15 lbs overweight, holistic doctor wants me to try weight loss injections

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Anonymous wrote:Enjoy shi$$ing your brains out, op. Sounds glamorous. Then you can gain it all back the minute you stop crapping. Fun.


I have a few friends on it through this clinic and they are experiencing fullness and constipation. Their dose is super low since their goals are similar (losing 10-25 lbs) so not sure it’s relevant on the lower doses!


This is so weird. It’s not Botox. Hasn’t it been linked to like all kinds of potential cancer risks? For 15 pounds? Try weight watchers.


Weight Watchers has been proven to be ineffective. It’s been mildly linked to a few things like every other drug out on the market.


lol okay. Don’t try eating less, no no! Go straight to a drug that’s not even approved for you and that has indeed been connected to cancer. The difference with “every other drug” being so connected which is flatly incorrect is that they’re warranted and prescribed. This is for vanity. So the counterindications are highly important.


The drug makes you eat less. It's not a magic bullet that melts away pounds, it is one that reduces your appetite so, for many people, you eat far less.


So… the side effects don’t matter? The risks don’t matter? What’s your logic here? You eat less because you are taking a drug that has an impact on your brain and unknown risks, but obviously, significant risks.


I'm the PP, not the OP and for me the risks of not taking it were also significant - pre-diabetic, sleep apnea, pressure on joints that were causing issues with exercise. It's not my first time or even my 10th time trying to lose weight, and post menopause is 100% harder than before. So far I am down 40 lbs and all those health issues, and probably others, are gone. I'm not saying OP should use it since she is already a healthy weight, but for many people it is literally a lifesaver.


Well, obviously. This was the point. The risks should be weighed against the benefits. OP doesn’t have any benefits here. She is just self obsessed and needs a hobby but instead has made her 10-15 pounds her life work. How inspiring.


Not my life’s work at all. But exercise is my social outlet for the most part with friends.
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Anonymous wrote:I went to my primary care physician this morning and she did not recommend ozempic, the compound or any of the traditional weight loss medications but gave me a sample of 1 month on an extremely low dose with low side effects of one that’s similar and felt it would be fine to try to lose 8 or so pounds. -OP


What? What did she give you? OP, I feel like you need to go back on the SSRI, your mental health seems off.
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Anonymous wrote:Anyone tried the hers weight loss pill? It’s a combo of multiple medications and $70 a month. I would be willing to try that too if it would help even like 7/8 lbs would be a huge motivator


Why is it so important to you to be 15 pounds lighter? I honestly think you need more to do. Go volunteer. Stop thinking about yourself. This navel-gazing is less attractive than an extra 15 lbs.


Oh please. You just have no idea. I do volunteer and serve on the committee in chair positions for several million dollars fundraisers every year and have for the last decade, but thanks for the tip?
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Anonymous wrote:I went to my primary care physician this morning and she did not recommend ozempic, the compound or any of the traditional weight loss medications but gave me a sample of 1 month on an extremely low dose with low side effects of one that’s similar and felt it would be fine to try to lose 8 or so pounds. -OP


What? What did she give you? OP, I feel like you need to go back on the SSRI, your mental health seems off.


Really? Because my primary care physical gave me a medication my mental health seems off? It’s a very low dose semaglutide.
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Anonymous wrote:I went to my primary care physician this morning and she did not recommend ozempic, the compound or any of the traditional weight loss medications but gave me a sample of 1 month on an extremely low dose with low side effects of one that’s similar and felt it would be fine to try to lose 8 or so pounds. -OP


What? What did she give you? OP, I feel like you need to go back on the SSRI, your mental health seems off.


Yeah. OP what "sample" did you get exactly? So now you went to you PC doctor and they gave e you a "low dose" to lose 8lbs?

Why did you even create this thread? Because now you're starting to sound ridiculous. You are why so many people make fun of and chastise people who really needs these meds.

I'm being sincere here, but who goes to their doctor to ask for these meds to lose 8lbs? I mean since you put yourself out here Anonymously I'm going to call you out Anonymously. This sounds like a posting from a bored, weight obsessed, rich white lady with nothing more to do with her time. This truly sounds like a scripted scence from RHW of Potomac.

If a real doctor gave you a glp-1 to lose 8-15lbs, you must be paying them out the nose or they must really need that $100 copay. Either way, it poor medical care.
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And to add, according to Noro Nordis, they aren't giving Ozempic or Wegovy out to physicians as samples because the shortage. This was strongly recommended by the FDA, so really curious as to this "low dose semaglutide" you got as a sample.
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Anonymous wrote:Anyone tried the hers weight loss pill? It’s a combo of multiple medications and $70 a month. I would be willing to try that too if it would help even like 7/8 lbs would be a huge motivator


Why is it so important to you to be 15 pounds lighter? I honestly think you need more to do. Go volunteer. Stop thinking about yourself. This navel-gazing is less attractive than an extra 15 lbs.


Oh please. You just have no idea. I do volunteer and serve on the committee in chair positions for several million dollars fundraisers every year and have for the last decade, but thanks for the tip?


Throwing parties is not volunteer work. Try some actual volunteer work to stop to obsessive focus on yourself. Or have some kids. Or care for elderly parents.
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Anonymous wrote:And to add, according to Noro Nordis, they aren't giving Ozempic or Wegovy out to physicians as samples because the shortage. This was strongly recommended by the FDA, so really curious as to this "low dose semaglutide
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30 day supply of rybelsus, $15 copay, sample was free
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OP, listen to the link of The Fasting Method podcast that was posted. It talks about using IF in a way that has improved thyroid function for some with Hashis. Insulin resistance is also strongly linked to depression and other mood issues.

https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2021/09/insulin-resistance-major-depressive-disorder.html

Try eating 2 full meals a day and nothing but black coffee, tea or unflavored water in between. Anything you want to consume, have as part of a meal. Just that spacing can significantly benefit IR, giving insulin time to fall and stay low. It could really benefit your thyroid and mental health, IR increases after menopause when estrogen drops. The weight is a symptom of less than optimal metabolic health, as is true for many of us. Given your other health issues, therapeutic fasting may be of benefit to all of it.
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I could NEVER lose weight by following the "just exercising more!" advice. I've had a BMI of over 25 when I was exercising a ton, and a BMI of 22 when I wasn't exercising much at all. Exercise makes you hungry and it's so difficult to moderate your eating so you consume sufficient calories to avoid serious hunger/metabolism issues and few enough calories to have a deficit. You can mess up that balance with an extra banana or tablespoon of olive oil.

I just focus on eating foods that keep me satiated. Avocados, vegetables, salmon, potatoes, and chicken breast all keep me well-satiated so it's easy not to eat too much. I still eat simple carbs sometimes but it's so easy to see that I get much hungrier when I eat them. If I just make sure i'm eating sufficient fats and proteins I don't have to do anything else to maintain my weight. I do work out but not for weight loss or maintenance.
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Anonymous wrote:Anyone tried the hers weight loss pill? It’s a combo of multiple medications and $70 a month. I would be willing to try that too if it would help even like 7/8 lbs would be a huge motivator


Why is it so important to you to be 15 pounds lighter? I honestly think you need more to do. Go volunteer. Stop thinking about yourself. This navel-gazing is less attractive than an extra 15 lbs.


Oh please. You just have no idea. I do volunteer and serve on the committee in chair positions for several million dollars fundraisers every year and have for the last decade, but thanks for the tip?


Throwing parties is not volunteer work. Try some actual volunteer work to stop to obsessive focus on yourself. Or have some kids. Or care for elderly parents.


Oh you’re showing you're not very involved in volunteering. As someone who worked in NGO’s before leaving to take care of all of the above (kids and parents) , they need someone working all year to get a 5 million dollar check from a party a lot more than they need your 2 hours serving soup so you can feel good about yourself.
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Anonymous wrote:I went to my primary care physician this morning and she did not recommend ozempic, the compound or any of the traditional weight loss medications but gave me a sample of 1 month on an extremely low dose with low side effects of one that’s similar and felt it would be fine to try to lose 8 or so pounds. -OP


What? What did she give you? OP, I feel like you need to go back on the SSRI, your mental health seems off.


Yeah. OP what "sample" did you get exactly? So now you went to you PC doctor and they gave e you a "low dose" to lose 8lbs?

Why did you even create this thread? Because now you're starting to sound ridiculous. You are why so many people make fun of and chastise people who really needs these meds.

I'm being sincere here, but who goes to their doctor to ask for these meds to lose 8lbs? I mean since you put yourself out here Anonymously I'm going to call you out Anonymously. This sounds like a posting from a bored, weight obsessed, rich white lady with nothing more to do with her time. This truly sounds like a scripted scence from RHW of Potomac.

If a real doctor gave you a glp-1 to lose 8-15lbs, you must be paying them out the nose or they must really need that $100 copay. Either way, it poor medical care.


You sound like someone who doesn’t have much going on or very fulfilling relationships in your life to care this much and insult strangers on an internet forum.
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Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:I went to my primary care physician this morning and she did not recommend ozempic, the compound or any of the traditional weight loss medications but gave me a sample of 1 month on an extremely low dose with low side effects of one that’s similar and felt it would be fine to try to lose 8 or so pounds. -OP


What? What did she give you? OP, I feel like you need to go back on the SSRI, your mental health seems off.


Yeah. OP what "sample" did you get exactly? So now you went to you PC doctor and they gave e you a "low dose" to lose 8lbs?

Why did you even create this thread? Because now you're starting to sound ridiculous. You are why so many people make fun of and chastise people who really needs these meds.

I'm being sincere here, but who goes to their doctor to ask for these meds to lose 8lbs? I mean since you put yourself out here Anonymously I'm going to call you out Anonymously. This sounds like a posting from a bored, weight obsessed, rich white lady with nothing more to do with her time. This truly sounds like a scripted scence from RHW of Potomac.

If a real doctor gave you a glp-1 to lose 8-15lbs, you must be paying them out the nose or they must really need that $100 copay. Either way, it poor medical care.


You sound like someone who doesn’t have much going on or very fulfilling relationships in your life to care this much and insult strangers on an internet forum.



Right….

Actually, I just had surgery to remove 15lbs of skin from losing 150lbs on this med. So I got a lot of time on my hands, and I don’t have much going on. This binder is squeezing the TF outta me. I’m just like all the other DCUM’ers who waste all their time on this site. And I didn’t insult OP at all, I just indicated what this post sounded like. I have experience taking these medications in various forms, so I like to help out when I can I actually do care, so that’s why I’m advising OP not to take them for 8 measly pounds.

So OP, doc gave you Rybelsus? 3mg or 7mg? It’s going to take months to lose anything on that, and the pill form causes more gastrointestinal side effects than the shot. You can’t eat or drink 30 minutes before you take it or 30 minutes after for it to work effectively. I got 10 boxes of 14mg sitting in my closet. I was supposed to be taking it as maintenance, but I just couldn’t, too rough on the stomach (for me).


Anyway, good luck OP. Please come back and let us know if it works. I really hope it does.
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Anonymous wrote:I went to my primary care physician this morning and she did not recommend ozempic, the compound or any of the traditional weight loss medications but gave me a sample of 1 month on an extremely low dose with low side effects of one that’s similar and felt it would be fine to try to lose 8 or so pounds. -OP


What? What did she give you? OP, I feel like you need to go back on the SSRI, your mental health seems off.


Yeah. OP what "sample" did you get exactly? So now you went to you PC doctor and they gave e you a "low dose" to lose 8lbs?

Why did you even create this thread? Because now you're starting to sound ridiculous. You are why so many people make fun of and chastise people who really needs these meds.

I'm being sincere here, but who goes to their doctor to ask for these meds to lose 8lbs? I mean since you put yourself out here Anonymously I'm going to call you out Anonymously. This sounds like a posting from a bored, weight obsessed, rich white lady with nothing more to do with her time. This truly sounds like a scripted scence from RHW of Potomac.

If a real doctor gave you a glp-1 to lose 8-15lbs, you must be paying them out the nose or they must really need that $100 copay. Either way, it poor medical care.


You sound like someone who doesn’t have much going on or very fulfilling relationships in your life to care this much and insult strangers on an internet forum.



Right….

Actually, I just had surgery to remove 15lbs of skin from losing 150lbs on this med. So I got a lot of time on my hands, and I don’t have much going on. This binder is squeezing the TF outta me. I’m just like all the other DCUM’ers who waste all their time on this site. And I didn’t insult OP at all, I just indicated what this post sounded like. I have experience taking these medications in various forms, so I like to help out when I can I actually do care, so that’s why I’m advising OP not to take them for 8 measly pounds.

So OP, doc gave you Rybelsus? 3mg or 7mg? It’s going to take months to lose anything on that, and the pill form causes more gastrointestinal side effects than the shot. You can’t eat or drink 30 minutes before you take it or 30 minutes after for it to work effectively. I got 10 boxes of 14mg sitting in my closet. I was supposed to be taking it as maintenance, but I just couldn’t, too rough on the stomach (for me).


Anyway, good luck OP. Please come back and let us know if it works. I really hope it does.


3mg. Quite a bit different from your 14mg (4 times the dose. you can imagine side effects might be greater injection or not, ozempic doesn’t even come in this low of a dose to compare). Not sure eating or drinking for 30 minutes is a factor for me or most people. I don’t eat until 1pm anyways. You’re being an armchair doctor right now. Why don’t you actually leave it up to my physician to advise me? If you had over 150 lbs to lose, I would imagine your situation is very different than someone who has thyroid/pcos issues so perhaps the rx or dose isn’t the same.
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OP, Rybelsus was hard on my mom's stomach, and you do have to follow the waiting time to eat guidelines. It's over $600 for a 30 day supply.

I'm going to be honest-I don't think you're overweight. I'm on Wegovy myself, and have lost weight but I'm not aiming, or even think it's possible, to weigh what I did at 19 (I'm 52). Overall health is what's important.

Are you certain your thyroid is working at optimal level? Should that med be adjusted? That could cause some weight gain if it is off.
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