Post Edited (Doris H.) : 9/13/2005 8:51:28 PM (GMT-6)
I have been on Byetta for 3 months and I LOVE it!
I lost a little over 30 LBS and hope to loose another 20-25 and I'll be back to normal.
I had no idea how bad I was feeling until I started the injections. I feel great, my sugars are perfect and I have a lot of energy. Quality of life is something you can't replace.
The belching went away after 6 weeks and the nausea, while it could be pretty bad at times- I learned I had to eat less than half of my normal intake, and eat my food 30 minutes or so after the injection.
No other real issue except a little constipation which went away along with the nausea. I have been on the 10 MG pen for over 2 months and I am so grateful for this little pen.
One thing I did find disturbing was that it took 2 doctors and a lot of convincing to get them to put me on Byetta.
3 Doctors said I was a candidate, but that they don't prescribe it as they get a lot of grief from the insurance company- and none of them even knew my insurance- It was just the way things are.
I hope this isn't true- a lot of people will end up suffering needlessly.
Back on the 10 dose. Still feeling yucky, but the nausea is manageable with antacids. Killer headaches, too.
Has anyone had a problem with postprandial lunch numbers? Seems after the shots, the blood sugar is beautiful (at breakfast and dinner), but at lunch, when there is not shot, it shoots up. Going to try a no-carb lunch. If that doesn't work, I might have to use some fast acting insulin or pills with lunch.