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Condition: Additional Medication for Diabetes Type 2
3/26/2013 1:51:26 PM

Reviewer: Chenzo, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've been on it for two full months.I started with 5mg. for a month then 10mg. for the second month.I'm starting my 2nd. 10mg. pen and my third month. I've experienced some loose stools during the first two weeks then back to normal. I've had no other adverse effects and my sugar has gone down from the 230 range to the 150 range and hopefully still dropping. My weight has gone fr ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Additional Medication for Diabetes Type 2
1/8/2013 9:56:28 AM

Reviewer: TIPPY, 45-54 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I was given byetta for type 2 diabetes, it was the first form of insulin they tried on me. I had gained a huge amount of weight, from 220 up to 317. my diabetes was out of control. all I wanted to do was eat sweets and sleep. After starting the byetta, it was about 3 weeks, I started to notice weight loss. I gradually lost my desire to eat sweets all the time, and started staying awake more and mo ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Additional Medication for Diabetes Type 2
1/1/2013 11:57:52 AM

Reviewer: sandyhome, Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Given Byetta when Metformin stopped being enough. Terrible nausea for 2 weeks, some nausea always. Took for 5 years, doc switched me to Victoza, which was awful as it gave me sewer mouth. Back to Byetta. One known side effect not often mentioned was that the Byetta threw me back to fertile stage of life after having gone through menopause. So had to go through that again. Oh, yea! Worst thin ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Additional Medication for Diabetes Type 2
11/23/2012 10:46:37 AM

Reviewer: forrest6, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I just started using Byetta the beginning of Nov and am quite pleased so far. I have lost 7 lbs, but my fasting sugar is still ranging from 190 - 265. I'm sure my Dr will up this when I see him. No bad reactions

Condition: Additional Medication for Diabetes Type 2
11/22/2012 11:24:16 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was prescribed Byetta on a test basis to see if it would decrease me need for insulin. It did--permanently. It also gave me SEVERE indigestion--to the point that I had to discontinue the Byetta after only 1 month. (I work behind a service counter, & have to look & be healthy at all times when on duty.)

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