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E_belli

542d

Picking up Saxenda tonight, plan to start in the morning. Terrified of stabbing myself and dunno if I'll be able to. But my insurance won't cover the original med prescribed. What are the side effects y’all have? Please, please share the good, the bad and the ugly. Really need to know what to expect! How is it with the needle/how did you feel about needles before?

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    • E_belli

      414d

      @Pain_Warrior89 I was terrified of the needles. And I scheduled a Dr appt so they could show me how to do it. I put the needle cap on and saw the needle and I was super surprised. It was tiny. Like the cut-down pinky nail of an adolescent. Teeny tiny! I personally don't feel the needle go into my belly. But also I do have tattoos if that is relevant at all.

    • Pain_Warrior89

      436d

      I've got a needle phobia but I have to start these they've been in fridge a few days. Waiting to see a nurse on monday to check I'm doing it 100%rite then I'll start them daily

      • E_belli

        414d

        @Pain_Warrior89 I was terrified of the needles. And I scheduled a Dr appt so they could show me how to do it. I put the needle cap on and saw the needle and I was super surprised. It was tiny. Like the cut-down pinky nail of an adolescent. Teeny tiny! I personally don't feel the needle go into my belly. But also I do have tattoos if that is relevant at all.

    • Sillysta

      527d

      I purchased this online then when I saw the side effects, 100% not worth it for me. I have children to think of. Thyroid and pancreatic cancer mutations in cells, do some research before u decide what to do.

    • WLN

      542d

      It’s really not that bad. Don’t despair. The needle is tiny compared to normal injection needles. Take courage. It’s worth it. I’ve lost 65 pounds on this. 🤗

      • E_belli

        414d

        @WLN dude, you were so right! It's been 4 months and I'm 40 lbs down! I was def nervous about the needles, but they are so tiny, super nonevasive like you said! Thanks!

      • Pain_Warrior89

        436d

        @WLN how long did it take u to loose 65pounds

      • E_belli

        542d

        @WLN Ahh no nervous. But good to hear about the size. I’m sure the theory of it is scarier than the actual real thing. And damn! That's a lot of weight! So fabulous for you! I def need to lose that and more. How long have you been on it? Do you have any stomach side effects?

        • WLN

          538d

          @E_belli nope. All good

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