Hi: I'm new to TuDiabetes. I meant to start a new "discussion" but inadvertently sent out a "message" to the group. I hope no one is offended I resend my query via a "discussion," which seems to be a preferred forum.
I've been on Victoza for three days now; for the first week my dose in 0.6mg, then 1.2mg, and finally 1.8mg. My endocrinologist put me on it, upped my Metformin, and took me off Actos, since he thinks that being on Actos has helped me gain and keep around 20 pounds over the past few years. My blood sugar control is fine (last Friday my A1C was 5.9). So the goal of this change is to help me lose weight "easily" by eating less.
My stomach has certainly been responding to Victoza. I wouldn't say I feel "fully nauseous," but there's a combination of what perhaps can be called "light nausea," discomfort, and bloating. So my question for this group is: do you have any recommendations, besides going off Victoza :), for managing this combination of stomach upset? I took a Pepcid AC tablet last night (even though I haven't exactly had an acidic stomach) and didn't drink (my usual single glass of red) wine with dinner. The outcome was marginally better post-dinner, but upon waking up, the general stomach condition remains. I saw that someone has been using Prilosec; but that won't work for me since it likely would make less effective the (generic form of) Plavix I take (I've been on Plavix since a heart attack and "stenting" in March 2006, at the ripe old age of 47).
I'm looking forward to seeing what some people have to say about this. Thanks.