Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Yesterday was my scheduled appointment with the doctor. Lately, "Vic" and I haven't been getting along so well. I have had a lot of side effects that weren't pleasant. It seemed like the longer I was in the Victoza, the worse I felt. Constipation and a lack of energy were some of the side effects that I could have lived with; however, when I started with the pain in my right abdomen just below my rib cage, I started to worry. I no longer had the desire to eat, certain smells like coffee and cigarettes made me nauseous. And I started to have seriously low blood sugars in the afternoon. So when the doctor told me how well I had done on the Victoza, I began telling him about my side effects. He gave me a definite "Stop taking it now". I had lost only 3 pounds in the past 4 months, nothing compared to stories from others. So now, I have to make some important decisions. I had done pretty well a couple of years ago on the Glycemic Index diet, so yesterday I got my books back out, made a shopping list, and sorted out some recipes to help me. Friday is payday, and I'll go grocery shopping this weekend. And now it's back to square one. I haven't given up, just made a fresh start.
Posted by Lindabee at 11:58 AM