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Does Semaglutide Make You Tired?

Can using medications like semaglutide make you feel more tired than usual? Learn more about the potential sleepy side effects of semaglutide here.

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Semaglutide is the active ingredient inside of a few very popular prescription medications. Specifically, Wegovy, Ozempic, and Rybelsus all contain Semaglutide. 

One side effect that people might notice when using these medications is that they may feel fatigued or very tired. 

Below we will review how many people feel tired from using Semaglutide medications, the reasons why this can happen, and what you can do to have better energy levels during your treatment.

Does Semaglutide make you feel tired?

According to the clinical trials for the Semaglutide medication Wegovy, about 11% of people using this medication reported fatigue as a side effect. But, also keep in mind that 5% of people using a placebo also reported fatigue.

So, it is possible that Semaglutide medications make you feel more tired.

Why might Semaglutide make you feel tired?

We may not know entirely why Semaglutide can make you feel tired, but there are some possibilities at play.

Firstly, if the medication is working for you, you may be consuming fewer calories than usual, and your blood sugar levels may decline. Since calories are really energy for your body, this may mean that you feel less energetic and more tired for a while as your body adjusts.

Also, since you may be eating less, you might not be fully hitting your nutritional targets for your body making you feel fatigued. In this situation, it may help to pay extra close attention to what you are eating to make sure it is nutritionally dense.

Does the tiredness from Semaglutide go away?

Some people who are experiencing fatigue from Semaglutide report that this tiredness is worse when they first start the medication, or when they increase their dosage. This may continue for a few weeks as they get used to the new dosage. 

For some, this increased fatigue may go away in weeks to months after using this medication, although for others it may linger.

What to do if you are using Semaglutide and feeling tired

It is somewhat normal to feel tired when using Semaglutide medications, at least in the initial stages of treatment.

But, there may be some steps you can take to try and feel a little more energetic during the process.

Regular moderate exercise can be a great way to feel more energetic on average. Even if you are feeling sluggish beforehand, a little exercise may leave you feeling energized and ready for your day.

Stay well hydrated while you are using Semaglutide. Even slight levels of dehydration can make you feel more tired.

Assess the nutritional quality of what you are eating. This is especially important when you are eating less than usual. Make sure you are hitting your targets for fiber, protein, iron, and essential vitamins. Not meeting your nutritional needs when cutting calories can leave you feeling sluggish and not well.

Finally, keep an eye on how each strength increase is making you feel. Since it is more likely that fatigue will come on when increasing your dosage, be open with your prescriber about how you are handling the previous strength before moving up. Also, if the fatigue is long-lasting or negatively affecting your life, talk to your doctor about what can be done to help.

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