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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 6/23/2006 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all, My name is Joy and I started Byetta 5 pen on Tuesday of this week. I am not on any meds for diabetes, my dr just want to help control it with byetta. It is working great but I am so nausated that I want to stop taking it. Has anyone else had this side effect and how long did it last. I guess i am a wimp when it comes to this side effect. Thanks for any input.

Joy mad
Joy, I adjusted your subject to get our Byetta users to help you out.~Jeannie

Post Edited By Moderator (Jeannie143) : 6/23/2006 10:48:51 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/23/2006 9:51 PM (GMT -7)   
We have a number of people going thru the Byetta experience and Warren, one of the other mods is on it also. Someone should be along in the next day or two to answer all your questions. In the mean time, welcome to HealingWell. Glad to make a new friend, but sorry for the reason.
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 6/24/2006 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Joy,

What were your blood sugar numbers before going onto the byetta? 

Im really surprised that your doctor put you on Byetta without supplemental medication.  However, if it works that what counts.  The nausea will pass, so just curl up with the tv or a book and try to tough it out.  Eventually it is going to go away.  I will tell you that if you eat higher protein and less carbs, at least initially when you are taking the Byetta, this seems to lessen the nausea.  I have no side effects from Byetta, but if I go over indulge on pizza, I will get a wave of slight nausea, so the Byetta is telling me, "hey, go easy on your carb load".

scool Warren
It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not. - James Gordon, M.D.
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease. - George Dennison Prentice

I can only please one person per day, today is not your day...tomorrow doesn't look good either.

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 6/27/2006 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Joy,

I felt the same way at first. Like morning sickness sometimes stronger, thats all gone now. IT WILL GET BETTER. I do like Warren get a "reminder" if I have too many carbs of a sneack attack- but it is just a little wave telling me to mind my ways. Hang in there.

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