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Advancd Thermogenic Formula

Lara and I have joined a nearby gym and started taking Hydroxycut, a "dietary supplement" designed to burn fat. The bottle warns:
WARNING:Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you have ben treated for or if you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, heart, live, thyroid or psychiatric diseas, psychosis, diabetes, anemia, nervousness, anxiety, depression, seiaure disorder, stroke or difficulty in urination due to prostate enlargement. Consult you doctor if you are taking an MAO inhibitor or any other prescription drugs. Discontinue use and consult you heath care professional if sleeplessness, tremors, dizziness, nervousness, headache, changes in behavior, heart palpitations or tingling sensations occur. (...)

I've been taking this stuff for nearly two weeks, and I have not even worked up to taking the full dose. I woke up this morning (about six hours ago) with a burning/tingling sensation in the palm of my left hand. (Spare me the masterbation jokes. I'm right-handed.) I have discontinued using the product. If this sensation persists for more than a day, I'll look into finding a doctor. Lara is still taking the stuff.


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Dec. 19th, 2002 07:16 pm (UTC)
I don't want to poke my nose in where it's not wanted. Were you looking for some feedback/info on this entry, or was it more of an update/commentary?

Dec. 19th, 2002 11:40 pm (UTC)
I invite you to share any thoughts you have on the topic.
Dec. 20th, 2002 06:27 am (UTC)
It's probably unlikely that the ephedrine caused the numbness, other than the fact that it may cause restless sleep, and if you were tossing and turning, you may have wound up in a position where you were sleeping on your arm or in a weird position. I noticed that when I was taking ECA stacks I had would wake up with a weird muscle stiffness from sleeping in an odd position.

If you're going to take a weight loss supp, I would recommend the ephedine free Xenadrine. No ephedrine jitters, and it's pretty gentle. FWIW, if possible, you will get more out of your exercise/cardio routine if you can do it first thing in the morning when you get up and before your breakfast.

Hope this helps, and here's wishing that your and your family have a happy and healthy holiday season.

Dec. 20th, 2002 05:03 am (UTC)
Hi KMO. As you well know I've been very appreciateive of your posts. Anyway, stimulants can do very good, or very bad. Just make sure she's aware of what the implications can or can be. You two are supebly intelligent and perceptive and if you work as a team, you're unstoppable. Just be OK... all right? hope things are OK, good in the beginning, good in the middle, and good in the end.
Dec. 20th, 2002 05:12 am (UTC)
in my own humble opinion,
dietary supplements are all bogus. whatever benefits you might glean from them all seem to be in spite of serious health risks. now i'm not a health freak, but it seems to me that the less processed and machined a food is, the healthier it is for you. so all those "guarana extracts" and "ginko biloa" (or however you spell all those things) dietary supplements are defeating the purpose of ingesting the product they contain. the fact is, man has lived for how long? and dietary supplements have existed for a fraction of that time. most of them seem to cause some health ailment or another, and few have even killed. so as far as i'm concerned, you put whatever you want in your body, but i'm sticking to plain water.
it's never let me down yet.
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Dec. 20th, 2002 06:32 am (UTC)
Re: yeah i know what you were doing
wait for the sign! then all prisoners will be released!
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Dec. 20th, 2002 12:08 pm (UTC)
Re: yeah i know what you were doing
what's going on?

some moron brought a cougar to a party and it went berserk...
Dec. 20th, 2002 12:49 pm (UTC)
Re: yeah i know what you were doing
are you the gate keeper?

hey buddy, he pulls the carriage, i make the deals...
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Dec. 20th, 2002 07:31 pm (UTC)
Re: yeah i know what you were doing
Egon, there's something very strange about that man...
Dec. 20th, 2002 09:19 am (UTC)
For what it's worth
Any time I've been on something like that, I can't take the afternoon dosage or I stop sleeping almost completely. I wouldn't worry too much about getting up to the full dosage. Even on half dosage, it still gave me results.
Dec. 20th, 2002 09:19 am (UTC)
I suggest that you and ESPECIALLY lara stop taking this stuff at once. The only way to build muscles is to work on them. (Remember, you will likely not lose that much weight if you gain muscle..yes, you will tone..your muscles will get larger..but you will also eat more...gain weight and probably some bulk too..at the very least) Your ability to succeed in any bodybuilding program is largely dependent on genetics and your general health. I have a thyroid problem, but I was more successful in managing it when I was doing yoga than I was when I was working out in a gym. In all likelihood, lara will not see the kind of results you might see if you work out diligently. If your local gym offers pilates lesson, she could give that a go. Ok, so..she'll be sore for a weak...but its quicker and faster road to success than doing free weights..

Not to be the downer in this group, but i have no idea why you want to check out supplements. Unless you are considering serious bodybuilding. Here is my take on it...for whatever its worth.... After middle age, people do gain weight. Metabolism does slow down. Hence the term, aging gracefully. Moderate and active lifestyle along with a healthy diet is all you need.

Cutting down carbohydrates and increasing protein in take will probably help your muscles. I, personally, like the US Naval Academy Workout. You dont need fancy equipment or supplements. I PROMISE you, if you do that religiously for even ONE month, you'll see results that will blow your mind away! Push ups, curl ups, crunches, lunges, squats...these are what you work around...along with a few more exercises targeted at specific muscles. It is one thing pumping iron, but its totally different ball game when you lift your *own* body weight. It doesnt get any better than that in any gym or from what comes from a supplement bottle. In the last place I lived, the local Y had a 'boot camp'...which basically adopted one of these navy work out themes and it was a blast....
Dec. 20th, 2002 08:24 pm (UTC)

Back when I was taking annoying amounts of ephedrine at UMC, my arms and hands would occasionally go numb while I was up and walking around.

Quitting good.
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