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I first encountered phentermine 4 years ago when a coworker had gone on vacation for two weeks and came back about 30 pounds lighter. His weight loss was so apparent I asked if he had gotten the gastro surgery. HE said he hadn't but instead had gone to a weight loss center in Schaumburg (a suburb about 40 min to an hour outside of Chicago. He was prescribed 60mg of phentermine! I don't know if he was actually prescribed that much of it that was just what he was giving himself. At the time I had no first hand knowledge of the drug so I didn't know or ask. All I knew was that I had let stress from losing my home and being underemployed, had blown me up from 165 pounds to a whopping 210 within two years time.
My friend had very clearly lost 30 pounds in the course of three weeks and I wanted in! I took the contact information but it would be some time before I actually went because financially I couldn't go any sooner. I finally landed a job that paid a little more money so 2 years later in September of 2014 I made the trek. My first visit I was given a B12 injection and prescribed a 30 milligram dosage. I took them and lost about 10 pounds in that month. Not the results my friend had seen but I was happy about it nonetheless. Let me give you a little background info on myself. I'm a 46 year black female, mother of two. Up until my mother died in 2006 my weight teetered between 150 and 170 lbs, 5'4 with a medium frame.
I won't say I was depressed but I was grieving and food always made me happy. I didn't gain much weight at first but I'd felt I did when I got up to 175. I started going on fad/crash diets, exercising and stopping then whenever I wasn't dieting. I was basically eating whatever and whenever I wanted. Everyone knows going off fad diets is THE worst because the weight comes back twice as fast and twice as much. So back to the pills of 2014 after taking them that first month. There were a myriad of reasons I couldn't go back for more mostly financial and travel issues. Yes I was still underemployed, now suffering from severe insomnia, and stress stemming from the hatred of my job and the fact that I was struggling to make ends meet everyday. I was again feeling sad and lonely because now the weight had piled back on again.
So in September of this year I just decided I'd sacrifice it again. I was tired of looking like porky pig I was prescribed again the 30 milligram dosage and also given a B12 injection. This time I was 202 pounds because prior to this had been sporadically going to the gym and taking occasional walks on the lake. Chicago's lakefront is BEAUTIFUL in the summer. But I digress. Anyway that script finished about two to three weeks ago and I noticed that again I'd lost 10 pounds. I didn't want to go through the hassle of trying to get all the way back out to Schaumburg so I asked my primary care doctor if he could prescribe the pills for me in a higher dosage so I could see greater and faster results. Very reluctantly he did prescribe the phentermine in the 37.5 mg dosage which by the way was a whopping $40 cheaper getting them from the pharmacy then getting them from the weight loss clinic.
I have to digress for a moment again because prior to me asking for the prescription I had gone to the doctor because I was experiencing severe insomnia. My doctor at that time prescribed a low dosage of ** which I found out was a antipsychotic drugs but he said he prescribed them because they had minimal side effects and were the least habit forming and he just wanted me to get some sleep. By this time I had been suffering with insomnia for about 6 months and it was extremely severe to the point where I was barely getting two hours of sleep per night. Sometimes I didn't sleep at all at night now as far as side effects are concerned. They were very minimal each time. Slight headache. Slight dizziness. And some anxiety though I think that stemmed from me hearing about the horror stories of the ** combo.
Anyway fast forward back to 3 days ago when I picked up my new prescription of phentermine 37.5 milligrams. The effects are a little new. Lower jaw pain. Strange odor. I'm not sure if this is in any way an effect of the medication and I sure hope that it is not because I do have a severe gum disease and several cavities that need to be refilled. I recently had a bone graft done to my upper left jaw and I really don't want to lose any more teeth as I have already lost five due to poor root canals being performed and of course the gum disease. On the positive side, however my blood pressure has remained normal throughout. It did raise a little bit. Normally I am 112 / 68 but recently it was up to 118 over 72 so that concerns me a bit but my doctor listened my heart. He gave me all of my blood work.
Everything came back normal. All of my iron levels, my vitamin D levels, my oxygen levels, my HDL and LDL are all in perfect standing. I believe that my sleep disorder is probably undiagnosed restless leg syndrome and I say this because if I wrap a cold runners pack around my leg at night I found that I am able to actually get some sleep. In fact outside of the insomnia that I just mentioned a little while ago I actually feel very sleepy right now its 12:15 p.m. here in Chicago and I'm ready to take a shower and crash. Last night I slept very well I woke early because my body is just used to getting up to go to work but other than that I haven't really felt anything out of the ordinary. Oh! I will say; I did feel a little bit of squeezing in my chest area but again I feel like this might be just a little bit of lingering anxiety from the fear that this may be like the Fen-phen combination drug.
I've talked to much for the evening I think but I'll come back any updates on weight loss or interactions. I'm currently taking ** occasionally, ** new script, **. Its a cautionary simply because I always overly concerned about body odor and infections even though I haven't been sexually active in over three years. But again enough for now.
I was afraid to use this medication. And in the beginning, I used it very sporadically because I didn't feel it was working properly. Then, over time and with the help of my doctor, I figured out how to use this tool. Phentermine is not a cure all. It should be considered only one part of your arsenal. I used it for the times when I have least control. In other words, in the evening. I practice restraint all day, and take it after work just before I hit the gym. By the time I leave the gym, it's working and I don't go nuts when I get home. So far I've lost 17 pounds.
I took phentermine for about 2 months then ran out. I am not overweight to the point where a Dr would prescribe it to me but someone did let me try theirs and I lost 12 lbs (started at 142 and now 130). I was given some and it made me love working out and even cardio. I am training for my first show and for me I hate taking pre workout and any caffeine pills. They just make me feel sick, irritated and jumped up. With phentermine I feel like it's connecting in my brain. Makes me feel ON and focused and like I could tackle the world. I'm organized and in the zone for the whole day. I sleep fine and don't wake up tired or sluggish. I have to admit... I truly am addicted to how I feel. I stopped taking it for abut a month and it made such a difference in my workouts and bingeing at night. I have not had any negative side effects as of yet so that's why I put 4 stars.
Never lost a pound though now I'm on Bp meds. It was the pharmacist that advised me of the toxic combination. As I was perfectly healthy before my stint with Phentermine. Now my life has changed and must take Bp meds! The drug is deadly. Don't use it!
I started taking phentermine about 1 month ago (for the 2nd time) and I am down 18lbs. I know that 2lbs per week is considered healthy, but I assure you... I am doing it the right way. I am not starving myself, eating clean, exercising daily, and drinking close to a gallon of water/day. This experience is much better than the 1st time I took it after having my 3rd child. I don't typically have a problem w/my weight but I gained 60 lbs when pregnant w/ my 4th child and couldn't get the weight off.
The 1st time I took it, I had insomnia, was irritable, exhausted, and kept terrible headaches. This time, I still have trouble staying asleep longer than 4 hrs and I am still slightly irritable but I noticed that I only have headaches when my water intake is low. I have solved the insomnia by working out daily for about an hour, which makes me want to sleep at the end of the day. I'm not irritable when I eat every 2 to 3 hrs. I don't mean huge meals, just a healthy snack like almonds, raw veggies, and cheese. Nothing huge, just something to keep my blood sugar from bottoming out and my metabolism going.
If you think about it, your body is still used to eating high fat sugary foods (let's face it, if you're on phentermine, your food intake is excessive). You're body is thinking "where the heck is my food?" You are basically shocking your body when you change eating habits overnight. So of course you will be irritable, have headaches, and just not feel well overall. Your body is out of whack!
This is not a miracle drug and is not meant to help you starve yourself. The drug was intended to help suppress cravings and curb your appetite so you can eat healthier, and not snack on silly things like chips and cake between meals. This is why so many people fail when they cycle off of the drug. Let the drug aid you in changing eating habits.
Now it doesn't mean I don't get hungry between meals or still have a hankering for something sweet. Often times when I think I'm hungry or want to eat, I just drink something and the hunger goes away. It's a common misconception that when a person feels hunger pains, that you need to eat. A lot of times hunger pains are actually thirst pain. So drink something 1st! If you're still hungry (after consuming 8 oz or more) eat something small if it's not meal time! Please don't think that just because you're on phentermine you can still have a double burger and fries everyday. Maybe every once in awhile, if you plan your other snacks and meals around it.
Set yourself up for success. We all have issues related to bad habits, whether it's eating, smoking, drinking, or just poor decision making skills related to life. Take advantage of what the drug can do for you. I wasn't successful the 1st time I took it, but I am now because I understand how to make it work in my favor. Good luck!
For those thinking about taking this drug, just like any other, some people will do great and others will not. I personally love this pill. I started at 215 lbs, and so far in 10 days, lost 12 lbs. The first day I took it I noticed immediate appetite suppression. Then the all day energy without the jittery feeling. I noticed as long as I take it immediately, 6am - 7am, I can sleep pretty well but if taken later it may keep you up with energy. I drink a lot of water so the dry mouth isn't bad. I wanted to drop 40 lbs so I needed a kickstart and this has been great thus far. I have lost 12lbs without working out but my goal is to start cardio again and not to rely solely on this pill. I make sure that I do eat because it curbs your appetite so well you will feel weak if you don't eat. Besides, it's not intended for you to starve yourself. I eat everyday, a snack and dinner and still lose. I notice I eat much less and still feel satisfied. I absolutely love this pill.
After hearing about how great doctor diet was from many of my son's friend's moms, I marched down to get it. I rarely take otc or prescription drugs as they don't sit well with me. First month was okay. I took this for 4 months and lost an average of 10 lbs per month. I would buy healthy food, but after I took my pill, always 1/2 of a 37.5 pill, you couldn't beg me to eat. I lost my hair, I lost my sleep, my period, lost my sanity. Really, I should be dead now. I flipped on this. It's an ssri. I never dreamed when I was taking this.
After quitting I slept 4 days straight. I just finished my first period in months. The cracked out nurse who sees you, she claimed she never heard of amenorrhea as a side effect while it is listed on the most common. I got my period finally, 3 weeks after my third suicidal episode and my violent 4 am freak outs, when I realized I had to quit. The hair I lost during this is now growing back. I am a very dark auburn. All of the shed hair is coming in PURE WHITE. Read: autoimmune. This ** runs you down bad.
I forgot this. My cat, he is in love and obsessed with me. He's a huge tomcat that I adopted from the shelter. For 3 years he was at my side. Followed me everywhere. Slept next to me. Two months into phentermine, he would hop on the bed like usual, grimace, and run off. And then sleep under the bed. Cats are wired to sense and avoid illness. After I quit this, he was back by my side in a week.
I had noticed a sour, musty smell in my hair. It drove me crazy. I realize now that it was actually me smelling my breath when I turned to the side. My child even told me that I didn't smell like mom. "You always smelled cuddly and good but you smell gross now". That is a huge sign of a body gone bad.I quit that stuff. I got my period finally... good god it was awful. My cat and child are by my side again. I'm terrified of what I may have done to myself in the quest to be thin.
I have always been hyper reactive to medications, so I should have known better. I went to a weight loss clinic that is very popular in my city. Checked my BP, told me to eat whole grain vegan, gave me a b12 shot, and a weeks supply of phentermine. First week was awesome. I had great energy and felt euphoric. Got my week long script refilled. Second week: kick in the teeth...
September 8th, 2015. Halfway through the second week's script, I experienced crazy brain fog, stabbing head pain (cluster migraine), and stabbing face pain (common with cluster migraines). I started to wake up at night gasping for air and experienced chronic shortness of breath. I instantly stopped taking the medicine. I couldn't sleep anymore. I would wake up gasping for air many times per night. Often times, I would wake up and my pinky and ring fingers were numb. They came back rather quickly after waking up. The horrible stabbing head pain and face pain was almost constant.
Here we are, October 19th, 2015 and several doctors, an ER visit and a neuro later. The headaches and stabbing face pain have completely subsided. I still have shortness of breath. I developed a radiating nerve pain in my fingers, toes, and face. It is a dull radiating ache in my face. The minor numbness and shooting nerve pain in my arms and legs come and go through the day. But it is 10 better than it was. Hopefully whatever happened completely reverses course here the next few weeks. The only thing the doctors can think of is an undiagnosed chronic sleep apnea combined with the amphetamine made a mean neurological cocktail.
The euphoria to start with was awesome. Felt great. A ton of energy. I went there for diet tips though. Not some get skinny quick pill because I didn't need it. The weight (6'2, 235, 26 yo Police Officer) was falling off a pound per day. But I have been taken off of the streets at work due to taking this medicine and the effects it has had on my neurological system since I have to be operating physically at 100%. Buyer beware.
I took Adipex for 3 months and I lost a lot of weight. It was great at first. I started having toothaches and some sensitivity. I have always had sensitive teeth so I bought a toothpaste for sensitive teeth. One day I was chewing and I felt a sharp pain and something hard in my mouth. I spit it out into the palm of my hand it was a piece of my tooth. I went to the dentist and they told me I have 8 cavities so I need 2 root canals and several crowns. This totaled over $7,000. Of course I am a mother of 4 so I can't just hand over that kind of money. So I went home and did some research and found out although it is not listed as a side effect Adipex causes tooth decay. I am in the process of finding a lawyer. I am not trying to get rich. I just want my teeth fixed. My advice to anyone considering this drug, do your own research and seriously weigh the options. I would rather be heavy and have all my teeth than skinny and toothless.
Please do not take Phentermine. I'm a 27-year-old female and ended up in the ER twice because of Phen. My heart rate was 190. I still have chest pains and anxiety after two weeks of stopping Phen. It is not worth it at all!!
I agree with the young person that provided a lot of information and some very good information at that. Bottom line is that everyone's body is DIFFERENT. You can't tell people what not to do, Just share your experience. My point being, I began using Phentermine in May 2015 as a part of a weight loss program. I was also put on a low carb diet, with exercise, & 1100 calories a day. My only side effects have been dry mouth and constipation but I know it's due to not always drinking enough water. So I drink a detox tea once a week. I have lost 1 lb per week with a total of 25 lbs from (May-Oct) and eating 3 meals and 2 snacks (3 snacks on workout days).
But my weight loss has been slow in my opinion. I was 186 lbs. and 5'3 at 51. I was getting tired initially instead of having this big burst of energy which initially was bothering me. But it wasn't extreme like falling asleep while driving. With the weight loss program I was also getting a B-12 shot once a month and I still don't have that energy that everyone says should come from the B-12 shots. But I'm ok with that. My focus and main happiness is that I have now developed a good sense of eating right and exercising which has now become my daily routine.
I am still on the Phentermine and just consider it as an enhancement to my routine. But eating right, drinking lots of water and exercise is the key to this drug in my opinion. And if you do experience side effects that you absolutely can't deal with then of course the smart thing and common sense thing to do is to stop taking it.
I have been on a weight loss program twice. This is my 2nd time and it's been very successful, loss of 25 # in 3.5 months, started at 240 lbs. I used Phentermine in the short term, both times the curb the appetite and cravings. It is not designed for lifelong or over long term use. If you are being prescribed this by an MD, the dosage should be very minimal to take effect. The biggest mistake people make is taking this long term and not changing their eating habits. My physician advised right out of the gate this was a short term kick start and they have other processes to handle plateaus etc. My program is an outpatient program that was actually designed for bariatric surgery patients but has expanded to just an outpatient program. There are side effects, but if you cut out or down caffeine, drink lots of water, take the Rx with food - you will minimize those effects.
I first started using Phentermine on September 10,2015. Today is now September 25,2015. I was recommended by a friend who told me about Phentermine and I was extremely shocked when I saw her after a month. She lost so much weight so I decided to try it out myself! The first week 09.10.2015-09.17.2015, I lost a total of 11 pounds. From 09.17.2015-09.25.2015, I lost another 6 pounds resulting in a 17 pound weight loss in as little as 16 days which is about a pound a day.
I have noticed an extreme difference the first day I started taking Phentermine, I was NOT hungry or craving any type of unhealthy food. I've been eating very healthy. I try not to eat anything bad but at least one time during the 16 day period I had one slice of wheat bread with cheese and turkey, had 1/2 cup of rice and share a bag of kettle corn with my husband IF I really need to get away from everything else (150 calories for the entire bag). I don't eat pasta, potatoes or anything with high carbs. Honestly, I feel lighter and happier and have all the energy in the world. Also, I have not gone to the gym but occasionally I will take a 20 minute walk during my lunch or walk the dog for about 30 minutes but I do plan on going to the gym starting Monday for at least 1 hour a day.
Unlike other reviews, I don't really have many symptoms. Occasionally, I have dry mouth but it's usually when I am walking or doing some type of activity. Dry mouth is pretty good for me because (might sound weird) I HATE water. I have noticed I have been consuming more water with no hesitation. I did get a little insomnia the first two nights but it just went away and have absolutely no problem hitting the sheets by 9PM every night. Other than that, I don't get any headaches, feel sick, or constipated.
I would just suggest you speak to your doctor before taking this pill. I have read many good reviews and bad reviews, and personally, I think it's based on the individual. Don't be discouraged by bad reviews, try it a few days and see how you feel. If you don't like it, stop and if you feel like you like the product, then continue. Nothing hurts to try! Personally, I love Phen and I am looking forward to see my results next month! Good luck!
I first tried phentermine in 2011. I lost 30 lbs in a 6-month period after struggling to break 10 lbs for over a year. I had the diet down. I was exercising but my metabolism is just sluggish. Seriously, it was the only thing that worked. I was able to keep the weight off for a year but then my sluggish metabolism began to get the better of me again. This time I was tested for and diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I received treatment for my thyroid and paired it with phentermine. Once again, 30 lbs but this time in 3 months instead of 6. The thyroid treatment definitely helped but I still lose at a slower rate than most people - even myself pre-thyroid problems (before I started having symptoms I could easily drop 20 lbs in a month or 2 of I yoyo-ed up).
It's been 3 years and after a lot of life changes I've gained 15 lbs of the 30 back. So I'm going on it again. I only have jitters the first day. After that, nothing. It doesn't affect my sleep, my heart, my back, or my anxiety. I've never had any real side effects except for 1st day jitters and jitters if I have 1 too many sodas. I'm not a big caffeine drinker so I get those jitters anyway if I finish a big gulp. Everyone's experience is different so if you experience bad side effects stop taking it. Your body chemistry or your medications/medical history might not make you a good candidate for this treatment.
For me, it's been a blessing. I also have never taken it for more than 6 months so I can't speak to long term use nor can I understand using it longer than that. My state has a law that it can only be used for 6 months at a time unless your doctor thinks the health benefits outweigh the risks - meaning weight loss clinics are limited to 6 months. My GP can prescribe for longer. However, I think that 6 months on and 6 off is a good way to be sure the habits are sticking and it's not just the drug.
I began taking Phentermine 37.5 mg in 2005 as an appetite suppressant, quick weight loss, and for weight management. Little did I know I would become addicted to the "never hungry" feeling. It has been 10 years now of total insomnia, and I can honestly say it has made me an anxious, short-tempered woman with little to no memory. And, adding alcohol on top spells disaster to relationships. Other side effects I experience are dry mouth, dehydration, inner ear issues, vertigo, dry tired eyes constantly, teeth grinding, racing heart, slight depression, and rapid aging of the skin.
Currently, while taking a scholastic course, I found it impossible to concentrate, focus, comprehend, and memorize any of the course material. I would study for 10+ hours a day, but couldn't understand or retain much of anything just studied. Presently, I'm attempting to wean myself off (again), and am experiencing lethargic physical strength, a lot of tiredness, and some impulsive eating; however, this is the most awesome sleep I've had in years. My memory is beginning to improve a little, and the hunger is beginning to subside.
My goal is to live a healthier life by getting off Phentermine, becoming sugar and gluten free, and exercising with my husband. Honestly, I'd rather be plump and happy, than thin and an irritable ** everyday of my life. Life is too short to not be the best person you can be to yourself, your husband and children, your friends and family, and people that need your help! Have a good heart. Don't take this drug!
I've been taking Phentermine 37.5 off and on for a few months. When I initially started it, I got a prescription from my doctor because I could not lose the last several pounds of post-baby weight. I took it two weeks consistently, enough to notice my stomach shrink. I exercise pretty regularly and eat fairly healthy. This is NOT a drug for people who just want to lose weight. You HAVE to put in the extra work too. Overall I am very happy with the results and take it maybe a couple times a week now, if that for maintenance. I lost 12 pounds which was my goal.
I allowed myself to get to 297 lbs. and my doctor suggested Phentermine, 37.5 mg. Wow! I dropped nearly 40 lbs. over the next six months and had to buy new pants TWICE in that time! 10 more down in the next six months and another seven in the year after that. That's the good news: The product works as intended. The bad? Like so many here, the insomnia was a real bear and in the beginning, so was the intense stomach pains if I ate within 12 hours of taking the med. But the long term? That's where I feel as though a warning is needed!
By nature I am not a complainer. So when I started to feel run-down and achy, I just ignored it. The development of a "mental haze" that sapped my IQ, I assumed was a run of bad nights, sleep-wise. When my hands started to shake I thought I was dehydrated. Dry eyes: The same. Muscle aches centered in my thighs and forearms? Well, I have an intense, physical job. But when I got to the point that I was randomly INCAPABLE of remaining awake INCLUDING WHILE DRIVING (seriously - think narcolepsy!) coupled with the feeling of intense, debilitating inner-cold, I made an appointment to see the doc!
They performed a massive blood screen for thyroid, testosterone and diabetic issues among others... and nothing. It was also right at this time that my prescription for Phentermine ran out. It's been nine days now, and I'm feeling infinitely better. The mental haze is gone. Eyes are fine and I'm sleeping like a rock and waking rested. I'm back to getting that endorphin rush after lifting that had gone away for months. And the only difference? Off the Phentermine. So, my "moral" to my tale? Take it for rapid, immediate weight loss. Expect no more than that and DON'T do as I did and continue the medication for years for weight "maintenance".
I am taking Phentermine 37.5 mg two months and I lost 10 lb. I injure myself at work then I had two spine surgery. Still I am in pain but more for me is I gain weight (like 25-30 lb) and feel like big ball because I never have more than 165 lb except now. I hate when I like buy some clothing and can't find my size. I can't do a lot exercise because of my pain so I am taking pills and taking care of food. I have question if anybody can answer me - when I got weight that I like and stop taking diet pills what happen then? Should I just take care of food and drink or I will again gain weight.....
I started taking Phentermine about two months ago. I went to a diet clinic that basically pushes you through like cattle, weighs you, quick heart check and boom! Pills in two minutes. I was in and out in 15 minutes. Well, they say start with half a pill of 3.75 blue speckled pill. I could only do a quarter. I couldn't sleep... in order to sleep I had to hold the bridge of my nose to calm my eyes darting around. I did have anxiety and had to remind myself it's the pills. Soon I was able to take half, my sleep was still poor and I had the same pressure in my temples and my eyes balls darting around and pulsating. I read that a side effect could be glaucoma so that concerned me.
Over a month in I tried a whole pill. Well, no sleep till Brooklyn for real! I lost 6 pounds... for that, the sleepless nights and irritability is so not worth it. It can be addicting because you want that umph in the morning, but you have to remember the side effects are no good. I knew I needed to end the cycle when I starting feeling a little chest pain. In the end, doing the work yourself is the true reward. After I got a real full nights sleep... I was like, "ahhhh." It's crazy what people will put themselves through for a few pounds.
I started off at 267 lbs. I started taking it July 28 2015. I took it for a wk and lost 7 pounds in that wk. After that 7th day I ended up with a bad stomach flu that's been going around and didn't get to take it for an entire wk. But during that wk without being on it I lost another 7 lbs. After I started to feel better and keep food down I started taking just half a pill this entire wk. Just this wk with taking just half, I have lost another 3 lbs. I have also changed my diet completely and absolutely no sodas, sugars, breads, or pastas. But occasionally I will have a half cup fully cooked rice. I am down now just within the entire 2 wks of being on and off, I have lost a total of 17 pounds. That's almost a pound and half a day. I don't go back to the doc for 2 more wks and I will end up losing much more. I have started drinking lots of water.
I drink about 4 bottles of water a day if not more. I eat more raw veggies, no fried foods, lots of fruits. I also drink honey and lemon water first thing in the morning and right before bed. That water helps burn calories and boost immune system and also helps you regulate your digestive tract. Also drinking fresh green tea with honey before meals helps digestion as well and helps keep you focused. I have also thought about becoming a vegetarian since I don't eat much meat anymore. Either way it’s a good transition. And not to mention a healthy lifestyle. :) Oh... and Phentermine has given me so much energy through the day which also helps burn calories. The more you move the more you burn. #iLoveTheWayIFeelNow! I feel so much better and not sluggish since I've changed my diet around. You too will feel so much better and happier with it.
Phentermine was a miracle worker for me when I first started it. I lost 50 pounds in the first 6 months. It gave me tremendous energy. It made me happy all the time. I loved myself while I was on it. After 2 years of taking it I started noticing a lot of changes about myself. Other than the normal side effects such as dry mouth, I experienced extreme anxiety, short term memory loss, and terrible constipation. I tried getting off the pill and had withdrawals that caused me to fall asleep while driving and during work.
I was very depressed, was always in a grumpy mood, and could not concentrate on anything. I couldn't handle the withdrawals so I got back on it. The longer I'm on phentermine the more I notice the memory loss and anxiety. My advice to anyone who is considering to try the drug... Don't. It gives great short term results but hurts you more in the long term. I wish every day that I can just quit cold turkey but I can't because of the withdrawals… Withdrawals that can last months.
This medication is for short term use. All these people with adverse effects are saying they took for months. If you have heart probs, or probs with dependency, don't use this medication. Here is my experience. 30's male 20 lbs overweight. Took 1/2 of 37 mg pill mornings, noticeable reduction in food cravings. I made a point to eat something with them, or a protein shake. Also vitamins to replace what I wasn't getting while not eating as much. I didn't want to be malnourished. It Stopped my binge eating. It allowed me an easier time to make a conscious lifestyle change. It's not a miracle do it all for you pill - you must try on your own as well. It was a great help to me. Total duration I took was 1.5 months. Lost 20 lbs but I also exercised at least 2 hours a week and changed diet. Side effects: Dry mouth, so I drank more water.
I'm a 30 year old male. I started taking this drug about a year ago. They started me on 15mg then increased to 30mg. I lost a total of 15kgs. I had very little side effects. Mostly a little insomnia which subsided quickly after a few days. I took it for about 4 months and went off it. Last week my Dr prescribed 30mg straight up after not taking it for about 9 months. Maybe because I didn't start with the 15mg and went straight to the 30mg, but the side effects have been fairly severe. In the first week I've had a pounding chest all the time, have slept at most 3 hours per night, fairly bad depression and irritability. Depression so bad that I'd burst into tears when I made a silly mistake at work at my computer which is an embarrassing look for a fully grown adult man. I'm not sure if the lack of sleep is the reason for the depression or the actual drug. I'm hoping these symptoms will subside like before.
I've been on Phentermine about 3 months. At first I did great; losing 16 lbs in 6 weeks. Now I'm back to wanting to eat all the time even though I'm not hungry. A friend who is also on this drug, was told by her pharmacist to stop for a week after being on it 3 weeks so her body won't get used to it & it stops working. I'm afraid if I stop, then start after a week, it won't work. I have no heart problems, sleep just fine & seem to have no side effects.
I'm 26 years old. And I took the drug phentermine for about six months. I lost over 60 lbs on it. I felt great. I started to have vertigo in the end and the doctor took me off cold turkey! I have now experienced terrible anxiety (the fear of dying) which I have never had before. I'm always tired with no energy and really weak feeling all the time. I also get real shaky and stay foggy headed everyday. This all started after taking the pill. Was wondering if anyone else has had the same experience or just me. Please help.
It worked the first day. That was half of the 15mg tablet. After that, nothing. And I do mean nothing. If I didn't know any better, I'd swear I was taking a placebo. I doubled to a whole tablet after taking a few days off of it. Nothing. I then contacted the doctor and told her perhaps something else needed to be tried. I wish there was a cure for binge eating but this isn't it. Sorry.
I used Phentermine after the birth of my first child and I lost all but the last 5 pounds. And because I changed my diet and realized my weaknesses (I quit eating meat and I also started drinking coffee all day and night to replace some meals), I was able to keep the weight off for over 12 years even after having another child. But some of it crept back and 14 years later, I had to take it again. It helped to take off the weight again! Praise God! I might not take it if I had high blood pressure or heart or breathing disease like COPD.
I mean we as individuals really should use our brain instead of demanding a drug be banned that can help some people. Don't take a stimulant type drug and not expect stimulant effects! What's next? Outlaw alcohol because of the alcoholics? Outlaw **l because some people take too much and don't wake up or worse, give it to young children? Outlaw fast food because people eat it that shouldn't, and/or overeat and have heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure and death? Yeah, let's outlaw stuff!
Before I started Phentermine my heart would skip a beat. Never enough to be concerned. It was once or twice a month if that. I first started Phentermine about two weeks ago. I'm 20 years old. I've always struggled with my weight and have done everything to lose weight. I went to a Navy recruiter who said I would need to lose some weight and told me about Phentermine. He told me to go to the weight loss clinic but he did tell me that they can be strong. I made an appointment, got my pills and was excited. I took 1/2 and about 5 hours later felt sweaty and felt a thud in my chest. I didn't think it was the phen. I called the clinic anyway and they told me to try 1/4, then 1/2 and then the full pill. I was on it for about a week when I was finally supposed to be on the full pill. Not sure how my body would respond so I took 3/4. I felt so sick and nauseated. I didn't want to eat at all.
The 2nd day on 3/4 of the pill I read so many reviews about health problems with this drug I wanted to stop. So I went back down to 1/2. That day I went walking/running. When I got home my heart would not stop skipping beats. This continued until I went to bed (3 hours) so the next day I took 1/4 and called the clinic again. They said it wouldn't hurt if I just stopped taking it. So I quit completely the next day. My heart kept skipping beats but I figured me worrying about it is not helping.
Just yesterday I could not do anything without my heart skipping. Standing up, sitting down, playing with my daughter, walking, taking deep breaths, and even eating caused my heart to skip. My heart must have skipped about 2 dozen times yesterday. That is extremely abnormal for me. So far my heart has skipped once today. I'm hoping it's the phen wearing off and nothing serious. Don't risk your health for a temporary fix! You can always find a way to lose weight, but you can never fully recover your health if seriously damaged. I do not recommend this pill.
I took this Diet Pill for 6 Months, now I have blood clots down my whole leg. If the fat don't KILL you the diet pill will, that PHENTERMINE.
I have been trying to use the phentermine 15mg capsules given to me by my doctor at his office visit every two weeks. I did lose 12 lbs after first 2 wks, then only 2 lbs more for the entire following 4 weeks. I just complained about sleeping only 3 or 4 hours, poorly, even with sleep aid - waking up with severe headaches lasting half the day. I had no energy and my FMS flared up horribly after being free from that illness for many years. I read another reviewer making a similar comment, arising from using the generic rather than the Adipex-P. I did not know there was a difference, but her review revealed the same ailments I have been experiencing. I have no burst of energy, rather headache and malaise.
This past week I have taken one every few days and then feel ill; such a debilitating headache and terrible tinnitus. No more - I need to ask the Dr. for a script (and discount my office visit), since I can't take what he brings me from the back room labeled Phentermine in a pill bottle. I am glad I found someone else's review so I didn't think I was going crazy! Capsule gray/gold with K26 printed on it. He provides the Phentermine already filled at his office for his patients. What should the Adipex-P look like?
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