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Saxenda does not work

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  • paperpudding
    paperpudding Posts: 7,177 Member
    resurecting threads is one thing, I suppose - but answering to OP's or previous posters who are long gone is rather pointless

    Since the thread has been resurected - I work in a medical centre, Reps give free samples of Saxenda and some people try it.

    My observation - most people do not continue with it.

    Most likely reasons - it is too expensive,they get side effects like nausea (I jokingly say if it works it is because you feel too sick to eat and you cant afford food anyway ;) ) they dont like injecting themselves, they notice no or little difference in weight results.
  • katierthanmost
    katierthanmost Posts: 25 Member
    rschlief wrote: »
    Can’t believe some of the condescending comments towards Manchester4. I have also been on Saxenda for 6 months with little weight loss. No you are not alone. The medication which advertises great help for losing weight obviously does not work for everyone. I hope you have success with your efforts. I would take my question to the Saxenda message boards. People are understanding and they will stick to their Saxenda experience rather than belittle you for bringing up a very legitimate question.

    I kinda hope you might be alone in terms of this thread and OP isn't still taking Saxenda four years later. 😬😂😁
  • kshama2001
    kshama2001 Posts: 25,210 Member
    rschlief wrote: »
    Can’t believe some of the condescending comments towards Manchester4. I have also been on Saxenda for 6 months with little weight loss. No you are not alone. The medication which advertises great help for losing weight obviously does not work for everyone. I hope you have success with your efforts. I would take my question to the Saxenda message boards. People are understanding and they will stick to their Saxenda experience rather than belittle you for bringing up a very legitimate question.

    There are mistakes that people commonly make that cause them to not lose weight that we might be able to spot if you change your Diary Sharing settings to Public: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/account/diary_settings
  • jules28b
    jules28b Posts: 1 Member
    What does it matter if the thread is 4 years old!! I for one have found the thread quite relevant.
    Honestly, some people need to learn to live and let live
  • msjess12
    msjess12 Posts: 1 Member
    I don't see the problem, meds are not going to magically work. I have gone from 400 lbs to 154 lbs. Then I got pregnant with my daughter and gained a lot of weight back. Now that I am 44 years old, I realized that 20 years of not eating breakfast or lunch has literally turned of my metabolism. I asked the doctor for speed, but he gave me Saxenda last November and I have gone from 265 lbs to 215 lbs. Not quite as much as I would have liked, but it is still a deficit of weight. I am using Saxenda, eating heathy when I do eat, and trying to stay as active as possible. You can not just jam yourself with an injection and expect that to be the all magical cure, it does take some work on our parts. Hey guys, we are "all in this together" right. :)
  • AnnPT77
    AnnPT77 Posts: 22,350 Member
    msjess12 wrote: »
    I don't see the problem, meds are not going to magically work. I have gone from 400 lbs to 154 lbs. Then I got pregnant with my daughter and gained a lot of weight back. Now that I am 44 years old, I realized that 20 years of not eating breakfast or lunch has literally turned of my metabolism. I asked the doctor for speed, but he gave me Saxenda last November and I have gone from 265 lbs to 215 lbs. Not quite as much as I would have liked, but it is still a deficit of weight. I am using Saxenda, eating heathy when I do eat, and trying to stay as active as possible. You can not just jam yourself with an injection and expect that to be the all magical cure, it does take some work on our parts. Hey guys, we are "all in this together" right. :)

    If your metabolism "literally turned off", you'd be dead. Down-regulated? Maybe. For most people, any such effect is minor, as a percentage of total calorie requirements.

    Congratulations on your weight loss, regardless: Whatever works, works. Good show! I'm glad Saxenda helped you, sincerely: There are many paths, and finding the right one for ourselves is a wonderful thing.