I haven’t tried anything different, but I am on 2000mg of metformin (500mg four times a day or 1000mg twice a day or whatever), and 1.2 mg of Victoza one a day.
My experience is that I am rarely hungry at all, I feel full all the time and that most food is uninteresting. It has eliminated the amount of random snacking I used to do, when I was bored or lonely or whatever. I feel nauseous if I eat too much, so there is great incentive to keep portions low.
With the regime I have lost about a pound a week. So four weeks, four pounds. How much of that will stay off and how much the weight will continue to come off I don’t know. My goal is 100 lbs in two years.
There was some getting used to, but that only lasted the first several days.
And every now and then I get the wierdest thing, - others have explained it to me as a false low - where I awaken from sleep with many of the symptoms of a sugar low, but my measured blood sugar is about 100 or a little more. Now that is really low for what my blood sugar has been, but its not really a low, and so I ride it out and after an hour or so I feel better and go back to sleep.