Hi! (Newbie With High Hopes, And High Anxieties, Heh)

SevenOfNine

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After trawling through countless threads on here over the last week, I thought I'd actually make an account and introduce myself, heh.

I'm about to start taking Duromine 30mg in the next few days, and while I have high hopes, I'm worried that I won't reach my goals due to some things I've got going against me.

I've suffered from clinical depression and anxiety since the age of 13, and hadn't found an appropriate medication for it until last year, which happened to also be the year I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Unfortunately, the treatments for both of these conditions caused me to stack on the kilos, and while healthier than I've ever been physically -- I now do heavy weight training sessions 3 times a week, and cardio 5 times a week -- the fact that I can't budge this weight with all that exercise along with creating the largest calorie deficit I can handle currently is really taking its toll on my mental health.

My doctor chose to prescribe Duromine despite my history of depression and anxiety, along with the hyperthyroidism, and believes that with close monitoring of my condition -- because we all know that caution is necessary when one has the problems I've got health-wise -- I can achieve my goal of 75kg, an appropriate weight for my height (175cm) and muscle gain goals. My starting weight as of two days ago was 102.4kg, so my goal is to lose 27.4kg over the next two or three months. If I could even lose 15kg, it would be wonderful, but my ultimate goal is to reach 75kg.

I guess I'm after some words of encouragement, or support, as I'm really afraid that even with my strenuous workout regime (which I've been following for 7 weeks so far, so it's not a stretch to suggest I continue to do it through this course of Duromine) my health problems and medication will prevent me from getting even close to that goal...

Do any of you have stories of success in spite of such obstacles you can share? I'd love to hear them.

:)

Edit: Oops! I should have added that the antidepressant I'm on isn't a MAOI class one, which if I'm not mistaken is the kind that's warned against taking along with Duromine. Double-checked with both my GP and the pharmacist.
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cassieriordan

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GOOD lUCK WITH YOUR JOURNEY!! i suffer from bi polar disorder and think im finally on the right meds which are working well. im only on day 3 of D...40 mgs...so far so good. i know with a lot of my meds in the past i have put on weight but i just cant live without them...Ive tried but i have a very poor quality of life without medication. So far ive only experienced sleeplessness my first night...my mood is very positive and upbeat and i feel i can really do this. cheers cassie
 

SevenOfNine

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Thank you for the encouragement!

I'm the same, I don't function well without my medication. I struggled to leave the house or get anything done before I was put on it because of how anxious and depressed I was. I used to say, "I'd rather be fat and happy than skinny and suicidal," but that was when I was at a stable size 18, before the dosage of my two medications were changed... I'm now weighing up whether the added stabilisation of mood is worth the extra kilos that I just can't shed due to the damage the medication has done to my metabolism, or if I'd benefit more from the dose I was on before, dealing with a little more anxiety but actually being able to stabilise my weight.

All the best in your journey!
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Jo-Ann

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After trawling through countless threads on here over the last week, I thought I'd actually make an account and introduce myself, heh.

I'm about to start taking Duromine 30mg in the next few days, and while I have high hopes, I'm worried that I won't reach my goals due to some things I've got going against me.

I've suffered from clinical depression and anxiety since the age of 13, and hadn't found an appropriate medication for it until last year, which happened to also be the year I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Unfortunately, the treatments for both of these conditions caused me to stack on the kilos, and while healthier than I've ever been physically -- I now do heavy weight training sessions 3 times a week, and cardio 5 times a week -- the fact that I can't budge this weight with all that exercise along with creating the largest calorie deficit I can handle currently is really taking its toll on my mental health.

My doctor chose to prescribe Duromine despite my history of depression and anxiety, along with the hyperthyroidism, and believes that with close monitoring of my condition -- because we all know that caution is necessary when one has the problems I've got health-wise -- I can achieve my goal of 75kg, an appropriate weight for my height (175cm) and muscle gain goals. My starting weight as of two days ago was 102.4kg, so my goal is to lose 27.4kg over the next two or three months. If I could even lose 15kg, it would be wonderful, but my ultimate goal is to reach 75kg.

I guess I'm after some words of encouragement, or support, as I'm really afraid that even with my strenuous workout regime (which I've been following for 7 weeks so far, so it's not a stretch to suggest I continue to do it through this course of Duromine) my health problems and medication will prevent me from getting even close to that goal...

Do any of you have stories of success in spite of such obstacles you can share? I'd love to hear them.

:)

Edit: Oops! I should have added that the antidepressant I'm on isn't a MAOI class one, which if I'm not mistaken is the kind that's warned against taking along with Duromine. Double-checked with both my GP and the pharmacist.
:)
 

Jo-Ann

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I am only starting out today but used Duromine 30 odd years ago and managed to lose 20kg easily back then. I was under a weight loss specialist who I saw fortnightly, he always said to me take your pill, drink plenty of fluids and always eat with your two feet flat on the floor under the table.
I will heed that advice even now because it helped and it worked. I never sit down to eat; either eat on the run or in front of the tele. Not good.
I too have suffered depression and anxiety but believe being overweight has exacerbated it even more. I have problems with my thyroid as well and have noticed nothing I do works to lose the kilos. I have bursitis in my hips and have had for two years; have had several cortisone shots in both, as well as tried a range of other treatments without success and again believe the extra weight add to the problem. It also hinders me from exercising because I lame up for weeks afterwards.
So you go girl...good luck, hope you drop the kilos and feel better for it...all round.