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MissyAnne

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Hi all,
I’m Missy, I’m a permanent resident of NZ originally from California/Oregon USA(don’t hold that against me, I voted against Trump in both elections) ;-) I’m struggling hard at losing weight I’ve piled on during the pandemic. Mostly stress from worries about my family back home. I’ve seen a Dr here and all my medical tests are great but she is hesitant to prescribe the medication because she does not like it. I go back again in two weeks to discuss it again. I’ve used phentermine after having my kids and it really helped kick start my weight loss. So I’m extremely discouraged. I have no other options for Dr.s here and I’m just feeling hopeless. It’s a hard struggle. I don’t know if it’s worth paying to get access to chances of buying it while living here? Not that I don’t value support, as I do. But it would be great to have support and the medication to help lol . Anyway, I’m really keen to start being healthy, it would just be awesome to have help controlling those comfort based urges!
 
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ShelleyBris

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Hi MissyAnne,

My Dr is VERY hesitant to prescribe it too, so she arranged for me to get free 6 dietitian appointments first, to help with my diet and then she gave me the script.

I have only ever used 1 script back in 2018, so was only ever on it for max 30 days, and now I'm back on it and on day 5.

Maybe have a chat to your GP and see if you can get a similar option, that may help reassure your GP you are trying everything.

Best of luck
Shelley
 
MissyAnne

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Hi Shelley,
My Dr does have me on a list to see a nutritionist but I’ve yet to hear from them. The wait times I find for follow up appointments and especially any specialist is extremely long here. I will kick up a bit of fuss next appointment as the last two she said she’d follow up on getting it scheduled.
I don’t have horrible eating habits, we eat healthy but I crave carbs when I’m stressed. Potatoes, Pasta, Breads and maybe salty chips. I’m not into sweets which I guess is good, one less thing to worry about. Hopefully I can get my GP to understand this little boost goes along way in helping with cravings and getting back on a better way of eating. Getting habits set while on the medicine and having that kickstart.
 
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Hi, @MissyAnne , you can try 15 mg to see how it works for you, it shouldn't harm you.
 
8irdy

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@MissyAnne Duro will help you with cravings. But keep in mind that stress leads to weight gain, even without food. Think positive :innocent:
 
Lavitabella

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@MissyAnne Duro will help you with cravings. But keep in mind that stress leads to weight gain, even without food. Think positive :innocent:
But it isn't easy to stay positive in our modern world. :LLL
 
ShelleyBris

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Hi Shelley,
My Dr does have me on a list to see a nutritionist but I’ve yet to hear from them. The wait times I find for follow up appointments and especially any specialist is extremely long here. I will kick up a bit of fuss next appointment as the last two she said she’d follow up on getting it scheduled.
I don’t have horrible eating habits, we eat healthy but I crave carbs when I’m stressed. Potatoes, Pasta, Breads and maybe salty chips. I’m not into sweets which I guess is good, one less thing to worry about. Hopefully I can get my GP to understand this little boost goes along way in helping with cravings and getting back on a better way of eating. Getting habits set while on the medicine and having that kickstart.
Hi MissyAnne,

How are thing going, did you talk to your GP?

I know what you mean about Carbs, I love them, maybe a little too much, unfortunately I also have a sweet tooth, so double whammy. LOL

I have had zero lollies in 20 days, so yeah, and I am reducing my carbs a little bit, mostly for me it's about portion size. My husband is the cook in our house and he also serves, (I clean the insane mess he makes in the kitchen LOL :))

So I am focusing on eating smaller size meals.

Cheers
Shelley
 
MissyAnne

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Hi MissyAnne,

How are thing going, did you talk to your GP?

I know what you mean about Carbs, I love them, maybe a little too much, unfortunately I also have a sweet tooth, so double whammy. LOL

I have had zero lollies in 20 days, so yeah, and I am reducing my carbs a little bit, mostly for me it's about portion size. My husband is the cook in our house and he also serves, (I clean the insane mess he makes in the kitchen LOL :))

So I am focusing on eating smaller size meals.

Cheers
Shelley
Hi Shelley
I did go back and I got my prescription just a couple of days ago! So I have the Duromine 30 for three months. I took Phentermine back in the states and it worked really well at helping me much start eating less and keeping me from snacking mindlessness lol. So I’m hopeful it will help this go around. I hear you on portion size. I came from a family that loved cooking and eating and plates were always full. I always cook for an army even though now it’s just my husband and I. I’m trying hard to just cook for two and aim at little to no left overs . Also not filling the plate up but being mindful. Carbs too, like you said, lowering them. I just hope I’m successful. I’m about sick and tired of this extra padding I don’t need lol
Missy
 
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