Newbie 2019 - 30mg

Discussion in 'My Experience with Duromine' started by JessMay, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. JessMay

    JessMay New Member
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    Hi All,

    I have only just started my Duromine journey, having taken my first capsule yesterday. My experience has been as follows:

    Day 1
    I had taken the capsule at 5 am, after reading several forums and peoples comments that taking it earlier reduces the effect on sleep.
    By 10 am I was still not feeling any effect, I had a slight cold which may of made my energy levels decrease, but overall I felt nothing.
    By 3pm I was hungry to the point I started to feel sick. I had some noodles and found myself content with only eating a small portion.
    At dinner time I was hungry again and found myself eating a normal portion.
    Overall I felt slightly down about the Duromine seeming to have no effect on me at all, but kept in mind that this was only the first day.

    Day 2
    Today I woke up at normal time for work 7 am and proceeded to have my first tablet.
    At 10 am I began to notice the first effects of the tablets, I felt lightheaded and spacey, but could also focus on tasks when needed.
    By 11 am I was having slight headaches, more a pressure feeling then hurting. However by this same time, I noticed I was really hungry, feeling sick from not having eaten anything. Please keep in mind, I never normally have breakfast, apart from a glass of juice or milk.
    It is now 2 pm and I ended up needing to eat (two sushi rolls) because the nausea feeling was becoming quite bad. The pressure in my head is still there, as well as the dizzy light-headedness.

    I will keep updating at the end of each 2 days or at the end of the week possibly.
    Fingers crossed it makes my appetite reduce.

    Jess x
     
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  2. Rava

    Rava Well-Known Member
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    Hi @JessMay and welcome to the forums :)

    In regards to Duromine, I just wanted to let you know that it can take a little while to feel the full effects, so don't be too concerned if you are still feeling hungry right now. Sometimes it can take up to 7 - 10 days to build up in your body... and as we are all individuals - it effects everyone differently.

    I was wondering what mg you are on? I am only asking as if you are on a lower dose and still feel hungry after a fortnight, you can always ask to be prescribed a higher dose.

    Please keep in mind that you actually do need to eat. What Duromine will allow you to do, is switch your focus onto consuming more healthier options, as you will find that (and as you have already stated) you will be content with a smaller portion. But dont forget to eat!!! Its really important for your immune system, brain function and bodily functions :)

    The headaches are a normal symptom as well - take Panadol when you need and try and drink as much fluid as you can as it seems to help most of us :)

    Looking forward in reading how you travel over the next 2 days :)
     
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  3. JessMay

    JessMay New Member
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    Thank you for your message, I am currently on 30mg. This is how the past two days have been since then…

    Day 3

    Slept fine throughout the night of Day 2. Had the tablet at the normal time of 7am, with a light breakfast to ensure no nausea feeling.

    By lunch time I was hungry again and had ordered a normal sized meal, however I found myself quite full after only eating half.

    After work I found myself so exhausted for some reason, my job is not demanding, and I work 9 – 5 at a computer desk, however I was so tired and ended up taking a half an hour nap before dinner.

    Dinner time, I found myself eating my usual portion. I tried to keep my water up throughout the day, having drank 1.5l, which may not seem much but as someone who normally only has 1 glass per day it’s a big difference.

    The only effect of the pill I noticed was the heartburn feeling that stayed all day, not painful but just uncomfortable.

    I was tempted to weigh myself, so I stepped on the scales just before bed, my weight was the exact same as day 1, not really surprising at this stage.

    Slept fine throughout the night once again.


    Day 4

    Today I took the pill slightly later today having had it at 8am. I waited until 11:00am before eating anything, as it had been suggested to me by a friend that maybe I was eating too soon after taking it.

    At 11:00am I had only a fruit jelly cup and found that very satisfying, even found it slightly hard to eat all, despite its tiny portion.

    Maybe today is the day it finally started working. I did feel more energetic compared to yesterday and my hunger was down a huge amount. As someone who usually has food on their mind all the time, it’s quite relaxing not to be worrying about when or what I’m going to eat next.

    I still have a slight heartburn sensation today, but it comes and goes.

    Dinner was again a smaller portion than usual and found myself full after eating it.

    Sleep was slightly more restless but still was able to get more than hours deep sleep.
     
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  4. JessMay

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    Was having issues with my internet so was unable to upload any updates until now.

    Day 5

    Not sure if this counts as a day because I didn’t end up taking duromine today as I had wanted to see if it would make a difference.

    Hunger and portions were still down however it felt like any other day.


    Day 6

    Today I took Duromine later than any other day at approximately 10am. I skipped breakfast as I knew I was going out to lunch and probably won’t be constricting portions or calories like at home.

    By lunch time I felt slightly lightheaded and was very zoned out, but my hunger was practically gone. My partner ended up finishing my meal as I couldn’t even eat half.

    My energy was up but also felt anxious. I have had anxiety quite bad in the past and even needed medication for it at one stage, this was easy to deal with in comparison. The normal butterflies in my stomach and slight overthinking. I usually get this same reaction when I drink coffee.

    Dinner today was only a very small portion and was satisfied after eating it. My sleep, however, was very restless, went to bed later than normal and found myself waking up every hour or so.


    Day 7

    Back to work today, meaning I had the duromine at the normal time of 7:30am. I woke up feeling quite anxious and emotional. I kept overthinking every little thing and even having a discussion about my upcoming birthday made me feel slightly anxious and a little bit sad, for no reason at all. Not sure if it’s just hormones though.

    By lunch time I felt no hunger at all. None. Food wasn’t even a thought on my mind. I kept my water up drinking 1.5 litres by 1pm. I made myself eat a small portion of lunch and struggled to keep myself eating. Dinner was the same.

    Today was the first day I also weighed myself. I’ve only lost -0.9kg so far. Im not entirely disappointed as I know I’m currently not doing exercise and my diet hasn’t been all that healthy. Definitely will be making more of an effort in week 2.


    Extra Notes

    I have begun tracking my calories, not weighing the food though but scanning most packets if I can.

    I’m going to start doing regular exercise of a night-time, maybe even in the morning also if I can find the energy. I think because I’m so sedentary at the moment this might be a big reason as to why I’m not experiencing dramatic weight loss.

    Another silly thought I had was if my other medication might be affecting the way the duromine works, I am currently taking iron supplements, magnesium supplements, immune system boosters and the pill. Not sure if any of these would make a difference though.

    I will keep you all updated.
     
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  5. Rava

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    Hi @JessMay great going with your portion sizes! It definitely sounds as though the Duromine is starting to build up in your body and start working as it should.

    The emotional feelings and anxiety can be common too, and if you are dealing with them now I have no doubt over the next week you will be able to handle them until it pans out. This can occur from getting broken sleep and even the thermogenic state of our bodies that is upped when taking Duromine. You got this!

    I think it is a great idea to track your calories! and if you are using My Fitness Pal just keep an eye out on your sugar and carb intake as well. For me these two are the bane of my existence and make my weight fluctuate like a bird flapping its wings!

    In regards to vitamins, I take a multi, b's, calcium, magnesium and zinc and haven't had any problems whatsoever. Your GP would know that you are on the pill, so I see no problem there too :)

    Looking forward to seeing how you get on this week, and if you like I am more than happy to share some you tube work outs that you can do in front of the computer as you gradually incorporate your exercise into your lifestyle change :)

    Edited to add: I regularly do this arm one - and have lost nearly an inch off my arms in a month :)
     
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