Wegovy Skin Sensitivity

Shelley Says:

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.

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KT Says:

Yes! I am experiencing this also. Skin feels so sensitive, burning, sore to touch, clothes and touch uncomfortable. Did not start until higher dosages.

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VerFree Says:

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

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KT Says:

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I am not taking any other medications. I did find another message forum where there were many other comments experiencing these same symptoms.

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Christi Says:

Oh my gosh, me too! Feels like a sunburn! Is this serious enough to stop the ozempic?

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KT Says:

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My doctor has suggested that I do not use the 2.4mg dose again. I have three left. She would like for me to not use the medicine for three weeks and see if the symptoms subside. Then, she would like to start me back on one of the lower doses.

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SS Says:

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Me too! My skin is so sensitive.. Can we please have an update, after the 3 weeks?

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KT Says:

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Hi! I just passed the 2 week mark since my last injection. The day after 2 weeks, I noticed quite an improvement in how my skin is feeling. I still notice it at times, but it is definitely so much better. I can actually touch my skin without it hurting and my clothes do not seem to be bothering the areas like before. The last 3 days have been so much better. I plan to try to start the medicine back in another week or two, but at a lower dose.

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SS Says:

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Great to hear, KT!
I suspected that it was the injections, that makes me feel like this, but you never know, right? Now I’m positive!
Thanks for the update, and so glad to hear that you’re feeling better!

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KT Says:

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You're welcome! I contacted my doctor today. At first, she wanted to start me back on the 0.5mg dose, but I requested the 1mg , and she agreed. The prescription was sent to the pharmacy, but it usually takes them about a week to get it. I'm just concerned with the shortages on the lower does again and of course, I'm a little nervous to start back. However, I need to. I have already noticed a definite increase in my appetite and amount of food I can eat.
How are you feeling?

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