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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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
I started to use this medicine few days ago, and I literally forget to eat sometimes, I go to gym every other day. I look at this medicine as a reset button. No more snacking junk food or eating bad stuff (when you are on this medicine you really don't want to eat it). It usually takes 30 days to get rid of your habits and I believe this can provide you that. Of course this is not a magical pill and will help you get rid of all your unwanted weight. As I said before I believe this is a reset button. After that it is up to you to how to re-arrange your eating habits. One downside on this medicine is it definitely makes you thirsty, I drink around 4 liters of water now but hey water is good for you??? And if you are on this med and trying to lose weight do not drink soda instead of water. I am 35, 5'8" 204 pounds, 30 BMI, God bless all and good luck on your weight loss journey.
I'm 49 5'3 and started using Phentermine a year ago. I was 10 pounds overweight and no matter what I did, I could not budge the scale! Then I injured my knee and couldn't run anymore so my friend introduced me to it and I took it from August last year through the holidays. (You know how that can go!) I stopped taking it in January because I managed to lose 9 lbs and I was keeping off for the most part. But by June, I had gained it all back again. So, I'm on it again and for good I think...
My doctor told me I can take it forever. OK... I like it because I seriously think I struggled with mild ADHD and honestly, I take 1/2 a pill a day with my coffee in the morning and when I get to work (I'm a teacher) I am a MACHINE! I have so much energy, I'm not hungry, I'm super focused and my brain is so alive and sharp! I work hard all day and so when I get home, I wind down and by the time I go to bed, man I'm tired and I sleep like a baby!
I have lost 8-9 pounds, but I still can't seem to get to the ten pound mark. But hey, what's 1 silly pound. I'm happy. I will say that because of my knee injury, I've not been working out much and so I've lost some muscle in my legs. I plan to try some body pump classes to work on getting my muscle tone back and then maybe I'll actually lost that last pound. I've looked online about long term effects of using the drug, but I've not run across anything that look nefarious... yet. So, if you know of any, let me know!
I am 48 and have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I lost about 30 pounds over the past few years on my own by cutting out all carbs, sugars, etc. and doing hardcore cardio workouts 5-7 days a week. The weight loss did, however, came to a halt but I was adamant about reaching my goal weight and still needed to lose about 20-25 pounds in order to get there. I went to a clinic and spoke to a doctor about wanting to lose these last unwanted pounds. She prescribed Phentermine. And within just a few days my life began to unravel.
Although I had zero appetite, my energy level was nonexistent. I felt completely withdrawn, I had terrible brain-fog, felt lethargic and completely unmotivated. I didn't want to talk to anyone; I would find myself staring into space like a zombie. I felt nauseated, light headed, dizzy, had headaches. It was the most miserable week of my life. I could barely work, could NOT sleep (even though I was exhausted, the pills kept me up at night, ALL night) and was fighting with my partner and crying about everything he did or didn't do!
Normally I am a very positive and happy person but during the week I was on Phentermine, I felt horrible... almost **. Nothing made me happy, I was convinced my partner didn't love me, that I was useless, that I had no reason to live. I turned into a total nutcase. Even though I lost 4 pounds within the first few days, by the time the week was over, I stopped taking the drug. I am feeling so much better in the few days since stopping this medication. I feel in control of my emotions again and my mood is once again bright and sunny. I would urge anyone who takes this medication to watch your emotions closely and make sure you don't experience the side effects that I did. Bottom line -- be careful. Although this medication curbs your appetite, it also concerns me.
I know many put this medication in a bad light. But what I see is mostly people who take Phen with little to no understanding of how it works and struggle dealing with the side effects. I am a 25 year old young, healthy female. Last year I had a nightmarish experience after getting pregnant from a misplaced IUD and eventually having a miscarriage which, at that time, I had absolutely no idea and thought it was my period, just heavier blood flow from the IUD.
Fast forward a few days from that event, lots of pain, massive fever, went to the doctor to get told I had an infection and that had I not gone sooner I’ve would of gone into septic shock. My relationship started to fall apart, I had a bad split with my then bf, mainly his mom did not like me and low key did things to cause trouble so I’d leave (they were Jewish I wasn’t. I got hewed). He kept my things hostage in his apartment in another City. I flew back home. Things were pretty nasty.
Anyways. I'm 5’5 and I weighed 120 lbs on freshmen year college. By the time I got pregnant I was hitting close to 160 lbs. the whole pregnancy thing and all the meds I took to control the infection ** up my metabolism big time. I was riding 4-6 horses a day plus working out religiously. I was trying to eat as healthy as possible and I could not drop the pounds at all. I wasn’t necessarily obese, I was just thick and my body fat just refusing to go.
I was exhausted and in disbelief by how hard it got to lose weight when my body had normally fluctuated a few pounds here and there. My jeans wouldn’t fit, I wasn’t happy with my look, I felt ugly, but most importantly my current body shape was a reminder of all that fiasco with my ex and I just couldn’t really bare to be constantly reminded and frustrated. To the point I did consider lipo just to attack the stubborn areas, mostly inner thoughts and for the first time in my life, belly area. That’s how desperate I was after 6 months of trying my very best to eat clean, do weights, cardio etc.
Finally a friend introduced me to Phentermine. I have ADHD and used to take ** for it. I lost ridiculous amounts of weight on it and suffered bad anxiety to the point I was scratching my arm raw and a part of my head bald. It got me through college but I quit as soon as I finished finals to never take it again. So Phentermine is somewhat on the same family group and I already had an idea of how I reacted to **. I did extensive research before I started it. I had no medical provider supervise any of this. As expected I got hot flashes, dry mouth, had muscle cramps, my entire back ached, I had problems going to the bathroom, my heartbeat was accelerated and I could not sleep.
I made sure that during the time I took this med I had sleeping aids such as melatonin to counteract that effect, I also had vitamins and supplements that I started taking before and after Phen. I was not hungry at all, I could pass up a slice of pizza and go for the healthier meal option. I had control over my cravings and that was worth every single ugly side effect I had to go through. Everyone’s tolerance differs, some people are more sensitive. Side effects for me on a scale from 1-10 were probably a 6-7, and I have a high pain/tolerance threshold. I just felt sick the first two weeks and I even skipped taking Phen a few days to give my body a break and would lower the dose to half. If the cravings got unbearable I’d take a half a pill. I made sure that during those first weeks I did not have a thing major going on, so I would not overwhelm my body and myself with everything.
You need to listen to your body and be aware of how you feel. Most of the side effects faded after week 2 and I felt a lot better. But others remained, I was very productive and efficient, also extremely sad, but I already knew that these meds do cause these problems. So I did not let it take over. I’d just cry the feeling out till it got better, I knew how to counteract the sadness by hanging out with friends or going out on a walk with my dogs. I was pretty good at catching it before it snowballed into bad sadness. Then those side effects started to fade as well. I could eat while on Phen, the difference is that I had complete power over how much and what I ate. It felt so great.
Phentermine gets five stars because it changed my life. Sounds dramatic. I exactly don’t know how much weight I lost because I never kept track. I did lose inches and fat %. For the first time in over a year I fit into my old clothes and I can actually rock a bathing suit better than I ever had before. My metabolism is finally back to how it was. I am able to get away with a cheat meal and It won’t go directly to my waist, whereas before, I’d just get all bloated and felt big after having a slice of pizza for example. It’s refreshing and it’s motivated me to keep going.
It’s also helped with my ADHD. Wish this med could be taken long term. It’s effect on my hunger lessened at around 2 months, but it still helped with my ADHD. It’s like ** but without the crippling depression and harrowing anxiety attacks. I’d take one in the morning and by night my sleep was back and I was so on top of everything.
I am so happy I ran into Phen because I was really close to getting lipo. That’s how desperate I was. I am so happy by how my body changed. This pill works, but at a cost. I feel the side effects were worth every single bit for the results I got and money I saved. Please be very informed and mindful of your body before you take Phen. Go one step at a time and take recommended dose to get a mild feel of where you are at and gradually Increase it. Don’t go from 0 to 30+mg right off the bat.
Understand how your body and metabolism work and do not just starve yourself. Avoid muscle mass loss by trying to eat meals high in protein and low in fat/carbs, as well as having the right supplements at hand. Be smart about it. You will lose the fat as long as you remain under your caloric deficit. If you starve yourself you will lose muscle mass before your fat. Hope this helps.
I have taken this drug off and on for two years. I lost about 30 lbs a year ago. Once I stopped it, the weight came back. Recently I began taking it again. This time I had quite a scare at work one day, I almost had a stroke. My B.P. skyrocketed. It scared me, so now I take only half a pill along with a blood pressure med. So far, so good, but if it goes up again, I will stop it altogether. It is something that really works, but isn't the best med as far as safety. Be very careful.
I see a lot of negative reviews about Phentermine, so I felt compelled to share my success story with Phentermine. I'm 49 years old and I weighed 189 pounds at 5'8" and felt sluggish and had VERY high liver tests including 499 triglycerides. I was afraid to take Phentermine due to some of the reviews I read online, but in 2 months I'm down to 169 and have NEVER looked or felt better. I have energy and phentermine has helped me to not be EXTREMELY hungry from the time I wake up till the time I go to bed. I haven't had "racing" heart or any "headaches" either. I see my Doctor every 2 weeks in order to be monitored VERY closely, but I would definitely recommend Phentermine to anyone who needs to lose 30 pound like me.
Ever since I took this pill I've been having neurological problems I've never had before. I've experience, tingling all over my body, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. When I first started taking this medication it was last year 3/16 and I did lost 20 pounds. I stop taking the pills and restart in 11/16 but not sure why I experience the above symptoms. So I stopped taking them 1/17 and Glory to God. Symptoms stopped.
I am writing to you because I am a 34 year old otherwise healthy mother of 3 who has been suffering from neurological complications after completing almost 2 months of a Phentermine prescription given to me by my OB/GYN. I believe in the absence of other possible explanations, that my illness is related to my use of Phentermine for weight loss.
I will begin by describing my first symptoms: On February 2, 2018 I began to have symptoms of dizziness, rapid heart beat, chest pain and nausea. I went to my local ER. I told them I was on Phentermine. They gave me a chest x-ray, did blood work, ran an EKG then told me I had anxiety and sent me home with **. On the evening of 2/4/18 I developed binocular diplopia in addition to my remaining symptoms of dizziness and nausea. I went back to the ER 2/5/18. A CT without contrast was administered. I was treated for Benign Paroxysmal Vertigo and sent home.
On 2/7/18 I went back to the ER because I developed a severe headache in addition to the dizziness, nausea and binocular diplopia. I was treated for migraine and sent home, but a neurology referral was made, but I not until 2/19/18. On 2/9/18 I developed right sided facial droop in addition to my remaining binocular diplopia, dizziness and nausea with head pain. I called the neurologist's office that I had an appointment with and they told me to go to another ER where he was the neurologist on call. That ER then admitted me for MS/CVA. They ran an MRI and MRIA and both came back clean. The neurologist gave me over 250 mg of ** throughput the hospital course and told me to keep my follow-up on 2/19/18 with him. He said it must be an infection making my nerves inflamed.
On 2/12/18 I saw an ophthalmologist regarding my vision. He diagnosed me with Myasthenia Gravis and was concerned that the neurologist didn't test me for it while I was an inpatient. He said he would contact the neurologist and let him handle the subsequent testing and treatment for Myasthenia Gravis. I saw my neurologist 2/19/18 and he did NOT rule out the Phentermine as a cause of my problems. I had blood work done for Myasthenia Gravis, although he doesn't think that is what I have and now I wait for results.
Prior to all of this I have been healthy. Neurological and autoimmune disorders do not run in my family and I have never had a vision, headache or any problems like this in my history at all. I work as a Certified Professional Medical Coder. This has adversely affected my ability to work, drive and live a normal life. I am currently occluding one eye at a time to work.
Amazing, life-changing weight loss medication. I read some of the reviews around of people complaining about dehydration, dizzy spells etc. and all I have to say is: drink way more water and actually eat something (the healthier, the better obviously). I have been taking these for 1 month and a half now and I just love them. My hunger is gone, my constant cravings are gone (!!!), I managed to reduce the size of my portions, increased my daily water intake and lost 7kg in 1 month! Probably even more incredible is the amount of energy I have throughout the day and along with it, a great mood. I suffered from mild to moderate depression for a long time and these pills just make me feel great a lot of the time (also probably because I'm feeling lighter and sexier day by day due to the weight loss).
The first few days I started taking them I had an increased heart rate (which made me think I had anxiety but actually didn't... Just my heart was beating faster, which is what happens when you have anxiety... so it's easy to get to the wrong conclusion), dry mouth and trouble sleeping but as soon as I upped my water intake and started taking the pills earlier in the morning, these side effects went away. Now I only take half a dose because I found that it's enough for me and the full dose gave me dry mouth all the time and sleepless nights. My advice to someone thinking of trying these is the following: Everyone's body is different so you have to find your own balance with these pills. Take half a dose the first week then try the full dose. If you feel like your side effects are getting worse instead of better, go back to half a dose as it is still effective.
Drink a lot of water. A LOT! Don't starve yourself constantly! Eat small portions of healthy food and you will still lose weight and not feel like a drunk mosquito. Try to up your exercise! It would be stupid not to, especially since you get so much energy from these pills and if you do not spend it, you might have problems sleeping.
My diet doctor gave me Phentermine at 32 years of age to help me lose weight. It worked and I lost 72 pounds. Then I gained most of it back. I stopped taking it after a few months. I only took one pill a day. I started having bathroom problems a few months later. Ruined my life. Then at 48 years old. I started having more frequent blood in my stools. Then at 50 years old. My poop was no longer solid anymore. Just pure diarrhea. Now I am 51 years old and had a colonoscopy after talking to a GI doctor. He guessed it right. I was diagnosed with moderate left sided Ulcerative colitis. Now I am on a pill called **. My GI doctor told me that I have to have a colonoscopy every three years to see how the pills are working.
I have been taking Phentermine for about a month and a half and my mouth was dry then headaches and hot face flashes. I called the Dr and they said to drink at least 3 liters of water to get rid of dehydration effects. Then my neck was itching and hives on my arms and legs. Finally I stop taking it and within 2 days I broke out in a sheet of a hive all over my face and neck that look like a mixture of hive and whiteheads. My face felt so raw. I had to go to my local clinic for prescribed allergy med. Within a day it started clearing up.
I started on Phentermine on June 5th 2017. I went to a metabolic doctor with my husband who is also overweight. It was determined that I was 67 pounds over my ideal weight. My doctor ordered a large amount of blood work. 28 tests to be exact and some of them were panels. So he checked for nearly everything. Nearly all test came back good except low estrogen and some numbers were close to being considered off. He told me about a combination of supplements that should boost my estrogen levels since they were only a bit low, which the supplements did work after being on them for two months. It gave me back my sex drive as well.
Well at same time he put me on Phentermine. He only started me on 15mg and said I had to see him in a month. I was a bit disappointed because went to him to be on Phentermine because a friend had a great success with it. Only thing was that friend was on 37.5 mg. So figured 15 mg may not help me. Over the first month I lost 10 pounds. So it did work. I really did not work out but changed my eating habits. It made it so I did not crave sugar at all. When I went to the metabolic dr. I also saw a nutritionist there and she educated me on how to eat healthier and really how sugar is the main enemy and how it's in everything just about that's processed. So armed with that knowledge and Phentermine I cut my sugar down in a day to almost nothing. PHentermine also made it so I did not overeat.
After 3 months my doctor upped by Phentermine to 30 mg. It's been 4 months and I'm down 30 pounds. I started exercising about 5 times a week and started about a month ago. Phentermine works still. It gave me no negative side effects. Only very strange thing is I feel tired on Phentermine. I read that it's similar to speed in composition so it speeds people up a bit. It does not do this for me. I mention it to my dr. but he has a thick accent and kept saying, "No it speeds you up" when I said it makes me feel tired.
I just stop mentioning it though because was afraid he take me off it. I don't want to be off it though because think it works great. I was just curious for my knowledge why I feel tired. I did a search online and found a few people like myself who also feel tired on it but cannot find a reason why this is. My husband suggested it's like Adhd kids who takes a stimulant and it slows them down but the problem with that is I'm the opposite of ADhd and have incredible focus and no other signs of Adhd.
My husband was on a higher amount of Phentermine from the beginning and also 8mg of **. He had no negative side effects and did feel sped up from it. He weighed 355 when he started 4 months ago and now weighs 289. So it's working well for him. I would recommend Phentermine to others. Everyone is different and will experience different effects but for us has been great. I read people commenting on other sites about how Phentermine is bad because the issue is that they are eating the wrong things and that needs to be addressed.
Well I feel PHentermine did that. It important to go to a nutritionist even if you feel you know how to eat healthy. I felt I knew, yet learned so much. Phentermine allowed me to kick sugar. Sugar is similar to a drug in how it works in our brains. Without PHentermine I don't believe I could have kicked that habit. It also has made it easier to eat less. When I get off it I will be used to eating less. Of course I still need to apply what I learned from the nutritionist but I also needed Phentermine until I reach my goal weight as well. I feel Phentermine is a great drug and has the potential to help make people healthier and happier as long as they educated themselves how to eat properly as well.
I started Phentermine 4 months ago to help me lose weight. I saw an Endocrinologist that diagnosed me as pre-diabetic. I had high cholesterol, LDL, glucose and A1C numbers. I had tried every other diet out there (Atkins, Medifast, Jennie Craig, WW, juice fasting, you name it!) and none of them had worked for more than 1-2 months. They just weren't sustainable long-term.
I was put on Phentermine to help me get my weight down so I didn't wind up a full diabetic with hypertension and a bad heart. Diabetes and heart issues run in my family so I am at high risk and in my 40's, so needed to make a change. I had my 4 month check-up last week - I have lost almost 35 lbs, and my cholesterol and LDL numbers had each dropped 50 points, and my A1C dropped .6 points. My Endocrinologist was very happy with my numbers and I am continuing on with the Phentermine.
I would recommend Phentermine to anyone who is frustrated with dieting that doesn't work. This drug helped me stick to a healthier way of eating - no diet! I eat more fruits, veggies, lean protein, good carbs, and have cut-out the junk food, candy, sugary drinks, and fast food. The Phentermine curbs my cravings and appetite so that I can make healthier choices. I am confident that I can stick to this way of healthier eating so that once I am off the Phentermine, I can stick to my healthier lifestyle.
Seems there are mixed reviews about this pill. But what seems to be consist is that of what I went through only after a 4 day use. My weight loss goal was only 12 pounds away from that hotlink cocktail dress winking at you on a hanger in a closet. Although this could have been achieved with exercise and proper eating, exercising seemed to be least of my worries as I would work out at least 3 days a week with a min. 1000 calorie burn. However it was the proper eating part is where I fell short. My appetite had more in mind than losing weight. I could not put the food down no matter how hard I tried and I got no better with age. Phentermine was considered during a visit to a weight loss clinic as a stronger dose from the others. I went with it in hopes to shed some quick pounds in conjunction with my 3 day workouts. To my surprise unexpected negative side effects starting taking effect immediately.
Day 1 to day 4, fourth day I quit. (List of side effects) 1. Insomnia of the worse kind. I was always one to hit the z's early enough to feel refreshed the next day so sleep was never an issue before. Talking 2-3 sleep days, I had no idea that it was from Phentermine until I went and did the research on day 4 writing this review. I thought my lack of sleep had to do with my already stress in my personal life that. 2. Nausea and bloat. Right after a meal or water I would have to throw up to calm it. 3. Constipation. 4. Depression came quickly from the already stress that was there. 5. Increased heart rate's when you move suddenly almost feeling like its beating out of your chest like a few seconds away from a heart attack. 6. Vertigo. I may have left some side effects out but for the most part this sums up my experience.
It is not for me and I do believe for the better half of these reviewer here we can all contest to the same issues while taking it. Yes you may see a 3-5 pounds lost from taking it. But think about it - would you just rather work harder in your meal and workout plan? Is a health scare worth those few pounds. Hope this review helps. I say think about it and do your research before and not taking it like I did.
In April my husband and I both went to a nurse practitioner and started taking ** and began a low carb/low sugar diet. My GP took me off ** saying it would be too much stimulation. The first week on our new medication and diet, we went on vacation and got married. Much to our surprise, we came back weighing less. During the next four months my husband has lost a total of 50 lbs while I struggle at 12 lbs.
I thought the hardest part would be having to eat more. 5 times a day! I was lucky if I ate 2 meals before. But, I now eat 3 meals and 2 snacks throughout the day, containing at least 20 mg of protein each meal. Have cut out breads, grains, and sweets. And have increased veggies and added salad to nearly every meal. I drink at least 60 oz of water daily. 5 weeks ago we also started exercising with weights 30 mins a day, 6 days a week. I can definitely see the changes in my body since starting exercising. My body is firmer and toning nicely. However, the scale teeters on. I know I need to add at least 30 mins of cardio to my daily activity as well.
Increased energy!!! Nope. As a matter of fact, I am sluggish and unmotivated, not even wanting to work in my workshop. And my sex drive has decreased dramatically. I've suffered from insomnia for 15 yrs. Have tried countless meds, visualization, and essential oils to name a few. Insomnia continues. I think stopping my ADHD med has negatively impacted many aspects of my daily life. With new diet and lifestyle changes, I'm seriously considering stopping ** if that what it takes to get back on ADHD med. I do feel better having changed what I eat, but overall, I'm not happy and will be talking with doctor on next appointment.
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