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I had gastic bypass surgery 15 years ago, lost 95lbs. Had kept it off for 14yrs, a few pounds up and down but had always been able to easily lose anything that I gained. I have anaphylaxis and ended up having a reaction to an avocado that sent me to the ER and ultimately on a vent in the ICU. The large quantities of steroids I was given to save my life as well as the steroids I was prescribed after release helped pack on 7 lbs. My PCP told me not to worry, it was normally and it would eventual come off.
Fast forward 5 months to COVID #1, another round of steroids and 5 more pounds. Happy New Year ....and COVID #2 hits. Two rounds of steroids with this one and another 8lbs. So now here I am 20lbs heavier and no matter what I did or how little I ate, I could not drop the weight. Finally as a last effort, I asked my doctor to put me on a diet pill and he prescribed me Phentermine. I knew nothing of it past what he told me. Researched it while I was eating for my vitals to approved and felt that there was nothing that really made me nervous about taking. Take first 37.5 pill and could definitely tell something was coursing through my body, but it wasn't scary or uncomfortable; I was not jittery or nauseous, no racing heart. I slept 2 hours that night and drank 48 ounces of water however.
Day 2, the clarity and focus this pill has given me in my day to day is amazing. Apparently I've had adult ADHD all this time. Other than drinking massive amounts of water to try to satisfy my dry mouth, nothing negative. I replied at 7pm that night, that I hadn't eaten anything beside breakfast 12 hrs earlier. Never felt hungry at all. This was not uncommon for me with my bypass but over the past 5 years, I had started to get a hungry feeling in my stomachs when it was around the normal time I would eat. It was nice to not have that again.
Morning of day 3, decide to step on the scale cause I notice something different, I'm down 3.5lbs. Now before everyone yells water weight, you have to understand how easy it has always been for me to drop weight with my bypass. I could easily drop 2lbs a week without blinking but with all the steroids given to me, something changed. So far I have a positive outlook on the Phentermine. If anything it will reset my mind so I don't get a hungry feeling in my stomach anymore and I will be able to go back to my norm. I just want to wear my clothes again.
I had reached my highest weight. 5'3 ft at 215lbs. I looked like a trolled naked. I was getting rashes and infections under my heavy breasts constantly. I had no energy. I was grumpy. Seemed like I was only happy when I was cooking or baking or eating. I started to feel really depressed and sad. I started drinking. One day I rolled out of bed and said enough is enough. I called my doctor and told her the whole story. She agreed it sounds like my drive was there to change but I didn't a push start and someone to hold me accountable for my weight loss. She referred me to a local medical weight loss program. The physician there made me promise to stick with it. I promised. He prescribed me Phentermine (30mg). I take it daily in the morning on an empty stomach. I immediately started a routine so my body can get used to changes in my eating habits slowly. I start out every morning with protein shake. I drink water a lot throughout the day.
One of the side effects is dry mouth. So water intake does definitely increase. For lunch I usually have a heart healthy wrap and for dinner I have various salads. I sometimes have Graham crackers with strawberry jam for dessert. I've been on it for 1.5 months and have lost 15 pounds so far. I feel better and have a lot of energy now. I will be taken off of it for a month to see how I feel without it. Legally medical professionals have to ween you off like that because it is classified as a narcotic which can be addictive for some people. All in all I'm glad I decided to make the lifestyle change instead of just continuing to ** about my weight and not doing anything about it. I recommend giving it a try if you need that extra push...but always consult your primary care physician first.
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I took Phentermine 2 years ago and successfully lost a lot weight. When the pandemic hit, I started to gain a lot of weight. I felt really depressed and I turned to food for comfort and after eating I felt bad and more depressed because of what I ate. I started the habit of going to McDonald’s and eating fast food or take out. I searched for ways to lose weight, working out inside the home and outside since gyms were closed due to the pandemic. Nothing helped. I would give up and gorge on food. Being overweight sucks really bad. My self esteem was so low.
I restarted the phentermine again and I feel awesome. Keep in mind that the only reason why I gained weight after phentermine the first time I took it, was only because I made horrible food choices. This time around, I want to learn to eat healthier and stick to it. I needed this to help me stop the addiction of eating fast food. Side effects; I can’t sleep at night sometimes. Dry mouth and sometimes a headache.
Everyone is different but if you need to change your life, this is it. Take phentermine short term and get in the habit of healthy eating but don’t deprive yourself to cheat days. Work out and live a happier life. Grow new and healthy habits. Work on yourself, try new things in life. Eventually you won’t have phentermine and those habits will stick and you’ll be a happier you! Phentermine got me out of a dark place I was in the whole year of 2020 (covid-19) and if you are in one, try it out but don’t give up too fast. Insomnia and headaches get better and you’ll be happier and happier every single day.
I am finishing up my first month on Phentermine. I go back to my doctor this upcoming week to discuss my experience so far and if she will keep me on it or not. I am a 22, almost 23 year old, female and at the start of this journey I weighed 247lbs, at 5'7''. I carry my weight pretty well with my height and body type, but I realize at this age, it's awful that I was just 50 pounds away from being 300 pounds. And that does a lot to your self esteem.
I got married in 2018 and weighed 170-175 and was in a size 8-12, varied based on company. I was on birth control and it had a horrible effect on me. I gained weight very quickly and had stretch marks everywhere, struggled with depression, mood swings, etc. I eventually got off of birth control after about a year of being on it because of the awful side effects it had on me. I was now 50 pounds heavier and miserable. My brother then passed away in 2019 and I suffered severely with depression and anxiety. Put on about 25 more pounds in about 6 months after that. I weighed in on a friend's scale in Feb. 2020 and when I saw 245, something had to change.
I tried calorie deficit and worked out and after 3 months of doing that, I only lost 6 pounds. I just quit trying, especially due to the pandemic, and got lazy again. I finally was prompted by mom who is in the medical field, and she told me I needed to get checked for diabetes, thyroid issues, etc. Luckily, all of my testing came back normal excluding my Vitamin D levels, which were super low.
My doctor offered a 30-day prescription of Phentermine and told me she would monitor me closely, as well as a prescription strength Vitamin D that I take once a week for 8 weeks. I have a dry mouth, increased heart rate when exercising, and if I don't work out, I deal with insomnia. My resting heart rate is about 70-80 and when working out it's at 150-175. I am down about 14 pounds and I am looking to weigh about 170ish again. I have read many horror stories and that's just not my case. Everyone is different.
I’m 62 and had Spinal Fusion Surgery in 2017. My recovery period was about a year. I was always active, mostly walking 3 times a week. Soon I gained lots of weight. I’m 5ft 7 inches and I weighed 255 lbs. I tried the 1200 calorie diet and did lose 10 lbs. Then, after 3 months I leveled off. I went to my PCP and asked for help. He prescribed Phentermine 30 mgs a day. I ate like a Bird for 3 weeks. Lost over 22 lbs and was still losing. I also drank lots of water to help the dry mouth. I never felt better. However, my Sex life was Zero. I was having trouble performing in the Bedroom. I was embarrassed???? My wife of 40 years said it happens to men as they get older. It has never happened to me.
I did some research and found out that Phentermine for men causes severe ED. Yes you lose lots of weight, but your Sex life goes away. I stopped it cold Turkey. 2 weeks later my Erections were back like I was 40. No issues whatsoever. Sex 3 times a week. So I am saying Guys monitor yourself while on this medication. Let your Doctor know what’s going on. I now take it once a week instead of daily. Things are looking up again????
Yes Jennifer the exact same thing happened to me. I took TAGI Phentermine. It was fantastic. The KVK gave me raging headache and a reading appetite. I called TAFI and learned they are contacted to CBS so I contacted CVS and requested the TAGI version. I never tried SUN.
I am drinking a gallon of water a day, my mouth is extremely dry to the point of bad breath, I am on a low calorie diet, I'm exercising, no sugar, nothing but water. I usually would have loss weight but instead I'm not losing anything. I gain a pound instead. What is going on? I am so mad and ready to stop taking **. I'm seeing others drinking sugary drinks and eating not so healthy losing weight. I'm doing everything right and I am not losing weight. I am constipated and ** isn't giving me any energy. I'm forcing myself to move ahead working out.
I am trying to find someone with same experience. When I first tried phentermine, it worked great and suppressed my appetite. Recently I go another script, but this time it was a different manufacture. It has not suppressed my appetite AT ALL. I am starving and eating even more than normal. Sunrise is company whose product does not work. KVK Tech was the one that worked. I called pharmacy, but not allowed to return. Has anyone experienced the difference in manufacturer's products?
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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