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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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Ozempic - Weight Loss and Side Effects

I started Ozempic in October 2021. I was 209 pounds. I am now 134 pounds. I first started taking Ozempic .25 mg for 3 weeks. I really didn’t lose that much weight and no s/e. I was still a little hungry then I was increased to .50 mg. My appetite started to decrease, and I did that for 3 weeks. Then I started the regular dose of 1 mg, my appetite definitely decreased. I started doing portion control. Eat 1/2 wait 20 min. I never wanted more. I always say to myself: you can eat anything .. just eat small amount .. wait 20 min .. still hungry .. you eat .. not you don’t. I never did. There are many times I had no or little appetite. I also learned you better eat because I passed out twice low blood sugar (I’m not Diabetic; I just needed to eat). I always drink a lot of w...

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Ozempic and food cravings

Has anyone developed a sweet tooth while on Ozempic? I fear I have. Also cravings for salty food have increased. I have been Ozempic three months and have loss 15 pounds. ## Usually, Ozempic helps prevent cravings, but some medications have been known to cause unexpected side effects in some people that take them. The FDA lists the other typical side effects of Ozempic as possibly including nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, and fatigue. Ref: Ozempic Information Have you consulted your doctor? Are you on any other medications? ## The cravings have gone away. When I started Ozempic, I had recently recovered from Covid. I think Covid dulled my taste buds. So the sharpened taste and cravings may have come from recovering from Covid and being able to taste food again. It may h...

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trial studies with metanx

I have had peripheral neuropathy for almost 20 years. I read about Matanx, and would like to know the experiences of anyone who has tried it. THANKS! ## I took Metanx (2 pills a day) for a little over a month for neuropathy in my feet. It wasn't doing any good so my doctor took me off of it. After I started taking the Metanx, my neuropathy got a lot worse and pain started in one of my feet. I don't know if Metanx caused my feet to get worse, but in some posts on a similar website, some people said they thought the this medicine caused their neuropathy to become worse, too. I hope someone will have an answer for this. ## I am using the generic METANX ( NEURPATH-B) as March ,2011. this purple tablet is working Awesome for me I just came from Sam Pharmacy where I was told they no l...

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Mounjaro Shortage

My pharmacy cannot get this drug and cannot advise when it will be available even though the manufacturer claims there is no shortage. Any advice? ## Have you tried checking with other pharmacies in your area? Mounjaro is most commonly used to help control blood sugar levels. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. Ref: Mounjaro Information

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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

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Very Little Weight Loss in 98 Days on Ozempic

I don’t seem to be losing weight as much as others on some form of Semaglutide. I started on Rybelsus on 1/28/23. Then I started on Ozempic on 3/3/23 at .25 for two doses, then went up to .5 on 3/17/23 to the present 5/5/23. From 1/28/23 to 5/5/23 (98 days) my total weight loss is 12 lbs. I track my calories on MyFitnessPal and I average about 1,209 calories a day. I never really felt a lot of appetite suppression. My main side effect has been constipation, with about three difficult episodes. I’m frustrated that my weight loss has been so little compared to what I hear about others’ experiences. Today I up the dose to 1mg Ozempic. I hope that results in a little more weight loss. So far the only loss seems to be my hair! Any advice or input would be greatly appreciate...

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Ozempic and gas

I have been on ozempic for 6 weeks tomorrow. I started the lowest dose for 4 weeks then went to .25 last week and will take that same dose for 3 more weeks before my doctor moves up any more...My issue is after the shot I'm fine but by late in the week I feel all gassy... like I have some kinda of gastrointestinal virus....I pass gas a lot and belch with the smell of rotten eggs....and stomach pain and nausea off and on....is this normal...?? Any comment or advice is much appreciated. ## I have been on Ozempic for about 3 months. I'm at the 1.0 dose. Every day I'm burping those rotten egg burps and feel nauseated several times throughout the day. I thought things would get better over time, but they haven't. ## The FDA does list these types of symptoms as being possible ...

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Mounjaro Side Effects

This is my 4th month on Mounjaro and my 1st month on the 7.5 mg. My A1C is 5.7, down from 10. It is working great but the side effects from the 7.5 mg are rough. Extreme nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. My doctor wants me to increase to 10 mg but I can barely handle the 7.5 mg. Has anyone else experienced these side effects and do they eventually go away? ## I am just ending the 7.5mg injections as well and the side effects (nausea, vomiting, and extreme diarrhea) have me basically incapacitated! I’m down only 14 lbs (thought I would have been down more by now). I don’t think I can continue with a higher dosage. ## This is my first month (2nd week) taking 5mg of Mounjaro. Still nauseous on day 4, but better than days 1-3. My main concern is some itching in my mouth. No swellin...

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Wegovy GI side effects making me sick

Took my 1st dose yesterday. This afternoon got really sick with vomiting, bloating, nausea, abdominal pain at the top of my abdomen in the center. Can’t stop belching either. I was constipated but took duloculax and has helped. Any ideas on what to take to keep from getting violently ill? ## There is an FDA warning for Mounjaro that states if you experience stomach pain, you should inform your doctor immediately, as that could be the sign of a serious adverse reaction. Other side effects are listed as possibly including elevated heart rate, recurrent fever, anxiety, and cough. Ref: Mounjaro Information Are you on any other medications? ## I get abdominal migraines instead of migraine headaches, and one of the telltale signs of an abdominal migraine is the pain is in the middle par...

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Ozempic and Constipation

I have been on Ozempic 1mg for a few months and have lost 25 lbs. I feel great but struggle with constipation from the drug. Does anyone else have this problem? ## Ohmygosh!! Yessss I love Ozempic for my type 2 diabetes. I have lost a good amount of weight. I have so many diabetes problems that Ozempic has helped with.. BUT I freaked out about the Constipation I took Mira lax and then ex lax. I calmed down about it and know I don’t eat junk like I have and I don’t eat as much. I take Metamucil daily and eat fiber drink tons of water. The Constipation is better but still an issue if I don’t drink enough water.. I love Ozempic and haven’t felt better since I got this prescription. My blood glucose is great!! ## I take Ozempic & also hv constipation issues, not ...

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Ozempic shortage

Anyone know who has stock of Ozempic? It's now so popular I’m unable to re-order from anywhere, as it's out of stock everywhere. ## If want get ozempic and can't get it, find a pharmacy that does compound. That's the only way you can get it now.

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Wegovy stomach bloating and weight loss

So I started on wegovy around 7 weeks ago. I've dropped from 277 to 240 in that time span. One thing I noticed is that my upper stomach area is still always bloated and like I'm retaining water. I know since my diet has drastically changed, my calories have dipped. So one, I'm not eating no where as much as the past, and I guess not getting a ton of fiber. I can't stand Metamucil. Was wondering for any other tips. Thanks. ## As an adamant non-fan of Metamucil, I feel your pain. You can get fiber capsules that will help. Just make sure to take them with plenty of water. I take 3 capsules twice a day, and it helps. You can buy these at the grocery, drug store or online. ## How does everyone deal with the gas and upset stomach? ## Fiber pills (at least 6 per day), lots of w...

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Ozempic Prescription Cost

Hello. I am hoping someone can give me an idea of how much I'll have to pay per month to start taking Ozempic? I have BCBS insurance but has anyone tried to buy Ozempic without insurance using the savings card? If so, how much did you have to pay? I really need this medicine so I can get healthy again. ## If you go to a private drug store, ask the owner if they can get it for cheap. I did. ## Do not take this if you are not diabetic. THEY need these meds. But if you have to pay cash, AAA gives a really good discount at chain pharmacies. My $90 meds became $30 but CVS told me someone’s $900 dog meds became $90 with AAA. If your pharmacy is not used to processing these you might have to go to the AAA website to look at the discount card to get the bin number, but a lot of the ch...

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Achiness due to Wegovy?

Has anyone experienced achiness from taking Wegovy? About one month ago as my dose increased to 1.0, I started to notice and overall achiness. I assumed I was coming down with a virus but one month later it persists. Just wanting to know if anyone else is feeling this or whether I need to see my healthcare provider more urgently. ## The FDA doesn't list this as a known side effect of Wegovy, but we are all different, so not everyone experiences the same reactions to any given medication. The typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, flatulence, diarrhea, and bloating. Ref: Medscape Wegovy Are you on any other medications? When it comes to such issues, it is always best to consult your doctor to be sure of what's going on. ## I we have very sensitiv...

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Mounjaro and ED

It’s a great medication. Thus far I have lost 20 pounds with ease along with my normal cardio routine; I’m experiencing the possible non life threatening side effects. However there is a side effect that is not listed which I’m experiencing since starting the dosage regimen to 10mg: erectile dysfunction. 2 other men I met via pharmacy told me that they are also affected & ED medication does not have any effect. We all know that it’s a 1x per week dosage so I put it through the test I had gone 9 days without the injection & I started to feel my ability returning. Needless to say the medication starts to weaken in your metabolism by the 10th day I was functioning normal again, however I would not recommend missing a dosage date. I’m back on my dosage ...

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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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Taking Ozempic after freezing and thawing

So devastated... finally got my script for my second lot of ozempic filled and then my fridge went on the fritz and froze it! The chemist said I can try it, that it might not be as effective but it will be safe... however the manufacturer definitely says no... I wonder if it's just because they don't want you to freeze it? Has anyone had theirs frozen and thawed? It is still nice and clear! ## Did you end up trying it? I think mine froze Too last night . ## Have you tried it yet? Mine is frozen now too. ## Did you try the Ozempic? Mine accidentally frozen so I’m trying to find out if someone has tried it after it has thawed. ## Mine froze. Thawed clear. I used it. Still works fine. ## How well did it work? Because I was told by a doctor not to use it. But I really don'...

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Ozempic is a damn miracle!

I have been on Ozempic now for 5 weeks. I started at the .25mg and after two weeks, upped it to the 0.5mg. I have never felt so dang good! I'm 53, post-meno, non-diabetic, 5'4", and SW was 264. My current weight, after just one month was down 19lbs! Now I'm down 21lbs! I'd love to finally be 165lbs or so again. I haven't been that small since I was about 11 years old. Ozempic has saved me! I can't believe it. I actually look forward to the injection every week. I only had nausea for a little bit the day after I started. And since, then, it's been great! No diarrhea, no nausea, just boundless energy. And not just that, but it's done something to my brain! I have this amazing sense of optimism, and positivity. I feel hopeful again! I feel like I AM goin...

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novalog 70/30

insulin ## I have type 1 diabetes. I'm currently taking lantus and novalog. My pharmacy gave me novalog 70/30. Without realizing I took it in place of my regular novalog. My pharmacy is closed on Sundays. I'm worried about effects. What should I do? ## Connie, it would be best to monitor your blood sugar to keep an eye on what effects it may have on you, and contact your doctor as soon as possible. If you experience any adverse effects, please seek medical attention. Ref: Insulin Information The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, hunger, and low blood sugar. Watch for any signs of low blood sugar, such as chills, extreme dizziness, and feeling faint. How are you doing, now?

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