Started taking Duromine on 01 March 2011

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  1. ann

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    Weight at the start: 111.2kg on 01 March 2011
    Weight after week1: 108.8kg (lost 2.4kg)
    " " week2: 106.9kg (lost 1.9kg)
    " " week3: 105.5kg (lost 1.4kg)
    " " week4: 104.7kg (lost 0.8kg)
    Lost 6.5kg in total.

    Hello Everyone!
    I'd like to share my experience with Duromine 15mg. My doctor is supervising my weight loss progress (I visit her every month) and I'm going to loose (hope so!) all my unwanted weight but in a long term - maybe in six months. I'm 39 and after quitting smoking 17 months ago I gained approx 30kg , was diagnosed with high blood pressure and diabetes (both are going in my family). I'm taking tablets ( two more months only) in regards to my HBP but now my blood pressure returned to normal after losing 6.5kg, which is a good news.
    From 30 March2011 I started to take Duromine 30mg and lost 1.8kg in a week which in TOTAL is 8.3kg in 5wks
    Week 5: 102.9kg, 04 April 2011 at 7am

    I am soo happy! Additionally on my doctor's advise :
    1) I am on a high protein diet because of my diabetes, which means I don't eat sweets, no sugar,no carbs- like bread , potatoes, rice, macaroni or pasta; I am allowed to eat meat,vegetables and fruits, eggs and becon;
    2) drink at least 4glasses of water- it's a must;
    3) have a 1 substitute meal a day (in my case at lunchtime) called 'high protein- complete meal';
    4) eat in small portion even 5x a day;
    3) exercise: walk minimum 5 days per week for 30minutes
    4) I don't drink alcohol, not even a drop while on the 2 different tablets ,before that I had a glass of wine or two on the weekend.
    I take my tablet first thing in the morning, which is between 7 or 7:15am no later or earlier, it's important to take it at the same time every day.
    Until now I didn't notice any symptoms while taking Duromine. I can sleep well, nothing really affects me. I feel good and same as before taking tablets.
    Cheers
     
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    Weight at the start: 111.2kg on 01 March 2011
    Weight after week1: 108.8kg (lost 2.4kg)
    " " week2: 106.9kg (lost 1.9kg)
    " " week3: 105.5kg (lost 1.4kg)
    " " week4: 104.7kg (lost 0.8kg)
    " " week5: 102.9kg (lost 1.8kg)
    TOTAL after 5weeks: 8.3kg


    Hello!

    I want to update my progress, so:

    week6 : 101.8kg (1.1kg)
    Total after 6 weeks: 9.4kg

    That's a lot and in just 6 weeks, I can't believe it! I feel good, sleep well, nothing in particular is worrying me. In October this year I'm invaited to a wedding and I'm planning to look nice and slim.

    Also, I don't feel hungry anymore, which was something I couldn't control before.
    Now, sometimes I'm forgetting it's time to eat. If I don't eat at usual time, I feel kind of weak , so skipping meal is not really good for me. Drinking water is the other thing I need to remember (it was never a problem before) . I need to remember to drink at least 1L water daily .
    Exercise was always a big problem for me. I've never enjoyed walking. Now it all changed. I'm walking daily 7x a week for 30minutes, after dinner. I'm walking with my dog and kind of like it. If I skip my walk I feel something is missing-that's wierd.
    Ok, that's all for now. Cheers
     
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    Hello Everyone!

    It's time to update my progress so:

    week7: 99.8kg (2kg)
    TOTAL LOSS after 7 weeks: 11.4kg

    I've notice I am more sleepy now maybe because of shorter days we have here (it's autumn). Can't really finish watching movies which I usually liked to watch at 7.30pm or 8.30. I sleep like never before and for too long now. So many people are complaining about problem with sleeping and I feel like an alien not having the symptom.
    Also, I have no problem with dry mouth or headaches and don't feel like I have more energy either- no changes here.
    As I mentioned before, I am still on blood pressure tablets (Diovan) and my HBP returned to normal and it stays that way.
    What I noticed during this past week, I am kind of nervous, unsettled for a short while every day and I need to focus not to jump on people. Just in case I told my friends what's happening and told my husband to be understanding (and always agree) while we discuss things :)
    Anyway, now before the Easter season I am really busy and with so many things on my head it could be the reason I am like that, not just Duromine.
    Regarding my look, I am shrinking everywhere, it's visible now. It makes me really really happy.:)
    That's all for now.
    With seasonal greetings to all - Ann
     
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    Congrats Ann, you are inspirational!!!:)
     
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    Weight at the start: 111.2kg on 01 March 2011
    " " week1: 108.8kg (lost 2.4kg)
    " " week2: 106.9kg (lost 1.9kg)
    " " week3: 105.5kg (lost 1.4kg)
    " " week4: 104.7kg (lost 0.8kg)

    " " week5: 102.9kg (lost 1.8kg)
    " " week6 : 101.8kg (lost 1.1kg)
    " " week7: 99.8kg (lost 2kg)

    TOTAL LOSS after 7 weeks: 11.4kg
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    Hello Everyone!

    It's Easter Monday today and I'm here to quickly update my progress.
    Week8: 99.8kg (lost 0kg!)
    Total weight loss after 8weeks remains at 11.4kg --- what thaa.....:rolleyes:

    Now I'm confused and angry. Just for the start my advice is - weight yourself everyday at least you'll see how your weight goes, also you can easily recall what you eat or did during the week . My last week went like: Mon-99.8kg, Tue-99.8kg, Wed-99.8kg, Thu-99.3kg, Fri-99.4kg, Sat-99.6kg, Sun-100kg and today Mon-99.8kg.
    Tomorrow I am going to buy new bathscale just to make sure my scale works well.

    As you can see, looking back at week 4 where I lost only 0.8kg (1 month on Duromine) I can see my weight almost stops dropping and then...after beginning to take stronger 30mg tablets, weight goes down in week5.
    Now I'm in week8 (2months on Duromine) and should probably start to take 40mg but I continue (on doctor's advice) to stay on 30mg tablets and no drop in weight.
    Did I change anything?
    - I'm walking everyday for 30min instead of recommended 5times . One day was raining and instead of walking I exercised on my gym equipment: body massager-"shaker" and exercise bike;

    -everyday I'm drinking white coffee (two per day) with no sugar and twice during a week I added 1/3 of teaspoon to my coffee! I really miss sweet coffee :confused: normally I used to add a half of teaspoon sugar; I never missed sugar until now? I never liked sweets, except bit of sugar with coffee;
    -what else, I was feeling kind of nervous but it passed after few days; maybe stress adds do the weight?.

    Yes, it's a bit weird, especially that it's Easter and I didn't even touch food I shoudn't .Iit was not easy not to, somehow I managed!; and I didn't eat more than usual.
    All right, I'll update my weight loss or maybe now It'll be weight gain?! next week. Going back to enjoy my Easter with family. Cheers! :)
     
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    Hi!
    Just quick update.
    To my surprise, my weight is shedding since last Monday , it's 1kg less now. I'll see next Monday what is my official loss for the whole week.
    In the last few days I feel more hungry. I'm struggling not to eat more than I supposed to. I drink more water instead but food comes back to my mind more often now. Even in my dream last night I saw a table full of colourful food. That's crazy.
    Bye for now :)
     
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    Weight at the start: 111.2kg on 01 March 2011
    " " week1: 108.8kg (lost 2.4kg)
    " " week2: 106.9kg (lost 1.9kg)
    " " week3: 105.5kg (lost 1.4kg)
    " " week4: 104.7kg (lost 0.8kg)

    " " week5: 102.9kg (lost 1.8kg)
    " " week6 : 101.8kg (lost 1.1kg)
    " " week7: 99.8kg (lost 2kg)
    " " week8: 99.8kg (lost 0kg)
    TOTAL LOSS after 8 weeks: 11.4kg

    Hello

    Today is Tuesday. I was away from home and couldn't update my progress on Monday morning. This time I weighted myself on Monday afternoon and the results for the whole week is:
    week9 : 98.3kg (lost 1.5kg)
    Total weight loss after 9 weeks - 12.9kg

    I feel much better than in the last week. I don't feel hungry anymore. I still sleep well and I am no longer irritated by small things. Probably I needed a break away from home.
    By for now :)
     
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    Weight at the start: 111.2kg on 01 March 2011
    " " week1: 108.8kg (lost 2.4kg)
    " " week2: 106.9kg (lost 1.9kg)
    " " week3: 105.5kg (lost 1.4kg)
    " " week4: 104.7kg (lost 0.8kg)

    " " week5: 102.9kg (lost 1.8kg)
    " " week6 : 101.8kg (lost 1.1kg)
    " " week7: 99.8kg (lost 2kg)
    " " week8: 99.8kg (lost 0kg)

    " " week9 : 98.3kg (lost 1.5kg)
    WEIGHT LOSS after 9 weeks: 12.9kg

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    Hello Everyone :)

    Today is Monday, 09 May 2011 and time to see my progress :

    week10: 96.5kg (lost 1.8kg)
    ;)
    TOTAL weight loss after 10 weeks: 14.7kg

    I don't know what to say...I lost almost 15kg in quite a short time (expected much slower progress) and I think- without too much effort, just: walking everyday for half an hour, avoiding some carbs, some I used to really liked (potatoes,pasta/ macaroni, rice, white bread), no sweets (never really liked it), no sugar, eating in small portion and mainly ham, white or red meat, vegetables, some fruits, eggs and drinking once daily 250ml of meal replacement(high protein with vitamins&minerals) instead of lunch and very important - drinking 1L or1,5L water daily, even when not feeling thirsty.
    At the end of this week I'll see my doctor and discuss some details about my weight loss program and if & when I am going to take 40mg tablets because I'm still on 30mg (as from week5). In general I feel good, sleep well, no side effects. I don't feel like having" too much energy" as some people discribed, just normal as before taking tablets. During last week I was really excited seeing, I can fit into some of my 14 (Australian) size clothing. Wow, I'm looking good:cool: and soon I'll need to shop for some new cloths.
    All right, need to focus on my work now, bye bye . Cheers:)
     
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    Hi Ann

    I always LUV reading your updates!

    I have been on Duromine for only a 5 day now and I decided to weigh myself out of curiosity...could not believe my eyes when the scale showed I already lost 2.6kgs!!!!!!!!!!!

    Please keep on updating I always look forward to what you have to say!

    Mads
     
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    PS: I'm from South Africa... :D !!!!!
     
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    Hello:)
    Mads that's a good start! I hope you are doing well. Anyway, stay positive, it'll help you a lot.
    Thanks guys for reading my story :). At the beginning I felt like I need to express myself, that's why I came here. Now it looks like I need to update, because of need to share my experience. :)

    Anyway, it's Saturday afternoon now (I'm in Brisbane-AU) and I want to share with you what I found out about my weightloss program. I'm in my 11th week of program (updating will be as usual on Monday) and as I said I'm on Duromine 30mg (4wks on Duromine15mg and almost 7 weeks on 30mg).
    After checking my blood pressure (it's perfect!) I was advised to start taking Duromine 40mg and 30mg in turns: one day 40mg and the next day 30mg - for the next 2 months. I was advised not to worry about anything (yes, I trust my family doctor, I know her well) and that my whole program will take 6 months but with some weeks before the end, going back to Duromine 15mg doses every second or third day . She'll decide later on when and how exactly.
    I was told that I need to weight about 80kgs to be on the safe side, which means I have to loose at least 16kgs more. I'm not worried now, I know I can do it. The other thing is, my stomach need to shrink a lot, so I don't feel hungry as often as before the program. That's understandable. Sometimes I can feel my stomach is shrinking and I like this feeling, it happenes usually in the morning.

    I'd like to advise people reading this post, that my weight loss program with the help of Duromine is stricly for me only and was decided by my doctor after she checked my health in every detail, including my heart condition and blood pressure.
    All right, need to go now - bye bye until Monday:)
     
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    Weight at the start: 111.2kg on 01 March 2011
    " " week1: 108.8kg (lost 2.4kg)
    " " week2: 106.9kg (lost 1.9kg)
    " " week3: 105.5kg (lost 1.4kg)
    " " week4: 104.7kg (lost 0.8kg)

    " " week5: 102.9kg (lost 1.8kg)
    " " week6 : 101.8kg (lost 1.1kg)
    " " week7: 99.8kg (lost 2kg)
    " " week8: 99.8kg (lost 0kg)

    " " week9 : 98.3kg (lost 1.5kg)
    " "week10: 96.5kg (lost 1.8kg)
    TOTAL weight loss after 10 weeks: 14.7kg
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    Hello everyone! :)

    It's Monday morning and time to update my progress:

    week11: 95kg (lost 1.5kg)
    TOTAL weight loss after 11 weeks: 16.2kgs

    I didn't mention it last time but I'm sick with a cold ( runny nose is killing me) .In the last few days the temperatures at night dropped suddenly to under 10C degrees and that's why I got sick. I live in sub-tropical climate and sudden changes in temp. are not an alien to us, but it's not easy to get used to the cold weather stright away. The winter season is just around the corner and it's not my favorite season.

    You should see me preparing for a walk in the evening now, I wear warm winter clothing like it was a minus degree outside:rolleyes: and our dog started to look at me weirdly. I don't want to stop my walks because I really feel good afterwards. Anyway, our dog is going crazy if we don't take her for a walk.

    Despite my cold I was doing not bad during a week. Sometimes I was feeling hungry but it didn't last long. Usually I drink water when the sudden hunger strikes me. I'll start my new dosage tomorrow or after tomorrow. Need to drive to the chemist store to buy Duromine 40mg and I don't feel like going anywhere today.
    As I mentioned earlier I need to loose additional 16kgs ( 15kgs now) and I know it won't be a struggle to do it. These tablets are really helpful, until now I couldn't resist my apetite. It was nothing to do with liking to eat or depression, it just happened when I quit smoking. I was gaining weight and feeling hungry almost all the time. That was a sign I was becoming diabetic and I didn't know it!:eek: I should see the doctor immidiately after quitting but I didn't. I wanted my body to adjust to all the changes without cigarettes and then do all the tests later to see how healthy I am. That was a mistake. Never ignore sudden changes like feeling hungry all the time because it indicates something is wrong and you need help.
    I think that's all for today, I'm very talkactive today. Bye for now and see you next week :)
     
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    Hello Ann & Mads! I started taking duromine today! Ann I've read your posts and it is truly inspiring! I need to shed 23kg's! I'm following the Cohen eating plan while taking duromine cause I just cant seem to get rid of all the cravings!
    Mads I'm also from South Africa!

    Good luck to you all!
     
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    Hi Ann :)

    Like others have said, you are inspirational !!

    I am just starting and my weight is considerably more than yours but I yearn for the day that I am under 100kg !! That will be a momentous celebration !!

    I am wondering one thing. You have been on Duromine for 11 weeks now and you are just starting the 40mg dosage. I have read elsewhere that you should only take duromine for a period of about 12 weeks ?? I haven't spoken to my doctor about this yet but I am wondering what your doctor has said to you. All up I could do with loosing between 70 and 80 kg but I think I am going to aim for about 60kg (mind you I will be exstatic once I have shed the first 38 and am under 100kg !!). My journey is going to be long and very arduous I am sure, but the longer I can have the support of this medication I think the better !!!

    All the best !!!

    Elle :p
     
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    Hello Ria :)
    I'm sure you'll be able to loose all the unwanted kilos. Update us with your experience please. Wish you good luck :)
     
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    Hi Elle :)
    My program, which is going to take 6 months, is wholy supervised by my family doctor, a physician specialising in complex medical conditions. So, I was prescribed the tablets and I am taking them as directed. I visit my doctor every month and have my health monitored. Now, I am about to start taking the tablets in different doses, one day 40mg tablet and the next day 30mg tablet for the next 2 months. Afterwards, depends on my health and my weight, she will decide what next, but she already said that I will go back to 15mg tablet (every second or third day) in the last few weeks at the end of the program.
    I am not worried about dependancy on the tablets, I can't wait for the program to finish. In general I hate taking any tablets and here we go, I am on 2 different medicines for a longer than I would expect period of time. Both medicines can have some bad side effects, but I don't experience any.
    Good luck Elle with your program and keep updating :) Cheers
     
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    Hello Everyone!
    I am writing this post for the third time now. My two almost finished posts disappeared, it looked like I accidently pressed some button but I didn't! So, can you imagine how I feel when I already said everything I needed to say, twice?:) Now, everything in short: I'm in the middle of week 12, and weight today 94kgs ,so I lost 1kg in 3 days but on Monday we'll see the final result.
    My cold is gone, so yesterday I went to this one nice chemist store to buy Duromine 40mg and 30mg tablets . I can tell you, I love this store, it's huge and full of beauty products , my Eden:) . As usual I spent a lot of money and about 2hours of my day in this one shop only.
    This morning I took 40mg for the first time. Felt nothing at first and then around 2pm started to fell dizzy and nauseous. Not a good feeling but I'll manage, even if it lasts few days. I had these symptoms for about an hour and all returned to normal.
    Now, regarding my weight, I can fit in all of my 14size clothes, the ones, I didn't throw away. I think I am paranoid but how can I fit into this size if I am still big, 94kgs. I weight myself on two different scales (I bought a new one just recently). I can see a big difference in my body, I am no longer build like an apple. Now I have waist and all the curves like any average build woman. My ankles and the rest of body no longer swollen, so how is it possible that a person with my body weight can fit into this size? Hmmm. I think I need to visit some of my friends immidiately and try their scales. I'll keep you updated . Bye bye now :)
     
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    Hello!
    I feel like writing, so it's Friday evening now . Yesterday I was not feeling good later in the evening. The 40mg tablet is maybe too strong for me but it's hard to tell just after first dose. So I'll take one more again tomorrow and I'll see how it goes. Today I am on 30mg and everything feels normal. Yesterday evening I think I could feel my liver, kind of pain and my stomach was bloating (even now it still is but no liver pain) and because of that I couldn't sleep. I stayed till late and had some mint tea, felt much better afterwards. It's hard to tell why it happened, maybe something I ate. I'm not sure. I keep my diet strict but as always had 2 cups of white coffee during a day (no sugar). I don't want to speculate but if I have this pain again I'll need to see my doctor.
    I am wondering, how some of you are doing while on 40mg tablet? All right , have to go now - see you next time, bye bye :)
     
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    Hi Ann :)

    I started last Saturday on 40mg . . . I wll write an update a bit later . . . but I basically had a shocking week, felt awful, headaches, but now I think I have turned the corner, still slight headache but feeling ok . . . and I have now lost 5.2kg :D so I am really happy :)

    Elle :p
     
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    Hi Everyone!
    Today (Saturday) for the first time I woke up and realised I've overslept. I took my tablet at 8:30am instead of 7am. Usually, I don't have a problem with waking up in the morning, especially on the weekends, I'm an early bird. The day is rainy, that's why I slept like a baby. Having children (2) in their teens I don't really need to wake up early on the weekends but with this tablets I have to keep taking on early morning.
    Well, today I took second dose of 40mg tablet, nothing felt for a while until about 3-4pm, I was dizzy and still am just a little bit (now is 7.30pm). No pain, no headaches , no other symptom just this dizziness. I remember I was feeling like that sometimes when I had a cigarett after not smoking for some hours, while addicted to them (not anymore!).
    Today's dizziness was not as bad as the one on the first day, so be careful, if you are a driver and on 40mg tablet. I'll see how I go with this new dosage and my weight loss.
    Good night for now and have a nice weekend :) Bye

    PS: Elle thanks for updating, it's nice to hear from you. I can tell you You lost a lot in a week - wish you good luck! :)
     
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