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I thought I’d write a review because you never hear from all the people who’ve had good experiences. This medication has helped me to achieve what I have been desperately trying to accomplish for over 10 years. Like so many people, i began to gain weight in my 30s after having children, and tried everything to stop the weight gain. I ate healthy, tried every diet, I ran 5-7 miles per day 5 days a week, and I just kept gaining weight. For me, it was clearly something other than lifestyle that was causing it.
Eventually my doctor suggested Phentermine. The first effect I noticed was loss of water retention. Two days in, I had dropped 7 lbs (I would have to imagine that was water) The following week, I lost an additional 2 lbs, and have continued to lose an average of 2lbs/week since. I am now a few months in, and about 30 lbs down. Aside from the obvious metabolism boost, the phentermine has helped me to eat smaller portions, and most importantly, curb the desire to eat late at night (which as we all know, is the absolute worst thing you can do if you want to lose weight!) When I know I shouldn’t be eating (after 7pm) I can have a cup of tea, and be ok with it. Before phentermine, I would be completely miserable when I got hungry at night. Of course, there’s still that element of self control, but the phentermine makes it so much more tolerable!
For the first time in a long time, I feel like I look great! I have about 10 more lbs I’d like to drop, and then I’ll stop the medication. I am hoping that my eating habits will “stick” for 6-12 months, and when I notice things slipping (which I’m sure they will, because that’s life) my doctor is happy to do “maintenance” weeks with the phentermine to help keep my habits on track. I think the key will be to stay aware of my weight and of my eating habits, and when I notice things trending in a bad direction, immediately start a maintenance week, before the bad habits set in. My doctor has had a lot of luck with patients doing this and keeping the weight off long term.
In terms of side effects, I absolutely have more energy, and had to completely cut out caffeine. The first couple of weeks I was jittery, but have adjusted since. Made the mistake of drinking coffee once, and will never make that mistake again- it was wayyyy too intense! I have taken anxiety medication for years, but could absolutely see that if I did not take anxiety meds with the phentermine, it would make me anxious and probably irritable. If you are a naturally anxious person, I would definitely talk to your doctor about pairing the phentermine with a low dose SSRI. Aside from that, the only thing I have noticed is dry mouth, which makes me drink more water, which I honestly should be doing anyway, so good for me!
Overall, I don’t think I could be more happy with the results I have experienced so far. Everyone responds differently to medications, and from reading other reviews, it is clear that phentermine is just too strong for some people. Personally, this medication has been such a blessing. It has helped me to look the way I did in my 20s, which I thought was never going to happen for me. I would absolutely recommend it for people who have tried healthy eating and exercise, but have a stubborn metabolism. Phentermine will not do the work for you, you still have to make good choices, but phentermine can make the process a whole lot less miserable!
I started taking Phentermine on Jan. 6, 2020 after I weighed in at over 211 lbs. at a doctor's appointment - more than twice what I weighed when I got married! I take 1 pill in the morning on an empty stomach and, other than a headache, which is relieved with **, I have not had any negative side effects. I will say, though, that at the same time I started the phentermine, I also began a Weight Watchers program to help with my eating habits, and I joined a fitness center to tone and tighten the areas where I was losing the weight. I began this journey weighing 211.4 lbs, and I am now down to 166.8 lbs. - almost 45 lbs. in exactly 5 months. My biggest secret? When I feel that the phentermine isn't curbing my appetite as well as in the beginning, I go off of it for a month, then go back on. It's working!
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Updated on 11/04/2020: This is a follow up on my initial review on Phentermine that I published in May 2020. I was 183-186 lbs in May and for 3 months I was able to go down 20 lbs. After month 3 the medication stopped working.
Original Review: I have been fighting with weight-loss for 10 years now. I was able to lose some on a keto diet but never kept it off. It got to the point where I hit 183 lbs. I am 5'2. Two days ago I was prescribed Phentermine. I was so afraid from the side effects that the nurse suggested to cut the full dose pill in 4. So I am taking roughly 7 mg. a day. Immediate side effects are dry mouth, frequent bathroom visits, insomnia and a mild headache which may be the product of no sleep. I had to take melatonin 5mg so I can go to sleep around 3 am.
First day I felt a little weird as if I had a mild hangover but today that is gone. Energy levels have increased. I am a little high strung but I hope that will go away after the first week. I have no interest in food whatsoever. I am on 11-7 fasting and low calorie diet but only ate 600-700 hundred calories on the first day out of 1200. And I had to force myself to eat by dinner time. I will get fiber gummies since I feel constipation might be an issue too. The nurse advised me to not increase my dose if the 7 mg. works for me.
Today I took my second dose and weighed myself and I am down to 179 lbs. My guess is that is water weight. I drank 7-8 bottles of water on the first day. My goal is to go down to 145 lbs. in six months and hope that diet, healthy eating habits and some form of exercise will get me there. I don't want to rely on the pill. I will follow up with an update in a few weeks.
I have to say Phentermine worked right on Schedule as I needed to lose weight for a total knee replacement. I started on keto October 2018 and weighed 243 lbs and was 48 at the time and I'm 5'2". I have arthritis in both knees. October 2019 I lost 10lbs on my own with keto and several inches so I was feeling really good. The same month I found out I had no cartilage in my left knee and needed surgery but needed to lose more weight so my doctor started me on 15mg of phentermine which I only lost 2 lbs that month then in November he put me on 30mg of phentermine which I lost 4 pounds that month and in January 2020 he put me on 37.5mg phentermine and that weight melted off and I lost another 11 lbs, February 10, 2020 I had to stop taking phentermine and all meds to have surgery on the 27.
So for 3 weeks I stopped cold Turkey taking phentermine and still lost an additional 3 lbs on the day of surgery. They weighed me before it and I weighed in at 211 lbs. So in total I lost 22 lbs on the three months I was taking phentermine and it was all done with no exercise which I didn't do due to the severe knee pain before the surgery. In all it worked very well for me. Now I exercise mildly as I'm still recovering from the surgery which today's date is 4/22/2020. It's been 8 weeks since the surgery and I plan to continue to exercise to keep the weight off. Phentermine was a beneficial aid for me and I plan to keep off the weight it has helped me take off and I hope I never have to use it again.
Okay so here’s my experience, it’s the most honest description I can give. So I heard about this pill from a coworker and she gave me the info to get it. I got a month supply and was told to only take it for 3 months. So I got excited and started with day one.. Felt awesome hardly any appetite.. Was very thirsty and drank a lot of water. Day 2 same thing.. Day 3 felt that I had to use the restroom but I was constipated still hardly any appetite and a severe dry mouth. Day 4 still wasn’t able to poop and my mouth was getting itchy and dry and my eyes were itching and had tingling in both my arms and feet.. They were also cold cold. Day 5 had the worst headache of my life but didn’t think anything of it. Still wasn’t able to poop when I knew I had to!
Day 6 headache still wasn’t gone my left side went numb and my heart was feeling exhausted and I was catching my breath every 10 seconds... Day 7 same thing as day 6 and headache got more severe. Day 8 now. This is when I did my research about this drug and read everyone’s different experiences on here.. Some were all similar to what I was feeling.. I got so angry and depressed and couldn’t even focus at work... My heart was pounding very fast/I couldn’t sleep my head was pounding/my legs were stone cold. My arms were tingling - my mouth was dry and made me have a bad breath/I was not able to hold any liquid down or food. I would go throw it up... I stayed in the restroom trying to poop and couldn’t. It felt like a lifetime :: the next morning I threw them all away and said hell no!!!!
I’m still recovering from this and I’m so scared. Never again am I going to take the easy way out. It is not worth it!!! This will mess you up mentally and physically!!!! Do it the old school way. Exercising and eating right!!!! Stay away from this. I’m glad I was able to stop immediately and it only took 8 days for my health to deteriorate. By the way I opened the capsule and it all white dust. Who knows what is all mixed but it’s deadly.
Powerful. I started with 1/2 dose then quickly went up to 1 full dose. In the beginning, it does give you an energy boost and makes you talk and want to move around a lot but it does not help with concentration. Slowly I started to feel no effects and was hungry despite the pill. Dehydration is a big negative as well as cotton mouth. I forgot to eat often and the lack of food led to confusion. Then when I ate I felt like it wore off.
After awhile taking it didn't make me less hungry so I stopped taking it. It feels horrible coming off of it. Nausea, anxiety, twisted stomach, baggy eyes, gag reflex a lot. I started taking 1/4 dose and felt like it was easier on the side effects but again stop taking it and detox was bad. You're not supposed to drink with this stuff and trust me, it's not a good idea. You can drink more but you become super dehydrated and overall feel like ** the next day. Overall, if you start this I suggest starting with 1/4 of the prescribed dose and be careful to know the side effects when you come off.
I had about 30 lbs to lose, went to a weight loss clinic near me and the doctor recommended Phentermine. I was taking it for about a month and started to notice hair loss but I didn't put two and two together at first. I decided to go online and found out that phentermine causes hair loss although the doctors never tell you about this side effect nor is it listed on the bottle as I would never have taken it if I knew. I took it about two and a half months before I found out and stopped taking it immediately. My hair is very thin and I have started taking many vitamins, etc.to try to get it back to normal. I believe the doctors don't tell you about this side effect on purpose because they know that many women would not take it if they knew this. I will never take it again. I also had heart palpitations, dry mouth and constipation. This is a terrible product!
I believe taking Phentermine causes multiple sclerosis. After taking Phentermine for a month my daughter lost vision in her left eye. I rushed her to the hospital because she's only 25 years old. Was diagnosed with MS. She has never had any type of medical problems prior to taking this medication. I would give this product no stars if I could.
Would rate a zero if I could. I went to a dr regarding my difficulty losing weight. I am 49 and despite by regular activity, the 30 lbs I need to lose don't budge. He prescribed me Phentermine - 15mg when I wake up and 15 mg an hour after breakfast. I started 8 days ago and up until last night, the only side effects were dry mouth and staying up later than normal. In the middle of the night last night I woke up feeling off balance, just rolling over I felt off. I sat up and the room started to spin over and over. What felt like an eternity, only lasted maybe 15 seconds (15 seconds too long for me).
I called my dr who said that vertigo is a side effect and to cut the dose in half. I also called the pharmacy. They said for the short time I am on it there is no need to wean off, so I am DONE with this pill. They say there is no magic pill and it's true. I praise those who have found weight loss success, but at what cost? I am otherwise healthy with a beautiful family. I am sorry I brought myself to a low point to rely on a pill to "fix" what I should do by eating better. DO NOT TAKE IT. NOT WORTH THE PRICE OF YOUR HEALTH.
I feel like Phentermine has ruined my life. I'm a 27 year old female and other than being overweight, I have always been healthy. I complained to my doctor about not being able to lose weight so he sent me to a weight loss clinic and they prescribed me phentermine 37.5. Day 1, I had dry mouth, a lot of energy and no appetite. I thought it was great. I was barely eating and drinking almost a gallon of water a day. Day 2 and 3, same side effects but now I couldn’t sleep. I decided to take half a dose for Day 4 and 5 and was finally able to sleep. I continued taking the full dose on Day 6.
By Day 9, I had lost 11lbs and I was ecstatic. But that was also the night I ended up in the ER. My resting heart rate was 180. I was shaking, pale and my lips were blue. I honestly thought I was going to die. They did blood work, and EKG. Both came out fine. I was told to stop taking the medication and that things would get better. Things did not get better. I was told to follow up with my PCP 2 days later but was unable to because of Thanksgiving. I had to wait 6 days before going to my doctor's appointment. During those 6 days of waiting - EVERYTHING I DID ELEVATED MY HEART RATE. Walking would make it go to 130, getting dressed 150, walking up stairs 165. Even laying in bed it would sometimes go up to 120. I literally was scared to get out of bed until my follow up appointment.
I finally was able to go to my PCP. They performed another EKG. It was fine. But he was concerned he heard something in my right lung and feared it was a blood clot. He sent me to the ER again. I spent the day getting every test done, blood work, xrays, EKGs, ultrasounds. You name it. They did it. Every test came out perfectly fine. They sent me home. But still, everything I do elevates my HR. I am exhausted, feel like I cant breathe and it feels like someone is sitting on my chest. I am terrified to do anything because as soon as I do my HR goes up. I am suppose to follow up with my doctor in another 2 days. I was told if it doesn’t improve I may need to get on medications to control my HR.
Had I known this pill would cause all of this harm I would have never taken it. I wanted a shortcut and easy way out. And now I dont even feel like myself. Please just try to eat healthy and work out, slowly but surely. Ive done it before and regret not trying to lose weight the healthy way again because now I can barely even walk without feeling out of breath. I’ve been off of the medications for 7 days with no improvements. If this review can stop anyone from taking this pill I will be happy it saved someone.
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