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Guest 11.12.2019 10:02

Saxenda injections (Liraglutide).... looking for your experiences
 
My endocrinologist wants to prescribe me this medication additionally, to already existing dietary restrictions/existing dietary plan, to help me limit(slow down or, preferably stop entirely the continuous weight gain due to severe Hashimoto, illness (which I got since more than 20 yrs)

I have read and studied the clinical information available about it and am
in two minds whether to use the medicine or not. From what I learnt, side effects are common and can be serious.......

I wonder if anyone on the forum has used/been prescribed this medication (btw, no prob about the injections, am ex-nursing staff)

Personal experience? Pros and Cons? Did you experience side effects?

Thanks bunches and heaps for your input

EE

malin 04.08.2020 19:32

Re: Saxenda injections (Liraglutide).... looking for your experiences
 
Hi
I used it for about a year and a half without any issues. Helped me lose weight, and I have now been off it for 5 months and gained again. I would like to start with it again and looking for an open minded doctor to support.

Guest 05.08.2020 11:07

Re: Saxenda injections (Liraglutide).... looking for your experiences
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by malin (Post 3203955)
Hi
I used it for about a year and a half without any issues. Helped me lose weight, and I have now been off it for 5 months and gained again. I would like to start with it again and looking for an open minded doctor to support.

I stopped the injections, they didn't help at all, in 5 months.... I lost only 1.8kilogram. And yes with supervision from a nutritionist. Add to that that, despite my size I am quite active physically and have a Labrador that needs her walkies too. So for me it was just an expensive life lesson, because health insurance is not covering the cost of it!

Joolie 08.08.2020 18:32

Re: Saxenda injections (Liraglutide).... looking for your experiences
 
Im on Ozempic and have lost 3 stone, horrible side effects for the 1st month but once your body adjusts they go and then its fine. Dr prescribed as Im type 2 diabetes

swisspea 09.08.2020 10:29

Re: Saxenda injections (Liraglutide).... looking for your experiences
 
what sort of diet do you have ?



my brother had/has hashimotos and his was exacerbated by a soya milk product that had too much iodine. He was eating mostly plant based with lots of seafood, and also taking a vitamin supplement with iodine.


Basically, when he finally saw the endocrinologist after trying all sorts of 'alternative' options, the endo recommended a very low iodine diet.


On the other hand, idodine deficiency can also cause hypothyroid, so it really needs a careful investigation.


he lost all the excess weight when he switched to a mostly fruit, rice and vegan diet... but I'm not sure long-term if it's the world's healthiest diet either.



I would also do a screen for coeliac disease.


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