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I am a 47 year old female who has been on the weight roller coaster for a while. A friend recommended Phentermine to me. She had great results with it. I spoke to my doctor about it, and after having the blood work and EKG she agreed to prescribe it for 3 months only. My doctor said "This will jump start your metabolism." She told me to lose 10-20 pounds in a 3 month period and then stop taking it.
My results so far are amazing. The day I started Phentermine, I also started the keto diet. I am a pro at keto... no carbs, no sugar etc.. I will be very honest and tell you the 1st day on Phentermine was very abnormal. I took the 37.5 pill very early in the morning. I didn't have time to eat breakfast. I went to work and was very jittery, dry mouth, I had heart palpitations and thought to myself "OMG I don't think I can take this anymore." I forgot to eat lunch, I had absolutely no appetite. I could not sleep on night one. On day 2 it was very different. I only experienced dry mouth. I am eating a lot less. I lost 11 pounds in the 1st 7 days. I believe a lot of that is water weight.
So I am on day 10 today. I love it. My family and co-workers have already noticed a difference in my body and face. I drink a lot of water and I am thinking about joining a gym. I have read all of the mixed reviews. All I can say is it is working for me so far. My doctor refuses to give it to anyone more than 3 months because she claims it can become addictive. So I have a 3 month window to get the weight off. So far so good.
The first time I used Phentermine, I had a great experience! I am 5'2" and weighed about 145 lbs. I lost 20 lbs. after a month of use along with CrossFit exercise. My side effects were: Dry-mouth (which I thought worked out great since I needed to drink plenty of water to get healthy) and the second side effect was an insanely high libido (which initially worked out great for my husband but it got to the point where he couldn't keep up 3x a day at least for a few weeks!). I will say on my workout rest days my heart would race if I took Phentermine without working out. So I would end up jogging or using the elliptical just to sweat it out a bit!
The second time I used Phentermine was 4 years later. Same situation, had 20 pounds I wanted to shed and because my first experience was overall great I didn't think twice about using Phentermine to help reach my goal. The very first morning, pill number 1, I was very excited. Took the pill, drank plenty of water and drove to run some errands before hitting the gym. I began getting very agitated at everything, drivers, people, grocery staff, everything just drove me mad!
I got home to drop off my groceries and I began having suicidal thoughts. Mind you, aside from a little weight gain I dont have any medical issues, I dont take any other medications. I've never had any mental health problems and I've never contemplated suicide in any way shape or form! However, on this day I began to have thoughts about how everyone would be better off without me, how I'm such a failure, etc. (I am happily married with 3 well behaved kids. All honor students never given me any grief to condone me feeling this way.)
I dropped everything and told my daughter what was happening to me. She did her research and threw away the pills and kept filling me up with water in a desperate attempt to flush it out of my system. I spent the next 24 hours wanting to kill myself. Literally, planning how I should die! Wtf?! As soon as it left my system I was back to normal. My period wasnt due for another 10 days so I know I wasnt PMSing and even if I was I've never experienced such a thing. Worst day of my life! Never again! PLEASE BEWARE BEFORE TRYING THIS DRUG!!!
I lost over 40 pounds using Phentermine. This was after 7 years of failing at weight loss... I'm over 40 and pre-menopausal. Weight loss had become really hard. I had put on 50 pounds from the time i was 36 to 42. The biggest side effect I experienced was sleeping less... I would wake up at 4am and really couldn't sleep after that. But it helped my control my appetite enough to redefine my portion sizes and to start controlling my macros. I also started weight training, walking, and running every day. The drug is only one part of the weight loss equation. I've been on it for 4 months now and I feel like the side effects are getting worse (shortness of breath, dry mouth, difficulty sleeping) so I'm taking a break and seeing if I can still lose weight without it.
On half dose for 4 days. Can barely walk. I have been on Phentermine before and the only issues I had were depression, headaches, and insomnia. This time it is extreme back pain, hip pain, legs feel like lead and hurt like hell. Feet burn and tingle, arms hurt, red eyes, insomnia, and suicidal thoughts. Read some other people stayed on it with the leg pain, and then the pain was permanent! I am 54 years old, 213 pounds, active and enjoy walking, gardening, etc. I feel like I am 100 years old on this drug, walk with a shuffle because of the pain, can't hardly get out of a chair. Did I mention brain fog, 1 to 2 hours of sleep?? Horrible drug. I would rather be fat and happy than thin and in constant pain.
Taken it off and on for years. The doctor is only supposed to prescribe it to you for a short time. I unfortunately am addicted to this medication. My body is used to it. I've had good success with weight loss but in trying to come off, my appetite is much WORSE than before and the withdraw is bad as I have tried several times.. To be honest you have to be willing to change your food habits permanently and exercise. It's a good jumpstart which is all it was ever supposed to be. Do not depend on it too much, or it will be pointless and possibly cause more harm than good.
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TL;DR- Make sure you have enough time and focus for a healthy balanced lifestyle and diet. Personally I don’t and it affected me horribly. I’ve been having my period every other month for 3-4 weeks at a time. It’s been very heavy and also emotionally draining. I felt incredibly shaky and like my mind was scattered, and it left me severely constipated. I just wish there were more answers about this either from doctors or online but it’s very minimal and not helpful for what happened to me. Hoping that as soon as I stop taking it that everything will go back to normal.
I started taking phentermine right after the start of the new year to kickstart losing weight at a 5’2 20 year old that let myself gain 50+ once I got into a serious relationship. At first every time I stepped on the scale I would be so happy because I’d felt like I had really done it but unfortunately my schedule and habits don’t allow the healthiest or recommended lifestyle. I WANT TO ADD BECAUSE IT IS VERY RELEVANT THAT I AM ON THE NEXPLANON IMPLANT!!!! Two months and I dropped 20 pounds because I was never awake for breakfast or hungry for lunch so I would eat dinner. And then be awake all night because I’d take it at ten in the morning. At work my heart would race and my mind would be all over the place and I figured it would settle as I got used to the medication. Instead I became shaky and confused.
After one month on the medication I began to get my period. I thought it was strange and looked up nexplanon side effects because I’ve had it for two years and haven’t had much of a period yet. It was the week after my phentermine doctors visit that I got it and 3 weeks it went on so I told my phentermine doc about it and he said with the girls who bring it up to him and are also on nexplanon usually say this happens to them as well. It was incredibly heavy so I just figured he’s right and it will go away on its own. Well it did go away but a month later it was back and just as long and as heavy as before. Meanwhile I’m still dizzy and nothing tastes quite right and I’m INCREDIBLY constipated. I personally was afraid of laxatives so that is my next option but I was down to going MAYBE 2x a week if I was lucky and eating enough. More often it would have an abnormal amount of mucus in it and recently just mucus.
Some of these things don’t line up and I started to get scared. I tried bringing it up to someone and they just said I’m pregnant and wouldn’t hear me out. I’m not pregnant and I’m suffering but here I am still taking phentermine because I’m scared of the withdrawal and I fear that I won’t keep up with my weight loss. Yes these things are my fault but I also think that when I bring these concerns to the doctor that they’d recommend taking me off of it. And of course no one should be looking for answers on the internet but that was my last option and even searching this thread I feel like I don’t really know if anyone is experiencing anything similar and unfortunately I only know my sister who is taking the medication as well but everything is smooth sailing for her. It’s just something I feel so alone in and no one seems to have helpful answers.
I have never done well with anti depressants and after these five months and my appointment on Thursday I will be taking myself off of it to see if I can go back to never having a period and going at least once a day. I think it’s more important to have a healthy balanced lifestyle and diet first before allowing yourself this aid. Because without it I think you’ll be miserable.
One dose of 15 mg was the most horrible experience! I’ve taken diet pills in the past and none have done what this one did. The first thing that happened was muscle spasms in my neck and upper back followed by what felt like the worst sinus headache ever. It did not suppress my appetite at all but instead made me want to eat everything in sight! Later in the day I began experiencing extreme fatigue and frequent urination. Then diarrhea in the afternoon followed by uncoordinated movements and slurred speech. Irritability and depression and extreme appetite!
Parts of the day felt like “couch lock” that you get when smoking certain strains of **. You know you need to get up to drink, go to bathroom, etc. but can’t move unless you absolutely have to. This is only a good thing when you want to feel this way! I just came if HCG diet and was concerned about overeating. This drug is not the way to go! It could’ve been a bad reaction to absorption rate due to HCG, I don’t know. But no drug is worth this much despair and pain! This was first day first dose of Phentermine. Never again.
I’ve had several people I know take Phentermine with great success, and they all felt great. I discussed it with my doctor and she prescribed it, told me to take 1/2 a pill for the first week, then the full dose after that. Day one, I take the 1/2 pill and followed doctor's orders. I was eating my small frequent meals, drank a lot of water, I was determined to make it work. Within a few hours I noticed a lot of pressure in my eyes, an uncomfortable pressure in my neck, and a headache. I usually get headaches so I wasn’t terribly concerned at first, but as the day went on, it just got worse.
Not long after my husband got home he suggested I go lay down. The headache was so intense I was crying in pain, and vomiting. I should have gone to the ER, but I didn’t have a way there and felt too sick to drive myself. I think my blood pressure was dangerously high, I’m lucky I didn’t have a stroke or heart attack. I stopped after one day; only half a pill. I would have liked for it to work, but at this point I wish I had never taken it.
I tried this drug for 4 weeks. I had no side effects whatsoever until the 4th week, my last week. I found I couldn't use the bathroom. It's like my bowels have stopped. My stomach digests the food but its like it just sits in my intestines. That was two months ago and now I take laxatives to go because I'm afraid I won't if I don't. I tried not to take the laxatives, but then it appears the problem hadn't changed. I know the side effects are constipation, but I'm not even constipated. I just feel the urge to go.
Can anyone share some insight please? I'm worried this will last forever and I desperately want to have more children with my husband. But how can I if I live on laxatives? Sure enough these laxatives will hurt me even more so in the long run. I'm praying to god this goes back to normal. I am hating this every day. If anyone here is thinking about trying this, DON'T! Please. I only started this because my mother-in-law has been off and on it for years and I thought it would be great for me too. I only took this product for 4 weeks! I am terrified or what my life will be like if I can't fix this. If I can't have another baby I'm worried my husband will leave me and I love him so much.
I am 27, 5'2 and start weight 208.5. I had a baby 9 months ago. I struggled losing weight since my early 20s and since my family have multiple illnesses I wanted to prevent that. I spoke to my doctor about weight loss management - she addressed me that she had to run blood work and a EKG in order for me to take Phentermine. After results all came back good (No diabetes, thyroidism, kidney failure, heart problems and no high blood pressure) she said I was good to go. I took it the first day and I totally felt off - like shaky, nervous and definitely no appetite. I took early as I could in the morning (8-9 am) since it tends to last throughout the day so by bedtime it will wear off and let you sleep.
The second day, I started to consume a lot of water and ate something small and healthy to prevent the same feeling again. Thereafter, it has suppressed my appetite and my late night cravings. I replaced my addiction of soda with water. I been on it on total so far 3 weeks. I do get really bad headaches/migraines even if I do eat and rarely constipation. So far I have shed 12 lbs and that is not counting this week (week 3) and last weight check-in of 196.3. If anyone interested, I do recommend seeing a doctor first and get blood work done to prevent interaction of medications or adverse side effects! Other than that, follow instructions and read side effects just to be in the know of allergic reactions. Best of luck, God bless.
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