Saxenda?

(30 Posts)
sadiesnakes Sun 22-Apr-18 02:33:11

Has anyone tried or even heard of this? The reviews look good on Drugs.com, seems very expensive, but also seems to work for most. Need to loose about 4 stone, but currently waiting out my post partum 6 weeks and trying to put a plan in place. Only thing making me pause is the cost and also some of the reported side effects.

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UAEMum Sun 22-Apr-18 02:48:34

I took saxenda last year and lost 22kg in about 4 months. It was brilliant for me and not too expensive as it was covered on our insurance. (I live overseas). Sadly the insurance dont cover it anymore. 1 year ago i had lost 22kg, now i have gained about 8 back. Totally my fault through shit eating. Im thinking to go back on it.
I had almost no side effects and it just stopped me feeling hungry so much. My problem is that i can eat without being hungry so I had to make the effort to listen to my body and stop when i was full. Please message me if you like.

Livinglifepeachy Sun 22-Apr-18 03:58:06

The cons outweigh the pro's haven't tried it myself but that was the reason I didn't take it. Its hormone based and I don't want it to mess up my hormones anymore than how effed up they currently are. Best way would be through diet and exercise.

Hope this helps

Viktorella Thu 26-Apr-18 22:22:18

I have been wondering the same thing. I contacted the company to ask if they sold it in smaller amounts so I could check for adverse reactions before committing to such an expense but apparently that is the manufacturer pack size so can’t break it up

Lou222 Sun 29-Apr-18 22:13:04

I’ve lost two stone in about 3 months. It does have a few side effects but it definitely works.

Viktorella Mon 30-Apr-18 08:18:03

Lou222
What side effects did you have? It’s hard to tell from the patient info how likely they are and how bad it would be

UAEMum Tue 01-May-18 04:14:05

I had very mild nausea every time i upped the dose but nothing to write home about.

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Lou222 Tue 01-May-18 19:19:35

Hi
I had headache, insomnia, fatigue but all reasonably mild. I think the fatigue was the worst and if I had a physical job or worked long hours I may have struggled.

Lou222 Tue 01-May-18 19:20:28

Oh and same as UAEmum mild nausea but manageable

Viktorella Tue 01-May-18 20:10:30

Thanks. Good to know. I think I could deal with that.

TooOldToSpringBack85 Fri 01-Jun-18 14:06:20

Hi all, hoping this thread isn’t lost!

I started Saxenda after getting a prescription and buying online from The Online Clinic. Since April 18th I’ve had 2x5 pens & currently about to finish my last pen.

I took anti sickness tablets & indigestion tablets about 30 mins before each jab in the beginning for first 6 weeks or so... after that no side effects.

On my first prescription i lost 6lb in 6 weeks and currently coming to end of second prescription where I’m on the full dose of 3mg each day and only lost another 5lb.

I’m also doing Exante (VCLD) which is 3 shakes a day total 600 calories.

@UAEmum I’m just wondering what I’m doing wrong? Would really appreciate any advice?

FYI I’m 32 5ft2” and started at 11st 6lb

Now I’m 10at 9lb and been stuck here for 2 weeks... happy with no gain at least.

The only thing I’m not doing is exercise... did you exercise/ what & how often?

Thanks all xxx

TooOldToSpringBack85 Mon 04-Jun-18 08:24:36

Hoping somebody sees my last post? Thanks xx

Sansastark45 Fri 29-Nov-19 11:03:31

Losing 6 pounds in 6 weeks on such an extreme way of dieting seems ridiculous! You would be so much healthier to do slimming world or weight watchers - eating 600 calories a day and injecting yourself with god knows what is putting so much pressure on your body!!

Blakemc14 Fri 03-Apr-20 22:16:23

Hi, can I ask what weight you started out at? Did you follow any specific diet? Thanks

Blakemc14 Fri 03-Apr-20 22:18:16

UAEmum can I ask what weight you started out at? Did you follow any specific diet? I have started taking it on/off over last few weeks and not lost anything but I’ve not done it everyday

Tat33 Tue 27-Oct-20 16:04:00

I've been taking Saxenda for the past 2 weeks and I have already lost 10lbs. No side affects at all, I must be lucky. I do have to remind myself to eat though - all cravings and even thoughts of eating dont come to mind anymore. Very strange!

Nickymylie Thu 17-Dec-20 18:54:28

Ordering mine tomrrow need to lose 3 stone has anyone advice I want to stay on low dose as possible .... is this good thing to.do ??

Virgo1958 Sun 20-Dec-20 19:21:31

Yes, people do stay on a low dose if you get the appetite supressant effect. Saxenda does seem to affect people differently. I have gone up to 1.8 and about 4 clicks as I can then do 1,000 calories a day quite easily.

Nickymylie Sun 20-Dec-20 20:30:16

Thank for ur up date I am just waiting on my pen now

Virgo1958 Sun 20-Dec-20 20:41:37

There is a Saxenda Facebook page called UK Saxenda Support Group which I find useful.

Nickymylie Sun 20-Dec-20 21:22:52

I'm not.on fb could.you send me few.screen shots.pleasr.from.it ??

Virgo1958 Wed 23-Dec-20 21:24:57

Sorry I haven't done the screenshots, my IT is not that good. I will ask DD on Christmas Day, when I can see her, how to do it.

Nickymylie Wed 23-Dec-20 21:57:05

Thank you im just clueless mean time my injections are lost in the post ffs🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Virgo1958 Thu 24-Dec-20 14:18:34

Oh no, Nicky, they are so expensive. Hope they are found.

Nickymylie Thu 24-Dec-20 18:31:11

100 euros cost me for one I.hope it works ill buy more and lose weight I need to

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