Kindred-Katt wrote: but I gained it back once I stopped using them.
And there in lies the key!!!
(Welcome aboard) sorry, I haven't been on that much over the past few days and I have only read a couple of your posts but was particularly interested in the Duromine thread. I tend to be interested in any "Quick Fix" schemes such as drug induced weight loss programs, cosmetic surgeries or the like, have undergone various forms of both (at one time or another myself) with both "fairy" and "horror" stories to tell.
Regardless of what drug you take, or the side effects you experience.....THE WEIGHT WILL RETURN and (read very slowly.....) WITH INTEREST!!!!
The body is programmed to protect itself from starvation, and rapid weight loss (albeit desirable) is both unrealistic, (often unachievable unless induced by drugs or surgery, or both) and more hazardous to your health than jumping in front of a speeding train.
Having said that, I'm not here to judge you Katt, I'm sure your doctor will watch over you with an eagle eye, but I just wonder how he will react when you finally wean yourself off the drug and your body goes into withdrawal mode, and worse, you regain the weight ten-fold? Start again perhaps? Expensive exercise don't you think?
No no, I'm not in the "DON'T DO IT" camp, I don't care one way or another. I work for some of the countries leading obesity research scientists (ironic huh?)
and if I wanted to scare or put you off taking the drug, believe me I could give you info that you would never read in any book or be told by any doctor!!! These guys know their stuff!! And boy, do they keep telling me about it (a hint perhaps?)
Duromine will do what you want it too, that's about all I am wiling to say about it. It is not the solution, and this you will find out only after many $85 per month handouts over the counter, and stacked on kilos AFTER the fact.
Good luck and remember to be kind to your heart, don't touch the alcohol if you want to survive this radical drug.
By the way, I too have about 70kg to lose so I know (and feel) your pain.
Strong people don't walk away from the truth, only the excuses others try to sell them.