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I Lost 38 Pounds in 6 Months on Ozempic, Here's My Honest Review

She never thought she could lose weight until she was prescribed the drug.
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Are you thinking about going on Ozempic to lose weight but are curious what it is actually like? Learning about other people's experiences with the weight loss drug can be helpful in deciding whether or not you want to explore the possibility for yourself. Katherine (@therealkatherine) is a social media influencer, podcaster, and TikToker who blogs about everything from entertainment to weight loss. In one of her viral videos, she shares her experience on Ozempic. "It's been 6 months already, wow," she writes in the caption of the clip, sharing a before-and-after photo. Here is what she has to say about her experience with the drug.

She Offers a 6 Month Update

@therealkatherine its been 6 months already woww #ozempicweightloss #ozempicjourney #pcos #pcosweightloss ♬ original sound – katherine

"It's been six months since I started Ozempic," she says at the start of the clip. "Like I always say, if you do not agree that I'm on Ozempic, that's totally fine. This video is not for you. Your opinion is not going to change my mind, but you are free to feel whatever way you wanna feel."

She Lost 38 Pounds – Over 6 Pounds Per Month


She starts off by revealing that she has lost over 6 pounds per month on the drug. "So it has been six months, as I mentioned. I have lost almost 38 pounds, give or take a pound," she says.

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Her Transformation Is Stunning

@therealkatherinei could be so cute if i did my hair and make up more often 🤣♬ original sound – katherine

"It is crazy looking at myself every single day. You see the difference, but not really sometimes. And then I look at pictures, and I'm like, the difference is there. You know what I'm saying? This picture on the left is from last Christmas, and the picture on the right is from Thanksgiving," she continues.

She Feels Like "A Different Person"


"This year, honestly, I feel kind of like a different person at this point. This medication has helped me so much," she says.

"I struggle with PCOS, like hardcore, and I have the majority of my adult life, and I just thought I was always gonna struggle with it," Katherine reveals. "I didn't realize there were things that I could do to make it better."

"And also being insulin resistant, having such a difficult time losing weight, which is something that I never thought I would be able to get past," she says. "I thought I was just gonna have to live with the fact that I couldn't lose weight, that it was difficult for me to lose weight, that I could look at a cookie and gain weight."

In the comments, Katherine was asked how she got a prescription for the drug. "When I did my labs, my A1C was right under being diabetic, and due to having PCOS, they approved it!" she wrote.

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What Is Ozempic Approved For?

Montreal, CA - 16 November 2023: Ozempic semaglutide injection pens and box. Ozempic is a medication for obesity

The National Library of Medicine explains that Ozempic is approved to control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes when other medications do not control the sugar levels well enough. However, many people use it off-label for weight loss.

How Much Does Ozempic Cost?

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Ozempic can be expensive – with or without insurance. GoodRx reports that without insurance approval, Ozempic can cost as little as $937.98 per month and as much as $1014 per month. With approval, most insurance companies cover around 85 percent of the cost.

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Will You Gain the Weight Back?


The most unfortunate side effect of Ozempic is that many people experience rebound weight gain. One study found that one year after stopping the drug, participants regained two-thirds of their prior weight loss.

💪🔥Body Booster: If you have type 2 diabetes and are struggling to control your blood sugar levels, talk to your doctor about Ozempic. While it's approved for diabetes management, some people also use it for weight loss, although this is considered an off-label use.

Leah Groth
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