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amother




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Post Sat, Apr 10 2021, 6:19 pm
I’ve read online a lot of people losing weight on Saxenda injections. Has anyone tried it and been successful?
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andrea levy




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Apr 10 2021, 9:47 pm
Are you diabetic?
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amother




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Post Sat, Apr 10 2021, 9:58 pm
No
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andrea levy




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Apr 10 2021, 10:40 pm
It’s a diabetes drug. I don’t know if it’s used off label or not but It’s not something that should be taken lightly
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CPenzias




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Apr 11 2021, 4:55 pm
The diabetes drug is victoza and is half the dose of saxenda. That said, to should definitely speak to your doctor before trying something like this. It's intense. I'm on it. Bh it works. Unfortunately my insurance doesn't cover it and I paid out of pocket for 3 months worth but it's not sustainable lol
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amother




Firebrick
 

Post Sun, Apr 11 2021, 4:59 pm
I took it for several months. It was not very helpful for me. My insurance covered it but if it is not covered I would say don't bother, not worth it.
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CPenzias




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Apr 11 2021, 5:00 pm
Yeah I did it for a few months. I'm going to stay on it for another month and then go off. If I start gaining I'll try qsymia which is covered
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amother




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Post Mon, Jun 14 2021, 2:08 pm
So Saxenda in a higher dose called Wegovy was approved by FDA for weight loss in both diabetic AND non diabetic patients.
Anyone take Saxenda off label for weight loss and if so 1. Did you lose weight? 2. Side effects??
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amother




Aqua
 

Post Mon, Jun 14 2021, 5:04 pm
Bump
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amother




Chicory
 

Post Mon, Jun 14 2021, 5:09 pm
Is it the same as Ozempic?
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amother




Aqua
 

Post Mon, Jun 14 2021, 5:11 pm
amother [ Chicory ] wrote:
Is it the same as Ozempic?


No it's similar to Victoza.

ETA....it is actually same ingredients as Ozempic. Sorry for the misinformation.
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CPenzias




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Jun 14 2021, 5:20 pm
I used saxenda for about 4 months. I had the sleeve in Dec 2019 and wanted to get to my goal weight of 150. I was 163 qnd not going lower. Saxenda helped me get to 140ish. (I'm a little lower. I've been going from 137-139 depending on what I eat)
I didn't respond before because I took the brand name saxenda
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amother




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Post Mon, Jun 14 2021, 5:36 pm
CPenzias wrote:
I used saxenda for about 4 months. I had the sleeve in Dec 2019 and wanted to get to my goal weight of 150. I was 163 qnd not going lower. Saxenda helped me get to 140ish. (I'm a little lower. I've been going from 137-139 depending on what I eat)
I didn't respond before because I took the brand name saxenda


Thanks for your response!
Did you have any side effects?
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CPenzias




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Jun 14 2021, 5:44 pm
Initially I did. I was nauseous and if I got up too quickly I got very dizzy a few seconds later.
My body was just getting used to it and then I didn't have any more and my insurance didn't cover it.
The nausea lasted about a week or 2. You just have to work through it
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amother




Rainbow
 

Post Mon, Jun 14 2021, 7:13 pm
I know you didn't ask, but I used Ozempic. I had terrible painful diarrhea a few days after each dose. It was debilitating. I didn't last more than 3 weeks.
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CPenzias




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Jun 14 2021, 8:09 pm
Oh yeah, diarrhea. I forgot lol
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amother




DarkViolet
 

Post Mon, Jun 14 2021, 8:14 pm
I also did the sleeve 4 years ago. Never reached my goal. Wouldn't mind trying it. Which dr do you go to for that?
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CPenzias




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Jun 14 2021, 8:20 pm
The physicians assistant at the bariatric surgery center prescribed it.
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amother




Aqua
 

Post Mon, Jun 14 2021, 8:59 pm
CPenzias wrote:
Oh yeah, diarrhea. I forgot lol


How long did that last?
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CPenzias




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Jun 14 2021, 9:51 pm
I don't remember. A week or 2
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