Relora - Conclusion
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Well, thought I'd wrap this up....
Yes, I've stopped taking Relora.
My sensitivity has returned and my feelings get hurt again and I find it hard to let go of comments that I imagine are negative toward me - even when someone's kidding.
However, my deep depression HAS left, which is VERY nice. Wish I could have the lowered sensitivity WITHOUT the depression, but, there it is.
Note: I did, the last few days, reduce the dosage to 1 pill a day to see if I could even out the effects. All it did was keep the depression and heighten my sensitivity. Oh, well.
As far as my waist goes. It's gained an inch. While I was taking Relora I craved (and I mean CRAVED) carbohydrates! And my will power seemed to be non existent. Here's a confession: I stood there at the Whole Foods bakery case and ate a cinnamon bun, a cheese danish AND a snickerdoodle cookie all within 10 minutes! It's like I couldn't stop! (I did give my 2 year old daughter bits and pieces, but I consumed the most of it!) It was insane! Now bakery items DO temp me as a general rule, but this was something altogether different. And the bakery case debacle wasn't the only event of the carb/sugar shoveling! (Just in case, you're wondering, I DID take the empty bags and wax paper up to the register and paid for them :-))
Another note: My carb/sugar cravings have calmed down considerably since stopping Relora.
Still another note: I've gained 9 lbs back. Granted, some of that is water retention, but the rest is fat, from gorging myself. To my credit I still entered everything into my food tracker. It hurt to do it, but it's there.
So my conclusion is this: Relora is not for me. The negative effects ON ME far outweighed the positive. Every body is different, though, so it could (and DOES) work for others.
Now, off to get rid of those pesky last pounds..........AGAIN!!!