Second time round and much more heavier

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  1. Kiara

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    Hi all :)!!

    As the title says, this is my second time on duromine. This post will most likely be a bit lengthy :p

    I believe my first time was about 3 years ago. It worked pretty well, but I unfortunately couldn’t afford the tablets, nutritionist appointments and my doctor moved. I gave it up. I believe I lost 10kgs in 2 or so months, I was thrilled!

    During my first round, I remembered having anxiety and not being able to sleep that well. However the pros outweighed the cons.

    My weight has slowly crept up on me, mind you I hardly excercised or watched what I ate. So I have no one to blame but myself.

    This round, I am starting at a whooping 104.7kgs. I’m only 151cm tall and 29 years old. As you can imagine, I’m carrying a lot of weight on this short frame!

    My motivations are:
    -to be healthy
    -to like what I see in the mirror (instead of avoiding my reflection)
    -feel comfortable in my own skin
    -to be able to start a family in the next few years

    My doctor is very brutal, reminding me of my age and how much I weigh. It made me feel humiliated, but I know I need to change.

    So I am on a 1200cal Keto diet and taking 15mg.

    Day 3 is almost complete and I have successfully stuck with the Keto Diet.

    My day 3 weigh in is: 103.5
    Lost so far: 1.2kgs
     
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    Hi @Kiara and glad you decided to post :)

    I love your list of motivations!

    How are the side effects this time around? and what strength of Duromine are you on?

    If you feel like sharing some of your Keto meal recipes - I would love it! I tend to stick to the same old, same old and it can be quite boring at times :)
     
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    Hi Rava!

    Thanks so much for your reply :)!!

    I’m on 15mg for the first 2 weeks and jumping up to 30mg after that. However, I am finding that I’m doing okay on the 15mg.

    Current side effects I’m experiencing is trouble falling asleep/staying asleep. That’s a bit crazy for me, as I’m the type of person who can nap anywhere, anytime! The waking up throughout the night is a bit annoying, but I seem alright when I wake up for the day.

    I’m also experiencing some increased anxiety. I’m always an anxious person and always second guess what I do, but Duromine has kicked it up a notch! It’s bearable but I’m kinda not wanting to go to the 30mg if it makes it worse.

    I will definitely share some Keto recipes! I have just been doing stir fry’s and omelettes mainly, but I want to try some recipes in the future!
     
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    In regards to the sleeping - hopefully it will settle down some after a week or so *hugs*

    For the anxiety, I do a little exercise called "5 things".

    First take 10 deep breathes, close your eyes and try to relax. Listen to what is around you.... there is no time limit on this if it takes 5 minutes or 15 minutes doesn't matter..

    With your eyes closed say out loud 5 things that you can hear.

    The exercise is a way of getting you out of your head and bringing you back to the "present". It really does help :)

    My youngest suffers from extreme anxiety and its one of the exercises that was given to her to help. My whole family now uses it when we are dealing with any type of stressful or anxious situation :)
     
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    Thanks for the tip! I’ve always been a little bit on the anxious side, so Duromine has added to it a bit.

    I’ll use your suggestions and hope they help, especially at work :)!
     
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    It seems I’ve come to the end of my first week. I’m still doing Keto which has been alright, yesterday got a bit difficult towards the end of the day.

    One major thing this week however, I went back to the gym and did a class. I started getting a bit blurry near the end but just disregarded it. I felt a bit nauseous after but drove home. Once I got home I actually threw up. And I lost all my energy and thought I was going to faint. I threw up a couple more times and got very cold. It took my almost 3 hours to be able to feel alright. I have a feeling that I didn’t eat and drink enough before hand.

    Weekly weigh in
    SW 104.7kg
    1st week 101.3kg
    Lost 3.4kgs

    Really happy with my first week, but weary I know that the first week you will loose a lot and the rate drops off. My first goal is to be under 100kg. I have no idea how to treat myself as I’m bit scared to put on the weight again and I don’t want to spend money haha
     
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    @Kiara I still have days like that, and I am not doing Keto lol! You've got this!!

    Yeppers, you are correct!! Little to no food and drink = no energy = pass out feeling...

    Just keep an eye on yourself and judge how you are reacting. The change in weather here is bringing a lot of bugs with it (I'm in Perth) and my kids and husband have all had the sniffles with a slight temperature.

    If you feel like you can't eat a normal portion - continue to snack throughout the day with healthy options. Might keep the energy more consistent *hugs*

    Whooo Hooo! Congrats on your loss!! Thats fantastic!

    Everybody is different hun, so don't be worried about what might happen. Just keep plodding along remembering to make great choices and drink and eat regularly. You got this!
     
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    I thought I would do a mid-week check in.


    I’ve reached my first mini goal! Under 100kg! ...just! 99.9 was my morning weigh in!!


    As suspected, my weight loss has slowed, however my diet has slipped a bit and I’ve been having quite a bit of carbs everyday. The Christmas lead up is definitely being a test!


    Despite the diet not being 100%, I have been exercising, twice so far and expecting to go another 2 more times.


    Weight lost so far 4.8kgs
     
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    End of second week check in:

    SW 104.7
    1st week 101.3 (lost 3.4kgs)
    2nd week 99.6 (lost 1.7kgs)
    Total lost 5.1kgs

    Got to admit, loosing a bit of motivation this week. Had a cheat meal last Friday and didn’t really get back onto the Keto train all week or logging my food. However, I have been mindful of my calorie intake. I’m aware of myself slipping and I know I need to make the change to continue on this journey that I have to do.

    I’m glad that I’m under the 100kg mark, I had in mind to reach this goal by Christmas. I’m really glad to have reached it, early! My next mini goal in mind is to have lost 10kgs altogether 94.7kgs! I dunno if I’m being overly optimistic but I am aiming for this at Christmas! So I need to stay on my diet and exercise!!

    Symptom wise, my sleeping has improved, I only wake up once during the night. I usually feel like I’m ready for the day, but I can usually fall back to sleep within half an hour. I’ve actually become quite sleepy in the early evenings now! But what can I say, I am a napping animal!
    My nervousness/anxiety is still heightened. I’m lucky that in my current job that I can keep it at bay a bit, however I am starting to get over it. It just never seems to stop, so I’m giving myself a day off duromine and seeing if it relieves for today. Not sure if I want to jump up to the 30mg dose that my doctor wants me on now, I’ve been putting off my dr appt but will have to check in next week I think
     
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    Amazing @Kiara

    How is your anxiety now?
     
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    It has calmed a bit! But now I have been prescribed 30mg, so I guess it’ll start all over again...
     
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    I gotta admit, the last few weeks have been a terrible fail for me. I stopped eating as well as I had been and I haven’t been to the gym a whole lot the last fortnight.

    I have myself a couple days off duromine here and there on weekends, mainly because I knew I was going out and I didn’t want to waste a tablet on those days..

    I had my doctors appointment yesterday, and she is happy with my progress so far and my blood pressure is going down, which is a huge plus!

    4th week check in:

    SW 104.7
    1st week 101.3
    2nd week 99.6
    3rd week 99.9
    4th week 98.6

    Total lost- 6.1kgs


    I am currently sick, so taken some more time off duromine, at least for today.
    I’m hoping to be back on track by the end of the weekend in the lead up to Christmas. I’ve been put up to 30mg, so fingers crossed that I stay motivated this week and see a bigger loss before Christmas!
     
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    Hi
    Hope you are feeling better now. Wow impressive weight loss. I have just finished my 1st 3 months so now having the regulated 2 month break. My weight loss wasn't huge, only 7 kgs but I have other health issues so I am still happy.
    Regarding your dizzy episode. I was on 40mgs and most days waa ok but I had to climb stairs a lot at my work. At 1st there were days where I felt weak and exhausted like you. I knew some of it was a combination of meds and being horribly unfit. My way was to slowly reintroduce exercise instead of my norm of going like a bat out of hell
    1st. Started waking the dog a few days a week
    2nd Summer here so have just joined the pool
    3rd Next Feb joining a Zumba class for over 55s. It's not as hard as the normal zumba. I get exhausted just watching it lol
    My GP says the slower it is to come off the less chance it will come back
    :):)
     
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    Hi Kiara! Just wanted to check in and see how you are going? Xx
     
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    Hello!


    So it’s been a while since I’ve last updated.. sorry, this is going to be a bit like a diary entry..


    Starting 30mg in the lead up to Christmas was not a great start. It was quite hard to stick to a good diet, find time to work out and to wake up early enough to take duromine.


    So I decided to not waste my money taking duromine between Christmas Eve to New Years. Luckily my weight stayed around the same, 97.5-98kgs.


    I was keen to start back on duromine in January but it was not a great start, more excuses... too hot to exercise and too many events to drink and eat at.


    This week I decided that even though it’s way too hot to do anything besides be by the aircon, I would try to be more wary about what I ate.


    My goal for January was to be under 95, not a huge goal considering I started at 97.5 but it was something.


    I’m happy to say that this morning I weighed in at 94.9! 200grams away from loosing 10kgs since starting duromine!


    Hoping for a cooler week so I can get back into the swing of things!


    So I can be more accountable, my revised goal for the end of January is to be in the 93’s.

    SW 104.7
    Week 1-101.3
    Week 2- 99.6
    Week 3- 99.9
    Week 4- 98.6
    Week 6 (boxing day)- 97.2
    Week 8- 96.4
    Week 9- 94.9

    Total loss- 9.8kgs
     
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    Hi
    You sound like you are going great. I still have a few more weeks to wait before my gp let's me start my 2nd round. Haven't been game enough to jump on the scales as yet. To top it off a overnight stint in casualty (nothing major) has revealed my Thyroid levels are on the up and up so am contending with that as well.
    Well done especially over the Christmas break and yes hard to stay focus on this heat
     
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    Glad to hear your thyroid levels are going up! Hope your recovering well after your stint.

    How long does the first round normally go for? My dr did mention that you only take duromine for a while at a time, but never mentioned a duration. At the moment I did 1 month of 15mg and was given 3x30mg repeats
     
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    Hi
    No my thyroid levels arent meant to be going up lol. That means I'm going even more hypo. Which for me means more weight gain and a bigger struggle
    My dr says 3 months on and 2 months off. Any longer than 3 months and the body starts to resist it
    I did 1 month on 30mgs with very little results and another 2 on the 40 mgs with better results. Am expecting to be told to wait and get blood test results and Thyroid meds stabilised as both will up the metabolism
     
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    Ahh sorry! I have a friend who wants there thyroid levels up, so I just figured the same. Sorry again! I wish you all the best and that your thyroid levels go back down soon.
     
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