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Old 11-15-2009, 03:50 PM   #181
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Its hard for me to believe that this is still being prescribed. EVERY.SINGLE.PERSON I know had gained the weight back after discontinuing it. A nurse that I worked with actually has vision loss because of taking it and another, hypertension. I truly believe that there is no magic pill. We hear that over and over. Most of the time people have to actually try the magic pill before they believe that is true.The lucky ones will figure it out before sustaining irreverseable health problems.
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:40 AM   #182
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I have tried it for a couple of weeks. I have lost 5.5#. I just don't like how it makes me feel so I am not taking it anymore as of today. I also have been worried about gaining weight back once I lost
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Old 11-16-2009, 02:53 PM   #183
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I have been taking Phentermine for around 14 days now and have lost 15lbs the only this is what can i do to make my body not come immune to the drug. I know that my energy has decreased and i become a little hungry in the evening. Is their anytthing i can do! I have read stories of women on it for year and still working. And others say it doesnt work past a couple of months anyone else
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:42 PM   #184
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I just started it today, I have 2 friends who have taken it about 2 months each and have kept the weight off, one took it 2 years ago and hasn't gained an ounce back yet. I'm excited to see what happens. I lost about 40 a couple of years ago, with just diet and exercise, i just wanted a little kick start to get me going until its nice enough out side to get out and exercise (no gym membership and no treadmill here).....hopefully this will help
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:43 PM   #185
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who can tell me about how long it will take for these babies to kick in? (to curb my appetite?)
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:55 PM   #186
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I am currently taking duromine 40mg and have been on them for a week so far, i walk 5 days a week and have been eating alot less food now my appetite is not so huge, also have been eating alot healthier food, and i have lost 3.5kg in that one week so they work pretty fast, you should see a difference in your weight in atleast a week. i was on them before i had my baby but was not eating right and not exercising and i still lost about 10kg in 3months, so they should definatly work for you, probly helps with the exercise and eating right though. good luck to you all

Oh and you should notice a decrease in appetite on the first day that you take it

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Old 01-14-2010, 12:54 AM   #187
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where is everyone getting phentermine i live in columbus ohio and hve had no luck in finding dr as anyone ordered this online iam very afraid of getting scammed but iam desperate i was on this long time ago and it worked really great if any one has any leads let me know thanks
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:33 AM   #188
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I am wanting to take phentermine in conjunction to my diet and exercise routine that I have. I really just need a boost and something to give me more motivation, once I see the weight start coming off then I will be more motivated to keep going.

Does anyone know if an OB/GYN could prescribe this?
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:42 PM   #189
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I took phetermine almost three years ago and lost the weight instantly. Anytime I saw myself gaining I would pop the pill, however when I weened myself off of it, I gained all of my 100lbs BACK! QUICK!!!

I would suggest exercising like crazy when you stop taking it because you WILL increase your calorie intake. The drug makes you appear to be full (curving hunger pangs). I could go a day without eating on phetermine.

Not only did it make me feel like a crack head (up all night) I developed heavy bags under my eyes.

I wouldn't take it again, now I'm doing it the natural way...Extreme Fat Smash....

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Old 01-28-2010, 10:41 PM   #190
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Default Started taking Phentermine yesterday

Today is my 2nd day on Phentermine. Other than feeling "cloudy" and noticable dry mouth, I feel fine!

I weigh 237 lbs and my lower back and left knee have really stopped me from exercising. I am constantly injuring one or the other. I also have issues with a "bottomless pit" around my menstrual cycle and emotional eating.

I sought the help of a weight doctor because I wanted to know what was wrong with me!!!!!!!!!!!

I have tried and failed miserably on different programs over the last few years.

Through filling out the doctors questionaire, i realized that there was a 10 year window of time where my weight just ballooned. During that 10 years there were 2 significant "trama" life changes that occured.

I am at fault but I am doing something about it. I dont think the weight loss will come back after the meds are stopped as long as you keep going with the new healthy lifestyle (exercise) and eating habits... the doctor has me on a 1200 cal. diet for the first month and gave me a list of the foods, recipes and a "plan" to follow along with exercising for at least 20 mins/3 times per day.

My old life got me to being at my highest weight of 248.. My new life will get me to a health weight and lifestyle.

I am getting married in May and hope to be a little thinner than I am now.

My goal is to be 150 lbs (eventually). I am hoping to be 190 by the time of the wedding. I am 5'6'' and dont have a large frame. I have been blessed with hips so even at 130 (many years ago), i still had hips... hahaha i dont think i can get rid of those....
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:18 AM   #191
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Used it years ago and lost a ton of weight....of course it all came back and more on top of it. Lord only knows what it did to my heart.

3 years ago, I just started eating healthy and working out...lost the weight and it's never come back. Losing weight with pills does NOT improve your health...it just kills your appetite. Balance with healthful foods and exercise is the ticket. Pills are a temporary "fix" to a lifelong problem. Why not just improve your lifestyle?
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:49 AM   #192
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I went to a bariatric (sp?) doctor. The reason for going is that I have failed at everything I have done in the past. I put in the effort for many years and to have very slim to none results was upseting.

I do agree that without a healthy lifestyle, weight will come back. That is why I agree with you that popping pills to "fix" a problem is not the answer.

Many women and men take Phentermine to kick start, motivate and allow them to see that they can do it. Without the belief, we fail. Working out and eating healthy is what will ultimately make me maintain the weight loss after the pills are stopped.

If I go right back to my old habits and ways, I will gain the weight right back.

That is why I wouldn't just take the pills from any doctor or buying online. Going to a specialist (my doctor is a family MD, bariatric specialist, training in sports medicine) and seeing that specialist regularly is key.

I wouldnt have just popped pills from any doc if i wasnt being watched and seen by someone that can help me and lead me down the right path.

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Old 04-08-2010, 05:04 PM   #193
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Just wondering how everyone was doing? Some of you havent posted since the end of the year. I am considering taking Phen. I found a Dr. I have never taken a pill in my life except Advil. I have been battling the same 20 pounds for years and cannot loose them! I am only worried about long term effects to my organs. I am a healthy 40 year old and I want to stay that way! Thanks for any advice and any updates!!
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:10 AM   #194
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I took Phen/Fen a few years back, lost some weight, and then it stopped being effective and I gained the weight back. A couple of years later, still looking for something to work to lose the weight - again - took just the phentermine, didn't work at all. So from my experience, it does work - for awhile, body gets use to it, stops working - and then you gain the weight back. I believe if you have food issues, there is no pill that is going to work until you deal with the crap in your head.
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Old 04-11-2010, 05:41 PM   #195
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I took Phentermine over 6yrs ago and it worked great for me. I kept the weight off for all those years including with having a baby. Then over a year and a half ago we moved to Indiana and the weight started coming right back on like crazy.
I wanted to get the help from phentermine again and found a weight loss clinic here nearby.
I got the phentermine but ended up having some bad side effects and had to quit.
I was stumped as to why I was getting the side effects because when I took it before, I had none.

Once I got my heart back to normal, I saw my weight doctor again and he wanted me to go ahead and try another medication called Tenuate.
It's pretty similar to the phentermine but not nearly as strong.
I've been takign it for about 3 weeks now and I can say for sure that it doesn't suppress my appetite like the phentermine did and I know it won't last for as long term as phentermine does as well. But it gives me a chance to try and re-learn a better way to eat because I have to still work with my hunger.

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