Our expert says:
From what you say, it seems that you have only taken 1 Ciplatrim so far. Am I correct? It is very difficult to judge if the mild headache and congestion you developed, is in any way related to the sibutramine in the pill. These symptoms may be caused by a bit of flu or a cold? You may have wait until you have no symptoms whatsoever and then take 1 more Ciplatrim as an experiment. If the symptoms recur, then you must please report this to the dr who prescribed the Ciplatrim for you and ask him if you can continue or if this could indicate that you are sensitive to sibutramine. It is always safer to refer back to your doctor, no matter what medication you are taking, if you develop any side-effects or if your condition changes. Now about your low-GI diet. Such a diet should not cause any hunger pangs because it keeps your blood sugar and insulin levels steady. I can only think that your total food intake is too low and that is why you are getting hungry. Did you by any chance reduce your portions to such an extent that you are on a very-low-energy diet? If so, please stick to the low-GI eating plan and the suggested portion sizes. In addition, it is important to keep in mind that a low-GI, low-fat diet will cause gradual weightloss, so losing 1 kg over 3 weeks, is not a negative result. I would recommend that you stick to the low-GI diet, but eat sensible sized portions. You can also fill up on low-energy foods like carrot sticks, celery, baby tomatoes, berry fruit and grapefruit to prevent hunger pangs.
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