im new here today, this is my first post and i've just searched 'duromine' to see other peoples stories and how they are going with it as i am also using it to kick start my weight loss.
I am 16 years old (almost 17) and my doctor straight out just gave the duromine perscription to me, no questions asked ..
ive read about how doctors only put people on this type of drug if you are over weight. i know i have alot of weight to loose but what weight do you have to be to be classed as 'over weight' ? i am around 163cm and i weight about 80 kg. I have tried many many diets and excercises and still there is no improvement in my weight so i turned to duromine.
whilst i was at the doctors, the doctor took my blood pressure, weight and height then sent me on my way, i asked a few quesetions but they werent really answered with great detail so i dont fully understand what im supposed to be doing.
i know a couple of people who are using duromine and one of them had suggested it to me because he noticed that i'm very harsh on myself and down on myself about my weight.
i have done alot of research on it and found alot of scary/negative stories, but my main concern is that when you finish the tablet you gain alot of the weight back on, which i hope that isn't going to happen if i can change my eating patterns and excercise patterns. i just need to learn how to do that.
i started the tablet 3 days ago, on tuesday and i haven't really had any side effects other then an ongoing headache and i wake up really early in the morning (i love my sleep
i've done alot of research on the internet for the past 3-4 weeks and all i have been reading is negative things about this, although it isnt going to change my mind about taking the tablet because im doing this for myself because my weight is a big problem in my life, i have been trying to deal with it since i was younger and now i'm finally old enough to go my own way and try new things with out having to ask mum lol. i'm tired of feeling so unhappy with myself and i blame everything bad that happens to me on my weight. i'd really like to feel better about myself and was hoping some people who have had success in this area of weight loss could give me some advice, i am unsure what to eat and what excercises i should do, if any.
i can't go to my family members about this because they aren't very supportive of me doing this, and most of the time, they are eating and buying unhealthy foods, so i dont know how i will be able to eat healthy if there is nothing healthy around the house for me to eat or snack on. and besides my family members are all skinny minies.
my old sister is a size 6 and my younger sister is a size 8 and my mum is a size 10, which kind of makes me feel out of place since im around a size 12-14, it just makes me feel as though they are judging me and my weight because i'm not like them
another thing making me feel as though im out of place is that all my friends are all tiny girls, and i probably weigh more then most of the boys my age too. my friends dont care that i'm a big person, but it sucks to be that one big person in the group, and its me that does care. it has been effecting me for a long time, physically and mentally.
i'm not hoping to be a tiny person, but just looking and being happy and healthy with myself is my biggest wish, which i hope to achieve in the near future. i really want to show my family that i'm not just a 'fat kid' .
Even though i am 16 so i'm quite young compared to alot of the members here, i don't believe this is a magic cure for me, and it may end up not being the right thing for me to use and i realise that when i finish the perscription i am still going to have to work hard to stay healthy. i'm not relying on this tablet just to take all my weight off for me, i know that it comes from alot of hard work and changes of lifestyle but i am willing to do anything if it means in the end i'm going to be happy about the result. this isn't just a quick fix, its a long term goal i am hoping to reach.
if anyone has some positive advice for me, it would be greatly appreciated if you could share it with me.
i know im still very young, but id really like to do something about my weight while im still young.
Goodluck to everyone also, some of the stories i've read on this website about other peoples weight loss is amazing and inspiring, keep up the fantastic effort!!
its good to know there are people in the world like the members and especially the creators of this website, who can support people with the same kind of problems as each other through the hard times to keep each other motivated and yearning for succes. it's great to know people are helping others to be happy.