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Polishink t1_j1ggi23 wrote

Hi, fellow (new)Ozempic user here. Did you experience any kind of lethargy or fatigue when you started the medication?


Viperbunny t1_j1ghwv8 wrote

Yes. Actually, my PCP didn't put me on insulin and I ended up in DKA. So it took about a month for me to adjust. I don't know how much was the DKA and how much the Ozempic. My stomach hurts for a few weeks. But after that it was clear sailing. I am now on Manjuro. My doctor said the weight loss was slightly better. I have a coupon that requires me to have insurance, but allows me to get it for $25 a month! I had to stop my meds for a few weeks because my husband changed jobs and we went through cobra, which was allowed to take over 30 days to post! I didn't have an issue going back on or after being off it.


Polishink t1_j1gimbe wrote

Thank you for your response. My Ozempic dose was just upped from .5 to 1 and I noticed that I was very tired. Hopefully I will adjust.


Viperbunny t1_j1gj98i wrote

I think that was the hardest jump for me. I know it works in the gut, and so it takes time to adjust. By the time you get used to the 1 that adjustment may happen. It did for me. If your blood sugars were high before, the fatigue could be the purging of the sugar. I know that I get topical yeast infections when my body is purging sugar as well. It can also be really hard on your bladder. If you can tolerate the next month well it definitely gets better. I hope that it does and you have success controlling your sugars. Diabetes sucks. These medications and technology are really helpful managing it. My grandpa used to have such trouble. I think he would go nuts for the CGMs.