1st day - side effects advice

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  1. Samanthalouiselouw

    Samanthalouiselouw New Member
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    Hello there

    First day on Duromine 30mg - any advice would be greatly appreciated - (Cape Town, SA)

    I took my first dose at 9am this morning, I'm feeling "OK" but not great. My resting heart rate is around 102 BPM (I know Duromine does increase it but is it normal to be so high) I feel a bit 'jittery' and keep getting goosebump/prickle type rushes over my skin (like I'm cold)

    Drinking loads of water etc

    Just looking for some advice really - is this all normal, will it settle down

    I think 30mg may be too high dose for me, and I'm already thinking about requesting 15mg

    Thanks in advance

    Sammy
     
  2. Anka80

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    Hello. If you are feeling extremely jittery on them maybe do ask for the smaller dosage. I take my pill a lot earlier otherwise it keeps me up too late. I usually set my alarm and take it at 5am. I’m jittery as well but I think that can be pretty common. I just keep myself busy - go walking, clean the house etc. you could try taking the tablet every other day maybe? I have done that before because I found the pill was strong enough to last me two days. Good luck but do consult your doctor if you’re worried.
     
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    wow Samanthalouiselouw!
    you are from cape Town?
    nice to meet you, my name is Dre, i run security here on the forum..
    for those of us here in Australia, Duromine is almost impossible to find!
    unless you wave a magic wand of course..
    you must love it where you from my love,
    i know this because i used to import it from there years ago.

    Hugs
    Dre
     
  4. Samanthalouiselouw

    Samanthalouiselouw New Member
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    Hi Anka

    Thank you! I did go back to the docs and got 15mg - much much better and less side effects, still feel a bit jittery and my resting heart rate is raised but hoping that will settle down over next few weeks, I've also started taking super early at 5am - how long have you been taking them?

    Hi Dre - yes in SA (but originally from the UK)
     
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    Hello
    I’m on day 5. Yesterday was my first hard day. I had a major headache and felt really tired but feel better today.
    I’m glad you are feeling better with the 15mg dose, hopefully that’s all your body needed.
    Keep me posted on how you go!
     
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    Glad to hear your side effects are more manageable for you now :)

    Don't be too concerned about your heart rate - it will settle down *hugs*.

    I take my tablet before 6am otherwise no sleep for me lol!
     
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