Thu, Apr-24-08, 16:27
Plan: Test-Test-Test w/insulin
Originally Posted by eddiemcm
derived from gila monster saliva-yuk!!
Known to cause pancreaitis.
Many lawsuits going on about that.
Causes nausea and vomiting in some people.
You do indeed lose weight when you throw up your food.
To be fair,let's mention that it works fine for most people.
It is not "derived" from gila monster saliva. It is a lab synthesized molecule modeled on the saliva. But it is also an analog of the same GLP-1 you have in your gut, with a few molecular changes that cause it to not be destroyed as quickly as your own is.
And the pancreatitis incidence is extremely low. There is some question whether it is caused by the byetta or whether it is because the population taking byetta is obese and pancreatitis is more common in obesity.
It causes nausea in some poeople. In others, it does not.
I started out thinking it was being very overhyped, but I have quite a few acquaintences who have had wonderful success with it--some of who had been low carbing but not losing weight. So I think it is worth a try.
It doesn't work for everyone, and it is midprescribed for people for whom it does not do much. But for those for whom it works, it works dramatically.
And the safety profile actually looks pretty good. The incidence of pancreatitis, from what I saw is no worse than the incidence of electrolyte imbalances with very low carb diets.