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Posted on 7/18/23 at 8:18 pm
Posted by Keltic Tiger
Baton Rouge
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Posted on 7/18/23 at 8:18 pm
As a prescription for weight loss. Costs, dangers, effectiveness. If Germans, mea culpa.
This post was edited on 7/18/23 at 8:19 pm
Posted by Uncle JackD
Member since Nov 2007
58626 posts
Posted on 7/18/23 at 8:26 pm to
Cost- high as giraffe arse unless covered by insurance. Compounder versions are an option but also really costly.

Dangers- None identified yet except some mild GI discomfort but I’d be willing to bet it’ll be less than being severely overweight.

Effectiveness- very impressive so far

This post was edited on 7/18/23 at 8:34 pm
Posted by Keltic Tiger
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2006
19229 posts
Posted on 7/18/23 at 8:46 pm to
Have had 2 family members, niece & nephew mid 40's, who lost 40 & 60 lbs. & 5 mths in, have maintained their loss. But as it is primarily for diabetics, not much insurance coverage out there, i.e. costly as noted here. Charles Barkley, the former NBA star, has lost over 60 lbs as well, so it does work.
Posted by Uncle JackD
Member since Nov 2007
58626 posts
Posted on 7/18/23 at 8:48 pm to
GLP-1’s are showing crazy results for those who commit to it. If your insurance doesn’t cover MJ, you could always try for Wegovy which is the weight loss version of the infamous ozempic.
Posted by Hu_Flung_Pu
Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
22151 posts
Posted on 7/18/23 at 9:18 pm to
Go for ozempic and get pre authorization. Mounjaro is tough to get
Posted by OysterPoBoy
City of St. George
Member since Jul 2013
34840 posts
Posted on 7/18/23 at 9:35 pm to
I think there are downsides like muscle loss but the upside is much greater if you are obese.
Posted by Hu_Flung_Pu
Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
22151 posts
Posted on 7/18/23 at 9:36 pm to
No real studies on actual muscle loss only lbm
Posted by Keltic Tiger
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2006
19229 posts
Posted on 7/18/23 at 9:51 pm to
Not familiar with the "infamous ozempic"? Wegovy is a RX prescription?
Posted by BigPerm30
Member since Aug 2011
25689 posts
Posted on 7/18/23 at 10:15 pm to
Instead of shooting some unknown shite into your body, how about the gym and diet?


I kid….a little. If you are too morbidly obese to hit the gym or go for walks then I don’t have a problem with it. It beats the alternative of dying. If your 50-70lbs overweight and just undisciplined and lazy, then you’re just undisciplined and lazy.
Posted by burgeman
Member since Jun 2008
10360 posts
Posted on 7/19/23 at 6:00 am to
It's a peptide. Guy who invented noticed gila monster lizards or some kind of lizard would go a long time without eating. Decided to figure out why and discovered a hormone that regulates blood sugar. LINK

It's probably just as safe as any other peptide, I don't know why anyone would be mad about people losing weight.

Maybe they learn what they need to eat, maybe they lose enough to motivate them to the gym or maybe they gain it all back.
Posted by Aubie Spr96
lolwut?
Member since Dec 2009
41031 posts
Posted on 7/19/23 at 6:39 am to
Do you have to take that shite forever? Serious question. What happens when/if you stop taking it?
Posted by jose
Houma
Member since Feb 2009
28545 posts
Posted on 7/19/23 at 6:49 am to
I’m on my 5th week of Ozempic.

I finally caved and got on it. I’m down a few pounds with no side effects so far.

I took mounjaro for a couple of weeks back in the early fall last year and I was so constipated and bloated that I stopped it.
Posted by Uncle JackD
Member since Nov 2007
58626 posts
Posted on 7/19/23 at 6:58 am to
quote:

Do you have to take that shite forever? Serious question. What happens when/if you stop taking it?
To be determined. Some people have met their goal weight and have Weaned off of it and are maintaining. Others plan to take continuously just like you’d do for a drug made for hypertension, high cholesterol, etc… still lots of studying to be done on maintenance doses.
Posted by jose
Houma
Member since Feb 2009
28545 posts
Posted on 7/19/23 at 7:02 am to
quote:

Do you have to take that shite forever? Serious question. What happens when/if you stop taking it?


Depends.

I have a few patients who have a goal weight in mind and then plan to get off. I have some that are on it with no plans to get off.

The real question will be of these people who are on it are making the changes needed to succeed in the long term, otherwise it’s nothing more than a fad diet IMO
Posted by Uncle JackD
Member since Nov 2007
58626 posts
Posted on 7/19/23 at 7:04 am to
Do you have any patients who are doing TRT at the same time as GLP-1?
Posted by jose
Houma
Member since Feb 2009
28545 posts
Posted on 7/19/23 at 7:05 am to
None that come to mind offhand.
Posted by OysterPoBoy
City of St. George
Member since Jul 2013
34840 posts
Posted on 7/19/23 at 7:36 am to
How many pounds are you trying to lose Jose?
Posted by jose
Houma
Member since Feb 2009
28545 posts
Posted on 7/19/23 at 7:38 am to
I want to get down like 10-15 pounds.

I was 229 this morning before going to the gym. Prior to med school I was in the best shape and I weighed like 215.
Posted by boxcarbarney
Above all things, be a man
Member since Jul 2007
22699 posts
Posted on 7/19/23 at 8:55 am to
quote:

Go for ozempic and get pre authorization. Mounjaro is tough to get



They're starting to crack down on Ozyempic too. Unless you're diabetic, people are having a hard time getting prescriptions filled.
This post was edited on 7/20/23 at 2:25 pm
Posted by tunechi
Member since Jun 2009
10164 posts
Posted on 7/19/23 at 10:37 am to
quote:

I’m on my 5th week of Ozempic.

I finally caved and got on it. I’m down a few pounds with no side effects so far.

I took mounjaro for a couple of weeks back in the early fall last year and I was so constipated and bloated that I stopped it.


Have you noticed the semaglutide being any less effective than tirzepatide?
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