I am female, 24 years old and I started at 110kg. I take a 15mg pill at about 7 every morning,
I have been on Duramine for one week now, and have already reduced my weight to 99.8 kg, so thats about 10 Kg in a week.
The first day it was like nothing had changed, although I didn't want to eat at all, no increase or decrease in energy or mood swings.
The second day, was slightly rough though not painful, I was a little shakey, and clammy and got chills up and down my spine.
By the third day I was almost completely normal, I had energy, slight food cravings and felt awake, and strong.
Also when I looked in the mirror, I was surprised at how large I truly was, like I was seeing myself for the first time,
from another persons point of view, it was enlightening, and I was kind of surprised, and I guess I had been in denial for a long time.
I haven't had the "horror" side-effects that I expected, although I experienced a drastic reduction in appetite, a on-and-off increase in awareness and energy. I found I have a dry mouth at the beginning of the day, but it petered out around noon. I also feel much calmer, duramine has mellowed me out, things I would normally be extremely stressed about (like my mother-in-law) just seem insignificant.
What a relief! Now I am much slimmer, I feel lighter and my mood has improved,
I am more flexible, even down to smaller things, like getting up out of a chair isn't hard anymore.
I fit into my clothes, they're becoming increasingly more comfortable, and I fit into the smaller clothes that I have missed wearing.
My experience so far has been a positive one, I feel hopeful and excited at the prospect of seeing the healthy version of myself looking back from the mirror in the near future!
It has been helpful too, in dealing with why I am overweight, I feel like I have control over my eating habits now that I can examine them without the emotional or physical attachment. I am attending a weightloss support group, and learning about portion sizes and eating right for myself.
I will continue down this path until it runs it's course, and If I stay with Duramine from now until my goal, the plan my GP and I have discussed goes into place, to ease up on the duramine until my body has adjusted, and so I can get a feel for how I will need to go forewards into a healthier life without the use of it.
I think finding a balance is key, and though this may not be suitable for everybody, it just may be the way to the life you want, for those of us who can benefit from duramine.