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Xenadrine EFX and Asthma
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Xenadrine EFX and Asthma
1/27/03 6:19 PM
I bought some Xenadrine EFX (the kind w/o ephedra) bc I have not lost any weight...
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RE:Xenadrine EFX and Asthma
1/27/03 6:19 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
I bought some Xenadrine EFX (the kind w/o ephedra) bc I have not lost any weight in about 6 mo. I work out 6x a week and take in about 1800 healthy calories a day. I do weight training and run on the treadmill/do the elliptical and cycle. I have done everything I should be doing. I keep accurate records of how many calories I burn (with a heart rate monitor). I burn an average of 2000 calories a week. The numbers should indicate some sort of weight loss but alas, no such luck. I do take Advair for my asthma which, according to my pulmonary doctor should NOT interfere with my weight loss attempts. So out of desparation I bought the Xenadrine but it says on the bottle not to take it if you have asthma. No one can answer my question - IS IT OK TO TAKE XENADRINE IF I HAVE ASTHMA?? I need some sort of kick to lose this weight!!
BTW - I am 47, 5"6" and weigh 145. I have about 10 more pounds to go after losing 25 18 mo ago.

[This message was edited by Fitness Advisor on 01-27-03 at 06:19 PM.]
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RE:Xenadrine EFX and Asthma
1/25/03 3:28 AM as a reply to tbbuser.
Sue they do not put those warnings on bottles as a joke. It is not ok. And I believe you should check with your DR. You don't have to make an appointment. Just call and ask and I can bet he'll tell ya the same thing. I have 3 family members with asthma so I know a lil' about it. Pills will not help you with weight loss. Infact weight loss shouldn't be the factor here. Why is it so important for your scale to tell you what's acceptable? Are you losing any inches? Are your clothes fitting any looser? When you say healthy calories, what are you eating exactly? I think you might be doing TOO much. Working out 6x a week doesn't sound so bad but doing all kinds of crazy workouts every day does. Have you tried just doing ONE of the programs here from BB and sticking with just that for the 90 days or 6 weeks?

Heather
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1/25/03 7:40 AM as a reply to tbbuser.
All I would personally tell you is to BE CAREFUL!! I too have asthma, and I bought the Xenadrine EFX for weight loss too, but I had some scary side effects. At night I would feel my heart racing, I would sometimes have chest pains, and it made me kind of paranoid (I guess due to the effects it was having on my body), so I totally stopped using it. The only medications that I am on are Albuterol for my asthma. The product works differently on different people I'm sure, but just be careful and listen to your body.
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RE:Xenadrine EFX and Asthma
1/25/03 12:51 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
Thanks for the advice but I do need to lose more weight. I forgot to mention that my body fat % is 32 which is high I think.
I did drop 2 full pant sizes - from a really tight 14 down to a 10. That was when I lost the weight in June 2001 - October 2001. I lost about 20 lbs on Atkins. Since then I stopped the Atkins and ate healthier carbs but I haven't lost but maybe 2-3 lbs. I know I have gained muscle (and yes, muscle weighs more than fat - sick of hearing that LOL). It is very frustrating to me to workout so much with no loss of body fat or scale weight. Like I said, I keep records everyday of what I eat and how much I exercise.
I was just hoping that the Xenadrine would give me a kick start to drop these last 10 lbs.
I have ordered the Power 90 so I thought I would try that. I do Team Training at Gold's gym which is an hour of wt training/cardio 3x a week. I have done that for 3 mo and haven't lost any inches nor body fat (even though they guarantee 3% loss of body fat a month). I am hoping that the Power 90 will do something for me. I feel like I have age, menopause, asthma all working against me and I am fighting an uphill battle that I am not winning.
I want to eat cookies, candy and ice cream again but I don't want to look like I did 2 years ago. I see other people dropping the pounds and I work harder than they do and it is frustrating.
Thanks for letting me vent!
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RE:Xenadrine EFX and Asthma
1/25/03 5:53 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
I read your comments about not being able to lose anymore weight. It sounds as if you reached a plateau. You will either need to cut down on your caloric intake or burn more calories during excersise. Do aboutan extra 15 minutes a day on the treadmill and about 15000 calories and see what happens.
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RE:Xenadrine EFX and Asthma
1/25/03 5:53 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
I read your comments about not being able to lose anymore weight. It sounds as if you reached a plateau. You will either need to cut down on your caloric intake or burn more calories during excersise. Do about an extra 15 minutes a day on the treadmill and about 15000 calories and see what happens.
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1/27/03 6:24 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
I would recommend adding more weight during your workouts. Add weight so that you start failing at less reps than you can do now. This type of muscular breakdown can help jumpstart you when you've plateaued. There are other ways as well but that's what jumps out at me. As for you Team in Training workouts, they can be great. But I would concentrate on weight training and P90 for now and start adding that in once you feel you've got the energy. For now, hammer yourself by adding weight to P90.

For some perspective, I recommend reading Power 90 and Running. It's in both Best of the Boards and the FAQs.
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RE:Xenadrine EFX and Asthma
1/29/03 10:48 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
I think every one's body is totally differnt in the way it works. I would be careful if I had high blood pressure or asthma or anything like that and check with my dr.
I took Xenadrine EFX along with CLA and I did REAL good on them. Then after I lost 30 lbs in a few months I haven't lost since. So, it seems like after so much my body stopped responding.
Although the last couple of weeks doing Slim In 6 I have lost 2 inches in my waist,and am taking the Slimming Formula also.


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RE:Xenadrine EFX and Asthma
1/30/03 11:29 AM as a reply to tbbuser.
I guess I missed your initial question. I do not recommend those supplements with asthma.

There was another ephedra-related death in the paper last week, and the guy had asthma issues.

At most, ephedra burns a few hundred extra calories per day. It's much safer to just exercise more and eat less.
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RE:Xenadrine EFX and Asthma
2/21/03 12:17 AM as a reply to tbbuser.
I have been using ephedra based products for the last 2 years on and off and I am a cronic asthmatic. I find the supplements aide in my breathing. I also find that they DO NOT aide in my weight loss. Maybe I am crazy? emoticon
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RE:Xenadrine EFX and Asthma
2/21/03 11:07 AM as a reply to tbbuser.
That's really not so strange as increased body temperature is like warming-up for a sport and can aid breathing. But depending on how your asthma reacted, meaning the way the muscle contractions are effected, it is also possible to cause problems, especially during physical stress.

I belive its initial use was for respiratory problems, so your reaction is probably more normal than not.
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