Wegovy Side Effects: What to Expect

If you are thinking of taking Wegovy for weight loss, you may want to know what some of the common side effects are. In today's blog post, we will look into some of the potential side effects commonly experienced with Wegovy and ways that you can manage them.

Weight loss can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be - with Wegovy, you are able to lose weight safely and effectively reaching a healthy weight and living a healthy life.

How Does Wegovy Work?

Wegovy is a medication that is injected once a week in patients who struggle to lose weight. It works by stimulating the GLP-1 receptors in the brain, which is a hormone in the body responsible for appetite and hunger cues. 

Wegovy helps to curb cravings and enhance feelings of fullness and satisfaction after eating, helping to reduce overeating and aid weight loss in those who are overweight or obese.

Possible Wegovy Side Effects

All weight loss medications can come with side effects - some of the potential side effects commonly experienced with Wegovy include:

  • Gastrointestinal Disturbances
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Injection Site Reactions

Usually, these symptoms aren't too severe and are mild. They should also begin to disappear over time as your body adjusts to the medication.

However, if symptoms persist and start to affect your day-to-day life, we recommend that you speak to one of our specialist nurses so that they can guide you in the right direction.

For further details and a more in-depth understanding, you can always read the summary of product characteristics.

Managing Wegovy Side Effects

Finding what works for you when managing your symptoms can help your weight loss journey feel more comfortable. Some ways you can manage each symptom include:

Nausea

If you feel nauseous from your medication, stick to eating bland and low-fat foods such as rice, soups and low-fat yoghurts. Ensure that you keep your portion sizes small with a concerted effort at the beginning of your journey. 

Staying hydrated and getting plenty of fresh air can also help to ease nausea. Some people also find that sugar-free mints help to take the edge off.

Diarrhoea

If you are suffering from diarrhoea, you should eat easily digestible foods that are gentle on the digestive system. We recommend that you avoid foods or beverages that contain caffeine as caffeine is a natural laxative, and can worsen diarrhoea. 

Constipation

Eat high-fibre-rich foods and be sure to stay hydrated if you are suffering from constipation. 

Headache

Relaxing in a dark room and lying down, as well as over-the-counter pain medicine can help your headaches subside. It’s also important that you stay hydrated, usually at least 2 to 3 litres and get plenty of fresh air to relieve your headache and prevent it from worsening. 

Injection Site Reactions

If you find that your injection site is red and itchy, you may want to try and numb the area before and after injection, with an ice pack or numbing cream. 

If you find that your injection site is hot or tender to touch and it is producing unusual liquids then you should seek medical attention as it may be infected. If you believe you are experiencing an allergic reaction, seek medical attention. 

What Happens When I Stop Taking Wegovy?

It is a common concern that when you stop the use of your weight loss injection you may gain the weight back. This isn't always the case. However, making lifestyle changes and staying healthy during and after your treatment process is important.

It is normal that you may gain a few pounds or have weight fluctuations once you have stopped the medication, but maintaining a balanced diet and staying active will help you maintain your healthy weight.

You should speak to a professional about the next steps going forward and what you can do to maintain your weight. This is something we can help with at Dr Frank’s Weight Loss Clinic. We will support you throughout your weight loss journey, ensuring you meet your weight loss goals and stay on track. 

Positive Effects of Using Wegovy

Some of the positives that Wegovy can bring to your life include: 

Weight Loss

The main benefit of this medication is weight loss. This can bring many benefits to those who are overweight and massively improve their quality of life - it can boost your confidence, provide a wide range of health benefits, and boost your overall well-being. 

Improved Metabolic Health

Weight loss can help reduce blood sugar and cholesterol levels whilst also helping you maintain a healthy and stable blood pressure.

Increased Energy

Losing excess weight can lead to increased energy levels and improved mobility, allowing you to engage in physical activities and day-to-day tasks more comfortably.

Improved Self-Esteem

Achieving weight loss goals with Wegovy can boost your self-esteem and confidence, leading to improved mental well-being and confidence. When you look good, you feel good - weight loss is a huge achievement that you will feel very proud of.

Motivation

Seeing positive results with Wegovy can help to motivate you to continue making healthy choices and stay on the path to maintaining a healthy weight.

Reduced Risk of Obesity-Related Diseases

When you reach a healthy weight, you will be less at risk of obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. Therefore, this weight loss medication can help you to live a long, healthy, happy life.

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GIP & GLP-1 Medication

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Lose up to 15% in the first year
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Wegovy Weight Loss Pens at Dr Frank’s Weight Loss Clinic

Here at Dr Frank’s Weight Loss Clinic, we offer Wegovy weight loss pens that have been proven as a safe and effective way to lose weight for good so you can live a healthy and balanced life.

We have a team of specialist weight loss nurses who are here to help you every step of the way during your weight loss process and give you guidance and support throughout your journey.

Our Wegovy weight loss pens can help you lose up to 15% of your weight in the first year!

Our Treatment Plan

Once you have completed an online form to determine your eligibility for our weight loss pens, and if needed you will be able to schedule a date and time that suits you for either a remote video consultation or a face-to-face appointment.

We understand that things sometimes come up - so don't worry if you can't make your scheduled appointment. Just let us know 24 hours in advance and we will help you to reschedule.

Once you have had your evaluation, your weight loss specialist will prescribe you a weight loss pen with the correct dose to suit your personal needs. Our team will then be in regular contact with you to assess how you are feeling, your results and whether you need your dosage to be adjusted. 

You can decide whether you want to be in contact with a dietician or a nutritionist during your journey. They will offer advice on your dietary needs and help you focus on your general well-being with nutrition.

Now, you are able to kickstart your weight loss journey and lose weight for good. Become the best version of yourself today and fill out our online form! 

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