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  1. Newbie

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    Hello
    I started Duromine 30mgs on the 26th of January 2013. I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome which has caused weight to be a constant challenge for around 5 years now. Does anyone else have a similar situation? I'm 172cm and weigh 77.8kgs. Always been a healthy eater with occasional treats and exercised regularly but couldn't ever shift the weight. I'm hoping that this works for me because nothing else has. I will weigh in on Saturday. Would love some help and support because I'm feeling extremely nervous and anxious about it! :D
     
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    Hi there<

    Welcome!!! I too have PCOS and have battled with my weight for the past 10 years, I was lucky enough to have given birth to 2 kids with only a 40% chance of conceiving but with each pregnancy ballooned.

    I am on Glucophage for the PCOS. I have tried everything to lose weight and i am happy to say that i started Duromine on the 19 November 2012 and to date I have lost 16kg's. I am taking this slow as i do not want to put the weight back on once i go off the Duromine. As of last week i started using Herbalife Thermojetics and the Herbalife shake as Duromine takes your appetite away completely (in my case) and you can go a full day without eating anything. The trick to keeping the weight off though is to have regular small healthy meals.

    My PCOS symptoms have gotten a lot better and last year my menstruation cycle went back to normal and i have been regular ever since. I have not had a period in 10 years.

    Good Luck on your journey.

    Take Care

    Rukayah
     
  3. ChrissieM

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    Hi All,
    I too have PCOS.
    I am in my second week of Duromine (40) and in the first week lost 3.8kg. Haven't any real issues with it, the first night I didn't sleep a wink (although had 3 coffees during the day as well - big mistake and not since repeated!) but have been ok. I've found this week my mouth is really dry and I'm drinking so much more water. I need to loose about 30kgs and I'm using Duromine to give me a kick start. I'm feeling great, I have absolutely no appetite but have a small breakfast, really small lunch and a small dinner of whatever the rest of my family are having (I'm married with a 12yo son and 7yo daughter).
    Looking forward to sharing the journey!
     
  4. Newbie

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    Hi Rukayah!
    Congratulations on your children :) That makes me feel better hearing success stories like that. What is Glucophage?
    Wow 16kgs is huge! How slowly did it come off?
    I have been on it for a week now, had my first weigh in this morning and i've only lost 1.1kgs. I ate really well all week and exercised 6 days of the 7. I thought i would have lost more. Ive still had a normal appetite and feel pretty much normal so it might me a slow process.....
     
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    Hi ChrissieM!
    3.8 is a great loss! How is your sleeping going now? My first night i couldn't sleep until 4:30am so im glad to say im sleeping normal again now. Is your mouth still dry? How long did it take for you to lose your appetite? I have found that i still have mine, but i always eat small healthy meals so i guess thats ok?
    Because i have always eaten well and exercised daily i think my weight is going to take forever to come off. I have only lost 1.1kgs in my first week, which i thought would have been a lot more. Let me know how your progress is going.
     
  6. Soph

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    Newbie I'm glad I read your posts because I feel just like you! I'm 21 years old, 172cm and have PCOS. At my heaviest I was around 90kg but my doctor prescribed me Metformin in 2011 which really helped and I came down to 77kg but stopped losing and over the past year have gone up to 83kg.

    I have always eaten healthy and I joined a gym when I was diagnosed with PCOS 7 years ago and have consistently exercised. Before I started taking metformin I was eating healthy meals and was in the gym 6 days a week for 13 weeks but lost no weight! I'm still taking metformin but feel as though it doesn't have the same effect as it used to and I'm hesitant to increase my dose even more because I'm worried my body will just get used to that too and it'll become a cycle.

    I was first prescribed duromine 15mg in December but even though I felt like I suffered the side effects of it, after a month I hadn't lost any weight. So a week ago today I started duromine 30mg. I've had little appetite and have had to remind myself to eat, and I've exercised 6 of the past 7 days. I did the 5km colour run yesterday and struggled with heart palpatations and feeling really sick - I think it may have been the combination of the exercise with the heat! I'm sleeping okay but waking up 5 or 6 times during the night, have an increased heart rate, sometimes feel extremely hot and sweat a lot, feel alert in the morning then very tired in the afternoon, and the past 2 days I've had a really bad headache but feel like I'm drinking a lot of water! I've lost 1.2kg in the first week which doesn't seem much considering the intensity of exercise I've been doing as well as reading posts from others who have lost heaps the first week. I know dropping weight slowly is better than quickly but I just don't want to be on these pills for too long!
     
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    Hi Soph! Wow we seriously sound like the same person! How are you going on the Duromine now??

    Thats so good of you to complete a fun run, im going to do a 4k run in May for the first time! Just wondering what exactly is metformin? I've never heard of it. Did you have side effects using that?

    I only lost 1.1kgs in my first week and was a bit disappointed like you were with yourself. A week later I weighed in again and had lost another 1.8kgs which made me feel much better. Down to 74.9 kgs. I really think the exercise and correct eating is extremely important while taking Duromine. I haven't had a smaller appetite at all though which sucks but im being good. I find i still crave sweet foods especially in the afternoons. I have been getting constipated which is a horrible feeling! But apart from that i feel normal.

    I've been drinking a green smoothie for breakfast (simplegreensmoothies.com) everyday that I'm finding is a great way to kick start my day and nourish my body. I haven't been eating any potatoes, pasta, rice or bread. However I still eat rye based breads or wraps or oats etc.

    Looking forward to hearing how you are going!
     
  8. Rukayah

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    Hey there Beautiful Ladies,

    Apologies for only replying now. Anxious to hear how your journey has been progressing so far.

    I have now completed my three months of D and below is my progress to date:

    Start Date: 19 November 2013

    Start Weight: 126kg

    Height: 1.75

    Ideal Weight: 80kg

    Weight loss to date: 22kg

    Current weight: 104

    Still need to lose: 24kg

    I am still going strong without the D, having replaced it with the Herbalife Thermojetics which is a natural product, reduces cravings and gives you way more energy than D.

    Metformin is the generic form of Glucophage, it is primarily used to treat Type 2 Diabetes but has been successful in treating PCOS. My PCOS symptoms have virtually disappeared which is a bit scary as i have never been on any form of contraceptives and at this point in my life do not wish to have any more kids (i'm not saying ever).

    Let me know how you ladies are doing :)
     
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    You're progressing! This is great!

    It's been three or something months and you've changed Duromine to Herbals, but still lose weight? I am very happy to know that.
    Not many people are able to keep their weight stable after losing it. But you can apparently.
    Wait a minute, but isn't it great that your PCOS symptoms disappeared? Or I miss something?:confused:
     
  10. Soph

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    Hi guys!

    Newbie I've lost 1.5kg since my last post, which means almost 3kg all up. It's not much at all but I'm counting anything as progress! I had my period last week and I always seem to weigh a little more during that but remained the same weight this time so I'm hoping the next couple of weeks the weight loss will pick up a little more.
    As Rukayah said, Metformin (also says diabex) is used to treat diabetes but I found it was really helpful for PCOS. It helps control your bloody sugar levels and lowers insulin levels. I have insulin resistance as a part of PCOS so I think this is why Metformin really helped me. It reduced cravings I was having for bread in particular, and made me feel like my body was actually responding to healthy eating and exercise. I was exercising a lot when I first went on Metformin and I had regular weight loss of 1kg a week for a couple of months. For the first week or so I experienced vomiting, diarrhoea and nausea which was unpleasant but once my body got used the doses I was fine - and taking the tablets after a decent sized meal helped!

    I think I'm going to try what you're doing drinking the green smoothie for breakfast. I've found it a challenge eating properly because I've been pretty uninterested in food and haven't done enough by way of preparing nutritious meals... I've found myself thinking 'that's right I need something for lunch' and ending up just having a piece of fruit or bowl of cereal rather than a nicely prepared salad or stir fry or something - which wouldn't be helping my weight loss.

    How are you going with everything now?

    Rukayah I'm interested to hear about your experience with Herbalife Thermojetics - so you're not on Duromine anymore? That's amazing that your PCOS symptoms have virtually disappeared!! I want to try and get off Duromine as soon as I can. I'd like to loose another 3.5kg on it as getting back down to 77kg has been the first goal I've set... But I'm worried about the effects of being on Duromine for more than a couple of months. I didn't take my tablet on Saturday morning because I wanted to drink Saturday night but the whole day I felt so irritable, grumpy, and absolutely exhausted. I ended up not even going out Saturday night because I couldn't get out of bed. I'm feeling a little better today but have just noticed (especially with my boyfriend) that I haven't been as bubbly, patient and happy as I usually am. I'm not sure whether this is because of Duromine, because of my contraceptive pill, because of a build up of a lack of sleep or whether it's just a phase I'm going through personality wise. I'm seeing my doctor on Wednesday so hopefully that'll shed some insight :)
     
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