I was prescribed Victoza and I am waiting for Medicaid to approve the prescription. In the meantime, since I have had bad experiences with other medications, I am looking up the drug to see what I can find out. I just found this and now I'm wondering if I even want to do the drug which is an injection taken daily in addition to insulin.
The drug's label currently warns patients and doctors that Victoza caused thyroid tumors and cancer in animal studies… read more
That is very scary. Maybe a older longer acting insulin would serve you better. Lantus is the one that comes to mind but their are others. New drugs are not always the best. A lot of times they dont know the longterm effects. Personally if it was me i wouldnt take the chance. Pancreatitis is a very serious condition. Gentle hugs. If i dont get a chance, i wish you a Merry Christmas. May god bless you with health and happiness in the new year
@A MyFibroTeam Member hello my sister as i agree with Pat if the side effects are oh so bad then the good i would not take it ! But also sweet pea it all depends on your insulin is as to what med's the Dr will put you on ! As for me i like the med's that have been around a long time as we then no how it works ! But i hope that the Dr is able to find the right one ! the one i am on my insurance is no longer going to be paying for it , so i am in the same boat as you ! smooches pooches
Hello @A MyFibroTeam Member I have ripped up a lot of doctor-written prescriptions because after googling the side effects I figured it wasn't worth popping the pills. I must take three pills for heart issues but rely on Aleve/Advil/Tylenol for pain. I also have a TENS machine which works well on muscular issues. I also have a huge ice pack for those days when the back is really "beggaring". I think you are right in looking for another doctor. After my elderly physician retired I was assigned to a young, knowledgeable doctor who doesn't try to solve all problems with pills. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a healthier, happier, prosperous, interesting 2019.
Hi @A MyFibroTeam Member nah... I don't like those odds, I would definitely not go on that drug... I mean other side effects can be rectified by stopping the drug or lowering the dosage, cancer not so much!!! My advice, if you were asking, is "no go"... But then again, have you asked God? He would be able to give you the best advice... 😋
Thank you Jessica. The same to you and yours! I hope you have a very blessed Christmas and new year! You are a wonderful person. I need to call my doctor today and let her know that I looked up the medication and I don't like what the side fax sound like and see if there's anything else can be prescribed that will be safer. I might start looking for a new doctor actually. I don't know if it really matters what Dr. I go to but it seems like they're really good at prescribing pharmaceutical medications instead of giving solutions on what you can do holistic Lee to turn your health around. And a lot of these medications have side effects and long-term effects that are much worse than the actual condition that you have