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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.
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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 was a 90kg woman and I realized I need to change for the better. I have no serious health condition but I was kinda terrified when I step on the scale and it shows the weight that might bring me health troubles in the future. Most of my previous effort on losing weight doesn't work. After losing a few pounds I gained them back more. I stop taking diet pills or slimming products as I learnt that they won't do my liver good. So I went for doctor for consultation and he prescribed that I take Phentermine 30mg slow release.
Since it is an appetite suppressant I hardly feel hungry. 1st week after taking Phentermine, I experienced severe dry mouth and bad breath. There was a day I didn't realized I drank about 4L and I had muscles cramps and felt very tired due to mineral lost. I kept going to the toilet as I pee a lot. The whole week I had trouble sleeping, felt lightheaded and nausea. No appetite but super thirsty. I don't crave for anything but good thing was I still have energy. So I mostly do minor workout. I lost 4kg the 1st week. Probably lose all the water weight. I had other side effects like minor depression, headache and sometimes I felt like vomiting. Almost give up taking it on the 2nd week but glad that I kept it going until 1 month. To be honest, I don't like what I felt when I took the medicine. I felt healthier without it. But it truly shows weight reduction. After the 3rd week, my weight was 84kg. I lose 6kg in just 3 weeks.
After 30 days, I decided not to consume it anymore... I experienced the withdrawal of Phentermine effects about 2 days. I was super tired but that's it. No more lightheaded, dry mouth, nausea, insomnia. I sleep better. So I keep eating low carbs diet, exercise regularly and maintain to drink at least 2.5L a day and I still lose weight. I'm glad I don't have to being dependable on the drug anymore. 4 months without Phentermine my weight now is 72kg. 6kg to go to reach my goal!
What I wanna say here is that Phentermine is good for you to kick start your change of lifestyle if you never been on any strict diet before. It helps to train your body to endure low carb intake while provide you energy. Yes, the side effects are very unpleasant to me. Never in my life I felt such suffering. I regret letting myself gained weight in the 1st place. Never take this medicine for long term as it can be addictive and dangerous. If you experience severe headache please stop taking it and consult to your doctor as this medicine may trigger high blood pressure and other health problems. It's safer if you take it about a month and keep going fit without it then. As side effects may varies according to individual, you can do more research about this medicine. Good luck to you! May you achieved your desired weight and be healthy!
I started on Phentermine couple months after deciding to make some life changes and to lose weight. I am 5'4", female, and I got careless and comfortable. I lived in my own ignorant bliss of eating whatever I wanted and saw a picture taken of me. I was horrified. I stepped onto the scale, almost 170 lbs. I took tape measurements and began my journey. I ate a balanced diet. Not extreme, not a fad, not a liquid, not anything but balanced. Carbs with protein so the body with synthesize the protein, plenty of water, and made sure to also allow a treat or two every day to keep from going insane on "cheat or treat days."
As I watched 20 lbs drop, I added in the ** at 37.5 mg per day. Huge difference after that. I felt energized, alive, and positive in the process. I believe I have undiagnosed depression. Nothing extreme or dangerous, but it was enough that I felt tired all the time, no energy, and wanted to be locked in a dark room all the time. After starting phentermine, I feel what normal and happy has always looked like to me. I feel energized and full of life. I can get things done... chores around the house, errands, work, etc and it not be a struggle every day.
Now, a couple things here. Phentermine use requires a high water intake. About 7-8 bottled waters a day while on it. The dry mouth effect that many get while on this med is fixed with water. Dry mouth and less saliva production can create a breeding ground for tooth-decaying bacteria and if you are not drinking enough water, your dentist will be the tell all. Your teeth will show the problem, as in cavities and such. Hydrate! Not just for your teeth, but because your body needs it and especially while on this med.
Also be aware that phentermine will more than likely result in a false positive for amphetamines in a urinalysis. Depending on how much you use and how long you use it will determine how it will show on a test. I took a urine screen not 20 minutes ago after taking 37.5 mg of phentermine at about 7:30 am this morning. Faint line indicated that there was a presence of amphetamine in my system, but it was not enough to create a true false positive. I showed the RX bottle to the nurse to prove legal usage of this med and saw my "A" line... very faint, but present. Lack of line indicates a positive. My overall reading was negative. If you choose to use this med, please make your employer/drug tester aware of it, as it can be a career ender if you fail a test over a false positive.
Overall, I like Phentermine a lot. I feel better, inside and out. I am functional again, happy, positive, and productive. Do not overuse it, do not abuse it, do not fail to feed and hydrate your body. This is a medical supplement, not a magic bullet. Balance out your diet, hydrate, get exercise, rest, and this will change your life for the better.
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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.
I started taking Phentermine 6 months ago I was losing weight really good. My last month changes started to happen. I was enraged at everything. I felt like a balloon about to burst. I've never felt that way before. I became withdrawn and has mood swings. I wasn't sleeping. My heart was pounding. My mouth was dry and so were my eyes. I had to have a colonoscopy and they told me to stop taking the meds 5 days before I did. When they hooked me up to the monitor I was told my heart was beating resting 125bpm and they were going to have to give me medication to slow it down that I could have a stroke or heart attack that scared me half to death.
I looked it up when I go home and it has its own name Phen-rage?? I read on about it and I believe it to be dangerous. It was the other half of the ** back in the day that many women died young from heart disease. I don't think it's worth the damage to your body trying to lose weight just get yourself on a diet plan and exercise. I'd never ever take these again or any other diet pill. Read up before you take this. Has I know the side effects I wouldn't have taken them. I stopped them immediately and have slowly come back. Please read Phen-rage you will see how dangerous this medication is.
Phentermine works. Benefits: Healthier, Sexier, More Confident, and Better Sex, your old clothes starts to fit again. Pitfalls: Anxiety, Deep Depression, Sleeplessness, and Constipation, and Bad Mood Swings.
Phentermine is meant to be used in conjunction with diet and exercise. If you can put all three together for a month or two, you'll see some results. The key is to learn to exercise and eat properly while on the diet. Because when you stop using Phentermine, your appetite will come back in full force. If you have a balanced diet and a solid exercise routine when you stop, then you should be able to maintain the results.
For men, the side effects can be brutal. I suffered from high libido but also erectile dysfunction. Your genitalia may shrink some. Just these sexual health changes alone are enough to cause mental health issues. That's not including increased blood pressure, dry mouth, etc. If you are at a point where you are close to your goal weight, and can stand the side effects the drug may cause, they definitely go for it under the supervision of your doctor. It definitely can help.
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