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Postby astrogirl » Mon, 18 Aug 2008 11:31 pm

A friend of mine took these pills to loose weight some years ago. He reached his target weight but was in bad health, he had to stop. He gained the weight back and then some.

He went back on the pill after his health improved but could not loose as much and he got ill again from the side effects.

Each time, he went on and off the pill, he found it more difficult to loose the weight, he compromised his health.

Now, he can't take these pills and with all the proper diet and exercise, he still has problems loosing weight. He tried other brands of sliming pills, it always ends up the same way. He told me it's really not worth it.
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Postby chixchix » Tue, 19 Aug 2008 10:01 am

In my opinion. I think these pills do assist you to lose weight however, its not a magic potion. You still have to exercise and stop putting rubbish in the mouth.

Many people start eating everything once they attained a good weight.But these people are asking for trouble..of course the weight will pile on right. :-|

The best thing to do is to maintain,after you have reached your desired weight by leading a healthy lifestyle and a well balanced diet..i dont think you can balloon up if you follow good instructions and discipline..

and those people out there who said their weight went up after they stopped the pills... I can tell you that you have been doing something wrong thats why this has happened. Many a times,, we do not confess that we have been eating wrongly or not exercising ...we just simply blame the product for turning us into fatso's.

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Postby astrogirl » Wed, 20 Aug 2008 12:24 am

In my friend's case, he was not fat to begin with. His profession (sports related) required him to be of a certain weight. It had always been a 1-5 kg thing. He is a young fairly healthy person with stamina.

It's not so much of the pills not working, it was the side effects that was making him ill and brought on some other complications that compromised his health. Loosing even 1 or 2 kg was dfficult.

Some slimming pills alter the thyroid gland functions and this could lead to future thyroid gland illness. Most people don't think to check their thyroid gland functions, most hypothroid patients (border line, not life threatening or need medication yet) remain fat even if they just drink water for 3 meals. They appear to be slugglish, low energy levels. Most people just think they might be just stressed and tired.

On the other hand, a hyperthyroid patient (at life threatening stage), eating 8 meals a day, looses weight up to 3-5kg in a week, heart beats very fast, feeling hot, insomnia, hands trembling, dry mouth, agitated etc.
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Postby chixchix » Sun, 31 Aug 2008 10:20 am

I have been taking it for almost 4 weeks now,Lost 5 kg, but I do regular exercise and eat only healthy food.
My doses have finished ,I think I will stop for few days, anyways, my face is breaking out in small acne..dunno is it because the medicine is too heaty ?

Anyone experienced this ?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 31 Aug 2008 1:27 pm

For one thing, you are not taking "medicine"! You are taking poison. Of course your face is breaking out. If that's all that happens to you, be thankful. Food is your only medicine needed. (of the right types and amounts). If you take anything more than that, you are dancing with the devil!

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Postby chixchix » Sun, 31 Aug 2008 9:32 pm

As I have read from the earlier post, none of those who tried Duromine,experienced break out..for ladies maybe its a symptom, of your body being heaty or the monthly buudy is coming.

Another thing is that Duromine should not be treated as a magic potion, medicine or poison. It just helps you a little and the balance 90% effort has to come from us. Therefore, I dont think I am putting any poison in my mouth ,if it was poison, the GP will not prescribe it in the first place.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 01 Sep 2008 9:19 am

ChixChix,

I gave you credit for having better sense than your last comment! :-|

Take any prescription medication that is still in the original package (not just putting pills in a little plastic bag) or for that matter, google the name of any number of medications for all sorts of ailments and look up the "possible side effects of huge numbers of medications that are prescribed daily for millions of people. Do you remember reading about Thalidomide babies of the 50's. These were prescribed birth control pills. Almost every medication out there has side effects and worse depending on some peoples genetic makeup.

Do a little homework before you just blindly pop crap into your mouth based on what you read in a forum or somebody who knew somebody..... Most doctors get kickbacks from the pharmaceutical companies for the pills they prescribe that's why they do it.

Have a read here for some information that may open your eyes.......

http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/safety/2008/safety08.htm

I just hate to see anybody voluntarily place themselves into harms way.....

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Postby dimensionspectrum » Mon, 01 Sep 2008 6:52 pm

You decide what you want to put in your body..no right or wrong.
If you can bear with the effects/consequences of it, take it. If you cant, dont take it.

My friend took, she has NO side efects at all, but that's only ONE example.
The rest have all the above mentioned symptoms! And they put back the weight. The friend i mentioned earlier totally changed her eating habits, so she's alright.

Medicines are not called DRUGS for nothing....der.

If you all want to know more, i suggest u all going to the library to borrow books about medicines and wad harm they can do to your body in the long run. They have more details which i prefer than reading off the internet! Of cos im not anti-medication, if u need it, u need it. Doctors will usually weight the pros and cons of you taking or not taking it before prescribing to you.
Of cos, not all doctors are like that. Some are $$$$$ face. They just sell lor, then they will warn you, cannot take too much bcos..... :roll:

YOu are what you eat. :)
Oh find a book called: 'Death by Presciption' and you will know most of the deaths are accelerated /caused by medication.

I also agree with the moderator that changing eating habits and exercising is the BEST way...Bcos im one successful case! lol
Good Luck to all and do take good care!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 01 Sep 2008 7:33 pm

dimensionspectrum - Thanks. :)

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Postby dimensionspectrum » Wed, 03 Sep 2008 5:23 pm

keke..U r welcome!
Anyway, those are facts. :lol:

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Postby emmy_g » Wed, 12 Nov 2008 9:10 pm

Hi folks,

I know the last post for this topic was a coupla mths already but I'd just like to share my Duromine experience with you.

I took Duromine (30mg) for abt 4 mths almost 7yrs ago. I weighed in at 60kgs at 1.64m. I wasn't huge but I've always been on the chubby side whilst growing up and I had to lose a lil weight to be a trolley-dolly...

Well, I lost 8+kgs in a span of 3mths.

BUT in tht span of 3 mths, I suffered frm heart palpitations, dry mouth, stinky breath, breathlessness, dizziness, hot flushes (i'm not kidding! I was only 18 then!), lack of focus, anaemia-like symptoms (standing up frm a squatting position always made me feel like fainting. Even if I did it slowly!) and worse of all... the INSOMNIA! I would hv so much difficulty falling asleep and even if i did managed to fall asleep, I'd wake up again 2-3hrs later.

I had also lost ALOT of hair (which I found out was due to the lack of protein in my diet). My bum and boobs were the first to disappear. I swore I could've passed for an ironing board whn viewed frm the side!

Losing the weight seemed all worth it until I actually threw up on my VERY FIRST flight due to the dizziness tht the insomnia brought on and wished I could just drop dead for the remaining 5 hrs of the flight. One can only imagine the impression I left with my supervisor...

The effects of a single Duromine pill lasts for approx. 16hrs. Doctors will only recommend it as a jumpstart to a weightloss plan complemented with a sensible diet and exercise regime and it is also NOT RECOMMENDED for long term use... At most, 6mths at any one time.

Needless to say, I stopped taking them as I cldn't cope with the side effects and my current weight fluctuates btwn 55 - 58kgs. However, I do miss the smaller waistline tht I had with Duromine but I think I'd rather not be an ironing board again! :wink:

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Postby Malini » Mon, 09 Mar 2009 3:39 pm

Hello ..all I am interested to take the duromine slimming pills...wonder where in boon lay or jurong can i get it? I am married with one child but i put on weight n now i am 73kg. I am afraid tat i might put on more weight. Is duromine pills really works? Or is there other pills can i get? Pls reply... :(

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Postby BodyBlitz » Mon, 09 Mar 2009 5:41 pm

I've posted this on a female forum with my observation and research on the pill and how people react with the drug reductile -

I'm not particularly a fan of these kind of drugs but that's my judgment on myself but if you have to use it(lack of willpower - can't control your hunger, etc), proceed with caution.

You have to be careful, the appetite depressant cuts your caloric intake drastically.
If you cut your caloric intake by too much and stay on it - you're body will get metabolic damage.

Usually you'll have a ravenous appetite if you do that as a natural response to your starvation.

So when you get off the pills after an extend period of time without strategic damage control and eat normally again, even the same portion will cause you to gain fat(even if its little) and balloon up again. By then you'll try to starve yourself even more and form an addiction towards this method(using the pill to curb hunger) because you lose weight so slowly and gain it back so fast that you're eating like a bird; further more its not cheap - 110 per month's supply.

When you're eating too little, your body will shut down all your major systems/organs - immune/reproduction etc just to conserve energy. You'll waste your muscles just to make food for the brain and that kills your metabolism almost immediately.

This is not forgetting getting gastric problems that will plague you for LIFE!

If you have to use it, count your calories and make sure you meet your caloric requirement and no lesser, cycle it every 8 weeks and get off it and consume maintainence level to return the metabolism back to optimal levels.

How to calculate your caloric requirement - BW(lbs) x 15 is your maintenance (adjust accordingly - getting fatter means too much, losing weight means too little)/ - 20% is a good gauge for lose weight (adjust to real world results but don't be greedy, keep it constant unless you have no choice to cut more calories).
Have about 0.9 grams of protein to prevent muscle wasting and do a mix of cardio and resistance exercise.

Cardio helps to expand calories while resistance exercises help to maintain muscles - your body will find ways to get rid of muscles as its expensive to maintain. It is a passive fat/weight loss tool and together with cardio - active, it'll be the fastest way to get to your desired weight/dress size/waist line.

REMEMBER CYCLE! 8 weeks 1-2 weeks off 8 weeks again.
This will save you the problem of the metabolic damage.


Don't be lazy and dependant on the drug; sure it'll work, but you're harming yourself in the long run and when that happens, paying the cost of it in health care(if your body don't kill you, the unending turmoil of finding money to fix your health will) -

http://www.figureathlete.com/free_on..._damage_part_i

Hope you people take this warning seriously and know how to use it responsibly rather than non-chalantly without regards to the potential dangers for your body when you indulge in a drug like this.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 09 Mar 2009 6:20 pm

I have little respect for anybody who advocates or even suggests that popping pills for dietary purposes is good. No matter what guidelines they use. I'm rapidly losing respect as, for all your research, you didn't seem to learn anything. Telling others that it they are going to take pills but should do this or that borders on the criminal as far as I'm concerned.

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Postby BodyBlitz » Mon, 09 Mar 2009 7:37 pm

If you don't know woman, they won't bother with reason even if its to save their life; even if it means to hurt themselves for the sake of vanity.

You can reason all you want, condemn it and ride on your high horse, but the fact will still remain - woman will always want quick fixes, will always use this kind of methods and will not care what the side effects until the shit hits the fan.

All i'm offering is a word of caution and responsible use, like kids and condoms.

Telling them no has little or no effect, educating them will - can you stop them or discourage them? Obviously not.

If so, then why not just deleted this whole thread?
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