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Hi all,I am sure I asked this months ago but here goes.When,if ever, does the additional weight start to drop off when you are tapering?I was on 15mg,just cut to 7.8mg which has taken 9 months.I am still 3 stone overweight and 6 inches bigger on my waist.The only "good" thing is I seem to be stable and not increasing anymore.I am embarrasssed to look in the mirror and am meant to be going on holiday providing I can get there.My health is so up an down , I cannot make plans as I never know if I am going to feel well or if I am going to feel like "death" and these ill/good times can last a few days or a couple of weeks.

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    I lost 8 pounds when I was around 1.5 mg and then lost another 16 pounds within two months of getting off.
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    My blood sugar and cholesterol also dropped dramatically when I got off and I don't cringe any longer when I look in the mirror.

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    I am a nervous wreck at present & just managed a holiday to Goa.  Very glad I did and I feel a lot better for it.  Have your holiday & do your best to enjoy it.  I heard a great statment to help people along - Fear is the vulture that sits on your shoulder.

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    Hiya Plainden

    You're coming up to getting below 7.5 ... it gets slightly better with each cut after that, food cravings seem to 'taper' also !!  Once below 7.5 I felt a lot better ... 7.5 was not a good place for me, too much fatigue.  I think fatigue itself makes us crave food.

    Well I would say as always its different for everyone, it seems the only folk who lose a lot of weight suddenly are those who cut too fast, or those with "ultimate self-control/restraint".  For me the craving did get less and less, so its a matter of if you can decline what you've had cravings for, it wasn't easy for me, after years of being good then going on Mirt' it was like a frantic feast holiday, with consequences similar to yours.

    Once off Mirt for several weeks the hunger just wasn't there for me, but I was fighting my recent "feast holiday habit" ~ I think it takes time.  My belly fat got less naturally, then the odd pound came off here and there.  Its 8 weeks off Mirt now, so I think this is a good time for the weight to come off, for me.  

    Great to hear you're doing OK, pleased for you.

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