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Duromine?

Postby SoonToBeBabe » Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:37 am

Hey all.

I started taking Duromine 40mg (highest dose available) about a week ago as an aid to help me lose weight.
I'm an 18 year old female and weight about 110kg and have tried to lose weight through exercise and healthy eating but that wasn't really working so I went to my GP and she prescribed the Duromine.
I just wanted everyone else's opinion whose been on it, are on it or know information on it?

Thanks.
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Re: Duromine?

Postby mumnbub » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:21 am

I have actually only just taken my first tablet so dont know much in the way of side effects- only whats already been discussed in other forums and what my doctor told me. Am hoping I am one of the lucky ones and feel fine, do need more energy in the days so I can exercise so that will be good.

Are you getting any side effects? How was your first day on it, am waiting to notice some difference (only been 10min)

Good luck with your weight loss
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19/01/09- 80kg
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Re: Duromine?

Postby SoonToBeBabe » Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:51 pm

The first day I took it I had an extremely dry mouth, so i kept drinking water and I had a burst of energy but then my energy just dropped (mainly because I hadn't eaten anything), day 2 i got a bit of a headache - again because i hadn't eaten, but now I'm fine.

The main thing you need to remember is you still need to eat and you'll be fine :-)
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Re: Duromine?

Postby mumnbub » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:08 pm

I am drinking so much water- think i am up to about 3L if not more. Am making sure I eat, even though I dont feel hungry or even a bit peckish. Had a smoothy for breakfast then 2 sushi rolls at lunch- thats been it. I was surprised to realise i have not had any coffee so far today but i just dont feel like it.
My energy is not much higher than normal but is staying steady- i usually get tired after lunch. I think i am doing really well for my first day.
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Re: Duromine?

Postby SoonToBeBabe » Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:26 pm

Yeah that's really good as long as you remember to eat.
Sometimes I forget to eat and start to feel my energy levels drop or I get heaps tired but to stop the dry mouth chew on gum because that usually makes your mouth produce saliva.
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Re: Duromine?

Postby o2bthin » Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:24 pm

I took my first one day!
I'm excited, but a bit scared too....will update on any side affects
good luck to you both
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Re: Duromine?

Postby mumnbub » Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:41 pm

o2bethin- Good luck with it, I have been doing great, not loosing large amounts but I know that this is not a miricle cure, it wont make the weight come off any faster, will just help me controle my eating so that i can lose the weight. Have my second weigh in while on it tomorrow so will see how its all going then.
Good luck to you and let us know how it goes
Start weight: 98kg April 2008
22/12/08- 80.7kg
29/12/08- 81.8kg
04/01/09- 81.6kg
12/01/09- 81kg
19/01/09- 80kg
09/02/09- 79.3kg
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Re: Duromine?

Postby Bodgie » Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:14 pm

I have been on duromine for just under 2 months. Tonight i decided to stop taking it. The reasons? I am so irritable, depressed and snappy. I have been arguing with my SO all day, crying on and off, anxious and jittery, feeling like i have to constantly do something, having intense feelings of happiness followed by intense feelings of sadness... it is awful. I have slowly been getting to this point since I started. I have pretty much gone nutso from it! This along with extreme tiredness as I am not sleeping properly on it, dilated pupils, extremely dry mouth, constipation (keep your fluids up) and bad breath.

When i intially took it i felt fantastic and lost weight rapidly - pretty much 2 kg a week. By the third week this plateu'd and I have only lost 2kg in the past 4 weeks. For me, the cons are outweighing the pros.

My advice, be extremely careful and dont think just because the doctor prescribed it that its safe and it cant harm you. Keep up your fluids as well. Keep an eye on your moods and the fluctuations that may come and get your blood pressure regularly checked.
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Re: Duromine?

Postby Czarina » Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:24 pm

Good on you Bodgie, if definitely not worth it if it makes you feel so terrible, especially if it's not absolutely necessary. If you're not sure what to do now I would suggest checking out calorieking.com.au, it has taught me a lot about nutrition and the fact that you need to eat to lose weight! I have lost nearly 25kg without 'dieting' by counting calories, eating sensible food (with some treats of course!) and excercise (mainly walking) and have not felt deprived at all. :D
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Re: Duromine?

Postby o2bthin » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:41 pm

I've asked my best friend to tell me as soon as there are any changes in my mood and am being very cautious about the whole thing
Yesterday i worked out for 3+ hours and did feel like stopping but conned my brain into letting me go home - I am terribly sore today!
Ive tried to eat but the sight of food is repulsing me and it's only been two days, i never expected just how strong this was!
Today i've drunk around 4lt of water and havent eaten again. i am rwally going to force myself tomorrow though!
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Re: Duromine?

Postby mumnbub » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:51 pm

o2bethin- you really must eat or you will have bad side effects, not so much from the duromine but from starving yourself- you will get moody and feel shaky and as i did get a bad head ache. If you cant sit down to a meal then just eat lots of smaller meals- this is not a way of eating next to nothing, you still need to eat a healthy diet or it just wont work. I am sure you know all this, i did the same thing, just did not feel like eating and sort of forgot about eating so i felt so sick by the first night- now i dont have any side effects other than thirst which to me is not a bad thing- my skin is loving it :)

If you eat well and exercise sensibly you will have a better chance of making this work for you- but there i no gaurantee when it comes to side effects so yes it is good that you have someone watching your moods.
Start weight: 98kg April 2008
22/12/08- 80.7kg
29/12/08- 81.8kg
04/01/09- 81.6kg
12/01/09- 81kg
19/01/09- 80kg
09/02/09- 79.3kg
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