Saturday, 29 March 2014

Day 1

I woke up well rested and took the first tablet with my breakfast at 6.30am and headed to work just like any normal day. As its slow release I didn’t really feel any different until around 8.30am with my heart rate jumping up slightly and my mouth getting a little dry. I took a mouthful of water and popped in some chewing gum to keep producing saliva (I swear to GOD this works!) This was a tip I learnt when on the drug previously, it also stopped me grinding my teeth or locking my jaw which was a weird side effect of the medication. I found myself uncharacteristically alert through training in the morning. I found myself really unsettled at lunch time so I went for a walk around to try and expel some energy. I wasn’t hungry but I forced myself to eat half a sandwich and drank another 600ml of water, taking my total so far to nearly 2L. I finished my work day, still very alert and then headed to a few appointments, one of which was a 1 hour remedial massage. I felt a bit scattered in that appointment and found that I was having trouble stringing sentences together. When it finished I got up and looked in the mirror and noticed that my eyes were fairly dilated. When I got home I didn’t eat a lot of my dinner either. I had a lot of trouble sleeping, eventually passing out around 11.30pm

In my experience the first few days take a bit to settle in, getting used to the sense of ‘awakeness’ that it gives you. I feel that the symptoms I get are very much like a low dose of amphetamines (which is basically what it is) but in saying that, this time around I didn’t feel nearly as scattered as I usually do. So, hopefully I can go the full month this time. Fingers crossed!

Friday, 28 March 2014

Duromine - Why?

My names Kayte...I currently weigh 103.9kg and I am considered obese. In the past 4 months through healthy eating and exercise I have managed to lose around 16kg. This whole journey is to lose the weight and get healthy so that my husband and I are able to have kids. We have been trying to conceive for around 5 years now and I continue to have first term miscarriages. While we have undertaken some testing, the doctors want to discount my weight as an issue for my health problems BEFORE we go ahead with any treatments so, here I am. On a recent consultation with my doctor he suggested that I full a prescription for Duromine to help me along my road. Now I have been on this before, maybe on 3 separate occasions, with varied success. I mean, I always lose weight. I think the key when using this drug is using it as a tool rather than relying on it solely for results. So I’m already on an eating and exercise plan. I eat around 1200 calories a day and I work out for at least an hour. As I’ve been in this routine already for 3-4 months, it theoretically should be easier for me to sustain the results when my script finished. I just wanted to write down my journey and share it. I see so many posts on so many forums of people asking questions and no one ever seems to answer them, so hopefully through my journey, you may be able to pull something from it...hopefully!