2023 will go down as the year of Ozempic, and it looks like 2024 will not be any different. Many celebrities have injected themselves with semaglutide in order to shed pounds fast. It is in very high demand due to how effective it is. If you have been struggling to lose weight, you may think these weight loss injectables are an answered prayer from the weight loss gods.
I hope your sitting down, because I'm about to burst your bubble.
As someone who also battles her weight, I have wanted a weight loss drug to be created in order to lose weight fast. When I first heard about these injections, I was interested in getting one. I mean, I could get to my goal weight in only a few months with these shots? Sign me the fuck up! Here's where my inner researcher enters the chat and decides to look behind the curtain.
Ozempic is a treatment for diabetics.
She was a "nurse" who went on and on about how Ozempic helped her co-worker lose 9lbs, and she's on her 2nd week. She also gushed about how it has helped her mom lose 40lbs in 2 months. If you ask any REAL doctor about weight loss, a healthy weight loss is 2lbs a week. When you lose it slowly, there is a high probably you will keep it off permanently. Anyway, so the "nurse" asked me about my journey with weight loss and what my goals were. I told her I wanted to lose 55lbs. She said I could easily do that in 2 and a half months on semaglutide Ozempic. She said it would cost just under $1,200. I told her I was on a tight budget. She said that they are partnered with Affirm and could do monthly installments.
She sent me an email with a link to Affirm. She told me on the phone what to pick in the drop-down menus. When I signed onto my laptop, I followed her instructions. Here's where things get a bit suspicious.
The program she wanted me to be on was not the price point she told me on the phone. It was much more! I scrolled through the menu and decided to experiment a bit. I chose the cheapest plan (it was a 7-week plan for $720). I went to the payment page, and I found EXACTLY what I knew I would find: hidden costs! This "nurse" failed to tell me about the $200 upfront cost, in addition to paying your first monthly installment! I exited out quickly, without providing any personal information, and I spent time googling this specific online "pharmacy." I clicked on their BBB page, and there was a complaint on there. *Surprise, surprise*
The complaint was from a woman who paid $1,200 upfront for her Ozempic. She did everything she was supposed to do. Guess what she never received: HER OZEMPIC! There are other complaint boards with similar complaints on it. Most are saying "buyer beware," and "scam."
Most online "pharmacies" aren't pharmacies!
As soon as you go off Ozempic, the weight comes back on!
I hate to sound like a broken record, but please do your research before consenting to anything. If you are struggling to lose weight, talk to your doctor about options. I would highly suggest that you ask your doctor about effective dieting and exercise, and not the injections. As I stated, these injections are in short supply, and diabetics need these medications.
Just like I want to have long-term success in weight loss, I want you to have long-term success too. I also do not want to see anyone swindled by these fake “pharmacies.”