What feels like one of the few guys... New to Duromine

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  1. scmnz

    scmnz New Member
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    Hi there,

    I'm a 36 year old man.. 184cm's starting off at a not so great 116kg.

    I've struggled with weight most of my life, and have always been "larger"..

    In my mid 20's I crept up to around 140kg, but then managed to turn my life around (being single, I made it my sole focus), and got my weight down to around 85 - 90kg. This gave me a wonderful confidence level, however, there were downsides... basically I did it all in a completely unhealthy way in about 6 months...

    Anyway, on rolled my 20's, I met my now wife at the back end of them (at around 93kg), and over the last 7 - 8 years the Kg's have crept on... playing the old game of gain 10 loose 5 most of the time... so a massive amount of yo yo dieting...

    Around 5 years ago, i was on Xenical for a couple of months, but found it hideous, basically, it massively restricted what could be eaten, and any slight deviation resulted in oil leaking from the back end... not pleasant at all...

    Just recently (last 3 years) I've been diagnosed with high BP, and my GP is very conscious that I need to drop some significant weight.. Long and the short of it, i'm now on BP meds, and that is stable, which has opened up the option of Duromine..

    This week (wed, 3 days ago) I started on a 15mg dose... So far, i've experienced quite a bit of insomnia, which, given that i'm a crap sleeper at the best of times, is no big deal. The positives are that the massive appetite I have appears to have been suppressed to a certain extent... It's hard to explain, but the desire for food is still there, but the not the physical burning pain that I normally have when trying to cut down portion size etc.

    Given my history with potentially unhealthy weight loss, I wanted to start to document some of my progress (or lack of) so I can almost keep a check on myself. (probably sounds a bit crazy right!?!?!)

    3 days in.. I've managed to eat nothing but healthy food, and significantly smaller portions that I would normally have. I have cut out all wine and beer (i have 2 small kids and a stressful job, usually the only thing that keeps me sane!), however I do still drink a bit of scotch.

    2 weeks ago, i started dieting myself (without the Duromine), but started at 116kg.. Today i'm currently at 112.5kg, so not an insignificant drop..., but i suspect most of that is water retention etc (i've started drinking 2 - 3 litres of water a day)...

    One of my concerns at this stage is, that as a "bigger" chap, I'm probably more in need of the 30mg tablets ?(I base that on the fact that there appear to be heaps of people on here that are 70 - 90kg on 30mg etc..) does anyone have any thoughts on that? other than the first day, when I didn't really feel like i was bothered about food...

    Been reading through this site over the last couple of days, and have enjoyed what I would consider a significant success rate...

    Good to know there are others in the same boat..
     
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    Today has been a hard one... Took 15mg at about 7:30am... had a yogurt for breakfast, but then was ravenous until lunch.. Had a chicken Salad for Lunch, and again, the desire for MORE food doesn't appear to have diminished.. Just simply the physical pain feeling that can occur when really hungry.

    Just been to the Supermarket to get a bunch of stuff (My wife is also trying to loose a bit of weight, so that makes life a little easier!) and boy that was hard... walking around trying to select only sensible things when I just wanted to chow out on Junk food...

    Really thinking I'm probably going to need the 30mg.. Does anyone have any suggestions on how long I should persevere before going to see the doc?
     
  3. Maureen

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    Hi.
    I started with 15mg and went back to the doc after 2weeks as I did not feel 15mg was doing it for me. If you have other illness like high blood pressure or if you are on medication I doubt that your doc will prescribe a higher dose. Good luck
     
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    Have decided to go to the doctors after 2 weeks, (if things are still the same) and see if he'll look at reviewing the dosage (again, based on BP etc)...

    Last couple of days have gone well in terms of food and excersize, and weighing myself again this morning, I was down to 110.3kg, so pretty pleased with that...

    Worried about the back end of this week as I've got to go away for work over the weekend, and I'm not back until monday, so Excersize and eating well is going to be soooo much harder ! :(...
     
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    Good Luck Scmnz!
    Its always hard when your routine is disrrupted, but just focus on taking the healthier option, even if its not totally healthy. Like salad instead of chips and you should be fine.
     
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    Wow... what a crazy few weeks...

    So, I did go back to the doctors, and ended up seeing a different doctor, who basically told me the other guy should be struck off for prescribing in the first place, and then decided maybe my weight was due to unhappiness, and prescribed anti depressants (and canned the duromine).. I was open minded, so thought, why not give it a crack...

    Well, 2 weeks.. (i kinda ignored the no duromine, as I still had some..) on the anti depressants, and there was NO difference to me (there was allegedly going to be a big impact), so I made an attempt to see the first doctor again..

    Long and the short of it, I'm back on Duromine (officially :)) and on 30mg this time.
    My wife has also decided to crack on with a diet at the same time, so that really helps, and she's started a programme called "Cohen's Lifestyle", pretty intense, you weigh EVERYTHING, and the allowed list is VERY minimalistic... BUT... the results seem to be working...

    As of Friday 3rd Aug, I was 101.9kg, so 14ish KG lost in 6 weeks...

    It's getting pretty hard to avoid any alcohol (been 5 weeks now) and eating anything tasty, but the duromine is certainly helping the resistance side of things...

    My aim is to TRY to loose 1.5 - 2.0kg per week for the next few weeks. I fully have my doctors support with Duromine until I get down to about 90 ish KG... (which it's been like 8 years since I was anything like that).. so here's hoping! with a bit of luck, i'll be down to 85kg ish..
     
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