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Saxenda and friends

airuhka2006airuhka2006 Posts: 26Member Member Posts: 26Member Member
Has anyone else tried and had success with Saxenda? I am currently using it, but I have a hard time connecting with anyone else that is using it... Doesn't seem as common as I had hoped. I'm 31, 265lbs and I'm trying to lose 65lbs. I have tried phentermine which worked for a bit but then it just kept me up at night. I'm basically starting this journey again after major surgery that had me laid up for a month and a half. I am basically just looking for new friends that can be supportive.

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  • DanpDanp Posts: 1,505Member Member Posts: 1,505Member Member
    I considered all that years ago but decided it was a terrible idea.

    Mainly just couldn't bring myself to committing to a lifetime of taking some kind of medication. The thought of the cost of decades of taking pills is just something I couldn't bring myself to do.
    edited October 2019
  • iheartmyyorkieiheartmyyorkie Posts: 164Member Member Posts: 164Member Member
    There's not much group support in the MFP boards for diet pills and injections. Especially when Saxenda causes an elevated risk of pancreatitis and thyroid cancer. But you might try going to the groups section and starting your own group. Good luck!
  • Mic72022Mic72022 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    I know nothing about Saxenda (honestly have never even heard of it). I just stopped in to say CLEVE-LAND!! Here we go Brownies, here we go!! Lol
  • beka184beka184 Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    Hi. I am actually just about to start Saxenda tomorrow morning. After looking into it a lot, I’m going to give it a go and also track my calories and activity on here. I am aiming for 1400 cal per day and 20,000 steps before having surgery to repair my ankle in a couple weeks. Then I will continue with meal tracking and Saxenda until I’m good to walk again. Feel free to add me for support.
  • kellyarw95kellyarw95 Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    I'm on saxenda. The Facebook group is huge.
  • kellyarw95kellyarw95 Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    You can add me.ive been on it for months. It really does help for some people. There is a trick to it though for some. Not everyone. Everyone is different of course. I love it. But I feel it really does only last only so long so use it while you can. Then switch to another med in the same class in what most of us do. Go in the Facebook group. It's great.
  • manderson27manderson27 Posts: 3,411Member Member Posts: 3,411Member Member
    kellyarw95 wrote: »
    You can add me.ive been on it for months. It really does help for some people. There is a trick to it though for some. Not everyone. Everyone is different of course. I love it. But I feel it really does only last only so long so use it while you can. Then switch to another med in the same class in what most of us do. Go in the Facebook group. It's great.

    I don't mean this to be in any way disrespectful about your choices but this really concerns me.

    What I would like to know is if it stops working then you change to another diet pill, (see bolded) what happens if that one stops working? Do you just keep changing the medications? And what happens when you get to your goal weight, you can't keep taking these pills forever. You would need to learn how to eat at maintainance calories at some point. How are you teaching yourself to do that. Because if you don't learn now you will be much more likely to gain back everything you have lost. Then you are on a cycle of diet pills, lose weight, stop the pills, gain weight, back on the pills.

    The reason there is not much support on this forum for any kind of diet pills/injections/ fad diets/etc is that most of us have tried some, if not all of these and they just don't work long term because they don't teach you how to eat a nutritionally balanced diet within a certain calorie range that either helps you to lose or maintain your weight in a healthy way.

  • annasanders69annasanders69 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    I started on Saxenda on Sept '19, 2019, was on 0.6 mg for a week, then increased it by 0.6 mg every week until I had worked myself up to 3.0 mg daily.
    I lost 30 lbs pretty effortlessly (without making any major changes to my diet, except eating a lot less because the drug seemed to suppress my appetite). However, since then, I have hit a weight loss plateau and Saxenda no longer seems to have any effect on me. My cravings are back with a vengeance, and sometimes I give in to them as I cannot resist them.
    I am scheduled to have labs in the coming weeks (I have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, with fasting blood sugar levels of 110 (ref 70-105) and insulin of 18 (should ideally be <5, according to doctor).
    Has anyone else experienced this; that is, that Saxenda first does a great job at suppressing your appetite, only to stop working as well or not at all???
    I have been wondering lately if my blood sugar may have fallen too low, causing cravings, and if 1.8 ml daily would be more appropriate...? Of course, I'd need labs to confirm it, but I guess low blood sugar can cause cravings as well.
    Some recommend combining Saxenda with Metformin. I am not too crazy about the idea, given the potential side effects, but there is Berberine, known to be as effective as Metformin if taken with each meal. I have been considering giving it a try to boost the weight loss, but think I should wait to get my lab results back before adding another blood sugar lowering substance.
  • preciusprecius Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    Hello i been it since may and lost 78 lbs im just wondering my weight has stalled is there anything you may know that can help me reset my body with this medication i need 48 lbs to go to be at my comfortable weight any ideas would be helpful to me
  • kellyarw95kellyarw95 Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    kellyarw95 wrote: »
    You can add me.ive been on it for months. It really does help for some people. There is a trick to it though for some. Not everyone. Everyone is different of course. I love it. But I feel it really does only last only so long so use it while you can. Then switch to another med in the same class in what most of us do. Go in the Facebook group. It's great.

    I don't mean this to be in any way disrespectful about your choices but this really concerns me.

    What I would like to know is if it stops working then you change to another diet pill, (see bolded) what happens if that one stops working? Do you just keep changing the medications? And what happens when you get to your goal weight, you can't keep taking these pills forever. You would need to learn how to eat at maintainance calories at some point. How are you teaching yourself to do that. Because if you don't learn now you will be much more likely to gain back everything you have lost. Then you are on a cycle of diet pills, lose weight, stop the pills, gain weight, back on the pills.

    The reason there is not much support on this forum for any kind of diet pills/injections/ fad diets/etc is that most of us have tried some, if not all of these and they just don't work long term because they don't teach you how to eat a nutritionally balanced diet within a certain calorie range that either helps you to lose or maintain your weight in a healthy way.

    I was told there's no medical reason for ever having to come off saxenda. I can stay on it forever.
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