The Mounjaro Effect: Side-Effects I didn’t Quite Expect

I have been Mounjaro for about a week and a half. I was well prepared for some of the side effects such as stomach distress and appetite loss, however, there have some other effects I didn’t expect. First, my tolerance for water has dramatically increased – I would dare say I even like it. I’ve been sipping on water almost constantly since starting Mounjaro which is weird because I’ve never enjoyed plain, clear H2O. My beverage of choice has always been Diet Pop/Soda. Oddly enough, as my desire for water has increased, my thirst for all things diet has decreased. I’ve still had some, but not nearly as much as I consumed pre-injection. I’ve also been able to get in my daily quota of coffee!

My food tastes have also changed just a bit. As my appetite has been largely suppressed, the only foods that have really appealed to me are bland ones. Nuts, mild cheeses, chicken breasts, and naan bread have been the only things that I’ve actually wanted. I ate some salmon on a half slice of naan bread and felt like I was eating something truly exquisite. I haven’t had an urge to snack on sweets, chips, or fried foods since my first injection. This is itself is a blessing.

And while it’s too early for me to tell if this is related to the Mounjaro, I have been sleeping through the night for the first time in a long time … not even waking up to use the restroom. Normally, it takes a shot of Nyquil for me to enjoy some rest, but for three nights strait, I’ve gotten more than eight hours. Maybe it’s coincidence, but Mounjaro and diet are the only things I’ve really changed.

Finally, I’ve seen some people comment that Mounjaro has robbed them of their energy … and I have certainly felt a little tired for the last week or so. The good news is that I’ve still been able to run and get my exercise in.

These are some of the changes I’ve noticed since starting Mounjaro. I can’t help but wonder if they will persist or fade as I progress. I suppose time will tell! ou


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