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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.
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.
My first day taking Phentermine. I had it at 6am, fell back asleep, woke up at 730am, no symptoms. Went to work, feel fine but talked a lot more. It's been 9 hours since and I feel fine, mouth is not dry at all, no dizzy spells, no heart palpitation,s did sweat when I started to clean up. I had a power nap and don't feel starving I could eat if I wanted to but honestly can't be bothered making anything so I'll see how I feel in the morning. All I had today was peanut butter toast for dinner.
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 began taking Phentermine when I was 28 years old, I needed to lose 20 pounds. The medication gave me instant loads of energy and lifted All my depression. I felt like superwoman of the universe. I was happy and full of life. I excelled at my Nursing job. The weight fell off. I had no appetite. Most of all I could work 10 hrs daily and me and my fiance could dance all night. The only disturbing side effect at the time was very dry mouth. My self confidence soared. Since the medication took my depression away after I lost the 20 lbs I continued to take it. This medication most dangerous side effects are Addiction.
Long story short I became addicted to this Phentermine. I didn't want to live if I couldn't take a lot of it daily. I got down to 89 lbs and the same Dr was still prescribed it. I lost everything in life. I overdosed hundreds of times and nearly died many times. I couldn't hold down a job. Didn't want to live anymore. I was on this horrible drug for 4 years. The Drs will lie to you and tell you it's not addictive. Trust me it is. My advice don't take this drug....
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.
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