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I have been on Ozempic now for 5 weeks. I started at the .25mg and after two weeks, upped it to the 0.5mg. I have never felt so dang good! I'm 53, post-meno, non-diabetic, 5'4", and SW was 264. My current weight, after just one month was down 19lbs! Now I'm down 21lbs! I'd love to finally be 165lbs or so again. I haven't been that small since I was about 11 years old. Ozempic has saved me! I can't believe it. I actually look forward to the injection every week. I only had nausea for a little bit the day after I started. And since, then, it's been great! No diarrhea, no nausea, just boundless energy. And not just that, but it's done something to my brain! I have this amazing sense of optimism, and positivity. I feel hopeful again! I feel like I AM goin...

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Hello. I just recently started ozempic I'm type 2 diabetic and am overweight I've worked up to the .5 dose 2 more weeks I'll be on 1.0 is there anyone out there with any experience with this drug? At first I thought I was allergic as I broke out in a rash I thought was poison sumac, but not so sure now. And my bathroom habits have seriously changed from once every morning to several times a day. Any input would be greatly appreciated ## Hello, James! How are you doing? Ozempic contains the active ingredient Semaglutide, it used to treat type 2 diabetes. Its typical side effects may include nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, as well as the risk of some serious possible side effects, like pancreatic inflammation, and kidney problems, though they are very rare. The medication info...

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Hi, I have been on ozempic for 4 months. I went up from .5 to 1.0 last week. I tried the increase prior about a month ago, but when I went up to 1.0 I had too many side effects the first time I tried to tolerate 1.0 for 2 weeks. I experienced stomach cramps, gas, and diarrhea, then went back down to .5 for several weeks and that was okay. This week is my second time trying 1.0 again. I have stomach cramps and a gassy stomach as well as a little nausea. I thought about this new week and am due to take my next dose. Trying one more week on 1.0, I don’t know if I can handle it. I was doing ok on .5 and lost about 50lbs. My concern is gaining weight back if not going up to 1.0. What do you suggest I do? ## Those can be normal side effects of Ozempic, as reported by the FDA, you may al...

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I started Ozempic in October 2021. I was 209 pounds. I am now 134 pounds. I first started taking Ozempic .25 mg for 3 weeks. I really didn’t lose that much weight and no s/e. I was still a little hungry then I was increased to .50 mg. My appetite started to decrease, and I did that for 3 weeks. Then I started the regular dose of 1 mg, my appetite definitely decreased. I started doing portion control. Eat 1/2 wait 20 min. I never wanted more. I always say to myself: you can eat anything .. just eat small amount .. wait 20 min .. still hungry .. you eat .. not you don’t. I never did. There are many times I had no or little appetite. I also learned you better eat because I passed out twice low blood sugar (I’m not Diabetic; I just needed to eat). I always drink a lot of w...

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Is it common to experience muscle cramps while taking Ozempic?


I no longer take Ozempic and my insurance company sent me two months of Ozempic, charged me the usual co pay and now I have it sitting in my refrigerator. Does anyone know an organization that would accept it donated?


Hello. I am hoping someone can give me an idea of how much I'll have to pay per month to start taking Ozempic? I have BCBS insurance but has anyone tried to buy Ozempic without insurance using the savings card? If so, how much did you have to pay? I really need this medicine so I can get healthy again. ## If you go to a private drug store, ask the owner if they can get it for cheap. I did. ## Do not take this if you are not diabetic. THEY need these meds. But if you have to pay cash, AAA gives a really good discount at chain pharmacies. My $90 meds became $30 but CVS told me someone’s $900 dog meds became $90 with AAA. If your pharmacy is not used to processing these you might have to go to the AAA website to look at the discount card to get the bin number, but a lot of the ch...

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I just started Ozempic today and forgot to count to 6 after injecting the needle before removing it. Did I still get my dose in me?? ## Definitely not. ## Has anyone used their Ozempic after it froze? My whole script froze..7 weeks worth. It defrosted and looks OK... The warnings seem a bit dire, but my chemist said it might just lose some of its efficacy? Anyone taken it after defrosting? ## Can you still use your Ozempic if it was delivered hot? Medicine was very hot, ice was thawed, temp here was 95. ## Hi, I don't feel the needle in my skin at all (no pain or anything). Does this mean I am not getting a dose of Ozempic? I pinch the skin on my stomach or thigh and push the needle in but don't feel anything. Is it the same for everyone else? ## I think I am on week 13. I have ...

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I had been on ozempic for diabetes for about 18 months. Great results! Low side effects. A1c down to 5.6, cut my insulin in half and lost 60 pounds! I was also basically immobile for any distance more than 100ft., on O2 for 24hrs a day and unable to do anything more than light care for myself. After losing 60lbs I am able to do most things and no longer need O2. My life has been transformed! Ozempic has been hard to get, due to demand and I was changed to truelicity. My insulin need increased and I was hungry. Very hungry! I quickly changed back to ozempic and my pharmacy said they should be able to supply at my level of 1mg dosage. My husband retired, I went on medicare with a plan G, and rx coverage thinking medicare would cover some. I used the last of my ozempic in December. I am un...

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I have been on Victoza but my new Endocrinologist is wanting me to switch to Ozempic. However, I have diabetic retinopathy and one of the side effects listed for Ozempic is possible worsening of that condition. Anyhow, I am just wondering if anyone else has switched from Victoza to Ozempic and had any results to share? Also, if anyone knows any updates on the correlation between Ozempic and diabetic retinopathy, I'd be really eager to hear them. Thanks!


After seven weeks on Ozempic the skin on my upper back and sides have become very sensitive to the touch, like a sunburn but no redness. Has this happened to anyone else? I'm on my third week of the .5 dose. No weight loss yet. ## Hello, Christi! How are you doing? Has there been any change? I suggest contacting your doctor to be safe, since there is a warning about Ozempic potentially causing some serious side effects involving pain in the stomach, side, and abdomen. The FDA lists other side effects as possibly including anxiety, headache, constipation, rapid heart rate, and increased hunger. Ref: Ozempic Information ## Yes! This is common now that I am researching it more. Check out other forums. It’s there. Not sure if dose dependent ## My upper back especially feels awful,...

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Anyone taking Ozempic and Nuvigil? I don't seem to be getting the desired effects. Wondering if the Ozempic has anything to do with it? ## I didn't find any interactions, or contraindications listed. Ref: Ozempic and Nuvigil Information. What desired effects were you expecting? Typical side effects may include administration site reaction, anorexia, nervousness, and insomnia.

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So devastated... finally got my script for my second lot of ozempic filled and then my fridge went on the fritz and froze it! The chemist said I can try it, that it might not be as effective but it will be safe... however the manufacturer definitely says no... I wonder if it's just because they don't want you to freeze it? Has anyone had theirs frozen and thawed? It is still nice and clear! ## According to Ozempic.com, they boldly state on their website: "Do not freeze Ozempic. Do not use Ozempic if it has been frozen." [1] While they don't specifically list what the potential ramifications may be, one can assume that it may heighten the risk of various adverse effects. Other sources I came across note that "Ozempic can be used as long as the product has not been...

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Hi. Has anyone experienced nerve pain with Ozempic? I noticed last week that I was having nerve pain in my cheek, which is not unusual for me as I have neuralgia after suffering an aneurysm. However, now it's spread to my ears, both sides of my face and into my neck. If anyone has had nerve issues, do they go away after stopping the use of Ozempic? ## I took Wegovy for 5 weeks and stopped because it was causing constipation. Now 2 months after stopping I feel like I’m getting pings in my abdomen- maybe nerve pain. I have to take miralax to help me go to the bathroom. I’m feeling these drugs are not all they are cracked up to be. Going for bloodwork and sonogram to investigate. Anyone else having side effects with Wegovy? ## Mirella, have you consulted your doctor? Since ...

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I just started Ozempic this week and have been tired in the afternoon causing me to fall asleep for about an hour. I never napped before. Anyone else have this issue? ## The FDA does report that fatigue is a side effect reported in about 11% of people taking it, which is a fairly high percentage, so it is considered a very common side effect, other side effects may include administration site reaction, headache, hypotension, and hair loss. Ref: Ozempic Information Is there anything else I can help with? ## I also have had a nap on afternoon since taking it which has never happened before, I just hope that it settles after a few months

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Hey all. I was recently prescribed Ozempic by my doctor and insurance is refusing to cover it. I am going to Cancun next month on a company trip and want to pick up a year's supply. I am finding conflicting information on whether a written prescription is required or not. Anyone know?


I started at .25 for 2 weeks, then .5 for 2 weeks, then 1 mg for 4 weeks. Now on 1.5 mg for 2 weeks. Total loss of weight is 10 lbs, which was mostly in first 4 weeks due GI Side effects. But for the last 3 weeks I'm extremely hungry all the time. Soon after eating too. I'm borderline diabetic, on metformin 1 gm daily. Starting weight 207 lbs, height 5 ft. Why this hunger? I'm so mad. It’s doing the opposite what it’s supposed to do. This is worse than my baseline. ## The FDA does warn that Ozempic might cause hypoglycemia, so if you're borderline diabetic, it might be causing yours to drop too low, resulting in your feeling hungry, as your body asks for more fuel to raise your blood sugar levels. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, appetite los...

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Has anyone developed a sweet tooth while on Ozempic? I fear I have. Also cravings for salty food have increased. I have been Ozempic three months and have loss 15 pounds. ## Usually, Ozempic helps prevent cravings, but some medications have been known to cause unexpected side effects in some people that take them. The FDA lists the other typical side effects of Ozempic as possibly including nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, and fatigue. Ref: Ozempic Information Have you consulted your doctor? Are you on any other medications? ## The cravings have gone away. When I started Ozempic, I had recently recovered from Covid. I think Covid dulled my taste buds. So the sharpened taste and cravings may have come from recovering from Covid and being able to taste food again. It may h...

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I don’t seem to be losing weight as much as others on some form of Semaglutide. I started on Rybelsus on 1/28/23. Then I started on Ozempic on 3/3/23 at .25 for two doses, then went up to .5 on 3/17/23 to the present 5/5/23. From 1/28/23 to 5/5/23 (98 days) my total weight loss is 12 lbs. I track my calories on MyFitnessPal and I average about 1,209 calories a day. I never really felt a lot of appetite suppression. My main side effect has been constipation, with about three difficult episodes. I’m frustrated that my weight loss has been so little compared to what I hear about others’ experiences. Today I up the dose to 1mg Ozempic. I hope that results in a little more weight loss. So far the only loss seems to be my hair! Any advice or input would be greatly appreciate...

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I have been on ozempic for 6 weeks tomorrow. I started the lowest dose for 4 weeks then went to .25 last week and will take that same dose for 3 more weeks before my doctor moves up any more...My issue is after the shot I'm fine but by late in the week I feel all gassy... like I have some kinda of gastrointestinal virus....I pass gas a lot and belch with the smell of rotten eggs....and stomach pain and nausea off and on....is this normal...?? Any comment or advice is much appreciated. ## I have been on Ozempic for about 3 months. I'm at the 1.0 dose. Every day I'm burping those rotten egg burps and feel nauseated several times throughout the day. I thought things would get better over time, but they haven't. ## The FDA does list these types of symptoms as being possible ...

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