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I had reached my highest weight. 5'3 ft at 215lbs. I looked like a trolled naked. I was getting rashes and infections under my heavy breasts constantly. I had no energy. I was grumpy. Seemed like I was only happy when I was cooking or baking or eating. I started to feel really depressed and sad. I started drinking. One day I rolled out of bed and said enough is enough. I called my doctor and told her the whole story. She agreed it sounds like my drive was there to change but I didn't a push start and someone to hold me accountable for my weight loss. She referred me to a local medical weight loss program. The physician there made me promise to stick with it. I promised. He prescribed me Phentermine (30mg). I take it daily in the morning on an empty stomach. I immediately started a routine so my body can get used to changes in my eating habits slowly. I start out every morning with protein shake. I drink water a lot throughout the day.
One of the side effects is dry mouth. So water intake does definitely increase. For lunch I usually have a heart healthy wrap and for dinner I have various salads. I sometimes have Graham crackers with strawberry jam for dessert. I've been on it for 1.5 months and have lost 15 pounds so far. I feel better and have a lot of energy now. I will be taken off of it for a month to see how I feel without it. Legally medical professionals have to ween you off like that because it is classified as a narcotic which can be addictive for some people. All in all I'm glad I decided to make the lifestyle change instead of just continuing to ** about my weight and not doing anything about it. I recommend giving it a try if you need that extra push...but always consult your primary care physician first.
I took Phentermine 2 years ago and successfully lost a lot weight. When the pandemic hit, I started to gain a lot of weight. I felt really depressed and I turned to food for comfort and after eating I felt bad and more depressed because of what I ate. I started the habit of going to McDonald’s and eating fast food or take out. I searched for ways to lose weight, working out inside the home and outside since gyms were closed due to the pandemic. Nothing helped. I would give up and gorge on food. Being overweight sucks really bad. My self esteem was so low.
I restarted the phentermine again and I feel awesome. Keep in mind that the only reason why I gained weight after phentermine the first time I took it, was only because I made horrible food choices. This time around, I want to learn to eat healthier and stick to it. I needed this to help me stop the addiction of eating fast food. Side effects; I can’t sleep at night sometimes. Dry mouth and sometimes a headache.
Everyone is different but if you need to change your life, this is it. Take phentermine short term and get in the habit of healthy eating but don’t deprive yourself to cheat days. Work out and live a happier life. Grow new and healthy habits. Work on yourself, try new things in life. Eventually you won’t have phentermine and those habits will stick and you’ll be a happier you! Phentermine got me out of a dark place I was in the whole year of 2020 (covid-19) and if you are in one, try it out but don’t give up too fast. Insomnia and headaches get better and you’ll be happier and happier every single day.
I am finishing up my first month on Phentermine. I go back to my doctor this upcoming week to discuss my experience so far and if she will keep me on it or not. I am a 22, almost 23 year old, female and at the start of this journey I weighed 247lbs, at 5'7''. I carry my weight pretty well with my height and body type, but I realize at this age, it's awful that I was just 50 pounds away from being 300 pounds. And that does a lot to your self esteem.
I got married in 2018 and weighed 170-175 and was in a size 8-12, varied based on company. I was on birth control and it had a horrible effect on me. I gained weight very quickly and had stretch marks everywhere, struggled with depression, mood swings, etc. I eventually got off of birth control after about a year of being on it because of the awful side effects it had on me. I was now 50 pounds heavier and miserable. My brother then passed away in 2019 and I suffered severely with depression and anxiety. Put on about 25 more pounds in about 6 months after that. I weighed in on a friend's scale in Feb. 2020 and when I saw 245, something had to change.
I tried calorie deficit and worked out and after 3 months of doing that, I only lost 6 pounds. I just quit trying, especially due to the pandemic, and got lazy again. I finally was prompted by mom who is in the medical field, and she told me I needed to get checked for diabetes, thyroid issues, etc. Luckily, all of my testing came back normal excluding my Vitamin D levels, which were super low.
My doctor offered a 30-day prescription of Phentermine and told me she would monitor me closely, as well as a prescription strength Vitamin D that I take once a week for 8 weeks. I have a dry mouth, increased heart rate when exercising, and if I don't work out, I deal with insomnia. My resting heart rate is about 70-80 and when working out it's at 150-175. I am down about 14 pounds and I am looking to weigh about 170ish again. I have read many horror stories and that's just not my case. Everyone is different.
I’m 62 and had Spinal Fusion Surgery in 2017. My recovery period was about a year. I was always active, mostly walking 3 times a week. Soon I gained lots of weight. I’m 5ft 7 inches and I weighed 255 lbs. I tried the 1200 calorie diet and did lose 10 lbs. Then, after 3 months I leveled off. I went to my PCP and asked for help. He prescribed Phentermine 30 mgs a day. I ate like a Bird for 3 weeks. Lost over 22 lbs and was still losing. I also drank lots of water to help the dry mouth. I never felt better. However, my Sex life was Zero. I was having trouble performing in the Bedroom. I was embarrassed???? My wife of 40 years said it happens to men as they get older. It has never happened to me.
I did some research and found out that Phentermine for men causes severe ED. Yes you lose lots of weight, but your Sex life goes away. I stopped it cold Turkey. 2 weeks later my Erections were back like I was 40. No issues whatsoever. Sex 3 times a week. So I am saying Guys monitor yourself while on this medication. Let your Doctor know what’s going on. I now take it once a week instead of daily. Things are looking up again????
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 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.
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.
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.
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