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Discussion in 'My Experience with Duromine' started by nobodybutme, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. nobodybutme

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    I started duromine yesterday. Stupidly took it at 11:30am after I went to the chemist, should have just started today. Anyway, I have not slept! So at 5am I took another one because I have to work all day and didn't want to crash. I feel like I'm slightly off my head but I know this will. Lam down once my body adjusts. I feel quite mellow and peaceful though.

    Had a healthy protein shake for breakfast and have meal prepped my lunch, dinner and snack so should come in at around 1500 calories. I do a lot of exercise though so will have to monitor how I go! I am not planning to take another duromine tablet until Wednesday. I am hoping to take one every few days.

    What I'm loving most is that I'm not constantly thinking about food. When I went to the shops before I just bought what I needed and didn't even think about buying snacks. Chocolate is my weakness, well that's not true. All good is my weakness lol.

    I feel okay. I am worried about being exhausted later due to no sleep but hopefully I'll make it through the day!

    Weighed in today at 85.1kg! Only downwards from here!
     
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    Hello Nobodybutme! I am so sorry about your sleepless night. Hope everything goes better when you take the pill early in the morning. Ummm… however, I would not recommend doubling the dose like you did yesterday. The drug is strong.

    Best of luck! May your Duromine journey go nice and smooth. Hopefully, you already have a good eating and exercising plan that will boost your progress! Of course, you should not forget to up your daily caloric value on days when you exercise more actively.
     
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    Thanks! It was definitely stupid to take another dose today! I was worried I wouldn't get through the workday. But hopefully I'll sleep tonight and get back on track tomorrow. I am not going to take a tablet tomorrow.

    Felt a bit off my head today, but was very productive at least!

    Came in at about 1680 calories. Not really sure if this is good or not. I do a lot of exercise. I guess the key is I didn't have much sugar or processed crap like I would usually. I'm feeling positive and hoping I can do this and not stuff it all up! Have had to remind myself today and set meal times to get through. I guess only time will tell!
     
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    Survived yesterday. Didn't take duromine. Felt emotional all day though which I think is definitely a side affect of duromine. I did get a great night sleep last night though thankfully.

    Also came in at about 1680 calories so that's not too bad for me.

    I am debating whether to have a duromine tablet today or if I should give it a rest. I am not working today. I don't want to take the duromine everyday. Will see how I go!
     
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    Oh and if anyone would like to add me to My Fitness Pal, my name is Samlimmy I've made my food diary public.
     
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    Hello there! Glad to hear you managed to sleep well at night and the caloric value of your menu sounds quite right, based on your high physical activity.

    You know, many people take Duromine every other day, so it might work quite well for you. You need to try and see how it goes. Duromine acts differently for every person who uses it. Fingers crossed that it works great for you! cheers!
     
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    Yesterday I was exhausted all day even though I took a duromine tablet! Very unusual! I ended up going to the gym in the morning and then having a day nap, and then I went to bed at 5:30pm!! It is midnight now and I am awake but I am still super sleepy.

    I've noticed that I'm not constantly thinking about food and my sugar cravings are gone. Although yesterday I did eat some chocolate that I could have done with out. It was so good but kind of pointless to have since I wasn't craving it!

    This journey is quite lonely. I haven't told many people in real life that I take duromine, it feels like it is something that is taboo.

    I haven't updated much with my progress yet because I'm trying to only weigh myself once a week. Hoping to lose 500g a week. I want to lose it slowly as don't want to risk putting it all back on and being ravenous when I stop taking it.

    Anyway, that was my day 3 of the journey! Got such a long way to go still.
     
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    Day 5 of my journey! Yesterday I had a duromine, today I won't. Been doing okay I think. Back into my regular exercise routine which is great. I am supposed to be going away next week which is a bit scary because it means not exercising and probably indulging too much, but if I can stick to my calories that is the main thing.

    Side effects seem to have mostly worn off and I've been sleeping fine at night. Will see how today goes without a tablet though. Wonder if I'll be super emotional. Might try and do the whole weekend without any duromine.
     
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    Hello there! Sorry I was a little bit away. Now I ready your last two updates and I am smiling, because I like your approach to this weight loss journey VERY MUCH! slow and steady – very good. The main thing is to remain consistent as you go.

    Will you have at least a possibility to walk… I am talking about the next week… Half an hour of walking may be. It will be sufficient to not totally stop the weight loss process. And, of course, take good care about your nutrition. Don’t let this week drop you back or make you relaxed. Staying focused and in a great mood – that’s what you should do! Have a nice weekend! Hope, it goes well!
     
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    Okay so officially one week in on duromine and I've lost 1.6kg over the week! I'm stoked! So since recommitting to my weight loss journey I've lost 4.6kg in 6 weeks! Got about 13.2kg to go!

    Didn't do great yesterday as ate an entire block of chocolate and some biscuits. Really got to get out of that mindset, but am working on it! Did a big meal prep yesterday too and made 26 meals.

    Today is a non duromine day and I didn't get a good sleep last night so am hoping to have a nap.

    Was meant to be going away this weekend but not sure if my car will be back from the smash repairers so might not be able to go. But if I can't go I am just going to enjoy the time at home decluttering and going to the gym.
     
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    Going to write down my goals:

    SW: 87.9kg
    CW: 83.2kg
    1st GW: 82kg
    2nd GW: 78kg
    3rd GW: 75kg
    4th GW: 72kg
    GW: 70-72kg
     
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    Hi! Sorry you had to eat this large amount of carbohydrates… Something is going on with you and you truly need to figure out what it is. Why you need them, why you can’t stop after enjoying the taste… And. One of the most important things is to figure what things can help you replace food when you have such feelings that make you jump on them. This might sound boring, but it really helps… to listen to yourself… discuss the problems and understand how you can solve them. Don’t accumulate negative emotions and don’t let yourself get bored. Take care and enjoy moving forward in suc ha great pace! Congratulations on your weight loss!!!
     
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    Oh I overeat because I'm greedy and have little impulse control. Especially with chocolate! It's the same with spending money. I don't think long term, just spend or eat instantly! I totally own it though and am working on it.
     
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    Good for you! You know the problem and are trying to cope with it! spending money is a lot more difficult to control… I think… Well, it was a lot easier for me to give up sweets, than give up impulsive shopping. =) However, it is amazing when you get the control over your actions. Feels really different. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you to gain that self-control and find a nice hobby that might help you get over this.

    Did you manage to sleep well? How was the day without Duromine all in all?
     
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    I seem to be struggling with my non duromine days. Ate bit great on Wednesday and Thursday but have been trying to get it back in control now. Weigh in tomorrow but I think I will have gained weight. Mostly because my period is due and also I've been doing a lot of weights so my muscles are retaining water. Need to get a tape measure and go off my measurements though! Feeling a bit flat and sick of this weight loss roller coaster!
     
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    Hi! Yes, period seriously alters the numbers we see on the scales, so I hope that you will not get discouraged if the result is far from the expected ones. Besides, like you said, you have been building muscles lately. I am sure that everything is going well. Keep it strong! I know that it’s very hard, but you will get used to it. Slowly… non-Duromine days will get easier, when you see higher results and your body gets used to lower food intake. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Stay consistent as much as you can. Do not give up on your goal, even if you fall of the track. Just convince yourself that you have to go all the way through this journey, no matter what. Have a nice day!
     
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    Hi nobodybutme, do you think your body is struggling to get into a routine because you are taking Duromine some days and not other days? If you're on 30 mg, could you ask your doctor for 15 mg instead so you can take it every day? It might help with mood and sleep issues. Or not! But you do say you are struggling on non-Duromine days and it's a roller coaster. Taking a dose every day could help smooth things out. Most people do take it every day.
     
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