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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.
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.
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.
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.
Got this after 2 years of chronic neck pain and migraines that prevented me from working out. I was very active and when I started getting medical issues I was unable to work out as much but I was continuing to eat without burning off those additional calories. Gained over 50 pounds which made my medical issues worse so my Dr. prescribed **. I did get headaches for the first 3 days then took half of pill the 4th day. With half of pill I still had cravings so the 5th day took the whole pill and my headaches subsided. Side effects for me were constipation but I took fiber gummies and that helped. Also insomnia. I usually slept 8 hours but on this I slept 5-7 and couldn't fall back asleep. It did help with energy and I was more motivated work out.
Lost 16 lbs the first month, 13 the second month and I'm on my last month right now hoping to lose at least another 10. You MUST adapt to a healthy lifestyle and exercise. This is not a miracle drug where you take it and still eat crappy. Don't take it and still eat McDonald's and not exercise. Because it's a stimulant you will have more energy and if you just sit around then it will cause you to be jittery. I think the cravings will come after my 3 months but I am hoping my body is less hungry since I have been used to eating smaller portions. Overall ** helped me start getting my life back.
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