Byetta no loss after 100# loss

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   Posted 9/20/2008 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I began taking Byetta 3/30/2007 and now on 9/20/2008 I have lost 100#'s and cannot loose any more.  After not loosing anything for about 4 months, I had lost almost 10#'s more about a month ago but now it is back on and I haven't changed anything in my diet.  I am disabled, nearly 60 year old female and I walk 1 1/2 miles every night in about 30 minutes in the hallways of my building where I live.  The most difficult part is forcing myself to eat ANYTHING to take the first injection as it seems that the Byetta has numbed my taste buds but by my evening meal I am ready to eat but I still do not over eat at it.  I am NEVER HUNGRY during the day and could go all day without eating a thing.  My BS levels are normal to low.  I don't take anything additional for the diabetes and I still have another 75#'s to loose but my doctor keeps telling me to stop stressing over weight loss as I am healthier now than he has ever seen me.  I am terrified I will put back on any of the 100#'s since I have lost several of me in my past 60 years and I don't want this to be another one of those experiences because I want to LIVE this time.  I am now told I may be forced to have my belly lap and pubic fat area, left over from the weight loss, removed as it is causing my bladder to not empty and I am having a lot of UTI's.  Also, the excess of fat under arms and under belly are causing yeast skin infections.  I had always decided I would never have that done if I lost a lot of weight as I have had 15 major surgeries in my life time and just could not face another one. cry  
So, anyone have any suggestions???  Also, how important is it to wait 15 minutes or more BEFORE EATING AFTER TAKING BYETTA?  I am wondering if that is what stopped my weight loss as I started just eating right after the injection and it occurred to me that I used to wait 15 to 30 minutes.  I will listen and consider anyone's ideas, suggestions or experiences.  Thanks in advance for your help!...URB confused

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   Posted 9/24/2008 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I cannot help with Byetta info as I'm not on it... but as far as the left over adipose tissue... I would say "Go for the surgery!" It is going to help you a lot in the long run and will help prevent the UTI's. The skin yeast infections could be a huge problem in the long run. You could develop skin ulcers and that is one road you do not want to travel.

You might want to get some 100% cotton men's handkerchiefs or pieces of flannel diaper to make "perspiration pads" to fit under the folds of skin. Fold them and place them where the most moisture occurs and you can change them once or twice a day to keep the area dry. This should help clear up the skin problems. Be sure to wash them in very hot water to help kill the yeast cells and use bleach if you have it once a month or so. Just double rinse to get all of the bleach out so it doesnt' become a skin irritant. I learned this from a nurse in the nursing home I worked in as a teen. It really worked well.

For myself I have found that swimming in a pool really cuts down on the "yeast odors" on my body.
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