Little bit anxious, need it to work. I'm new, on duromine!

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  1. xSammy

    xSammy New Member
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    Hi, First off my names Samantha, I'm almost 20 years old, and I weigh 146kg.
    I've been a big girl for as long as i can remember, (Back in like 2nd and third grade, i wasn't huge, but i wasn't the smallest, i was even concerned about my weight back then). As I've grown, my weight has to, and over the years I've watched it go up and up and up. I've tried so many diets, Meal replacement shakes, herbal pills and drinks, lite n' easy, Herbal life, special formulated herbal medicine that you add to your water, I've seen doctors and specialist because i thought there had to be some medical reason that my weight gain just wouldn't stop even though I've tried walking, swimming, dancing around, so many things to try and lose weight but nothing ever works. According to the doctors my body is working fine, i don't have diabetes, i don't even have a high blood pressure, my metabolism is apparently working correctly and apart from the obvious obesity, i'm "healthy".
    Which brings me to today, After having this same conversation with my doctor, he has agreed to put me on duromine, even though he doesn't really agree with it, it seems to be my last resort.

    He prescribed me one month of the 30mg tablets. And said next month i will be on the 40mg. I'm not sure why he started me on the lower dose, considering my weight, i would have preferred the stronger dose as i really want to get the most possible out of the tablet. But hes the doctor, ya know? Lol.

    So i took my first tablet yesterday, honestly i didn't notice much of a difference, i had an appetite, it wasn't massive, but i ate an ordinary breakfast, lunch, and a smaller dinner. I didn't notice a dry mouth, i didn't have an huge energy boost, i didn't find myself fidgeting or wanting to clean my house like a mad man like other stories i read. I took my tablet at 8am yesterday morning, and was asleep in bed by 10:30pm, and i slept until 7:30 this morning.. so i slept a whole 9 hours, so it definitely didn't affect my sleeping either. I'm wondering if this is because the dose maybe isn't strong enough for my body weight? Maybe it will take a few days for it to really get into my system and give me the boost and motivation i need... hopefully.

    I feel a bit disheartened honestly, i really want this to change my life. I want to be healthy for the first time in over 10 years, I want to be young and feel young and do the things my friends are out doing without me. I'm so big i don't feel comfortable going out with my friends. I hate going to clubs and pubs because i can't dress up nicely like every one else there, they look good, and i know i don't. I have no confidence at all, I don't even like seeing my old friends from school and people i used to know because i'm ashamed of how much bigger I've gotten since last seeing them.

    It feels a bit weird telling all this to countless strangers i don't know, i don't even have the courage to say this to my family, my mother.. I haven't even told anyone how much i weigh.. Its such a big number, i don't want to see the look on their faces when i tell them. So now its just you guys.. and my doctor.

    I'm sorry to rant on, I feel like i just need to get this all of my chest, i want to let go of this part of my life, i want to close this chapter and open a new one. A better one.

    Thanks for listening, this is the first time I've ever put these emotional embarrassing feelings of mine on paper (digitally), and although i found myself in tears writing parts of it, i feel good.. I'm gonna go for a walk and get this show on the road :)

    I'd love to hear from anyone with some hints or suggestions, inspiration, motivational tips, answers to why i may not be feeling the drug yet, anything really.

    :)
     
  2. BigLoss

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    HI Sammy,

    firstly, congratulations on taking the step to wanting to loose weight. It will not be a easy road but you are in front already by wanting to do it!! so well done!!

    I started at 103kg and am on 30mg, I am now 91.1kg.. Not everyone has the side affects that is on here, I felt crap the first few days, slept normal etc. Now i just have a dry mouth get a bit shaky. I still east 5 small meals a day. I must say i still get the chocolate craving and wanting somthing fatty- and I have it, BUT i have it in propoertion. before i would eat like a large big mac meal with coke etc now i eat a small one with water and minus the middle pattie and no cheese. things like that help..

    I am so proud of you already keept it up xx
     
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    Hi Big loss,
    can i ask you when you started, i have been on Duromine for 1 week and and have only lost 1.7, on the second and fifth day it showed as 2.5 but today was the real weigh in my start weight was 104.7 and I'm also on the 30mg. sleeping is no problem, i try to eat at least 4-5 times day drink water have been doing stepping on the stepping machine just waiting for the treadmill to get here, i did have a bigger than normal dinner last night and a few small pieces of wedding cake as it was our second wedding anniversary. and congrats on your lost so far :)
     
  4. xSammy

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    Thank you BigLoss,
    It makes me really happy reading your message, and hearing that someone is proud of me just gives me that much more of a boost.

    Congratulations on your loss, I'm so happy for you, being under the 100kg mark is a wonderful achievement, and your so close to being in the 80's! :). I can't wait for the day that i get under 100. I've been in the 3 digit weight range for a very long time. 2 digits all the way!

    I just went for a 45 minute walk, and though i don't feel like these tablets are giving me an energy boost, they must be having some effect, because if i had gone for a 45 minute walk previously to duromine, around this area with the uneven walk ways and hills, it would have severely killed me. But right now i actually feel good. I'm not exhausted the slightest, i'm not tired, my calves had a slight tightening/burning feeling when i was walking towards the end of the 45minutes, but that was just getting used to the strain of walking up big hills, and i don't feel it now. I'm gonna take my puppy for a bit of a shorter walk later this arvo.

    Can't say i have any side effects at all, and although i may have a little more energy, i don't know if that's just because i'm so motivated right now to move and get things happening that it could just be that and not the tablets. I could be wrong.

    I haven't really had any cravings, I'm not drinking anything but water and a little bit of soy milk if i have cereal or tea. My sister got McDonalds last night for dinner but i passed that up and had a lean piece of steak and salad instead, and enjoyed it. i guess i'm at the point that i know i can have little bits of fatty foods if i want, but i don't want to at all, i don't want to let myself give in to treats and crap, i want to have more control, i want to find healthy alternatives and not have any of the food that has gotten me to this point. I want to give my self the best chance at achieving maximum results. I'm not used to eating 5 small meals a day, iv always just had the 3, i'm gonna try it though.

    Thank you again for your message, you have really made my day with your kind words and optimism! :D
     
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