Am I normal?

Discussion in 'Duromine Questions and Answers' started by Eneres, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. Eneres

    Eneres New Member
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    Have been on Panbesy 15mg for three days and today is my 2nd day on Duromine 30mg. The dial on my weighing scale have not moved an inch.:( I have been drinking almost 3L of water throughout the day and eating 3 to 4 small meals a day (excluding fried foods etc.). Have also started to increase my physical activity gradually like yoga.

    Am wondering if I am still eating too much or I should incorporate MORE workouts? I really do want to experience the rush of weight loss everyone here has been talking about!

    Positive thing is that I have not experienced any side effects so far (touch wood!) except for dry mouth and restless sleep - both of which are quite manageable to me. However, I realised today my hair seems to be falling more often than usual (not sure if its paranoia :p). I also noticed that I am still feeling hungry and if I ate a full meal, I get a dull ache in my tummy. In addition, I feel kinda gassy too:oops:

    I wonder how much of what I am feeling is in my head or 'real' effects from Duromine
     
  2. Audrey3

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    Hi Eneres, it is not a good idea to weigh yourself every day. Rather try to do a weigh inn once a week, and also keep track of cm loss - sometimes it tells a better story than the scales! Keep at it, and you should also see an improvement with the side effects,although it seems you are doing quite well. They do get better after a few days!;)

    Stay strong and keep us posted please!
     
  3. Lanny Edey

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    Let your clothes be the deciding factor if you are losing weight, scales will do your head in. Once a week is enough if you need to see body weight adjustments. Like stated, measure yourself, great way of indications.

    Rock on stay fab ;-)
     
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    Hey Audrey3!
    Appreciate your advice and encouragement!

    I did not tell anyone (not even family) that I am on Duromine as I know they would oppose. Hence it really means a lot to know that there is somewhere that I can go to for support and understanding! :)

    Will keep you posted on my progress (hopefully!) next week!
     
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    Hey Lanny!

    You are right I should let my clothes be the judge! I guess I have this tiny fear that my thinking that my clothes fit better now might be just psychological:p Seeing numbers on the weighing scale drop would serve as definitive proof that I am loosing weight haha!

    I shall take both Audrey3 and your advice and only weigh myself ONCE a week :D
     
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    So I am on my 4th day...and started to experience more restless sleep. Last night, I went to bed at 12.30am and woke up at 3.15am wide awake! I did all that I could do - I took my pill at 7am (maybe I should take it earlier?!), I drank tons of water, and I made myself so tired during the day (e.g. yesterday I did an hour of hot yoga but instead of getting tired, I felt more awake! :mad:)

    I feel my eyes are really puffy and dry from lack of sleep but physically I am filled with energy. I hope this sleeplessness gets better in time *sobs* I used to sleep like a baby.
     
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    Am on my 13th day now. I think the effects of Duromine only just kicked in two days ago.
    On my first week or so, I am still feeling famished all the time but two days ago, I actually felt myself feeling nauseated in the middle of my meal! And like what many here have shared, I find myself making a conscious effort to eat. Am also feeling a mix of fatigue and sleeplessness.

    Am also actually feeling that I made the right choice with trying Duromine. I feel that ever since I started, I feel more motivated to make healthy food choices and make an effort to keep my physical efforts up - in part, for fear that if I do not try to have a lifestyle change, my weight will pile back on once I stop my course.
     
  8. Audrey3

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    Good going! You will notice that once you get used to healthy food, you just do not want to eat any of the other unhealthy things. I was always unable to resist bread, but since I started on a low carb diet with very little bread (maybe once or twice a week), I do not even want to eat it any more!
    As long as you change your lifestyle as well, the results you get from the Duromine should continue after you stop taking it.
     
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