A little background on me: I'm 33, was diagnosed at age 20 of Type 2 diabetes. I am considered morbidly obese and also have a family history of diabetes. For many years my diabetes was uncontrolled, even when medicated and I have been told I have a very strong resistance to insulin.
My endocrinologist prescribed Victoza last March 2011.
Since then i have been taking 1.2 Victoza daily (at night) as well as 100 units of Levemir at breakfast and 200 units of Levemir at night. In addition, I am also taking 500mg of Metformin twice daily. Prior to the Victoza i was also injecting Novorapid at meals, which I was able to discontinue.
For the first month on Victoza (and I did start at 0.6 and work my way up to 1.2) I had terrible nausea, but very little vomiting, diarrhea and headaches.... the headaches actually lasted almost 3 months. While there was no weight change in this time there was a significant improvement in my A1C... from 11.2 to normal within 6 months!
Fast forward to October 2011.... I got what I thought was a flu, decreased appetitite, .nausea, diarrhea and nasty smelling burps that made me gag. The burps came on all of a sudden one day and since i have been dealing with them day and night, unsuccessfully I might add. I also experience a complete lack of appetite and have lost almost 30lbs in this period.
Now it's the end of December 2011 and i am still dealing with the diarrhea and egg burps EVERY DAY. I have terrible gas! Once the advice of my family doctor, he suggested I stop the Victoza for a week to see if the symptoms I am having go away. I am 3 days in with no victoza and am not seeing any relief from the rotten burps.
I do have a coulple of other medical conditions that are being treated with medications. i am being treated with Tecta 40mg twice daily for acid reflux, been on this for a year now. I am taking 100mg 3 times a day of Dicetel for IBS, been on this for a year as well. I take 5mg of Crestor once daily and have been since I started the Victoza and I am also taking both Ditropan XL and Vesicare for bladder issues. The Ditropan XL I have been taking for years and I started the Vesicare in October 2011. I did stop taking the Vesicare thinking that could be causing my issues but it did not make a difference.
I'm really not sure what to do regarding my Victoza... i want to keep taking it but not if it is what is causing my symptoms. Has anyone else experienced this? Isn't it kind of odd for these symptoms to develop all of a sudden after being on Victoza for over 6 months?
Feedback would be greatly appreciated!!!