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I just went to my doctor and she prescribed 0.6 for the first week and 1.2 after that. I got a 90 day prescription but I see on the recommended instructions it says to gradually go up each week until you get to the maximum of 3.0. I was wondering if anyone else was prescribed to take it at a lower dose.

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My doc was trying to get me on that years ago because he said some of his patients did really well with it. Unfortunately my insurance did not cover it and out of pocket it would have been some crazy number like $1700 a month!!!!!! CRAZY!! He said he would supply me with samples but then worried eventually he'd stop getting them and didn't want me to be doing really well on it and then suddenly have to stop cause he couldn't get it anymore so I never got to try it.

Anyway, good luck on it. I have heard good things about it.

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I am lucky that my insurance does cover it then because I would not pay that amount for sure. It is about $100/month through my insurance and then I found a patient assistance card so I just had to pay $25 for it. Then I had to purchase a box of needles for $49- but sometimes you can get your insurance to cover the cost of the needles so that could be a lot cheaper if you get a prescription.

Thank you - I figured I would try it first since I am still undecided on what WLS procedure I want to get.

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6 minutes ago, flgirl23 said:

I am lucky that my insurance does cover it then because I would not pay that amount for sure. It is about $100/month through my insurance and then I found a patient assistance card so I just had to pay $25 for it. Then I had to purchase a box of needles for $49- but sometimes you can get your insurance to cover the cost of the needles so that could be a lot cheaper if you get a prescription.

Thank you - I figured I would try it first since I am still undecided on what WLS procedure I want to get.

Oh wow, that's very reasonable. Wish I had had that option years ago when it was suggested to me because I definitely would have tried it based on what I read about it and what my doctor told me about it. I looked into it again about a year ago only to find that my insurance still did not pay for it and that it was still astronomical in price. SMH I was hoping maybe it dropped since it had been out for years now but no. LOL

I'll be interested in hearing how it works out for you.

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I took Saxenda a few years ago- I lost about 35 lbs and managed to keep it off for about a year. But it gradually lost its effectiveness and after a couple of years, I had put most of the weight back on. Then when I stopped because of a change in insurance coverage, I quickly added another 20 lbs. I didn't stick to the diet and exercise plan long-term, though.

I'd recommend it, but with the understanding that without changes in diet and exercise, once your appetite comes back (and mine did), the effects are only temporary.

VSG was a much better option for me- I never got below 225 on saxenda. I'm at 190 now and I am continuing to drop every week.

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