Duromine not working?

Discussion in 'My Experience with Duromine' started by Emie, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. Emie

    Emie New Member
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    Hi guys,
    I started duromine 30mg on Saturday. 6 days in and I have lost nothing nor feel any symptoms beside very dry mouth. I'm 62kgs and 157cm tall (or short should I say)
    I went on duromine about 9 years ago and lost nearly 5kgs in 2 weeks and i was only 48kg!!!
    Does it just not work for some people?
    Kind of disappointed as I was expecting the weight to just fall off
     
  2. sooty

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    You do need to diet to loose weight. I am using myfitnesspal app to count calories and its working. I'm losing 1K a week which is what the experts recommended. I am having 1200k a day.. I am big and tall and they put me at 1420k a day at first but it was too much. It always gets harder than it was last time too.. sadly. Keep it up.
     
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    Thank you:)
    I haven't been eating a great deal and trying to cut carbs out as much as possible. Although I do enjoy a beer which could be a part of the problem.
    I guess I will just have to hold out and see how it goes:)
     
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    It's not a magic pill unfortunately, you still need to eat healthily and watch your calorie in take. Alcohol has a lot of calories in it so might be a good idea to keep track of your calories and how much you are consuming.
     
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    Yep I know that now. I was just expecting it to work like it did for me years ago.
    Thank you, I will look into the calories side of things.
     
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    Good luck with it Emie! It's a hard balance finding what works for you. Remember though you want to be able to maintain the weight loss longterm, so try and use the duromine as an aide to instill good eating habits!
     
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    Thanks so much. Yep it's helping me not eat as much and avoid carbs more to. Which is good for me. I'm a type 1 diabetic so my insulin is pretty much like eating 2 meals :/. Hopefully I can lose some weight, good luck to you also and thanks for the reply :)
     
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    Hello Emie! I hope that you start eating healthy, frequently and avoid beer. Did you hear that bear is liquid bread? Products with high GI are the worst thing you can give your body in the evening, if your aim is to lose weight. Keep it strong! You can do it!
    PS. find exercises that you like and do them. If you like to dance, get into Zumba sessions... there are plenty of good workouts on youtube. Choose the ones you like the most. good luck!
     
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    Hi Emie, just wanting to know how you got your prescription. I went to the docs today and asked for it since it did wonders as a kickstarter a few years ago. She said no. I'm 155cm tall and 65kgs Don't they realise it'll be harder the longer I am this way? So frustrating. I just want 1mth worth then revisit but nope . Got any advice? Should I see another doc?
     
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    Hi Novalei87,

    I actually thought the doctor wouldn't give it to me either, he couldn't check my heart rate as it was through the roof cause I was so nervous. If you look up a BMI calculator, for our height and that weight we are just over the healthy BMI so maybe mention that to her. If she still declines giving it to you it might be worth going to another Doctor:) My Doctor happily gave it to me and I just made a follow appointment a week later so he could monitor how I was going. Where abouts are you located?
     
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    Thanks for your reply April:)
    I eat healthy, which is why I am always confused as to why my weight always stays the same :/. Although I don't do a great deal of exercise, I am active through out the day. I work with children so I'm always out for walks with them or playing a parks. They keep me on my toes. I am going to start doing the YouTube programs at home and hopefully see some results (and hopefully stick it out lol) :)
     
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    Hi Emie,
    I'm in Cairns QLD. Will ask another doc. I said I know I'm in the overweight category for bmi and would like to do something abpit it before getting worse. I've been very good with eating and exercising 4 days a week (1hr x2 days 2hr x2days) ans I nees some encouragement to continue as I'm not seeing results. I've had B12, Iron and Thyroid checked and all fine. Think I must have got a hard arse so will try another medical centre. Thanks for replying and good luck on your weightloss journey.
     
  13. Emie

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    Hi Novalei87,

    Wow your doing good with your exercise. That's one thing I need to start doing. I'm always on my feet walking and park play with kids but I never exercise on my own - your doing a great job!
    Yes, definitely go and see another doctor. I'm sure you'll be able to get it.
    Would be nice if it was as easy to lose as it is to gain.
    Good luck, let me know how you go :)
     
  14. April

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    Oh good! I am glad that you have decided to get into exercising. I would advise you to get into exercises that build strength, since you already have a great deal of cardio (walking and running in the park with kids). As for healthy nutrition.. if you really want to figure out what is going on and have 5 minutes, I would appreciate you telling what and when you eat, each bite. Either way, I hope that the weight starts shifting. A great day to you!
     
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    Hi April,

    Of course. Breakfast is the same everyday - 2 cups of tea with milk. I have never been a breakfast person which I know isn't good. Lunch varies from a salad with meat, a salad and meat sandwich on low carb multigrain bread, cruskits. Sometimes I don't even eat lunch. Dinner is always some kind of meat and lots of veggies. I have cut out potato though, I rarely eat it anymore. I find myself not eating as much as that way I don't have to take as much insulin. I downloaded my fitness pal yesterday and I was way under my daily intake of calories. So maybe the issue is im not eating enough? I obviously have cheat days where I'll eat a hamburger or a white bread roll. Or if I'm out for dinner I'll have steak chips and salad. But that's not something that happens regularly. Ever since I was diagnosed with diabetes, I haven't been able to shift any weight :/
     
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    Hi Emie. That is exactly what I thought. You don’t eat enough… That’s the problem. You need to try and introduce breakfast into your life. Really… oatmeal/eggs/cottage cheese – you can cook so many varieties of dishes with these products and enjoy them in the morning. If you don’t mind, I would suggest you taking a closer look to the DASH diet. Your aim is not just the weight loss, but some health benefits, as well. And while losing weight already implies positive changes in your body, you might consider getting a bit more of those. =) Hopefully, this article will help you understand what and how much you should eat during the day.

    Did you give a good thinking and choosing to exercises? Did you chose anything? Need any advice?

    Have an amazing day!
     
  17. Emie

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    Hi April:)
    So due to not eating enough I would not lose weight? It's so strange the way the body works hey. I could eat toast for breakfast (I only eat a low carb multigrain bread) or yoghurt. I can't have egg and I'm not a fan of oatmeal.
    I'm just going to try stick to the YouTube site I found for now with exercise on the days I don't work full days where I'm out with the kids.
    But I'm very open and happy for you to suggest things for me to do
     
  18. April

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    Hello Emie! I am sorry for not answering right away. Yes, our bodies are too complex to understand them without trials and errors. However, many people report of losing a lot more weight in a higher pace, when they begin consuming more calories from healthy foods and exercise at least moderately, instead of eating under 1000 calories.

    No oatmeal, ok, fine.. there are so many cereals that you can use to make a good hot porridge that will fill you up and add up to the amount of your calories and healthy carbs. Toast is good (whole grain)… adding avocado+tuna+tomato or something you like will help you enjoy a delicious breakfast and make your metabolism going faster. I am not saying of building a pile of products on a piece of bread =)) moderation is our everything! =) Hope that you’re doing well and enjoying your day!
     
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