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I had been on Victoza but couldn't continue because of the nausea. I was also taking Lantus. I started on Trulicity two weeks ago and had no nausea, have more energy and my blood sugars are in range. I no longer take lentos either.
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First week ok. Second shot my wife thought I had a stroke 8 hours later. So felt bad 5 days later. No energy. Lethargic. Couldn't remember my phone no. Glucose better on Januvia. Dr put me on to lower A1C which was 6.8... is my Dr crazy
I started taking trulicity May 2021. This is the best thing that could’ve ever happened to me. My A1c went from 9.2 and I’m currently at 5.1 I am off of Metformin and I am only taking 10 units of insulin per night instead of 40. I have lost 57 pounds and I am in the best shape of my life since taking trulicity 4.5 I have never had any problems using this medication. The needles are not painful at all. You don’t feel a thing.
I've been on the lowest dose since the end of May when I gave myself my first injection. The second week I had my first reaction, I thought I caught the stomach bug, but my Sister In law who takes something similar said it was the trulcity. Okay, everything was fine till I went away for a few days and had some fried clam strips at night and also wasn't drinking enough, this was in July. I got sick, so I learned That lesson, so I avoided fried and fatty foods. I have on occasion had a baked good with no problems until recently where I had some then the next day experienced the consequences of having coffee cake and other goodies. I'm happy with my progress with the weightloss but the consequence of having any baked goods is going to put a wrench in enjoying any seasonal treats come the holidays, guess I'll have to make something for myself?Read More Read Less
I started Trulicity 2 weeks ago after being unhappy with the side effects of metformin and Jardiance. Glucose levels immediately dropped to the normal range, I lost 7 pounds in the first 2 weeks. Easy to administer, no side effects.
Going on 2 years of Trulicity. A1C went from 6.9 to 6.1 and I lost 54 lbs. I'm eating healthier with few cravings. Though the progress is slow I will continue because I feel great. My family doctor is pleased with my progress.
I've been on this medicine since June 22,2023. Honestly I haven't loss any weight, maybe 2-4 pounds. The needle does hurt, and the area does burn when injecting the medicine. No side effects ever since I started.
I used to be on Ozempic and it was nice the needle didn’t hurt but this needle is so painful I get anxiety now when I have to use it.
This medicine only gives me side affects if I eat bad foods if i eat right it doesn’t bother me… It has lowered my blood sugar levels so try eating better maybe that’s the problem.
My endo recommended I start Trulicity when My A1C went upto 9. The first 2 months were rough, but once I learned which foods to avoid, it got better. I lost 30 lbs and A1C down below 7. My only complaint is the injection can be painful.
Having been on Ozempic for a couple of years I was forced to use Truelicity because of the shortage of Ozempic in the marketplace. I am not overly impressed with this product. Based on my daily glucose readings, I'm not seeing any big improvements in my numbers, they have remained pretty much the same but the worst thing about this drug is the injection method. For the last two injections I've experienced nothing but problems with the injectors, I have pushed the trigger and the button will not go down. I'd hold that button down for several minutes and still nothing happened, no matter how much pressure I applied. Oh, I'd hear the first click but never the second. So when I'd remove the injector from my skin, I could see that no medicine had been released so I'd try again, and still nothing. The trigger would not go down. After the second try, after I'd removed it from the injection site and pushed the trigger the stupid thing would start to work and I'd lose the entire dose. What a piece of junk! I've tried with it being cold from the refrigerator and also letting it warm up a bit and still have been unsuccessful in getting a dose of medicine. Also, I do have to say those loud clicks are disturbing and startle me every time. I'll be so glad when I run through these doses, (if I ever manage to use them) so I can get back on Ozempic. Read More Read Less
I'm type II. Started Trulicity in May 2023 with a A1C at 10.5, I was feeling terrible. Started using Freestyle Libra monitoring devise to see what was going on. Found out that my blood sugar was fluctuating as a non-diabetic but it was staying in the high range constantly and would get worse with fasting and early morning while sleeping. Started with .75 for first month and increased to 1.5mg. Just had A1c checked and is now at 6.2 after 3 months! I'm over the moon First week I felt pretty nauseous, second week was better but still nauseous, each week got better and after first month really didn't have any side effects. And honestly after feeling so terrible for so long from high glucose the slight discomfort was nothing compared to what I had been feeling. I have been on and continue to take Metformin. Hoping that within a year I can go back to just Metformin. Lost about 10lbs. I'm very fortunate that insurance covers Trulicity at 100%. Read More Read Less
Started Trulicity in June of 2023 and still on it. I have lost 40+ pounds. I ate slowly, healthy and stayed away from sugary, and fried foods. Purchased raw ginger for tea, any nausea or upset stomach subsided immediately with raw ginger, just boil and drink tea hot or cold. To keep weight off... . I'm walking daily, and stretching. Thanks Trulicity ??
I have only taken 2 doses so far but let me say, I have never, in my entire life, had an injection that is so painful, ever! It hurts, it burns, it is horrible. I dread taking any more. I thought the first time it just hurt because it was the first dose. Nope the second was worse. I am considering stopping these all together. I don't know if it is helping yet because it is only 2 doses so far.
Weight loss was very quick blood sugar down. Discontinued because of weight loss concerned to fast.
Was on ozempic and my a1c went from 8 to 5.5 and I lost 30 pounds. My Medicare Advantage company doesn’t cover it so I had to go on trulicity. I’ve now gained back all the weight I’ve lost PLUS another 5 pounds. I might as well just go back to metformin. Trulicity is worthless
No change in weight or sugar levels. 70% of time with upset stomach and nausea!
I've been taking trulicity for about 7 months. First 3 mos loss 6 pounds. After the next 3 mos 1pound. Now am on my 7 month haven't loss anything. My concern is am experiencing clogged up in my throat area and a major cough. I went to er was told it's the weather and it's sinus mixed with allergies. So I was giving steroids and allergy medicine all the while coughing up yellow thick mucus. Never had sora throat the whole time. Went to my dr for a follow-up just to be told oh its just allergies and my throat was swallon. I'll give you some cough medicine still not helping with the cough. A week later still coughing up mucus thick white a lil yellow comes up sometimes. The reason am upset is reading the side effects trulicity can cause thyroid cancer so why my dr didn't say stop taking the meds to see if it'll get better. Am done with it just know if you experience this stop taking this medication. Read More Read Less
I have been injecting medications into my body for over 40 years. In all that time, I never experienced the PAIN or SHOCK received today during the injection of Trulicity. All I can say is that the manufacturer should make it very clear on packaging that you should allow the syringe and contents to warm up for about 30 minutes BEFORE injecting. I have a bad heart as it is! It was horrific and I do not know if I can do it again?
Most of my injections are fairly painless, but I get some that really sting and I suspect burrs on the needle. Ouch!
I started taking Trulicity when I was for certain diagnosis with diabetes 2 about 6 months ago. I have been pre-diabetic for about 15 years. Many controlled with diet and exercise. Recently I got into a really bad car accident so I was unable to control it with exercise and my diet went with it as well. Anyway, I was to start taking medication. I started with Metformin, which didn’t work for me and I couldn’t stay off the toilet. Then, I was given Trulicity. At first, I thought it was working great and I wasn’t visiting the bathroom so often. I started at 0.75 and I even started losing weight without trying. Probably because I felt really nauseous early on and then it turned into every once in a while. As the dose was increasing, I was visiting the bathroom less and less. In the beginning it wasn’t too worrisome. Then I noticed some stomach pains, as my dose amount was increasing. This was when my dose was at 3.0. I was having stomach pains followed by diarrhea. I spoke to the doctors and they said it was constipation and to take fiber supplements. So I did. I then started to notice my period had stopped. Now I thought it would be too soon for menopause, but I heard people can have it anytime so I thought maybe this is what is happening even though all of my periods have been normal up until this point. I was then finally increased to 4.5 This is when I wouldn’t have a bowel movement for about 4-5 days and even if I did, it wasn’t much. I started breakout with pimples on my face and body, which is not normal for me. My stomach pains now radiated to my back where I was laying in bed for two days. This always happened 2 days after taking my shot is what I started noticing. I was on my second month of not having my period. I couldn’t find anything stating that Trulicity interferes with your period so I just thought I was in early menopause. I was sad actually cause I wanted more children. When the stomach pains got so bad I finally reached my doctor and said I want to stop Trulicity to see if that was the issue. This is when I finally found out that Trulicity actually constipates you. I was never ever told this. So I thought that was the pain I was having was from constipation. This is when I read that it causes pancreatitis and kidney damage. I got lab work done and I had some signs of kidney damage from Trulicity. My levels were normal prior. I told them my period still has no come and they told me it wasn’t cause of Trulicity. So regardless I asked to stop the medication which they agreed. It has only been a week and a half since my last dose and my bowel movements are back to normal. I don’t have stomach pains beside some little radiating pains in my back, which could be from the kidney damage now. AND my periods have returned. This is the part I was surprised with. So Trulicity DOES AFFECT YOUR PERIODS! My main reason for writing this is to let others know if they are in my situation because I found absolutely NOTHING stating this. But it does make sense. Trulicity messes with your pancreas, which can mess with hormones, which can make with your period. Anything that messes with hormones can. I just wish I knew this before thinking I couldn’t have children anymore for the rest of my life. Which was very depressing honestly. Anyway, Trulicity might work for some people, but it did NOT work for me. My body was telling me it wasn’t the right medication for me, but I kept listening to my doctors who told me it was always something else. Even though it did bring my A1C levels down and I was able to finally prick my finger and read a blood sugar level of 100 which hadn’t happened in years, it was worth the pain and misery I felt during it. I now have to find another medication to try until I can get my weight under control or once I can get full mobility back in my right leg and foot so I can do normal workouts. I hope this helps someone else that is having the same worries I did and can have some reassurance, especially for the mRead More Read Less
I was on a very low doze 1st 4 weeks. I had no noticeable negative side effects. Slight loss of appetite. Had my A1C done after 4 weeks it had been 6.9 when I STARTED INJECTIONS and no change STILL 6.9 AFTER 4th week. Doctor increased my dose on week 5 and I started mild side effects that rapidly went into SEVERE SIDE EFFECTS by the end of week six. Immediately stopped taking it. Severe constipation, uncontrollable belching, flu like fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, couldn’t keep anything down for almost a week, disoriented, weak, light headed.10 days after stopping still having side effects but beginning to ease up some. This drug stays in yr system 30 days after last injection. So glad I stopped as soon as the negative side effects started. Recommend STAYING AWAY FROM THIS DRUG. I was so sick I should have gone to the ER THANKFULLY it’s started to get out of my system and I can keep small amount of fluids down and meal replacement shakes. Can’t believe this poison is still on the market. Read More Read Less
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