I’m Goimg To Be Trying Weight Loss Jabs

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    Jojoe
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      I’ve got high blood pressure which GP can’t get under control, I asked her about the new weight loss injections and was really surprised at how positive she was about me trying it. She’s referred me to a weight loss specialist who will prescribe the medication. Has anyone tried it? What’s the wait time for the referral?

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    • #284582
      Phaedra
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        I genuinely wish you the best of luck with it 🙂

        Because of the massive amount of people buying up the latest fad in easy dieting myself and every other diabetic I know on non-Insulin injections can’t get our essential medication.  It’s been over 7 months since I’ve been able to get any Victoza (Liraglutide) as idiots are buying it instead of Wegovy or Ozempic which is the more effective Semaglutide.

        Please excuse spelling/typos. Apart from being a clot it turns out I had one on my cerebellum that's now causing various problems!

        #284583
        kezo
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          I genuinely wish you the best of luck with it

          -Ditto-

          #284590
          Jojoe
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            <p style=”text-align: left;”>It’s been over 7 months since I’ve been able to get any Victoza (Liraglutide) as idiots are buying it instead of Wegovy or Ozempic which is the more effective Semaglutide.

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            I don’t know which one the NHS prescribe, but I certainly won’t be buying it. My BP was  176/124 despite being on Losartan and Amlodipine.

            #284596
            Brydo
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              Jojoe let me know how you get on as one of my relatives was looking to use it.

              The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.
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              #284603
              Phaedra
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                @jojoe

                It’ll probably be Wegovy (Semaglutide), they also prescibe Saxenda which is the Liraglutide version and is less effective for weight loss, about 5-6% vs 15% for the Semaglutide.

                Over the last 7 months despite careful diet control I’ve put over a stone back on, my HBA1C has gone up about 25% 🙁

                Please excuse spelling/typos. Apart from being a clot it turns out I had one on my cerebellum that's now causing various problems!

                #284606
                Jojoe
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                  @Phaedra Do you get yours from a high street pharmacy or a clinic?

                  #284628
                  Phaedra
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                    Pharmacy, but none of the ones anywhere round here have had them months.

                    My local Boots are useless as Boots only use 1 main supplier, I have a couple of friends who are pharmacists and they use multiple suppliers but again there’s none to be had.  My diabetic clinic offered me Wegovy, Ozempic or Trulicity which would be great as it’s a weekly injection instead of daily but big surprise, none of them to be had.

                    Please excuse spelling/typos. Apart from being a clot it turns out I had one on my cerebellum that's now causing various problems!

                    #284629
                    Jojoe
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                      So if I did get a prescription it would be a waste of time anyway as there is none available.

                      #284630
                      kezo
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                        @Phaedra have you tried the hospital, see if they will issue you them off the green script!

                        I have Hydrocortisone sodium phosphate injections for Addisons and are always difficult to get at pharmacies but, the hospital will always transfer the script to one a hospital script if I have ran out.

                        #284679
                        Peter (Original)
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                          My Diabetic nurse got me put on the new kid on the block, Mounjaro, a weekly injection. After 5 weeks I had to come off it as it was causing too many issues, mainly around stomach pains and headaches.  I’ve a lot of other issues going on though, which doesn’t help.  I lost around half a stone though and my blood results were improved.  I had no issues getting it either, from my local Tesco pharmacy.

                          #284789
                          DumfriesDik
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                            I’m going to my ‘first’ (in years) diabetic clinic next week and wonder if something like this might be offered to me. My bloods are rarely below 13 and often around 16. A pain as I need an operation and they want the bloods down to 8.5 so fingers crossed next week can offer something positive.

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