I went to Obesity clinic yesterday after 5 months of traveling.
On Qsymia, Victoza, Invokana and Metformin with no change in diet or exercise I lost five pounds.
I went on an Oceania Cruise May 11 to June 5, 2015, I even purchased the beverage package on the cruise for the first 14 days. I compensated by walking one hour a day. I tried to maintain Atkins as best as possible but I did eat less due to the diet medications.
I started Qsymia in June with following body composition and yesterday’s result:
Date Weight Body Fat% Muscle Mass Total Body H2O BMR BMI
6-23-15 244.8 31% 44.9 51.8% 1919 33.9
5-12-16 217.3 27.7% 40.8 53.2% 1790 30.1
Lipid Profile 5-12-16 non-fasting:
Total Cholesterol 146
Hgb A1c 6.8
On Lipitor 10 mg/d
Off Endur-acin 6 weeks
On Lovaza 4,000 mg/d
Invokana 300 mg/d
Metformin 2,000 mg/d
I stopped my Niacin (Endur-acin 1,000 mg/d) over the last 6 weeks to determine it's contribution to my lipid profile. Compare here:
Lipid Profile 3/25/16 on Niacin 1,000 mg/d(non-fasting)
LDLc 46 (19 lower)
HDLc 51 (3 lower)
Triglycerides 55 (24 lower)
non-HDLc 57 (24 lower)
Hgb A1c 6.5 (0.3 lower)
I should soon obtain my advance lipid profile done at the same time which will answer question if LDLc 65 off Niacin is good enough or is there discordance with LDLp?
The non-HDLc suggests there is discordance.