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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 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.
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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.
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 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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