Duromine & Alcohol

Discussion in 'Duromine Questions and Answers' started by Stephen, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Stephen

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    Morning everyone - A question for you all.

    We are all adults, we might not necessarily be paragons of virtue, we have friends, we like to socialise and quite often that involves a nice glass of wine or a well brewed beer. Even if it is a small pick me up after a hard day at work or stressful day with the kids, for many it is one of life’s pleasures in the same way that good food is. So does anyone have any advice for this course of medication? Is it complete abstinence or drink in moderation? Should you avoid drinking an alcoholic drink within an x amount of hours from taking the medication?
    Anyone's thoughts, advice or experience will be gratefully received.

    Regards - Stephen
     
  2. Loulou

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    Hi Stephen I also read on google that you not allowed to take any alcohol while on Duromine and I was WHATTTT?????as socialising with a few drinks is very much part of what we do. So I was very sceptical & scared to take any alcohol. But on day two of being on D I had a drink with clients (never took so long to finish one drink) and I was waiting for the dizziness......increased heart rate.....the works but it didn't come. The next time I got a little braver and had two drinks and still nothing. Needles to say 4 weeks down the line I am still enjoy my drink (prefered drink for me in scottish whiskey, very low in calories too) and I have not had any side effect.

    So maybe first try and have a drink at home incase you do react to the alcohol. But always keep it moderate;-) And for me the amount of hours after taking D & having a drink didn't really matter.
     
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    Hello Stephen!
    Well, I know what you mean and I agree that a glass of good wine helps sometimes to relax after a long and stressful day. However I should warn you (since I myself had an experience with Duromine) that alcohol may worsen the side effect. Of course a small amount of it will not be fatal when combined with the pills, yet may intensify dizziness, nausea, palpitation, etc. You see both Duromine and alcohol are stimulants, they act in the central nervous system. When you use them together, side effect may become worse. For instance: nervousness, dry mouth, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, etc. Or if you haven't experienced any side effects yet, they can occur if you drink alcohol and take Duromine pill.
    So, my opinion - better avoid this combination.
    Better safe than sorry, right?;)

    Take care, Stephen.
     
  4. Stephen

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    Our forum gives with one hand and then takes it all away with the other.:) Ok, that’s understandable. I’m also partial to a Scottish Whisky LouLou especially the big peaty Islay malts (Laphroaig, Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Lagavulin etc) so that’s a tough gig. At least they won’t go off!
     
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    Lucky you, Loulou. Yet I wouldn't give such advise to another person, since we all know Duromine (and alcohol) acts on different people differently. So, your experience is positive for you, but I wouldn't take that risk to experiment on my body, if I were Stephen. Luckily he doesn't have any side effects at this point.

    Loulou, you said that your scotch contains low calories, but do you know that ANY kind of alcohol increases appetite because it is a psychostimulant, so you may start snacking without even noticing that? And little by little you may gain your kgs back.

    Moreover, alcohol may neutralize the effect of the pills, and what? All your efforts come to zero. What a disappointment.

    All I want to say is that everybody is different and if there is a slight % of unpleasant adverse reactions when you combine alcohol with weight loss pills - I choose not to take a risk.
     
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    Hi Kate
    I did not know this. With a previous diet I was on my nutritionist told me that if I wanted to have a drink I should rather have scotch. And I must say I kept my weight at goal weight for two years after the diet with balanced diet & jogging, until I fell pregnant with my baby two year ago. But now I know, thanks for sharing.

    Sorry Stephen didn't mean to mislead you.
     
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    I just share my knowledge and experience about weight loss and Duromine. Didn't mean to hurt anybody;)
    No offence, Lou! Our health is more important than our temporal desires, right?

    ps. Stephen, still be careful whatever variant you choose.
     
  8. Stephen

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    There's no need to apologise LouLou.
    I will Kate.
     
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    Hi guys i searched for this topic because like you Stephen relaxing with a drink after work is somthing i enjoy. I personally have not had any adverse effects (generally a couple of light beers) in the month (my first) i have been taking D. My query was more related to the weightloss side of things. I have cut out my normal 2-3 cans of energy drink PER DAY (yep i know but its gone now) due to the amount of sugar they contain, i have also lowered my food intake and calorie content and i was disappointed that in my first month i only lost 2kg. I was curious if the alcohol was somehow blocking the effects of the D??
     
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    Hello Kelster.chick! It is very unlikely that Stephen answers… it’s been a long time. If I may give a suggestion, I don’t think that alcohol was blocking the effects of D. It does alter them, may enhance the side effects. Yet, alcohol does hinder the weight loss progress, due to its high caloric value AND the high GI. And this means you were hitting your body with each bottle of beer. Beer is a no-no for those who want to lose weight. That’s my opinion. Are you on Duromine now?
     
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    Hi thanks for the input. I am on my 2nd prescription of D now....i have gone up in dosage, for this 2nd prescription, due to such poor results. I only lost 2kg in my first month on D. I was so sure that given i have cut so many calories (mostly in the 3 cans of energy drink/day that i no longer drink along with a big change in my diet) that i would have much more substantial loss, even without the D. So it is disappointing. I guess i was probably a bit naive thinking that 1-2 light beers a day would have slowed my progress so much.
     
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    Hello Kelster.chick. I would advise you to start your own thread and I am sure people will give you some good tips on enhancing your weight loss. It always helps to monitor your journey, especially if you tell more about what exactly you eat, how you exercise. There might be some minor mistakes that hinder your fast weight loss, and you are not aware of them. Either way, I wish you all the luck and please, don’t forget to drink water. Better switch these 1-2 light beers a day to a nice water with lime and berries. =) take care!
     
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    Actually, I have used the three months to avoid alcohol for the sole purpose of weight loss, the liver needs all the help it can get. However, I have had up to two standard drinks while on the medication with no ill effects personally. Consumed in the evening after a morning dose. But I did read that there was a danger of heart attack from the competing effects, Duromine speeding you up and the Alcohol slowing you down.
    Each persons risk would be individual. And my comments relate only to my own experience and are not medical advice. See your prescribing doctor for you own circumstances.
     
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