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Apr 24, 2024 - 7:14:01 AM

lazyarcher

Canada

7371 posts since 4/19/2004

I got started on Ozempic 5 weeks ago. Type 2 diabetes and my BGs were averaging 10-12 mmol/l.
Initial dose of 0.25 ml weekly for 4 weeks, just started 0.5ml weekly.
My BGs are cut in half.. now 5-7mmol/l, and a weight loss of 20lbs (235 to 215).
Goal is drop the BGs another point, check A1C..target below 7, weight to 190lbs. Hopefull get off Metformin which I dont like.
Anyone else with any Ozempic experience? I think this stuff is absolutely amazing!!!

Apr 24, 2024 - 9:15:08 AM

15016 posts since 1/15/2005

Dave ..... isn't this the drug that is now the fad for weight loss? I'm glad that you are taking it for the right reasons and it is working!

Apr 24, 2024 - 11:54:01 AM
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Apr 24, 2024 - 12:44:53 PM
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41111 posts since 3/5/2008

quote:
Originally posted by 5B-Ranch

ozempic bootysmiley it's a real thing. winkhttps://www.healthline.com/health-news/ozempic-what-to-know-about-this-side-effect-you-may-experience-while-taking-weight-loss-drugs

 


Do not worry 5B...

 

They have surgery fer that condition... ;0)

 

You know... "They"...

Apr 24, 2024 - 12:46:23 PM
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41111 posts since 3/5/2008

Mebee LazyA...
Wants to start a new banjo band...
The Saggy Bottom Blokes... :0)

Apr 24, 2024 - 2:10:03 PM
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12730 posts since 8/22/2006

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Originally posted by STUD figmo Al

Mebee LazyA...
Wants to start a new banjo band...
The Saggy Bottom Blokes... :0)


Oh snap! Here I am not feeling 100% and you gone and made me laught. Thanks. 
Thanks a lot. 

Apr 24, 2024 - 3:19:50 PM

slammer

USA

4531 posts since 12/30/2008

Good to hear Dave!!! Gettin fit & trim just so you can try and impress them at the dock , unloading the boat in yer Speedo !!! Hope you have a Great Spring Fishing season. Let me know if your banging the Perch !!!
Slammer!!!

Apr 24, 2024 - 5:19:10 PM
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12730 posts since 8/22/2006

“ banging the Perch !!!”

Is that what they are calling it now??

Apr 24, 2024 - 6:25:49 PM

Dean T

USA

64 posts since 4/18/2024

Am I the only one who has noticed that the jet in the hanger in the ozempic commercial, is missing its right engine?

Apr 24, 2024 - 6:44:15 PM
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Owen

Canada

15029 posts since 6/5/2011

When I hear "what's Ozempic?" I switch channels so fast there's no chance in Hades I'll see a hanger, or an airplane ... let alone one missing an engine.  ... One of a half dozen or so ads I absolutely can't stomach!!  

Edited by - Owen on 04/24/2024 18:45:36

Apr 24, 2024 - 8:47:35 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

72006 posts since 10/5/2013

Methinks it’s hangar, not hanger




 

Edited by - chuckv97 on 04/24/2024 20:53:16

Apr 24, 2024 - 9:21:45 PM

banjoT1

Canada

72 posts since 7/18/2019

I do not travel in the medical circles nor scmooze with any of those good folks but i do subscibe to the JAMA (Jrnl of the Amer Med Assn) daily emailed newsletter. In today's nslttr was an article about researchers who have observed several other pharma weight loss meds including Ozempic.

They've observed (what, since about 2008 ?) that there may be a positive correlation of the chemical composition to also help to stop smoking (i.e., no craving), and a positive affect towards dementia and Alzheimer's diseases. There may be more +'s in the report.

I cant recall the details and I don't have the link but if U need more info then google JAMA.

Apr 24, 2024 - 10:20:04 PM

chuckv97

Canada

72006 posts since 10/5/2013

I lost 35 lbs going on keto for 6 months with intermittent fasting (I ain’t buyin’ no stinkin’ pills… ;-)

Apr 25, 2024 - 6:43:13 AM
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Owen

Canada

15029 posts since 6/5/2011

Geez, Chuck, if I didn't watch long/closely enuff to see a hangar, how do you figure I'd see the hanger?? cheeky

Apr 25, 2024 - 6:50:24 AM
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lazyarcher

Canada

7371 posts since 4/19/2004

The drop in blood glucose is the reason for me..however, with type 2 diabetes, its so closely related to weight (in my case) that the weight loss is a big bonus. With a loss in weight, my type 2 goes away..so I may be med free at some point!

Apr 25, 2024 - 12:16:11 PM
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rinemb

USA

16227 posts since 5/24/2005

? So are most folks getting the injections, or taking the pills? Brad
How about your side effects?

Apr 25, 2024 - 10:00:50 PM

7396 posts since 2/14/2006

quote:
Originally posted by lazyarcher

I got started on Ozempic 5 weeks ago. Type 2 diabetes and my BGs were averaging 10-12 mmol/l.
Initial dose of 0.25 ml weekly for 4 weeks, just started 0.5ml weekly.
My BGs are cut in half.. now 5-7mmol/l, and a weight loss of 20lbs (235 to 215).
Goal is drop the BGs another point, check A1C..target below 7, weight to 190lbs. Hopefull get off Metformin which I dont like.
Anyone else with any Ozempic experience? I think this stuff is absolutely amazing!!!


I've been a type 2 diabetic since 2003.  I am on an insulin pump/sensor.  I just got started on Ozempic 1-1/2 weeks ago.  4 weeks at 0.25 and then 0.5 after that.  My blood sugars were averaging  275, with a strong 9.0 A1C, and now they've come down to about 200 or less so far as an average.  I'm also taking Bilberry Extract, Tart Cherry Extract, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Berberine and Biotin as supplements that stimulate insulin production and sensitivity.  I just don't want to get any of the stomach paralysis or pancreatic cancers they talk about for side effects.

May 3, 2024 - 7:15:34 AM

Owen

Canada

15029 posts since 6/5/2011

Apparently weight loss is one of the "right reasons," and has been for a couple of years, at least  in Canada... so long as there is at least one other medically related condition.

https://globalnews.ca/news/10464627/wegovy-canada-launch-what-tok-know/

The active ingredient (?) is a bit more than double that of the diabetes dosage, so I expect the risk of side effects would also be elevated??   I've not done a pile of reading, but I've not seen pancreatic cancer* mentioned as a possible side effect [but that doesn't mean it isn't].

* = and if that doesn't make one sit up and take notice, I dunno what would.

As an aside, apparently  the "interpretation" of risk can be quite subjective. I know of a person going for surgery in the foreseeable future. The doc said the risk of things going sideways was "... very low... about 1 in 100."  I wonder if 1:100 would be considered very low for pancreatic cancer as a side effect.  wink

May 3, 2024 - 8:57 AM

1676 posts since 11/10/2022

My knee surgeon who took out a cyst in my knee caused from IED shrapenel thinks 25% chance of the cyst growing back on my nerve is low.

I bet that as a pancreatic cancer risk would not have a starting gate.

Seems to me, there could be a hybrid drug for the 70% of obese Americans or a change in FDA nutrician allowances since the BULK of us are incapable of regulating our own diets and health.

May 4, 2024 - 8:18:47 AM

lazyarcher

Canada

7371 posts since 4/19/2004

Ozempic is not approved for wt loss, however the same company that makes it makes Wegovy which has the same same active ingredient semaglutide but at higher doses. I was very frustrated as I couldn't get Ozempic for 4 months due to a shortage resulting from it being prescribed for wt loss vs diabetes. I believe Ozempic should be reserved for diabetic use only.

May 4, 2024 - 9:20:30 AM

1676 posts since 11/10/2022

Regular exercise and a good diet dont require prescriptions. alcohol Abstinence also. Most overweight people are pre diabetic or diabetic anyway, so potato/potato. Treating obesity is treating diabetes. Causal.

I got no skin in the game, as it is or was. I know I lost most with Alcohol Abstinence (AA)...lol.

May 16, 2024 - 4:52:09 PM

Owen

Canada

15029 posts since 6/5/2011

Apparently this isn't new, new, although today's CTV Manitoba's news is the first I'm hearing of it ... that Ozempic could be useful in combating alcoholism: https://neurosciencenews.com/ozempic-alcohol-addiction-23422/

May 17, 2024 - 9:01:05 AM

banjo bill-e

Tuvalu

13769 posts since 2/22/2007

My wife's physician very insistently pushed her to try the oral form for weight loss. She experienced extreme nausea and stomach cramps and the very idea of eating was disgusting. When she refused to continue with it, her PA was quite miffed. And there seems to be a black market for it, as a worker at the local pharmacy said that filled prescriptions for it had been coming up missing quite often and that was not confined to one location.

May 17, 2024 - 10:19:51 AM

Owen

Canada

15029 posts since 6/5/2011

I've made no attempt to look up real (?) data, but I'm wondering if Ozempic is a case where the public is the test group and the control group.   Kinda learning "on the fly" ... ?? 

May 17, 2024 - 3:38:58 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

72006 posts since 10/5/2013

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

Apparently this isn't new, new, although today's CTV Manitoba's news is the first I'm hearing of it ... that Ozempic could be useful in combating alcoholism: https://neurosciencenews.com/ozempic-alcohol-addiction-23422/


My take on that is Ozempic can make it less attractive to ingest alcohol, so an addict (one who is addicted to alcohol) still has tendencies to move over to some other substance to get hooked on.  (or as my long-suffering high school English teacher, Mrs. Lindsay, would sternly say, "Charles, it should be "on which to get hooked. "

May 17, 2024 - 4:50:57 PM
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198 posts since 9/5/2013

Chas Van W.,
An appropriate response to Mrs. Lindsay might have been, "With all due respect, ma'm, your Latinate, un-idiomatic English grammar diktat of not ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put."

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