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05 Feb 2006

Insulin Resistance
I have been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and am insulin resistant. I have been put on Duromine to try activate my metobolic rate to lose some weight, however, I would like to stay on this as I feel it is helping me and wouldl ike to know if one can get it from a pharmacy without a prescription ?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Sam
According to my copy of MIMS, Duromine is a schedule 5 drug which can only be obtained by prescription from your dr. It is also only intended to be used for 3 months, so I would not recommend that you use it for longer. It is an appetite suppressant and not a metabolic stimulant as such. If you have insulin resistance then it is essential to consult a clinical dietitian, because the correct diet is one of the most important factors in treatment. Check the List of Dietitians on this Website or phone 082-593-0276 or send an e-mail to or look in your local telephone directory or Yellow Pages, to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will take your insulin resistance, medications and other conditions such as overweight, into account when working out a diet for you, which will be based on foods with a low glycaemic index (GI). Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The right approach' and read the articles on the GI. Also click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes'. Increase your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life), which also helps to combat insulin resistance.
Best regards
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