My Duromine 40mg Journey QLD

Discussion in 'My Experience with Duromine' started by tifajade18, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. tifajade18

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    Hi all,

    I'm in my second week of taking Duromine 40mg. Dr wants me on it for at least 6 months (eek the money) I have lost around 28kg since my journey last year, in the last year I have taken duromine a couple of times and only for roughly a month each time and also lower doses (15 and 30mg) but the rest has been alot of cutting my calories and exercise.

    I am wanting to loose 30kg basically for one of my big goals. Since taking duromine I have lost 4kg already, seems to have plateaued a bit this week as well as part of last week as I got the cold last Monday and currently still have it so feeling a bit under the weather, has anyone else had maybe a lower immunity from taking duromine or maybe a coincident since taking it? Haven't been to the gym in the last couple of days to attempt to get better.

    I feel like I also could have plateaued because my metabolism is slowing down as I'm not eating nearly enough at all, some days only breakfast and lunch plus going to the gym for a 20min walk and 30 mins of strength training.
    I am going to start making myself eat at least brekky, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

    I am hoping the last 2 weeks I have on this packet I'll loose some more, however I am always just fighting with my mind to much I must remember that loosing weight doesn't happen overnight.

    Would love any feedback or advice you guys have!!
     
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  2. April

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    Hello there! Welcome to the forum! The weight loss is amazing! Congratulations!
    Just a couple of things to point out...
    6 months on Duromine? Any breaks?
    As for the cold/flu... I don't think that Duromine weakens your immunity. However, I have seen so many users already reporting of catching a flu or a cold in week 2-3 that I have a feeling it is a side effect of DUromine, but I just can't figure out how to name it yet. Still, if you are planning on taking any medications, it might be wise to stop Duromine during the treatment.
    As for the plateau... you said it yourself - you don't give your body sufficient fuel to function properly. Yes, I know, we all probably read the "truth about the starvation mode" and we know that it's not something that happens if you don't eat enoug for a short time, etc, etc, BUT if your body lacks any essential substance, it might hinder your weight loss. So, while you are eating very little, make sure that these small meals are 100% charged with all the useful things, or take a good vitamin and mineral complex. And don;t forget about the water consumption
     
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    Hi @tifajade18 and welcome!

    Congrats on losing the 28kg last year! Thats a fantastic weight loss :)

    How are you going with the 40mg? any different side effects than when you took the 15mg or 30mg?

    I think you have done fantastic on your first week as 4kgs is a huge number!

    Food is really important, and for the longest time I just didn't get that. I realise now the days I eat steadily and with healthy choices ends up being the week that I lose more. :)

    Dont forget to take your measurements too! sometimes the scale might not shift as we want it to, but you will find that we are losing the cm's, so its still a win :D

    Ive been lucky and haven't seemed to notice any lower immunity - that being said I did re-start my vitamin regime by around week 3 (Im on my 6th week now) and feel better for it.

    Cant wait to read more about your journey!
     
  4. tifajade18

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    Ah thank you, its been a long journey thats for sure.
    As far as I know he didnt mention it at all in regards to breaks but I guess ill ask him with my next script maybe?

    Ive only taken decongestion tablets and cold and flu tablets really, I was feeling better last week around friday/saturday but woke up yesterday morning feeling like literal death.

    I'm definitely drinking enough water thats for sure usually 2+ L per day, so what your saying is starvation mode is incorrect?
     
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    @April - Ive read a lot of threads reporting this as well - I wonder if it is something similar like the "Keto Flu" when your body starts feeling the withdrawal of carbs (even if your not aware of it) but what it is doing is actually switching from burning glucose to burning fat ?
     
  6. tifajade18

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    Hi @Rava!

    Thanks so much, it was a long journey and is still going thats for sure.

    I notice on the 40mg the first few days I was buzzed basically and couldn't really sit still and I had to just do all the things basically haha.
    Yeah i guess ive read alot of others loosing large amounts and my brain being stupid just got dis heartened basically.

    Yeah I definitely do try to eat fairly well to be honest and make good food choices too, I try to do my measure my cms every month usually.

    How do you go with vitamin supplements and what do you take? I've read stuff online about supplements when I looked into it and alot didnt recommend in case you give yourself to much of certain vitamins which isnt good for you either apparently o_O
     
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    @tifajade18 here's the category where you can find some useful info about weight loss and some answers to questions that you might have

    @Rava not sure, really, but it does sound like a sane idea. I've also seen people reporting of headaches in their wekk 2-3, when they completely stopped sugar, and that might have been sugar wuthdrawal as well. Our bodies are way too complicated =)
     
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    I know its hard @tifajade18 not to compare yourself to others, but you've got this! I really think part of this process and lifestyle change is about learning how our OWN bodies react... so I always try to remember that there is no measure that we are judged by.

    I had the same effect off the 30mg but have definitely settled into it now - except for the bloody insomnia which I still struggle with!

    I have taken vitamins for 20 plus years and not having them when I started Duromine, made me feel like I was lacking. Since starting them up I definitely notice a boost in how I feel with both mood and energy :)

    In the mornings I have a womens multi, a complex B, vitamin C as well as a zinc tablet and B12 (every other morning)
    At night I have calcium (which includes vitamin D) and magnesium.

    All your B's and C's are water soluble so your body will just pee out what it doesn't need which usually shows itself as bright yellow or neon :).
     
  9. tifajade18

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    @Rava Oh my thats alot of tablets indeed, is there some with everything in one? Duromine already costs me a fortune I wouldnt want to be spending a fortune on that either, I do take vitamin D tablets because I;m deficient in that
     
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    Honestly you really don't need any if you are eating a really well balanced diet :). No need to spend any money!

    I have always recommended a multi vitamin for women - just because I think that with our hormonal and cortisol changes we can easily deplete what our body gets from a good balanced diet - but again this is only my opinion - I'm not a Dr or nurse or anything like that :).

    For me personally I have been deficient in vitamin B12 in the past and used to have to get injections - so its one of the reasons why I take the "B's" religiously. Vitamin C - I was told a long time ago that as a smoker my body depletes it, so again something I have taken for a long time. Magnesium - again something on and off I have taken since my teens and the zinc as well as the calcium with vitamin D I have taken since having a hysterectomy.

    Sorry @tifajade18 didn't mean to come across or imply you HAVE TO have them!

    Geez I really do sound a bit like a vitamin junkie don't I? LOL
     
  11. tifajade18

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    Ahh @Rava okay then fair enough. Ive also been curious about multi vitamins anyway. Not sure in the well balanced diet aspect i guess just depends really haha. I try to eat healthy however. Ive been eating a bit more of late cause id try not to eat at all at night while being on duromine but ive been trying to have small dinners the past couple of nights probably better to have something in my stomach for a good sleep i guess?

    I understand now that makes much more sense. Vitamins wouldnt hurt im trying to take collagen powder at the moment to help my skin when i loose more weight but haven't been taking it. They say the powder is tastless but i definitely can taste it and its gross i might go foe tablets next time.

    Any particular womens multi vitamin you would recommend for a 25yo?
     
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    I personally take Swisse, Women's Ultivite Multivitamin for me they are great!

    Chemist Warehouse has them listed at half price at the moment - $29.99 for 120 tablets (4 months worth).

    Will give you the heads up though, some when I first tried them could make me feel a bit nauseous so I just make sure I have them with breakfast, and then I don't have any effects :)
     
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