Rosie O’Donnell Mulls Upping Diabetes Drug Dose as Weight Loss Hits Plateau
Rosie O'Donnell has revealed she is considering increasing her dose of diabetes medication after noticing a “plateau” in her weight.
In mid-January, the comedian revealed in a TikTok post that she had lost 10 pounds since Christmas, and then posted a series of follow-up videos explaining how she lost weight and what the medications had brought her. a feeling of.
former co-host landscape She told her followers at the time that she was taking Tirzepatide, sold under the brand name Mounjaro. Injectable prescription medicines are used to treat type 2 diabetes.
On Wednesday, O'Donnell returned to the platform to reveal that her weight loss had all but stalled, prompting her to consider her options.
“I lost a little bit of weight on the Mounjaro thing, and, you know, how much weight I lost, they say that's when you need to increase your dose,” she says in the video clip. “I'm still at 2.5 [mg]even from December 16th.
“A lot of people have, like, jumped up the ladder,” she continued, “but I'm worried about the side effects…I just got a new one-month supply—four shots a month—and I'm More, I'll ask the doctor if I should go up.”
While her weight loss may have plateaued, the TV personality said the medication seemed to be having a positive impact on her health.
“[My doctor] Say to me, ‘I don't care if you lose more. It's about your A1C' and your other stuff numbers. But they are declining, which is a good sign. So I don't want to lose it too quickly because it freaks me out,” she said.
When a follower asked O'Donnell how she lost weight last month, she explained: “Two months ago my doctor put me on – not Ozempic – Mounjaro…and Repatha. I I do it every other week, and then I do it every week.”
Repatha is the brand name for evolocumab, a monoclonal antibody drug designed to treat hyperlipidemia (too much fat in the blood).
O'Donnell further explained the other steps she's taking to help with weight loss, saying, “At Christmas, I don't drink anything but water. Now, I have champagne one night, that's the toast, and a little bit the other night. Wine. So it’s not 100% yet.
“But I've really stopped drinking, like five or six Diet Cokes a day. I'm only drinking water now, and I'm not eating as much sugar as I can. And my appetite has dropped significantly — probably from the medication — — and I'm trying to move more. So, you know, all of that combined, that's it,” she said.
In another video, O'Donnell tells her followers “You have to be diabetic to get a prescription. That's what I hear. I don't know. People throw Ozempic parties here in LA and they're all there to do Ozempic. But I also have diabetes, and that's why I keep going.”
After wrapping up her series of videos, O'Donnell responded to a post from a follower who said they had been taking Mounjaro in recent months. Followers now “don't even think about food”.
“Yeah, it's interesting because I used to think about it a lot,” O'Donnell replied. “And now I don't think about it at all. It's like it changes something in your thought process … I don't know, it's weird.”
Diabetes drug Ozempic has become a ubiquitous part of the public discourse in recent months, not least because it's been touted on social media as some kind of weight loss panacea. It has also become a topic of conversation among celebrities and influencers.
O'Donnell underwent vertical sleeve gastric surgery in 2013 following a heart attack in 2012 on the advice of doctors.Her weight allegedly dropped from 240 pounds to 176 pounds after surgery people.
“Believe it or not, the surgery changed my life,” she told people in 2015. “It doesn't change your gut. You have no problem going to the bathroom in public. But your relationship with food is over.
“For me, it's been two years. It used to be Halloween, the week before, and I'd start sweating until Christmas because I had a huge problem not being able to steal [my children's] Candy,” she continued. “I can't go downstairs in bed. There will be four bags of candy. I can't help it.
“I don't feel the same pull [candy]said O'Donnell. “They told me the part of the stomach they removed [has] It contains a hunger hormone called ghrelin. This changes how you think and feel about food. I feel so much freer now in terms of needing to move and play with the kids. “
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