovy? My skin feels like I have a sunburn. It's not hot, but feels real tight and hurts when touched or clothing moves or anything. No rash. Wegovy is the only new thing but it didn't happen til I had been taking it for 6 or 7 weeks. ## Yes! I am experiencing this also. Skin feels so sensitive, burning, sore to touch, clothes and touch uncomfortable. Did not start until higher dosages. ## I can't find anything listing this as a known side effect. Are either of you on any other medications? Have you consulted your respective doctors? The FDA lists the typical Wegovy side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, bloating, and heartburn. Ref: Wegovy Information ## I am not taking any other medications. I did f...

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Metanx Usage in Treatment for Neuropathy due to Pernicious Anemia

I read somewhere that Metanx should not be taken for neuropathy due to pernicious anemia. Is this correct? I now take Neurontin and sometimes Norco. These meds do not get rid of the pain, they just take the "edge" off of it. Thank you. ## If you take Metanx, it may cause incorrect results on the blood work for Pernicious Anemia, which could lead someone to believe that they no longer have it. So the warning is related to that, since if your condition improves, or worsens, you may not know due to false results. Ref: Folate Information Has your doctor advised you to try Metanx? What dose are you on of the Norco, and Neurontin?

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Ozempic and Nuvigil

Anyone taking Ozempic and Nuvigil? I don't seem to be getting the desired effects. Wondering if the Ozempic has anything to do with it? ## I didn't find any interactions, or contraindications listed. Ref: Ozempic and Nuvigil Information. What desired effects were you expecting? Typical side effects may include administration site reaction, anorexia, nervousness, and insomnia.

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Wegovy and Rapid Weight Loss

Hello all, I am fairly healthy besides my weight. Usually consume about 1600 calories daily. Workout 3x a week or more. Started Wegovy two days ago... Starting Weight: 200 Current Weight: 194 Has anyone else lost 6lbs in two days?!?! I haven't even defecated... I'm drinking the same amount of water... ## I was wondering if anyone is discovering that Wegovy is not what they thought it was for weight loss? I have been on this for going on 12 weeks. I just injected my last 1 mg syringe. I will titration up next week. I started at 164 and am only down to 154 - so 10 pounds in about 12 weeks. I am 5 feet tall. I am having all the gastric stuff, slight nausea, constipation. I just thought if I put in the work (walking at least 6,000 steps a day, eating well) I would have lost more wei...

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Wegovy and Insurance coverage

Has anyone had luck with insurance coverage? If so, what plan and is it a small business or large business corporate policy? ## I'm in Massachusetts and Wegovy is covered by my Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare plan. ## I'm currently on a large business insurance plan and was pleasantly surprised to find out that Wegovy is covered for me. My company is working with ibgportland, which covers it by the plan. Every insurance plan is different, but it might be worth reaching out to your insurance company to see what options are available to you. It can definitely be frustrating dealing with insurance coverage, but don't give up hope! ## I have HP but they won’t cover it, even though my BMI is over 27 and I have an obesity related condition. I had a BMI of 30 but my previous insur...

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Mounjaro and memory loss

Has anyone experienced sudden memory loss while taking Mounjaro? I noticed it a couple of weeks after starting. It was not the normal "aging" loss - it was more pronounced and happened suddenly. I know it could have been a TIA, but it did seem coincidental. ## It is not listed among the known side effects provided by the FDA. They typically include nausea, stomach pain, elevated heart rate, and heartburn. Ref: Mounjaro Information Have you consulted your doctor? Are you on any other medications? ## I am currently experiencing it. ## I had a severe bad reaction to mounjaro and trying to flush it out of my body now. But today I spent 15 mins trying to remember that I ate a donut just before it happened. I could still taste it but couldn't figure out what I last ate 30 mins pri...

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Jardiance and Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

I’ve only been on jardiance for 3 days. Day 1 and 2 we’re totally fine, and it’s been working great for my blood sugar. But I was having some abdominal pain and tested my ketones and it came back as moderate. Does anyone else always have ketones on jardiance? ## Did you only check that once, or did you check more? What you've described was only one check, so that doesn't really translate into always having ketones while on Jardiance. However, people have been known to experience diabetic ketoacidosis, while on Jardiance, so you should make sure to check your ketones regularly, and inform your doctor of the results. Other side effects, as reported by the FDA, may include nausea, increased urination, waking up at night to urinate, hypotension, and arthralgia. Ref...

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Ozempic and Skin Sensitivity

After seven weeks on Ozempic the skin on my upper back and sides have become very sensitive to the touch, like a sunburn but no redness. Has this happened to anyone else? I'm on my third week of the .5 dose. No weight loss yet. ## Hello, Christi! How are you doing? Has there been any change? I suggest contacting your doctor to be safe, since there is a warning about Ozempic potentially causing some serious side effects involving pain in the stomach, side, and abdomen. The FDA lists other side effects as possibly including anxiety, headache, constipation, rapid heart rate, and increased hunger. Ref: Ozempic Information ## Yes! This is common now that I am researching it more. Check out other forums. It’s there. Not sure if dose dependent ## My upper back especially feels awful,...

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Mounjaro Community Forum

First month started with 5 mg. Just started the next month with 7.5 mg. Lost 14 pounds. Used to take 3 meds total. Now just once/week Mounjaro injection and Jardiance 25 mg daily. Morning sugars 120. ## That's awesome! So very glad that it's working so well for you. Have you experienced any of the side effects the FDA warns about, such as nausea, diarrhea, constipation, or stomach pain? Ref: Mounjaro Information ## I just started on Monday and so far I have had no negatives happen. Wondering if I'm in the right spot? I'm looking for an active forum dedicated to Mounjaro? ## Hi, I’ve been on a 2.5mg dose of Mounjaro for 3 weeks. This is for weight loss, not diabetes. Down 16 lbs but 10 were in the first week. Seeking info on what y’all are eating, caloric inta...

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Ozempic to Wegovy

Hi! I have been taking Ozempic for weight loss (off-label), and I am currently on a 0.5 dose. I have decided to switch to Wegovy instead and plan to start in a week. Since I have been taking a 0.5 dose of Ozempic, should I start Wegovy at that same dose? I am thinking it should be okay since it's literally the same drug and my body has already adjusted to it. Thank you in advance for any feedback. ## Your doctor should be able to direct you in how to switch from one to the other, the maximum dose of Wegovy has been shown to help more with weight loss than the lower dose Ozempic. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, vomiting, heartburn, gas, and diarrhea. Ref: Semaglutide Information How has your weight loss been going, so far?

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