Phentermine: The Weight Loss Drug That Can Kill You
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Weight loss pills have been a subject for heated debates and bitter controversies for decades. Praised by some as life-turning instruments for gaining self-esteem and looking good, diet pills are hailed by others as deadly chemicals that can wreck havoc inside our bodies and very likely kill us. Today, I'm going to talk to you about one of the most commonly used weight loss drugs out there, a little blue and white pill that goes by the name of phentermine.
Phentermine is closely related to amphetamines and works as an appetite suppressant. Its main function is to stimulate the release of brain chemicals that effectively reduce sensations of hunger, making us feel like we don't need to eat at all, or we have to eat very little. However, a report of the UN International Narcotics Control Board published last year warned that phentermine is one of the most commonly abused prescription drugs in the world, along with other amphetamine-type drugs collectively and ironically known as "anorectics". Another almost equally abused such drug is Ritalin, whose main purpose it to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children - however, one of its main side effects is also appetite suppression.
A quick search on the Internet will reveal thousands of pages stuffed full of glowing testimonials from "overjoyed" women who took phentermine and lost tens of pounds in surprisingly short intervals, something that would definitely not have happened if they had been trying to lose the weight the old-fashioned way, using diet and exercise. However, most women who share their experiences with the weight loss drug conveniently forget to mention its common side-effects, among which mood swings, chest pain, tremors and irregular heartbeat. A phentermine overdose can induce hallucinations, seizures, severe headaches, blurred vision and vomiting.
The scariest part of the story - along with the terrible side-effects of this drug - is that phentermine is readily available on the Internet and can easily be bought from online pharmacies, despite being banned in countries such as Great Britain. The catch is that the law banning the use of phentermine without a valid prescription doesn't apply to overseas pharmacies that sell via the web.
Professor Hamid Ghodse is a former president of the UN's International Narcotics Control Board and is currently the chairman of addiction psychiatry at St George's Hospital in London. In an interview with the Daily Mail a few months ago, he warns women all over the world about the dangers of phentermine and all other amphetamine-related diet pills used to cut weight. "They've been around in various guises since the Sixties and are highly addictive", he says. "Users can experience painful withdrawal symptoms, including nausea, headaches and convulsions, when they try to stop taking the drug".
"The drugs work by stimulating the central nervous system, mimicking the natural effect of adrenalin by increasing the heart rate and suppressing the appetite", Professor Ghodse explains. "Users also feel euphoric and have increased energy levels. However, this also leads to insomnia. Over time, sleep deprivation, coupled with weight loss caused by what basically amounts to starvation, can cause extreme changes in behavior. Users have hallucinations, mood swings, become anxious, paranoid and sometimes violent", he adds.
And finally, endocrinologists also warn that any weight loss achieved using phentermine is only temporary. "Most people simply put the weight back on once they stop taking the drugs", the Daily Mail quotes Endocrinologist Dr Nicola Bridges, who specialized in the medical treatment of obesity. "These are extremely dangerous in the wrong hands. They have to be prescribed by a doctor who has carefully assessed the risk versus benefit for the patient".
Whether we like it or not, there is no quick fix, no rapid solution for healthy weight loss. In an age where everything tells us that we have to be thin to be successful, the temptation posed by these drugs cannot be denied. Coupled with their widespread availability and relatively low costs, weight loss drugs are among the demons of our modern society and cannot be ignored. The best solution however is to protect your body and not try to cheat or cut corners. Go on a healthy, all-natural diet. Exercise. Take up running or dancing. Stay healthy and with enough determination, you can lose weight without killing your body in the process.
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|Comment #1 by: Jennifer on 19 Sep 2008, 05:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking phentermine for about a week now. After reading this, I am STOPPING! Although it has done wonders for my appetite, (actually it has disappeared), the side effects are horrible! Shortly after I take it, my chest starts feeling heavy and achy. (And I was given the go-ahead by the doc. who prescribed this to me and numerous others. My heart is healthy.) I feel like I can't breathe. The slightest noises made me jumpy and I have way too much nervous energy. I can't sleep at night and today I really stood back and said, "WOW, maybe we need to rethink this." I was at work lifting a box when a bow on the short sleeve of my shirt moved and I caught it in the corner of my eye. I thought it was a DOG! I don't know why they do not disclose these SERIOUS side effects with you at the time you go for the drug. While taking it, I have to force myself to eat. I KNOW that's not healthy! I have felt on edge this whole week I have taken it, though not at every moment. NO MORE for me! Please, BEWARE! And I got my subscription from a legitimate doctor!
|Comment #1.1 by: Marcy on 10 Feb 2010, 23:31 GMT|
I had the SAME side effect as you. I though i was going to have a heart attack while being asleep. That feeling is VERY SCARY and i stopped as well. I am considering going back to them and just take 1/2 of pill and try to see what it does. My throat also closed up and felt like I couldnt breath and or swllow anything. I lost 18 lbs in the first week and 10 on the second week. this is why i am considering going bak on them.
|Comment #1.2 by: Liz on 01 Mar 2010, 19:27 GMT|
I have a question for Marcy! I'm going to be starting these pills soon, and I was wondering how you lost 18 pounds the first week and 10 the next? I am going on vacation in 3 weeks haha and i would like to do whatever you did lol
|Comment #1.3 by: bridget on 12 Jul 2010, 04:27 GMT|
i am like you, i am stopping this drug because all ive ever taken is half the pill and the side effects are making me miserable. heavy chest, shortness of breath, i see those dogs too, i can't s;eep, i can't eat, im nervous all the time, cant talk half the time. its been a great weightloss drug for me, but at what price? i have a six year old son who never know if im gonna be in a good mood or bad mood, and i panic over everything. Im a hairdresser, so can you imagine letting some nervous half crazy but skinny woman cut on your hair? i want to be thin, but not just for my ride to the cemetary.
|Comment #1.4 by: Connie on 08 Sep 2010, 18:51 GMT|
For those of you that are taking 1/2 a pill, you are more than likely causing your own grief! These are time release pills and are not designed to be cut in half. They have a protective coating on them, that in time digests so that you don't get an overdose of the drug. If you cut a tablet in half, you are exposing yourself to the entire contents of that pill upon swallowing. That's why you are having such terrible side effects. Yes, the first two days I had a nervous energy, but after 3 days it's gone. Read the brochure the pharmacist gave you and you will read exactly what I've told you here.
|Comment #1.5 by: jess on 20 Sep 2010, 01:51 GMT|
I have been on this for almost 4 wks. I feel great. I've lost 9 lbs, and 6 inches. (My doc said its not safe to lose more than 10 a month). This pill has helped me to control my eating habits, and in the process I've chose to make them healthier. They have also gave me the energy to get through work, 3 kids, and exercising every day. I'm sure these pills could be very dangerous for certain people. They are not made for everyone. But for people like me, who haven't had the side effects, and can see a real change, phentermine has been a blessing. Yes, if you do not stick to your diet and exercise plan after going off the pills you will gain everything, plus some back. But if you keep with the diet and exercise you will keep the weight off. This pill is made to use for a short time, and in that short time it will help you to change your habits. It is up to you to stay with it when your done with the pill.
|Comment #1.6 by: Tom D on 22 Oct 2010, 14:22 GMT|
On Friday October 15 2010. I passed out in a store just before the paramedics got there my heart stop gave me CPR and the used the paddles on me to get my heart going again I was in a study at the Cleveland clinic call the stampede trail which the Endocrinologist prescribe me Phentermine this happen about 2 weeks after i started taking the drug, I have less then 10% blockage in my arteries and I am 52 yrs old was perfectly healthy before taking this drug so pleases be careful I had NO warning signs when my heart stop. No less then a week later i had a Defibrillator put in my chest because the doctors can't say if it was the drug and did not want me to take a chance with out it, for the rest of my life and I believe that it was cause by the drug.
|Comment #1.7 by: eric on 20 Nov 2010, 16:07 GMT|
i have been taking 37.5 millagrams a day for a month, i am losing about 2 pounds a week, this is my third go round with the drug in three years, i love it ,it gives me energy to go to the gym while suppressing my appetite, there is alot of bad stuff written but trust me you will die from complications of obesity way before this drug will hurt you, i am 44 yrs old
|Comment #1.8 by: Kristi on 30 Nov 2010, 18:37 GMT|
I have been taking this for 2 months, prescribed by my endocrinologist. I have not had any side effects and feel wonderful. So far I have lost 20 lbs and I have also changed my eating and exercise habits so when I go off of the med I will not gain back the weight. I have not had any chest pain, insomnia or mood swings. I think that maybe some people are more sensitive to the drug than others.
|Comment #1.9 by: weazer on 10 Jan 2011, 19:17 GMT|
after my wife started taking it she started getting really bad suicidial thoughts and finally succeeded in those thought and took her own life
|Comment #1.10 by: kate on 12 Jan 2011, 18:36 GMT|
jennifer, ok first if all i dont really believe that happen from this medicine, second, i dont know what real doctor hands out subscriptions i know plenty that prescribe prescriptions!! maybe you misused yours because i have never heard of this happening to anybody thats takin this med...........nor have i heard it being a side effect!! people react to medicines in different ways so dont blame it on the med because if that really happen to you then that was probably your fault.........maybe you took wrong (your suppose to take it between 7 and 8 everyday, at the sametime) or maybe you didnt eat right with it.........your suppose to remind yourself to eat and eat right!! so your comment sounds like a bunch of crap!!
|Comment #1.11 by: kottinkandee45 on 16 Feb 2011, 20:44 GMT|
I had the same feelings when i started taking phen. I almost went to the hospital one day, but i called a friend who also took it instead. She asked if i had eaten today. I told her yes, right b-4 i took my phen i had eaten a half a bagel and a yogurt for breakfast. She told me that i needed more because phen burns ur fuel up.. So i ate a BIG lunch and felt so much better after. I now eat plenty every day(at least 1200 calories) and I'm still losing weight. My dr has me on two 37.5mg pills a day. once at 6am and another at 1pm. I do have to take otc sleep aids every night to get to sleep though. Every one is different tho and u should listen to your body. But if ur not eating enough, that could be it.
|Comment #1.12 by: Best thing I ever DID!!! on 22 Feb 2011, 18:15 GMT|
I have been on phen for 3 weeks. I had a couple of side effects for the first 5 days, but now i feel great and losing weight......i have never had shortness of breathe chest pains or insomnia.... this pill is not for everyone .... a girl i work with went to the same doctor as me...her body had a totally diifrent reaction she got servere migraines from it. We aretaking the same dose and diet. So for those of you that are getting these symptoms , try something else.. your body does not like it. .... but dont scare other people just because it does not work for you.... For those of you who want to try it ..dont look at all these crazy comments.... try it for yourself... I have been on it for 3 weeks and lost 10 pounds. Also go to a doctor dont get it off line, you need your doctor to see if its something that would be good for you and you need to follow a strict diet ... to much sugar carbs etc can worsen side effects. :)
|Comment #1.13 by: Maria on 04 Mar 2011, 21:17 GMT|
I not only had all of these symptoms but I also almost had to be admitted to a mental hospital !!!!!!!!!!!! Please people help spread the word this drug is very dangerous now I don't know how damage it has done to me internally do to the fact I took it for about a year and a half and that is not even adding mental distress
|Comment #1.14 by: Adoria on 05 Mar 2011, 02:47 GMT|
I have been taking phentermine for 2 weeks now and I love it!! I lost 14 lbs so far. I am 25 years old and my starting weight was 313 lbs. The only side effect ive had is slight short term memory loss and dry mouth, but i'll deal with the side effects, it's worth it!!
|Comment #1.15 by: lisa on 17 Mar 2011, 19:18 GMT|
just on 3/15/11 i ended up in the emergency room.i had been having some pain in my back for two days on the lower right side.well i woke up at 530 in the morning to go to work and i was in pain i cant describe.I couldnt even get dressed.I felt like i needed to go to the bathroom so i went into the bathroom and sit on the toilet and felt very nauseated. the room started getting very fussy,well next thing my boyfriend is pulling me up off the floor.i had a huge gash in my chin an inch long and 1and half inches deep.required 10 stitches.my boyfriend said he picked me up off the floor and took me to the room and sit me on the bed so he could get me dressed and i collapsed again and had no color in me at all.I felt like I was going to die. I was so scared because my friend called me a couple days before that and said her sisters friend died at age 27 form these pills and to be careful. so all the way to the hospital i was praying.I am still having the same pain in my back and i still dont know what it is. Its hard because i dont have medical insurance due to losing my job.so i dont know what im going to do.I only took the pills for a month and half thank goodness im praying it didnt do permanent damage but the pain isnt going away im just covering it up with pain pills.be careful people ive never had any medical conditions before and im only 33 so im pretty worried about it.
|Comment #1.16 by: Shannon on 11 Apr 2011, 12:46 GMT|
I first started taking phentermine 37.5 mg in august of 2010. I weighed in at 208 when I first started. I was only prescribed to take this medication once a day in the morning for 3 months. At the end of my 3 months I weighed 175. Now they say u will gain all the weight back but I have kept 25 of the pounds off. I did have side effects where I couldn't sleep well and I felt like I was on speed or some type of drug that makes u feel like u have to do something every minute of everyday. This medication, I prescribed by a doctor should only be taken in 3 month intervalsand once that 3 months us up, u have to wait 6 months to be put back on it again. So im really confused as to how people are saying they have been taking this drug for months or even a year? There are side effects to all medications but everyone will react differently. It does speed up the heartrate so if u have heart problems in ur family, I wouldn't recommend this medication even though it does work!
|Comment #1.17 by: Mafer on 29 Jun 2011, 14:03 GMT|
Well i stop taking phentermine a week ago, i took it for almost 2 months and yes i helped me with my hunger, lost some lbs but now im feeling hungrier and super tired!! especially inthe morning when my alarm wakes me up, my body feels like it is 3:00 in the morning but is 6:30 already!!...it is awful!!! ..then the swing moods ..yelling and crying for stupid things..really? this is not worthy!!..the best way it is to create a self discipline plan, eat every 3 hrs small portions, healthy and exercise!
|Comment #1.18 by: thefatman on 17 Jul 2011, 07:58 GMT|
Hello everyone I'm thefatman and when i first weighted in before i started my phentermine experiment (455lbs) before phentermine and the first two weeks i lost 15 lbs and went off it for 4 days for July 4th and still lost 6lbs after a three day BBQ with friends and family still was loosing weight while off it . Now i just jumped back in the game so I'm ready for round two. i had been set at 1200cal a day and said truck it i dropped it to 550 to 750 calories a day this time around and i have lost 4lbs since Monday. so now I'm at 432 as of tonight. As far as side affects some i have had jittery,hostile,insomnia, aggressive behavior ,mood swings.
"Phentermine works on the hypothalamus portion of the brain to stimulate the adrenal glands to release norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter or chemical messenger that signals a fight-or-flight response, reducing hunger. Phentermine works outside the brain as well to release epinephrine or adrenaline causing fat cells to break down stored fat, but the principal basis of efficacy is hunger-reduction.
|Comment #1.19 by: Lindsey on 10 Aug 2011, 14:32 GMT|
I only felt tingling if I was exercising and knew I hadn't been drinking enough water that day. This med makes you pee like crazy, so a lot of people's problems come from dehydration. Also, a lot of people don't take it how it's suppose to be taken. You eat....30 min....take it. Drink all day and eat small protins throughout the day. People just arn't being smart about it. Yes it suppresses you're appitite, but folks, be grown ups and realistic, you know your body has to have energy AKA food, even if its not much and just a half sandwich. I take it and yes it gives me increased heart rate, but that's what adrenaline does. My advice is to take it as early as possible to decrease in somnia and just snack throughout the day and drink lots of fluids.
I take it, but I also exercise and eat well. Most people just use it as a quick fix, I can still eat what I want and be lazy, and its just double wammying your body. Your body has to get used to the change or else yes, you will feel like crap when you take it.
|Comment #1.20 by: audi2004 on 14 Oct 2011, 16:15 GMT|
I would like to make a suggestion to all of these ladies that are considering taking phentermine or you may be taking it right now. While you are taking this try to make a healthy lifestyle for yourself in the way you eat and exercise. There is no point in taking this if you are going to only rely on this drug to be thin. There is no health benefit for your body. You can still have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and many other things go wrong. A lady at work said something to me the other day that I found quite interesting. She said do you remember when you were always told as a kid to eat everything on your plate I said yes. Well that is a problem. That only allows us to stretch our stomachs. I want to share a secret with everyone of something that I am trying that seems to be working so far. I am taking phentermine. I am not ashamed of it. I to was a kid that was brought up on junk food. So for after 20 + years of living that way I am trying to make a healthy lifestyle so hopefully one day I will not be dependent up diet pills. My secret is "Surround yourself with healthy foods." Eat only things that your body benefits from. When I am hungry I always eat vegetables or fruit. I only eat white meat. My goal is to go to 11/01/11 and not have any refined sugars, less than 30 mg of cholesterol per meal. The other thing I found is if you don't eat at all and then you get to the point where you feel you are starving McDonald's sounds really good. So stay full on vegetables and fruits. Also if you are going to have a salad use raw spinach. It has way more nutrients than lettuce. You might as well. Good luck!
|Comment #1.21 by: michelle on 30 Nov 2011, 21:15 GMT|
Jennifer, I have been taken the diet pill for a year, I lost 70 pounds, now I think the pill is getting use to my body, I am at a stand point now. but I would not stop if I was you, relly everything is going to kill you in the long run, I had no problems. good luck.
|Comment #1.22 by: hey on 13 Jan 2012, 05:28 GMT|
The side effects i have had is dry mouth and not pooping, which is why they give us fiber pills. I don't take it everyday, just when I'm really busy. I've lost 20 pounds and feel great. Side effects depends on the person I think. I still eat what I want just portion control and I take classes at the gym. I love it.
|Comment #1.23 by: shelly on 28 Jan 2012, 23:49 GMT|
I took Phentermine for 7mos. I lost 40lbs with exercise and eating right, and phentermine. I stopped taking it!!! I now have high blood pressure, and my chest hurts constantly. Im gonna see a cardiologist soon, I hope I dont have any long term conditions form Phen. im sure if I would have dieted and exercised the right way anyway, I never would have taken Phen, and still would have lost all the weight. Phen doesnt work after a while. its a proven fact that it stops working, if you must take it, dont take it for more than 3 mos.
|Comment #1.24 by: Huff on 10 Feb 2012, 04:09 GMT|
Ive been on phen for ten years. I take 40-60mg daily and I admit I am completely addicted. I want to stop, I take ambian to sleep because of phen. It completely has control over my life. I'm not sure who I would be without it because it's been so long. My weight stays the same although it does give me energy. It often gives me a rapid heart rate and my skin tingles. My blood pressure is normal because I take bp meds. I don't know how to stop, no one knows I take phen. How do I get off phen?
|Comment #1.25 by: Stacey on 25 Feb 2012, 18:13 GMT|
I started phen a week ago although a co-worker had said she had horrible side effects like racing heart, skipping heart beats, and insomnia. The only side effect I have had so far is the dry mouth. That makes me drink the water that I should have been drinking all along. I feel hungry at breakfast and dinner (but not starving like I used to). I am using Weight Watchers and making myself eat the right amount of points a day. The phen just gives me enough appetite suppressant to not have a growling stomach in the middle of the day. I do make sure I eat a healthy lunch even though I don't feel hungry. It also gives me tons of energy to help with working out. I agree that if you have any bad side effects to stop immediately, but not everyone will react that way. I'm severely allergic to sulfa drugs, but it would be ridiculous to tell other patients to not use that very helpful drug if it works for them. I've lost 3.5 lbs this week after trying for two months and only losing 2lbs. I definitely like this extra tool that I will only use for the recommended 12 weeks to help establish good healthy lifestyle changes.
|Comment #1.26 by: Swphilly on 14 Mar 2012, 17:36 GMT|
I have been taking phentermine on an off for three years now. I stopped a week ago because of the tenderness in my chest. I related the chest discomfort to the pills as I am perfectly healthy. To date my chest is soar but not as bad as last week. Each day without the pills get better. I'm done. Nothing outweighs diet and exercise....not even surgery.
|Comment #1.27 by: jc on 19 Mar 2012, 23:58 GMT|
Lisa You having back pain doesn't mean it was from the Phen. I KIDNEY STONE could do that to you! I have had my share of kidney stones. I had mine at age 20..... And if you are in that much pain you probably have low tolerance for pain and that is way you passed out not from the phen!
|Comment #1.28 by: beck on 30 Mar 2012, 11:15 GMT|
I have taken Phentermine for three months and lost 53lbs. The only side effect is if I don't drink enough water I start to get dizzy with low blood pressure. I think it's different for everybody. But it saved my life:-)
|Comment #1.29 by: lolli on 22 Apr 2012, 05:00 GMT|
If you take two or three of these it feels like you're rolling while drunk. It is such a fun feeling! They take a while to finally hit you and when the do they hit little by little so it's easy to take more than you should, so be careful! Anyways, once you take this pill you will experience incresed euphoria, slight chills and goosebumps, loss of appetite, incresed sex drive, and overstimulation. To summarize this interesting trip, you're basically a big, happy, jittery ball of HORNY. You can't sleep afterwards and the thought of food makes you want to puke. Don't take too much or your chest, heart, spine, and lower back will start to hurt. Try to stay on your feet, laying down will make you nauseous. The worst thing that happened to me on this pill was that blackout feeling you get when you get up out of bed too fast. It's intense... fair warning, if you took three or more, your level of intellectuality and I.Q. points will drop down to that of a 10 year old with a severe case of A.D.H.D.... I wanted to share this so you realize that not everything can kill you. Also most of the side effects you girls mentioned sound wonderful, enjoy them.
|Comment #1.30 by: Alex on 15 May 2012, 23:13 GMT|
I had no weight loss and no side effects when I used it so I stopped taking it
because it didn't work for me. My appetite was surprised and I ate less but I
saw no big change.
|Comment #1.31 by: Dreamygurl on 21 Jun 2012, 15:24 GMT|
I been on phen for about two weeks now. And I've lost 10 pounds. I only take one pill in the morning a day. I rarely have any symptoms. If I do I have have a small fast heart beat but nothing serious at all. I don't have any hallucinations and I sleep just fine at night. I'm sorry it's not working for everyone. I guess it just depends on the person.
|Comment #1.32 by: sbeach on 29 Jun 2012, 22:22 GMT|
Have you found how to get off this? I have been taking this for well over three years- no one knows I am taking it- and I too would not know who I am without it. I am scared to find out- but need to get off it ..
|Comment #1.33 by: Shelly on 18 Jul 2012, 04:24 GMT|
I have been taking it for just over a week and have had no side effects at all. I also took it about 5 years ago and no side effects. If you are drinking caffeine with it, that could be the cause of your chest pains. I accidently drank a red bull (first and only time ever, nasty stuff) not too long after taking one when I took them years ago and felt like my heart was going to pound out of my chest. Bad combination, but taking them normally and I drink water every day and a glass of tea at night, I am not having any bad effects, I lost 10lbs my first week and feel great. I would be losing weight the normal way but I had a car accident last year and broke my ankle and it has very very little range of motion so I am unable to walk very good at all and running is completely impossible. I had a baby 5 months ago and getting married in 3 months so I wanted to lose some weight for my dress!! So far, I love it!! I did notice when I took it years ago, that after about a month, it stops working and I stopped losing but I'm ok with losing as much as I can for as long as it works!!
|Comment #1.34 by: Reg on 30 Aug 2012, 19:17 GMT|
I actually wanted to direct this comment to "Kate"...I'm not exactly sure what your motivation is, but your comments come across quite aggressive and rude towards some of the ladies on here, who are simply sharing that they have had negative experiences/side effects with this prescription. To each his own sister!! Awesome that it is working for you...however, to state that it's not the drug or that you do not "believe" that certain things happened to others gals is just blatently hostile and actually quite arrogant. (Keep one thing in mind when commenting...one basic side effect is irritability! and that's certainly how you're coming across!)
|Comment #1.35 by: Sin on 04 Sep 2012, 19:33 GMT|
I flet the same way wow and my fiance said i changed in my mode I thought he was crazy It scared me so bad I have to stop. lets do it the healthy way nothing is worst than this feeling.
|Comment #1.36 by: Tammy on 05 Oct 2012, 18:19 GMT|
I started taking this drug and after 2 weeks decided to stop using it. I don't have any major side effects, but did experience a few. I've had dry mouth and constipation, both of which are easily fixed. I had times of excessive sweating and a few moments of extreme anger that I felt were exaggerated by the medicine. I tried to avoid the addiction people talk about by taking it a few days and then skipping a day. When I skipped I noticed my appetite was back to normal and energy was back to low. Due to that I really feel like my weight loss will likely be short lived and I don't want yet another chemical in my body messing with my internal settings. I figure obviously I have enough of that problem if I'm normally lethargic and 50 lbs overweight. So what's the point of losing weight for a few months in exchange for messing with my internal rhythms. I identified with one of the posts below from a medical student who suggested this drug and any weight loss drug could also be linked to heart trouble like PhenPhen was linked to causing leaky heart valves. Chances are it will be linked in the future or something similar because it simply shouldn't be taken. I'm just gonna accept myself the way I am. I don't eat as good as I should nor exercise every day for the recommended 30 mins. No pill can change that. Good luck and congrats to those that make this pill truly work for them.
|Comment #1.37 by: charlene on 27 Oct 2012, 14:55 GMT|
i took Phentermine for 3 months, I lost 2 1/12 stone and didnt suffer from any side affects. there was never a problem UNTIL.... my partner took one of my tablets to see how they worked and on that same night he fell to the floor and had a Grand Mal Seizure. This was the scariest thing i have ever witnessed and i most definatly will not be taking these tablets ever again.
|Comment #1.38 by: constance on 06 Nov 2012, 16:02 GMT|
I have been taking this med for 5 weeks now, this is only a kick start to you losing weight, you should use this time while you're on the medication to learn how to eat right. I have lost 16 lbs but I also do boxing and jogging and drink water. To keep the weight off we really need to make a life style change. Proper diet (how healthy we eat) and regular exercise is the key to keeping the weight off.
|Comment #1.39 by: alex on 09 Nov 2012, 13:35 GMT|
I am an 18 year old male who has been trying to lose weight since i was 12. I weighed 315 pounds at 5'10 and I was just prescribed phentermine. I have been on the pill for 2 months and i am doing great. i dont have weird side effects, I do eat healthy ( I just eat smaller portions than I use to) and I have been excercising regularly with the extra energy. The doctor, as well as the phentermine info packet, both said if you do not work out for at least 20 mins a day and get your heart rate to (depends on age and weight) then you will have very bad possibly even deadly side effects. I have lost 45 pounds already and I have had to stop taking the Ollie for a week or two before and experienced no withdraw symptoms whatsoever. Also, 5 other people from my town have taken it and all been healthy since. The one woman for example lost 60 pounds and has kept it off for two years. I guess what I'm getting at is there is NOTHING wrong with phentermine if you take it correctly and have a doctor who prescribed it to you make sure you are healthy enough to take it
|Comment #1.40 by: Logical lady on 01 Feb 2013, 19:01 GMT|
You are ignorant, do not believe everything you read. This drug is wonderful and these "dangerous" side effects only happen if you are completely stupid and don't know how to take care of yourself. This drug is safe when used by people with an IQ over 17. Just exercise, eat better and eat less, and this drug helps you drop weight. Much better than being disgustingly unhealthily obese.
|Comment #1.41 by: Jayne on 22 Feb 2013, 20:19 GMT|
I feel that a lot of you who are experiencing these side effects aren't using the drug correctly. Yes it is an appetite suppressant, but you still NEED to eat. The drugs revs your metabolism, and you need to feed your metabolism so it will stay working, that is how you drop weight. I started having eating problems in high school, ive never been thin, but i was always getting made fun of, so i stopped eating at school, and i would just eat dinner. Even three years after graduation(now) i still can't eat. I have several medical problems, i cannot excersize much at all because of reconstructive surgeries ive had. I can walk but only for short distances. Im working mostly with yoga/stretches/pumping myself up and dancing in place. I have endometriosis, fibromyalgia, and severe joint pain and swelling due to arthritis and Lupus. I'm 20 years old and unfortunatly 255. Ive been on adipex and a diuretic for 6 days and lost 7 pounds. I'm happy with that, its a start and i've been at least eating breakfast and lunch and a smaller dinner. I have had some heart palpitations, but i have those due to my illnesses as well, so it's not a big deal. Today i have a MAJOR headache because i had errands to run and i didnt eat for a few hours after taking my pill. I feel THAT is why you all may be experiencing these symptoms so severe. This drug is suppose to help you prevent snacking, not eating all together. It is suppose to help you get your metabolism moving so that after you stop it, you already have the healthy eating habits. The drug, as do most drugs, have side effects and don't work for everyone, but some people don't have other choices. If you take it properly and actually change your habits, then you should be safe taking the drug for 3 months unless you have underlying heart, mood, or neurological issues in which case your doctor isn't doing his job correctly or he sees there is no other choice for you. Weight can kill you too.
|Comment #1.42 by: d187 on 28 Mar 2013, 16:38 GMT|
I took phentermine a year ago and lost 50lbs, then stopped taking it and put the weight back on and now I am back on it. Yes, I had severe headaches when I stopped taken it. I even had one yesterday when I didnt take it. My bff died in 2011 and they said it was caused by taking diet pills but I do not know if she was taking phentermine but she did lose about 40lbs in 2 weeks which any anorexic knows is hard on your organs. I know the risks and I still an going to take phentermine bc I want to lose the weight and be thin again. I had my thyroid removed bc I went from 96lbs to 194lbs in the matter of a few months. I am not 205lbs and hand back surgery. I do not over eat so that is not how I got fat. Therefore, I will do whatever it takes to get to 120-130 lbs. I am taking phentermine and exercising and watching what I eat. Anyone else taking phentermine DO NOT TAKE ASPRIN WITH IT, ONLY TYLONOL for headaches. ALSO ask your doctor or pharmacist or the Poison control center about drug interactions before taking any other medicine with it. Thanks and stay safe.
|Comment #1.43 by: Mimi on 21 May 2013, 04:21 GMT|
Just stopped this drug today. I look great. I lost 13lbs in a month but just left the hear because of Chest Pain, irregular and intense heartbeat, headaches and shortness of breath. I have been on it for 30days.
Here's my question. Is it possible to KEEP the weight off after using Phentermine? Ideally don't want to go back. I started exercising 3-4 times per week (sometimes kickboxing, sometimes walking). Has ANYONE been using this as a method to jump start your weight loss and actually KEPT it off? I have completely revamped my diet....fresh fruits and veggies, lots of water, lean proteins. I want it to be a lifestyle change.
Has anyone had success with this?
|Comment #2 by: Tee on 09 Oct 2008, 15:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
did you experience numbness and tingling in your arm ?
How have you treated the withdrawal symptoms?
|Comment #2.1 by: Jennifer on 28 Oct 2008, 03:45 GMT|
Yes, actually I did feel like my upper extremities were tingling, and not in a good way! After the medicine was out of my system it stopped though.
|Comment #2.2 by: peggy on 13 Apr 2010, 02:12 GMT|
Wow, I've been on it for (15MG once a day) 2 months now and i've been exercising and really nothing like you. I really have not lost any weight maybe just few inches...What am I doing wrong?
|Comment #2.3 by: Madison on 11 Jul 2010, 22:13 GMT|
I had a baby April 14, 2010. Before i got pregnant I weighed about 136lbs and Im 5'5. When i birthed my son I weighed 171. I started phentermine May 1st of 2010 , I am currently down to 125 smaller than i was before i was pregnant. I have no side effects!! It is wonderful, this might not affect me as much bc I have been on adderall since i was 13 yrs old.
|Comment #2.4 by: chops on 20 Sep 2010, 00:04 GMT|
Yes I do get numbness and tingling?
|Comment #2.5 by: kate on 12 Jan 2011, 18:38 GMT|
where are you guys gettin 15mg? im on 37.5 and i thought that was the dose its usually prescribed in
|Comment #2.6 by: Ms Smith on 21 Feb 2011, 17:04 GMT|
Why do u take 2 pills a day?
|Comment #2.7 by: Best thing I ever DID!!! on 22 Feb 2011, 18:16 GMT|
2 pills a day is too much. No docto would prescribe it. I take one at 8am everyday .. and it lasts until i go to sleep which is very late
|Comment #2.8 by: Angie on 17 Jun 2011, 17:43 GMT|
Not sure where you got that you can't take it but once a day. The doctor prescribed me 37.5mg twice a day. I take it around 8am and then again about 4 am. I have lost 65 pounds in 5 months and feel great!!! I have several friends who have also taken it and lost lots of weight. The only side effect I have really had is the dry mouth. The first couple of days I had TONS of energy. Couldnt sleep at all. But after about the 4th day I calmed down a bit. I still have energy like crazy but not to the point that I cant sit down. I sleep just fine of the night too. I am usually in bed by midnight and am up at 5:30am every morning. Medicine does work differently for everyone...so maybe those of you with the really bad side effects shouldnt be taking it. Maybe thats your body's way of telling you it can't tolertate it. Anyways, to those of you taking it good luck!!
|Comment #2.9 by: SHAYSADIE on 25 Aug 2011, 09:17 GMT|
Yes you can take 2 a day. My doctor said that it only effects you for 8 hours. There are 24 hours in a day. If you sleep 8 hrs then ur up for 16 hours hence 2 pills a day.
|Comment #2.10 by: sarah on 03 Mar 2012, 19:23 GMT|
I started phen a year ago. within the first week, I had developed bruises all over my legs and a HARD but slow heartbeat. I managed through those symptoms and lost 15 lbs in the first month. I had to stop taking them because I found I was I was pregnant.
I started phen back up about a month ago. I have had nothing but trouble this time and feel like I have developed a "tolerance" based on doctor's opinion. I have numbness in my right leg and toes, my arms are always cold and tingly, and I'm not losing any weight what-so-ever. Needless to say, I've stopped taking it.
So I do believe some people do GREAT on this pill, and others just do not need to be taking it. If you are concerned, just get off it and do something else.
|Comment #2.11 by: Brad on 12 Mar 2012, 03:09 GMT|
Funny i took Phentermine fot 2 month's,an i lost 4o pounds. I did not have any side effects that the docotor, i might get some side effects that you people have had. Everybody is different not everybody is going to get the side effects. You need yo eat right not starve yourself, that's why you need to talk to a doctor so you can get the right Phentermine pill for you, an the doctor check your blood pressure every month, an you can let them know if you have any side effects. So what im tryin to say is do it right not like an idiot an starve yourself, thats how you hert yourself just like any medication. I have been off Phentermine for about 1u yeat an have not gain any weight back and i leave an active life, im a garbage man love my job much better with my weight lost. Phentermine changed my life i eat better food now an only eat out 2i times a month.if you asked me the people who had problems must of did something wrong.
|Comment #2.12 by: ShayShay on 31 May 2012, 22:16 GMT|
I am currently taking Phentermine in 15mg doses. I decided to start then up after a year of trying to lose baby weight. I am not clinically obese and my BMI is 25.6 ( overwight) I have not experianced any of the side affect except mood swings which my husband says I have anyway LOL!. I wouldn't recommend this pill for long term use and I was very thourough in my research. I love how this pill is training me to eat in smaller portions and is cuttting weight slowly. This is my 8th week and I have lost 15lbs. I would also like to mention im in my late 20's and have no issues with blood pressure.
|Comment #2.13 by: megs on 21 Nov 2012, 14:05 GMT|
I have been taking them for a week now my friend has lost 3 stone in a month i take one a day after i have haf cereal the side effects i have is insomnia i dont sleep until 5am and also i have not had a period in 3 years due to the rod and all of a sudden i have one blurghh also i have found that when i take them i am there in person but my minds some were else just be careful when driving but other than insomnia thats really it so far i took tabs for 3 days then had a 2 day break so i could sleep however be warned when i did have my break i was sooooooo tired 24/7 but other than that i can see my jaw and a hip bone after 1 week lol i eat cereal of a morning was advised weetabix and if i am hungry threw day i eat little. Also if you take half a pill u still feel hungry however if u take a whole pill you dont but i eat something any way just incase.
|Comment #3 by: misty on 12 Oct 2008, 13:57 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I started taking PHENTERMINE on oct.11-2008 at 9am in the morning as directed by my Dr. Following a diet plan with 45 mins. a day 7 days a week of exercise. Yes it has mad my appetite go away and has gave me more energy than i have ever had. However, at 5:00pm that same night I developed a sever headache, vomiting, cold chills, and dizzyness. My friend looked this drug up on the internet and found this article and e-mailed it to me. I am thankful she did and as of yesturday that was my only and last time taking this drug. Its not worth the risk and I can loose weight the old fashion way. It might take me a little longer without the medicine but i'm not gonna let it set me back a bit...
|Comment #3.1 by: Ellie on 10 Dec 2010, 11:26 GMT|
I started taking phentermine two weeks ago. I lost 3 pounds in the first week which was less than I thought as I barely ate a thing. I started having severe headaches at the end of the first week so after a few days decided to stop taking it. I have been off phentermine for four days now and the headaches are getting worse every day to the point of scaring me. It feels like my head is in a vice and it's been tightened every day. I am also being sick. I have tried numerous pain killers but nothing works. I have been unable to work this week. I was going to phone the doctor this morning until I found this website which has assured me that this headache is 'normal'. Can anyone tell me how long this headache is likely to last after stopping phentermine?
|Comment #4 by: jason on 13 Jan 2009, 04:13 UTC|| reply to this comment|
You say phentermine can kill you. Do you have any verifiable cases where people have died from phentermine? I know that when it was mixed with Fenfluramine the combo was extremely dangerous. But I have searched the web extensively and cannot find one instance of a death caused directly by phentermine or didrex, tenuate, mazindol or phendimetrazine.
|Comment #4.1 by: Meg on 06 Aug 2010, 16:48 GMT|
Phentermine is clearly very effective for weight loss, most amphetamines are. While Phentermine with Fenfluramine is specifically linked to pulmonary hypertension and valvular disease, there is probably a link between Phentermine and PPH and valvular disease as well. There is not yet enough evidence for absolute statistical certainty yet but evidence tends to point in that direction. I know most people don't report experiencing these symptoms but pulmonary hypertension and thickening of your heart valves are not really things that one consciously experiences until the heart disease is very advanced. These risks also sound academic and irrelevant but pulmonary hypertension causes right sided heart failure and valvular disease can cause regurgitation of blood from the ventricles back to the atria which eventually results in heart strain. Ultimately it can cause heart failure and death. Again, there is not enough evidence to show this definitively right now but that may just be a matter of time.
My source: I'm a medical student. The cardiology faculty of my university discussed anorectic drugs as a major cause of valvular disease. Specifically they said the jury is still out on Phentermine alone (not with Fenfluramine) but they suspect that Phentermine alone also causes valvular disease similar to that caused by rheumatic heart disease.
|Comment #4.2 by: RIP FJT on 20 Nov 2010, 11:08 GMT|
My father died from this drug in 1998. He was under a physicians care. They called as we were leaving the ER to find out why he missed his appointment. I told them. We suspected this drug because he took it so religiously and he had all the symptoms you all describe here...numbness, insomnia, chest pain. The same afternoon I went to his doctors office and his medical records disappeared!
|Comment #4.3 by: elle on 14 Apr 2011, 01:48 GMT|
I SUFFER SEVER PANIC DISORDER AND IF I CAN TAKE THIS * PILL, ANYONE CAN. I SEE A SHRINK ONCE A MONTH FOR XANAX AS MY ANXIETY IS SO BAD AND I TOOK PHENTERMINE 37.5MG FOR 5 YRS. WONDERFUL DRUG, MAKES U FEEL LIKE A MILLION DOLLARS AND YOU WONT BE ABLE TO SLEEP. IT DOES BURN FAT AS I SEEN BELLY FAT DISSAPEAR AND I LOVE IT BUT BEWARE I GOT ADDICTED TO THE DRUG. TOOK IT FOR 5 YRS AND WAS 125LBS. WHEN I STOPPED IT WAS AN UNCONTROLLABLE HUNGER AND A NEED FOR STARCHES THAT WITHIN 6 MONTHS I WAS AT 210. I WAS NEVER A FAT PERSON OR NEAR FAT. WOULD I RECOMMEND PHEN PHEN, YES BUT FOR SHORT TERM AND IT IS A FEEL GOOD MOOD PILL. JUST MAKE SURE WHEN YOU GET OFF OF IT YOU GO STRAIGHT ON ANOTHER DIET LIKE THE ATKINS WHERE YOU CAN EAT AS MUCH AS YOU WANT. DO NOT STAY DANGLING WO A DIET OR YOU WILL GAIN WEIGHT BACK. REMEMBER THIS IS A APPETITE SUPPRESANT. ONCE STOPPED YOU GO BACK TO NORMAL AND NO YOUR STOMACH DOES NOT SHRINK LIKE HCG. HCG TEACHES YOU A NEW WAY OF EATING AND LIFE.
|Comment #4.4 by: Christina on 18 Nov 2011, 07:10 GMT|
No doctor is going to admit that this crap can kill you. Usually when someone dies from a prescription drug, it's blamed on the person. The only drug that has been exposed was Oxycodone. Do people not remember the epidemic of Phen Phen and how terrible it was? Phentermine is Phen Phen. It was taken off the market because of all the crazy side effects and apparently brought back. Oh yeah and the reason why people are talking about having to pee all the time, it's because you're losing all your water not fat.
|Comment #4.5 by: BMW on 20 Dec 2011, 06:28 GMT|
Christins - Phentermine IS NOT Phen Phen. They are two different things. Phen Phen is a "nick-name" for Fenfluramine which is
|Comment #4.6 by: BMW on 20 Dec 2011, 06:29 GMT|
Fenfluramine (Phen Phen) is off the market. Phentermine never was!
|Comment #4.7 by: mer-mer on 11 Nov 2012, 23:49 GMT|
i started on adipex aug 2011 now it>s 2012 Nov and 1 walked my tread 15 everyday I ate 3 times aday and i ate 1200 cal aday I Had no trouble sleepying....i started out at 209 lbs and now i weigh 153 and the i dont have to take the pill but i am losing wieght fast and am i having a side effect.....and i am starting to look unhealthy
|Comment #5 by: connie on 25 Jan 2009, 16:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I agree with Jason. While Phentermine might very well be a dangerous drug, it also may be perfectly safe when taken under the supervision of a medical professional. You may want to consult your doctor and trust his or her opinion. Reading websites written by individuals who are not in the health field and do not give substantiated evidence doesn't seem particularly smart or helpful.
|Comment #5.1 by: sunburstchuck on 19 Feb 2013, 03:30 GMT|
I divorced my wife cause she was on phentermine it was making her do things she normally wouldnt do she detroyed my family and her marriage and her kids want nothing to do with her she was cheating on me with other men and alot of bad things that was not her , thats what phentermine will do to you and it can kill you too and suicide thoughts.
|Comment #6 by: marilyn on 25 Jan 2009, 16:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I agree with Jason. While Phentermine might very well be a dangerous drug, it also may be perfectly safe when taken under the supervision of a medical professional. You may want to consult your doctor and trust his or her opinion. Reading websites written by individuals who are not in the health field and do not give substantiated evidence doesn't seem particularly smart or helpful.
|Comment #6.1 by: marie on 03 Jul 2009, 11:36 GMT|
I AGREE. IVE BEEN ON IT FOR PAST FOUR MONTHS AND HAVE HAD NO SIDE EFFECTS.
|Comment #6.2 by: Apryl on 06 Nov 2009, 19:12 GMT|
Has anyone ever looked at the side effects of other prescription drugs that they were prescribed? Some are far worse than these. But no one looks up the side effects they trust teir doctors and I happen to agree with Jason. Any drug if misused can be dangerous including aspirin. Thats why you take it like your supposed to. Phentermine is to be used with diet and exercise not to be just taken alone and do nothing. If you do not change the habits that made you overweight to begin with then yes absolutely you will gain it back 100% that is with any diet. But sometimes people can diet and exercise and nothing comes off due to metabolism. I take Phentermine and I don't feel euphoric when i take it, I dont feel all this nervous energy. I dont feel jittery and all those things, no chest pains etc...I have lost 45 pounds but I have also changed my eating habits, I exercise and I am going to be going off Phentermine very shortly and even still I will not change my eating patterns. Its about changing what you eat, how you eat etc...phentermine just helps provide the tools to start that goal. Not to be on it for a lifetime. Oh, I have also had days when I skipped a dose and you know what?? I did not go into withdrawls, I did not die from not having my pill. It was like any other day.
|Comment #6.3 by: Wendy on 03 Jun 2010, 05:03 GMT|
Hi everyone, I wanted to let you know a little bit about this drug. I have taken this drug for over five years now and of course over that time frame it has stopped working. I began taking it after giving birth to twins and I wanted the extra baby weight off, well I got what I wanted however due to the energy this drug gave me I also became dependant on it. Now after years of taking this and yes I still take it everyday here is a break down of what I have to do everyday just to function: First off you cannot just quit taking this drug if you take it for any length of time because you will have severe withdraws as I did so it was easier for me to continue the medicine and not have to face the withdraw. Each day when I wake up I take 1 Phentermine, approx 3 hrs later I start taking over the counter energy aids to help keep me going through the day then at night when I get home I have to take anxiety pills and sleeping pills to knock off the effects from the diet meds and so I can sleep. This is now a everyday routine for me until I can figure out a way to get off this mess without all the withdraws. It's a great diet drug and yes you will lose weight very quickly on it but beware if and when you are able to quit taking it the weight does come back, it is a very psychologically dependant drug as physically dependant. So if your using this please be careful and use with extreme caution. If you have any questions please email me and I will be more than happy to reply.
|Comment #6.4 by: crystallj726 on 02 Dec 2010, 05:20 GMT|
Wendy - I am in the exact same boat as you. I hadn't realized anyone else was so dependent. I would like to send you an email but can't see any email addresses. : )
|Comment #6.5 by: Steph on 10 Mar 2011, 18:36 GMT|
I started taking 37.5 mg monday. Its thursday ive lost 6 lbs. Im drinking loads and loads of water. I loved it until this morning on the way home i had to pull over because i thought i was having a heart attack. Im 26 yrs old and ive played sports my whole life. Ive never experienced anything like this. Also i havent hardly slept all week despite taking the med as early as 6 30 am. Im scared, my two yr old was in the car. I dont think ill be taking this med anymore.
|Comment #6.6 by: gina on 17 Sep 2011, 00:26 GMT|
well let me tell you i took this pill for 2 years now once a day and it is now making me have chest pains yes i lost 103 lbs off it but hello of coarse this will effect your heart and the problem is you keep loosing weight so u want to keep taking the pill i see a doctor evry month for this and not once never had one sysptom until today so please be careful because this is a very high and powerful diet pill that can mess with your heart!
|Comment #6.7 by: cc on 02 Nov 2011, 00:17 GMT|
AGREE!! Drinking lots of water will help tramendously with dry mouth and throat and also with weight loss. If u r up moving around most of the day it will burn off some of the energy
reducing any on edge feeling or gitters, it will also help with winding down throughout the day so that you can sleep at night. You have to give your body time to adjust to it
|Comment #7 by: andi on 31 Jan 2009, 18:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have taken it one day and do not like how I felt at all. Never had one, but felt on the edge of a nervous breakdown all day! Yuck! Nervous, twitchy. can't take loud noises and ready to scream at my family all day. Not to mention, I could not sleep, felt jumpy and unable to relax. Does this go away or not? If not, can't do this at all! Any advice?
|Comment #7.1 by: townsley32 on 06 Dec 2010, 19:31 GMT|
I too have been taking phentermine a long time and am very dependent. I am also realizing I need to get off soon because, I am getting dizzy ALL the time and it is very scary. I would love to talk to anyone who is going through this. my e-mail address is email@example.com Thanks:))
|Comment #8 by: wayne on 25 Feb 2009, 20:26 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My wife has been on this crap for about a year now. Yes it works, but she can't sleep, has chest pains, and is very moody. She has finally gotten to her goal weight, but does not want to stop taking the pills. She has gotten addicted to being hyped up. She is spending less time with our kids and is talking about a divorce. I have been nothing but supportive, but i wish i could go back a year and talked her into a different weight loss program.
|Comment #8.1 by: michelle on 14 Aug 2009, 12:48 GMT|
Ihaven't had any side effects...just the appetite suppressant, which is what I need. I sleep just fine....BUT, I know to avoid the caffeine and to eat even when I don't feel like it. I eat nothing but live foods...whole grains, fruits, vegetables..drink water...fish, grilled meats. I also work out like a horse!!!
In all honesty, I think some of her behavioral 'changes' are beyond phentermine. Your wife sounds like she needs to adjust to her 'new self'. Maybe counseling?
|Comment #8.2 by: Rhonda on 09 Mar 2010, 09:44 GMT|
I agree with Michelle... I think that your wife's personality changes are from something other than the pills. I am not a doctor but I am a woman who has been through weight loss before. Perhaps her "new body" has given her a new self confidence that she likes, and she is enjoying her improved self image, which you see as a "negative" change. I say if you want to make it work, encourage her and tell her how beautiful she is and how proud of her you are. Be there for her with love and support! If you don't, someone else will, if you get my drift!!
|Comment #8.3 by: Lisatrublu on 16 Apr 2010, 13:20 GMT|
Wayne, Save your marriage and get advice from a trusted Doctor of Psychiatry. How can you be expected to handle an addict. Don't give up; instead of being frustrated, stay cool and fight for your marriage.
|Comment #8.4 by: Jim Thompson on 07 Jul 2010, 14:59 GMT|
I would suggest getting her chest implants...that would counteract any ego boost she may have received from the weight loss. That should fix things for you....
|Comment #8.5 by: liz on 04 Jan 2011, 16:33 GMT|
I have mood changes on it and over react on it. It does happen with this drug.
|Comment #8.6 by: David on 10 Jun 2012, 23:51 GMT|
In response to your comment regarding talking your wife into a different weight loss program... Can I ask what weight loss program she participated in? My wife is considering the Rivas Weight Loss program and from what I understand they prescribe this drug as well. I do not want to encourage or support a program that is going to cause more problems for her in the long run.
|Comment #8.7 by: jimmy on 12 Jun 2012, 01:01 GMT|
i feel for you my wife has been on this since nov 2011 has lost 30 plus pounds looks great but she is addicted to this and barely eats. loves ice cream and desserts but can eat them and lose weight gets this from her doctors pa. she is moody and takes sleeping pills and lexapro. this stuff is not only ruinning a awesome lady but destroying a family at the expense of some extra weight. i see some comments about maybe changes being from your wifes new self image,not buying that here i told my wife she is a beautiful woman whose husband is still in love with her after 20 years i get no response because she is in a daze of doubt. support your wife, pray to god and talk to her doctor.
|Comment #9 by: Anna on 05 Mar 2009, 19:36 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking phentermine for about a month and a half and to me it is a very good diet supplement. I do get a little moody sometimes but nothing over the wall. I do not get any other symptoms like chest pains or anything of that nature. I however did find that when i started taking them i was taking a whole pill and it kind of made me feel like I was on speed and I did not like that so I contacted my physician and he told me to take a half of a pill and I feel much better when I take it and a half a pill works just as good for me. So all in all I think it may just be how one persons body reacts to it from anothers. If any of you want to continue to take it try taking a half and see how it works for you!
|Comment #9.1 by: lisa on 13 Jul 2010, 11:01 GMT|
iv been using the drug for a while now and yes i feel a little like im on speed and iv had no other side effects, i eat salad for lunch and a fat free meal at night and a slice of toast for breakfast, im on 30mg a day and i feel and look so much better, maybe im the lucky one.
|Comment #9.2 by: meka on 21 Aug 2010, 16:54 GMT|
how much have u lose guys
|Comment #9.3 by: Prima on 16 Jan 2012, 05:33 GMT|
I took Phentermine for 10 years, stopped in between a few months and then re-started. Total was at least 10 years of being highly addicted. This drug changed my life. I became angry, paronoid, aggressive and completely isolated myself from my family. I wanted a divorce and I got one. I tried to stop taking the pills but would get severe withdrawelers, cry and be sad, I would do anything to get those pills... I even went on the streets looking for amphetemines. I started taking the pills I was 148 lbs, 5ft. tall, my doctor prescribed them after the birth of my son. In the first 2 weeks I lost 17 pounds., without even excercising at all! Turns out I went down to 98 pounds and became anorexia. Now, after 10 years of NOT taking any pills, I am so fat and miserable and hate myself. I don't get dressed, I stay in my house all day. I am 52 years old and I now weight 160 lbs. I would still go on those pills again but my doc that prescribed them retired and I have no idea where to get them. They made me feel energetic and full of life. Just donot take them longer than a year. Go to a gym and keep the weigth off. I wish I had the energy to join a gym now but I don't.
|Comment #10 by: Peggy on 08 Mar 2009, 18:10 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking phentermine for about 2 months now. The only real symptom I experience is dry mouth, which is not really a problem for me because it actually helps me drink more water...lol. I just carry a bottle of water with me everywhere I go and that takes care of that. It really helps suppress my appetite. Sometimes I have to remember to eat but I'm following my doctors orders and eat 3 balanced meals a day. So far I have lost 25 pounds. I have tried every diet there is out there and none of them worked. I'm taking the pills under a doctors close care and so far so good.
|Comment #11 by: lisa on 30 Mar 2009, 22:45 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I was taking phentermine about a year ago 15mg the weight came off very fast my DR gave me a new RX for 20mg and I took those a while to maintain my weight and then she took me off of them slowly.. My appetite came back almost worse than before and I gained almost 10lbs back in about 2 months.. I started buying 37.5mg from a friend and it got to the point where I felt nothing from them... I am totally addicted and have recently went to my dr and lied and told him I have ADHD to get adderall but he gave me ritalin.. the ritalin is keeping the weight off but I feel like my heart is racing all of the time... I dont want to stop taking it because I am obsesed with keeping weight off and I am very depressed when I dont take them... I would suggest anyone who is considering any form of meth for weight loss to becareful I worry everyday about what I am doing to my heart and yet I can not stop
|Comment #11.1 by: michelle on 14 Aug 2009, 12:57 GMT|
Get off the drugs... you may want to consider rehab if you are addicted.
The drug is meant to help guide you into a healthy lifestyle...
Eat well, exercise... there are no short cuts to weight loss.
|Comment #11.2 by: dm on 28 Jun 2010, 23:12 GMT|
i just read ur blurb about phen addiction and you totally speak my languauge to a tee. Is the ritalin working out for you? Would love to chat. please email me
|Comment #12 by: Candace on 31 Mar 2009, 20:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I went on it in Feb of 08 to Aug 08. I gained alot of weight when I was pregnant w/ my son and felt so disgusting and was willing to try anything to get it off. I just didn't have any willpower when I was that heavy to control diet/excercise, it seemed so hopeless. I went from 195 to 137 when I went off the pills. I think I lost a little more than some b/c I used all the energy from the pills to do intense 40 min cardio everyday. They were very addicting and I felt horrible and had to lay in bed pretty much for a few days when I went off them. Well, I weighed myself last week and I was 148 and that made me pretty depressed to have gained back 10 pounds so I am on them again. I had a prescription filled today after having borrowed a few from a friend. I know I must break this cycle, but it is sooo hard to have such extreme willpower I honestly don't know how people do it without pills. What makes it worse is that I had so many complements from family and friends and people who hardly knew me, and I feel like I can't lose all that now
|Comment #12.1 by: Nicko on 26 Nov 2009, 04:26 GMT|
I have been on phentermine for 5years off and on. When I first started taking it, it took 7months to loose 42lbs, but I did it. Then I stopped taking it and gained 32lbs back in 3months. Started it back up and can only lose 10-15lb but that's because I take water pills too. It messes with my chest, I have mood swings, can't sleep and very jumpy. I know that this medication is doing this to me, but I don't want to get back to being heavy. The stupid part is I still eat what I want and taking the pills. I have become addicted to this medication but not even losing weight anymore. I am on this forum to stop taking the pills and to do it the healthy way. I feel that I have done major damage to my body and is scared to go to the doctor to find out just how bad it is. I'm 37yrs old with two kids and I feel that I can die to soon. So if you are going to take this medication, exercise and eat right, then when you reach your goal taper off of it and continue the healthy way. GOD bless.
|Comment #13 by: Marge on 07 Apr 2009, 03:57 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I was wondering if anyone has tried 2 phens in one day. I've been on it for about a month (the 37.5) and 1 doesn't do anything for me. I've lost about 11 lbs. From 162 to 151. Just curious! Sounds like a bad a idea after reading this but I was just wondering if it wasn't doing any thing at all for me if that was a bad idea?
|Comment #13.1 by: Kim on 06 May 2009, 17:32 GMT|
WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO EVEN TRY THAT? YOU WILL PROBABLY END UP OVERDOSING IF YOU DID THAT! MY DOCTOR SAID YOU SHOULD LOSE ABOUT 20 LBS IN 2 MONTHS ON THIS DOSE, AS I AM ON THE SAME DOSE.
|Comment #13.2 by: Jason on 17 Aug 2010, 07:30 GMT|
Yeah I usually take 2 37.5's at a time then about two hours later take 1 more. although I just do that to get high. I've only been taking them about 3 months though. I've taken 5 in a da before. Then at night when its time to go to bed I take a 2mg xanax to sleep. Then repeat I don't suggest iit but I have a very addictive nature.
|Comment #13.3 by: Kimmie on 21 Aug 2010, 00:53 GMT|
Right after having my 2nd child I almost hit 200 pounds. I weighed in at 189. I started phetermine for a good year in 2007-2008. I lost 45 pounds in 6 months taking half the pill. My remedy was running the treadmill 30-45 mins 4x a week eating legumes, beans, soy milk, good size of meat protein. I ate 3 meals a day, healthy snacks all day long, took mutlivitamins. I also wrote in my journals regarding my progress. It really helps. Doing all this helped me understood that it wasn't just the pill, it was my motivation, the pill was just a temporary booster. I only experienced the cotton mouth, headaches
|Comment #13.4 by: lola on 02 Sep 2010, 21:34 GMT|
Jason, where do you get your adipex from?
|Comment #13.5 by: liz on 04 Jan 2011, 16:36 GMT|
11 pounds is normal for a month
|Comment #13.6 by: friend on 13 Jan 2011, 07:35 GMT|
dont do it my friend did and almost died in my car we had to give her cpr
|Comment #13.7 by: Donna on 16 Jan 2012, 16:49 GMT|
I lost 48 lbs. on these pills in 6 months, felt great. Didn't excercise a day in my life. I became addicted to this pills. Very hard to stop taking them. You become extremely depressed and sad. After not taking them for 6 months, I had absolutely no energy, I gained 25 pounds back I then went back on and could only lose 8 pounds. So I was addicted, and couldn't lose weight anymore. These pills made me want to smoke cigarettes. I was never a smoker. It was horrible how I craved for cigarettes. Did anyone elso become a smoker while taking these pills ?
|Comment #14 by: Lilly on 08 Apr 2009, 15:18 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Yes, I take one 30mg in the am and 1 at dinner time. It has only been about a week and I have dropped 11 lbs. I feel great-I have to rember to eat and i'm a tad moody but other than that I will continue untill I meet my goal. As of yet, i have not had limb tingling, heart racing or anything else bad. I actually feel better than I did before I started taking them. I would recomend them to anyone having problems with will power :).
|Comment #14.1 by: michelle on 14 Aug 2009, 12:54 GMT|
You are abusing the drug! It is designed to help you....When used inproperly, you abuse your body! PLEASE STOP!
|Comment #14.2 by: jess on 20 Sep 2010, 02:11 GMT|
I can't believe your Dr would still let you take them after losing 11 lbs in a week. Thats to much to quick. your only spose to lose 2-3 lbs a week. Losing it that quickly means you'll just gain it right back when your done. Trust me. Slow down.
|Comment #15 by: Mandy on 22 Apr 2009, 15:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I took half a phen (37.5) years ago with effexor and lost 60 pounds and I still think back and say it was some of the happiest times in my life. I was able to do everything and be everything I wanted to be. I had a hard time sleeping though. I used phen off and on for a year and a half. I watched what I ate and worked out 5 times a week. Then gave birth to my daughter and gained all the weight back.
Now after years of not taking it I am on it again. I felt I had no choice I am extremely over weight and needed some help to get me started. But, am taking lamictol and the phen and am feeling nausea and aggravated almost angry. I am barely able to tolerate my family. And I literally feel sick. So at this moment I have to figure out do I go off the phen and try to do it alone. I am scared to do it on my own I have only been on it a week and am not sure if I can do it on my own. I am in a real predicament here.
|Comment #15.1 by: Tati on 07 May 2009, 18:09 GMT|
It Sounds That You Are Becomig Too Dependent On Phen, I Think You Should Stop Taking It, People Become Addicted To This Pill. There Are Places That Can Help You Loose Weight Like Weight Watchers If You Believe You Can't Do It On Your Own. GOOD LUCK!!
|Comment #16 by: dee on 27 Apr 2009, 20:16 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i don't really know what to say about the people that have had so many problems with phen. i'v been taking them for three years off and on. what i mean is when it get very stressed at work or something and all i what to do is eat all the wrong things i'll take them to help me get back on track. i don't want to be supermodel thin a size ten is good for me. i've had some of the s/s like dry mouth and insomia when i first start taking them and the dr told me i will have heart palpatations and after taking them a while the side effects tappered off. I Look Great. Discipline yourself as you take them, yes i know it may be easy if you don't have an appetite, but tapper off slowly and trust yourself and make it a lifestyle change. while on them find new healthy recipes and get an excercise buddy, routine (consistancy) is key. Good Luck!
|Comment #17 by: Kim on 06 May 2009, 17:27 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I do not know why people are suffering such severe side effects. My Doctor has prescribed the medication to me and made me aware of the side effects that could happen. I have been on the medication now for a little over a month and have not had one single side effect. Maybe I am just lucky but sometimes I think people make themselves feel the side effects because they just expect them. To all who have had the side effects are you eating properly or not eating at all? I would reccommend for anyone who is curious about it to try it out. I have lost 26 pounds in a month with diet and excercise. I feel great !
|Comment #18 by: Tati on 07 May 2009, 15:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I Have Been Taking A 37.5mg Of Phen For The Past Two MOnths, The Side Effect I Had The First Two Weeks Were Horrible Headaches, Very Dry Mouth, constipation, and mood swings. I Still Have The Dry Mouth Side Effect But The Other Are Gone, Constipation is gone Because I'm Drinking Lots Of Water And Fiber, But I've Noticed That I'm Starting To Develop Insomnia, Sometimes I Sleep For Only 5hrs, But On The Weekends Since I Don't Work I OVERSLEEP(i sleep for around 10 to 12 hrs). Anyway My Point Is That My DOCTOR did talk to me about the side effects and I Already Knew That In This World There Is No Weight Loss Pill That Won't Affect Your Body In Anyway, Even Too Much Vitamins Can Be Harmful For Your Body, For Example taking in too much vitamin D can cause the calcium levels in our blood to be quite high, it can result in changes in heart rhythm and kidney damage. So For Those Lady Out There That Want To Try It PLEASE Talk To A Doctor First And Do Not Make The Mistake Other People Make Which IS OVERDOSE!!!
|Comment #19 by: Rye on 17 May 2009, 18:45 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I started Phentermine four days ago, and have thus far had no problems. My endocrinologist actually put me on the pill because I am gaining serious weight while I transition from hyperthyroid to hypothyroid due to an autoimmune disease. In just a few days, I have already lost 6 pounds, and I feel great. I know I am supposed to have some complaint, and my only complaint is that it so effective at taking care of my hunger, that I have to force myself to eat. When I do eat, I am making better choices because I want to train myself how to eat properly so that when I am off of Phentermine, I will have made a lfiestyle change that will hopefully positively impact me.
I know that Phernetermine needs to be respected (not abused like the users above who are just waiting for rehab), I am using it as a tool while I detox from 29 years of bad eating. It can help get me where I want to be so that when I achieve my weight loss goal, I can independently maintain that weight without the need for a diet pill. I wouldn't ever choose such a drastic step, but when you're gaining 20 pounds in a month and suffering from breathing problems because of your weight, this option was my best. Thyroid problems (which I used to mock when I'd hear someone who was obese blame for their weight) are very serious and it's something that is life changing.
I cannot condone the use of Phentermine for vanity pounds or for people who want an easy way out, but I can support it thus far as an alternative for people with an under-active thyroid who are truly trying to lose weight with little success.
Good luck to those who want to abuse this medication, I hope your have good insurance and a family that is willing to support you when you eventually head off to rehab.
|Comment #19.1 by: Laura on 08 Jun 2011, 15:11 GMT|
That's the same with me, only I started with hypothyroidism and move to hyperthyroidism after a few months on my synthroid. My endocrinologist prescribed it to me under the pretense that it was a nasal decongestant that would raise my metabolism a bit, to help take the weight off from the thyroid issues, and I really do feel a lot better. I was surprised to figure out that it was actually a diet pill, but thus far I have not had any negative side effects.
A year ago, when I was finally diagnosed with hypothyroidism, I was 60 pounds overweight (which for my height it relatively bad). Before I got on my thyroid medicine I had developed an excellent diet and exercise plan I was on, it was just impossible for me to lose any weight. Now that my thyroid is under control, I take one 37.5mg per day and maintain that excellent diet and exercise program, and I'm already lost 10 of those pounds :).
The thing that helps in this situation is to not just stick to the same diet and exercise plan you were on while taking it after you're done, but to kick it up a bit to keep the weight off. It'll be difficult without the extra energy, but as the Navy SEALS say "The only easy day was yesterday!".
|Comment #20 by: Debbie on 18 May 2009, 18:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking Phentermine for two years now for ADD. I took it previously for weight loss and was surprised when it was prescribed for my ADD.
#1 - Phentermine worked fabulously for the weight loss years ago and the only reason I gained weight again was the five children I had after I stopped taking it.
#2 - After taking Phentermine for two years, I can officially say I have never had any of the side affects mentioned in this article. And, I did not develop a dependence on it either. I stopped taking it for a couple months just because I was in a situation where I could not afford it for a time. However, I did end up having problems directly associated with ADD.
My blood pressure has never spiked. In fact, I'm in excellent health. I'm 34, a single mother with eight children, I look like I'm 23, I feel great, and life really couldn't be much better.
I dunno - Frankly, I think people try to scare the begeezus out of people with side effects to push another agenda sometimes. I think that, in the end, everyone needs to be very involved in their own healthcare and do what's right for themselves. Don't let the doctors be czars over your healthcare!
|Comment #20.1 by: Lola on 15 Sep 2010, 10:03 GMT|
You say that Doctors shouldn't be czars of our own healthcare, yet you are taking the medications they prescribe to you? Is that not a contradiction?
|Comment #20.2 by: SUNSHINE on 14 Jul 2012, 21:44 GMT|
THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH FOR THIS COMMENT......UP UNTIL THIS POSTING, I WAS KIND OF FREAKING OUT! HAVE BEEN ON IT FOR 15 MONTHS NOW, LOVE IT, AND HAD DECIDED TO TRY TO COME OFF BECAUSE MY BODY HAD BECOME IMMUNE TO IT. THE THING IS, I FEEL GREAT, LOOK SO MUCH BETTER, AND AM IN BETTER HEALTH THAN I HAVE BEEN IN 15 YEARS. I WORK OUT 3 OR 4 DAYS A WEEK, EAT OK, CHEAT OCCASIONALLY, BUT FOR THE MOST PART, TRY TO STAY SMART. ITS JUST SO GOOD TO SEE A POSITIVE RESPONSE ON HERE. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR EASING MY MIND.
|Comment #21 by: basic thought on 19 May 2009, 00:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Phentermine is a great weight loss drug. You lose weight easily and have increased energy. A healthy weight will avoid many other serious problems associated with obesity. What really irks me is having to messages that tell you to just eat healthy and exercise and you will lose weight. Like as if we havent tried that a billion times. If only you had grilled chicken and lettuce and run a few miles you would be a healthy weight. It is complete arrogance to assume that we are just lazy and that somehow they, who have no weight issues are somehow excellent examples of good eating habits and daily exercise, what a load of crap! ... and finally when a pill allows us to eat normally and be full of energy people say that you will die and that we are junkies. try walking a day in our shoes before you open your mouth.
|Comment #21.1 by: candace on 21 May 2009, 01:03 GMT|
Hi, I totally agree with you! I had gained so much weight at one point and I was only 26 y/o and thought "wow, I am relatively young and this big!". I was soooo depressed and went into a dressing room at a department store and seriously, I didn't even recognize my own body that I was staring at in the mirror.
I tried really hard after that to diet/excercise, but was just so down about everything that I couldn't summon the willpower, so I would turn to food once again, and the cycle would continue.
Then I saw many women in our town (it became a HUGE trend here) losing weight that had always been overweight. So, I found out and tried it myself. Let me tell everyone. that is one of the BEST things I have ever done. I used that 6 months to collect lots of low calorie recipes w/ foods I love and even though I havn't excercised or hardcore calorie restriction I have only gained back 10-15 Lbs in almost a year. I don;t know about anyone else, but I was at such a bad point and
it help me get to my goal (and more) when I without a doubt never could have done it by myself! I know without this pill I would still be overweight and pre-diabetic.
Also, I know that I could go back on this pill for a month and excercise/restrict calories and be back at my "perfect weight" which I am about to do again for summer!
|Comment #21.2 by: Shari on 16 Jan 2010, 03:34 GMT|
Bravo! I couldn't agree more! I have recently lost 20lbs on my own, no Phen but now I hit a brick wall. I just cannot lose any more. So I turned to Phen and I have never been happier. People can say that we are taking the easy way out, but I look at is as we are taking the smart way out. I'm not the one that is going to be depressed come summer time because I can't fit into my bikini..
I believe, those individuals (including myself) who stood up to society, grew some balls, and put ourselves out there to take Phen, should not be belittled by people just because they don't agree with our decision. It is our decision to do as we please with our lives.
|Comment #21.3 by: skinny wife on 16 Oct 2010, 01:02 GMT|
I SOOOOOOO agree.......You took the words right out of my mouth
|Comment #21.4 by: Chrissy on 29 Nov 2010, 20:59 GMT|
ABSOLUTELY! I am an aerobics INSTRUCTOR, at one point I was teaching 11 classes a WEEK! At 5'3", my 168 lb frame won't BUDGE! And I teach High-Intensity, High-Impact Aerobics! I am a careful chef in the kitchen, substituting for fatty foods and including vegetables into eveything. I have followed diets with no success. I even had my thyroid tested, thinking "Maybe it's hypothyroid!" But no - I am fit, healthy...and overweight. It's not because I'm LAZY and it IS arrogant to assume "fat people" just don't work out or eat healthy. I have done everything right. I won't say Phentermine is a cure-all, I have been on it for a month now and my side effects are dry mouth and headaches. Even still, I have only lost 10 pounds on the medicine! My body is seeminly resistant to ANY weight loss, which is why I had to pursue some alternate ideas. The medicine helps because I am not hungry all the time, and it controls how much I eat when I eat normally. I can eat one small plate at dinner and not look for anything else afterward! It's been helpful at getting my eating "amount" under control, where before I felt I was caught in a vicious cycle - exercise vigorously to lose weight, then my body tries hard to eat all the calories I need to maintain my weight and energy level.
|Comment #22 by: mayra on 28 May 2009, 23:16 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i've reading all the opinions from this page.
well, I've Been taking Phentermine 37.5mg for 2 months now.with a doctor supervision. i visit my doctor every week .
i was wondering about the dangerous of this pill and I was afair when i read this article but reading some opinions make me relax.i think that it depends on your body reaction.i feel so great w/this pill.i change alot since a start taking it. it has side effects but they dont bother me. such dry mouth n insomia. i like this pill cause a have more energy then before. i run 5 days a week for 30-45 min.and feel great. my goal is to lose 40 pounds.and iready lost 25 lbs in 2 months. cause im still cheating.that only way that im lossin its cuase im eating less and doing exercise.but i still eating everthing i want.
what this dotor does.
1. they do blood test.
2.for women over 40 yrs. they do a cardio test.
3.gives you a diet and exercise workouts for best results.
4.they gives u a b12 & lipo shot.(lipo shot if u want).
5.check outs every week.
thats it!. for a low price and i love it.feel so great.happy and my husband loves me more cause i am an active wife. and for those who thinks that u will get addicted.thats wrong noboby gets addited just if u want.it depends on you what to get addited.is in ur mind. not on expecting ur thoughts.
good luck for those who've been tryn phent. and like it. and never overdosee its just one pill everday between 10 am-2 pm no bfore and no after.
|Comment #22.1 by: Mayra on 27 Oct 2009, 21:09 GMT|
I saw ur post and was wondering how ur doing and if ur still taking the pill? Im considering on taking it. My Doctor also sees me regularly and offers those B12 shots. Hope to hear from u.
|Comment #22.2 by: Jami on 17 Jan 2012, 05:39 GMT|
You are an ignorant moron
|Comment #22.3 by: Jenn on 11 Jun 2012, 00:10 GMT|
Are you participating in a weight loss program or is this something your family doctor has recommended? I have gained 25lbs after having my 2nd child and want to get back to the weight I was before getting pregnant which was 170lbs. Im not looking to get super skinny...just back in my clothing and feeling more confident! I do not know of any Drs in my area that would even consider this pill for weight loss...thats why I wondered if you were participaiting in at some kind of weight loss clinic??? HELP!!
|Comment #23 by: Zuky on 18 Jun 2009, 05:37 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I agree a Mayra, before you get this medication by a certified Dr they have to do a bunch of health tests, if u don't pass them like if u have high blood presure or if u have any conditions or any indication that this medicine is going to do bad for your halth I can guarantee you that you won't be getting this medication by a responsible certified Dr. I've been taking this medication for about 6 months and you do get lots of headache and since the pill won't let you sleep I recomend everyone to take it early in the morning. If you feel the pill is making you shaky or if you feel nausea instead of taking the hole pill just take half of the pill for 2 weeks to impose your body to the medicine. During these 6 months I have lost 127 pounds and that's because I take the pill for one month and I skip the following month because I don't want to make it a habbit. I also work out 2 hours a day for 3 days a week when I'm taking the pill because the pill by it self will make you lose the weight but all your muscles will go away with the Xtra pounds.this pill might not be the healthiest way to lose xtra pounds but I can guarantee you that is the fastest way to lose weight up to 10 pounds a week !!!! Awesome pill and the side effects:(, well it can't be a perfect magic pill... The only bad thing is the side effects but is not anythng u can't control ....... I recomend the pill. 110%
|Comment #24 by: MARIE on 03 Jul 2009, 11:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
do not take 2 phen at one time it can be FATAL! Give it time to work for you. In the mean time do 45 to 1hr of walking on treadmill / elliptical 5 days a wk I ASURE you you will get RESULTS!!!
|Comment #25 by: marie on 03 Jul 2009, 12:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
heyy Zuky WOW.. 127lbs good for you! Ive been on mine for past 3 months and have lost 35lbs. I work out 5 days a week sometimes six and I do 45 to 1hr on elliptal or treadmill and in between the 5 days I go to ZUMBA class for one hour, but I have not lost 10 pounds in a week it just comes off gradually. RESULTS are extremly showing on me and people in ZUMBA class that I dont even know walk up to me and say wow you have lost weight and many of my friends say this is the skinniest they have ever seen of me they say im disappearing.
|Comment #26 by: Stephanie on 14 Jul 2009, 04:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I got Phen prescribed to me from the #1 heart doctor in the state I live in. I took it for the first time and I had alot energy.. I almost felt like running a mile! I have two kids and after the first one the weight came off easy. With the second one, I was stuck in a rut for almost 2 years. I see wonderful results already and havent really experienced the aweful side effects listed. Everyone is different, if its not for you, then dont use it. Im monitored by my doctor and Im not purchasing it over the internet or abusing it in anyway.
|Comment #27 by: Ashley on 23 Jul 2009, 01:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Ive been on it for 8 days now,my mood swings are so unbelievable...its crazy im just angry and depressed 24/7...i dont know if its because im 19 so ive got some serious pms mixed in with the phent but i just cant control it!!! I also have serious tremors and my heart does race all of a sudden quite often.On the first few days i was so nauseas but thats not so bad any more.Im also eating one healthy meal a day and working my ass of at the gym.I have become such a brat of a girl i just seriously hope its going to be worth it in the end. :(
|Comment #28 by: cindy on 26 Jul 2009, 20:57 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I enjoyed taking phentermine for two months and lost about 20 lbs in two months, then it stopped working. I realized that I was finally alert during the day and not drinking two pots of coffee and falling asleep driving. I did some research and diagnosed myself with ADD. I asked my doctor for Adderall. Now I'm taking that for about a week, does work for appetite but not as well. Some people are nicer to me, and others seem to be meaner towards me at work, but I'm enjoying the attentio I get as being thin. I am not as spiritually in tune though, and do not feel inner peace thru all of this. However, I was really depressed before-eating ALL the time, and now I am not. I'm able to function more productively. i'm not afraid of dying actually. Whatever. When your times up .... Adios.
|Comment #28.1 by: cpa4umoney on 07 Sep 2012, 17:13 GMT|
what kind of doctor do you go to where YOU can diagnose yourself and he prescribes medication that YOU request per YOUR diagnosis???? Sounds like a quack . . . .
|Comment #29 by: candy on 02 Aug 2009, 02:26 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking phentermine 30mg for 2 weeks. I started working out 2 to 3 days a week in Nov 2008 when i realized i weighed 222. I got my weight down to 206 and hit a plateau for a few months. Since taking phentermine two weeks ago im down to 194. The pill has been nothing but good to me! I recommend this pill to anyone who is trying to lose weight.
|Comment #30 by: Zoe on 19 Aug 2009, 10:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I live in the UK where it's impossible to get Phentermine so like millions of others I have no choice but to go to one of these online pharmacies in the US without a prescription places to get some, you just fill in a health questionnaire thing. After about just over a week I received them yesterday in the post from Barcelona, Spain. I have done a lot of online research regarding this drug so I know the pros and cons, read loads of articles, looked at pictures of the different types of drug, read and taken part in blogs/forums from people already on it etc and I look forward to start taking them myself which I plan to from next week on Monday as I have quite a few social events this week which involve too much alcohol. I only ordered 30 initially as I want to try it first, but I'm hoping it lives up to it's name for me as is seems to so many others. Yes I am doing it this way at entirely my own risk, I know that, but I will do anything to be skinny and that's the sad fact. I've tried Xenical before which an old doctor did prescribe me but I didn't get on with it, it was way too much effort always having to read every food label for fat content and being so strict cooking each meal to make sure it didn't go over the amount of fat you could have to avoid those horrible side effects I ended up eating next to no fat so this pills didn't work anyway. I went on a three month liquid diet and lost over three stone, but unless you do maintenance after a programme like that it can creep up on you and you end up back at square one. A year or so ago I ordered a prescription only (I didn't have one obviously) appetite suppressant drug online and was totally amazed at how I drastically reduced food intake. I was impressed at my ability to say no I don't want anything as I wasn't hungry and I liked that level of control the drug had over me. So fingers crossed Phentermine will be my friend and treat me good like that too so I get to be the thin girl that's inside me at last.
|Comment #30.1 by: none on 27 May 2012, 04:10 GMT|
What site did you find phentermine? I can't find anyone that sells it, legitimately snyway. Either you pay for it and it never comes or it's an imitation and it doesn't work. Could you give me the name of the online pharmacy, email me or something? I'm desperate for it.
|Comment #31 by: Cynthia on 19 Aug 2009, 15:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking phen on and off for a 1yr. Yes, after a while, your body develops a tolerance to the drug and one will not feel the energy increase or appetite suppresion like when first starting the drug. Thats why its important to have a "drug holiday" or a few days off the drug. Its really just a adjunct to making a lifestyle change. If you dont make the decision to eat right and exercise enough to loss weight, and use phen to make healthy eating decisions then of course phen is not for you!
|Comment #32 by: Stephanie on 22 Aug 2009, 02:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I posted back on July 14th. I just want to say I started my pills on July 13th and Ive lost 16 lbs since then. I love Phentermine. I get really good results too when I dont take it on Saturday and Sunday.. Seems to keep working great and not building a tolerance to it. Even when I dont take it those two days, Im still not hungry like I used to be. It totally changed my metabolism.. Im sure its because its still in my system, but I just have the mind set to not eat like that anymore.
|Comment #33 by: Ann on 05 Sep 2009, 23:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hi everyone, there seem to be quite a few insults getting thrown back and forth on here between those who love phen and those who have had side effects. Let's just try to help each other. Who are any of us to judge?
I can only tell you my experience with Phen and it hasn't ended well. I was prescribed the pill under a doctor's care and took it as prescribed for the time prescribed with all the worst side effects everyone already mentioned. I went back to my doctor with my concerns but was assured that my heart rate, blood pressure, etc., were all OK and not to worry. So I continued. And was thrilled to have lost 20 pounds (I did lose muscle too) at which point I slowly weaned off the pill. In the year since then I have experienced awful hormonal problems (am too young for menopause issues), irregular or completely missed periods, severly raised leptin levels and gained back all of the weight plus more. I have a very healthy diet and exercise but to no avail. The weight keeps piling back on. I am now going to a natural doctor in addition to my primary care doctor. Both have reviewed my labwork and agree my hormones and metabolism are now a mess.
I cannot say for certain that this is do to the phentermine. But I know I was just fine before I took it ... just overweight. Now I'm overweight with a barrell of other issues the doctors can't seem to fix. Like I said, it's been a year and I'm still trying to get my body back to normal and hopefully "reset" my metabolism and hormones. I'll never take phentermine - or any diet pill - again. When you mess with your nervous system you mess with your body and your hormones. The body is miraculous and has amazing power to heal itself - I'm going to depend on that from now on. I don't blame the doctor or anyone else for my decision to take phen to begin with. It was my own stupid mistake I made looking for a "jumpstart". I won't tell you just to eat right and exercise and the weight will come off. Those things are very important but the body is more complex than that. You can have all the willpower in the world and still not be losing weight. Don't beat yourself up. But try to have the willpower to say no to phentermine. And I'm saying that as someone who didn't.
|Comment #33.1 by: Anna on 17 Aug 2010, 02:10 GMT|
It sounds like you might have hormonal issues before that became exacerbated by the Phen use. As women, our hormones and thyroid go hand in hand. Phen can work as a thyroid stimulant; ergo your hormones are affected. I do know I have hormonal issues (for many, many years) and oddly enough after 3 months on Phen my thyroid function was much higher (it's 2 points below normal regularly) and my hormones levels were much lower (which would make them normal, as mine are very high).
Unfortunately, it sounds as if the Phen worked in the opposite case for you. See a great OBGYN or Endocrinologist. I hope eveything works out for you.
|Comment #34 by: LH on 25 Sep 2009, 22:28 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've been taking phentermine for a year and a few months. I've tried getting off the medication. I've not been successful as I'm a mother of two little ones. It seems I just want to sleep without waking up or have no enegry to move. This is my third time trying to get off the medication... I'm doing good so far but have weird heart trouble. Suddenly it speeds up, then stops and with a big heart thump it goes back to normal again. I've experienced this a lot but I've gotten use to it. For the past year, I have been dealing with a pain around my left side towards my hip and waste. I have been for MRI's and CAT scans, also taken all varity of blood tests. So far nothing, however, when I stopped my last phentermine .. I started feeling better again with no pain. I could even walk a half mile without bending down and holding my stomach. I went back on phentermine as I couldn't have someone help me for a few weeks till I got back on my feet from all the side effects! I can't function. I sometimes have mo emotion left and feel very sad and moody. Today is my fifth day trying once again to get off the medication. For a few days I made sure it was a weekend were my husband was able to watch our kids and went to sleep everyday. When time came where he had to return to work, I took a half a pill, then today took a half of a half of a pill and tomorrow I plan on taking a quaternary of the half of a pill till .. I can stand being without it. The last time I stopped my meds, I stopped having pain but as soon as I went back on them, the pain return. I different heart beats and feel bothered all the time. Now please remember that I was sleeping on the meds and eating on them. Actually for taking it as long as I did, I couldn't stop eating sugary stuff! If I didn't have it I would have a dizzy spell and faint. Once I fainted hitting my head on my dresser with all the chaired and books on top of me while having uncontrolable convulsions! It was scary to have watched. Almost like a siezer! I'm really looking forward from the meds being out of my system! I hope to god that I can get my health back and my strength, as I feel weak all the time. I was 240lbs after giving birth and lost to 129lbs. However, the last few pounds I haven't been able to lose anymore to get bavk to my pre- pregnancy weight. If I get my strengh back, I am promising myself to eat better and exercise like I should have! I want to be healthy to watch my kids grow. My daughter is 4 and my son is 2! Anyway, the doctor who prescribed these meds to me was prescribing them to a couple of girls who were just 120lbs. I worry for their health too and why this doctor is prescribing it to them. Well I better get going my kids woke up from their nap and I'm writing this via my iPhone. I hope to god you ladies think about what important and go get a exercise machine or something rather then the easy way out. Your life is in stack! Don't let the pharamcudicals put your money in their pockets, and while going through a bunch of health issues.. They are sitting in their find resturants. Final decision is up to you! Good luck my dears'
|Comment #34.1 by: Gigi on 05 Jun 2011, 11:16 GMT|
OMG!!I had been scrolling down all of the comments,just wondering if i was the only one with the side effect of lower back pain.But mine is so severe,and my muscles lock up so bad within even 15min of taking it.And i already have severe muscle spasums from my anixety.So it gets horrible locked up,i spend more time begging my hubby to rub my back after some of the energy wears off some.I actually bruised my back in 2 different places,from rubbing my shoulder on the coner of my dresser its crazy! I dont know if its b/c i have such bad muscles spasums anyway,and taking my phentermine just makes it double for me,not to mention the constant unbearable lower back pain that gets so much worse!Yes it does more than help with the energy,which usually for me im like a slug.And since i have to pick up after my 6yr old and the hubby 24-7 that energy sure more than helps.I REALLY only love taking it cause i can get everything clean,& get so much needed energy.But i'm constantly biting my husbands head off over nothing,yelling at my son,and feel like i wanna kill someone.And everything is louder and pisses me off,and i just act crazy.My husband dosent take any kind meds at all,so he cant relate or understand.I got so crazy wacked out i managed to lose my bro,sis'n law and my lil' nieces & nephews.With all that it is so hard to get off of,when i run out i feel like complete hell and just feel i need that rush it gives me to get things done.And i've tryed vitamins,5hr energy shots,u name it.I HOPE TO GET OFF THIS MESS THOUGH.SORRY SO LONG PLZ W/B AND DOES ANYONE ON IT, SAY THINGS & JUST BLURT IT OUT,LIKE IT WAS UNCONTROLABLE,I SWEAR TO MY MOM THE MESS IS GOT SOME KIND OF TRUTH SERUM IT,NO IT SDS CRAZY BUT I HAS MADE ME SAY THINGS,& THEN I CANT BELIEVE I DID.AGAIN SORRY SO LONG BUT URS I SAW WAS ONE 1ST ONES MENTIONED BACKPAIN.ANYONE ELSE?AND THE CRAZY TRUTH SERUM THING OR I GUESS MAYBE 4 ME IT JUST GETS ME SO HIPED UP DONT EVEN REALIZE WHAT I SAY I GOT SO MUCH ENERY.BUT I WISH NEVER TOOK IT.
|Comment #35 by: andrea on 29 Sep 2009, 03:11 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I took phentermine for a bit less than 2 months in 2004. Within 1 week of starting, I went from about 10-15 minutes on my treadmill to 1 hour workouts. My appetite gradually decreased the point where I actually had an aversion to food and the process of eating. I was so uneducated about this drug that I thought this was a wonder drug and wondered why it was not being prescribed to more often. 11 lb weight loss first 2 weeks and about 10 in 2nd 2 weeks. By week 7,I began feeling tingling in my fingers and toes. By week 8 I lost the feeling in my leg for a few hours. One night, one side of my face went numb. I went to the ER and was subsequently hospitalized for about 8 days. Diagnosis = transient ischemic attacks or mini strokes. I could have died. I was on massive doses of blood thinners for about one year and have never fully regained my physical health or sense of well being since.
|Comment #35.1 by: Barbara on 15 Feb 2013, 15:07 GMT|
Thank you so much for your information on the awful experience you had with phentermine. I have been on it for 6 months and love the weight I'm losing and the extra energy I feel. However, I have had 2 episodes where half of my face and lips are completely numb (as if given a shot by a dentist), my right arm goes cold and numb as well as the hand and even the fingertips. My right hand stays frozen cold all the time. My husband thought I might be having a stroke and we rushed to my doctor's office. I have been taking these pills under his care; going to weigh in monthly at his office and he write's another month's prescription for the phentermine. To be on the safe side, I had the heart treadmill test and everything showed up normal (it was $2,000--good thing I have insurance). I haven't had anymore numbing, but after reading your comments, as well as all of these others, the risk is too high to keep taking this pill. I was actually going to ask my doctor to increase the Phentermine because I don't think it is working as well. Somehow, accidentally, I came across this webside about Phentermine. Although I have never stayed on a diet for even a month until taking Phentermine, I will continue on Weight Watchers without taking phentermine.
|Comment #36 by: Stephanie on 08 Oct 2009, 08:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been on phentermine for approx 2 months. My first 7 nights, I didn't know if I would make it through. The insomnia was unbelievable. It started to even out. Yes I had dry mouth some, but just continued to drink more water. I have also noticed constipation. I used to be regular, daily. Now 2-3 times a week. Within the past 3-4 nights I have been up through the night for 2-4 hours and itching.
NOW up until recently I believed the outcome outweighed the side effects. I have lost 30 lbs , have had more energy and it has taken away my appetite. But the itching thing though, that is what is getting to me now. I am not going to say 100% that it is the medicine. I have been under an extra amount of stress the past couple of weeks and that could have something to do with it. So I will go for my follow up next week and see what the Dr has to say.
I hope this will be a help to someone. I felt for myself the help with beginning the weight loss is what I have needed so that I can gain back a healthy lifestyle so that this will be permanent.
|Comment #36.1 by: bkp777 on 14 Oct 2012, 17:49 GMT|
i have had itching like ur talking about for years ..finally went to the doctor and they gave me xanax and hydroxyzine and trazadone for the itching..it has to do with anxiety. still itch like hell at night time alot though
|Comment #37 by: brandi on 09 Oct 2009, 07:32 UTC|| reply to this comment|
well i started taking phentermine two days ago. The first night i did not get more than an hour of sleep, and i only took a half of pill. It is day two and i still am not sleeping,has anyone else had this experience and will it go away?
|Comment #38 by: ana on 15 Oct 2009, 00:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
hello i loke this pill i been taking for almost 2 months and i lost 10 pds is amazing because im stll eating how i normally do just ofcourse way less than before ... the only thing i dont like is that i do get a big headache after 5 hr taking the pill but thats about it i work out 30 min 4 times a week and here im now i got 10 more pds to go i hope by the end of oct ill be good ...
|Comment #39 by: nicola on 02 Nov 2009, 19:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i took Phentermine for about 2 years and lost 1 stone but when i did stop taking them i became very depressed and no energy, and to top it all of i put the weight back on AND MORE.
So for me it was only temporary weight loss!!!
I would love to loose the weight again but there is noway do i want to try them again
AS FOR THE PEOPLE ON THESE TABLETS< GOD HELP U WHEN U DO CUM OF THEM CUZ U WILL FEEL IT!!! they r very addictive
|Comment #40 by: Romy on 12 Nov 2009, 18:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My friend is currently on this DRUG and she went crazy... She has been taking this drug for 3 months sand she seemed fine.. She has been stressed out lately and this past week she completely changed .. she seems ike she has schizophrenia... She is talking about the stars ,universe , numbers , signs, she is writing on her walls with secret messages.. She admitted thats she is abusing the drug with tons abbots of coffee, alcohol and marijuana.. she has not slept in 3 days and I called her family from NYC and they are coming to decide what we should do since she opposed rehab because she said she needs this mix to live.. she is walking around my house and circling poles and putting rocks everywhere n talking top herself. she is not the same n don't think she ever will be all cus of these stupid diet pills. DONT TALK THEM JUST WORK OUT!!! i lost my friend because of this.. She went nuts..
|Comment #40.1 by: katie on 10 Oct 2010, 15:47 GMT|
you said she was fine the first three months.
its not the pill thats making her bug out. its the pill mixed with the other stuff shes on. she s abusing the drug, obviously your not suppose to do that.
common since clearly states that if she was fine when she wasnt abusing the drug, but not fine whyle she was abusing it. shes crazy because shes abusing it. im sorry about your frie nd, but its not the pills fault shes abusing it.
|Comment #40.2 by: CNicole on 18 Jan 2013, 08:33 GMT|
She abused the drug, thats why she went crazy.
|Comment #41 by: 29palms on 07 Dec 2009, 18:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking phentermine for 4 days now. I have not weighed myself yet but I can already notice a difference in the way my clothes are fitting. I went to my doctor because no matter how much exercise I did or what I ate I just kept gaining. I used to work out 7 days a week for 2 hours and go for an hour walk at night. It is just so frusterating and I don't have time to do all that working out anymore. I get to the gym 5 days a week now for about an hour and half and nothing has helped so my doctor prescribed me this. I have had some sypmtoms like dry mouth, nausea and headaches the first three days. We will see how today goes. So far I like the pill I am just concerned that I am going to gain the weight back. I have to force myself to eat three meals a day, but when I do eat I am find myself making better choices than I did before. I find that I am not obsessing about eating or telling myself no that is a bad food. I am just gravitating towards healthier foods and in better porportions. I only plan to take this pill for 30 days though. In regards to the insomnia...I don't have a hard to falling alseep its just when I wake up I am up, I cannot go back to sleep which is ok because I feel like I have more energy and I don't feel tired all the time which is actually a relief.
Overall...I have had a good experience so far.
|Comment #42 by: Okie on phen on 18 Dec 2009, 22:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Like anything, you need to be responsible in taking any medication. Educate yourself. Yes, there are risks. My gosh, there are risks with ANY medication. Phentermine is NOT for the average joe. This drug should only be used by those needing to lose significant amounts of weight. The benefits need to outweigh the risks.
I have been on phentermine 37.5 for 4.5mo months. I have lost over 75lbs and still have another 35lbs to go. I will wean myself off the drugs when it gets to that point. I do not have any major side effects. The first week was the worst, with getting adjusted to it. But now, the worst 'side effect' I have is dry mouth. Which causes me to drink more water, which is a good thing! I do get hungry. I sleep very well at night. I am responsible in my eating choices. I exercise regularly. One of the things people need to do is make permanent lifestyle changes or the losses they have on phen will be temporary. You need to use this time to develop new habits. Something you can live with forever. Not just while on phen. It will be the only way to have long term success.
Also, phen is not for everybody. It will not work for everybody as everybody processes things differently. Be an ADULT. BE RESPONSIBLE. Own up to what ever 'issues' you had to got you to this point. The phen is an AIDE. It's not a cure all. It will take hard work and dedication.
|Comment #42.1 by: gingerbread1517 on 21 Jan 2011, 02:36 GMT|
I am starting to take this medication on 01/21/11****I am 5'4" and weight 220****I am suppose to be weighing 145 for my height. I realize that I do need help in doing this. I am determine to loose the weight and get off of taking blood pressure medicine. So those of you that do know the word of prayer, Pray with me and for me. I will do like wise will keep you informed on what the end is going to be..
|Comment #43 by: Jackie on 24 Dec 2009, 08:15 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I started phentermine on 9/2/09 at 185lbs. As of today I am 152lbs. I have lost a total of 33lbs in less than 4 months! I'm no saint when it comes to eating habits either (fastfood/candy bar junkie) so had I been I probably would have lost even more!!!
Phentermine helps control your appetite which was always my biggest problem. During this time period you need to SERIOUSLY change your eating habits! One thing that worked for me and still does is counting calories. At first I laughed at the idea of counting calories and thought that would never be me but now I'm addicted to recording them and haven't missed one day since the day I started the pill. I know what meals/snacks are low calorie and which ones to avoid. If there's a day where I go out to eat or have fast food then I make sure to eat a smaller and healthier dinner to make up for those extra calories. I still get to eat a lot of junk so I don't feel deprived whatsoever!
Phentermine decreases your appetite. The less you eat the more your appeitite/stomach will shrink. The only way you'll stretch your appetite/stomach is by overeating. If you're used to eating small meals over a 3-4 month time period then there's no reason to overeat or binge once you come off of the pills.
A friend of mine started phentermine the day after me and she has only lost 15lbs. That's only 1/2 of what I have lost so far. During her first month she lost 8lbs and then didn't lose 1lb during her 2nd month. She realized that she really needed to change her eating habits and that phentermine wasn't going to do all of the work for her. Another friend of mine did expect that and once she came off of the pills she gained all of the weight back!
Below are the side effects I experienced:
>Increased heart rate during the first couple of days (very common w/ diet pills).
>Dry mouth during the first week or two.
>Constipation - I'm lucky if I go 2-3 times a week.
>Decreased sex drive.
I never once had a problem falling asleep. My main complaint would be the constipation but these sides effects are only temporary and the pills are well worth the self confidence I have gained! I highly recommened it! For those of you that can't handle the petty side effects, I think it's just a sorry excuse to stay fat. You obviously aren't that serious about losing weight. Look at all of the side effects we experience from being overweight!!! Why don't you consider those health risks!!!
|Comment #44 by: ajack on 01 Jan 2010, 03:37 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking phentermine on and off for about 1yr . I have been feeling very moody and even feel lke I'm going to have a heart attack . I feel like diffrent foods that I eat with the pill give me these symptoms. I also am a mom with two children who put on a couple pounds . I started taking them to lose weight but they didn't work for me . But why I take them is for the energy and the high sex drive. Many of my friends have seen results of 10 to 20 pounds in just a month or two so I know they work for some but not for everyone... In a world where we are always on the go these pills will give u the pep to function like your a very productive person... I wish I could stop even though I only take a half pill a day but the feeling of power they give me makes me ignore all the bad symptoms I feel. Call me crazy but until u exsperiance what I have u can not talk... good luck to the many People who are addicted just like myself
|Comment #45 by: LISA LOPEZ on 04 Jan 2010, 15:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
MY SISTER AND I HAVE BEEN ON PHENTERMINE FOR ABOUT 7 MONTHS UNDER A PHYSICIANS CARE. WE HAS LOST SO MUCH WEIGHT UNLIKE THE OTHER DIET PLANS WE HAVE TRIED. THE ONLY SYMPTOMS WE HAVE HAD WAS DRY MOUTH AT THE BEGINNING. THE THING WE LIKED ABOUT THIS PILL IS YOU DO NOT EVEN HAVE TO EXERCISE AND STILL LOSE WEIGHT. ALSO WE HAVE TO FORCE OURSELVES TO EAT BECAUSE WERE NEVER HUNGRY. TO ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE TAKING PHENTERMINE ONLINE GET OFF THE PILL IT IS VERY DANGEROUS HOW DO I KNOW BECAUSE I TRIED IT AND I FELT LIKE I WAS GOING TO DIE . NOW IM USING THE PHENTERMINE UNDER A DOCTORS CARE I HAVE NOT HAD ANY BAD SYMPTOMS. WE ARE NOT ADDICTED TO THESE PILLS EITHER ON THE WEEKENEDS WE DO NOT TAKE THEM AND WE DO NOT HAVE WITHDRAWLS. BUT EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT BECAUSE I STILL EAT 3 TIMES A DAY AND MY SWEETS AND IM STILL LOSING...
|Comment #46 by: April Harrington on 05 Jan 2010, 18:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have taken phentermine since late September of 2009 and recently got off of the pill about 3-4 days ago 1-1-10. I lost 10 pounds by myself, which took about 3 months to do, so that's when I asked my doctor to put me on the diet pill, which she prescribed phentermine. The first month of taking the pill I lost 10 pounds, the second month I lost 5 pounds and the third month I lost 6 pounds. I went from 231 to 208 within two and half months. The last month, I was skipping days, due to the side effects of the pills. At the beginning, I had little to no appetite to eat, I stop eating all my favorite fatty foods, including fried foods, ice cream, doughnuts, cookies and etc. If I seen them in the store, I would not have a craving to purchase them. I took just a little portion to get full. I stayed up all night, I was energetic, moving around, couldn't sit down, I started having this twitch of rubbing my lips together, dry mouth, craving to drink more water then usual. Then toward the end of the second month, I begin to have chest pains from the middle of my chest to all the way across my chest, this happened about 5-7 times, but I still continued to take the pill. Then a few days ago, after the last chest pain episode, I knew that it was time for me to get off of them, because I knew that it was the medication that was causing these chest pains. After I completly stopped taking phentermine, I was having these excrucinating painfull headaches, throughout the day and all night long. I was beginning to feel sluggish, tired and irrible. I didn't want to be bothered with people and very short tempered. After seeing my doctor, she did mention that since I stopped taking the phentermine, my body is going throgh an withdrawal effect, which explains the headaches. I am gratefull, that I have trained my body to eat smaller portions, avoiding harmfull foods and motivation to excercise more. I have shrunk my stomach from a large size to a smaller size stomach. I still doesn't take me much to get full. Hopefully, I will continue with the same will power and determination to lose 60 more pounds. I am thankfull for the pill, but at the same time, I not very happy with the side effects from it.
|Comment #47 by: Sexy Girl on 06 Jan 2010, 18:27 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I used to weigh 135 before i had my son..After him I weighed 175..I recently got married with that extra joy i now weigh 197lbs.I am disgusted of myself..But the more i see food is the more i want. A friend Recommended Phentermine . I have been on the the pill for two days now..I take early morning walks for about 45 minutes..And i feel great already I have energy to burn.Can't wait to see what my weight looks like when i go the doctor next week...For those who are overweight...and don't feel good about yourself try it with exercise and watch what you eat..That is very important..
|Comment #48 by: Sheri on 09 Jan 2010, 01:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hi ,I first got my Lipo shot Monday, I then went back on Thursday and got my shot with Phen pills.This is my 2nd day taking the pills. when i returned Thursday I was happy to see that i HAD ALREADY LOST 1 LB.I had started eating right before I even got the pills,so what I am doing must be working.Yall have really scared me but hay different strokes for different foks.Most of yall don't admit that you smoke and also drink alchohol.Maybe thats a reason why you have attacks,and bad side affects.I just don't want to get addicted either and I appreciate yall infoming us to be safe.I don't plan on being on it everyday.Most of all I learned what I was eating that was bad for meand now what I can substitute it for,also how much to eat.When you are spending your money on Lipo shots you pretty much want to watch the fats that you consume .That is enough to make you paranoid and watch what and how much you eat.so far I haven't had the jitters because when I use to take hydroxicut the 2nd day with bad jitters I said oh no.I can't even handle a monster drink.I work 3rd shift and go to school I will only soon start taking it only on saturday mornings when I have to leave work and go to school to help me function.Being a sleep apnea patient I need to be able to stay awake after working all night.God Bless those who had negative effects,and I appreciate giving me something to think about.
|Comment #49 by: Gema on 13 Jan 2010, 11:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i work nights as well and was trying to figure out what time to take the pills. i was thinking of taking them after I wake up in the afternoon which is usually 3 or 4p. any suggestions?
|Comment #49.1 by: Louise on 20 Aug 2011, 23:47 GMT|
I usually set my alarm for an hour before I'm supposed to wake up, take the tablet and then go back to sleep. Then when my alarm goes off for work, its much easier to get up and it lasts the same amount of time as if you take it as normal morning time.
|Comment #50 by: Shari on 16 Jan 2010, 03:14 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Marge, I am taking Phen 37.5 also. My doctor did prescribe me to take two whole tablets a day. He advised me to start with half tablets, introducing the chemical slowly to my body. By my third day (today), I took 1 whole pill at 7:30am (as prescribed) and 1 whole pill at 1:00pm (as prescribed also). As I said earlier, this is my 3rd day on Phen 37.5 and I have already lost 5lbs. Of course, I am trying to be sensible, I worked out last night (1 hr Cardio Class) and I have been drinking a lot of water and watching what type of food I put in my mouth.
Side note: Taking two pills a day, I definately lack an appetite, however, by no means do I have hallucinations, jitters or increased heart beat. The only minor side effects I believe I am getting are: slight headaches, insomnia, and my eye sight is blurry sometimes (rare). For the insomnia, I took 2 Tylenol PM. It knocks me out cold right away. I would not reccommend taking Ty PM all the time, just when it is really important to get a lot of sleep. Heaven forbid, we don't need to get addicted to two types of pills. I have no intentions on getting addicted to these either, and that is why I am excercising and watching what I eat.
Hope my short story can be of help..
|Comment #51 by: lisa lopez on 19 Jan 2010, 21:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Wow 2 pills a day my opinion thats to much. I have been taking one 37.5 tablet every morning along with a B-12 and B-shot every 2 weeks and I have lost 35 lbs. I have been on the pill for 3 months.I still eat like normal I went to the gym the first month I feel great!!! I do still get the dry mounth,constipation, and sometimes a little dizzy. I am going threw a weight loss program which is very important to do while on these pills.I have ordered phentermine online but I got real sick my face got numbed I felt like I was going to die. As long as your healty, drinking ALOT of water,stay away from to much cafienne, seeing a Doctor I feel this is very safe. Me and both my sisters are on this pill and we have not had any serious side effects..
|Comment #52 by: Lynne on 22 Jan 2010, 21:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I could really use some advice. I started taking 30 mg. as prescribed by my doctor about two weeks ago. I started on a Wednesday and by Sunday I couldn't take the side effects any longer. Every side effect listed, I had...oh minus the insomnia. I am so discouraged! I was really hoping that it could help me. I want to lose 30 lbs, but would be happy with 20. I simply cannot lose weight! I've tried everything and the weight just won't budge. My question is this: will the side effects I had ever go away? I want to try it again, but I'm scared. I had shortness of breathe and dizzyness mostly and I didn't like it. Do the side effects subside after a while?
I've read all your success stories and really want to have one of my own, but I'm worried about those side effects!
Any advice you give would be great!
|Comment #53 by: Cory on 24 Jan 2010, 21:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I stated taking Phentermine 37.5 two weeks ago and have lost 10 lbs so far. The only side effect that I am having is extreme mood swings. I have always been a happy person and rarely get depressed, however, since I started taking this I am always unhappy. I yell at my kids and husband all the time! I have crazy thoughts like no one likes me or that my life is unfulfilled and unproductive. Believe me, I never had these thoughts before taking phentermine! The crazy thing is I am not going to stop taking phentermine until I reach my goal weight of 130. I have 15 more lbs to go and hopefully will get there soon so that I can stop with this pill. I am also thinking of breaking the pill in half and seeing if half the dose still works and hopefully my mood swings subside abit.
|Comment #53.1 by: Epp on 18 Jun 2012, 01:55 GMT|
I kow you can exp unhappy feelings when you first start taking phentermine but it should go away in 2-3 days. Screaming at your kids and severe mood swings may or maynot be the phentermine . Stop taking it if thats what you believe is causing an unacceptible behavior and get help quick.
|Comment #54 by: christy on 26 Jan 2010, 22:51 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i am on this drug too it works great but am very moody and cant sleep was just fine brfore this drug and you do not think straight on it i reached my goal of 122 and still takle the drug becuz i made a new goal it never ends it is a mind thing
|Comment #55 by: Jenn Tormey on 28 Jan 2010, 19:13 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The first day I took phetermine I felt so happy and was able to concentrate really well. My minor add was cured and I was actually finishing tasks and not getting distracted. I felt elalted and happy and outgoing. I really liked this feeling but when it when it went away I felt so down and depressed. So I took another pill and started chasing that first initail feeling which never came back. The first day I took two pills, the second day 3 pills and by my third day I was miserable. I started becoming forgetful and a space cadet. My mind kept tellling me to take more just as long as I get thin. Well somehow I had a divine intervention and I just stopped taking them completly on that third day. I'm so glad I had this experience with them because I was well on my way dying to be thin or a stroke, messed up metabolism,going crazy and possibly ruining my family,friendships and bussiness. For what just to lose weight the easy way. Sometimes things can be to good to be true. You make think Phetermine is the easy way to lose weight but you could possibly pay later. Just Beware and remember you are beautiful no matter what size!
|Comment #56 by: amber on 31 Jan 2010, 04:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
tomorrow will be my 2nd week on phentermine, a doctor at aweight lossclinic prescribed it to me.. my starting weight is 180 and i want to be 140-145. i am on a strict calorie diet 1200 a day. it is often hard to get to the 1200 but i have to just remind myself to eat espically when i am at work and get busy. so far i have lost 11 lbs which im sure is unhealthy so im hoping it platus. Asfar asside effects...mild headaches,dizzyness (when i dont eat), dry mouth after i take it.. and ive been a little irregular,slight moodswings. I havent worked out yet just mild walking the doctor said exercize will give me a falsesence of entitlement and can lead to rewarding myself with food. But I planto start a mild workout so that after 4 more weeks i can gradualy stop taking the pill. I do not have an addictive personality but i can see how one can become addicted i think its the rapid weight loss they are obsessed with which leads them to take the pillhoping they loose more and more while continuing bad habits! the point of the pill is to jump start weightloss and then you have to stay motivated and MAINTAIN with your own will power otherwise you will gain it back! being thin/healthy is a lifestyle!! good luck everyone! hope it helped?
|Comment #56.1 by: Sandra on 07 May 2010, 20:44 GMT|
Stay positive, I have been on the pill for 2 days and the first day was a little weird bacuse my calorie count is 500. So yes it is difficult but drink plenty of water, My weight is 213 and my goal is 165. I am staying positive.
|Comment #57 by: Linda on 02 Feb 2010, 11:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I'm on my 3rd day of taking Phentermine. My side effects are as follows:
1. dry mouth
2. slight headache
3. talking incessantly to everyone and anyone but this only lasts for a couple of hours after taking
4. cannot sleep but strangely enough can get up without a problem the next morning
5. slightly tingly feet which is a little worrying. Has anyone else had this?
I have no appetite but know how importantly it is to eat so make sure I'm having something each mealtime. It helps stop the palpitations so my doctor told me.
I hope it does work as the side effects are a pain not showing any signs of calming down
|Comment #58 by: MERMAIDS614 on 02 Feb 2010, 19:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Honestly, I think the majority of people who experience strong side effects are people who abuse Phentermine. I just starting taking Phentermine for the second time. The first time I used it was about 2 years ago. It took my appetite away almost instantly. I was only taking the mid level dosage which was about 18mg I think. I was 31 at the time. I experienced a burst of energy (I had to force myself off the cardio equipment at the gym because I felt like I could go forever)LMAO! I had to force myself to eat because it completely took my appetite away. The only reasons I stopped was because it was screwing up my sleeping. The doc told me to take it around 10a.m. Unable to sleep, so I started taking around 7a.m. right after I got out of the shower. Still had a hard time going to sleep around 11pm at night. This got old quick, as I need to be able to sleep, otherwise I get cranky. The other reason I stopped was because I was taking anti-depressants, and those two do not mix, since one's basically an upper, the other a downer. My doc stated that my depression meds needed to take precedence over the Phentermine, so he stopped the prescription. I never experienced, shortness of breath, never was nervous or figgety.............But then again, I didn't take it for more than a couple months. I did lose about 40 lbs in 2 months when I took it the first time. As I stated, I was working out for 2-4 hours a day, 6 days a week. I hope it gives me that same energy this time around, so that I can exercise 6 days a week, about 2 hours. Some of you need to make sure you are talking with your doctor about this, and if you take other prescriptions drugs, you probably shouldn't be taking it.
|Comment #59 by: traci on 04 Feb 2010, 20:15 UTC|| reply to this comment|
well... this is my first day on phentermine 37.5! i honestly didnt think i would feel anything on the first day- but the dry mouth has definetly already started! i have 5 kids and im 29 yrs old. my weight right now is very scary for me. i am so big that i have a hard time doing things with my kids that i used to be able to do. i also coach a competitive cheerleading team and it is very embarassing to do the choreography for them at my size. even though i want to lose the weight sooo very bad, i still have a hard time saying no to food, i find myself saying one more piece of xxx wont hurt- when really i know it will! some of these reviews have really scared me while some where encouraging! i am only suppose to take one pill in the morning before breakfast ( and i plan on taking them as prescribed by my doctor). i recently joined a gym and i also have a workout dvd that i do everyday! i really hope that i will be a success story but i will keep everyone posted!
|Comment #60 by: Nohemi on 10 Feb 2010, 03:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I try to read what everyone wrote about phedermine, I have been on it for three and a half months 35 pounds which I'm happy about, I have not experianced any side affects but the dry mouth and some constipation but my doctor suggested for my weight i need to drink at least two liters of water, which i do. i have left alot of te major foods that cause weight gain rice,bread,pasta,tortillas,soda. really i ave yogurt,fruit, almond flakes w/oaks cereal. My goal is to lose 25 lbs and be at my ideal weight as i ave seen tat one whole pill causes lots of appetite loss what i started doing this last week in a half drink one every other day.
|Comment #61 by: Melody on 12 Feb 2010, 14:51 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been on Phen for about a month. I was on and off and normally don't take them on the weekends. The most important thing is to remember to eat and to drink a lot of water. I got the dry mouth symptom at first and a little consitipation. I had a couple of headaches (which I never get so that was scary) and found out it was totally proportional to how much water I was drinking. Less water = headache. So that solved that. I don't have inomnia from it at all, either. I take my pill around 10 am AFTER having a cup of coffee and my breakfast. Then I have no more caffiene all day or alcohol. I also don't smoke. If you are doing any of those things you will most likely have problems.
As well, I'm a hypochondriac that totally trusts her doctor. If I feel any kind of chest pain I would ditch the pills and head to the dr. You have to really listen to your body when you take ANY drug and remember that no result is worth a heart attack or stroke.
I think the key thing for me is that I exercise BEFORE I take my pill. Being a total hypochondriac, I don't want to take a drug that can elevate my heartrate and then do aerobics that elevate a bunch more. I excercise before hand for two reasons:
1. I don't want to aggravate my blood pressure/heart rate by taking the pill and then doing strenous excercise.
2. I want to be sure that my excercise routine is realistic of how I'm going to be excercising after I'm done with the pill. It makes no sense to run 20 miles because of excess energy and then expect that my weight loss will be maintainable off of the drug. I want to be consistent so that when I stop taking phen I will still be able to excercise at the same good rate.
I hope that helps everyone. Oh, and my side effects went away within two weeks. You learn to drink a ton of water and that helps the dry mouth, constipation and headaches. The energy for me is more of a gradual thing, not a burst. Also, don't take it every day - when you break on weekends I beleive it keeps its effectiveness for longer.
The last thing I'll say (I know, too much already!) is that if you know you have an addictive personality, and yes if you know you are addicted to food, that counts - and are easily addicted to smoking, drinking, using the internet all day, eating - then do yourself a favor and don't get this prescription. You are already predisposed to abuse it, as many people stated that they did - some immediately. I would suggest, if you are very overweight and have an addictive personality, to ask your doctor about the lap band or something more permanent like that.
Good luck everyone.
|Comment #62 by: Justme on 15 Feb 2010, 18:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I just started a phentermine program and after reading all of the above I'm a little worried. I take half a 37.5mg pill in the mornings. I can attest to the fact that your appetite is dramatically reduced. In my case I'm severely obese (340 lbs, target at 20% BMI would be 204 lbs). I expect that my doctor will only have me on Phentermine for a while to kick start the weight loss (I'm also doing 3 optitrim shakes, fruit, and a small protein dinner at night). I don't expect any magic bullets other than some dramatic weight loss the first few months. After that it will be up to me to live healthy with diet and exercise and doing push aways (pushing away from the table).
I think using Phentermine is not the way to go, but sometimes, if you let yourself go to such a point, the cost benefit analysis changes and if Phentermine can dig you out of a hole for the short term it might be worth it (I'm hoping it is, my doc who is a weight loss specialist thinks so). Ideally weight watchers or something like that would have prevented me from getting to this point, but I screwed up and went beyond the point where I can help myself.
It does bother me that a lot of people say they have used this stuff straight for a year. From what I understand the MAX time you should use Phentermine is up to 12 weeks. Also it is a drug that you should take as directed and NOT just go off of it and back on ala "I don't take it on weekends" comment. From what I've read that can mess you up too. You need to ween off of it.
So wish me luck. Thanks for all the warnings, and if you are fat and keep getting fatter, I'd recommend dealing with before you need drugs like Phentermine or some type of surgery to fix yourself. I screwed up and didn't take care of business and now I'm taking Phentermine with all the risk associated. Where I'm at it looks like the right thing to do, but I should have never gotten to this point, either should you.
|Comment #63 by: Printzmetal on 22 Feb 2010, 04:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hello Those on the Phentermine and those whom made the right choice to get off of them. I will first share with all of you that I have been on and off the drug (unde a doctors care) for almost three years. I would take two a day and get a monthly b-12 shot. At first I would clean the house and still runn five miles afterwards. I felt like super woman. I own a business and a mother of 5 and have a high stressed life ,yet felt so good on this drug. The only side effects I would really get is dry mouth, loss of sleep at times and a blurp like feeling with my heart ( skipping abeat feeling) scarry at first would come and go once in awhile( not often). Yet I could stay up until 2 am and be at work by 9am! I only needed a little sleep. I could eat whatever I wanted too and yet still loose the weight. I went from a size 14 to a size 8 in three months! Not kidding... Thew doctor would take my blood pressure than give me a b-12 shot and fill my drugs with a water pill, then off for another month...sometimes I would stretch my doctors visit to skipping a month to save the 100.00 a month it would cost me for the drugs, shot and doc's visit. After about the first year on and off filling the perscription, I would notice a change in my moods...snappy and my moods would swing, I idid not care about crap...I diid not like whom i was becoming, yet scarred to get off the drugs for sake of gaining all this weight back( like most I read here). Ok now it has been on and off for three years, I stopped taking the PHEN drugs around october of 2009, gained back 10lbs a month, In Nov. I was now up to gaining 15 lbs, ( then got phenmonia) the Doc's thought the swine flu, now as of today I'm up to 25lbs back on!
I woke up one morning to the feeling of having a heart attack...just after Thanks Giving, the feeling went away after a few attacks, then the next morning it happened again, my husband ran me into the hospital for poss. heart issues. they did a eco and stress test, blood work and discharged me and then treated me as if I had GERD...(REFLUX ISSUES)...I then thought...ok this was a possability because I was starting to take theover the counter drug Alli (a fat trapping over the counter drug)
Now ..a week has gone bysinse my discharge and now I'm still being treated for reflux and now I wake up again to this heart attack feeling happening but worse..the pain was really bad and lasted longer and going down my left side of my arm shooting pain and lasted 3 minutes or longer..far worse than kind of heart burn I have ever felt.....My husband ran me into the hospital ER again the said lets do a heart catherization to rule out heart dieease! they did this and only found very little blockage..not enough to really treat me for...having a heart attack! sent me home the next day....two days go by I'm back this time i went to a different hospital ( one by family doctor said to go to) they had me in the ER (icu) on a machine with eco tests running all the time...a doctor comes in and asks me on a scale of 1-10 what is the pain like ( i said in a few minutes you will see and I would say 9...becasue I dont want tot know what a 10 feels like!) He say me having the attack and they caught the reading on the eco graph and after staying in the hospital ICU area for treatment for 7 days and many attacks daily, I was getting weak and the right mixture of the drugs got my ticket out of the hospital with a rare diagnoisis of Printzmetal Agina....beware..I never had heart issues and now since i came off the drugs...I have had nothing but rapid weight gain, depression, heart issues and shall I say anymore? Get off them fast...they only work while you are on them...come off and watch out!!!! Girlfriend's may God be with you as This scarred the day lights out of me and my family...i WILL BE ON THE DRUGS THE REST OF MY LIFE....NO Phen in my future...nor should it be in yours!
|Comment #63.1 by: LeslieU on 05 Aug 2010, 05:45 GMT|
Thank you for sharing that. I hav been off phentermine for the last year because of pain in my left shoulder. I was debating on going to the doctor to get a
prescrition tomorrow but wanted to some research. I too have gained some
weight back in the past year 25 lbs but I think I would rather have the extra pounds than have heart issues. Thanks for sharing...I hope your heart problem gets better.
|Comment #64 by: Mel on 24 Feb 2010, 14:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
So, I have been taking phentermine for about 2 weeks now. I started off on half a pill which didn't do much and now do the whole pill (37.5 mg). I can take it in the morning and it gives me a "non-hungry" feeling for about an hour, and then by lunch i'm hungry and dinner is the same way. i feel as if it isn't working for me. My throat gets soooo dry to where i feel like i can't swallow. Should i not be on this medication if it doesn't work for me
|Comment #65 by: Sheryl196 on 26 Feb 2010, 05:40 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I took Ritalin for adhd for 10 years. I tired adderall and it made me feel anxious, tired
and gave me a headache.
This past year I had thyroid cancer and had my thyroid removed. With this hormone change
I also hit menopause and have been extremely tired with no energy at all, so the weight has piled on.
I had been trim and thin all of my life. At age 45, I was 129 Lbs. and I am 5'-6 and 1/2 inches. Any way I sky rocketed to 196lbs in less than 3 years the last 30lbs this past year.
I started taking phentermine for the first time today and only took half a tablet in the morning and I have energy, I do not feel anxious or speedy. I do crave water, which is a good thing and I still feel hungry, but I have some energy!!!! It is good energy.
I will keep you posted my progress and symptoms if any.
|Comment #65.1 by: mtrejo on 14 Nov 2011, 19:34 GMT|
I was wondering how long did you have to be off the retalin before you took the phentermine? was it days or weeks?
Thank you !
|Comment #66 by: suzy on 26 Feb 2010, 20:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I started phentermine 37.5 a week ago today. Starting weight 166.5, Goal is 135-140. The only side effect I have had is dry mouth, sometimes a headache. I found that if I have a headache, I just eat something, and it goes away. I eat 3 meals a day. Watching portion control, and watching the food I'm eating. I drink at least 64 oz of water a day. I am also doing an excercise program called Slim in 6, it's a DVD workout program, 6 days a week. I feel great, no problems sleeping. I think that if you are taking this, as long as you are eating while on it, healthier than you were, AND work out at least 30 min a day for 5 days a week, you will have success. I did an excercise program called the P90X before and lost 20lbs. It's a 3 month program, where you work out for 6 days a week for 45 min. It worked, b/c I dieted along with it. Portion control is a big thing. You know what you should eat, and what you shouldn't. But I never deprived myself either. If I wanted ice cream or fast food, I would have it. Moderation. I have lost 8lbs in 1 week. My prescription is only up to 3 months. I go back to my dr in 1 month, and she told me that if I wasn't loosing weight, then I would not get the next months prescription. She did warn me that it is highly addictive. Get it from your Dr., not online, and follow your Dr.'s instructions. If you feel wierd, stop taking it. Simple.
|Comment #67 by: sara on 03 Mar 2010, 07:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I started taking it about a month ago. I went from 206lbs to 181lbs. I exercise 4 times a week and I am on a very strict diet. I have one cheat day per week and I see my doctor once a week. My sleeding pattern has changed but no chest pains or anything like that. I do get some energy sometimes but it doesn't last too long. I would like to lose 20 more pounds. So far so good.
|Comment #68 by: Genevieve on 06 Mar 2010, 23:42 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have taken Phentermine in the past, about 5 years ago. I lost 35 pounds over the course of a year, and I would take the pills sporadically. I also ate right and exercised. I never experienced ANY of the side effects mentioned in the article. I am a healthy person with no known medical conditions. I think if you are healthy, you are fine with taking these pills, and if you do have side effects and they do not affect your life too badly, then keep taking them.
I just started back on them after having 2 kids and gaining some unwanted weight. I haven't lost as much as I've wanted to since I can't work out as much as I could pre-having kids, but they are definitely working! I know tons of people who have taken the Phentermine pills, tons. And no one I know has died from them.
|Comment #69 by: Sandra on 08 Mar 2010, 13:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I also live in the UK and buy Phentermine from somewhere I trust explicitely. They check you over first and tell you about the side effects before prescribing phen. They have different strengths too and discuss anything you are concerned about. The doctors are fully qualified but are not NHS doctors. I didnt know that phen was illegal in this country as I just had some sent to me last week! Phen does work but I have been using them on and off for years and each time I start taking them it's harder for the weight to come off. I do suffer from side effects each time which ususally wear off after a few days but this time I have noticed that I have really bad mood swings and cant cope with my children - in fact I think I am becoming depressed and that's after taking 4 days off due to being constipated. I have been very bad tempered, screaming and shouting at everyone and crying. I took a pill this am and already I already feel great again. So I gues this could be the first sign of me being hooked? I will speak to the doctor about this when I next visit.
|Comment #70 by: eattolive on 12 Mar 2010, 21:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I dont understand how people are getting addicted to phentermine. I have been on this 37.5 along with the water pill the hcg shots potassium and vitamens since June 2009. I have lost a total of 85lbs in this time. I workout EVERYDAY. I do weight training three times a week and everyday I walk run jog something for at least 30minutes. The worst thing I noticed from the phentermine is twitching in my body. A muscle here and there would twitch. felt weird but not life threating. No headaches nothings. I started taking only half a pill. it worked for about 4 months. The trick was one week I would take them, the next week I would not. I did that so that my body would not get used to it. I am now doing the same thing but I take a whole pill every other day. or every two days. I am on a strick diet. I eat healthy, no red meats no junk foods no sodas. I mean if I have a craving for it i eat it because i dont want to pig out on it because I deprive myself then finally get it and go crazy. I live in los angeles california and I go to a great place that charges 50 bucks a week for the entire medical weightloss plan. ITS AWESOME! I feel great. hit me up if you want more advice on how to make it work for you or if you want to see before and after pictures.
|Comment #70.1 by: Lisatrublu on 17 Apr 2010, 04:18 GMT|
I really appreciate your input. I am doing my own research to see what questions to ask for my first appointment on Sat at 9am.
|Comment #70.2 by: Angela on 10 Jul 2011, 04:03 GMT|
Hi I just read your post and i'm wondering if taking phentermine and hcg shots and the other stuff you mentioned wont harm your body in the long run. I did a round of the HCG shots about 2 years ago. And have now gained the 30lbs that I lost when I did the shots. I've been reading alot about weight lose pills and the Phentermine pills sound like something I want to try, please give me some more information and I would like to see your before and after pictures. Thanks
|Comment #71 by: erin on 30 Mar 2010, 14:51 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have an appointment with a doctor who readily prescribes Phentermine (has to a lot of my friends) in a few days and now I am reconsidering. I have a very backwards metabolism and even gained weight on a strict diabetic diet (I did NOT cheat on it if that's what you're thinking). 12 years ago my regular doctor prescribed Meridia. It worked wonders. I lost 40 lb. in 3 1/2 months but the great thing was I KEPT THE WEIGHT OFF FOR FIVE YEARS with no help from other diet pills after stopping the Meridia. Then I got pregnant again and 25 lb. came back. I am currently about 20 lb. overweight that I've tried for years through diet and exercise to lose. I am one of those women with a high concentration of BELLY FAT, other then that I look ok. I am 5'8 and weigh 160. At 145 I look GOOD. My regular doc has refused to prescribe me weight loss meds again because she has changed her way of thinking and gotten "happy" with her own weight loss issues so basically she wants everyone to do the same, just "accept" who you are blah blah blah. The thing is, all of the people on one side of my family are OBESE (350+) and they all have heart disease and diabetes so weight gain terrifies me because I know it's in my genes. After reading these boards I'm starting to think the side affects are not worth it. Cotton mouth is the only side affect I got from the Meridia however it's VERY EXPENSIVE, about $150-$170 a month which is NOT covered by most insurance plans, and definitely not mine. I already take Lunesta for insomnia (it's a miracle sleep aid for me) and now I'm thinkng phentermine could give me a heart attack. I guess I have a few days to decide whether to keep on the extra 20 lb. or just LIVE WITH IT.
|Comment #72 by: Erin on 30 Mar 2010, 15:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
By the way, there is a DIFFERNCE between PhentERmine and PhentREmine. A big difference!!! Phentermine is normally prescribed by a doc, the phentremine is gotten online. It is NOT the same thing. Check the spelling, do do the research but with every person on here, side affects are different for each person but the main thing is GO TO A LICENSED PHYSICIAN. don't ever get a weight loss drug off the internet!!! If you ARE that must mean a real doctor won't prescribe them to you and there is a reason for that OR you are too afraid to ask. I would never buy meds off the internet, they are unsafe, you are not under a doctor's care, they are WAY higher in price then if you have a valid script and go to a pharmacy...plus there is no one for your family to sue when you stroke out and die!!!!
|Comment #73 by: SRT on 05 Apr 2010, 22:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I was prescribed Phentermine a little over a year ago and put on it for a 3 month period. I took it EXACTLY as prescribed for only the amount of time given(3months). I was then a healthy 29 year old who had 4 kids and needed to lose about 20-30 pounds to be at my "ideal" weight. In my opinion, I got a really careless doctor. He failed to inform me of the risks and side effects or did any kind of checking of my health history. I was fine then, other than being a little bigger than I liked. I was 143 lbs. and wanted to fit back into my size 5's. After being off of it now for about a year, I am still experiancing some horrible problems, which I think was caused by the medicine. I am having major heart arrythmia and high blood pressure. Everytime I stand up I get dizzy and feel like fainting and my heart is going to pund out of my cest. Shortly after stopping the medicine...I went from working out 2 hours a day, 6 days a week and only needing 1,200 calories a day to feel good, to not having ANY energy within a week or 2 of stopping them and then not working out at all within a month and eating everything in sight because I forgot what it was like to feel hungry so I was "hungry" all the time. Today I have gained all the weight back and then some and am now not able to work out the way I want to..the RIGHT way..and it is so hard to reduce my caloric intake because I am ALSO now hypoglycemic on top of everythig else! Like I said..before the pills, I was VERY healthy other than being bigger than "model thin". I DIDN'T ABUSE THEM AT ALL...FYI...and was on them for 3 months! All I can say is it had to be those pills that did this! DON'T DO IT !! They are basically "prescription meth"! Would you go buy meth to lose weight? Cause that is what you are doing with these..just legally!
|Comment #74 by: kellie on 07 Apr 2010, 11:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Oh please!!! Your being over dramatic about addiction. Addiction is a choice and you can overcome it just by saying no.....taking 2 pills is not going to kill you!
|Comment #74.1 by: mimi on 03 Feb 2011, 14:32 GMT|
I agree Phen is not meant to be taken for years at a time,
|Comment #74.2 by: ROSE on 25 Mar 2012, 00:31 GMT|
This is for Kellie- Im sorry but you can't say that 2 pills are not gonna kill you, because you don't know that. Yes it is a choice and you can overcome it but addiction is a disease and some people cannot overcome it.
|Comment #75 by: Kelly on 10 Apr 2010, 00:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I took Phentermine last summer and did great with it. I have picked up a little weight again over the winter and have went back on it temporariy to get a little back off. I find that as long as I follow Drs orders TO THE T I am fine without the side effects, but the second you think you do not have to take the drug as prescribed you WILL get them. The main things are avoid ALL caffeine when you are taking them, including sudafed products, excedrin etc. these things will make your heart race ALOT and you will feel terrible, nervous, shaky, upset stomach etc. Also if you are getting headaches by mid afternoon or so than you are NOT drinking enough water, when you are not drinking enough water it will start dehydrating you and give you terrible headaches. My Dr always said the key was once you take the pill in the morning and immediatly start drinking alot of water and continue throughout the day, if around 3 hours after taking the pill your urine is not clear than you are dehydrating and WILL get a terrible headache. So anytime after about 2 hours of taking your pill keep an eye on your urine and anytime you see your urine not clear start really loading yourself up on that water, follow that rule of thumb and you should stay headache free. But most importantly always follow the Drs instructions on it and NEVER EVER take more than the required 1 dosage a day!! Good Luck and know that this drug can work for you as a temporary push to help you get your new life style started but remember to make it just that a Temporary push and not a long term thing and you could have great results.
|Comment #76 by: Jack on 11 Apr 2010, 21:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've just finished reading every post on this site. Wanna know why? I'm looking for someone who might be in my shoes. In the past 18 years I've taken phentermine PRESCRIBED by a doctor on and off which probably total approximately 9-10 years of those 18 years. Yep, I'm 48 and the first time I took it was when I was 30 years old.
Let me tell you, I've had every single one of the side-effects and now I'm having more and I need to find out if anyone else has. I have been diagnosed with severe depression and I'm wondering if it is permanent damage from taking phentermine.
The first time I took it when I was 30 was probably for about 1 1/2 years. During that time I moved to another state where I didn't know a soul and had no job. I was "starting over". After one year I found gainful employment and started packing the weight back on so I started the phen-phen diet. I probably only lost 10 lbs. on that in 3 months before it was pulled off the shelves. I moved back to my home state.
Then in 2001 when the weight shot up to 172 lbs. I made the decision to start phentermine again. The doctor puts you on a light dose for the first two weeks but after 6 months I was up to 37.5mg. three times a day ... I don't know why he prescribed that much ... he has never done so again. I ran around my house like a nut and worked out two hours a day strength training. I was turning into a man and I felt great at first. After about three months of this med regime I had EXTREME paranoia, was seeing "signs" from the universe, and did crazy things. I still can't stop thinking about the craziness of it all and today, in 2010, I sometimes still see "signs" from the universe and wonder if I'm just "in tune" or if this drug has changed me permanently.
The last time I ingested this stuff was December 2007. I started a $50K job "at-home" for my former employer in that "other" state and my mind was so jumbled up I didn't know the alphabet ... literally. I quit after six weeks of sheer hell and terror ... couldn't concentrate whatsoever. And I know it was the phentermine ... believe me. Like I said I've taken this stuff for probably 9-10 years of my life and it is no good. Yes, you're right in that you have to diet and exercise with it ... don't worry about the exercise ... that will come naturally AT FIRST. The longer you take it you will see no results. I would actually just sit and stare off into space like a drug addict ... because that's what this stuff is ... a speed drug.
So now I've been diagnosed with serious depression. I'm lethargic and have no motivation whatsoever. I've been OFF this stuff for two years and two months and I want to know if anyone else has ever experienced this or has been on and off it for as long as I have. I now know why this physician makes everyone sign a waiver form when he prescribes this drug.
I am very hesitant in letting any of my new physicians know about this because I fear I DID IT TO MYSELF. As for my weight ... I' never been bigger at 182 lbs., 5' tall. After months and months of stalling I've finally started seeing a therapist. And to think I actually vaciliated between seeing a therapist versus seeing this same doctor to get phentermine is incredulous. Thank goodness for a good girlfriend who knew my secret and pleaded with me not to go back on this stuff. It does nothing IN THE LONG RUN TO CHANGE YOUR EATING HABITS. I felt like many of you, too, a wonder drug ... just for a little while ... but believe me unless you MAKE PERMANENT CHANGES this drug will not work and it WILL cause you pain ... physically and what I fear the most, MENTALLY!
|Comment #76.1 by: Misled on 07 Jul 2010, 08:47 GMT|
I was on Phentermine 3 times since 2000. My most recent was 2008. I went to my doctor because I weighed 350lbs. She put me on a 1200 Cal diet, and a few weeks later gave me phen after I asked for them. In 6 weeks I lost about 21lbs along w/ the low cal diet, and going to the gym 3-5 days a week. I started trying to ween myself from the pills at this time so that I could keep this up on 'my own'. Like everyone else, I had 'extreme sense of well-being', extra energy, more umph, and all that. By the 8th week, I had lost 28lbs. Not bad for two months huh? Well, I also experienced a mental breakdown. After a small argument with my husband, I went completely off. I wanted to fight him, went into the restroom, sat on the floor and contemplated suicide. I was so sad, then I snuck into the kitchen and got a knife. I went back to the restroom, and sat again crying. He begged me to come out. I then went to get a phone book, and called a local wellness hospital. Within the hour I was there checking myself in.
After being there for 24 hours, I considered taking my Phen to distract me from the environment. However, I didn't and talked to a psychiatrists, who prescribed wellburtin. He said that it would help me with weight loss too. I never took one of those pills, but found myself concerned about working out, and getting proper exercise, and maintaining my 1200 cal diet! Needless to say I checked myself out in 2 days. I thought the people around me were in worse shape, which could have further contributed to my depression.
I gave this background to say that a week later I found out I was pregnant. Also that was 2008, and this is 2010 and I am still having issues with my depression. At first it was only a few times a month, and now, its everyday. I take a b6 vitamin occassionally to counteract it, and I noticed that caffeine helps too. I try to be holistic in my situations, so coffee or tea helps dramatically. Sometimes strong coffee gives me that umph like the Phentermine where I'm completing goals, exercising, and not eating as much. Its crazy, I've tried to do studies to find out why it works, but I've found not much. But to answer your question, I've seen research about Phen decreasing serotonin levels, and I feel that IT HAS DEFINITELY LOWERED MY SEROTONIN, and f*ked up my dopamine. I wish there was a class action suit out on this. please email me if you have questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
|Comment #76.2 by: 1tiredchick on 20 Feb 2011, 01:45 GMT|
You sound like you might be suffering from Adrenal Exhaustion.
|Comment #76.3 by: Tiff on 02 Oct 2012, 21:49 GMT|
I had started taking this when I was 17 so that was back in 2007. My aunt Carol took me to her dr and got her to prescribe it to me. I took a half of a 37.5 mg tablet in the mornings and the other around supper. I have no idea how much I lost but when I started, at 4'11, I weighed around 190 lbs and was in a size 17 jean. I wasn't monitored until I was back home. I had taken it for the summer and into the school year, all through out and didn't actually stop taking it until mid 2010. I noticed many changes in my mood and how I thought overall. It scares me today knowing that something is wrong with me and I can't change it, no matter how hard I try. I am gonna try to pick my brain and try to remember as much information as I can. I had a change in lifestyle at a young age and it was for the worst. I wasn't allowed to go outside because they were paranoid I was gonna get hit by a car. Which was stupid, I was 12/13, and it wasn't like I played in the road! I loved riding my bike all around, but I was only allowed to go so far. They'd yell for me to make sure I could hear them. So my weight took a turn for the worst since they didn't have a very healthy choice of meals.. I ate a lot of banquet tv dinners, lots of sugary drinks, and snacked on foods like chips candy,and whatever else I am still fighting to break free of. School was even worse than being at home and dealing with my mom's abuse. The kids made fun of me about my weight, which made me feel ugly and alone. I turned to phentermine, thanks to my aunt, and felt much better at first, then my mood and whole perspective on life changed. For three years I just tolerated these symptoms, while being on cymbalta, birth control, and something for RLS. While taking the cymbalta, I felt no difference in mood. So then the doctor put me on Pristiq. Over time, I just gave up taking it all.. Just stopped cold turkey when all the bottles were empty. As of today, I am 22, suffering from fibromyalgia, all my weight and plus extra is back. Also dealing with on and off depression, mostly from being in painful, constant pain, and some days all I can do is weep. I haven't touched phentermine since mid 2010, but my behavioral issues, depression, and other health problems, still remain and are causing lots of negativity upon my life and the one person who still sticks around me, no matter what. I am really wanting to seek help, but its difficult for me to express myself in a social manner. I really don't like getting looked down upon.. If anyone out there has any idea what I can do or who would be best to talk to about this.. I have tried going to the mental health and talking about my problems.. It doesn't help. Please email me on my fiance's acct. at email@example.com.
|Comment #76.4 by: az on 27 Mar 2013, 04:09 GMT|
Hi, I thought I was the only one. I'm 32 and I have been on this drug for the past 9 years. I feel like my life is sliping through my fingers and I feel so helpless. I hate myself and I hate my life. This is not who I was. This thing have changed me so much I don't recognize that person in the mirror anymore. I have 2 kids(4,9) and they see my mood swings and how depressed I am all the time. I don't want to live like that. Nobody knows my secret since I have always been the proper one and needed to meet high expectations. Please help me see how you stoped using it.
|Comment #77 by: Carla on 12 Apr 2010, 00:43 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Listen, I have been scared to death about this stuff. I am a mom who is done having kids, I work out...but am just hungry all the time.
My friend told me about this. I began a week ago, ONLY TAKING 1/2 and that is enough to suppress the appetite all day.
I monitor my heart rate daily, and BP. Who knows? I do know I have lost ten pounds and it has been 6 days.
I am still a little moody even on 1/2 so I cannot imagine what taking a whole one would do to you.
I pray to God, that I do not die of a heart attack. I just need to get this initial chunk of weight off, and then I should be able to sustain the weight loss. I am so scared though.
|Comment #77.1 by: lj on 12 Sep 2010, 01:38 GMT|
i cant believe this..i thought i was crazy! i had a suspicion that phentermine messed up my mind..since taking it years ago on and off ive never been the same..i always feel unsettled, depressed, like i need to move and start a new life somewhere, i was not like this before.ive even tried ridilin to substitute the phen, im so mentally screwed up i feel..maybe we can start a support group or something..please contact me and we can talk more
|Comment #78 by: Kathy on 18 Apr 2010, 02:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I hope your friend received psychiatric help. She slipped into mania with psychotic features. I know because my daughter had this happen to her - she was behaving the exact same way but had used no weight loss medication. If this medication has the potential to do this, I better stay away. Years ago I took antidepressants and had to stop because I felt too energetic. I was hearing songs in my head all the time (new songs, that I would write). I never wrote music before except while on these drugs. I miss writing music, it was fun... the bad part is after all of that I gained 20 lbs and for the past 10 years I have not been able to lose it even at 1000 cals a day and exercising 1-2 hours a day. Its all around my middle. My doctor said I might be insulin resistant, but I do lo carb diet most of the time too. Several friends have lost 10 lbs a month on phen (adipex) - I just want to feel good about my body. I haven't felt good about myself for 10 years. I'm not depressed, I'm just tired of always watching everything I eat and not seeing results. I'm getting older, and I can't do 2 hours on the treadmill or bike anymore because my knees start hurting. ANyway, I hope your friend got better.
|Comment #79 by: Maggie on 27 Apr 2010, 13:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Here is my story: I was prescribed Phentermine through a weight-loss clinic in December of 2008. A friend recommended the clinic, but advised me to take only 1/2 a pill daily (rather than the 1 pill prescribed dosage). The pill still effectively suppressed my appetite, but I did not get the jittery, speed-like side effects.
My starting weight was 161. (I am 5'2", so I was definitely overweight.) After several months of taking the pill I got down to my lowest weight since high school: 133. In October of 2009 I relocated for work and no longer had access to the weight loss clinic. In December of '09 my pills ran out and I did not replace them.
In 4 months of not taking the pills, I have gained back almost 14 lbs. of the 28 lbs. lost, and I seem to continue to gain. Yes, I am eating more because I am no longer taking a appetite suppressant, but I am also exercising and eating healthy.
THE MORAL OF THE STORY: Phentermine may not be life-threatening (if taken responsibly and under a Drs. supervision), but it is a TEMPORARY FIX. The starvation it enable will wreak havoc on your metabolism and, once you stop taking the pills, you will put on weight that will be harder to take back off. It it not healthy or realistic to imagine that you will take the pills for your entire life. So, even though I had some success, I would tell anyone that IT'S NOT WORTH IT.
|Comment #80 by: Christine on 05 May 2010, 04:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hey everyone, i have been on this pill for about a week and i cannot handle the side effects anymore!! i cant sleep at night, im feeling extremely anxious, have really bad dry mouth, and dizziness.. i have lost 8 pounds which is pretty good for a week. but basically making myself suffer just to lose weight is not worth it. ive decided not to take them anymore and to just start exercising every morning and see if i can do this on my own!!!
|Comment #80.1 by: Tracey on 14 May 2010, 01:58 GMT|
Christine..... What time of the day are you taking the pill?? I take mine at 6-7am (30 minutes before breakfast) and drink ALOT of water. If you are feeling dizzy and anxious, split the pill in half. Take half at breakfast see how it works during the day. If at lunch time you see that you are beginning to feel hungry again, take the other half. You can do it on your own as well!! Keep your fat grams below 12 and your calories at 1000 per day. Eat alot of fruit and vegetables, drink ALOT of water and exercise at least 30 minutes 4 days a week cardio and 30 minutes of pilates/yoga 3 days a week you should do fine!! good luck!!
|Comment #81 by: Tracey on 14 May 2010, 01:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking Phentermine for 2months now and have lost a total of 21 lbs. I am a 42 yr old mother of 3 that has always weighed around 120. When I lost my father and brother within a few months of each other my weight sky rocketed to 170. I am now at 149 and am trying to get back to 120 before my dr takes me off!! I watch what I eat not going below 1000 calories a day, eaten in 5 small meals a day. I drink a lot of water, which counts for a lot of the weight loss as I go to the bathroom constantly. I also go to the gym 4-5 days a week for an hour and a half eah day. The only side effect that I have had that is even remotely bothersome is the dry mouth syndrome!! Unlike some of the others on here that have lost and gained it back, apparently while on the pills you did not adapt to the whole concept of learning what to eat, how much to eat and to continue exercising. I am ok with not taking the pills because I know I will still be able to continue on my same eating patterns and continue exercising!! Best of luck to you all!!!
|Comment #82 by: Analee on 14 May 2010, 15:50 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking phentermine on and off for about 18 years...You have to make sure you take " drug holidays" and when you do you have to wean yourself off slowly. Like most amphetamine type medications you can’t just stop all at once, if you do then you will have the crazy withdrawal symptoms, and probably gain back all of the weight you took off and then some. I learned that for myself the hard way. But now under a doctor’s care I have managed to keep my weight under 130. When I start to see my weight creeping up by 5-10. I get back on the phentermine. I am back on it now trying to get back to 120. I realize that since I’m 35 now it may be that I’m not meant to be that size anymore but as long as I have the phentermine I am going to try. I usually can keep the weight off without the phen for right around a year before it starts to creep up again.
|Comment #83 by: Janessa on 28 May 2010, 12:03 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I'm in hospital. Now because this drug.
|Comment #84 by: shle896 on 05 Jun 2010, 13:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Keep in mind, that for the truly obese, the risks of taking phentermine far outweigh the risks of remaining obese. If you acquire phentermine through a licensed physician and follow his directions, you will be fine. If you're truly overweight, you should be much more concerned with the long-term effects of obesity than the POSSIBLE short-term effects of phentermine.
|Comment #85 by: Aprila on 08 Jun 2010, 02:13 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am 21 with two kids I started taking this medicine cause I would take a long long time to get full so I would eat a lot! In April of 2010 I was 241 lbs in about a little over a month I lost twenty lbs with no symptoms at all. Then I waited to refill till the fifth of June and I have a lot of symptoms insomnia, kidney pain, stomach pain and acne. I never had any symptoms before except for dry mouth. It's so weird so I am going to slowly get off of it cause the kidney pain scares me. The side effects if this medicine says severe organ damage. I could deal with anything else but not that that could kill you!
|Comment #86 by: Tasheena on 10 Jun 2010, 21:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I started taking this pill only 3 days ago. To first clear up, I already have severe anxiety and am taking paxil for that. (My doctor advised that phentermine does the exact oppisite of paxil (Which is a seratonin reuptake inhibitor, the happy pill) But still said it was ok to take) When I went to see my doctor for these weight loss pills I also discovered I have Bronchitis, a sinus infection, and an ear infection. I am taking the antibiotics and sinus medicine prescribed along with the phentermine( which my doctor said was ok) However i have not taken my paxil in the past 3 days because i am scared of mixing so much medication at once. However, the past two days i have felt extremly nausious and last night even vomited several times, and could not go to sleep until six this morning, woke up several times, and was up for good at 10.
I do not know if this is because of the mixture of medication, or if it is just the phentermine (I am taking the apidex 37.5mg once daily)
Also, i have been EXTREMLY depressed and my anxiety has gotten to a point where i dont even want to be looked at. I know i havnt taken the paxil which could be A cause, but im not sure if it is the ONLY cause.
Could someone please advise me if these feelings of extreme anxiety and nausious(SP?) feelings get better over time.
(Ps, ive also been going numb in certain areas at random times, is that normal??)
|Comment #87 by: Sunny on 18 Jun 2010, 10:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have now been taking Phentermine for almost a year with a month break every 3 months. I have lost 80 lbs and have never had a problem as of yet. I have no side affects or withdrawels during the month of rest. It apparently affects different people different ways.
I have also been exercising and watching what I eat. I love it because it helps curb my appetite when I shouldn't be eating.
|Comment #88 by: Kristina on 19 Jun 2010, 00:14 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I was prescribed phentermine about 15 years ago and lost 40 lbs in 2 month on 37.5 mg per day. I did not have withdrawals after I stopped the medication and I did not have any excessive hunger either. I actually continued to eat less until years down the road excessive stress and a medical condition caused me to gain weight again. Now I started taking the same dose just a few weeks ago and I am feeling good on it. The first 3 days I felt like I had way too much energy and the first night I had trouble sleeping. Now I am fine. I lost 10 lbs so far in about 2 weeks.
A few words based on personal experience:
1) The body gets used to drugs after 4 weeks, so I take phentermine for 30 days, take a short break, and start again.
2) The medication is supposed to be taken as 37.5 mg to receive the best benefit. Smaller doses will not work correctly, higher doses are dangerous.
3) Do not take this medication for more than 60 to 90 days in a 1 year period due to the dependency risk. Every time you take something that alters the chemicals in your brain you have to be very careful.
Ultimately phentermine is only a tool to curb appetite while we get used to smaller portions and healthier foods. These changes will stay with us long after phentermine is gone.
|Comment #89 by: Loriann on 21 Jun 2010, 17:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
After having my first child I gained 90 pounds and did everything to lose it when it comes the dieting and could not lose the weight, no luck, I actually gained weight and now have to lose 75 pounds to be at a healthy large for my height . I was prescribed phentermine and it was pretty strong when taking the whole 37.5mg but when cut into half I had no side effects and my appetite was still supressed per dr. order. I can finally see results of me losing weight and hopeful to keep it off by a strict diet and excercise routine. Sometimes you just have to make an appt tell the dr whats going on and maybe lower dosage might be better for you or a generic version of the drug. Everbodies body is different whether its meds or dieting....What works for you might not work for someone else....This article is just bashing phentermine which have helped many people in their weight loss issues, such as myself.
|Comment #90 by: Rebecca on 23 Jun 2010, 01:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I took my 1st phentermine today. No side affects yet. I am 5'3'' and 215 lbs. It's hard to lose weight by exercise because being overweight causes me to have back and knee pain. I just want to take it until I'm at a weight where my body doesn't hurt so much.
I am on 15mg phentermine. Although I haven't had any side affects, I am worried about taking this. Does anyone have any insight?
|Comment #90.1 by: Denise on 04 Aug 2010, 18:24 GMT|
I feel your pain Rebecca I too am only 5' 3" but I'm at 244 lbs and started this past Saturday. My only side effect is the dry mouth. I will go to the Dr. on Saturday for my weekly follow-up and B12. I also eat a banana each day.
I have been walking everyday as I too am in pain due to weight. I think I'll only take this for 1-3 months till I get at least to my 1/2 way mark then try to do it naturally.
|Comment #90.2 by: Laura on 05 Oct 2010, 19:43 GMT|
Just want to say I have been on Phen since Aug' 09. I started at 240 and now I'm at 145. I also have been off and on for a year. I haven't really had many side effects. But like others have said I have taken them for 3 months and then off for a month. I started at 240 and 5 4'. For me this worked. Gettin ready to wen off. I am only takin 15mg in morn and 15mg in late afternoon. Dr says next week to start only 15mg in morn. But even when I stop takin I dont have any side effects (lucky). Just want to say everyone is different. I do what the Dr says (eat right,exercise). I go every week. I think people need to know that this is to get you on the right track and you need to make a lifestyle change. I wish everyone good luck!
|Comment #91 by: CHELSEA on 30 Jun 2010, 08:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am a nurse and I have been taking Phentermine for two years off and on. I did land in the ER! My potassium levels had fallen! Phentermine lowers your potassium. POTASSIUM REGULATES MUSCLE CONTRACTIONS AND YOUR HEART IS A MUSCLE! So yes you can die from taking Phentermine if you don't watch your potassium. I got really weak. Pay attention to the muscle spasms or twitches. BUT DON'T TAKE TO MUCH POTASSIUM EITHER! I take a supplement that has 2mg in it once a day. The twitches went away. PLEASE BE CAREFUL I CANT SAY ENOUGH POTASSIUM CAN BE DANGEROUS IF YOU TAKE PHENTERMINE TAKE A SUPPLEMENT ONCE A DAY REALLY 2MG IS ALL YOU NEED TO COMPENSATE FOR THE LOSS WHILE ON THE DRUG! yOU CAN ALWAYS ASK YOUR DOCTOR TO CHECK YOUR POTASSIUM LEVELS IT IS A QUICK BLOOD TEST.
|Comment #91.1 by: judy on 31 Oct 2010, 18:24 GMT|
i've been taking phentermine 37.5 for about 2 and a half months. it stated out fine. i actually felt great first week and a half,but the onlything besides the regular drymouth,energy boost, andloss of appettite that bothered me was how huge my eyes felt.they felt like headlights,but at the same time people were saying to me,you look tired or your eyes look very tired.so, i told my doctor and he acted very surprised or concerned.he said let me listen to you.he listened to my heart,then acted worried.he grabbed my wrist quickly and took my pulse.he listened ,very concerned now,to my heart one more time and said"we have to cut this medicine in half!"we have now adjusted the meds four times,but im at full strength finally.my concern now is (and i do take day breaks every couple of weeks)im having muscle spasms in my legs at night,but the worst thing im having is the twitching!my right lid outer corner of my eye keeps twitching out of contrl at this point!it started slowly,but has worstened everyday this past week.it's twitching 30-40 times a aday same eye same place everytime,but its getting longer each time now.my left eye last 2 days is also trying to twitch,but not quite twitching yet(just feels like its jumping).i am a pool player and my vision is badly blurring while trying to shoot the balls at the end of the table or driving looking at signs far away(which i could always see)im starting to gat scared.im talking to my doctor on tuesday about these problems,but he seems to try to convince you its definetly not the meds. no matter what! we'll see,but i was glad to read this comment because it made me calm down to hear someone else had some of my reactions.thank you and hopefully it turns out to just be lowered potassium.
|Comment #91.2 by: tabitha on 18 Jul 2012, 03:23 GMT|
I also want to stress how dangerous too much potassium is on this medicine... I didn't know this until I got very sikc and found out I was about to over dose on potassium. The pill has worked great but u jut need to research. Everyone has different side effects and things just b careful. Listen to ur body! I've Ben on it for a month and a half and lost 30 lbs.
|Comment #92 by: mayra on 11 Jul 2010, 06:50 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hi! i started taking this pills 3 days ago i went to a weight loss center i got a b12 shot fat burner pills and phentermine pills and 3 needles on my ear i started at 198 lbs 5-4 1st day i took 2pills for breakfast 2 for lunch OMG as i'm writting i have a bad headache and threw up so many times today no joke!!! but.... i have lost 8 lbs in 3 day wow im so exited ;-)
|Comment #93 by: Andrew Ridgeley on 12 Jul 2010, 17:15 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I agree that these drugs are dangerous. However the old bromide of exercise and diet does not work for everyone. I exercise 30-60 minute 5-6 days a week and watch what I eat but still gain weight. I was prescribed this drug but chose to look for natural alternatives instead. I believe I have Metabolic Syndrome. I think those who are fortunate enought to have a metabolism that responds to diet and exercise need to understand that there are many people out there not so fortunate.
|Comment #94 by: lisa on 13 Jul 2010, 11:11 UTC|| reply to this comment|
in not been offered the b12 shot but since losing weight i feel more sexy anyway and dont turn off the lights to hide anymore i love my new shape mmmmmm
|Comment #95 by: Alison on 14 Jul 2010, 15:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I also live in the UK and have my tabs prescribed by a private clinic. I have been taking them for 2mths now. I have lost 24 pounds. I had nearly no side effects until recently I have been getting constipated which has resulted in severe trapped wind like pains around my stomach and chest including a burning sensation around the same areas. I can wake in the early hours of the morning which starts with the burning sensation and then goes onto these chronic pains. I was really happy taking phentermine and I don't want to come off of them, but I cannot put up with this excruciating pain. Last night I ended up taking wind ease tablets, then senocot for constipation and in the end 2 pain killers because I ended up hanging over the toilet not sure if I was going to be sick or pass out! I have now taken the decision to go without them for a few days to see if the constipation improves then i will definitely know it was the tabs causing the problem. Has anyone else experienced these side effects?
|Comment #96 by: coeta on 14 Jul 2010, 23:45 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i am suppost to take two 37.5 pills a day but only take one and a half and stopped takn it about 5 days ago and i am havn migranes and vomitig i wouldnt suggest takn it to anyone for more then a few months i have been takn it for about 10 months does any one know if these r withdrawl systoms or not?
|Comment #97 by: Julie on 21 Jul 2010, 22:10 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been on phentermine for awhile now. I have lost 30lbs. I have been eating healthy and exercising as well. I just want you to know that I have only had two side effects. 1. insomnia, 2. No energy if I go off of it for a few days. When I am on it, I have tons of energy. Other than that I have had no problems. Just be sure you are only taking the right amount of it and you will probably be fine.
|Comment #98 by: Mike on 30 Jul 2010, 00:26 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think Phentermine is just fine if you take properly. You must Eat 3 meals a day, so that your body adapts to lifestyle and diet change. I eat Oatmeal in the morning, A salad with chicken or tuna, turkey (protein) for lunch. For Dinner I still eat whatever I like, just in smaller portions, It may take a a few days for your body to adjust. Take it about 1 to 11/2 hours after breakfast and you won't have any sleep problem. I have lost over 50 lbs since April. My Blood pressure has gone down, I no longer have swelling and water retention in my legs and ankles, my sleep apnea is a thing of the past. I am 52, I feel great. I am now taking one tablet every other day as I tailor off the medicine. I expect to reach my weight goal in the next 30 to 45 days. I am not concerned with what you all are saying about being scared to take it. I have had no chest pains or other issues, other than my overall health improving. I fully expect to continue my new eating and exercise habits long after I am done using Phentermine as an aid in my program. Tip, you have to eat and count your calories, no matter what. Plus, you have to get off your butt and exercise, at the very least swim or take a walk daily. It may not be for everybody, but for some of us it works just fine.
|Comment #98.1 by: katidid on 17 Sep 2010, 07:02 GMT|
Amen to that Mike.
|Comment #98.2 by: Brian on 05 Jul 2012, 14:33 GMT|
You're absolutely right Mike. I just started taking Phentermine 2 days ago. So far, I have experienced no side effects. I need to lose 30 pounds. Ok. Maybe 40! LOL! I hope this continues to work for me. It's all in the way you eat! You have to eat the proper foods to maintain a healthy caloric intake. This is just a pill that is to help you get started. It's up to YOU then to keep the weight off. Like I've always said, losing the weight is the easy part, it's keeping it off that's so hard! I walk 2 or 3 miles a day and try to stay within a 1700 - 2000 calorie diet a day. On the weekends, I allow myself a little more. It's all common sense. Use this medication the way it's intended, and change your eating habits, and exercise. Not rocket science. I hope you continue to stay healthy!
|Comment #99 by: Jason on 17 Aug 2010, 07:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
People, you need to take responsibility for your own actions. This pill does exactly what it says it is suppose to. Yet, everybody wants to be mad because it gave you the side effects listed everywhere it says anything about this drug. You're FAT! So get up off the couch, put the cake down and start getting some activity in your life. You probably sit there every season and watch "the biggest loser" thinking to yourself " I wish I could do that" well u can, stop feeding your face and walk around the block a few times! No you want to be lazy and take a pill. Well boo hoo if you can't sleep or feel anxious because of it. Why don't you get up and exercise, then you can get mad and sue the excercise equipment company because it made you sweaty and stinky.
|Comment #99.1 by: Tiffany on 18 Aug 2010, 17:40 GMT|
I've been taking Phentermine 37.5 since August 9th, 2010. I'm 5'11 and weighed in at 234. This is the heaviest I've ever been so I'm really uncomfortable with my size although I carry it well. My goal weight is 176 and decided to try Phentermine after hearing about it from a couple coworkers. I experienced dry mouth and headaches for the first couple days and that eventually stopped. I've had no insomnia whatsover and have no problem napping, falling asleep, or staying asleep.
Weighed myself last Friday, August 13th and lost 4 pounds. I'm considering giving up Phentermine altogether because my chest has been feeling "heavy" for a few days now and I can often feel my heart beating in my chest. While there is no pain, it's highly uncomfortable and scares me. Yesterday while at work, I started feeling nauseous and anxious and started breathing heavily. Then out of nowhere I busted out cry for no apparent reason. I heard the drug can cause mood swings, however if this is how it's going to make me feel, I'd much rather try losing weight the old fashioned way by eating healthy and exercising.
Has anyone else experienced these particular side effects? I didn't take it this morning nor am I taking it tomorrow. I'm thinking about taking just half a pill on Friday but I'd rather not. I'm not sure exactly what to do at this point. I would prefer feeling like my normal self which I haven't felt since I started taking the drug. I hardly ate while taking it and would only eat because it was the right thing to do. To me it's almost as if you're starving yourself and don't even know it. I'm not entirely sure what to do at this point.
|Comment #99.2 by: Mrs Fatty on 02 Jun 2012, 03:45 GMT|
Go fly a kite !!! Who do you think you are? Don't make judgement on people that you do not know. There are people in this world that have weight problems without overeating or pigging out on cake. Why are you so angry? This is for people to share and vent about their own experience. Get over yourself.
|Comment #99.3 by: Mrs Fatty on 02 Jun 2012, 04:05 GMT|
How dare you to speak like that!!! Evidently, you have very little education or experience with weight problems. Do not judge people until you have walked in their shoes. Many people have reasons for being over weight besides sitting around eating cake. Shame on you !!! This is a site allowing individuals to share and vent about weight and Phentermine. I think you could impress others more by seeing how high you can "FLY A KITE!!!"
|Comment #99.4 by: terri on 28 Oct 2012, 05:48 GMT|
@ Jason: You're obviously still mad about your measly three inches & can't find a pill that lists being a man as a side effect. However, to show that some of us large people have even larger hearts, I send my sympathies to the unsatisfied female in your life.
Apparently you are trying to overcompensate by showing off your big mouth!
|Comment #100 by: Rosa on 18 Aug 2010, 23:50 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking phentermine for approxiamately 2 months and I have experienced no problems. I have lost over 11 lbs in 3 weeks and I trust my doctor -- however she will only let me take it MAX 3 months- but I have noticed that even when I forget the pill I am not as hungry as I have been. Every situation is different- just make sure your doctor is accurate and takes the time to access your own situation like my doctor did!
|Comment #101 by: Lisa on 20 Aug 2010, 18:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I would like to know why Phentermine makes me wont to eat? I have to keep myself from eating, Im on a 1200c diet a day and I work out most of the time and im only losing one pound a day. So it might be helping me in some way.
|Comment #101.1 by: Kimmie on 21 Aug 2010, 01:16 GMT|
1 pound a day is very realistic. If you're losing one pound a day you are doing just fine maybe better than others. It's the way your clothes fit, if your clothes feel looser it's a good thing. I would recommend eating high protein food that will give you more energy and also eating a lot of fruits for antioxidants.
|Comment #102 by: babywalks on 21 Aug 2010, 04:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Just want to say that NO, phentermine cannot be bought on the internet! It is prescription ONLY. That so-called phentermine on the net is FAKE! I have had absolutely NO side effects from the phen aside from dry mouth...but absolutely no heart palpitations or anything! I feel great and I am losing weight at a healthy pace. People that are losing significant amount of weight in a short time on phen are obviously not following instructions. You HAVE to eat and eat healthy! Just because it curbs your appetite, doesn't mean you can skip meals! No, it is NOT a miracle pill, but for those who cannot stop themselves from pigging out, it helps greatly! I love phen and won't stop taking it. If my doctor or the FDA thought it could kill you...then it would not be on the market.
|Comment #102.1 by: Juls on 29 Aug 2010, 01:08 GMT|
If the doctor or FDA thought it would kill you they wouldnt give it to you? HAHAHA do you know how many people have died from prescriptions that were "safe" dont put too much trust in the money hungry FDA or the doctors they give major kickbacks to for prescribing their poison
|Comment #102.2 by: et on 30 Jan 2011, 11:54 GMT|
sorry it is not true you can buy phentermine on the internet....im a nurse and my friends buys it on the internet just to make sure i did tests on it and it is real
|Comment #103 by: meka on 21 Aug 2010, 16:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i am scared of this drug i have had my Phentermine 30mg for about a mo now and have not taken 1 can u die from it and because i dont have 37.5 is the risk of side effects lower
|Comment #104 by: Juls on 29 Aug 2010, 01:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I started taking this drug last spring. I didnt like how it made me feel. I was sick with nausea, headaches, racing heart, nervous and shaky, couldnt sleep, panic, tearful, angry etc... BUT i lost 20 lbs sooo fast I didnt care. I put the weight back on as soon as I stopped taking it. And kept gaining. I was gaining so much that I decided to go back on it this summer. I had all the same symptoms but actually gained weight on it. I finally stopped taking it because the irregular pounding heart thing freaked me out. This is scary stuff and I dont recommend it. Its exciting to lose weight effortlessly BUT it messes up your body in the process.
|Comment #105 by: Hopeful on 30 Aug 2010, 21:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It is terrible to be fat. it must be when we will risk or lives to loss weight. Phen makes me tired, have vivid dreams, dry mouth, and occasional heart palpitations. If it doesn't kill me and i can loss some weight it is worth it.
Funny thing is that even though it makes me tired, it helps me to have great workouts. I have more endurance. It is no miracle pill for me. I still have to turn away from the cake, but it does help me to do so easier...for about 2-3 weeks. Then the effects go away. This time i am going to a weight loss doctor so maybe he will adjust the meds until i am 50lbs smaller. I am hopeful a gain at age 37.
I used them when i was 25 to kick start weight loss. I took off 50lbs then but only used phen for about 20 of those lbs. After that i did it on my own. Now i have tried, but i can not control my eating. i am always hungry! So hello phen again.
Hope it doesn't kill me or aid to an early death. (Has anyone really died from this?)
|Comment #105.1 by: Hurting72 on 01 Sep 2010, 16:24 GMT|
Dont do it here is my story - get healthy with Jenny Craig or Weight watchers, being skinny is not worth losing your mind>
I have been on phentermine for almost eight years not daily but 3-4 times a wwek and multiple pills daily depending on how disconnected I want to become to whats going on around me, definatley need it to have any type of energy. I did first loose weight but then gained 50 pounds while taking it, I am currently on Jenny Craig to help with the weight loss. I have been diagnosed with lupus, arthritis, carpel tunnel, planters ficiatis, and always feel tingling, numbness and shakes, also have a bladder issue. I think I have caused all of these health issues because I did not stop taking this pill. I know I am addicted but I belive when I ttried to stop that I went into a comatose state, almost checked myself into a mental hospital.My mind truly checked out and I thought I was going to jump off a bridge. I have two kids and a hubby, I am always moody and angry. I need help, I have conned doctors into prescribing the drug and have spents thousands of dollars on the internet for the scripts. I hide it from everyone staying up on my "BUZZ" while my family is asleep, I clean, oirganize, hallucinate , get paranoid. And when I want to sleep I to have to take xanex and a muscle relaxer. This is no way to live, and I often feel like I will take it to the next step and try harder drugs maybe even illegal ones for the energy boost. PHENTERMINE HAS MADE ME A DRUG ADDICT AND ROBBED ME OF ENJOYING LIFE STOP TAKING IT NOW IF YOU CAN!! PLEASE IF SOMEONE CAN HELP ME WITH HOW TO GET OFF THIS FRICKN DRUG WITHOUT GOING SCHITZO. WENDY IF YOU READ THIS PLEASE SEND EMAIL BECAUSE I UNDERSTAND YOU>
|Comment #106 by: Lisa22 on 06 Sep 2010, 13:43 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have just been released from the hospital. I take this from my Dr. and take it as prescrbed. I had 1 diet coke and my heart jumped to 229 beats per minute. I was not told not to use caffiene. I was taken to the hospital and a med was given to me to stop my heart and restart it. I am 44 about 20 pounds over weight. THIS MED IS NOT WORTH THE LOSS OF MY HEALTH or my life.
|Comment #107 by: DDW on 13 Sep 2010, 01:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I used phentermine for over a year with my doctor over seeing , monthly visits . I thought it was strange that I never recieved a written prescription the pills were given at the office. This should have been enough of a warning it was not. I felt like bugs were crawling under my skin I took the tweezers and dug holes in my arms and face. Also went to the emergency room when I was broken out in extra large hives. I can continue on , the super bad side effects hair falling out......Well why would a person continue to take the drug? The doctor that I went to said it was not the phentermine . I lost 127 pounds. It was not worth it. Jump forward three years , gained all of the weight back except for forty pounds. I am glad that I no longer take the drug , the withdraw was painful every muscle and bone hurt and i felt very sluggish. This drug should be outlawed.
|Comment #107.1 by: me on 15 Sep 2010, 05:41 GMT|
i had took phentermine 4 six days and stopped. i have been having slight pain in my chest and wonder will it go away, its like off an on. other than that everythings fine. i wonder if from the 6 days i took it if it caused serious damage internally or if im thinking to much. i dont know what this slight pain is thats in my chest
|Comment #108 by: michele71 on 14 Sep 2010, 17:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I began taking phentermine 37.5 on April 20,2010 and as of June 20,2010 I was down 28 punds. I exercised and ate correctly--small portions and I made sure to hit at least 1400 cals per day. I started @ 225lbs I am 5'2 and I injured my back in June and have not been able to exercise except for walking. I continue to eat right and keep track of everything that goes in my mouth..(i use fitday.com--its free) and I have continued to lose weight. I weigh 179 a total loss of 46lbs so far even though it is not coming off as quickly I dont mind because losing weight to quickly will almost guarantee the minute you stop taking the med your weight will return. I havent had ANY side effects at all and usually by 4pm I am ready for a nap. I am thankful for this medication but it isnt a miracle drug and the only way to benefit from it is to make a lifestyle change. If you are looking for a quick fix you might get it but without changing your lifestyle you can guarantee failure and re-gaining more weight than you lost.
|Comment #109 by: Gwenn on 16 Sep 2010, 01:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I like alot of other people took this drug and it only took about 1 week before I figured out that these drugs give me severe headaches. Some of you are saying continue to take them and the headaches will eventually go away. I did continue, but the 2nd week had me feeling so ill until I couldn't continue. I lost 10 lbs the first week and nothing more after that. The doctor that prescribed them to me also gave me water pills. I started off at 194 lbs. I lost the first 10 lbs and thought it was great, but then every morning I woke up with a terrible headache that I couldn't shake. No, I didn't have an appetite at all and had to force myself to eat. I did drink water, but some people were saying I needed to drink more. They said perhaps the headaches came because I was dehydrated. That was not possible. I was drinking more than my share. I did not become addicted to the drug, but did regret the fact that I couldn't take them because the headaches were too severe. I still get the B12 shots and lipo, but not the phentermine. I guess I will have to try the old fashion way.
|Comment #110 by: katidid on 17 Sep 2010, 06:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've been taking this drug for 6 months now and of course my Doctor says that is the limit. I started out at 366 lbs and as of this morning I'm at 288 lbs. Just short of 80 lbs. I feel better then I have in yrs. I have not had any of the side effects mentioned here. If I have taken the pill later in the morning, I would sometimes find myself staying up later, but not as a constant problem. I'd like to know if the 6 month mark is a law or a FDA suggestion. I obviously have quite a bit more weight to lose. People who say that they had to force themselves to eat are not doing this in a productive way. I lose on average 2 to 3 pounds a week. I've been very realistic and look at this drug as a tool to train myself into better habits. I eat between 1000 to 1500 cals a day and treadmill 20 mins a day along with my other activities through out my day. Of course I have more energy, I've lost a big chunk of weight, but I"m not "speedy". Everyone is different. For me this has helped me more then any other regiments I've tried. I see my Doctor tomorrow and I hope I will be able to convince her to continue the meds with me. Even if I need to sign a release. Taking these pills can't be any worse for me then having all this extra weight and just what that can do to my heart. Like I said, I've been very realistic and conscientious about my diet plan and exercise.
|Comment #111 by: MIZZ-P on 24 Sep 2010, 20:57 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I agree with a lot that is in this story, I took Phentermine in addition to a new eating plan (hate to say diet). I expereinced dry mouth, constipation, insomina and exterme highs (almost manic) where it was difficult to come back down. For example, I'd go to 1hr Jazzercise (excercise) class, then come home and then to my amazement, would have the energy to go on a 45 minute jog. And oh yes, had heart palpitations. Let me tell you, I didnt get any sleep and was constantly thirsty (dry mouth) and had to take fiber pills to fight the constipation, but ..i lost the weight. It's been about 15 months since the 40Lb weight loss, I'm just now starting to put it back on..and slowly. So its up to you to determine if the risks and side effects are worth the weight loss. One more important thing..I now have a heart murmur...cant recall having one before taking the phentermine..None of my Dr's can tell me if the heart murmur was there before I started taking phentermine. Again..weigh your health risks against the benefit of losing weight. You may decide it's not worth the trouble..or maybe you'll decide it is.
|Comment #112 by: Mimi on 29 Sep 2010, 22:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I TOOK PHENTERMINE 10 YEARS AGO, I BEEN SUFFERING FROM HORRIBLE SKIN ALLERGIES I AM NOW ALLERGIC TO CORN, BARLEY, OATS, WHEAT, RYE, MILK. CRAB, LOBSTER AND ABOUT 55 OTHER FOODS. MY LIFE BECAME A LIVING HELL THANKS TO THE STUPID DRUG I USED TO GET SKIN INFECTIONS AND EVEN SHINGLES. I AM NOW SKINNY BECAUSE OF THE FOOD ALLERGIES.
|Comment #113 by: busy bee on 18 Oct 2010, 21:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i am taking zoplicone for the last 2 years since my best friend was crulley killed by her husband. since taking zoplicone i keep eating. and since taking phentermine i cant sleep
|Comment #114 by: Teresa on 21 Oct 2010, 16:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've been taking Phentermine now since September, so about 7 weeks now. Only side effect I get is dry mouth and constipation which I take a laxative for. I have lost 15 lbs. so far. Not bad for 7 weeks. I jog 5 days a week now and also watch what I eat (count calories, use skim milk and fake sugar when I can). Also the new Healthy Choice frozen all natural meals are low in calories and really good. I eat about 3 of those a week for dinner. Oh, and I also get a vitamin B-12 shot every 2 weeks.
My sister was on phentermine for a few months and had different side effects than me, like fast heart beat, blood pressure was high, couldn't sleep and acted crazy like a crackhead. The doctor still gave her more pills even though her heart was beating fast and bp was high. I don't think he should have.
|Comment #115 by: lazyfilly on 24 Oct 2010, 02:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Please please be careful with this drug. It should not be taken for more than 3 months and it should not be taken for more than 6 days without a 24 hour break. The extra energy you get will gradually be reduced. I think you will find that if you use the drug to help change your eating habits, the new healthier food and the lack of extra pounds will give you the energy you crave. If you need an extra boost try B2 B3 an B12 supplements occasionally.
|Comment #115.1 by: ana on 24 Oct 2010, 06:00 GMT|
PHENTAMINE IS A LIVING NIGHTMARE. I CALLED 911 TWO DAYS AGO FOR BAD CHEST PAIN "I THOUGH I WAS HAVING A HEART ATTACK" I HAD TO MANY PAINFUL TEST DONE AND WAS ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL MY EKG WAS UBNORMAL WHEN I GOT ADMITTED. AFTER 48 HRS WHEN THE DRUG WAS OUT OF MY SYSTEM MY HEART WAS ALMOST BACK TO NORMAL I WAS RELEASE TO COME HOME BUT NOW I HAVE A FOLLOW UP WITH MY REGULAR DOCTOR FOR SOME MORE TEST. THIS WAS THE MOST SCARY EVENT I HAVE LIVED IT IS NOT WORTH BEING SKYNNY AND WITH ALL THIS HEALTH AND RISK FACTORS IN MY LIFE I AM 26YRS AND I THINK I WOULD LIKE TO LIVE ANOTHER 26YRS WITHOUT PHENTAMINE.. PLEOPLE PLEASE BE CAREFULL WITH THIS DRUG IT IS DANGEROUS!!!!
|Comment #116 by: jamie on 25 Oct 2010, 21:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
after taking the pill for only a week,my moods changed so severely that i had my boyfriend move out.im devastated.i was moody with my kids too.im praying that i havent ruined a good relationship over this diet pill.i did however lose some weight,but at too heavy a price.can anyone tell me if they were affected like i was?
|Comment #117 by: Susan on 28 Oct 2010, 02:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I started on 10/18/10 and weighted 164lbs. Today is 10/27/10 and I now weight 157. I'm excited that I lost 7lbs. I only experienced 1 side effect and that was waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to go back to sleep for maybe 30-40 mins. But other than that everything is great. I think if you are buying it off the internet or getting it somewhere, where a physician didn't prescribe it for you, then its not safe. It's possible that the pill may be knock offs and some of you experience these symptoms. But, everyone's body is different.
|Comment #118 by: slinky on 28 Oct 2010, 18:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I took Phentermine for the 12 weeks maximum limit that is put on it. The side effects that had, like the jitters, was easily calmed down by exercising, or just getting off of my * . I had tried for a good year before Phentermine to lose weight, and literally nothing I did, even with a doctor's instruction, helped. I lost a total of 25 pounds when I was on Phentermine, and now, 6 months later, I have lost 70 pounds. I lost the majority of my weight without it, it just aided the beginning process. The reason people put the weight back on is because they stop dieting and just go back to their old ways.
|Comment #119 by: PattyG. on 30 Oct 2010, 04:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Comment on #1.5 Jess
As she said in her comment, I believe that different people have different reactions to phentermine. The first few days I too, had lots of energy and increase in heart rate, I felt like I couldn't stay still at work. But, I didn't feel too bad like plenty other weight loss pills that I have tooken before. All the other ones would make me feel very much panicky and accelerated my heart much more. After the first 2 or 3 days. I was okay I got the boost of energy that I needed to go to work, take care of my 3 kids, clean house and so forth. I've lost 14 pounds which seems like more in 1 month.Because I've lost inches as well. I'm able to fit into almost all of my old clothes and I'm so happy, I can't believe it! But, I wonder will I get hooked on the pill and will I gain the weight back?..But, all I can say is this pill has helped me, I've lost enough weight to not feel so out of breath like I did before when I was gaining too much weight. I have changed my ways of eatting somewhat but not exactly as I should but I'm trying.And have started a little bit of excercising because the skin turns into flab, not good!..So hopefully things turn out good and I can keep the weight off. But my advice if your body feels like its overworked or you've got shortness of breath and all that, by all means stop!..
|Comment #120 by: Leslie on 03 Nov 2010, 21:39 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Just stopped 2 months ago. Feel great, went from 210 to 130lbs. Yes, you have mood swings, yes you get paranoid and anxious, but my blood pressure went down, my health problems that came up when I was obese have gone away, I'm not winded going up stairs, I have confidence. I can play with my son. Your memory gets fuzy and you don't feel quite yourself, but if you take this drug for the RIGHT reasons (like nothing else has worked INCLUDING EXERCISE and diet) and re-train yourself to eat right and the right amount, it may work for you too.
|Comment #121 by: SavedMama on 04 Nov 2010, 02:05 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I had taken Phentermine for one year. I gave myself that time to get my body back in shape and whether I reached my goal or not I would stop. I now wish I would never have taken it. I lost a lot of weight and I loved the energy pick me up... but I can tell you that I did have angry mood swings, I would go to bed very late and wake up early with no problem. Headaches in the beginning and dry mouth, but that went away after a couple of months. When I got sick I stayed off of them and realized then that you just can't stop. I got lethargic had trouble functioning. When I was coming upon my year... I started to wean. I started taking Phenterminel every other day for two weeks and then I started taking 1/2 a pill every other day for another 2 weeks. Slowly I started to see the energy decline. I could not just get up like nothing in the morning any more. I started to become very forgetful. The weight started to come back. I had completely changed the way I ate so that was not the cause nor the fact that I was more active then ever. I just could not reproduce the high metabolism I had while on the drug. What took me a year to loose was gained back in 5 months. OUCH!!! It's taken quite a bit of time to get over the memory loss. Now 8 months later I'm getting my energy back and working the hard way... the way I should have in the beginning. I had gained all the weight back and then some. I was not lazy nor a couch potato ... I just was not eating right, nor at the proper times. My body is still in recovery and I'm glad that I weaned off on my own before it got worse. Yes, there will be quick results and it will look good... but it is not long term and there is no way that you can continue that high metabolism when your off of it.
Do yourself a favor... eat right, exercise regularly and set short and long term goals. Take the time to do it right. Stay off the drugs... the side affects are not worth the temporary benefits.
|Comment #122 by: Amy68 on 08 Dec 2010, 04:13 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I was taking phentermine for 3 months and it worked very well for me. I really did not have any bad side effects from it. It really gave me alot of energy, and I wanted to eat healthy. I have spent alot of money over the years on trying to lose weight and nothing worked as good as this. I had a gym membership,personal trainer and a weight loss counselor. She would tell me that I should be losing weight but I wasn't. This pill was a miracle drug for me . I don't know how I would of did it without this appetite suppressant. I am currently taking a break from it for 6 months but plan on taking it again
|Comment #123 by: happywithme on 10 Dec 2010, 16:57 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've been on phetermine for more than 7 years on and off, mostly on! I have had no side effects that did not go away or that was very bothersome. I dont know what the long term dangerous effects are. Would love to know if there is any at all. When I do come off of the drug I dnt have withdrawls. I have noticed that if I take sinus meds with it i will have a speed headache. If anyone knows of long term side effects please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Comment #124 by: JB on 13 Dec 2010, 03:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking Phentermine for 3 months and have lost 22lbs.I just spent a night in the Cardiac Telemetry Unit due to my heart was beating 170-180 beats per minute 12/11/2010. The Cardiologist said I could not take this anymore. I too was being checked by a MD. But now I will have to be on a Beta Blocker drug for at least 6 months.He could not definitely say whether the Phentermine had a direct effect, it is a stimulant.So beware and heed your bodys symptoms.
|Comment #124.1 by: mimi on 01 Feb 2011, 18:50 GMT|
how soon after taking it did you get these symptoms
|Comment #125 by: courtney on 20 Dec 2010, 06:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I started taking phet. About 2 week, ago. I have lost 10 pounds. I started off at 180 and now 170. The only side effects I've had is tingleing in my left arm and my hand turns blue,you can see my vains in my hand when I make a fist. It doesn't do it all the time. Im worried about it. Also I take the b12 shots and it seems like im on my period i bleed but It's not that time of the month. Could birth control have anything to do with this bleeding problem?
|Comment #125.1 by: mimi on 03 Feb 2011, 14:46 GMT|
is a doctor monitoring you? or did you get this offline
|Comment #126 by: me on 22 Dec 2010, 19:10 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i am taking the drug "phentermine" and I am perfectly fine, just remember to eat, and you have to remined yourself to eat because you wont be hungry.
|Comment #127 by: ANGEL2155 on 22 Dec 2010, 23:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I HAVE USED THIS MEDICATION ON AND OFF FOR A FEW YEARS, BUT RECENTLY I HAVE HAD MOOD SWINGS WHEN I AM OFF, DIZZINESS, SOME GURGLING SENSATIONS IN MY CHEST. BUT I KEEP TAKING JUST 1/4TH OF THE PILL FOR THE ENERGY IF GIVES ME TO FUNCTION. BARELY ANY WEIGHT LOSS DUE TO INSULIN USE. I AM NOT SURE IF IT IS REALLY SAFE OR NOT. I SURE HOPE IT IS
|Comment #128 by: TRC on 23 Dec 2010, 03:11 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I too, have taken phentermine on again and off, for 3 years. Heres how I used it to help with the side effects. I would take 37.5 everyday and did get headaches, severe dizziness, dry mouth and bad mood swings. I started taking it every other day and the side effects decreased. I found that if I didnt wear off the energy (buzz) I got from it. I would not sleep at night. So exercise and moving through out the day is a must. You will be tired at night. Also limit your caffeine intake to none if possible. I occasionally had one Diet. Soda or coffee. I found that drinking at least 100 0z of water a day, also helped with the dizziness, dry mouth and headaches. Also I would take an Ibuprofen when needed and headaches would go away. It does aid in weight loss if done correctly. I switch back and fourth from liking it cause, even though I know how to deal with the side effects, the thought of headaches and dizziness and mood swings towards others, outweighed the desire to lose weight.
|Comment #129 by: momma1012 on 31 Dec 2010, 22:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
phentermine ruined my life, it took over me and changed who I was. I am happy now that I am not using it anymore. I am sure my family is happy too. I would rather be 15-20 pounds bigger and a good happy mom than a mean skinny woman!
|Comment #130 by: kc on 01 Jan 2011, 02:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I was also on these pills and I ive taken them off and on I was recently on the 15mg, and it shot my blood pressure up high, caused me to about have a panic attack, chest pain, tingling in the arm. I stopped the pills right then, and flushed them. I will never take them again. Im just in my thirties and I thought I was having a heart attack. From now on Im just going to try to loose weight the healthy way. That really scared me. Luckily I was fine, and it's been 2 weeks since that happened and I think my blood pressure finally went back to normal.
|Comment #131 by: kate on 12 Jan 2011, 18:18 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i think this is crap for the most part if it is given to you by your doctor and you take it the way you should then its fine!! as for having insomnia.............thats why they say take it in between 7 and 8 in the morning that way when its bedtime you able to fall asleep! the doctor see you once a month if your on this medication to see if your having side effects and if they are harmful to you! so if you get it from your doctor your fine......................if you choose to buy it online then you have put yourself at risk for whatever happens to you and nobody should blame the medicine because it states on each website that sells it possible side effects and how to take and again you took the risk at buying it online rather then getting it from a doctor like your suppose to!!!!!!!!!
|Comment #131.1 by: mimi on 01 Feb 2011, 18:36 GMT|
I totally agree.... if you do as your doctor says you will be fine
|Comment #131.2 by: Xquisite61 on 02 Feb 2011, 18:25 GMT|
I also agree with your comment. Most of the folks are probably taking the pill via a website and really don't know what they are swallowing. I have taken the pill for over a month and have only experienced dry mouth and a headache once. My Dr gave me a diet and exercise program to follow. I also see her every three weeks. Please see a Dr before taking any kind of medication, Phen or otherwise.
|Comment #131.3 by: mimi on 03 Feb 2011, 14:37 GMT|
how much weight have you lost in a month?
|Comment #132 by: lonely girl on 20 Jan 2011, 22:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I used phentermine for about two years. that was about 10 years ago, now I have severe food allergies to every single grain there is. I got what I wanted I am now staying slim because I can't eat ANYTHING. This drug destroyed my inmmune system, caused my thyroid problems and was almost had a heart attack while taking it. It should be ban period
|Comment #133 by: Rooks on 21 Jan 2011, 04:13 UTC|| reply to this comment|
What a rubbish article, not very scientific - "weight loss drugs are among the demons of our modern society".....
You cannot be much more unobjective than that!
They should be properly prescribed and properly used, any medication should only be used in individuals where the postive effects outweighs the negative, and this is the case with Phentermine
|Comment #134 by: Shellby on 24 Jan 2011, 03:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've been taking the 37.5 mil for about 3 months now. I've went from 197 to 169. A size 16 to an 8! I love this stuff. I was always big in high school. When I graduated I went to the doctor because I was now 18 and could be prescribed it. I don't get any of the bad side affects that some of you are talking about. Although this medicine does hype me up and I work super hard at work. It keeps me moving so I'm not snacking all the time like I used to! And when I eat something I only have to eat a little of it because this medicine makes me feel fuller faster! I would deff reccomend someone to take phentermine. But only if they had the right health for it.
|Comment #134.1 by: mom on 01 Feb 2011, 13:47 GMT|
I just started phentermine a couple days ago and it is working i am not as hungry,and i have energy. How much were you losing on average a week?
|Comment #135 by: Jenn L. on 01 Feb 2011, 18:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I see alot of people are having problems with dizziness. If this happens drink a 6oz glass of water with 2 pinches of salt. The headaches are because your blood sugar is low so you must eat fruits every two hours. :) I hope this helps
|Comment #135.1 by: phenergizerbunny on 03 Feb 2011, 05:24 GMT|
I've been taking phentermine for 4 months now. so far my loss is at 42 lbs and 5 pant sizes. you have to remember to eat, exercise, and drink at least 100 ounces of water each day. if you don't eat enough you wont fuel your body to burn the fat while you exercise and your body needs the extra water to help the kidneys and liver flush the fat that your burning out of you body, keep you hydrated of course and help with the dry mouth. the dizziness will go away after about a week as will most side effects. to me taking phentermine is worth it and nothing to be scared of, that's why our doctors want us to come check in periodically. I'm sticking with it since I am starting to love myself more now.
|Comment #135.2 by: mimi on 03 Feb 2011, 14:38 GMT|
cool so your averaging about 10 pounds a month? Do you experience the mood swings like everyone else?
|Comment #136 by: kotadol on 07 Feb 2011, 22:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've just started taking these and so far feel just fine, I have 70 lbs to lose. Other than having gained this weight in the last 2 years I am healthy and not on any other medications or vitamins/supplements of any kind.
My doctor did tell me to not consume caffeine as I normally do, I at times would have a cup of coffee in the morning or a diet coke but have not had either since taking these. Also, he instructed to eat a healthy breakfast 45 minutes or so before taking Phen.
To those having severe side effects, consider what you are eating. Anything with caffeine, sugar, high carbs, or other stimulants need to be consumed very minimal if not at all until you have adjusted.
I have not lost any weight yet, only day 2 but am happy to report no scary side effects. I will update my post in the next couple of weeks.
|Comment #136.1 by: Moe Moe :) on 08 Feb 2011, 13:52 GMT|
Yeppers your right . When I met the doctor they put me on a strict diet. A Lot of these people are buying it off the internet which is STUPID. Not everyone can take Phen, I also see comments and people are taking it for years at a time. This is also STUPID , you are only suppose to take it for 3 months MAX!!!!!!!!!!!!! So if you are having terrible side effects and are addicted it most likely because :
1. You did not get this RX from a doctor, you got it off the internet.
2. Your not eating the right foods while taking it.
3. You have taken it longer than three months.
So you have really no one to blame but YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Comment #137 by: CC on 17 Feb 2011, 02:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Thanks to everyone who commented on this site. I started phentermine today and "so far so good."
I was very reluctant to start medication, but like many others who have posted on this site I exercise constantly and eat relatively healthy but continued to gain weight. As many of you mentioned, you start feeling really bad about yourself because people's perception is that you are lazy...which is not always the case. It is a horrible feeling to be doing all the right things (and keeping record of it as proof) and to continue gaining weight. I hope that this pill can help me. Am I worried about the possible side-effects? Yes. However, my doctor is closely monitoring me while on this and hopefully everything will be OK in the end.
|Comment #137.1 by: mimi on 17 Feb 2011, 16:26 GMT|
Thats great .. this Sunday it will make 3 weeks for me on Phen. I did have side effects the first week but that was it. !! Now i am prefectly fine. There are a couple things you can do to lessen them. If you feel dizzy drink 4oz of water with about 2 pinches of salt... if you start getting headaches ..eat fruit every 2 hours. If your feeling nauseated its probably because your eating to much sugar , caffine and or carbs. I take my pill usually around 8 am and then an hour later eat breakfast. I did notice by 8pm the med would start to wear off, what helped is that I would wait to eat 2 hours after i take it. And really I have no appetite. :) Before when i woud try to eat low calorie diets.. i would get headaches and hunger pains..i would get moody and irritable.... that is not the case :) no headaches.... no hunger pains ... and im eating abt 1000 cals a day.... I cant wait till sat to see how much weight I have lost
|Comment #137.2 by: mimi on 21 Feb 2011, 17:01 GMT|
I had my first 3 week check up on saturday. I LOST 9 POUNDS. 11 MORE TO GO YAHOOO :)
|Comment #138 by: ClaudiaDylan1212 on 19 Feb 2011, 07:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I started taking this drug on feb 18 2011 and the first day I did pretty good but I totally forgot to eat, I mean I realized that by 10pm my bk was still on the microwave,lol. Im on my second day and so far so good other than the chest pain, I also drink lots of water because my mouth feels very dry. This is my second time on this prescription because it works but you cant stay on it pass 2 months, according to my doctor , you have to have a break in between treatments. I do take mine at 5 am I tried to do as he said but 8am wouldnt work for me I was up all night and sleeping 3 hours if so. I guess depends on the person.
|Comment #138.1 by: mimi on 22 Feb 2011, 15:20 GMT|
I have been on it for 3 weeks now . I take it at 8am and by 9ish i am dead tired from thedays activites....so i guess it does depend on the person
|Comment #139 by: Concerned on 19 Feb 2011, 09:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hi everyone, I have been on phentermine for about 3 weeks straight now. I am 5'9 and 193 lbs. When I first started taking this pill I weighed 215. I do like what phentermine has done for me, it gives me energy to keep up with my daily chores and it helps with my appetite. I also have to remind myself to eat, although I eat very healthy. I exercise everyday. I try to burn at least 500 calories either doing the stair master or bike or treadmill. I have noticed however that the insomnia has not gone away, and I tend to get overwhelmed with everyday life while on this pill. Is this normal? Another thing is, if I fail to take the pill one day I eat too much. I can't control myself and I don't have the energy to go to the gym. Can anyone help me please. I plan to be on phentermine for at least 2 months and I don't want go gain all the weight back. I am working hard and eating healthy, I don't want all this to go to waste.
|Comment #140 by: Falisha on 23 Feb 2011, 01:30 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I lost 30 lbs in a month, as soon as I stopped taking them I gained the weight back rapidly plus more. I wouldnt recommend.
|Comment #141 by: Dinkinflicka on 23 Feb 2011, 08:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
When prescribed by a competent physician who intends to monitor weight loss and revoke prescriptions if weight loss is not achieved, Phentermine can actually be quite effective. I should know. I've been taking them for six months.
I've dropped seventy pounds within the span of my first six month prescription. During that time I met with my doctor regularly for weigh-ins and to discuss whether continued use of Phentermine was in order. The first six months found me able to get portion size, nutritional value, and emotional eating under tight control. It took just enough of the edge off of my cravings that I was able to turn them down and, when my six months was up, I was able to maintain my lowest weight.
From that point I spent six months off the Phentermine, working to at least maintain my weight, if not lose more. I was more than able to do it because the Phentermine helped me to overcome the obstacle of an insatiable appetite while making a LIFESTYLE CHANGE.
There is no quick fix, and you can't just take you some Phen and pretend that fast food is calorie free. But Phentermine has been a life saver for me. I am intensely proud of currently being 30 pounds away from my goal weight (less than half of what I lost during my first six months on Phentermine) and having been able to maintain my lowest weight during my off period.
|Comment #142 by: Deborah on 02 Mar 2011, 20:46 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I was 130 lbs. and i just wanted to lose 10-15lbs.Right away i lost 15lbs. in the first 2 months.I got off of it and gained all my weight back and then some!i have been on it for about a year and taking for energy now.i am getting scared because i am addicted to them.i am taking 2-3 per day and i need help
|Comment #143 by: jenni on 02 Mar 2011, 21:43 UTC|| reply to this comment|
When I was on this medicine I lost 60 pounds in 8 weeks! I did have chest pains and couldn't sleep if I took the medicine after 8 even though I sleep at 1, also some days I had to force myself to eat. After I stopped taking the medicine I gained 15 pounds a WEEK sometimes even when I was eating very healthy but without taking the medicine I gained 90 pounds in 6 months! I decided to go back on the medicine despite if I was in pain or even died. I could not have this extra weight any longer! The extra weight was effecting my married and normal life.I did not want to go out anymore because I would be mocked. After I started the medicine again I had severe abdominal pains to where I would want to got to ER to get a CT scan. But eventually all the pain went away
|Comment #144 by: S. Marie. on 04 Mar 2011, 00:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking Phentermine for about 2 weeks and the first day I was extremely happy, I loved life and had SO much energy.. but that only lasted one day. I have lately been feeling very unmotivated and depressed, I am EXTREMELY moody and I snap at my son and husband for no reason. I can not control the crazy mood swings. I have only lost about 5lbs so far and although the weightloss is nice it really is not worth it for me. I also feel like I can not swallow because my throat feels inflamed often. All I want to do is sleep and before this pill I used to always do zumba and had the energy to do things, now i have no desire to do zumba and go to bed extra early because i feel extremely weak and exhausted. I know for a fact it is this pill because i was fine two weeks ago.. now i am like a whole other person with a huge attitude problem.. I have HORRIBLE headaches and have missed school because of my lack of motivation and carelessness. I am going off the pill tomorrow and hope that this does not effect me in anyway. I honestly can say this was a huge mistake and I rather be happy and playful with my son than lose weight and be miserable. I am not trying to scare anyone or persuade anyone to not take the pills. I know its hard to lose weight but please do your research before starting phentermine.
|Comment #144.1 by: Kimberly65 on 07 Mar 2011, 01:08 GMT|
I was on Phentermine 30 mg June 2005 for 1 week, it felt like a jet went through my head, then my hands were always clammy and I felt like I was going to pass out. I am now tachycardia, I have GERDS, allergic to most everything. I went from a healthy person now unable to work. This is a very dangerous drug.
|Comment #144.2 by: De on 11 Aug 2012, 02:06 GMT|
You may want to consider taking only half a pill instead of the full dose
|Comment #145 by: bb on 04 Mar 2011, 17:51 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i satarted the pills 3 days ago and have lost 9 lbs. i hd a baby 5 weeks ago, and am trying to get my baby weight off for my wedding in june which is in 16 weeks! the pills are making me so depressed i cry for hours at a time and i think my fiance is out to get me and that he is trying to hurt our new born son! i even tried to call off the wedding and i know its all in my head and is insane and the reason i got on these pills in the fist place was to fit perfectly into my wedding dress and now im trying to makemit so there is no wedding at all because of these stupid pills!
|Comment #146 by: Maria on 04 Mar 2011, 21:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Wanted to add more thing I was very suicidal
|Comment #147 by: Cody on 05 Mar 2011, 12:13 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am 32yrs old, I have been taking phentermine through a Diet office for years.. on and off but for months and months at a time... I am now scared!!!
I started researching damages from phenetermine and came across this article! I am shocked at how much more I take then anyone listed below!
My DR prescribed me 45mg in the am and 15mg at 2... I havent ever been able to consume that much so I take 30mg in the am and 15mg at 2 along with aminco acids.
Yes, my weightloss results have been amazing.. the most i have lost was 70lbs.. i have had 4 children so it helped me lose weight fast!
Now i am expierencing chest stingy and tightness that wont go away... IS this due to extra stress in my life or longterm use of phentermine???
|Comment #147.1 by: mimi on 08 Mar 2011, 13:37 GMT|
why is your doctor prescribing you so much??????? I go to a weight loss clinic and I was told ,the most they prescribe is 30mg ..... i am surprised to see people taking 37mg and above ..plus twice a day????? that does not seem right. Phentermine may not be for everyone. One of my friends takes a natural appetite suppressant....... called Oxylite.. you can get it from GNC......it works she has been on it for 2 weeks and it completely suppresses her appetite.
|Comment #148 by: Babb on 12 Mar 2011, 13:32 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Yes I think that if u ABUSE Any drug there could be bad side affects, just like if you take to much cough syrup or advil, anything can happen. But if you can control your intake of phentermine I believe you can be healthy and successful. When I first started taking phentermine I weighed 263 I now weigh 201 in a 8 month time, you know why? It's because I am responsible with my diet, I take a half of phentermine 3 days a week, and go to our local gym for a hour on those three days, I have actually stopped taken the pill, and am continuing to loose. I believe that if you Set your mind to it your body can do anything. Good luck to all. ... Cb Oliver springs tn
|Comment #149 by: Diana on 12 Mar 2011, 15:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Although those side effects are possible, so are they in a number of pills people take. Read the back of you box of aspirin! I have been taking it for going on 7 months, with regular monthly check ups with my dr (which includes blood pressure check, and weight check). I have had NO ill effects from the med. I do believe that it needs to be recieved by a dr though and not by internet. And no it is not for everyone. People with high blood pressure should not go near it. My blood pressure is normal, with or without phentermine. I have lost 78 lbs (all together through the 7 months)since last weigh in. This pill is not intended to be used by itself. You still have to exercise and eat correctly. This pill is designed for helping you lose weight. If people are starving themselves while using phentermine, its because they are not following there dr's advise, and chosing not to eat. Yes I am never hungry. No I do not starve myself. I follow a diet that my dr gave me, and I eat 3 times a day(meals) and I have up to two snacks. I am hardly starving myself. I am just learning to eat more moderately and phentermine helps me do that by supressing my appetite. The result? I eat less than the ENORMOUS helpings of food I used to have. I would not suggest this to anyone under 18, or to someone who is not obese. These should only be taken while under the care of a dr.
In my experience though myself and friends and research, All Dr.'s follow there own sort of ethics. While one Dr may advocate the benefit, the one next door may protest its use. Also, every dr has their own thoughts on how it should be prescribed. If you really feel like this is for you , than seek a second oppinion if you get denied. I am not selling this product in anyway. I just want to make sure that people know everything not just the POSSIBLE side affects. Remember! an overdose of vitamin C can poison you...
|Comment #151 by: Rabbit on 16 Mar 2011, 07:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've been taking the recomeneded amount of these pills for 4 months I've lost 55 pounds u don't even feel the pills after the first couple weeks you become used to the affects but the dOctor said he will ween me off them when I'm at my goal which is 10 pounds away it's a life Style change though I did not lose my weight only by taking pills I've been eating small amounts 5 times a day no meals over 300 calories and have been exercising my * off I plan on continuing to eat healthy and live a healthy life after I'm dOne with the pills
|Comment #151.1 by: lynn on 16 Mar 2011, 12:47 GMT|
That is great. I have been on phen for 2 months and lost 18 pounds i am about 15 pound away from my goal :)
|Comment #151.2 by: Julie on 21 Mar 2011, 18:00 GMT|
Yes, that is the way it's supposed to be taken! I've been on 37.5 for one month now and I've lost 21 lbs. It was a sharp drop the first three weeks and now I've been tapering off to a slower rate of loss. I get dry mouth and was a bit jittery the first few days but that was it. I haven't noticed any chest pain or increased headaches.
I think people are assuming they can just take this drug and magically lose weight. Then they wind up taking higher doses when they aren't losing and mess their bodies up. It is a temporary booster not a cure! You still have to learn responsible lifestyle habits and maintain exercise and calorie restriction even after you reach your goal and go off it.
You have to remember too that some of these side effects like being irritable, jittery, and headaches could be hypoglycemic in nature. Meaning if you aren't eating enough. You can even pass out if you go too long without eating.
This drug has helped me do what I'm supposed to do for weight loss - which is eating less and exercising more. It suppresses my appetite so I can stay in my calorie range (including not going UNDER, which some of you say you do; that will screw your body up as well), and also gives me better energy to exercise daily. I make sure to be diligent about logging what I eat and when, so I can make sure to not go too long without food and get plenty of water. I'm also taking it under very close medical supervision and I know I won't be taking it for years on end. My doctor doesn't prescribe it for than like three months at a time.
|Comment #152 by: P.D.B on 21 Mar 2011, 15:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I like the pill because it is helping me lose weight, but i hate the side effects. i sometimes get tightness in my chest and when i first take the pill i feel good, i feel great and am just happy. Then i get the tingling and numbness in my hands and legs. later on in the day the extreme dry mouth and chapped lips. which is good i guess because i constantly have water with me. But i get really anxious and nervous, around 2 to 5 pm. cant control my mood, i just feel like a million thoughts are racing around and, kinda hard to explain lol and then sometimes im just sad for no reason and then i have to take the sleep meds at night. ughhhh
|Comment #153 by: nocupcakeforme on 23 Mar 2011, 00:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I took phen about 1 1/2 years ago...i got down to my perfect weight and was so happy. I never got tired of working-out...I was completely addicted to the gym. BUT, although I was beside myself with happiness with my new body...I did face strange, bad side effects. I was extremely moody and would cry all of the time, sometimes for no reason...i think this was due to my not being able to sleep. Id lay in bed almost until 5AM wide awake sometimes. Also, my feet, hands and nose would be ice cold and at night, id pile pillows and blankets on top of myself but id still go numb. So, i decided to just stop the phen and try to maintain my dream body on my own. It only took a few weeks and i started eating a ton more than i was before. I felt starving. so i ate and started just trying to make my body happy, it never seemed like my stomach was satisfied. Now, it has been about 1 1/2 years and i gained all of my weight back plus 50 lbs. I'm now 80 lbs heavier. It's so depressing and the first thing that comes to mind...get my hands on phen again! But...the hardest thing to swollow is that...it doesnt work. It is a temporary fix. It fools your body into being something it's not. Be careful with this drug. It may give you what you want for the time being, but realize that it's dangerous and unhealthy for your heart to be on this drug for too long and when you stop....the same you will pop out of the trance and the pounds will start packing on. Seriously, weight loss is truly a life change,not a pill. It's not what we want to hear...but its the cold, hard truth.
|Comment #153.1 by: mimi on 24 Mar 2011, 12:23 GMT|
I have friends that were on it for 3 months and kept the weight off ... ....maybe you just need help with self control..................plus your not suppose to take it that LONG ... my doctor said 3 months is the limit..................you either had a doctor that is a quack or you were getting it of line
|Comment #154 by: Sarah on 27 Mar 2011, 01:28 UTC|| reply to this comment|
All I can say is that EVERY human body is different in many ways. Just because someone has a bad reaction or side effects to a medicine, that doesn't mean that EVERY person will have an adverse reaction. I have been going to a local weight loss clinic for 8 months now and taking phentermine for every day of those 8 months and I have not had one single side effect. I have lost 65lbs. and I feel better than I have in 13 years. I can play with my kids better and I am able to go to the gym 3 days a week and zumba class twice a week. I also recently began running for the first time in years. Its the same principle as someone developing lung cancer who has never smoked in their life, verses someone who smokes 3 packs a day for 60 years and never developing lung cancer. NO two people are identical in any way, mentally, emotionally, physically, or whatever other ways. Some meds help some while that same med may hurt some.....Just sharing my personal experience and opinion for those who would like to hear both sides of the story.
|Comment #154.1 by: Henrietta on 07 Jun 2011, 01:49 GMT|
Thank you for your comments, Sarah. You really put it in a nutshell.
|Comment #155 by: lupe on 29 Mar 2011, 18:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Ive been taking phentermine of and on for a year it really works...I like to take it for a month and then i stop for a few months to give my body a break from it.. The first month i lost 13 pounds... i stopped taking it for 3 months if not longer and i didnt gain the weight back. Im back on it now and i lost 10 pounds... I plan on taking it for a month again and then quiting.. Along with the pill i am excersing and dieting....
|Comment #156 by: Peach on 03 Apr 2011, 01:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I started taking this medicine four days ago .. i have had dry mouth and some trouble gettin back to sleep if i wake up in the middle of the night .. over all i have felt pretty good .. i do have energy but not too much . I am taking half of a pill right now .. but i am just gonna give it a try and see how it goes
|Comment #157 by: Twein99 on 06 Apr 2011, 11:42 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am only 15 and weigh 350 pounds and i am verry activ i do wrestling and gootball and i have tried every thing then i went to my doctor and asked i i could get something to help me with my weight and he presribed me 2 a day for a moth then wen i come back we will see how much it has helpd and the only side efects i have had is dry mouth and insomnia witch kinda sucks but i have lost 5 1/2 lbs. In onmy 2 days and thats is only jogging
|Comment #158 by: Lesson Learned on 09 Apr 2011, 02:15 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am a 24 year old, healthy, active female. I recently had my daughter and was trying to get the baby weight off, quickly. I had took phentermine before in the 30 mg and never had bad side effects just the increased energy, a little jittery the first couple days taking it, light headedness, and constipation. I stopped taking it when I found out I was pregnant. My daughter is 6 months old and I had not lost much of the weight so I went back on it, this time the 37.5 mg. I was on it for 3 days, at the end of the 3rd day I was at work and 7 hours after I had took the pill my chest got all of a sudden very tight, I thought I was having a heart attack! My pulse was 132 bpm, a normal heart rate when you are just sitting or standing around is 70-80. It was almost double, and I just felt like something was wrong. I went home layed down and went to sleep. Woke up the next day and felt ok, but very tired and weak. I went to work again and it started again, my chest was hurting, and I just felt like my heart was beating out of my chest, and I was hot and sweating. I went to a cardiologist and they did a EKG and ultrasound of my heart and nothing appeared right then. He explained to me that this drug should not be legal to sell, like it is. He said he sees many patients who had no heart problems before they took phentermine and now they do. He said it can cause heart damage that is not reversible. He advised me to never take the drug again, and I can say after a scare like that I won't. I am so young, and have a family. I want to be around for a long time for them. Beware even if you think it could never happen to you, I thought the same thing. I had even taken the drug before and never had major side effects like that. Just try to loose weight the right way through diet
|Comment #159 by: H44L on 13 Apr 2011, 12:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I started taking Phentermine 37.5 once daily on March 22, 2011 since then I have lost 15 pounds. I really do not get any side effects except that it doesn't make me hungry and then when I am busy at work I just don't eat so I get a little dizzy then I realize that I have not ate anything, but after I eat something I am completely fine. I love this medicine, it is nearly impossible to workout because of my work schedule and since I have started taking the medicine I have not done a single workout and I have still lost 15 pounds. I drink nothing but water all day because this medicine makes your mouth extremely dry and the water keeps you from feeling hungry. My heart rate and blood pressure have increased since I began this medicine but that is a known side effect, they are not dangerously high mine seems to stay between 125-135/85-94, and my heart rate is between 106-86. I go back to the doctor on on April 21st so he can track my progress, hope everything goes well because I would love to lose another 50 pounds!
|Comment #160 by: Fed up with the scare tactics on 17 Apr 2011, 04:45 UTC|| reply to this comment|
there are bad effects from every drug on the market....sulfa drugs will kill me, so I'm smart enough not to take them and I am sure that the fenfluramine that was pulled back in the 90's was not the "REAL" cause of the heart problems people had, it was most likely that these people were predisposed to the issue already and taking phen-fen brought it on, just like those who experience issues with phentermine and their hearts are predisposed to having issues with amphetamine like drugs...its a risk you take when you look for a cure to a sickness you have, you weigh the pros against the cons....just like every elective surgical proceedure you have in life...is the outcome going to be more beneficial to my quality of life in the end that I am so willing to go under the knife, risk the loss of blood, the risk of anesthesia, nerve damage, etc....or the risk OF DEATH even ...and sometimes that answer is yes, and sometimes PEOPLE DIE....its a personal choice, but going around scaring the crap out of people because a "DOCTOR" has a personal opinion about a drug and some patients who had a bad experience on that drug are all of a sudden the subject matter experts is just absurd...its a great big world out there and even if 1,000 people died on this drug, if several million took it and it worked and they had success stories, the 4,000 would represent less then a .01 percent.....insignificant numbers....in the grand scheme of reality in the choices of those who made a cognative decision that this was what they wanted to make their quality of life better...and the end result wasn't what they'd hoped it be.....we all have to live with our choices in life and you can't go around blaming others for your own personal decisions, its called adulthood, grow up and accept responsiblity and quit pointing fingers...... And if people who took the drug did it without doing the research into the side effects and the possible issues they could face, well then my friends, those people aren't the smartest of the bunch, now were they? Call it whatever you want, but I just call it whining.
|Comment #160.1 by: Shaed on 21 Apr 2011, 14:02 GMT|
I agree with you everyone is different and should try different options for weightloss and that can include phen but I think it's fair that people know of the "possible" consequences. Many times us overweight or obese people are so desperate that we look for anything to help us try to get the weight off, but I would say its absolutely fair to know how some people reacted and make a decision based on real people and not the doctor promoting his paycheck. I will tell you a bit about my experience.
I took phen as well, at first it was great. I had energy to exercise, clean the house, and much more. After about a month my mood swings were so severe that I felt like I wasn't the same person. I would get furious at smalll every day things that my kids and my boyfriend would do. One night my sister and I who are very close got into a serious almost physical fight, I realized that this was not me and my family also got very concerned about my condition. I slowly weaned myself off of it with the remaining pills and haven't went back to get a refill. I was never happy on it and decided I would rather be fat and happy than skinny and furious. Other side effects I had experienced were not being able to fall asleep, a coldness in my feet and finger tips that made them turn purple (something I never experienced before), and multiple menstrual cycles within the same month. I have been off over a month and continue the same diet and exercise without phen and am still seeing results. They say it takes 21 days to create a habit try phen for a short time and see how it goes, you may be able to stick with it or quit if it causes you problems.
|Comment #161 by: Brad on 01 May 2011, 23:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Why is it everytime there is an effective way to lose weight, Dr's chime in saying that you can die from these pills and you shouldnt take them? My risk of death is greater when I drive my car each day, shall I stop driving too?
|Comment #162 by: amy on 08 May 2011, 00:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
HI there.. my name is Amy,and am 31 yrs old.. I live here in northwest colorado... I also went on to the diet pill "Phentermine 37.5 mg x 2 daily..." I totally lost alot of weight... i started in July 2008, and i was 187 pds,and am 5'2''... by that October of 2008, i had went from a size 22 in women's pants, to a size 14 in womens pants...So i contuined on the diet drug, and by March 2009, i was down to a size 3 in pants...so that is a huge drop in a matter of 9mths.... i felt like i was on cloud 9.... But not all of it would be great... I soon developed Kidney stones, and mind while i was on this diet pill, i drank a ton of water everyday...So really there should have been no reason for me to develop kidney stones... but i got alot of the stones, from sep 2008-2010...i since have quit taking the "Phentermine " weight loss diet pill, since about around august 2009... and i went clear down to 120 pds... so that was a huge weight loss for me... so i had lost a total of about 67 pds..... but no i didn't and couldn't sleep from this pill, and am on 1 kidney has it is... and i have to be very careful, because i'am on this 1 kidney...so if anyone eles use's this, then be very careful of using this.... it does work, but there are thoose cons.. and i have gained back about 50 pds of the weight i had lost... now am back up to 170pds.....
|Comment #163 by: nikki on 08 May 2011, 05:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i have taken phentermine off and on for 2 years.. Yeah it will give you a ton of energy and lots of weight loss due to you not wanting to eat ever. Then after about 3 months it stops working. You have to regulate yourself 3 months on then 3 months off.. Warning the first time you go off the medication you will experience non stop hunger, extream moodswing, and being so tired u can barely get out of bed. And ifyou take to much of any medication you can experience death and serious health conditions. I recommend the use of this pill to anyone that is overweight and in good health. And if you eating something small or drink a glass of milk right before you yake it you will not experience no shakes or rapid heartbeat.
|Comment #164 by: Lady t on 14 May 2011, 17:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I just started taking this med this week. I am suppose to take 1/2 tablet at ten and another 1/2 at one. I feel tingling and numbness in my arms. Should I continue or is this a normal side effect. I can be emailed at email@example.com
|Comment #164.1 by: Skinny People Beware on 20 May 2011, 17:51 GMT|
This medicine is not for skinny people. This medicine is for clinically obese people to help them get to a safe weight and BMI. Just like any medicine, the pros and cons must be weighed. Pro - get to a healthy weight, reduce risk of obesity related illnesses- high BP, Stroke, Myocardial Infarction, etc. and so forth. I weigh 300 lbs. I've tried diets. I've tried working out. I've tried hypnotism. I've tried everything. This is my last chance to get to a healthy weight. My dr. prescribes a 30 day dose for 35-40 days to help me get used to a smaller dose. I'm encouraged to "skip a dose" to make the pills last longer, and to help me gauge my lifestyle changes (eating right, exercising) to make sure I'll be okay after I'm done with the pill. If you're useing phentermine to lose 10-20 lbs, it may be in your best interest to work out, diet, and maybe get a body wrap. If you're dangerously overweight like I am, go for it. Be careful. Log your foods. Make sure you eat within your doctor's recommended caloric intake range (mine is 1300-1400 / day). Make sure to drink plenty of water (this helps with headaches, especially). Make sure to take it early in the morning about 30 minutes before a meal (this helps you sleep at night). I do my excersise a couple hours before I go to bed, and that helps. The rush from the workout wears off just in time for me to sleep. I was also advised to take a b-12 sublingual supplement. That seems to help as well. Good luck, everyone.
|Comment #165 by: Nat on 23 May 2011, 06:29 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Obviously the author of this article has never personally dealt with food addiction. I used phentermine to break a viscious binge-purge cycle and began eating healthy foods in moderation while on phentermine. I knew when I began the phentermine that it was not the solution, but it helped me get into recovery. I could not afford an inpatient eating disorder facility. I'm grateful for phentermine. I also recognize the dangers of the medication and do not recommend it for someone looking for the absolute solution to their eating problems, but rather a tool.
|Comment #165.1 by: sianyc on 04 Jun 2011, 07:02 GMT|
hi I've been taking phentrAmine notice it is spelt differently! its a natural alternative to phentrEmine i had terrible eating habits and was CONSTANTLY thinking about food and the thoughts would not go away until I had a binge, my appetite has gone way down and I'm eating 3 normal meals a day I kind of have to force myself really because I know I have to eat! I haven't had any side affects I'm quite immune to caffeine and things so I don't feel more energetic or anything but i know from reading reviews that it does give people more energy! I'm quite happy taking it i am concerned about one thing though, keeping the weight off when I've stopped taking them!!!
|Comment #166 by: Gigi on 05 Jun 2011, 11:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
ANYBODY,GET SEVERE LOWER BACKPAIN & MUSCLE SPASUMS HORRIBLY,GET VERY ANGRY,THEN SAD BUT EXTREMLY,THEN REALLY HAPPY.BUT I JUST LOVE THE ENERGY FROM IT.MOST OF THE TIME IM LIKE A SLUG.SO IT REALLY HELPS IN THE CONSTANT,CLEANING AFTER MY 6YR SON,& HUBBY,& GETTING IT ALL DONE.BUT CONSTANT BACK PAIN& GETTING SO HIPED UP AND ANNOYED IF SOMEONE EVEN LOOKS AT WRONG,AND FEEL LIKE I COULD KILL SOMEONE.AND B/C OF THAT SINCE IM ALREADY A ''MOTOR MOUTH'' AS MY FAM CALLS ON PHEN I CANT SHUT UP,& GOT SO ANGRY OVER NOTHING.THAT I'VE LOST MY BRO,SIS'LAW & NIECES & NEPHEWS.
|Comment #167 by: mimi on 15 Jun 2011, 00:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I took phentermine 10 years ago and I still suffering from the horrible side effects. I now have grain allergies and pork allergies plus horribe eczema all over my body
|Comment #167.1 by: Aldo on 24 Feb 2012, 17:14 GMT|
Mimi: I took Phentermine 10 years ago and kept my weight in the 130-145lb range for the next 10 years. It has just started creeping up again so Im taking it again. It seems much weaker than the Phentermine of 10 years ago, but it never hurt me only helped and it is the only thing that curbs my appetite enough to help me lose weight. The food today is purposefully addictive so you will keep buying it and eating it and will then get diabetes or some other health problem that will further enrich Big Pharma and the complicit Medical Establishment. But of course they will overlook all the other drugs that kill WAY more people than Phentermine or the fact that OBESITY kills WAAAAYYYY more people than Phentermine! Just because it didn't work for a few does not mean we need to prevent others from having a CHOICE!
|Comment #168 by: ashybaby on 17 Jun 2011, 16:39 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I never have had any side effects like they are describing,I have had a great experience with phentermine! I have lost a total of 71 pounds in 6mths.I also watched my carb intake and exersized 3x a week.I feel no differ when I take the phentermine....:) Good luck!
|Comment #169 by: John on 25 Jun 2011, 03:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Just because one person or some people have a problem with a drug doesn't mean the drug itself is "bad". I have been taking this drug, and I'm not getting ANY of the side effects mentioned, besides maybe having extra energy, and a posative feeling. However, I also have VERY low blood pressure. Each patient is different, I think alot of the problems people report have more to do with a bad doctor, who prescribes the wrong medication for the patient. If you are having problems with insomnia, high blood pressure, or certain other issues, maybe you shouldn't be taking it. However is that the medications fault if it works for other people without those conditions? Or the doctor who doesn't do their research?
You could prescribe me a blood pressure reducing medication and it would be bad for me also.
|Comment #169.1 by: lizzy on 23 Jul 2011, 14:00 GMT|
I feel that doctors are just trying to make money, the doctor I went to was giving pills to people with a normal BMi. I had been taking them off and on for 3 yrs and then this week started having chest pain and shortness of breath along with numbness in my shoulder. I'm only 25 I shouldn't be feeling like this. My blood pressure is normal and so I hope I didn't do any permanent damage to myself. I'm not taking them any more. I feel that pill is a quick fix and shouldn't be taken on a long term basis or taken at all. Im going to lose the rest of my weight the healthy way. Taking this pill is the same as doing meth, so its totally not worth it to me. As for doctors I don't trust them, they are sells men try to make a money like everyone else. You have to trust your own instinct when its your own body.
|Comment #170 by: mt on 07 Jul 2011, 05:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I'm a 25 female and took the pills for about 1 month when I was 22...shortly after I began getting depressed and now I am diagnosed with severe depression/anxiety. I NEVER was like this before I took these * pills.
Never doing it again.
|Comment #170.1 by: Aldo on 24 Feb 2012, 17:19 GMT|
MT, did you drink a lot of diet sodas when you took the Phentermine? Diet sodas contain Aspartame, which is a deadly neurotoxin and causes numerous health problems, especially when combined with certain things like ephedrine (which is the REAL reason they banned ephedra, the guy who died drank diet sodas with it, took SIX capsules and got out in hot humid conditions. What an idiot, but because of a few idiots, the rest of us were penalized!) I used Metabolife 356 for many years with no problems whatsoever. But it's not really about keeping us "safe" from ourselves. It's about CONTROL and MONEY and POPULATION REDUCTION after we no longer provide the "cash cow" for the medical establishment and big food corporations.
|Comment #171 by: Vintage319 on 11 Jul 2011, 16:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
If u eat 1200 calories a day on phentermine and learn to eat right while you are taking it then you won't have any problems. There are people who abuse it just like many other drugs. You should never not eat!! And you shouldn't take more than prescribed by your doctor. And never drink alot of caffeine while taking it. If people would take like they should and not abuse it, phentermine is a great weight lose medicine. I have lost 11 pounds over a three month period and have changed my eating habits!
|Comment #172 by: DeeDee on 13 Jul 2011, 05:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
hi, I have been taking this med for 1 month and before starting this med I asked the Dr. I work for who happens to be a cardiologist, if it was safe to take it.. He said so long as I feel ok and a Dr. is monitoing my intake then he saw nothing wrong with it , but he did recommend it to be only temporay.. I have lost 26 lbs in almost 4 weeks and I feel great..and plan to lose more.
|Comment #173 by: thyroidcancersurvivor on 23 Jul 2011, 17:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I had my thyroid removed Dec 2010. I went from 140 to 200 before I had it removed. I lost about 20 lbs on my own.By Feb but I was at a stand still. I asked my dr if he could put me on something. He put me on Phentermine in April on a month to month basis. Yesterday was my last day on it. I am now 155. I am going to try to do the rest as I was before with regular diet and exercise. Hopefully no weight will creep back on. Its hard without a thyroid which regulates everything. Some side effects I had the first mo and almost went off it was a headache, nausea, agitated and would snap at my family which is not like me. I also am very happy and I had suicidal thought which made me almost go off of it. I didn't however and the thoughts left after the first 2 weeks or so. It didn't give me anymore energy than I had before. I still wanted to nap at 2PM. I slept great at night so it didn't cause insomnia for me. As long as I dont gain massive weight back I have to say overall I am happy. I went off this because I am afraid it is the reason I have lost all this weight and not my diet and running 3 miles 5x a week and walking 30 min after each run. I guess I want to see if I can do it without it because ultimately you cannot be on this drug forever so sometime I will have to do it solo. If you are on this pro longed just have dr run tests to check your liver levels. Hope this info helped
|Comment #174 by: kell on 08 Aug 2011, 17:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I took the drug phentermine 37.5 mg for only 11 days, after the first couple of days, I was fatigued and has some SOB, I couldnt figure this out, I had taken this drug last year and it did the opposite, it gave me alot of energy! I decided to reduce the dose to a half of pill, ( mine were pills, scored not capsules), still was causing shortness of breath, so I didn't take them for a day, then started the next, well this went on for 11 days, then I decided to look up the side effects, Wow I was shocked, quit taking the drug immediately, but I am still SOB during activity, and my Left lung hurts ( in back region) when I breath in, dull achy pain that comes and go's, I think it comes when I try to exercise on the elliptical, this is scaring me to death, afraid I got PPH, can a person get this disease in 11 days on phentermine? that is my question, how long does it usually take to develop it? Three months later and still feel the side effects.
I don't want to go to the doctor bc my insurance doesn't pay for xrays,CT scans, and I'm afraid it's to early for right sided heart enlargement to show up, no coughing, or chest pains yet, no swelling of ankles, but something isn't right, Please do not take this drug!!!!!
|Comment #174.1 by: tina on 08 Oct 2011, 04:28 GMT|
i took this drug4 the 1st & last time 2day , I haven't felt right all day . what was I thinking trying this It's a very scary drug I can't wait 4 it to wear off!!!!
|Comment #175 by: Hamsgirl on 10 Aug 2011, 06:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
hi, Here's my story. My sisters went on this med and lost 30 lbs in 3 months, so I thought I would try it and see if it could me. My dr. Examined me for about 2 hours making sure I was healthy enough. I was given a strict low fat low carb diet plus had to exercise for atleast an hour a day and I started the with a 15mg dosage on top of all that I had to come in every week for 3 months and recieve b12 injections. This may sound like a lot but I'm going on 7 months have lost 50lbs and I continue to lose atleast a lb a week. I don't think that this ever could have happened as fast and Feel as good as it had. As for the side effects I have had most but I've found awAy to deal with them. I found that if your hearts achy try eating something hardy but healthy. Add fiber for regular movements and you can not eat grease, bad cards, fat and so on with this med bc it will go straight threw you. Drink lots of water and rinse couple times a day And the bad taste goes away and it didn't last but for a couple of days. As for the rest I think that some side effects seem to be for the light weight. You can over dose and if a 15mg is to strong you should talk to your dr about halfing the dose. I'm about half way through my plan it's going to take me a year to meet my healthy goal of a BMI of 26 and I've
worked hard exercising and eating healthy. I don't see me gaining back all of my weight at the end as long as I keep with my healthy lifestyle. I wish everyone good luck I know that weightloss and medication differs for everyone.
|Comment #176 by: cait on 12 Aug 2011, 17:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Um has anyone felt light headed or random sharp pains in there head or temple its scary but i dont want to stop taking this pill because it gives me a lot of energy which is why i can see how its addicting but its not worth it if im going to die
|Comment #177 by: Joseph on 17 Aug 2011, 07:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am new to Phentermine. I have been taking it for 2 moths, actually less than 2 months as I still some pills left on my 2-refill. Anyway, I have been feeling great, no side effects so far. I was diagnosed with ADD about 10 yrs ago, and have taken Adderall and a couple of other meds, but they did not work for me at all. In fact, I feel much better taking Phentermine.
I am 6'3" ft tall and have been gaining wait even if I exercise, the problem it seems is that my eating habits are not that great. I hit the 300+ lbs for the first time and that's when I decided to take Phentermine (37.5 mg). After two weeks of taking it, I went to see a dietecian and had already lost 12 lbs. I have weighed myself since, but do feel that I have lost a few more pounds (I hope). I guess is too early to determine if I have/will become addicted, but I do take a 3-day vaction, and my eating changes but not very much that I would be concerned, but then again the drug is still in my system and not sure what the half-life of Phentermine is. I have done the following: 1) Eat much less carbs, much more fiber, vegies and protein shakes, and eat less 2) run 2+ miles at least 3-times a week. Keep in mind that for this med to work you must change your eating habits and exercise, otherwise, the weight will return. If you think that just taking the meds will do the trick, then you are completely wrong! The excercsie will ensure you have a strong heart or for that matter will help you build a strong heart.
If you have children that require you to be running around cleaning after them you will not feel alright...it's too much work and can even be stressful. You must come up with a structured plan to deal with your situation, and make sure to get lots of sleep. Don't let the kids run around late at night...by 8pm they should be in bed. Take it or leave it, but remember, it all for your well being, and by taking care of yourself you will be able to take better care of your kids, and most importantly, be around for a long time.
|Comment #178 by: WilliamBrown on 24 Aug 2011, 02:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Well I just started taking the pills today but I am starting with a half a tablet. I am 27 and weigh 200lbs. I am not that overweight and thought it would be a good thing to add to my workout for cutting. My wife lost 30 lbs on the pills with regular exercise and a healthy diet. I am a little nervous since I have never taken anything like this before but after the workout I had today I must say the stuff works. I have so much energy just off the half tablet that it is just insane. I will post again after a week to see if I start having side effects and how much weight I have loss.
|Comment #179 by: Shantee on 24 Aug 2011, 17:42 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hi my name is SHantee and i been taking it over one week. I feel less hungry and my mood is okay. I did get the jitters the first cople of days. Ithink the most important thisng is not to increase and use this for lomg periods of time just to get the boost and motivation that is need to get you started back on the right track i have lost about five pounds i dont feel sluggish all day. good luck..
|Comment #180 by: schellj20 on 29 Aug 2011, 19:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
phentermine I have been on for about a week and I have notice that if I don't work out everyday I have nerves energy and I have a panic attack. So for me phentermine is making me workout everyday and is helping me change my life style. I understand that pills can't cure being fat but it gives me the energy to workout ten times harder and I now workout double what I use too. I am 66lbs over weight and I plan on losing it all in 4 months. If you workout an 1hr a day you will not have all the nervous energy.
|Comment #181 by: shutmdwn on 03 Sep 2011, 20:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking phentermine for 8 months now, and two years ago I was on it for 6 months. I do not have any of these side-effects, however my pill does not look like any of the pills I see on this site! I take the 37.5mg phentermine, they are little white pills with blue dots. All of the side-effects listed above
(mood swings, chest pain, tremors and irregular heartbeat. A phentermine overdose can induce hallucinations, seizures, severe headaches, blurred vision and vomiting)
I have never had anyone of them! I do have some side-effects, Insomnia- only if I take it late in the day. Always take it before noon. I also have Constipation, that is the only two side-effects I've experianced from taking phertermine. With in the 8 months I've been on Phentermine I've lost 54 pounds. I am still taking phentermine and will continue to take it until I am where I want to be in my body.
My sister did take it and she said she experienced a rapid heartbeat. THIS IS NOT FOR EVERYONE!!! See your doctor to make sure you can take Phertermine!
|Comment #182 by: Nephillim on 04 Sep 2011, 15:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
As an RN, I think its odd how people will * one medication and literally decimate its usefullness, due to the missuse by the general public. If you look at every mental health drug, antibiotic, pain and let's not forget chemotherapuetic drugs and read all the side effects, most people would die of fright. The final summation is that the medication is only as good as the primary care provider and the patient that wields it. In the end game drugs get us to a place, where we can begin to function on an even ground, its not a solution we must chose to want to change our lives to be better, not swallow something and make it a silver bullet.
|Comment #183 by: Mitzi on 08 Sep 2011, 12:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This drug gave me symptoms of a heart attack and I spent 2 days in the hospital per my doctors orders. I also suffered what my husband calls a mini stroke where I couldn't walk or talk for 3 hours when, per my doctors orders, I increased the medicine from 1/2 tablet to a whole tablet. My doctor never suggested taking me off of the drug so I did it on my own. After being off of this drug for 6 months I am having problems remembering parts of conversations just minutes after having them. I do not recommend this drug to anyone.
|Comment #184 by: crabtree on 10 Sep 2011, 19:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've been taking Phentermine for almost three months and at first I had really bad dry mouth but I didn't mind because it increased the amount of water I drank big time. Obviously, everyone has different side effects from every drug, good and bad. I personally really like phentermine because along with exercise and diet adjustments I have lost 23 lbs. If you are thinking about starting this drug its good to do research before hand but you cant just go off what people say, you need to try it yourself because side effects vary for everyone. I strongly recommend you see your doctor and get blood tested before starting it. I read online that phentermine only helps people lose 1/2 lbs more than they normally would after the first week.
|Comment #184.1 by: Natasha on 03 Jul 2012, 20:23 GMT|
I was prescribed phentermine by my doctor about a year ago and I couldn't do it. For one I was already under a significant amount of stress but the pills sent me over the edge. I was taking phentermine 37.5 mg 1 time daily along with my other meds which included Vicodin 10/325, Soma, Xanex bars (I was taking three of those a day without adding the phentermine) The side effects I had were not being able to sit down, trimmers, felt like my heart would explode in my chest. So I stopped taking them and remained on the path of being morbidly obese. I am off all meds now except for my prilosec OTC and Ibuprofen. I asked my doctor to give the "Miracle Drug" another go sense my life had calmed down so much and moods are controlled now. I have been on this medication now again for 3 weeks and though I don't have a scale, my friends and family see the weight coming right off. I had a few mild side effects the first couple of days on it but it went away. I find myself with more energy to get up and do the things I would have never have done without complaining before. Life is fun again and I can play with my children without feeling like I'm just messing up there fun. I exercise and I actually have set alarms to make sure I eat cause Im never hungry. I drink way more water because Thats the one side effect that hung around was the dry mouth. Thats good though considering it was always soda before and now I am drinking water through out the day and a 12oz can of diet soda a night! Love life and I would say that anyone thinking about it should talk to your doctor about it and don't be afraid to ask questions about the horror story's in reviews. Thats how you get your answers. I say after reading a huge chunk of these comments that it reacts different on different people. Or like in my case in less stressful times of life!
|Comment #185 by: Jessjaye on 17 Sep 2011, 06:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking it for 2 months now and have lost a lot of weight and I love it!!! However I have probably screwed my body because anytime I try to eat these days I get sick. I take two bites a day and I'm over it. I just no longer feel the need to eat. It scares the ppl around me but I'm happy with the way I look.
|Comment #186 by: Sarah on 20 Sep 2011, 12:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I believe this story and my husband has taken this on many prescribed occasions and is back on it once again. I hope this single dose of 14 pills taking1 every other day, is all he gets because he already has a substance abuse problem and now is wrapped up in taking all of these strong diet things,pills,drinks&supplements just because for once in his life he's actually lost weight. The Phentermine a year ago or more actually did help him lose alot within a 6month period, but now a year later that he's FINALLY WORKING AND BRINGING IN SOME INCOME,he's bought things from GNC that are just completely uncalled for.He's stopped putting his family first,he's most worried about what's going to give him the most 'Zing' I guess you could call it or which item will he "feel" the most yet work at the same time. I do understand that they have these pills for people that really need to lose weight or can't do it on their own etc so its very hard for it not to get in the wrong hands or choose who it goes to or doesnt. I do know he doesnt need it anymore.He weighs in the almost 220's but has tons of muscle mainly from going thru bootcamp. It was mainly his belly and love handles oh and man boobs but I love him just the same if not more just the way he was. He's turning into someone he's not but I respect that because I use to be big all my life as well until a anterior back fusion I had. Now I wilted to half my size. Well 200 average to 154 now for over two years. Most of what he's doing I know he's doing the wrong way but his excuse is always that his health is the most important thing. He puts all of this stuff before his wife,me of 11 years and other problems that should come first. If it works for most of you others and has changed your lives for the better and you are happier now and the lightest you've ever weighed then so be it. Just be careful to not get carried away like he's doing. Half of what's going on I can't even mention so think about yourself and what's important before you choose to take some pill that's strong enough to fail a UA with because you might just get so wrapped up in losing so much weight thinking its so easy since all you have to do is take a pill. This pill is supposed to be your training wheels to prepare you for when you no longer take them in a few months. Teaching yourself in the meantime how to eat right and with smaller portions. How are you going to feel and act when they are gone? What will you eat then and what's going to suppress your appetite? You all have a wonderful day and please be safe with taking whatever it is that you choose. Just remember,you can lose as much weight as you want the correct and healthy way as long as you burn more than you take in. For example. If you eat 1000 calories today but you burn 1200,then you will lose something. If you continue to take in more calories than you burn then its inevitable that you will gain weight or one day when your metabolism slows down it just may hit you pretty hard. My advice is that you read the nutritional values on the back labels of everything that you buy. The lower the better except on the good stuff like protein,potassium, whole grains,fiber,all the vitamins etc. Hope I helped someone with something I said plus you've helped me by allowing me to vent. I had to sneak this comment in here somewhere. Have a great day and a nice winter this year : )
|Comment #187 by: Julie on 21 Sep 2011, 02:16 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Has anyone experience any numbing feeling while taking it? I've been on phentermine for about a week now and I've only taking 1 pill total. I all of a sudden started having a numbing feeling down my left side that comes and goes. I've been to the doctor and they said it was a side effect from the diet pill
|Comment #188 by: jgirl2 on 21 Sep 2011, 18:30 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i just started taking phentermine 2 days ago and have already lost 11 pounds... i have barely been eating anything. the pills make me want to chain smoke like theres no tomorrow. i know a couple people that have had incredible results with phentermine and i wanted to try it. i went to the jorie weight loss center and they basically hand the pills out like candy. everyone who goes in there is immediately prescribed with phentermine... im losing weight, but i havent been able to sleep. ive been on a cleaning binge trying to clean everything in sight, and i have tons of energy. i do have an irregular heart beat and i notice it especially when im laying down trying to go to bed. it freaks me out i feel like im going to have a heart attack...
|Comment #189 by: KimberlyJJ on 30 Sep 2011, 19:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
A week after I started taking the diet pill Phentermine. First thing my head felt like a jet went through it, then I kept feeling like I was going to pass out, hands would get clammy and many other symptoms started. I was finally diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome which is a condition of Dysautonomia which is a Disorder of the Autonomic Nervous System. Phentermine I was prescribed June 2005 quit taking them a week later after the medical problems, diagnosed myself in 2006 and my diagnosis was confirmed by a physician May 2006.
|Comment #190 by: Wow bow wow on 09 Oct 2011, 14:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This drug "getting into the wrong hands"....is an under statement....people misuse all kinds of drugs....I am a 49 year old woman who is very active does her 3 times a week workout, comes from a big * heavy thigh generation, eats right...but cant lose weight. My doctor put me on these yellow little pills, I drink plenty of water, eat light and increased my workout and I am not addicted.....I stopped taking them when the time was right...im ok
|Comment #191 by: cupcake on 18 Oct 2011, 06:43 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My mother in law had been taking these pills and lost weight but was having the side effect she end up having chest pains, excessive sweating and stood up and threw up, so she took an asprin and thought she felt better and went to the hospital and they told her she was having an heart attack and her enzymes was high, turned out that it was the diet pills and they told her to stop taking the pills. so there great with the weight but the side effects is the worst. take them at your own risk!
|Comment #192 by: Jenny on 19 Oct 2011, 03:37 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have lost 70 lbs in 15 months since my daughter was born. My doctor prescribes Prozac with the phenterime. This reduces the side effects and helps with controlling the chemicals that make you feel discontent and lead to boredom eating. I would always have that "I want... Something" feeling so I'd eat to distract myself from it. I think if you take it right it is a wonderful drug for weight loss! The only problem I've had with it is the extremely run down tired feeling you get for a few days/ weeks when you go off of it. Oh, and never consume caffeine on it. If I have coffee I feel like I'm having a heart attack. You just have to be careful, just like with any other prescription.
|Comment #193 by: Kimberly on 23 Oct 2011, 04:51 UTC|| reply to this comment|
October 6, 2011. My healthy 38 year old husband died while taking this drug. Leaving me and our 2 year old son behind. Make your own decisions... I personally compare taking this drug to playing Russian roulette. Everyone thinks " that won't happen to me"
|Comment #193.1 by: migitpoo on 06 Dec 2011, 04:04 GMT|
im very sorry to hear about ur husband, i stoped taking it 3 weeks after i started it because of the side affects i had from them. i to hope others will stop and think before taking this pill. Im doing it the hard way of counting calories, staying at 1200 calories aday and ive went from 196 to 188 in about 1 month and im fine with that because im losing the weight in a healthy way and not hurting myself in the process. I pray the Lord bless u and yours.
|Comment #194 by: migitpoo on 29 Oct 2011, 01:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i just started taking phentermine but after reading this i dont think i want to take it anymore. Im 5ft and im 206 pounds but im gonna try and loose the weight the ole fashioned way and know im not gonna hurt my body in the process. this little pill just isnt worth it to me.
|Comment #194.1 by: DEB on 25 Feb 2012, 05:45 GMT|
Good choice...I was taking the pill prescibed by my doctor and in April of 2010 suffered a cardiac arrest.....and had to have a defibulator put in...I didn't have heart problems...the dr. that I got them from used to advertise the diet in the newspaper and after this had happened to me I noticed they quit advertisng it...but I have heard they still prescibe it.
|Comment #195 by: George. on 31 Oct 2011, 01:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
IT HAS BEEN ABOUT 2 AND HALF YEARS , I WAS GETTING THIS FROM TWO DR'S, 60- PHENTRAMINE K-25, WITH , D-4 , FROM , G.N.C, I WAS USING I DO SECURITY WORK , AND COMPUTERS I FIX ON MY JOB, BUT NOW I HAVE A MEDICAL THING COMING UP IN ONE MONTH, I MUST BE OFF THIS ,STUFF, PLUS MY JOB, NOW IS LESS --- SOO,, I AM AGE 57, GETTING TO OLD TO BE TAKING THIS ABOUT 3 YEARS, I HAVE ABOUT 150. TABS, PHENTERAMINE HOME AT HOME , I JUST GOING TO DETOX MY SELF, DAY BY DAY , LOWER EACH DAY, PLUS I AM A CAREGIVER STREFFUAL JOB AS WELL, THANK (Geo......,
|Comment #195.1 by: me on 02 Nov 2011, 18:23 GMT|
I took it two years ago. It interacted with an eye check up with eye dilation drops. My blood pressure shot up to 200/110 and heart rate in the 140's, I turned gray, and finger tips turned purple...meaning my body was shutting down and circulation going to the major body organs. Do not take this drug and if you do..PLEASE be very cautious. I went 911 to the ER and threw them in the sharp box at the hospital. I lossed my weight the old fashion way and it is still a struggle, but I would rather have the struggle than be dead and not around for my kids!
|Comment #196 by: vic on 02 Nov 2011, 16:15 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am going to stop taking this, my blood pressure has always been perfect and now it is high.
|Comment #197 by: Lost it already on 04 Nov 2011, 18:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking this stuff for about 3 months and have reached my wt loss goal, now stopped taking it and I feel perfectly awful. While I was taking it, other than some problems urinating, I had little ill effect. Now that I've stopped taking it, I feel lifeless, can't wait to get home from work in the afternoon, don't want to do anything on the weekends, etc. Getting free from it is not as easy as I had imagined. I'm not "sick", I just feel drained. Prepare yourselves for when the time comes you'll stop taking it.
|Comment #198 by: danielle245 on 07 Nov 2011, 22:05 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Well I am 16 years old, 5' 3", and my starting weight was 240lbs. I have been on phentermine almost a month and I have lost 22lbs. Its not because I don't eat or anything. Its the way my body reacted to it. I take my pill as soon as I get up in the morning. Then 30 mins later I eat. When I come home from school I will eat. Then around 5:30 or 6:00 I will head to the gym to exercise. I usually run/walk 2-3 miles at a pretty good pace. Then work out my arms, then my legs, then my abs. My workouts usually take around an hour and a half to two hours. Also Im not ever exerting myself, I know my limit. Then if I do feel hungry I will eat something. Most of you people weren't informed like you should have been. Your doctor may prescribe the one where you take once a day, or the ones you take three times a day. If you doctor prescribed you the three time a day ones, its not going to over dose you. One of the once a day pills have a high dose then one of the three time a day ones. That's why some people on here are saying that they are taking them 3 times a day because its a lower dosage. I personally like them because they have really helped me and helped my confidence. The only side-effects I had were constipation and dry mouth. Also just because it didn't work out for you doesn't mean it will happen to every single person that takes it. Your body is going to react differently then mine and/or your friends, family, ect. If you are taking it and you are really concerned about it, consult your doctor.
|Comment #199 by: Tiny on 09 Nov 2011, 12:03 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking phentermine for about 2 weeks. I do not take the full dosage because my heart was racing and my blood pressure was very high. My doctor has since taken me off the drug. It did work very well for losing weight though. I lost 20 pounds in about 6 weeks.
|Comment #200 by: to embarrest to tell on 13 Nov 2011, 22:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been a user of Adipex for at least 13 years of my life. I take Adipex 37.5 mgs anywhere between 4 and as many as 9. I'm addicted to these and pay 5 dollars a pill off the streets. They help me keep up with everyday activites, however, I have lost my job of 10 year recently. I dont know if this has anything to do with it, but my finger tips are numb. I cronticly ach, i cant sleep, i dont sleep even sleep with out percribed sleep aids. Im moody, mean and have marital probems. Ihave three wonderful lkids that I snap at constinitly...dont ever start this medicine
|Comment #201 by: to embarrest to tell on 13 Nov 2011, 22:27 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Yes, i have shortness of breathe, yes I forget everything, yes i have thought a bee was buzzing an it wasnt anything. and to top it off im gaining weight
|Comment #201.1 by: Tbg on 09 Jun 2012, 23:06 GMT|
How is your health now?
|Comment #202 by: HannahParanoiaa(: on 15 Nov 2011, 23:40 UTC|| reply to this comment|
uhhum heeey my name is hannah and im 14 ill be 15 dec. 28 (; i just started taking the pill today and i decided to do somee research.. im a lil overwieght and my aunt was doing this weight lost program that included taking lipo pills, chromium, b12, and phentermine and shes losing weight likee crazy.. which is exactly what i need. ive read tons of these comments and sense im so young i wanted to know if this was going to give me more of a risk to these things you are talking about on here..? can anyyone help..?
|Comment #203 by: angel on 01 Dec 2011, 17:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i started being very sweaty, nervous feeling after just 4 days of being on this med..taste buds like disapeared, started having symtoms of a cold & did develop very bad 1 but also started having very bad heaviness in chest, pain in chest, been to dr 3 times in 3 wks..had also started hcg injections (have had 2) lost 5 lbs..is not worth this...
|Comment #204 by: jasmine1273 on 02 Dec 2011, 02:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Where can I order phenterimine?
|Comment #204.1 by: Ermo on 12 Dec 2011, 21:12 GMT|
You have to see a doctor, prescription only....dont order online u will get knock offs.
|Comment #205 by: Candela on 07 Dec 2011, 16:15 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have being using phentermine for almost a month and i have lost 20lbs i think this pill is great, and it is up to you to control your eating, i still eat well but much less than before phentermine, it was very hard to eat less even if i wanted to, so far i have not experience any bad side effects except constipation that i had anyway when i did not eat well, i just take linaza a natural fiber and it is all good i could not feel any better, you just need to take care just like with any other drug. and i feel you really refering to the addicts, this people are the ones that can't handle any drugs. for all i have read about phentermine it is not worts than any other medication. and it really works i would recomend it to any one that wants to loose some weight and that needs to retrain theirbody to eat less. obesity is far more dangerous than taking phen.
|Comment #206 by: Id on 08 Dec 2011, 05:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Stop trying to control everything. If people.choose to use this medical drug for help, so be it. I thinkif you disagree with it, disagree with it and leave it at that. Don't try taking away something that helps millions. Just because you don't agree doesn't mean you're right.
|Comment #207 by: Fefe on 11 Dec 2011, 13:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Can taking this drug affect your throat or thyroid in any way?
|Comment #208 by: nancy on 16 Dec 2011, 22:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking Phentermine for 3 months lost 40 pounds. I now do Pilates and yoga and have my figure and life back.
|Comment #209 by: nadigrl on 20 Dec 2011, 01:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Taking phentermine is like if you are smoking meth...this is one of the main ingredients in making meth; amphetamines. That is why you have all these reactions after taking this drug...and even after you stop taking this drug you stay with the side affects the jitters insomnia and anxiety!
|Comment #210 by: Big loser on 26 Dec 2011, 22:18 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I took Phentermine for 6 months. I lost 20 lbs. About a week after i stopped taking them, I started to gain weight back. My doctor suggestioned that since I had reached my goal weight, do not immediatly stop taking the pills. you need to reduce them from 2 a day to 1 a day, then to every other day for about a week, then to every 2 days for a week, and so on until you are completely off them for 4-5 days. this way it is not a shock to your system.
|Comment #211 by: Gabe on 27 Dec 2011, 23:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I started taking phentermine i finished my 30 day supply. I had one side effects which was dry mouth and did have lots of energy it did curb my appetite. I did tell the doctor when i asked for help to lose weight i wanted a pill just to give me a boost.Then i got my motivation and started going to the gym . I did not get addicted. So if you are lazy and do not want to exercise then you not only you have a weight lose problem but a mental problem. So find a friend and start walking. Music also get you motivated and helps you relax.
Gabe from Austin, Texas
|Comment #212 by: bumm on 04 Jan 2012, 18:10 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been on phentermine for 6 months and have lost 50 lbs, I've never felt better. I have not experienced any side effects that you have mentioned. Like I said I feel great. I have struggled with my weight forever and this is the only thing that actually worked.
|Comment #212.1 by: I'm careful! on 05 Jan 2012, 19:48 GMT|
I started Phentermine 8/1/2011 with horrible side effects. The pill provided by a diet program at a Drs. office. Couldn't sleep for 5+ days. I stopped. The Dr. then asked me to take 1/2 a pill. Same symptoms. I stopped for 2 months. I then went to my primary Dr. and I showed her the pills I had left (White with blue speckels). She provided me with a prescription to fill at the pharmacy and the pills dispensed were the same Phentermine 37.5mlg but they were different color. The Phentermine dispensed was sky blue with darker blue speckels. I tried them and I was able to sleep! I did eat knowing I needed small portions at least 3 times a day. I did feel the occassional tingling on my face, but noticed when I wasn't consuming enough water. My weight loss has not been drastic, but had helped me to be more aware on what I eat.
I researched online and read comments from others and the white pills come from China. The sky blue pills come from the US. The coating was different and maybe that is why I was experiencing side effects.
Also, DRINK WATER and EAT! I exercise at least 3x weekly doing Yoga. I started at 142lbs and I have been able to keep within 122-130. Not a huge difference but was told by my Dr. for the pills to work you must not skip, not even weekends, continuously for 2 months, 3 months MAX and lay off from Phentermine for the next 3 months. If you do not stop and give your body a break it will not work next time.
Yes, I am careful. I have my Dr. in the know!
|Comment #213 by: Lee on 07 Jan 2012, 13:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I took phentermine when I needed to lose about 10 lbs. & quickly lost it in a couple of weeks. Now, I don't need to lose weight, but I take it off and on for menopause depression. I only take half a pill (because if you are fairly small & don't need to lose weight, you don't need a full dose). Nothing yanks me out of the depression and makes me feel better than phentermine. The only side effect I've had to some extent is seeing things out of the corner of my eye & thinking it is a person or something else, but it's no big deal. It is very hard to come off these pills. You can experience extreme depression and tiredness, but I've learned to take 100 mg. of 5HTP when coming off the Phentermine. 5HTP is not nearly as strong, but it does increase serotonin in the brain & makes the withdrawal from phentermine fairly effortless. I take it for 4 or 5 days & then stop. I only take phentermine about once a month and for no more than 4 days & only at half dose when I really need it for depression.
|Comment #214 by: d cups on 12 Jan 2012, 00:10 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I took Phentermine for a month 30 mg and lost 24 lbs amazing... Now I gained a few back by just being careless and not watching my diet... Gonna get on it again to get back on track... I only take it for a month to help me start my weight loss... The only side effect I had was dry mouth and heart pallpitations..few times other than that it was ok
|Comment #215 by: sadpenguins on 13 Jan 2012, 07:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This drug saved me! One year ago I was 197 lbs and now I am 160. I barely started taking it two months ago and my doctor wants me down to 140. I actually look female! And it keeps me from shoveling * down my throat. I feel great! I can actually think before I eat. Also its super effective to take it one day then skip one so tolerance isn't developed.
|Comment #216 by: Sandra on 14 Jan 2012, 16:11 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Boy, after reading these comments, I surely do hope I'm not doing the wrong thing taking Phentermine! I'm just starting a diet program...I'm a 68 yr. old female, and diabetic...weigh 209 lbs....and need to get my weight and sugar count down!! My Dr. prescribed 1/2 of a 37.5 tablet....and I'm to take it 30 min. before lunch. The bottle also has a notice to take it at least 4 hrs. before bedtime. I've only taken 2 doses so far, and I've only noticed that I don't sleep so late as I was doing. This Dr. also has me on natural sleep meds because of insomnia, so I'm not sure how all this is going to work together! I don't know how long he plans for me to be on this drug, but after reading your comments, and checking the maker's website, I don't plan to be on it very long! I have no refills on this prescription, so 60 days would seem to be the Dr.s intent....and I think I'll just stop by that time anyway. If I have any of your side effects, I'll stop sooner! I am also on a low carb, high protein diet...30 grm protein, and no more than 20 carbs per meal...also supposed to be low glycemic with food choices. Also, have to take MIC/Chromium 30 min. before each meal...I am sure hoping this works, because it is a lot to remember every day! Wishing us all success!!
|Comment #217 by: Bellachica SAN ANTONIO TX on 20 Jan 2012, 01:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking this pill for 4 1/2 months. I have lost 35 pounds but I went on a low carb diet for one month. I lost 15 pounds and the rest was eating healthy and yes the pills did help but I also had to do my part. I was a size 16 and now I am a twelve. I still need 10 more pounds to reach my goal. I'm happy and feel much better about myself. You have people that are against it and people who need a push of meds to reach there goal. As long as you dont abuse it Im all for it!! Good luck
|Comment #217.1 by: Couch on 23 Jan 2012, 16:51 GMT|
I have been using 37.5 Phen, once a day, for 2 and a half months, I have gone from 313 to 288. I still eat well, but switched from processed and crap food to whole foods and replaced half a gallon of 2 percent milk a day to several glasses of water. I feel ten times better, and really have no side affects, I even sleep fairly well. But in two weeks my prescription runs out and my Doc says he cant prescribe for more than three months...where can I get this? I have heard about online pharmacies but cant find one, if I were having serious side affects or not losing weight at a reasonable pace I would stop, but this could make a difference between dying young, or getting back on track after 20 years of bad food habits. Any input would be great
|Comment #218 by: lovemylife on 20 Jan 2012, 12:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
it's obvious that everyone reacts differently to phentermine. some people do great with it and it helps them to reach their weight loss goals, others have serious side effects and their body can not handle the pill.
personally, this is my second go round with phentermine. the first time was in 2006. I started to take it and within the first month, I lost 30 lbs. within 4 months, I lost almost 70 lbs. I am now starting my second time and I have been using the pill for almost a week now. so far, I have lost 10 lbs. I still have a ways to go to reach my goal, but it is working. I have a very small appetite now. portion control is crucial for this to work. you can't take it expecting it to work wonders and you still keep the same diet. you ahve to do your part and eat healthier and smaller portions. you have to retrain your body.
as far as side effects, I have had dry mouth and minor bowel issues, but nothing that I am concerned about. I am drinking plenty of fluids and eating smaller and better. the first 3 or so days are adjustment days. you will feel excited and anxious, but as long as you are aware of it, you will be fine. not everyone reacts the same, so keep that in mind. what is working for me, might not work for you. I plan to stay on it for a few more months and I should be where I want to be as far as goal weight.
|Comment #219 by: worriedmom on 21 Jan 2012, 03:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My ten year old son is on this for about 5 months. He is now moody, going without sleep, and just plain mean. I am scared what is going to happen. Stopping this crap now.
|Comment #220 by: big mistake on 24 Jan 2012, 19:11 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i have been prescribed adipex every month for the last 17years. I am now trying to get off of them. It has only been 7 days since i have had one.. I quit cold turkey, not sure that was a good move. I have done nothing but cry and am sick as a dog. sweating so bad i have had to change clothes 5 times or more a day. going from the couch to bed. diarrea, fever.. any suggestions to help me get through this. I feel like i am dying.
|Comment #220.1 by: Just An Idea on 14 May 2012, 19:18 GMT|
Why not go to a doctor?
|Comment #221 by: Mihan on 28 Jan 2012, 03:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I don't know about this one. I took phentermine in 2007 and lost 62 pounds in 4 months. I took a week break between each 30 days cycle and during that week, I did a 7 day full body and liver cleanse. I've have only gained 7 pounds since. Phentermine worked great for me. I did make the mistake of drinking 2 vodka martinis while on it and it was bad! But as long as you're careful with it, it can work wonders.
|Comment #222 by: Bell on 31 Jan 2012, 04:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking Phentermine for at least 2 years. (yes, WAY too long but the doctor keeps refilling it). All the side effects and withdrawal symptoms you list are factual and happen to me. I have bizarre manifestations in my body like un-identified lumps, bumps and sores. I cannot get off Phentermine...my motor function and mood are severely effected when I try to go off and consequently, I cannot function at work... I don't know what to do...
|Comment #222.1 by: Huff on 10 Feb 2012, 04:13 GMT|
Same problem except its been ten years, I know it's going to kill me.
|Comment #223 by: babydoll on 10 Feb 2012, 10:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i have agreed to this i have been taking phentermine since 2010 i weighed arong 260 or little more now i weigh at 203 but my weight loss has subsided i dont really have an appetite when taking it never had a break off this drug is that good or bad i did ask dr if this drug could effect heart he said all medicine can do that
|Comment #224 by: Lori Reynolds on 15 Feb 2012, 13:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been on Phentermine for 5 months, I have lost almost 40 pounds. I have had side effects such as numbness of the hands, some chest pains, but I have not experienced anything that I would consider scary. Everyone reacts differently with medication. I love the results that I have seen I weighed over 270 pounds, I was tired all of the time and could not enjoy my children. Now I have the energy to do things again and cant wait until I am at the normal weight for my size. I have always been overweight and I have tried every diet known to man with very little success! It seemed that whenever I would loose weight I would get excited and gain it all back and then some! I dont believe this will happen to me this time. I know there are side effects and as long as a doctor works closely with you while you are on the medication I would see no problem with it. I hope to look good in a swimsuit this summer!
|Comment #225 by: btr on 15 Feb 2012, 21:46 UTC|| reply to this comment|
can phentermine be addictive if you take it one every day as ordered by doctor
|Comment #226 by: JJ on 16 Feb 2012, 23:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hello. I took Phentermine last year for 3 months. I stopped taking it 2-3 days before Halloween of 2012. I felt great and also had side effects with only getting 4 hours of sleep every night, getting cold on hands and feet, and not eating or drinking well at all. On Halloween I started getting chills and I "thought" I was coming down with the Flu. I told myself I just needed to wait till it passes since anyone with the Flu, with it being "viral"...thats all you can do. The next 2 days that went by, I felt worst. I was getting the chills to the point where my body was shaking extremely bad that my bones were sore. I knew then something was wrong and it was not the Flu. When I would attempt to stand up, I felt extremely dizzy. I went to the ER and all they can find was my billiruben was elevated. The ER doctor sent me home and said if I feel worst to come back. I live 5 minutes away from the hospital. As soon as I got home, I felt 10 times worst and went back to the hospital. This time, all of my lab work came back "all wacked out", my blood pressure was dropped, and developed a fever but for only a half hour. The doctor admitted me into ICU and they had to put a central line in my neck because my blood pressure kept dropping. Long story short, my body went into septic shock which means I had a deadly blood disease and less than 50% of patients that have this die from it. I actualy "FELT" like my body was slowly shutting down. When I mentioned that to my doctor, he said thats because it is. Everything in your body starts to slowly stop working. After trying out so many types of antibiotics the doctor treated me as if I had something similar to Lime disease to see if that antibiotic worked and it did. I was fully better 2-3 days after and was able to go home. I am a 32 year old female and had no health problems prior to taking Phentermine. But everything I experienced was because of the Phentermine. I am blessed I am still hear. All I kept thinking in the hospital was how stupid was I to take this medication all just to loose weight and now look at me...I will never see my daughter let alone get to see her grow up, and I will never get to LIVE again....when put in those circumstances, you realize how stupid it was to take the chances with this drug. I would not choose to DIE for this drug. You take your chances to see if it works well for you with no side effects or if you do have them. At the time before I started taking them, I of course said to myself, "I'll take my chances!" But now I'm kicking myself in the * for what I experienced. I would never wish that on my worst enemy. So my advice is, you don't know how your body will react cause everyones body is different. The question is, are you willing to see if your that one person that will have a reaction like mine or worst? Please anyone that plans on taking this, read as many reviews as you can before deciding...I only read a few and didn't read on more until after my experience.
|Comment #226.1 by: Aldo on 24 Feb 2012, 17:05 GMT|
JJ: We are all adults and every ADULT has (OR SHOULD HAVE) the right to choose what they put in their bodies. Only a tyrannical dictatorship trys to control what others do or take. Sorry Phentermine didn't work for you but don't ruin it for the MILLIONS of people it has helped! I'm sick of the government singling out a FEW isolated cases with supplements that HELP SO MANY (like Ma Huang ephedra) because of a few idiots who abused it while allowing all manner of toxic garbage in our food and water (msg which is HIGHLY ADDICTIVE and why people cannot stop eating all the processed garbage, gmo's which cause cancer, High Fructose Corn syrup, which causes diabetes, sodium flouride in the water, which causes hypo thyroidism, etc, etc. the list is so long I can't write it all here. Do your research and stop helping the crooked FDA and Big Pharma to keep Americans, FAT, DIABETIC, CANCEROUS AND UNHEALTHY, which is what they want!
|Comment #227 by: Non bias logic on 18 Feb 2012, 08:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I decided to read all of the comments on this article, mainly because I was bored and it's pretty comical. There are some really * people on this page. There's a product information sheet that comes with the pills from the pharmacy, did anyone decide it was important to read it. It clearly stated the normal dose is ONCE a day and should be taken 12-14 hours before bedtime. If you feel like your going to have a heart attack and are blacking out at supermarkets, then stop taking the pills. Whatever happened to personal accountability?? If you blacked out, are having health problems why haven't you gone to a doctor yet instead of getting online posting idiotic paragraphs that make you look ignorant. I have taken the medication before and it definitely works, but it is not good for you. All of you people that "love" the pill and religiously take 2 a day should maybe learn how to exercise and eat properly if losing weight is that important to you. It is common knowledge, that any drug that significantly raises your heartbeat for a long period of time is bad for your heart. If you are having medical problems and/or side effects and you think it might be the drug,....and you keep taking it and say you "might" go see a doctor deserve everything you get. This is a short term drug, period. It's even stated in the product information sheet that comes with every bottle from the pharmacy that side effects and potential harm to your body become more likely the longer you take the medication. I'll admit it, I took the drug because it's effective and I'm lazy. It was a short cut to losing 15 pounds in a month and seemed easier than getting on a treadmill everyday. It works, there's no mistake about that.
|Comment #227.1 by: tip on 20 Feb 2012, 17:55 GMT|
To be honest with you... YES you are being very blunt on here. However, I do agree that people should use common since when taking this drug and be careful about over doing it. But I am very glad that these people you called IDIOTIC, they help others that are trying to find out if others are having the same side effect. There is nothing wring with that. Before spending money going back to the Dr. for them to say yes this is normal. why not research it and find out. This is a great tool to have if you are dealing with the same effect that others are having. This means ok this is common with drug. So think about the people you will affend by writing you bias opinions on here for people who need answers. Im glad the pill worked great for you, just stop bashing others. Yes we may have read the product information sheet but not all side effects are listed on there and they do not go into detail about some. So stay on your treadmill and stop putting your opinion on here. ITS NOT WANTED... You got on it and you had to be looking for answers to something or you would not have been on this website.
|Comment #227.2 by: 4daidiot on 25 Mar 2012, 01:32 GMT|
This comment is for the name NON BIAS LOGIC whatever the hell,
Instead of wasting your time posting a comment on this article, how about you make yourself useful at the gym and shed some pounds! Seriously just because the pill comes with
instructions doesn't mean that its not gonna harm somebody even if its just a pill a day. Maybe people really have died over this pill. It is crazy how people have the nerve to post something in here and judge other people.
|Comment #228 by: me on 18 Feb 2012, 09:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My friend lost 98 pounds on this and looks amazing. She had side affects the first week and then was fine she only took it for 8 months and dosent have aany withdrws or anything. I started taking it about 4 days ago... it makes me grind my teeth. And it has made me a little jumpy at weird things I'm hoping it goes away like it did for her...
|Comment #229 by: me on 18 Feb 2012, 09:10 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My friend lost 98 pounds on this and looks amazing. She had side affects the first week and then was fine she only took it for 8 months and dosent have aany withdrws or anything. I started taking it about 4 days ago... it makes me grind my teeth. And it has made me a little jumpy at weird things I'm hoping it goes away like it did for her...
|Comment #229.1 by: tip on 20 Feb 2012, 17:45 GMT|
I also have grinding of the teeth and clinching them together very tightly. I seem to rub my tounge over the bottom of my teeth which causes my gums to hurt. I also have been swollen gums on the bottom. this is my third month on this pill and it has gone away for a few weeks then comes back. I seem to become very wired at night before bed. I take the pill before I go to work at 3am it sticks with me all day till i go to bed at night around 11pm.
|Comment #230 by: Rachel on 18 Feb 2012, 14:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Ive been on 15mg phentermine for a month now. My doctor gave me it because ive been eating healthy and working out for 2hours a day and not loosing anything and it had been months..with the help of the pills Ive lost 10lbs in the past month..Ive had NO side effects..I sleep at night still eat just not snacking all the time and overeating and havent had rapid heartbeat or mood swings at all..maybe people are just taking too high of a dose if theyre getting all those bad effects..i feel like when im off it i may gain back a few pounds but keep most of it off..i hate when people only talk of the negative they hear about something..how about that im not afraid to go inpublic because of the way i look anymore? Its helping my self image
|Comment #231 by: tcn812 on 20 Feb 2012, 19:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been reading all the side effects that this pill has caused. I came on her to look up some of the side effects that I did not read on my product information sheet. I WANTED HONEST PEOPLE TO TELL WHAT THEY FELT WHILE BEING ON THIS MEDICATION. I also wanted to see if these were normal and if others were experiencing the samething I am experiencing. I am 28 and 5ft tall, I started at 151 and now at 138. I have been taking phen 37.5 one time day. I am getting ready to start my third month on them. I am working out, yet going to school for long hours sitting, with an hour drive to and from. Do not get many chances to eat. I do feel my energy has increased, and jittery. The main reason why I spoke to my dr about getting on this for short amt of time was b/c i had knee surgery and gained wt. I still can not do alot of running, but loosing wt became very hard. I had to get my final wedding dress fitting done here in Feb and I could not fit into my dress due to the wt gain after surgery. So I begged my dr. for something to help me get a kick start to loosing wt so I can get into the dress on my wedding day. WELLLLLL...... the dress fits now 2 months later, but I have no FIANCE NOW!!!! thanks to the pill.... I had started off with dry mouth, chapped lips, and headaches. My gums became swollen and hurts, I rub my tounge on my bottom teeth and I clinch and grind my teeth through out the day and especially at night while sleeping. I got a few sores on my gums near the front of my teeth (dont know if its from me rubbing it all the time with tounge) Craving lots of water, when I talk my mouth gets very dry. I talk all the time and never stop. during the second month I went to having stronger daily headaches, blurred vision, and trouble sleeping, get only 3-4 hours a night, I toss and turn all night, and have EXTEREMLY weird dreams. I am having memory loss, my instr. would teach us something and I would forget within seconds of it. I forgot several apt. and I feel lazy at times. Bad taste in my mouth, bad breath, hard time to think about what I want to say or even getting it out. I noticed that I was becoming annoyed with everyone around me and everything someone would say to me I took it personally and blew it out into something bigger than it was. I snapped at many small things. That even my fiance said I should not be bad with. I became short fused and wanted to be left alone alot. I gained a since of paranoia that my fiance was cheating on me and thinking he was lying to me about where he was, and who he was txting and why was he on his phone all the time. I went out one night and i do not drink... But was mad at my fiance for thinking her was cheating on me that I started drinking that night and I had 3 beers within an 30min period and about hour later had 2 cranberry vakas, nothing to eat, plus im on effexor for my test anxiety while in sschool. Not a good combinations. DO NOT DRINK WITH MED.. It intensified my effect and became very angery, stubborned, and forgot everything I said or done that night. It was like a blacked out. I called him out on cheating,
I wouldnt believe him when her told her wasnt cheating, and said a lot of stuff about him being her and stuff about his family. Which I feel so bad about. So now we have no wedding. I have never in life acted this way. I have felt like acrazy person ever since I got on this medication. Which I have stopped taking. This is a great pill and it does work, remember not everyone can take it though. I took me loosing my fiance to realize how I was really acting. Im just finally putting it out here for other to read and get advice, I researched for why I started acting the way I had been in fr the past 2 months. Spoke to my dr. and she yes you can have paranoia symptoms while on this pill. All because I wanted to get a kick start to loosing my wt so I could fit into my dress... what a shame...
|Comment #231.1 by: kk on 22 Feb 2012, 17:52 GMT|
Your comment was the first I found that actually had the same symptoms I've been experiencing. I have stopped taking ALL medication's in hope of regaining some normality. I have always been able to think clearly and promptly but now I struggle with clarity. I'm tired all the time. I have had the most severe migraines that had me crying out to God to make the pain go away. I have had two of those and it was very frightening. My vision is blurry and now I'm wearing glasses but after 6 months they are no longer stronge enough and I'm still having blurred vision. Some day's I can see better than others. Once I called my doctor about the severe migraine they prescribed a muscle relaxer. While I was praying it hit me that "all" this medication effect's the mind, so I flushed it all down the toilet. I'm in my second week and struggling to walk through it but I'm hoping Victory is just around the corner and I will NEVER take anything that effect's my mind again!
|Comment #231.2 by: Tiff on 02 Oct 2012, 22:19 GMT|
I also have dealt with these same exact symptoms, and two years being off of it, I still act and feel like this. I feel hopeless..
|Comment #232 by: Kel on 20 Feb 2012, 22:36 UTC|| reply to this comment|
First of all...As a phentermine user, not abuser on and off,for years, let me say it works. It is an o.d and reliable drug. Any drug has side affects and chance for abuse, but for some with weight issues it is a godsend. Guess what else is deadly? Fat, obesity....so to me it's worth the risk and I've never even had so much as an arrhythmia. As for buying off the net, those aren't real phentermine, but fake. Order some for yourself, so your research...stop posting hyped up scares to further your own agenda. Let adults make their own decisions in life. It's between and adult and their doctor...tyvm.
|Comment #233 by: reve on 20 Feb 2012, 23:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
ANy drug is dangerous if abused like alcohol etc. It is designed to take in small doses just temporary to aid in weightloss, once the weight is off then it is time to quit the phen. If people are abusing it what else is new, people abuse everything. Food especially, fatties rolling around barely being able to get up out of their chairs costing insurance companies thousands of dollars and burdening their family or spouses because they wont go on a diet.
|Comment #234 by: straberi on 21 Feb 2012, 19:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i was one of the women that thought this pill was the best thing in the world, i was perscribed the phentermine at a weight loss clinic, took the meds for 5 weeks which after the first 2 weeks was conctipated , (i had always been regular and never any problems with having bm) i would feel the need to push and strain and nothing would happen after 5 weeks stopped using the meds and went to see my regular doc which told me i had hemroids well its now 5 months later and after more trips to the doc and er i was told i now have ibs well still not being able to have a bm on my own with out murilax, and when going to have a bm and only blood in the toilet i finally decidedto seek another opinion as of today i am scheduled for a colonosscopy iin 2 weeks to find out what is going on. i truely believe this is all related to the phentermine pill that i took for those 5 weeks
|Comment #234.1 by: Alex on 22 Feb 2012, 19:38 GMT|
I have been taking it for two weeks and i already lost 11 pounds
|Comment #235 by: Chubbychecker on 23 Feb 2012, 04:45 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I took phentermine back in 2000. I lost over 50 lbs in 6 months. I had to stop taking it due to physicians weight loss center closed. In a matter of months i gained back 70 pounds which was more than i originally lost. I now have lung problems and heart tracycardia which could be due to this drug. I was sorry it had such a short period of time to take it. It worked for me but at six months i started getting very shaky almost nervous. I am now on diet and exercise and eat alot of foods with nuts and fiber. I miss the energy phentermine gave me.
|Comment #236 by: Jen on 24 Feb 2012, 03:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I just started talking this drug. The sides affects I have had are dry mouth, like hot flashes and un regular BM's. I have lost 24 lbs in 2 months. My question is how do I get my regularity back? Activia?
|Comment #237 by: Aldo on 24 Feb 2012, 16:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This should be the title of your article: OBESITY EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA (CAUSED BY TOXIC AND ADDICTIVE ADDITIVES THE FDA ALLOWS IN OUR FOOD AND WATER IN ORDER TO KEEP BIG PHARMA IN BIZ): The UNHEALTHY Fat that can KILL you!
If you really want to write about pharmaceuticals that can kill then write about statin drugs, CHEMO "therapy" (radiation), Prozac, and the many other FDA approved, Big Pharma drugs that KILL OVER 200,000 Americans each year. Not to mention the fact that OBESITY kills over 250,000 Americans per year. Leave Phentermine ALONE. It's one of the only things that help obese people to lose weight and is not harmful if used as a tool, not a drug fix! The FDA is nothing but a money mill for the highest paying drug manufacturer.
|Comment #238 by: DEB on 25 Feb 2012, 05:26 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I was taking the diet pill ( prescribed) phetermine and in April of 2010 I suffered a cardiac arrest...I have the hospital report and on almost every page phentermine is mentioned. Funny how after this happened the Dr. I was getting it from quit advertising the diet in the newspaper, but he still prescibes it... has anyone else suffered a cardiac arrest from taking this pill? I am so lucky to be alive...
|Comment #238.1 by: Nan on 06 Mar 2012, 00:43 GMT|
I took phentermine on a daily basis 3 seperate times for about 6 months each. I believe this medication has caused me permanent cardiovascular damage, It worked really well for losing weight and it made me feel great/lots of energy but it's not worth the tingling in my limbs and head and the weird heart pains I still get. I am a nurse now and if I would have known more about human body physiology then I never would have taken this. I stopped taking this drug in Oct of 2010 for the last time and gained all the weight back plus more
(just like everytime) but now I am left with these lasting effects... Thanks phentermine.
|Comment #238.2 by: was on 26 Apr 2012, 23:57 GMT|
I THINK IT CAUSED BIRTH DEFECTS IN MY TWINS AS ONE OF THEM HAS PROBLEMS WITH LUNGS HEART KIDNEYS AND INTESTINES BEING BORN WITH HIS STOMACH ON THE OUTSIDE I STRONGLY BELIEVE PHENTERMINE IS THE BLAME
|Comment #239 by: Jay on 29 Feb 2012, 06:36 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Started phenteremine 5 days ago. Best thing to ever happen to me. Gives you so much energy, makes you feel as if you could do anything. Suppresses your hunger, maybe eat once a day now. Reading some warnings about it online, sayings its addictive. This is true, very addictive, prescribed to take 1/2 to 1 pill a day, I take 1 and 1/2 on average. Lost so much weight in 5 days (11 Pounds), its scary and dangerous. Makes you angry and get chest pains all the time. Is it worth it? Absolutely
|Comment #240 by: dee dee on 29 Feb 2012, 23:28 UTC|| reply to this comment|
my name deedee i been on phentermine 37.5 since april 2010 its now feb 2012 i only lost 30 pounds and when i tried to get off them in oct 2011 i gained 15 pounds in 2weeks i took a brake and started feb2012 i have horrible side effects my head hurts tingling feeling in my left arm and alil chest pain unexplained fever tingling pain on my legs i had a physical and ekg 1week b4 i took it and everything was fine,i dont know if i should continue ive lost 7 pounds this month.. has any taken it for more than a year with no side effects i never had them before..
|Comment #241 by: LIS on 04 Mar 2012, 02:50 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I WAS USINGPHENTERMINE AND I START FEELING LOTS OF HEADACHES UNTIL ONE DAY I WAKE UP WITH FACIAL PARALISIS I DO NOT KNOW IF PHENTREMINE COUL CAUSE IT I ONLY USE THEM FOR OLMOST 4 WEEKS...
|Comment #242 by: Nan on 06 Mar 2012, 16:37 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Also phentermine ruins your metabolism so much that it's harder to stay fit when you stop taking it. It revs up your metabolism while you are taking it but once you stop it your body reacts by slowing way down.
|Comment #243 by: Nicole on 10 Mar 2012, 15:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking these pill for a week and a half now but my doc told me to take a half a pill. So that's what I'm dong. I do not have these symptoms. The 1st 2 days I just woke up a few times at night. I don't have an increased amount of energy and I don't have trouble going to sleep. In fact i want to go to bed at a normal time, like 10:30 as apposed to12 like i was before the pills. I still get hungry but when I eat only a smaller amount is enough for me. I don't have the rased blood pressure with it and I have not lost a crazy amount in such a short time. I've only lost 6lb. No don't get me wrong, pills effect people differently. I know a few people that have taken this pill before and have had all these symptoms. I don't think this is a bad thing for the right person. Although most people seems to have all these side effects.
|Comment #244 by: HANDDEALT on 10 Mar 2012, 16:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've taken Phen for a week now. For me to take a prescription is out of the norm but it is something I had to do to start losing weight. I was a very heavy child, lost 130 lbs by exercising & eating right when I was 24 yrs old and kept it off for 10 years. For some reason even though I run 5 days a week and eat healthy I put on 50 lbs in 3 months! Went to endo dr and found out my thyroid & adrenal glands are not working properly and my body is stuck in starvation mode. After trying many natural supplements, while being on the proper meds for thyroid I was still unable to maintain or lose weight. Dr beleives that after 10 yrs of a strict diet I may have damaged my metabolism so this is why I started these pills. I am unable to lose weight by just eatting right and exercising due to an endocrine problem. I would not take these pills if I didn't have this problem now. Some don't realize what it is like to be a fat person until you are one. Everyone says just accept it but it doesn't work like that because you live in constant shame and low self esteem. Before I keep ranting... I am use to taking cafeine supplements to give me energy and I experience no difference taking these except I lose weight. I too started with 1/2 a dose but switched to 1 pill a day. I eat a small healthy breakfast .... wait until I am hungry......then take the pill (around 9:30am). I did notice the dry mouth thing when I took the pills in 1/2 but not taking them whole. Effects: you pee a lot, feel high in energy & spirit, feel motivated, can consontrate very well, get cold easy, no hunger pains or desires to eat when it's not time, sometimes after taking pill may get nervous & sweaty. Let me add I normally have high anxiety and I haven't noticed a difference in my anxity - no less, no more. This drug was part of the combination phen-phen that was banned in the US years ago but this compound of the drug has been used since the 1950's - google it or if you have access to medical journals look there. I haven't had any additional problems sleeping but I only take 1 pill a day in the a.m. Due to normal anxiety I sometimes wake up around 3am with racing thoughts & can't go back to sleep and this has not changed or got worse. I have only used these a week and have lost 12 lbs. I am on a restricted calorie diet to knock my body out of starvation mode so this helps in the weight reduction. Next week I double my calories so I know the weight loss will slow significantly but I have done a reduced calorie diet like this before without the pills and due to my condition was unable to lose weight. So I know the pills are causing the weight loss. The above article makes it seem like just exercising and eating right will cause weight loss and I too use to preach this to every overwight person I met. From past experience eating right & exercising works for weight loss IF YOU HAVE NO ENDOCRINE PROBLEMS. I wish people would wake up and realize that some of us are not fat because we are lazy, some of us are dealling with the hand we were dealt and we are definately not lazy. When I end use of these pills I will continue to eat properly as I have no choice but if I do gain any weight back due to my thyroid I would use these pills again but if my problem goes away I shouldn't ever need these pills again.
|Comment #244.1 by: HANDDELT on 14 May 2012, 02:12 GMT|
Wanted to post an update - have lost 30 lbs since the last post (9 wks) but have also just stopped them because I have passed out twice in a weekend and now my dr beleives I may have heart failure or kidney failure when everything was perfect with me 6 months ago - I love what these pills have done for my body & esteem but if I'm going to die now, sure in heck wasn't worth it.
|Comment #245 by: Alicia on 13 Mar 2012, 14:42 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I dont recommended phentermine to anyone. before i took it i lost almost 100lbs, workout everyday all day felt perfect. then i found out i have pcos. and i kept gaining weight back. so they doc put me on phentermine to help lose more weight, I have the worse side affects, took it for 4 days. i had a serve headache, like a worse headache ive ever had in my life and worse than a spinal headache. i got so dizzy and shaky i got shooting pains all over my head, if i was up moving around like walking to the bathroom. i would wanna puke, and everything would get worse. i kept having hot flashes i do believe that what it was my face was beat red almost purple. and i would get sweaty and then freezing the next, and more. i was always healthy before i took this med i always workout all day long felt wonderful. and not even 4 days on this med. i feel im dying, i dont recommended this med Phentermine to anyone...
|Comment #246 by: Beverly on 19 Mar 2012, 09:05 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It's 4 am and I'm still awake after taking 1/2 phentermine 35mg. My left arm is tingling and my heart feels funny. I just checked my blood pressure and it's 135/75 - it usually runs 120/70 at the most. Do I go to the hospital?
|Comment #246.1 by: GG on 13 Jun 2012, 18:00 GMT|
Hope you are feeling better and that you didn't have to go to the HP. Maybe you should try taking 1/3 of the pill instead of half until you get used to it and then you up the dosage
|Comment #247 by: MDRP on 19 Mar 2012, 14:15 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Reading these comments, I didn't know what to think!! But I'm noticing a lot of side effects, successes, and deaths all attributed to the same drug...the PROBLEM is--besides everyone reacting to drugs differently--that not many are providing enough details for others to make an accurate determination. For instance:
1.) Some say they half the dosage, well, I just received my first set of pills, and there's no way I can half the dosage since they are little balls inside of a half blue, half clear/blue shell. There are many brand names to this drug that has additives and extra ingredients. Also, there are different ways to take the different drugs: one type, you take 3 times a day, another type, you can half, and another type, (mine) is time released. So, that also helps when giving side effects.
2) Only few people begin their comment with their age/height/starting weight/goal weight.
3)Few people talk about what they actually ate; if they followed the diet given or if they even altered it mildly to fit their schedule or tastes...for instance: i think there would be a lot less fainting if folks actually ATE what was recommended (or ate at all!)
4) Few people talk about how much excercise they did, and exactly what they did to excercise.
5) VERY FEW people talk about pre-existing conditions or family history of conditions.
Now I will talk about me: I'm single, no kids, 5'6", 248 lbs, (most people are shocked at my weight, as i "carry it well") and my heart/lungs/kidneys and other organs operate well, as i've never done drugs and i drink less than 3 times a year. I wore a size 16 when I was 16, and have been between an 18-20 since then. So, I've maintained my weight for the past 10 yrs or so pretty well. Ive been between 235-250 for the past 10 years…only time I got above 250 was after my dad died. My heaviest was 263 in 2010. Both of my parents are/were obese, and my family overall are overweight to obese too. My problem is that 80% of my fat in my stomach. I dont have hips, (my waist bows out at my stomach (spare tire) and then comes back in and im straight from my hips through my legs) and my legs are toned. I have nice calves and thin ankles, my arms are not flabby, (when i wave, i dont have fat thats flapping), i got a breast reduction from an H to a D cup, and I'm pretty solid besides my stomach...i often say that i look like im about 6 months preggers, lol!) It's in my genetic makeup.
Though not consistently now, I've always been active: I played volleyball through high school and college, and i play on a womens and a co-ed team competitively for the past 7 yrs. (once a week or so) Off and on, I play raquetball and tennis, and i do step aerobics classes twice a week. I did a 5-day bike trip from Germany to Austria easily. And when I play Wii with my thin friends, (MJ Experience and Just Dance) they are always out of breath, and comment on my calm breathing and readiness to play again. So Im in good shape. However, i have all this stomach fat. I've always had bad knees (they crunch when i walk up/down stairs, since high school) but that doesn't stop me from moving! It does, however, stop me from taking up running. I prefer walking, but that takes a lot of time to get the same results from running. I do sit at a desk most of the day (Im in IT) so that doesn't help either.
Also, I've tried dieting, which works for about a week, then im bored. I try exercising consistently 4-5 days a week, but it seems my efforts are not equally rewarded. I joined weight watchers 3 weeks ago, and i lost 4 lbs the first week, but i went on vacation that weekend, and gained 5 lbs back. So this is my last try before i give up and just accept that im to be fat.
My eating habits: I'm a carbs girl: breads (pancakes, waffles, biscuits
|Comment #247.1 by: MDRP on 20 Mar 2012, 13:50 GMT|
The rest of my post:
My eating habits: I'm a carbs girl: breads (pancakes, waffles, biscuits
|Comment #248 by: sherry's mom on 19 Mar 2012, 20:50 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My beautiful daughter, age 52, died of a brain aneurysm on Feb 20, 2012, while on this drug. Please be aware of the possible consequences of phentermine.
|Comment #248.1 by: MDRP on 20 Mar 2012, 13:54 GMT|
My sincere condolences to you and your family concerning your daughter...
but this is the type of comment I'm talking about: how long was she taking it? What was her starting weight? Which prescription was she on? (1 a day, 3 a day, half a dose) What was her diet like? What activity did she do for exercise? And did she have any pre-existing conditions? Posting that someone died is doing everyone reading this a dis-service. People are looking for guidelines and helpful information, not just that someone died.
Again, I dont mean to be insensitive, but if we were talking about a particular car, someone could post "My daughter died while driving that car" not mentioning that the daughter was drunk, or texting, or speeding, or sleepy or if indeed, the car itself malfunctioned.
Again, my condolences.
|Comment #249 by: juswant2behappy on 23 Mar 2012, 01:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hi I weigh 246 lbs and today is my second day on phen30. Today phen feels different then yesterday. I am experiencing nausea at this moment, no dry mouth. No matter what I'm going to give it a try because I just cant go on looking at myself everyday in the mirror. I look like a big fat ugly person!
I will repost in 1 week to see if i lost any weight.
|Comment #250 by: juswant2behappy on 23 Mar 2012, 01:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
its my 2nd day on phen30. i weigh 246 lbs. on my 1st day i had dry mouth & some what tingling feeling in my head. i did not through the night.
its been 1 hour since the took the capsule & I really feel like vommiting! I feeing nausea!
|Comment #250.1 by: sexyt on 26 Mar 2012, 04:41 GMT|
``just want to be happy,
i am glad that i am not alone in this. October 2011 I started taking it again for the third time then i started having tingling in my leg, arm, head and lips then a numbness follwed. so i went to the ER they did an MRI and found nothing by this time i was a few weeks into my plan. I stopped taking them up until last saturday, i have notived over the past day or two that the tingling came back so i put 2 and 2 together and asked myself if the pills could be the cause of it, and i ran acroos this sight. So is tingling happening to anyone else?
I also have dry mouth and nasty taste in my mouth and my breath is kind of fowl now.
But on the plus side, i feel a difference in my weight, clothes, and my face appear to be slimmer
|Comment #250.2 by: sexyt on 26 Mar 2012, 04:44 GMT|
anyone else have tingling similar to restless leg syndrome or in hands or head
|Comment #251 by: Rose on 25 Mar 2012, 02:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Ok so i have read majority of the comments and it seems to be that mostly everybody has had the same side effects. Its crazy because for years i have heard
about the pill. but not really bothered to learn more about it until now!
Alright so this is my story a couple of years ago one of my mothers friend
introduced her to Phentermine and my mom saw the amazing results that her friend
got out of it. So of course she started also taking the same pill and lost weight
also, but only did it for 30 days and no side effects. I was then curious to
try it. Since i wanted to lose a couple of pounds. First day i started taking the
pill i felt nauseous and could not make myself eat anything, i felt nervous, emotional for no reason. That night i could not sleep at all i was shaking. So i stopped.
A couple of yrs after i gained some more weight, and i started taking it again. I have been taking the pill now for a little over 30 days, just one pill in the morning at 7am. I weighed 140 and my height 5'0, lost 10pounds.But after a couple of days side effects started again. About 30mins after taking the pill i felt this high and just a lot of energy. Then 2 hrs later my mood will be different and i will feel emotional, sad, nervous. Parts of my skin will be red and very itchy, my eyes burning. Past couple weeks i started having other side effects like feeling depressed, my right arm starts to get numb and that has never happened to me. I started grinding my teeth at night, hearing things, seeing things. Really none of these has ever happened to me since after taking Phentermine. I have always been healthy and active barely even get sick.
Today was my last day taking this awful pill. My life is precious and im not gonna let this pill take it away from me. I do not recommend it to anybody. Even though some people say that they don't have side effects. I think that they should be cautious cause you never know what health problems you might have from it later down the
Something has to be done about this pill. Yes i know this pill can help people with thyroid issues and who are overly obese. but they gotta be more strict to who they prescribe it too. Like the article said '' These pills are extremely dangerous in the wrong hands''. You have supposedly doctors prescribing these pills to people that have either problems or that just need to lose 5 pounds.
I want to start a group with the people that have been experiencing the same side effects that i have had to face with. Cause when i was going through it i felt alone and nobody else should have to feel like that.
Email me: Life2precious28@yahoo.com
|Comment #252 by: Flynne687 on 28 Mar 2012, 06:36 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Don't fool yourselves.Phentermine is a Class A Narcotic. It is a controlled substance for a reason.It is addictive.Withdrawls are nasty.Yes I lost alot of weight.Along with my hair and my teeth and my sanity.
|Comment #253 by: jeila on 28 Mar 2012, 19:36 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i just got a prescription for this drug. Will begin to take tomorrow and will let everyone know in 4 weeks if it works and what are my side effects. I will gladly answer any question anyone may have
|Comment #254 by: Fiee on 29 Mar 2012, 14:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I started this nearly 2 weeks ago. The first few days my heart felt like it was pounding. I was so afraid to move. But then I talked to a friend who was also on it. She never had the side effects but suggested I try a lite workout. She was right. What I figured out was, I had barely eaten for the first few days, was very dyhdrated and hadn't exercised at all. Once I did those things, I felt fine. A little tense. Not edgy just not tried like I have been for the last 3 yrs since I injured my knee. When I injured my knee it made working out painful. By the time it had fully healed I had become obese. I tried diet and exercise and lost nearly 20lbs. Then I quit smoking and gained it all back. After talking to my doctor for nearly a year about the drug I decided that now was the time. I was 2 months off smoking and understood calories and regularly went to the gym. I feel as a 30 yr old I am the right group this is targeted at. I have no required special diet, am in pretty good health apart from the weight and former smoking. Now I work out for about an hour every night, some lite some heavy. Weights, core and stamina are my most important areas. I have an appointment to see my doctor in 2 weeks to reevaluate my situration. I can see how this feeling could be VERY addicitive. But I think I will be ok, I have a support structure for the gym and the drug. I told my co-workers, partner and friends about it so they keep track. It can be dangerous. But so can any drug. Not drug is 100% heck not even 80% yet we all do it. So please talk to your doctor, your friends and you family before going on this drug. The best thing I ever did was call my friend and ask for her help. We monitored my heartrate and worked through the first day issues. I hope my comment helps.
|Comment #255 by: hayhayandtaytaysmom on 29 Mar 2012, 16:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
For someone who has always been overweight, and just put it off until tomorrow, then tomorrow becomes next week and then next week becomes a year and then one day you step on the scale and it reads 299.6 your highest weight ever and you are just 31, that's a very sickening feeling. The only upside I found is that I can say I never was 300 pounds, almost but didn't quite make it. I decided a few months ago I was done being fat and miserable so, I went to the dr and asked for a diet pill. My dr prescribed phentermine and a low carb diet, I tried it for a few days and gave up once again until that day that I weighed in @ 299.6 That was my moment that I just couldn't stand myself anymore! I dug the bottle out of the cabinet and decided that I would take them religiously and do everything in my power to lose as much weight as I could before July 13, which is when I'm leaving on vacation for my anniversary. I decided low carb was just too hard to follow so I put myself on a 1200 calorie diet and in 9 days with the help of Phentermine I lost 10 pounds. Do I have side effects? YES YES YES I do. First, my head tingles, which to me is ok, because I used to take hydroxycut in highschool and I tingled all the time, to me it's a way of actually knowing that it's working. I'm NOT having headaches, or seeing things (like dogs) which I have taken this drug before and never heard of anyone doing that, I do however. have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep at night. I am moody and walking around like a zombie with the life drained out of me, I get chills, my heart races, and I jump @ noises. I have noticed that my pants are fitting better, and the scale is moving! The worst side effect that I am experiencing is dry mouth, which is extremely uncomfortable to the point I have even gotten canker sores and a sore throat and I use chapstick all the time. I drink water like I can't get enough, and yesterday I had some major heartburn. The truth is, I need the help. I'm addicted to food, and if I have to put up with a few side effects along the way I will. 10 pounds might not sound like much, but to someone who needs to lose it, it feels better then winning the lottery! Good luck everyone!
|Comment #255.1 by: burnt metab on 10 Apr 2012, 04:02 GMT|
I know what u mean when u hit 256 lbs and everything u try fails it is a great feeling to actually see the scales move in the rigjt direction. I m 215 today and want all 90 of this medication to help as much as possible. I feel if i can get to the point I have a 1 as my leading ntumber on my et that I could take it the rest of the way myself. Nothing wrong with feeling better about ur self
|Comment #255.2 by: Just An Idea on 14 May 2012, 19:32 GMT|
Have you ever though of trying Overeaters Anonymous?
|Comment #256 by: clueless on 30 Mar 2012, 01:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i have been on adipex for 9 months and now i have none and i am going through withdraw. What should i do
|Comment #256.1 by: Sparrow on 30 Mar 2012, 18:33 GMT|
Also, for dry mouth, try a humidifier. It works wonders for me! =)
|Comment #257 by: Jeff on 31 Mar 2012, 04:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
To the contrary, Phentermine affect everyone differently. If you use Phentermine and you suffer great side effect, then stop using it. But to individuals who use Phentermine, like myself, and never suffer any side affect, than buy all mean, use the drug responsibly. Most doctors require their patients to come in every two weeks for monitoring prior to prescribing the drug for the next two weeks. For those who can tolerate the drug, kodos. And for those who cannot, there are other weight loss precription medication to use.
|Comment #258 by: burnt metab on 10 Apr 2012, 03:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking phentermine for almost 2 months and have lost 26 lbs it does help give energy bit mostly it has given me a chance to alter my eating habits and get a jump start on changing my bad habits. No side effects except the dry mouth I take pain meds at night for back issues so I think that kinda equals things put and have little trouble sleeping. Although I don't feel hungry I eat small portions and snacks every fee hours. Diet is still the key the pills just help get motivated
|Comment #259 by: Grieving on 17 Apr 2012, 13:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My best friend started taking Phentermine in December 2011. Last month (March 23, 2012) she passed away in her sleep because of it. She was 35-years-old and healthy. She leaves behind a husband and 4 children ages 6 - 17.
|Comment #259.1 by: none on 27 May 2012, 03:59 GMT|
I'm sorry you lost your best friend but I have no doubt she passed away from something else. There's no scientific evidence that this drug is dangerous, It's all a conspiracy bu the billion dollar diet companies.
|Comment #260 by: Nosilla73 on 23 Apr 2012, 00:10 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I can vouch for the viscious cycle of weight loss while on Phentermine then the weight gain while off Phentermine. I went from 201lbs to 139 lbs. in 6 short months. I would get off the drugs and gain 10-15 lbs. and then get right back on them. I did this yo-yo diet back and forth for EIGHT years. What finally made me reconsider this back and forth abuse was when I developed major panic attacks, tremors, and heart palpitations. Prescription diet pills are not only addictive, but deadly!
|Comment #261 by: Kelsey on 24 Apr 2012, 00:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking Phentermine for a month and a half now and I have experienced a few minor side effects like shortness of breath but it was not unbearable to any extent. I think that people make it sound worse than it is and really everyone reacts differently to it so you shouldn't be afraid to try it out and see how your own body reacts to it. I have lost two pounds a week since I started the drug with some diet and exercise as well. I am happy with how well it works for me and I do not notice any side effects anymore so I think they must subside over time.
|Comment #262 by: Jamie on 25 Apr 2012, 19:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I had no idea what the risks were when I started taking Phentermine. A friend suggested that I try going to Malibu Medical, and after a week of taking 30mg Phentermine, I was in the ER. My vitals were all over the place, I couldn't breathe, was shaking, could feel my heart pounding through my chest, and was sweating profusely... I was told that if I didn't STOP taking the drug then I would end up having some serious problems. I am extremely disappointed; wanting this to work so badly but it's just not worth my life to lose the weight faster.. I really hope that people do some research and weigh the risks to their life before taking this drug.
|Comment #263 by: Debbie on 27 Apr 2012, 00:26 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I angry. I cna't loose weight on phentermine. I have gained weight. It hasn't done anything for me. I need something to take my mind off food and feel satisfied all the time. Maybe i need something else. I don't know.
|Comment #263.1 by: Drica on 02 May 2012, 00:20 GMT|
I am taking phentermine 30mg for almost 8 years and never have side effects but I cannot lose weight anymore and I gain some pounds, I was 140 and now I am 156 lbs, so I bought the 37.5mg for the first time and I just started it, now I am having the side effects, chest pain, angry, my heart is beating very fast and I dont know what I should do, stop or keeping take it...
And yes I am scary but in the same time I don't know if I can stop it.
|Comment #264 by: nesser on 28 Apr 2012, 14:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Taking phentermine is not a cut corners cheat. Users still have to work hard to eat the healthy food in moderation and exercise regularily. It's not a magic pill, it doesn't do the work for you. It's a small tool. The user does the work by making healthy portioned choices and stepping up to exercise.
|Comment #265 by: Dt2011 on 29 Apr 2012, 05:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I started taking Phentermine about 3 weeks ago. I went to a weight loss doctor and he also prescribed Topamax along with Phentermine. Well I didn't know much about any of the pills but decided to do some research once I started feeling the horrible side effects. The first week was pure hell. I was starving but everything made me feel sick. Even smelling food or seeing it made me sick. I freaked out when I saw that Topamax was for seizures, but it's side effect was appetite suppressing. So I stopped taking it. Now I'm just never hungry but I get really bad headaches if I don't eat, but when I do eat, I feel intense burning in my stomach and like I want to vomit. I've made it 3 weeks with this medicine, but honestly, I'm ready to call it quits. I have a headache just about every day along with being sick to my stomach. My throat closes up and I can't swallow. The left side of my chest has been hurting a lot. I get shortness of breath a lot too. It's just absolutely horrible. I initially weighed 230 and right now I weigh 213. Yes I lost weight, but I can't stand the side effects anymore. I'm quitting.
|Comment #266 by: leemo on 02 May 2012, 15:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
If used properly with diet and exercise, it is an excellent "start up." Like anything else if abused serious side effects are possible.
|Comment #267 by: Robert Firestone on 02 May 2012, 22:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I'm 27. I weighed 285 when I started taking phentermine 2 weeks ago. I am down to 272 after 15 days. I feel fine with no side effects. I take the entire pill with no problem. Each person reacts to each drug differently. It might not be for everyone. For me though it is working perfectly. I eat less per meal but eat more meals throughout the day. I walk everyday for at least 30 minutes. I drink 10 glasses of water a day. To each their own though.
|Comment #267.1 by: BAN IT on 23 May 2012, 06:11 GMT|
Two weeks does not show the LONG TERM side effects of this dangerous, killer drug - it should be banned!
|Comment #268 by: GAB on 03 May 2012, 06:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been on it for 12 months for ADHD, I do not get any of the side effects others describe, instead I eat lots, get great sleep and my head is cear and organised. It also slows me down and stops me running around like a chook wth its head cut off.
Coming off it is worse for me as now I am feeling depressed, tired , can't sleep and feel numb...
|Comment #270 by: Philly on 06 May 2012, 15:27 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking Phentermine 37.5 for 6 months. I lost 25 pounds. I am a 52 year old female. Last Thursday I passed out. When I came to myself I felt very tired. Thursday night I began having very mild chest pains. Friday morning I woke up with the fatigue, chest pains, and having episodes of feeling warm flushes. I went to the ER. I was admitted to the hospital. On Saturday morning I woke up feeling like I had a weight sitting on my chest. The tests at the hospital did not show I had a heart attack, but I found out the only test without question that shows if you have a heart condidtion is a heart cath. I am home now but have to go to a cardio specialist this week. I was on the medicine about 3 years ago and I had a similar episode. I didn't think much about it then. I do think the medicine had something to do with it.
|Comment #271 by: Fat Fk on 09 May 2012, 02:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Well lets all just weigh 299 and have a freakin heart attack instead, what is the difference, you die from a pill, yeah right. I am more likely to die from being a lard * !
|Comment #272 by: tremi on 17 May 2012, 11:16 UTC|| reply to this comment|
People should be warned that if they are using an inhaler do not take this medication. It will kill you. That is how my fiance died.
|Comment #273 by: CJ on 19 May 2012, 08:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My husband and I have been taking Phentermine under doctor supervision about 6 months. So far I have lost 30lbs and he has lost 40. We started by just taking the pill, then changed the way we eat and drink, and now by exercising regularly. Most importantly, we changed the way we think about food. We no longer live to eat, but eat to live. This pill does not make me feel energetic or cause me to lose any sleep. The only side effect I have experienced is dry mouth. I believe all the good we have gained from this pill outweighs any bad. We can now play with the kids and have become an active family. Our blood pressures and heart rates are both now in the normal range. I'm sure our risk for diabetes, heart disease, etc has greatly reduced. What we have gained is priceless.
|Comment #274 by: PrincessLea on 20 May 2012, 23:38 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking this drug for 2 months now. I only take half of a pill a day, about one hour after I wake up and it does work, you don't have to take a high dose at all. I am planning on stop taking it after the 3rd month as it is mostly recommended. After that I am going to use it every other day for a week and then every other 2 days the next week and then I will stop and see how it works. I am planning on transfferring any kind of dependence that my body has created to the drug to exercise...lots of it and not to stop eating healthy. I am thinking that the drug only helps as a jump start but you have to be able to keep going. Being overweight made me realize that my whole life has to change in order to have a healthy weight (health weight=healthy lifestyle). The drug is NOT the solution, it takes a lot more than that and hard work and I really hope to be successful! If you are having any kind of reaction to it please STOP taking it NOW, don't let it get any worse. You can do it!
|Comment #274.1 by: Kai4169 on 24 May 2012, 02:23 GMT|
I think that is a great wat to get ur body use to not taking them any more. My sister and i said we were going to do the same thing. Even though she has been taking then for 2u months and has lost 40 lbs i am only losing 5 lbs a month not sure why and im much more active then her.
|Comment #275 by: GISH on 23 May 2012, 19:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have taken this med for 2 wks. for chronic fatigue due to an underlying endocrine problem. It has given me my life back. I now have energy to fxn with the challenges day to day. B 4 I started I read these comments and decided to set some rules for myself on this med. 1) Drink lots and lots of water all day. 2) Eat a high fiber breakfast first thing in the AM. 3) Wk out for an 1 1/2 to 2 hrs 6 days a wk. 4)Eat Only high protein nutritious food in reduced portion sizes. No Junk absolutely Not! I underscore I AM Not taking this med for wt. loss but to have energy to live and fxn. I do need to lose wt. I started at 215 and after 2 wks eating nutrient dense foods I am at 204. I have had 0 side effects and on the second day after taking the med was able to fall asleep on my own for the first time in I don't know how many years. For the first time in a very long time. I am feeling as if I can cope with life, and I am praying that my Dr. will cont. this med for me long term as is appropriate for some endocrine disorders and not short term as is usual for wt. loss. I am happy with the wt. loss but my chief complaint has been incapacitating fatigue. B 4 the med I worked out, and I watched what I ate with No improvement in health this med was the missing ingredient for my health. I feel well and competent, not euphoric though. Every one is diferent and must find what works for them. I am grateful for this string of comments b/c after reading them and b/4 starting the med I formulated a plan to try and avoid the side effects of constipation, and dry mouth. Sometimes I am concerned that my Dr. will not allow me to take this med long term, but then I remember it was his suggestion for my complaint of insufficient energy for life. Those of you who pray. Please pray for me. Too much of my life has been spent languishing without strength. Genny
|Comment #276 by: Anna on 25 May 2012, 19:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Phentermine entered a life long struggle with weight 8 years ago. I use it, occasionally to pull back weight rebound. My occasional use is followed by long periods of time not using the drug; sometimes for an entire year. I’ve used it carefully and infrequently over the past 8 years as a last resort when keeping the obesity monster subdued gets overwhelming. I will admit that as I get older the weaning off process becomes more difficult but is always doable.
Monica Gaza should be satisfied that I’ve paid huge diligence of good old fashioned life style change and exercise. Let me describe it.
I lost 65 lbs 14 years ago. I lost the weight by adherence to the Atkins for life program. This is similar to what is considered a standard low glycemic diet for diabetes. I was 185 lbs, height 5’4”, hypoglycemic & the age of 38 when I started. I reached a healthy weight of 128 lbs. I’m now 52 & 145 lbs, I was able maintained a majority of my weight loss with diligence, staying on the low glycemic diet & doing 1 hour or 1 ½ hours of walking and light weight resistance training 5 days a week. With very slow weight gain year by year I combated that effect by increasing my exercise to 6 then 7 days a week. As peri-menopause began to take place at age 46 increasing the amount of time I devoted to exercise became necessary. I’ve increased to 2 to 3 hours of walking, moderate jogging & light weight training.
I’ve watched several episodes about the HBO special “Weight of the Nation” recently. Some of the documentaries candid admissions has left me with an uncomfortable epiphany. If I understand correctly, the condition which I’ve put my body in by losing the weight is why it is now necessary for me to put forth heroic efforts of time for exercise because weight reduction has diminished my metabolism & decreased my body’s ability to produce the hormone leptin, as well as increased the production of the hormone gherlin.
In these 14 years I’ve managed to keep the weight regain to 20 lbs. In the past year I’ve started to notice pain in my left knee & occasional hip pain. I’m concerned about the future. There are few people I know who have the opportunity to fit 2 ½ hours of exercise into their daily routine. I’ve done so at the expense of being able to contribute any real income to our family budget. My husband shares in this unfortunate circumstance of a wife who is chronically fatigued due to “moderate’ exercise with little time to devote to earning income of or management of our family framework.
The sad truth is the medical community, worldwide has no idea how to overcome the effect of the human body’s natural defense to starvation when food is easily obtained. Add their assumptions that you must have a certain BMI to be healthy with cultural stigmas against heavier body types and you have the foundation of what is producing the “obesity epidemic”. This circumstance has global governments salivating as one more justification to control every breathing aspect of us; the masses; who they consider the great unwashed.
I look back on the 1st 4 years of my weight loss experience as being a golden age of productiveness. I had accolades of approval because I was now a proper BMI. Initially I was prepared to pay the price of 1 hour to a 1 ½ hours of exercise per day. As I age, my joints remind me that my victory over obesity may not be able to continue for many more years. I see 2 to 3 hours of exercise per day as being something that cannot be a rest of my life solution. It’s inevitable that my weight gain of 1 ½ lbs a year will turn into 2 ½ pounds a year, by time I’m 65, I will reach my initial weight of 185 lbs. I see this as a best case scenario. I can’t emphasize how discouraging the thought of it is to have devoted so much of my life already to something that will leave me exactly where I started with years wasted “exercising” and leaving a zero sum legacy of accomplishment.
I would love for the medical community & government to get their heads out of their asses and realize that they have no answers as to how to make every person on the planet a body type that they deem acceptable and leave us all the hell alone.
|Comment #277 by: zodiaktwin on 26 May 2012, 05:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
How the "F" does this pill help you lose weight if you are at the brink of death within a week after starting the so called diet ? Even if a miracle of 1 pound a day. After 1 week of close to death experience. There is NO way you can lose any more than 5-7 lbs. and actuallygo beyond that point without being an actual junkie to actually be able to survive the consequences of this drug.
|Comment #278 by: shonnalynn on 26 May 2012, 22:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i took this pill 2 seperate time the first time i lost 30 pounds in 5 weeks the second time, 3 yrs later i lost 22 pounds in 2 months.i never had any side effects,i felt great lots of energy i still ate and slept.the only down fall is i gained the weight back and a little more i am considering going back to the doc to get them again.
|Comment #279 by: none on 27 May 2012, 03:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
A bunch of baloney. If it's so dangerous why don't they outlaw presribing onycoton, hydrocodone and all the other myriad of drugs that people actually die from. Myself and many of my friends have taken phentermine for years happily before the FDA decided to make it IMPOSSIBLE to get by scaring health professionals. It's all a conspiracy by all the diet companies because they know they'll lose money. Phen Fen was the biggest conspiracy ever. If someone can just pop a pill and successfully lose weight why would they do it the hard/expensive way? I have personal information from one of the top cardiologists in the country who happened to be dating my friend at the time. He confirmed he had been approached by several interested "parties" with medical records and charts of patients who had taken Phen Fen and he never once found evidence of damage or disease to the heart or anywhere else. Phen Fen was the MAGIC PILL. I don't care what you say, you're probably part of the scam too. There will NEVER be another magic pill cause the billion dollar greedy diet industry won't allow it to happen, too much at stake for them.
|Comment #279.1 by: ChargerGirl10 on 11 Jun 2012, 12:36 GMT|
I agree, it is a "Magic Pill!" I lost 100 lbs in 6 months two years ago and since gained about 40 back.. I'm taking them again (for only a few days now) and I've already lost a few pounds! The first time I took them the side effects were a little scary (fast heartrate, cotton mouth, jittery feeling, etc.), but it's pretty much speed and that's to be expected, Duh! This time the effects are there, just not as bad, or else I'm just used to them. I don't think about eating ALL DAY.. I'll add that you do grow used to the pills after a while. Soon after I had lost that 100 lbs I stopped getting the full effect of the Adipex. That's when I stopped, also I was getting the Lipo/B12 shots weekly which are GREAT! I am getting these shots again now.
I'm sure thes pills affect everyone differently, I have a friend who tried them and they had no effect at all on her.
For those like me who REALLY want to loose weight and fast, here's what I do...
I'm a coffee drinker, cream and sugar, so that's my breakfast being that my coffee comes up to around 400 calories!
Recently, I started the Body By Vi (Visalus) shakes made with almond milk- I have one of those around 2 in the evening, that's 130 calories -these are full of vitamins you need
That's usually it unless I start feeling really hungry before bed and I may have an apple and 1/2 cup of almond milk (apple 60 cal.-1/2 c almond milk 20 cal)
I want to stay around 500 calories a day.. I know, this is not healthy, but if you want to loose fast you have to cut calories WAY back. When I get to my goal I am thinking about continuing the meal replacement shakes and of course, stopping the Adipex.
I will add it is hard coming off these pills, they are habbit forming and someone ask about smoking more on them and I do!
|Comment #280 by: sandra on 28 May 2012, 18:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Ive been using phentarmine and have had back problems.
|Comment #281 by: judy c on 29 May 2012, 23:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
hi been taking this phentermine pills for 2 half months and i loss 32 pounds and i feel great may 2012
|Comment #282 by: PS on 30 May 2012, 05:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My friend passed away last year from this drug. He was a healthy guy who wanted to lose just a few pounds, so his doctor prescribed one pill per day for about a month. One day his family came home and found him on the floor not breathing. They later found out that the drug caused his heart to stop beating. True story, stop taking the drug before this happens to you!
|Comment #283 by: favored_1 on 07 Jun 2012, 18:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My Dr. prescribed 1/2 tablet to me because I was worried about taking the full dose. So they gave me the higher dose pills with the instructions of cutting them in half yes they are time release. I am a little moody on them but mostly I have noticed how relaxed I feel and tired. I yawn constantly.
|Comment #284 by: Tammie on 10 Jun 2012, 21:57 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hi , I really appreciate the information and honesty about this medication. I have a relative who is taking phentermine. She started taking it when she was only a whopping 184 lbs. She currently weighs 165 and she takes it continuously in my opinion for no reason. She is not obese and to make matters worse, she was once a regular cocaine user who now says that she only does it "every now and then", which i do not believe. The doctor she says she gets it from, practices medicine in Savannah Georgia and he gives her 3 months of refills each time she visits him. I wish there were something I could do or tell her that would stop her from taking this ticking time bomb she is putting into her body.
|Comment #285 by: billmasters71 on 11 Jun 2012, 10:18 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I took Phentermine a year ago for 3 months and lost 40 pounds. I stopped only because it stopped working. When I stopped, I stopped just like that, no side effects, no lingering addiction. I never had chest pains or headaches. About the only thing from this article that I actually did have is extra energy and some bouts of insomnia. Over the counter sleeping pills took care of that. I felt quite comfortable taking Phentermine because its been around for 50 years and is still on the market. A year later I decided to take it again for a couple months to push my weight loss even further. Still no problems with it. Still works great.
|Comment #285.1 by: raven on 13 Jun 2012, 01:42 GMT|
Befor taking phentermine i was prescribed concerta a form od add /adhd medice comparative to things like ritalin or adderall, because a friend of mine was having terrible side affects with the drug phentermine and didnt want to take it i decided id try it. i stopped taking concerta for two weeks to let myself get off of it befor taking another stimulant such as the phentermine. When i started the phentermine i didnt notice any side affects and still havent other than im losing weight i was at 285 and am now at 230 in 2 weeks time and still going down. Im 17 and have battled with my weight since i was 12 id lose then gain right back while still dieting just never had the self diciplin and theres also some personal experiences that are factors of that as well. i notice the phentermine makes me alert and focused just like the concerta there both the same mg wich is 30 i take phentermine once a day in the morning just like i did the concerta and its given me the exact same effect just with more weightloss. i really love it and im glad that its helping me get a grip on my weight. i can actually say no to food and i dont feel so dependent on it/. sometimes the cravings still come to me but i just drink a glass of water. phentermine is highly addictive i will also say i dont feel as if im chemically dependent but as a teenager in highschool ive obviously heard of this drug and i know individuals that abuse it and it makes them stay awake all night and day. i however love it one of the biggest fears of my life was becoming diabetic like my mother who a week befor going on dialisis had gastrict bypass surgury wich saved her life. However i was obviously never taught how to eat right and i am now pre diabetic with high blood pressure and phentermine is really working wonders for me. Ive actually been so happy that ill be at a healthy weight soon i get emotional thinking about it. Lets face it. It sucks being fat. Being Fat will kill you just as the side affects of this medicine will. My advice dont take it without a doctors prescription or your used to taking prescribed stimulants and actually benefit from them. i dont feel a rush of increased heart rate when i pop the phentermine pill but suprisingly when i would take my concerta i would immediately feel it start to work. so is it good or bad? probabaly neither. But it works. and like i said. nobody wants to be fat.
|Comment #286 by: Sierra on 13 Jun 2012, 05:37 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have struggled with binge-eating disorder for almost 4 years now. I went from 140 pounds to 360 pounds. I tried every diet. I tried therapy and medication to lose the weight, but I would always lose 10-15 pounds and crash and gain it back. My doctor prescribed me Phentermine 37.5 about 6 weeks ago. I have lost 17 pounds. I'm glad I gave this medication a chance but I do have some side effects. I definitely have hardly no appetite. Most of the time I have to force myself to eat. It gives me great energy but it makes me sweat so much! When I'm at work the sweat just pours out of me it seems like. But my boss has been very pleased with my work lately. I probably have 1 or 2 mood swings a week where I'm happy most of the time and then I suddenly become really depressed and cry for probably 10-15 minutes and then I'm happy again. I have had no chest pain and no fast heartbeat, I have noticed I don't sleep as well as I used to.
There are a lot of scary comments on this page, the only thing I can say is just weigh your options. For me the benefits outweigh the side effects. I'm sure I will be much healthier taking this medication than continuing to gain weight until I can't even get out of my own bed anymore. I don't want to lose weight for vanity. I'm tired of being sore everyday. I'm tired of my feet hurting. And I want to live a long healthy life and I know to do that I have to lose the weight.
Just be smart with this medication. My doctor told me to not take it for more than 3 months at a time. And I am going to do just that. I am not in a hurry to drop the weight. If it take me several years, thats fine, its better than gaining weight.
|Comment #287 by: Ro on 14 Jun 2012, 18:18 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've been on phentermine for about a week now and have no bad side effects except dry mouth and the very first day I felt jittery but other than that I think its great. It does not make me starve myself I man any adult knows they have to eat. Phentermine is working for me because it helps with portion control especially when eating out , any drug can be dangerous when used wrong , Phentermine should only be used for people who are very over weight not for cosmetic weight loss. yes it calms your appetite but its impossible to make you stop eating!! Bottom line you know you have to eat throughout the day you just won't eat as much because u will feel satisfied sooner. It's like alcohol, use responsibly!!!
|Comment #288 by: Epp on 18 Jun 2012, 01:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have used phentermine on and off safely for the last 2 years , whenever I want to shed a few pounds. It works better than anything out there. All the horrible side effects I'm reading about here I seriously doubt were caused by phentermine. These are extreme stories probably caused by underlying issues. Phentermine does not cause suicide or make you think your shirt is a dog. If you start with 1/2 the dose and slowly build up you will give your body time to adjust and wont exp much of anything except loss of appetite.
|Comment #289 by: nikki on 18 Jun 2012, 05:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The dr gave me this drug could not belive the side affects ! I did not take it went on a 5oo cal diet an i was 288 im on my 1st week lost 5lbs did not need this medicine for breakfast coffee or tea lunch starwberies 10 tuna or chicken as big has the palm of your hand one veggie salad ,tomatoes,ext it works great for a snack i have to have something sweet i blend starwberries up with ice an sweetner i tsp of milk make a good icecream try it!
|Comment #290 by: Wench on 18 Jun 2012, 10:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Off the wall question... do you think that somebody who was a long-term methamphetamine/cocaine user would possibly not feel the affects of this medication because the part of their brain/central nervous system that this drug effects has been either destroyed or overstimulated? Is that possible?
|Comment #291 by: R. on 21 Jun 2012, 07:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My fiancée and I got engaged last September and set our date for this September. We were both at our ideal weight when we met but through the years slowly put on the pounds. We both knew we wanted to lose that weight before the wedding and that we had time to change our eating habits and start exercising more and we did. It took us a while and we lost some weight, then the stress of planning for our large wedding kicked in and I noticed we were not eating as healthy or exercising as much. A close friend of my fiancee told him about phentermine and how it helped him lose weight so we decided to give it a try.
My fiancée experienced very little side effects, I on the other hand wasn't so lucky. When I first started taking the pill I had a slightly heavy feeling and tightness in my chest, sometimes it would almost feel like a flutter. I also felt extremely restless. I am a night owl by nature and the phentermine kept me up until 3, 4, sometimes 5 in the morning. I would finally get drowsy and then have to wake up in an hour or two to get ready for work. I would get up and take my pill in the morning and not be tired all day but after a week of this I knew my body was sleep deprived even though I didn't "feel" tired. I felt speedy like I was on fast forward. I could not help yapping away to coworkers, friends and family and had to tell my self to shut up and stop talking so much and so fast. I would gulp down water for my dry mouth and then have to pee way more times than I was used to a day.
By the end of the first week I was wondering if it was worth it but I decided to give it another week to see how I felt. By the second week I felt much better. It still kept me awake at night but not nearly as much as it did the first week. I also lost the tight feeling in my chest, which had worried me the most.
I wanted to write this because yes, I did experience some adverse side effects when I started taking the phentermine but they diminished over time and for me it was worth it. I have lost a significant amount of weight and am very happy with my progress. I know it's not something I will be on long term but it kick started my weight loss at a time when I was struggling, stressed and having a hard time doing it by myself.
Everyone is different and may experience different side effects. It all boils down to you, how you feel and ultimately what's best for you.
|Comment #291.1 by: noniK on 21 Sep 2012, 12:41 GMT|
Hi so how did the rest of your weightloss go..? Today is my second day on it and i started feeling the heaviness in my chest and im wondering whether to abandon immediately or give myself a few more days.
|Comment #292 by: bw on 22 Jun 2012, 05:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This is my second time around taking Phentermine. The first time I took it I had lots of energy and lost weight. It's been almost 2 weeks since I've been back on it. I have extremely painful headaches, leg cramps and jittery. Although I know if I exercise more these symptoms may go away, I just don't have the motivation to get up and move around like I used too. I have 3 children and a very supportive husband who is away alot due to work. I have felt myself becoming very depressed very fast (in a short period of time). It scares me to think of the mood swings I have around my kids. I cry more than I smile and at times have thoughts of suicide. I have lost 16 lbs since I started back on them (almost 2 weeks) and I know that is too much too fast. Like I said first time around it was great and they worked fine but after I got off of them I gained 45 lbs in a 6 month period. Second time around is not working for me so I think I'll stop taking them now. I thought I was going crazy until I found this site and read some of your comments, then I was relieved to find out I was not alone. I would also like to say to everyone (taking phen or "NOT") good luck on achieving your weight loss goals.
|Comment #293 by: Jill from Minnesota on 22 Jun 2012, 17:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I started phentermine about 16 months ago, was on it for almost a year. In that time I lost 116lbs. I changed my diet, became active. Mostly walking and jogging. I did have the most common side effects. Dry mouth was the one that became annoying! How ever the only thing that would make it any better was drinking water. And Water is obviously very good for you! The dizziness, chest palpitations were there how ever became less prominent after about 2 months. I did have more energy, and I did have slight mood changes. But no more than a woman who was having PMS.
This article brings up very good points. This is not a drug that is to be taken lightly. I was in constant contact with my doctor. Regular visits to see my progress, and when I decided it was time to get off of it, we decided to ween off. This was there would be less withdrawal. I stopped taking it and I gained back 4 lbs in 6 months. I do recognize I am hungrier. How ever the fact remains to me that its will power. I still walk and jog.
I believe for me and so many others that this is some that works. Not saying that every one will benefit or should take. But I am a real Woman who turned 30 and lives in Minnesota. Who has 3 kids. I am a success with phentermine. I am a success with out it as well! To all those who struggle with weight loss...you can do it as I did! With or with out phentermine, being healthy is the most important thing!
|Comment #294 by: Nine on 27 Jun 2012, 19:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This article rings true for me. I've been seeing a bariatric doctor and was able to successfully lose weight. I lost 30 lbs. However, I have a stressful job, work late, had trouble sleeping and after a year of travel (1.5 hours one way) to the doctor at $100/visit, I quit for awhile. My weight creeped up but only 10 lbs. I started back when I could afford it and was scared by the relapsed weight gain. My bariatric doctor got defensive when I mentioned that another doctor told me that after awhile, the effects diminish. I think she had a false read on my last blood test (fasting vs. non fasting), so when she tried to put me on a starvation diet, during the most stressful part of my job, I quit. I also got tired of protein shakes... So, although I had some "jitters", I had no other side effects. Still, the weight loss was so easy in the beginning, then it plateaued. I am going to get another doctor's opinion. Thank you.
|Comment #294.1 by: rachmn on 30 Jun 2012, 02:10 GMT|
do you know if this diet pill helps with food cravings?
|Comment #295 by: rach on 29 Jun 2012, 22:27 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Im 24 female and getting married in 4 months and want to lose 37 ibs im getting nervouse because i keep failing on my diets due to cravings not hunger . I have been researching this diet pill phem. and want to know if anyone knows if it helps with cravings because hunger is not my issue if it dosent help with cravings then its no point in taking it for me cas i have a diet plan that works for me i lose on it dnt feel hungry just the cravings is what messes up my weight loss . Also does any one know a legit place online to buy it I dont have health insurance till im married so cant go to a dr.
|Comment #295.1 by: Say NO on 21 Jul 2012, 21:29 GMT|
Don't do it.... dont take the pill. Just go to the gym and eat right and push through it. Please don't take it. I took it for 3 months. I'm 28. I too am getting married in May of 2013. I now have congestive heart failure. He'll love you, regardless of your size. Lose your weight the safe way. I wish I had.
|Comment #296 by: rachmn on 30 Jun 2012, 02:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am a 24 yr old female and getting married in 4 month and have 37 ibs to lose till my goal weight. Theres one big set back for me food craving.I have a diet plan that im not hungry on and lose but then the cravings come and i eat all the wrong foods. I have been researching this diet pill called phentermine as a possibility to get to my goal weight. Im trying to find some response if this diet pill helps reduce food cravings????
|Comment #297 by: fran on 01 Jul 2012, 03:16 UTC|| reply to this comment|
In the second sentence, you use the word "wreck" when you meant to say "wreak."
|Comment #298 by: yourpantsareonfire on 02 Jul 2012, 02:03 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been on this drug for 2 months. I've lost 20 lbs and feel terrific. For the first 2 days the pill gave me a little nervous charge of energy about half an hour after I'd take it, but those feelings subsided. I've had no other side effects and really love how this Rx has worked for me. NOTE: Anyone who buys Rx drugs from strange countries online that they don't even have a prescription for is a drug addict and will likely meet the typical fate. Don't say this drug is awful and will kill you, because that's just not true when it's used properly and as it's intended.
|Comment #299 by: Allan on 09 Jul 2012, 18:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I was on this pill for one week and then in the hospital for the 2nd week. I have high blood pressure and should have never been given this. I went into the hospital with atrilafribulation (fast and irregular heart beat). The head phiscian over the hospital overseening me said " this was the cause of my heart problems and gett off it immediately. It took one week to get this out of my system. I've been put on blood thinners and might bee for the rest of my life. It appears I have no rights or recouse against the doctor that perscribed this for me. I'm coming out of it just fime except for the HUGE medical bills I have for the 7 days I was admitted to the hospital and all those test. I would not recomend this drug for anyone. The risk is not worth it. My heart rate was irregular rangeing from 200 beats down to 23 beats. Allan
|Comment #300 by: Hathor on 10 Jul 2012, 23:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been on Phentermine for 11 weeks. My doctor is both a general practitioner and weight loss specialist. She is VERY strict about her patients on phentermine to help keep them safe. She does a full work up before she will let you start. We're talking blood-work, EKG, physical, the works. Once you're on, you are required to have a followup every 4 weeks. If you miss one appointment (of course it's acceptable if you have to call and reschedule for a different day in the same week) you are done. She will not ever allow you back on. The prescriptions she writes have no refills, so if you miss an appointment, you won't have enough left to wean off to avoid possible withdrawal symptoms. She is also very strict about the length of time you may be on the phentermine plan. 90 days is it. Then you must be off for 6 months at minimum. While you are on the phentermine, she stresses the importance of developing healthier eating programs and an exercise regimen. She is flat out honest. All people are different. Some people may lose weight on the pill and maintain their eating and exercise programs when they go off but stop losing weight. She stresses that this is okay. For me, the biggest reason I started taking it was my history with dieting. I have had some very bad food habits for most of my life. The 3 months of phentermine has given me the chance to develop new habits. Personally, I am very pleased with the 23 pounds I have lost, but I realize that half of that is water weight. If I can simply maintain my current weight for the next 6 months, I will be happy. I have never managed to maintain weight loss for longer than 2 months. If I manage to continue to lose, I won't go back on the phentermine, and my doctor will be overjoyed to NOT write the prescription.
Most OTC medicine can kill you if you don't follow the dosage instructions. Yes, there are higher risks with this medication. That's why I agree that it should be by prescription only. But for people like me who need a kick in the pants to get weight loss started, this medication really helps. Overall, it has a very low instance of side effects. If the 3 month limit is adhered to and weaning is done properly, addiction and withdrawal are minimal as well. It's really hard to learn to change your eating habits when you are hungry. Much easier when the amount of food you SHOULD eat fills you up.
|Comment #300.1 by: Say NO on 21 Jul 2012, 21:26 GMT|
I'm glad to hear you have a good doctor. I was taking Phentermine for three months and now I have congestive heart failure. I'm 28 years old and several of the doctors in the hospital told me I was no longer allowed to take this drug. I REALLY don't think people should take it. It did help me but I'd much rather push through it myself than have CHF. It's something to think about....
|Comment #301 by: trickc on 11 Jul 2012, 17:57 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I took Phentermine for 3 months and I lost over 35 pounds. I had not one side effect and to be honest I really didnt feel any different, except not hungry, while on it. It is a wonderful appetite suppressant and a great way to kick start your weight loss. My doctor had previously prescribed Topomax for me to lose weight and it did absolutely nothing except make me dopey and forgetful. Phentermine for me has been a wonderful blessing. I was already eating very healthy before I started taking it but I could not lose more than 10 pounds. I had cut out all sweets and red meats and I was eating veggies and fruit and drinking gallons of water. Not until I started the phentermine, did I start to shed the weight. I was 206 before phentermine and now I weigh 164. I am having no difficulty keeping the weight off and I am actually continuing to lose. The drug can only be taken for 3 months and I am now 2 months outside of that. Miracle weight loss pill if you ask me. All drugs have side effects for each person differently. If you take something and you cant deal with the side effects then stop taking it. I would at least try to get Phentermine if your Dr. will prescribe it. You only have weight to lose!!
|Comment #302 by: JenLynnAsh on 12 Jul 2012, 21:15 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've been taking this drug since March of 2012, I weighed in at 296 when I started taking it, I am now down to 249 and still dropping. This drug hasn't killed my appitite at all, it has only curbed it. I have had no side effects other lthen weightloss. You can't claim that this drug is "killer." without personally taking it yourself.
|Comment #303 by: lacey on 17 Jul 2012, 01:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i love it but it makes me so irritable ?? is there a nerve pill i can add to it to make me less stressed and irritated all the time>??
|Comment #303.1 by: De on 11 Aug 2012, 03:19 GMT|
Lacy you may want to talk to your doctor to see what your next course of action shoud be.
|Comment #304 by: leyla123 on 19 Jul 2012, 10:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
im taking them the doctor at the slimming shop sold them to me i weigh 9 stone and im 5 ft 2 i dont think he should have given them to me but hey * i be nice and slim for this wedding comeing up lol
|Comment #305 by: red on 22 Jul 2012, 04:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I started taking 37.5 white/blue phentermine 5 days ago. I've already lost 9 pounds. The first day I did feel like I was on speed, I had an amazing supply of energy and I was almost euphoric all day. Do not drink coffee or caffeine as it will cause a jittery feeling. The worst side effect I have is dry mouth and it is hard for me to finally get to sleep. I have NO appetite whatsoever.
|Comment #306 by: bri on 27 Jul 2012, 04:46 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been on phentermine for three weeks I take my pill early in the a.m . I am not had any side effects..im on a 1800 cal diet. I feel great. So I will continue taking my diet pill.
|Comment #307 by: Nothingbad on 28 Jul 2012, 16:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've been on phentermine 30 mg for a month and I lost 10 lbs, I work out 3-6 times a week, eat carefully, high protein. Other than my excess weight, I have no other health problems. I am taking this to jump start a healthy lifestyle and avoid weight loss surgery. My weight will kill me and surgery is drastic, is rather give this a shot.
|Comment #308 by: jen on 29 Jul 2012, 05:39 UTC|| reply to this comment|
this was my first time taking phen and i took half at 8am and waited about a hour and a half and nothing was happening so i called the doctor and they advised me to take the other half. so i did and i was really hyped up and i feel like no matter how much water i drink my thirst is never quenched and my throat is so dry its as if it wants to close. then i was sitting perfectly calm and placed my hand over my chest and my heart was beating so hard i was concerned im almost afraid to go to sleep.
|Comment #309 by: Librad929 on 02 Aug 2012, 18:30 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I'm 48 yrs old female. I am 10 yrs post gastric bypass, starting weight was 525lbs. I lost 285 lbs due to the gastric bypass. The last two years I regained 55 lbs, due to my thyroidectomy. I've been on phentermine 15mgs once a day for the last 15 days, and have lost 24lbs so far. Very little bad side effects for me. One good side effect, at least for me, is increase in energy. I really needed that boost and felt like that was missing since I've had my thyroidectomy. I think 24lbs in 15 days is alot of weight, I sincerely doubt this pace will keep up.
|Comment #310 by: Dani999 on 11 Aug 2012, 11:30 UTC|| reply to this comment|
how many would it take to kill someone? im just afraid for friends that over take them:*(
|Comment #311 by: katerina on 11 Aug 2012, 18:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking phentermine, W and W/out prescription. I started by end of December 2011, I was 200lb 5.10. I have very thin bones, so most of it was fat. My energy level was low, I felt insecure, I didn't enjoy looking in a mirror, I looked like a tall balloon. my self confidence was really low. I am describing all this for people to get an idea, what does it mean to feel this way. I worked office job sitting all day and I was in school, other times I just studied and I didn't really care to go out with friends because I felt ugly and judged. I tried everything, I just couldn't continue work outs, call me lazy...and surprisingly with work outs I would gain wait, instead of loosing.
Long story short... with phentermine I lost 20lb first month, after this I took easy, really focused on eating right... and guess what I have cravings for now? grilled chicken salad... yogurt_because I started eating those things, while still taking phentermine, after first month I have been losing 4-5 lbs (once I even did3lb) a month. now I am 167lb, after 6-7 months I feel good, I wear size10 and 8, I am out of school and yes, I think looking like this, and feeling so much happier I will find a better job. I walk more, I signed up for fitness program, I am getting off of phentermine taking half a day and skipping a day. EVERYTHING WE DO IN A LIFE CAN DAMAGE OUR HEALTH IF NOT USED SMART. I used phentermine smart way, I wish to get down to 160lb perfect wait for someone with my body structure. But now I can do it myself. So, please disregard negative comments before hand. If you feel like starving start with a half pill, and decrease dosage... It really worked for me... I regret going little overboard during the first month, so start with half pill a day... and make sure it healthy... count calories... yogurt...natural juices, fruits!!! chicken breast... turkey... 1 piece of a dark wheat brad, you can have ice cream once in a week... plan your indulgences... have options...
|Comment #312 by: kido on 14 Aug 2012, 14:42 UTC|| reply to this comment|
it is good to get started and lose the weight. Actually, you can still eat healthy foods at the same time. You must. The weight still comes off, and you must exercise, which helps alot. After awhile, you have a lifestyle that is good, and you eat right and exercise and the weight will stay off.
|Comment #313 by: ReadAbOOK on 17 Aug 2012, 03:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Bahaha they are saying they are seeing DOGS hahahaha It's not a hallucinogenic you all sound silly... Maybe you were phychotic be for and didn't realize it... haha
|Comment #314 by: veronicamodi on 18 Aug 2012, 01:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I used phentermeine for a year back in 2010. Today it's 2012, and I kept the weight off so far for 2 yrs. I went from being a size 18 to a size 7 - 8. From my weight back in 2010 of 185 lbs., to be 140 lbs., today. I don't take anymore the pill. I took it for a year. It works. It is true however that originally took my sleep away and I felt' a bit 'light headed'. About 3 weeks later, I was able to sleep okay and felt normal. I am a grounded person and didn't suffer of 'mood swings'. HOWEVER It is true that it took a bit for my body to get adjusted to it.
|Comment #315 by: jamaicantrini on 27 Aug 2012, 22:02 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i was 260 lbs. now I'm 233 lbs. :-) Well i started first with herbal life and lost 18 lbs and threshold for 2 months, so I decided to try this diet tablet in about 4-5 weeks I lost 9 lbs. I am happy so far. I have not had any major side effects other than I need to sleep constantly & the dry mouth. I love drinking water so that was not a problem for me. I need to loose 33 more pounds and I will feel better.
|Comment #316 by: Sin on 04 Sep 2012, 19:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I lost so much weight the first 3 days I was over excited But I had no desire to touch look or smell food I had not eaten in 4 days and I was happy I was hyper and cleaned parts of the house that set for a while and I was working out the way I wanted to for hours I was barley sleeping but I got 3 to 4 hours of sleep every night and when I woke up i didnt feel like I was tired I was up all over again ready to work out My family keeps asking me am I ok They say I've changed daily routines that I dont think I changed My Fiance says I look as if I am high and addicted after 4 days. He says I'm mean and stand offish but I feel happy until today the 5th day I am having a hard time breathing and I am not hungry but I'm being made to eat before I pass out and I dont want to eat because I always wanted to cut back on food, this pill Phteremine took my entire brain over and made food my enemy I know it's not healthy but I still want to take it I dont want an apetite. I stopped taking the pill today on my 5th day now I'm dragging tired and my head has been hurting all day long, my body achs from the hard workouts and I still dont want to eat. I am choosing to quit and go natural I dont want to die to be thin. Thanks to this Board Adverstisment
|Comment #317 by: Gatita23 on 10 Sep 2012, 19:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have taken this med about 5 times within the last 9years and have only had to use them for about 5months - excrising and dieting i lost the weight i needed in order to reach my goal - i had minor side affects and to be honest it is my own fault! the side affects i had were due to lack of protien I would cut my pills in 1/2 and that works great for me and my doc said it was fine to do so but where many of us taking these pills go wrong is we simply choose not to eat or not consume enough protien and take a multi vitamin - if you start feeling dizzy it is due to a drop in your protien levels if you can not sleep it is because it is taken late in the day (morning is best) if you do not work our enough you will feel nervous energy and jumpy - people we are at fault of most of our side affects YES! i knowmeds cause different reactions in people BUT! truely you need to do more homework before taking any pill and spend more time chatting with your doctor make sure they are testing you and seeing your protien levels if they drop you need to change your eating pattern or yes this can kill you lack of protien can cause you kindney issues or even heart failure but that is do the meds fault it is ours for taken advatage of meds and choosing to not eat at all in order to loose weight faster
|Comment #318 by: JennG on 14 Sep 2012, 03:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Phentermine is a temporary medication. For those of you on this for more than 12-16 weeks, I would love to know who your Dr is because that is complete insanity. The side effects will vary from person to person. I have been taking this for 3 weeks now (just about) and I am down up to 10 pounds. It fluctuates with water and food and how much I eat. The days I go down a lot, I know I did not eat enough. If I am jittery, it means I have had something I should not have had (I had a soda one day to help with the caffeine headaches and that was a horrible idea). This is NOT a magic pill. This is NOT a permanent medication. If you are getting migraines, you are dehydrated, if you are getting dizzy, you are starving your body. If you are not getting enough exercise, you will experience more of the restlessness and insomnia. I have studied this pill before I started taking it. I am about 45 pounds overweight and it is rising all the time. I have one kidney as I lost the other to cancer 6 years ago. However, the weight gain I was going through was not traceable to anything. I was dieting (eating 1500 calories a day) and exercising up to 9 hours a week. Gaining almost 20 pounds in 4 months is not normal. For those that are severely obese, this is not a health plan. This is a metabolism booster. It is not meant to be a way of life. For those that are on this over and over or for more months than recommended or years at a time....I happen to think your Dr's are the dumbest Dr's of all. I don't even see how they are still practicing. If you are on this pill for longer than 12-16 weeks, your body will get used to it and you will plateau and your addiction for this med is going to be or has to be over the top. You are also putting yourself at risk for a lot of other issues. I am reading these comments and I am seeing people say that they will take the side effects because they would rather die skinny than fat or you are going to die anyway. REALLY?? I thought the whole idea of losing weight, was to be healthier so that you can live longer? I have never read such retarded comments in my life. If you are that into dying and don't care about your body....then why are you on this pill? Why are you trying to save yourself to die? You do realize that heart issues are not something that happens gradually all the time. Sometimes you just have a heart attack. Out of the blue. And you die. This is not how you make yourself healthier. If you need the boost and are working at maintaining it for when you get off the pill then kudos to you. For those that are on this medication as a lifestyle, I think you would do best to get help in another area of the body...there are mental health facilities all over the world. The medicine is meant to be taken at once, not in half as it is a timed release pill. You should be taking this half an hour BEFORE you eat so the pill can start to work and you feel full faster without getting to the point of satiety. If you are having a lot of issues with this medication, talk to your Dr immediately. If you are having some of the side effects talk to your Dr. Maybe you need to take this with food and not on an empty stomach. Otherwise, exercise no later than by evening to release your energy, drink plenty of water and for Gods sake, eat at least 1200-1500 calories a day. ESPECIALLY if you are working out as well. Your body needs food for energy. Otherwise, it is going to store all that you are eating as fat to prevent starvation. The BEST way to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight is to eat every 2-2.5 hours at about 200 calories each time. This keeps your metabolism moving so when you are off the pills, your body is ready and prepared to take over independently without the pills. If you are experiencing heavy mood swings and anger, make sure to talk to your Dr AFTER you stop taking the pills. Let him/her see if you need the lighter dose or if you just cannot have them at all. For the one person taking them twice a day....I would talk to the medical board in my area because that should NEVER be allowed due to the complications with taking just one pill. I know this is coming off very mean, but wow people. I would rather be overweight working my * off to not be than DEAD because I took a pill. Your LIFE is more important than your looks. Best of luck to you all. Remember to love yourself first and foremost because if you don't love you....no one else will ever be able to either!
|Comment #318.1 by: terri on 28 Oct 2012, 06:39 GMT|
I agree!! FINALLY somebody that shares the same opinion as myself! Thank you! I was on phentermine back in 1999-2000 and had great success. I kept off the weight til about 2010 and I know it's from a myriad of reasons. Now all these years later I'm considering it again. I didn't have the internet then as a resource so I'm enjoying going to different sites and getting lots of views. The one thing I have determined from reading all these comments is that I will keep up my research a bit longer. I just wanted to thank you fro bringing a little common sense to the arena.
|Comment #318.2 by: Lisa Marie on 22 Nov 2012, 09:28 GMT|
Hi JennG! Your comment was great!! I'd like to know who they have for Doctors also!! My Dr. only gave it to me because I had quit smoking and was gaining weight. He told me I could only have 30mg 1x daily for three months, and never again would he prescribe it to me. LOL, he made it very clear that this was my one and only chance to help jump start my weight loss and get into a healthy routine of exercise and eating right. Thank you for an honest, intelligent comment!
|Comment #319 by: sully on 15 Sep 2012, 18:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think it can be a good kick start, especially if you don't have any energy. The key is to practice a healthy lifestyle in combination with phentermine so that you won't gain weight back when you quit taking it, and by then, you have developed some healthy habits.
|Comment #319.1 by: lala on 18 Sep 2012, 08:07 GMT|
There is no trick to taking this table right. I was a model and took this tablet everytime I needed to loose weight not considering what it was doing to my insides. This tablet mad me so ill, my hair and skin went dry, I had palputations and my mood swings were crazy. I have now been diognossed with under active thyroid and have put 4 stone on, I also suffer with chest pain. DONT TAKE THIS TABLET you will pile the weight on once you stop taking it.... just exercise and eat healthy its the only way to keep the weight off.
|Comment #320 by: provoter on 20 Sep 2012, 17:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Phentermine has worked very well for me. In the last 8 months I have lost ~ 80 lbs. In addition to taking Phentermine, I also stopped drinking soda and pretty much anything other then water and occasionally orange juice. I've also starting eating more fruit and vegetables. The phentermine has helped me to stop eating snacks, reduce portion sizes and to rarely have cravings. Because I broke my hip years ago playing collage football, I can't exercise much, but the weight loss thing really snowballs once you start loosing. The more you loose the better you feel and the more you want to try to do. The only side effect I have had is being thirsty for the first couple hours after I take the pill, but after time that lessened and really who cares, it made me drink more water.
|Comment #321 by: provoter on 20 Sep 2012, 17:37 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have an addition to my first comment where I told how great phentermine has worked for me. A few years ago I tried phentermine and I expected it to do all the work. When it didn't and I was not totally honest with the DR, he prescribed a second dose in the afternoon and I was taking it too late in the day and it was keeping me awake at night. As I said in my first comment, this time I'm working with the phentermine and it's been an amazing help.
|Comment #322 by: Gggggg on 23 Sep 2012, 12:39 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Helped me lose a lot of weight, only thing is that it was hard for me to go to sleep, other than that it's fine, for me!
|Comment #323 by: Loving Husband on 03 Oct 2012, 18:11 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I will start by saying for those of you that are NOT experiencing side effects good for you. I have a beautiful wife and two beautiful children. She has been the woman of my dreams and we have been married for eight wonderful years. No not everyone has experienced side effects but my wife has. The tension that this pill has created in our marriage every time she has been on it has almost caused seperation everytime. I have expressed my concern to her about it while she both has been on them and prior to her going back on them. Like I am seeing in multiple comments this pill is very addictive. You see that it works and makes you loose drastic amounts of weight however in quite a few cases from what I have read there are several cases in which you can not see the negative impact it plays on your lives. My wife is not the only woman that has not been able to see it. I also have very close friends that have not been able to see it until it has almost been to late. The reason I post this now is my wife and I are at the divorce and sperated stage again. I fear that this is the end of our marriage. The mood swings and lack of emotions that she is experiencing has become the devastation to our wonderful family. She has changed towards our children, towards me, and towards friends and family. I have no answers on how to stop this but like many others I have read about it has now destroyed my marriage as well. When she is not on this pill we have a wonderful marriage and over the last five years each time she has started taking them it has become worse. It is a hard thing to swallow when you are loosing your entire life over a little addiction. Or maybe its not so little????
|Comment #324 by: Chickman on 09 Oct 2012, 00:50 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I completely appreciate the whole side effects aspect of this pill, suppose some people are just unluck, abusing it is probably totally wrong, I am 18 and I take one 15mg pill after a filling breakfast, I was prescribed by a dietritian as my bmi classifies me as overweight, I have been taking this for three weeks now, in my first two I have lost 16 pounds which is far more than I could ever imagine, I have limited side effects the only thing that causes problems is my usability to sleep at night but I find reading for an hour to tired my eyes works brilliant although I have always been a poor sleeper and could stay up till about 5/6 with no alcohol ha. I plan on taking phentermine until after Christmas period and ny new years resolution will to keep up the healthy lifestyle. If you can get in the right frame of mine I would suggest this pill one hundred percent as it is working wonders but if you are prone to an addictive lifestyle (from reading previous comments I wouldn't suggest this as a diet aid) hope this helps new comers who are completely worried after readig people's comments, I was in the same position and figured it would all be down to individuals and one story will most likely not replicate yours completely, good luck to everyone!
|Comment #325 by: debbie deb on 09 Oct 2012, 03:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i didnt know that this lil blue and white pill could do so much dammange
|Comment #326 by: anna on 11 Oct 2012, 23:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
my doctor prescribed this today i weigh 207 my belly fat hangs doc says its not healthy to have this stomach weight i will start this phentermine in the morning i have started walking and watching my calories i also have high blood pressure that might go up with this med my doc says we will have to monitor blood pressure i need to start these for my health sheila rochester hills mi hoping to lose 50 lbs
|Comment #327 by: yousuck on 15 Oct 2012, 17:14 UTC|| reply to this comment|
and a tylenol overdose can destroy your live. Ban tyleonol!!!!
|Comment #328 by: Pink queen on 22 Oct 2012, 18:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think this medication, as with all medication, effects everyone differently. I had been taking for a year and it worked fine at first. I was losing 2-3 lbs a week but then I started having stomach problems. I would have nausea everyday for a few days then I began to vomit. Long story short, my dr thinks I might have spastic colon, still not sure. And I'm still not sure if it was cause by Phentermine BUT that was the only thing different I changed. So just be careful when taking it.
|Comment #329 by: Pink queen on 22 Oct 2012, 18:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think this medication, as with all medication, effects everyone differently. I had been taking for a year and it worked fine at first. I was losing 2-3 lbs a week but then I started having stomach problems. I would have nausea everyday for a few days then I began to vomit. Long story short, my dr thinks I might have spastic colon, still not sure. And I'm still not sure if it was cause by Phentermine BUT that was the only thing different I changed. So just be careful when taking it.
|Comment #330 by: bambi on 27 Oct 2012, 01:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
jennifer, marcy, and whom ever is seyin yall are seeing dogs?? u guys are nuts! obviously you on some otha stuff, you cant just throw out this pill is bad! hoestly its how your brain thinks to it. you all going on here looking at all the bad comments isnt helping for 1 now that you have read this, when u take the pill you are gonna think its gona happen to u. so your brain and body reacts to the simptoms now, dont ask me how, its just the way it is. and honestly if your doctor prescribed it to u if u went to the hospital over that why did you not press charges for ending up in the hospital oh i kno because your full of * !! i dont beleive half you people on here, i understand different people have different side effects, but seriously yall thats just too much. and for those of yall seying im getting rappid heart beats and blurs and this an that then seying .....but im gonna keep taking it !! lmao thats because you all are full of * with all these side effects u ever think its just your body doing its thing? no your trying to make people feel sorry for your side effects! its gayyyy stoppp normal side effects are rappid heart beats, sweat, maybe some puke cuz u aint usta pills, energy, i kno tons of people taking phentermine, and they ligit no joke had no commen side effects like what im seeing on here! peace out im popping another.
|Comment #330.1 by: justsomeone on 09 Nov 2012, 17:10 GMT|
Hello, Just wanted to give my two cents. Yes, pills affect everyone differently but Phentermine ruined my life, started taking when i was 21 ..went from 169 to 114in about 3 months, most awesome feeling EVER. well im 36, stopped taking it when i was 33. Have Fibromyalgia, anxiety and panic disorder all brought on IM SURE by phentermine, i cant exersize because i have some stupid muscle disorder which gives me pain on one side of my body from my face to my feet...sometimes it goes away for months...if im not exersizing at all. happens to both sides of my body at different times, usually when i wake up it has switched sides, im crabby, mean and messed up in the brain. so i have lasting physical and mental side effects from taking this drug for so long. oh and yes, i MOSTLY got it from the internet, but for the first 3 years it was from a Doctor. Also, i tried again taking Phentermine from a dr that was only 15 miligrams, well after a month i had a horrible panic attack (thats what they tell tell me) i had th worst chest pain felt like i was blacking out then coming back, called 911 and went to the hospital in an ambulance, they said nothing was wrong. That was my last straw.
|Comment #331 by: Marti on 17 Nov 2012, 03:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I started on Phentermine in May, 2012. Lost 22 pounds in 6 weeks eating only 1200 calories a day. Increased my exercise and my energy level and motivation/concentration/focus improved greatly. But so did my insomnia and eventually mood swings and depression/anxiety that pretty much shut me down. Quit socializing, stayed home, didn't get dressed, pretty much isolation. So I tryed to stop taking Phentermine and the withdrawal was terrible. Mainly even more depressed, mental/physical fatigue. Couldn't function well enough to make out a grocery list. I have gone back on the medication now for the third time trying to make it work for me. I gained 52 pounds after a severe brain and neck injury 8 years ago. My doctor felt like the risk of side effects of Phentermine were worth the risk of not getting the weight off. It's very difficult if not impossible to loose and them maintain weight with a spinal cord injury that keeps me very limited on physical activity. I know other women that have done great on this medication, have lost the weight and kept it off. Along with discontinuing the med with no side effects. I know there is different brain chemistry from person to person that makes this happen as with any prescription medication. With my experience with this medication and many others I was put on after the brain/neck injury. The side effects ended up being 1/3 of my disability. Before this happened to me I was ignorant to the Prescription Drug Addiction problem in the U.S and how many drugs are approved by the FDA that are killing people. I have lost many friends and family along my journey that died from the horrible side effects/toxicity of the medications that the original condition they were being treated for. I became pro-active in January 2010 to begin detoxing off of the addictibe medications for my brain/neck injury including Adderal, Xanax, Lortab, Ambien. Along with antidepressents, seizure meds. Then in May I became desperate to loose this weight, addiction is a very cunning desease. Thankfully this relapse is not unusual and I can start over. Hopefully Phentermine will be taken off the market just like Phen Phen was. Thanks for your article, really opened my eyes and assured me that I'm not going crazy, it's the Phentermine. Eternally Grateful.
|Comment #332 by: Lisa Marie on 22 Nov 2012, 08:57 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hi, I am 43 and have been taking Phentermine for a little over two months. I have lost about 15 pounds so far. I quit smoking and was gaining some weight so my Doctor said he would prescribe it to me for three months only! It has helped my hunger and snacking issues greatly!! I also have started water aerobics 3x a week, plus my job is not a sedentary one. The only side effect I have is dry mouth. I am taking 30mg 1x a day. I started at 177.8 and am now 162.6 pounds. All I have to say about this med. is use it wisely, take it only as prescribed, and do not take it for more than 3 months..It should be used to help jump start your weight loss and also help you get into more healthy habits, such as exercise and eating healthy!! Also, have a realistic weight in mind for yourself, one that you can maintain. Good luck!
|Comment #332.1 by: Nars on 30 Nov 2012, 05:16 GMT|
Hi, I have been taking this pill for 1 month and lost 14 pouds total, I need to loose another 10 to be at my goal weight. At 28 and a 4 year old this has seriously been the magic pill! I have had no side effects what so ever. I take it every morning with breakfast, I feel so great and energized! I have no appetite at all. I think it all depends on your body, if you have bad side effects I would say to get off of it.
|Comment #332.2 by: Tre on 05 Dec 2012, 09:46 GMT|
As a former fat kid almost 300lbs at 13 I can understand the want to be skinny, everyone keeps forgetting if the answer was really in a bottle we would all be skinny.First there is no miracle drug for weight loss and people need to get that through their heads,second the biggest problem we have as heavier people is self-confidence, lastly why take something that's only gonna work for a short time. I see people saying o it has no effect on me, how can u say that every med. has some side effect if nothing more than the damage it does to ur kidneys and liver especially over time. Also people saying that being overweight will kill u long before the pills,let me be the first to say dead is dead I thought the whole idea was to extend ur life not become a addict then die how is that any better. Me personally I would rather be fat, happy and be with my family then to live these horror stories all in the name of weight loss. Long story short start by loving ur self and who u are a person not be influenced by these pictures of these super thin models,who by the way are usually in worse shape than u cause of what they do to maintain there boyish figures, trust and believe that there are men out there who prefer a little meat (some more than others) on their women and yes I'm one of them. So be the healthiest you, u can be and love ur self , it's a dirty job but someone has to do it lol. It's all about the self love without it u will be miserable no matter how much weight u lose.
|Comment #333 by: TP on 08 Jan 2013, 02:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I took phentermine on and off for 1 year.. Yes, you will slim down for sure. However the side effects are scary. I was shaky all the time. I felt very disconnected. My family and friends were afraid for me. I was pale. I couldn't sleep. I got sick all the time. At times I felt like my heart was beating out of my chest. My husband finally begged me to stop. I put some serious prayer into it and the answer was clear... No more.. Please be careful anyone who is taking these pills.. They are very dangerous.. Plus, any weight lost on the pills will come back on... Nothing is easy in this life. With God all things are possible...
|Comment #333.1 by: cynthia on 13 Jan 2013, 08:00 GMT|
hello guys, I am 38 yrs young and a mother of 2, I am 260lbs and im considering taking this through a doctors office where they control it and do test every 2 weeks and before starting, but after reading all these blogs Im scared to even try it. advice wanted from someone who can really point out the pros and cons with tact, and not be bias please. thank you!
|Comment #334 by: Sabe on 21 Jan 2013, 15:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been taking these pills off on and on since 12/2011 and it is now 1/21/2013 and I will say yes some of the side effects are true however with anything you get from GNC will give you the same side effects and to me some of the pills from GNC are way worse. I started off at 240 pounds and now I'm at 158 so for me this has been amazing. I was at a BMI of 40 and now I have a BMI of 27 this was life saving for me! I will say if you do not over use it you will be fine and if you eat correctly and also actually workout at the gym. I found I had amazing results with these pills when I was eating right and working out 5-6 days a week.... Cardio, Cardio, Cardio........... To each's own however for me this has been amazing. And FYI if you really read up on these pills since this old article 5/2008 they have many studies showing that other than mild side effects these pills really don't have a bad wrap anymore. People are posting comments on a really old article!!! Read current article's!!!!
|Comment #334.1 by: Becca on 07 Feb 2013, 06:18 GMT|
It's been interesting reading these comments. I have been taking Phentermine 37.5 mg twice a day since mid October 2012. I gained 40 lbs. after breaking my foot and having two surgeries, thus being unable to exercise. I used to be a runner. When I first started taking the pills I had unpleasant side effects; headache, rapid heart rate, no appetite at all, constipation and a terrible time sleeping. So the doctor (never get these from anyone but an MD) had me cut down to 1/4 of a pill until I adjusted....and I did adjust. I still have trouble sleeping sometimes and some headaches but I don't plan to take it long term at all. I started at 177 and now weigh 160. Christmas was tough, I gained that month. This will not work though if you don't make serious lifestyle changes. I track every single thing I eat on Sparkpeople.com. It's a wonderful resource to track your calories, fat, carbs and protein. I also track my exercise on it. It's a process to get used to, tracking everything you eat, but it has made me so careful about what I choose to put in my mouth. I've learned how to eat in balance so that I get enough of what I need to be healthy while keeping my calories between 1,000 and 1,200 a day. I can exercise now, walking not running yet, and I feel good about where I'm headed. Losing too quickly is not a good idea as you will surely put it back on quickly as well. This medicine alone is not the answer. Habits have to be changed and it takes work but is so worth it! I hope to be down to 130-135 by summer. I have to remind myself that it's not a sprint, but a marathon to reach your goals. I know this drug can be addictive but for the life of me I don't see why. It doesn't make you feel that good....It's a Schedule 4 drug and not nearly as powerful as the Ritalin my son was prescribed in the 90's. Anyway, you have to follow your doctors orders, eat often and smart, track you nutrition with MyFitnessPal or Spartpeople and exercise. And don't take it long term...it's not meant to be taken long term. Good luck everyone!
|Comment #335 by: donteatbabi on 22 Jan 2013, 12:40 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I can only take 1/3 of this pill but it still works for me. I get crazy and my heart races with half a pill. I lost about 30 lbs and kept it off until I got pregnant. I am thinking about taking it again to lose the baby weight. Regular diet and exercise does not work for me. I work out for 30 minutes a day, go for long walks while pushing a stroller or walking a dog , dont eat alot of junk and still gain or stay the same weight. I gained 60 bs while pregnant and half of it came off right away but the other half is staying.
|Comment #335.1 by: jla on 25 Jan 2013, 23:14 GMT|
Have been off Phentermine for 5 days after being on it for 6 weeks. The doctor also put me on Topiramate (Topamax) at the same time. (I am in process of weaning off this now) He had me taking 1/2 pill of the Phentermine at 10 am and 50 mg of the Topiramate 2x a day. I was taking 1/2 because a whole pill was causing me to have rapid heart beat. I lost 28 pounds, but am going off because I have felt sick the whole time. I seriously would rather be fat than feel like this. Both of these drugs have serious side effects, some are the same, like chest pain, dry mouth, taste changes, and I have terrible weakness. Also bladder issues. The good thing is that I have been able to cut my blood pressure meds in half....due to my weight loss, my pressure has improved. So, great if it works for you, but please be careful.
|Comment #335.2 by: GoldieLox3 on 11 Apr 2013, 17:05 GMT|
You have to take fiber while on phentermine....thatz what my doctor told me...this is a must. Any medication that is prescribed or diet or pain causes constipation so this is a must. Lots of water is a must...you have to keep your colon irrigated. The more water and fiber will eliminate that. I had that problem at first (constipation) But I ordered some liquid fiber from amazon that I can pour in my water or tea. It will make a difference.
|Comment #336 by: Florina on 31 Jan 2013, 14:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I start taking this medicine for about 3 days, and my biggest concerned is the pain in my left kidney, it's a burning sensation. Let me know if any of you had that kind of side effect .
|Comment #336.1 by: Eager to loose on 03 Feb 2013, 16:08 GMT|
I just started taking Adipex 2/2/13 start weight 216.4. I also take Topamax for migraines however I stopped because of the short term memory loss. I went to my doctor who put me back on the Topamax as well as the adipex and I have as of this morning gone down to 213.0. I don't have much of an appetite however I know that I am stressed right now hence the migraines. I am interested to hear others stories. I am a 36 year old female 5'4", my goal weight right now is 160 though it is said I should be like 140. I would be elated w/ 160. Looking fwd to reading everyone's updates.
|Comment #336.2 by: leanne on 07 Mar 2013, 08:08 GMT|
Ive been on mine for two days and had some slight pain to my left side also has given me alot of energy been told i wont sleep well on the tablets im on the 30g caps half red half grey everything seems to be ok with me atm my friend did this before me she lost 3 stone in 3 months i currently weigh 133kg need to get down to 66kg. No diet out there is easy but if u really want to lose weight then you try anything hopefully the pains stops just think of the out come at the end
|Comment #336.3 by: Tesssssa!! on 15 Mar 2013, 03:57 GMT|
I've been on this pill for 3 days an I haven't had any kind of side effects of anything. Everyone tells me that owe you will be able feel a difference when you take the first pill, but I have not had a change in my actions or thoughts nor weight loss?? Idk how all y'all are doing it I would really love to lose some this extra luggage but I'm going stay committed an keep trying for a month at least. Anyone else have the same mom effects?
|Comment #337 by: GoldieLox3 on 11 Apr 2013, 17:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been on phentermine from my Doctor who specializes in weightloss. He give you a folder full of what to eat, what not to eat...also exercise is involved. I choose to take Phentermine because of my cravings for sweets and bread. I will take it for 6 months or less. The goal is to help you learn how to eat while not depending on the drug. Cause once you get off the drug you must still eat healthy. The first two days on phentermine I had a bad headache. I said if on the 3rd day it hurts I will stop takin Phentermine. After the 3rd day I was find. Your body has to adjust to the medication that is new to your system like any other medication. If this medication kills I guarantee you it's because people don't follow instructions given by their doctor. If you take more than necessary thinking you will get quicker results than your sadly mistaken. Drugs are not for everyone....I tolerate this very well. So far so good. I know this is temporary and I need to do my part exercising and making healthy choices. Don't depend on the drug....it's helps control your appetite but it's up to you to do your part.
|Comment #338 by: Jenn on 20 Apr 2013, 19:46 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been on phentermine 37.5 mg for what is now my fourth month. I did three months on, took a one month break (dr. recommended), and am now back on it for another three months. I have lost 55 pounds and I feel great. I look better. My doctor stressed to me the importance of learning to eat better. That is really hard to do when all you think about is food. I decided to go on this medicine to help me stop thinking about food. I know how to eat correctly but I never seemed to be able to cut the portion size down. Phentermine has been instrumental in my weight loss. The month I wasn't on it, I still lost weight because I have taught myself what to eat and how much. I do not drink caffeine anymore because the added stimulant will make you nervous and jittery. That would be why the doctor should have said not to drink caffeine. There is also a warning that comes with the medicine about drinking caffeine. The worst side effects for me are constipation and dry mouth. Those are manageable and tolerable because of the weight loss. Weight I was unable to lose for seven years.
|Comment #339 by: Itworkedformeataprice on 02 May 2013, 05:02 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have taken it. I was just like you, I had a hard time losing weight and controlling what I ate so I asked, no begged, my doctor to put me on Phentermine. She finally agreed and I started taking in. I lost 10 lbs in 1 week. I stopped taking it after one week because of the side effects and anxiety that comes with taking this drug. I am a healthy 27 yr old with no pre-existing diseases or conditions. My doctor was not concerned about major side effects or long term damage but it still freaked me out. I was up at night worrying that my heart would just stop. Insomnia comes from the anxiety you feel about that this drug. I even stopped taking all my other medications including Zyrtec and birth control because I was so worried about drug interactions. I am not opposed to taking this drug to control your eating but heed my warning, this coming from a healthy individual with really nothing to worry about: THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS DRUG. TAKE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Here are my tips if you decide to go against what everyone is saying, like I did. I even cut the pill in half in hopes that it would have less of an effect on me and it would be me doing most of the work to control my eating habits. BAD IDEA! Phentermine is a time release drug so you might be getting more of the ingredients or less so it is never consistent. Take the whole pill or ask for the 15mg.
-Use this as a real opportunity to completely change how you eat. Don't use this as an excuse not to eat at all. You need nutrition and since food will disgust you, use this time to start eating healthy foods that you wouldn't eat normally.
-Eat heart healthy foods just in case: Mixed Berries, whole wheat, oatmeal, avocados, etc.
-Monitor your blood pressure every 2 days at Walgreens for free. If it's above 120/85 or higher be VERY concerned and stop taking phentermine IMMEDIATELY. This is proof that your heart can not handle this drug.
-Just relax. Most likely, unless you have a pre exisiting condition, your heart will not just stop.
Here are some side effects I suffered that were apparently completely normal:
-Exaggerated sense of self well being (being happy for no reason)
-Major cognitive issues (this is the most serious one which is why I stopped taking them) I felt confused and was very forgetful. Made work very difficult. I did not like this feeling
Bottom line, this is not a drug to mess around with. Use it as a tool to completely rehaul your eating habits. This is NOT a magic drug! This isn't a fat burner, it doesn't make you lose weight, it only suppresses your appetite and honestly, if you can't control what you eat you have bigger problems that this pill will not solve. It gave me the chance to completely restructure my eating habits and not I have committed to whole foods like, eating foods that are unprocessed and whole.
Good luck but please don't say we didn't warn you.
|Comment #340 by: Alayna on 05 May 2013, 16:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Yea I'm taking Phentermine currently, its been 2 days today, and I already feel like sitting in a corner alone for the rest of my life and just cry. I have never felt so depressed in my life. I'm getting worried. So no more of the pill for me. I'll just weight watchers. This feeling is not worth it. Trust me I never want to feel like this again.! and what's more frustrating is that I want to bawl my eyes out, and I can't cry. idk why. bottom line. try another method. This is not worth it.
|Comment #341 by: Kimberly on 09 May 2013, 23:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been very obese my entire life. I am 45 now. I have weighed between 225 and 300 lbs since I was 14. Nothing, and I mean nothing got me effectively losing weight til I hit my lowest point about 4 years ago when I reached 299 lbs again. I could barely walk or function or think clearly. Depression was severe because of the obesity and my out of control eating. Weight loss surgery was not an option for me and I begged my doctor to let me try it regaurdless of the side effects. They say there isnt a majic pill but, I beg to differ!! My life drastically changed. Not only did it decrease my appetite, it almost comepletely got rid of my confusion and depression. The only bad part was after about 2 months I developed insomnia to which I fixed by taking the pill earlier in the day and taking a benedryl at night. It has still been a long hard battle. But 40 lbs of my fat is gone and has been gone for a long time. I go on and off the pill and I still have about 50 more lbs to loose but FOR ME, phentermine saved my life!!!!
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