Newbie needing advice please

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  1. Bec32

    Bec32 New Member
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    Hi everyone,

    I started on Duromine 30mg last week, I only took it for 3 days and went back to my Dr as I was getting an hour or less sleep each night and I was feeling exhausted because of it. My Dr suggested the 30mg may be too strong and gave me a prescription for 15mg instead.

    I started the 15mg two days ago and still not sleeping on them either. I take my tablet at 4:30am when my husband gets up for work and I do plenty of exercise during the day.

    I feel the 30mg tablets suppressed my appetite better so may choose to go back on to them but I was wondering if my body will eventually get used to taking them and start sleeping again? I can't live 1 hour sleep per night (especially when I have 3 small children to take care of). I literally lay awake all night long, take my tablet at 4:30am then fall asleep about 5am waking up at 6am.

    Any advice would be great.

    Thanks
     
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    Hi, Bec.
    First I wanna say that 30mg is a large dose to start with, that is your doc's fault. It doesn't matter what BMI you have and how much weight to lose, but you should always start with minimal doses. My advice for now: wait for a couple of days - week, so that drug concentration gets low in the blood plasma and you start sleeping normally again. You see, too little time have passed to judge at this point...
    As a matter of fact, lack of sleep is a common side effect for diet pills, which tends to pass in 7-10 days of the therapy. Drink more water, please and try to relax at least 40 minutes before going to bed. Especially if you have 3 little angels;)

    Sleep well!
    xoxo
    Kate
     
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    Kate is right,doc's fault for sure. He/she(doc) shd let u consume on Alt days(for 30mg) since ure a newbie. I'm a newbie too,doc told me to take alt days. Example* if u take on mon 6am(e pill takes at least 12-16h to subside) den u skip on tues & continue on wed. dont worry about Tues ull gain weight bla bla..,i can confirm u wont UNLESS u binge but im sure u wont(trust me) & im sure u will sleep BETTER..Some ppl cant take it and they skip 2 days cos of e bad insonmia.. Bad DOc...or inexperience.. niway..15mg is a lesser dosage, keep us update on yr sleep. ;)

    im nt a doc or anything,just thr my research n experiences..
    my 2cents~hope it helps:):):)
     
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    Hi,

    Thank you for your replies. I slept a whole lot better last night, feel normal again after a good night sleep.

    3 days on 30mg last week and I lost 2.3 kg which I was really happy about. But 3 days on the 15mg this week and I've only lost 300g which I am a bit disappointed about since I've been eating healthy and exercising everyday.
     
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    2-3kg is ALOT!! congrats!! dont hurry yrself,if 15mg too slow,why dont u try bk on e 30mg on alt days? good luck hun

    hugs~
     
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    Hi ladies,

    I think I may need to go back up onto the 30mg tablets, even if I just take them on alternate days. I don't feel that the 15mg is working as well and doesn't seem to be suppressing my appetite. I've been on the 15mg for 6 days now and have been eating healthy and exercising and have only lost 500g......I'm disappointed.
     
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