Hi All...first of all thank you for all ur comments about duromine, it's very good to read everyone's different experiences! I will tell u mine so far...
Warning u that I may write a lot as I want to tell u exactly what's been going on in detail :)
What I'm taking is the 30mg on my 3rd day now, I'm 23 years old, 100.7 kg and 163cm tall...I'm an Australian size 14-16
- How I feel on it?
Well I feel fine, very different to not taking anything but so far not too bad! I have more motivation to do things around the house, and I don't feel lazy, I have no worries about getting up off the couch or outa bed to get a drink or change the channel etc..
The feelings I have been experiencing are very similar to the ones I experienced while taking speed and ice, not the chattery or speedy feeling but more the feeling u get after being on it for 6 hours, so the high has gone a bit but still the scattered feeling and worried if someone can notice that uv been on it so I guess maybe a little bit of paranoia but not bad...u just need to remember that these are common side effects! I am feeling sleepy in the later afternoon-evening, I'm not sure if this is because I'm taking the drug so early and by the evening it's no longer releasing the drug into my body or weather I may need to go on a higher dose to last longer! I think I'd rather take it later on! But I will experiment later down the track and get back to u! Sometimes my body feels cold and then hot, I feel as though I get cold a lot easier, especially if I take a jumper off, I will straight away get goos bumps! This is not normal for me. I have been sweating a bit but not as bad as some people have written on here! I do not have body odour at all..! I had a very big day yesterday and then had to work with my mum in catering later that night, I left for work around 8pm and had to drive about 35 mins...I got to the end of my street and realised I shouldn't be driving! I felt tired, exhausted, scattered and no where near as mentally aware as I normaly was, so for my safety and everyone else's safety on the road I drove home and my partner drove me to work! I felt much better doing that!! I got home that night and had a shower and went to bed falling asleep with no worries!
At times I have been doing something and pick something up and Cary it or put it somewhere and I wonder why I did that! For example I was at work in the kitchen and I carried the margarine with me when I went to get a butter knife, i would usually leave the margarine on the bench, go get the knife and bring it back! I know its not a big deal but just letting u know of the small things I'm doing different...
- Eating while taking duromine?
I can eat as normal if I want to but my appetite is pretty much completely gone! I could go the whole day without eating or wanting to eat but it's very important that u eat as ur body needs fuel to keep energised! Remember this drug increases ur metabolic rate and heart rate therefor ur burning more than usual but without food u will feel weak and heavy..!! The same as not eating on speed, although when on speed the thought of food made me sick and I couldn't physically eat at all until 2 days later! I can eat fine on duromine Iv just gotta remember to do it..!!! I feel so much better after eating something...more energised!! So one of my suggestions would be to eat small amounts and eat early when u wake up and something for lunch and skip dinner because as I said food makes u feel energised and eating at night won't help if u are having trouble sleeping!
So far I'm not sure if I have lost any weight as I weighed myself at the doctors the day before taking it, so I will know when I see her in a couple of weeks because I'm going to use the same scales!
I would like to know about people's experiences with taking this and drinking alcohol? I like to go out and have a drink every so offen and I may get a little molly hehe but I don't want to stop taking duromine on the weekend because I don't want to stuff up my body when it's still getting used to having something new in its system!
Overall I wish I felt a little better than I do but it's got better in the last 1-2 days do hopefully the side effects will ease!
Before people freak out and think oh my gosh this drug is no good...remember not only are u on a new substance but ur body is all of a sudden eating less, drinking more, sleeping less, being more active ect ect..!!! All these things combined will have ur body say hey hang on a minute this isn't normal and it will freak out, so it may not be 100% this drug making u feel different but all these new changes ur body is facing! Eventually ur body will adjust and hopefully u will be ok with only few side effects...the same when u go off duromine, all of a sudden bang ur appetites back so ur eating more! Not as much energy so u may do less...no dry mouth do u won't have as much water etc etc...it is important that u eat well and do exercise, not a 25km run or anything ridiculous like that but even just a walk with the dog or to the shop, ur body needs to adjust and if u don't let it do this u will put it into shock so make sure that if u usually eat maccas a few times a week then cut back to only once a week and instead of large meal have a medium...if u totally cut out junk food then ur body won't know how to process it properly meaning when u do eventually eat it ur body will say nah I'm not getting rid of this, I don't know how to do it will store it..!!! Eat what u want just not too much and not too offen! Start eating some healthy stuff.!! I know I hate eating healthy hence why I'm on a weight loss pill...were all trying to take the easy way out but unfortunately it's not gonna work like that...
Anyway enough of my c**p...good luck to all of u and I will keep u posted through my journey :)