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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.
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First time writing a review- but I have found them so helpful so I think this may help someone else. I am 53 and 5’7” 165 pounds. My goal weight is 139 (want to under 140) and BMI goal is between 21-24. In work out every day for 45 minutes of cardio. I have been on the low carb and no sugar bandwagon for nine years and it has kept me at the same weight after losing 30 pounds and changed my life and health completely. However with the hormone changes, I suddenly gained 20 pounds and hadn’t changed how I eat or my workout routine. Very frustrating. I am in good health and take no prescription medication. I went to a weight loss and hormone clinic to deal with menopause symptoms and weight gain as a result.
I was prescribed 37.5 mg of Phentermine with the idea of taking only half to start. I want to tell anyone who starts this journey that each person is different and dosage sensitive. You have to play around with times and dosage to find your sweet spot for being effective and diminishing the side effects. I had terrible insomnia, dry mouth, heart palpitations, and constipation. Was told they would go away. I stopped after three weeks because the insomnia became a deal breaker. Symptoms went away. Fast forward three months and I started reading all the verifiable reviews- all 33 pages. Also the new research on low dosage (8-10 mg) Phentermine and it’s effectiveness and FDA as well as medical approval after clinical trials. This was important to me.
I cut the 37.5 mg into 1/4 pills. Not easy but with tablets you can do it. Ask for tablets not capsules. I take it right when when I get up at 6 am. It has been two weeks. I still had insomnia even on this low dose for three days. I started taking 10 mg of ** and that did the trick. Still had minor dry mouth but it’s fine because I drink a lot of water. I switched to decaf green tea in the morning. Still had some constipation issues so started Metamucil (sugar free) in the morning. Again, this works. No heart palpitations. Still have energy and very diminished appetite. Have lost 8 pounds. This can work and can be safe if you work with your sensitivity to it and push through minor side effects. Not for everyone if you have serious side effects, then reconsider. Good luck to everyone.
I’m a 30 year old female, I was 57 lbs over the weight I wanted to be. Started Phen in 7/2019 and now, 10/2019 I took my last pill. It’s been exactly 3 months today. So far I’ve lost 28 lbs. It did not fall off like it did for some people. I did change my diet and workout more. I didn’t give up Alcohol and I feel like that was the problem for me. I didn’t drink much but I had a drink every now and then. Side effects: dry mouth, tremors (after 2.5 months) and chest pain (at 2.5 months). Not even sure if the chest pain is related but I ended up in the ER and they filled everything else out so it has to be that.
I have another month of the pills let but I’m going to give myself a month off to see if I can lose weight on my own or at least keep the weight off. I’m scared I’m going to gain it all back. I’ve been reading reviews about people who did but they didn’t exercise while on the pill. I’m at the gym everyday. Overall, I am very satisfied and would recommend it as a boost to get your weight loss started. I’m so mad that my chest is hurting the way it is though. Other than those two side effects, I haven’t had any issues with it. I didn’t lose nearly as much weight as I wanted to or thought I would but I’m happy with where I’m at. Everyone is different so base your decision off what you and your provider talks about. Anyone who writes a review who has had the very health conditions that they say don’t take the pills with is ridiculous to say they don’t recommend. Just be smart about it, listen to your body and make smart decisions.
I’ve seen so many negative reviews I felt compelled to write one (I never write reviews). At 43 yrs old I was 5’6” and weighed 145 lbs when I fell 6’ off of a ladder and, among other things, tore my ACL and broke my tibia. My injuries had me pretty much immobile for months and thanks to the injuries, combined with a move to a new state and depression, the weight started packing on. Within a year I gained 78 lbs going from 145 lbs to 223 lbs. This only increased the depression. I lived every single day miserable and uncomfortable with sleep apnea, chest pains daily (I was convinced I was going to have a heart attack at any moment) and detesting myself. I was depressed to the point where I was suicidal, even making lists of ways I could kill myself. Then January 2019 came and I was determined to turn things around. I changed my diet and was vigilant about working out.
I didn’t want the scale to define my idea of success but after a month and losing only 2 lbs (I wasn’t packing on muscle either) I was completely discouraged. A co-worker told me about Phentermine so I found a Dr and got started on my journey. I lost 20.6 lbs within my first month. My depression subsided, I felt genuinely happy for the first time in 4 years, and it wasn’t just because I was losing weight. I logged everything I ate and stayed within the 1200 calories my Dr recommended. I cut out all alcohol, pasta, rice, potatoes etc and ate really healthy. Early side effects were severely dry throat/nose, occasionally itchy and sleeplessness.
In those early days I took melatonin to ensure I got a good nights sleep. Fast forward 6 months and I have lost 70 lbs, no more depression/sleep apnea/chest pains. I do, however, have severe constipation. I try to eat a lot of fiber rich foods (which don’t seem to really help) and I drink a ton of water. I do have to rely on laxatives, which my body seems to have become a little resistant to. I started taking probiotics and those do seem to offer some relief. I would take constipation any day of the week over how I felt in January of this year. This drug has literally saved my life. It’s not a miracle drug, you have to do the work to be successful. I have no doubt I can maintain this weight loss when I wean off of the prescription because my health matters more to me than making poor food choices. The results I’ve seen with this far outweigh the one side effect I’ve had. I am so incredibly thankful for this!
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!
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.
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