Duromine*what does it do exactly*
mainly just curious as to what it does(well duh it helps u lose weight but how is what im interested in knowing*
does it boost ur metabolism?
does it stop fat absorbtion like xenical?
have tried searching online but all i seem to get are the advertisement sites and just peoples feedback on using it but not what it actually does
any enlightened persons hear know or can link me somewhere?.
It's like amphetamine. It sure aint a fat absorber, it is a metabolism agent. Provides a very real boost to your day.
I've just finished 1 month of duromine, first time user.
The best analogy I can come up with at the moment, is that it is very much like taking a double dose of sudafed and then drinking 4 coffees, but you slowly become more tolerant of the effects as time goes on.
You feel a little jittery and full of energy. Just doing small physical tasks can produce a noticeable sweat. My resting pulse during the first week was 120bpm. Some people, myself included, don't like the feeling.
The way in which it works is by raising your metabolic rate to burn more fuel at rest, it also decreases your appetite significantly, which can be a bad thing when trying to preserve muscle I suppose.
So the results for me after 1 month, I have lost 7kg.
Is this a prescription drug that you need to get from the doctors?
active ingredient is phentermine
This is an extract from martindale drug reference
Phentermine is readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and is excreted in the urine, partly unchanged and partly as metabolites.
Uses and Administration
Phentermine is a central stimulant and indirect-acting sympathomimetic with actions similar to those of dexamfetamine. It has been given by mouth as the base or hydrochloride as an anorectic in the short-term treatment of moderate to severe obesity, although stimulants are no longer recommended for this indication.
The usual dose of phentermine is 15 to 30 mg once daily before breakfast given as an ion-exchange resin complex that provides modified release. A suggested dose for phentermine hydrochloride is 8 mg three times daily before meals or 15 to 37.5 mg once daily in the morning. It should not be given for longer than a few weeks.
Regulatory authorities in the European Union have called for the withdrawal of phentermine from the market (see under Effects on the Cardiovascular System in Fenfluramin.
There have been reports of pulmonary hypertension and valvular heart disease with its use so IMO i'd stay away from the stuff although most of the patients using this are diagnosed with obesity and probably somewhat predisposed to these conditions.
All this is correct, but i do believe the main way phentermine works is by suppressing the appetite, mixed results from this, many have noted it can become VERY addictive and loses its effect over time.
YES it is on prescription from GP
I'm against anything that suppresses appetite,
The best way to be loosing weight and boost metabolism is to be eating more frequent smaller meals,
And if your appetite is suppressed you are going to have a hard time doing that.
but if it suppresses ur appetite surely u can still force yourself to eat at the set times during the day so as to get the proteins and vitamins you need?.
or would that then be working against the duromine?
YEP IM not a fan of it either , some like it, many dont, valkyrie your right, but you have to remember,this drug is designed for OBESE people, those who eat vast amounts of food, over and above their daily requirements, therefore, the suppression in appetite may help, if your just looking to lean up, think there are many, many more options better suited to your needs, its no quick fix, or easy way out with duromine. ;)
yeah true myo
never really understood appetite suppresents
but as u said if ur really obese and eating way over ur proper daily intake it would work.
Further thoughts to add from my first reply...
I used it as a quick fix,
The doc was initially hesitant to prescribe it for me, and is why the doc would only give me a month worth and no more. It certainly had the desired effect by losing a bunch of weight, but the appetite suppression for me was pretty full on. I had the idea that I would force myself to eat protein to spare muscle, but in reality, I had a real hard time eating anything at all. Food is just never on your mind, so I forgot to eat.
Although it gave me a kick in the right direction, I don't think I will use this medication again. Good old cardio for me in the future.
I also took them for one month some time ago. I didn't have any weight loss, although I did feel that my metabolism kicked in. The constant dry mouth and the thought of being on "speed" has put me off these tablets forever.
what weight where you at when you first started ur month prescription zygote?
110kg and around 20% bf, was developing a bit of a gut due to bad diet and I wanted it gone. My usual weight is 100kg or a bit less.
Down side as stated above is that it doesn't feel good being like you're on speed all the time (wears off in time for bed though).
For me, an upside was that it helped clean out my system of all the fast food I was eating at the time, and get good eating practises back. Sorta like a reset button.
I am notorious for skipping meals, I'll go without breakfast normally and skip lunch 50/50, then eat crap at dinner. I stuffed my metabolism with bad food and infrequent meals, and it was showing around my waist. On Duromine, it was easy to not eat at all as I skip meals anyway, which is bad as muscle would have been lost too easily I imagine. sort of a catch22 situation with this drug I suppose.
Reductil is the new kid on the block, you may want to look at that one as well. It mucks around with your brain chemistry to say that you are full and satisfied, it also raises metabolic rate slightly, it is a long term solution (6 months on I believe).
I had the choice to take this drug but declined as my problem wasn't how much I eat and when to stop, but what I eat and how (not) often.
I took a course of about 2 years ago and would only recommend using a mild dose - 15mg tabs to gauge how it reacts with YOU.
It is a narcotic related to speed and the combination of a "high" and appetite suppression do work - but you lose weight EVERYWHERE as in muscle, fat, water etc. etc. You cannot control where you lose the weight because you are simply eating less.
Now, if a clinically obese person was to take it I certainly do not have an issue with that. At the time I took it, I was 135kg and thought I needed pharmaceutical assistance, that was until I found this SM site :D