Thinking about requesting Mounjaro prescription from my doctor at next visit.

Experiences? Opinions?

I’ve read (and heard) good things about Mounjaro’s ability to reduce both A1c and weight.
But I’m not sure I want to deal with the side effects – even if temporary.
Not to mention the Black Box warnings.
Anybody else ???

If you’re a type 2 taking long-acting basal Lantus with limited success (8.2 A1c) plus 10+ lb. weight gain, would you choose to add short-acting mealtime bolus insulin or Mounjaro (which supposedly helps lower both A1c and weight)? That’s what I’ll be discussing with doc next week…
Would like to hear your thoughts.

This is a pretty good article on the drug
Mounjaro: Its Powerful Potential to Treat Type 2 Diabetes & Obesity.

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I started on it in January with no side effects and no weight loss either. Right now I’m out and CVS has none and their suggestion is I “call around to see if I can find any”. My last A1C a couple week ago was 5.9. Impossible to tell how much is due to Mounjaro or the other meds in my diabetes regimen. Prior numbers were 6.5, 6.3, 6.2. If you did start on it, hope you can still get it.

Thanks so much for the reply, Zander. Your A1c seems to be going in the right direction, and I hope that you can “find” some more Mounjaro, soon.
I was sort of prepared to be prescribed Mounjaro at my appointment two weeks ago, but my doc and I decided to go with adding mealtime insulin (Humalog) to the long-acting Lantus that I was already taking.
Not sure if I’m not being aggressive enough with it, yet, but 3U Humalog twice a day doesn’t seem to be having much more effect than the 30U Lantus I’m currently taking twice a day.
(66 TDD – total daily dose). Any suggestions appreciated.
I may consult with an endo, and may also eventually end up with Mounjaro. I’d be more interested in Mounjaro if it were more readily available.