I am trying to work out the pros and cons of Ozempic for weight loss. Please tell me your experiences with it.

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  • I’ve never tried it but I do have a friend who just asked the doctor to try it and he said it’s pretty much impossible to get atm.

  • I wanted to try it for weight loss, but hearing all the negative things about Ozempic. I am not willing now to try it.

  • Don’t – anything that actually works like that is too dangerous. Starving yourself would be healthier.

  • I spoke to my GP (I’m diabetic) and the rules for prescribing it are so tight that I’m not eligible. It’s not that easy to get in Australia.

  • It is supposed to be for diabetics and those people who only want it for weight loss should try exercising instead. Being type 2 diabetic is hard enough in trying to eat the right food but there is the other problem of increasing weight gain due to my body not processing the sugars I eat, the problem regulating my insulin and the medication I take all contribute to my weight gain. So please dont take Ozempic unless you have a medical need and leave what limited suppies there are for those who do need it.

  • It is for people with T2 Diabetes and this is why we are having trouble getting it. I have gone without it for months because of it being unavailable because doctors are prescribing it to people who want to lose weight and are not diabetic. Sorry but this is a peeve of mine.

  • It’s very expensive and not a miracle cure.

  • Ozempic is a treatment for people with type 2 diabetes.

  • I’m worried about trying it. I have been on duromine before and that’s stopped working. I don’t think GPs are really prescribing ozempic for weight loss though?

  • Speak to your GP but I have a friend who used it an it worked but had trouble maintaining the weight loss when she wasn’t on it. I was personally on a similar one called saxenda double the price and while it worked at the start it left me with bad side effects and decided to get off it immediately. Following a good diet intake and some exercise is always key instead of fast temporary medications

  • It is important to speak to your GP about this but i have personally tried it and so far it is really helping me. It is worth considering if it is right for you but it is not right for everyone so please do your research first as it can get costly.

  • A friend of mine tried it, lost weight, but struggled to keep the weight off once she’d stopped taking it. Very expensive too

  • I got a run down on it from a GP and essentially the theory is it works but there are probably better methods chat to your GP if they’re unhelpful (not all listen or explain) try another one until you feel heard.

  • There are very strict rules about eligibility in Australia. Talk to your GP.

  • There is quite a long list of potential side effects that may appear in some but not others. Definitely read up on those, consider any conditions you might already have, and chat to your GP.

  • I spoke to my GP….. It’s not on the PBS unless you are diabetic, meaning it will cost $150 per week per injection. ALSO, it’s not a quick fix, once you stop taking it, you will regain your weight… meaning it’s a life long medication… $150 every week forever??? No thanks… I decided on weight loss surgery instead.

  • I haven’t personally tried it, but I’d speak to your GP about whether it’s a good option for you.

  • Never heard of it. I would recommend talking to your gp.

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