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Old 08-10-2013, 01:28 PM   #711
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I'm down to about 2-3 days / week where I'm not able to eat much (a little, but not a lot). This is much better than 5 / 7 on the other medication we tried. I'm working on moving the medication to evening (it is a time-released med and also puts me to sleep, so better that I take it at night rather than sleeping the afternoon away). This week is the transition week. The medication works well for me, but the side effects do not. I am very sensitive to medication so always have side effects. And, the nausea is not as bad as it was when I was taking it in the morning or when I was on the other drug we tried.

My doctor is well aware of the side effects and has been working with me. I take a gravol with it and that seems to help. I'm only queasy for about 2-3 hours instead of 7-8.
Okay...had to look up gravol...dramamine. I'm glad it's working for you. Still worried about your weight loss...
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Okay...had to look up gravol...dramamine. I'm glad it's working for you. Still worried about your weight loss...
I'll probably gain it back once things stabilize.
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:39 PM   #713
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I'll probably gain it back once things stabilize.

I've been using an acupressure technique to reduce my constant nibbling for the last week. I'm back to three meals and 2 snacks a day instead of needing something to nom on all the time. I pinch my earlobes for 15 minutes a day...been working for me. It has reduced my appetite.
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:59 PM   #714
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I've been using an acupressure technique to reduce my constant nibbling for the last week. I'm back to three meals and 2 snacks a day instead of needing something to nom on all the time. I pinch my earlobes for 15 minutes a day...been working for me. It has reduced my appetite.
Where can I find out more about this, I would love to have a flat stomach even if it means having bright red ear lobes!
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:51 PM   #715
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Where can I find out more about this, I would love to have a flat stomach even if it means having bright red ear lobes!
I read about it in a quick catalog blurb that was selling magnetic earrings that provide the acupressure. I decided I could do the same thing myself after reading that acupressure will work in as little as ten minutes a day. I'm not saying it has effected my weight (yet), but it has cut down on the constant nibbling. So, it is working for me as an appetite suppressant. It also works if I start wondering what would be good to munch on, I grab the earlobes and pinch. It takes away that urge to find something-anything to eat.
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I read about it in a quick catalog blurb that was selling magnetic earrings that provide the acupressure. I decided I could do the same thing myself after reading that acupressure will work in as little as ten minutes a day. I'm not saying it has effected my weight (yet), but it has cut down on the constant nibbling. So, it is working for me as an appetite suppressant. It also works if I start wondering what would be good to munch on, I grab the earlobes and pinch. It takes away that urge to find something-anything to eat.
I think I am going to experiment with this.

I figure if I keep my hands on my earlobes I won't be able to get the refrigerator door open with my nose!

I am wondering if it is really acupressure or possibly behavior modification similar to wearing a rubber band on your wrist, that you snap, when you try to quit smoking.

Very interesting!
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I think I am going to experiment with this.

I figure if I keep my hands on my earlobes I won't be able to get the refrigerator door open with my nose!

I am wondering if it is really acupressure or possibly behavior modification similar to wearing a rubber band on your wrist, that you snap, when you try to quit smoking.

Very interesting!
I believe it is both, because I certainly don't sit at work pinching my earlobes. I do this before I go to work. I repeat in the evening once I am home to reduce the fridge prowl. If I need some reinforcement at work, generally just a quick pinch of one earlobe can stop me from looking for a snack. And the office is stocked with chocolate and other candies...
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I have never suffered from "fridge prowl." Since I have been eating a big breakfast, I don't have cravings. I probably have had the desire to snack 5 or 6 times since last June (June 2012) and have been able to nip it in the bud. Although, I have some fresh cherries that are calling my name...
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I have never suffered from "fridge prowl." Since I have been eating a big breakfast, I don't have cravings. I probably have had the desire to snack 5 or 6 times since last June (June 2012) and have been able to nip it in the bud. Although, I have some fresh cherries that are calling my name...

I have a wonderful melange of medications that cause weight gain, on top of that, when I quit smoking I started nibbling. I'm working now on reducing some medications and trying to break that nibbling habit...if I find something that works, I'm going to glom onto it.
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I have a wonderful melange of medications that cause weight gain, on top of that, when I quit smoking I started nibbling. I'm working now on reducing some medications and trying to break that nibbling habit...if I find something that works, I'm going to glom onto it.
I'm with you kid!

My nibbling is not about hunger it's about boredom. I do pretty well when I'm working on a project or surfing the net. If I'm in front of the tube I start getting the munchies.

If I got rid of the couch and the television I would probably drop another thirty pounds!
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