My Journey - 40mg


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Sep 24, 2014
Hi everyone

I'm a 29 year old female, my starting weight was 124kg.

My doctor prescribed me 40mg for 3 months, and I started taking it on the 20th of September.

First day I took it, I felt fine, but I felt really chatty and skitterish. Someone told me my pupils were enlarged and I felt a little paranoid that people were looking for "changes" in me. I think this made me more nervous when talking to people, so I probably came across a little weird. It pretty much turned me off food straight away, and that night when I was trying to eat my dinner (lite n easy), I just couldn't finish it and left about half.

It was strange because I could hear my stomach rumble, but I didn't have any cravings or any need to eat something. Also a bit of dry mouth today, but nothing that can't be fixed. That night I had a broken sleep, but it wasn't -too- bad.

Second day, I wasn't hungry at all and had to force myself to eat something. Still felt jittery and not myself. That night I couldn't get to sleep until about 1am, and then I woke up at 3am, and eventually fell back to sleep.

Third day, I still wasn't hungry - and if anything, eating food was kind of a turn off. I felt a bit bummed out if I'm honest, really really tired and didn't get out of my pajamas all day. HOWEVER, I slept like a baby that night!

Fourth day, I went to the shops with an overactive 4 year old and it was a mission! I was really tired and still a bit skitterish, I didn't feel that great. I felt like I was a little moody and was quick to snap at my son. Slept like normal again, yay!

Fifth day (today) I feel great! Much more like myself! Although I woke up with a constant pain under my left rib cage so I'm not sure what that's about. It hasn't bothered me too much, though. Maybe I slept funny? Food isn't as much of a turn off today, I don't think. But I'm not craving anything, sometimes I think I feel a little hungry, but not much.

I weighed myself yesterday and it said I was 119k, but that can't be right. There's no way I can lose 5k in under a week! I know a lot would be water, though.


After this lot, I have another 2 repeats. I saw someone say they can't get any more after this, is that true? I have a gigantic amount of weight to lose - I saw online that I should be around 60 kilos for my height. That would mean losing 64 kilos! That's absolutely insane, I'd have to lose more weight then I should actually weigh.


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Sep 17, 2014
Are you using the same scales as the first weigh in? If you are, the scales don't lie. WELL DONE!

My dr told me they only prescribe for 3 or 4 months but alot of users go back on Duromine in a year or 2 just to lose those extra couple kilos they gain. Hopefully won't need to though.
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Nov 21, 2009
Hi, meowmeowbeenz.
I am little worried that your doc prescribed you 40mg straight away! It is the largest dose actually and all the effects you are feeling are predictible. However, if you sleep ok and feel fine, then fine. But you should eat better. I know you finally have no appetite which is great and really helps to minimize caloric value, but your body needs food. So that you don't feel tired, sleepy and weak.

Congrats on your loss - 5 kg is possible, and yes - mostly water at first. Good luck further and be a good girl! :laughing:;)
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Sep 24, 2014
Thanks for your reply and encouragement Kate! Is that not normal to prescribe 40mg straight away? It hit me pretty hard, but today I feel a lot more like myself. Although I didn't feel spacey and jittery, I was a bit grumpy today. I snapped myself out of it this afternoon though, and thought of happy things and I managed to cheer myself up immensely! And then I had McDonalds (oops) - a large big mac meal. I even ate all of it, I felt really full afterwards, but it sucks that I could finish it, when two days ago I couldn't even eat half a meal! Is that normal? Hopefully the duromine isn't wearing off!


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Jul 26, 2014
It's possible to lose that much in the first week. It will slow down and you may feel disappointed, duramine is not a magic pill, your going to have to change your diet, you will have no appetite. You have to eat, you may as well eat clean. The weight will come off. I'm in for the long haul too :)