Yet, continuous use of the medication to ward off the swelling is a small price to pay. I am on day 2 of having zero Pexeva and I have had lightheadness, vivid dreams, my equilibrium is constantly off as if everything around me is moving or spinning , nausea, brain zaps, and many other symptoms. Thank you Ally for sharing your story. The chlorine triggers something in your body interacts with med and takes you on a terrible journey. I have stopped taking them twice before but the mental part of the withdrawals is what gets me. But at this point the mouth pain and confusion from lack of food is getting unbearable. How to stop opiate withdrawal symptoms
And then suddenly last night I had terrible fever through out the night and sore throat. Is this an allergic reaction? Or should I just wait it out for a few days before I jump back onto the drug As I would like to continue it for a few more weeks. Or, if your doctor thinks this could be a side effect then stopping for a few days could help establish whether this is the case. Hope this helps, Sally, phentermine. Took phentermine for a three month period as prescribed.
I have had a major decrease in energy and somewhat increase in hunger. I did manage to lose 24 lbs starting at lbs but near the end of the prescription noticed the plateau. I am already on a restricted diet being type 1 diabetic and follow a general workout regiment. Biggest problem over the last four days is finding the energy to do the workout. Regardless of the amount of sleep, I still feel fatigue. The feeling is almost one of being sick.
I have also been waking up at night with sweats. I had zero issues starting on phentermine and enjoyed the extra energy it gave me. I hope the withdraw symptoms I am experiencing are short lived. I did purchase the non prescription phen caps in hope they would help with some of the side effects. However they have proven to not really help at all in combating the energy levels.
Hi Nate, Thank you for sharing your experience. Have you spoken to your doctor about these symptoms? It may be related to your diabetes or another medical issue so it is certainly something that he or she should investigate. Hope that helps and that you feel better soon! The side effects are as long as you make them I promise if you stay positive you continue to be positive. Lost weight got off of it gained it back. This is my second day. Been making myself stretch and do small exercises to get me started.
Sweats, chills, mood swings, etc. The rash is terrible. Your not supposed to get in chlorine pools. The chlorine triggers something in your body interacts with med and takes you on a terrible journey. First my feet ended up with rash on my feet. Severe rash moved up legs into groin area. This is a horrible experience especially when it moves inside. Hello, I have been taking phetermine for 4.
I am wondering if I stay off them will I become my old self again??? Get my energy back, my memory and focus back?? I just want me back please without gaining all the weight back!!! How did this work out for you? I too am scared of weight gain and will miss my energy that helps me successfully manage two kids and a demanding job. Just like everyone else I have been trying to loose weight for many years and wanted a quick fix.
I loved the fact that phenteremine takes your appetite away and at no cost to self! Or so I thought. I entered the medical profession just because so many of my gf got hooked on the meds with me. Here is some advice even for people that have been on phen for a long time like for years. Over the counter 5htp is a precursor to serotonin.
It a natural not addictive or chemical. Also take a multivitamin to keep all other components of your system in check. Prepare mentally that you might be a bit tired an insure you have the proper support! Its better to be healthy. No pill can prescribe a pill back!! I have been taking diet pills for seven years. I have stopped taking them twice before but the mental part of the withdrawals is what gets me. Please if anyone reads this and you have takin the diet pill for a long time would you let me know how long it took for you to feel normal again.
The second time I stopped i was still feeling depression and wanting to jump out my on body almost 3 months later and than I just got back on them because of that horrible feeling and craving them. Please if you would tell me how long did it take for you to feel normal again when you got off. Thank you Ally for sharing your story. My email is kayce aol. Is this the case?
I am asking because of symptoms related to Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder. I have been on Phentermine Any information you could give regarding this would be great. Thank you so much for your help. Hey Shannon, thanks for your questions! But, the most important thing is that if these side effects are troubling you and you would like more information or help then we would urge you to speak to your doctor, who would be able to investigate more into this issue for you.
Hi, today I have been prescribed citalopram 10mg for week 1 then 20mg after. Can I not take then then tomorrow and take my first citalopram? Or should I wean myself off phen 1st and start next week? You physician should be FULLY aware of your schedule and dosage of both medications before you combine them, and discuss this information with you before you take any phentermine combination.
I started phentermine yesterday with one dose at noon and I really enjoyed the boost of energy and focus it gives me. I feel like I am able to concentrate a whole lot more. It also has suppressed my feelings of hungry and helped me with my binge eating that stems from my anxiety disorder. Today I noticed that the medication was wearing off and my body was feeling tingly, I am not too sure if this has anything to so with the Wellbutrin my doctor also prescribed to for to help manage my anxiety which leads me to binge eat food from the vending machine just because I want to eat something.
I do like how phentermine is working for me but I would like a any ideas on a healthy meal plan while taking this medication. I am already experiencing feelings of wanting to take another pill later on through out the day to be able to stay up later at night so that I can do homework. Any ideas on a meal plan? Hey Alex, this article has some great ideas on how to plan out meals and snacks: Dr kept me on phent since Sept 12, it is now June and I want off.
Anyone have these and why would I be kept on so long unless the clinic is clueless and just wants my money? I experience most of the syptoms in phases. Since March , the side effect that has hit me the most is heavy sweating and anger. The anger and outburst are getting the best of me, so I have cut my pills in half and it helps. Yes, I lost 40 pounds but the aftermath of major arguing that is caused by the pills is not worth it.
Not really sure what I will do at this point other than cutting the pills in half and eventually getting myself off of them. Hi everyone, I am off medication 3rd week now. I did research and actually made decision of what would work for me. Let me start by saying- medication worked great- while it worked. I was on it since November 1st. I lost 13 pounds first month.
Love you all- best of luck!!! I am a 49 year old woman and I found myself eating and gorging on food. I was at and I decided I needed to stop. I tried dieting with no good results. I tried phentermine now for three weeks and lost 10lbs. My goal is I can tell you the side effects got better in time but are still there…. Jittery after taking pill esp and at times the heart feels like it is racing. Insomnia, mood swings went away.
I do have physical mood swings tho from the morning with the jitters to the evening being tired. Very uncommon for me. I am hoping to be on it for just two months then possibly lower the dosage for maybe a week or two to ween myself off. I dont take any medication other then phentermine and am healthy. I find right after I take the pill, if I sit down and meditate it helps tremendously with the day.
I also make sure that the diet I eat is nutrient dense and I have ceased some physical activity till I am off since my average calorie intake is between calories daily. I feel I need to conserve some energy and lower stress levels as much as possible. I believe this helps ease alot of the side effects. My aim is focused on weight loss and I have sacrificed some bodily discomfort for it. Will my blood pressure go back down after stopping the pill?
Hi Melanie, Thanks for your message. Firstly, calories per day is far too low. By eating so little you are slowing down your metabolism, so when you do start to eat more again which you inevitably will , you are likely to see your weight go back up. We advise eating no less than calories per day, and if you do want to lose weight in the most effective and sustainable way, you should also try to do some physical activity too, which you will be able to do with a higher calorie intake and more energy.
As for your question, there can be long term effects and damage to the heart but this is a less common side effect. We advise that, although phentermine is generally a safe medication when prescribed to obese individuals with otherwise good overall health, any serious side effects should be reported immediately to your doctor. This is particularly the case if you experience any pains or symptoms that may indicate that your heart is at risk due to the way in which phentermine affects your heart.
You can read more about how phentermine affects your heart here: How long does it take for the side effects to wear off after stop taking i. I started Wednesday taking 3. Did not tell me about the side effects. I felt great the first 2 days and then yesterday I started having rpid heart race, dizziness, high bp, and I almost fainted at work. I was take to the ER and they said this is common and my Dr. I decided to not to take it today because I believe my body cannot handle it.
I thought that after 24hrs I would go back to normal. Unable to focus, blurred vision, feeling like I am going to faint, and horrible taste and dry mouth. How long before all of this goes away?!?! Hey Des, It sounds like you had a very bad reaction to phentermine. It usually leaves your system within 24 to 48 hours so hopefully you should be ok by now. If these effects continue then it could be a sign of something else. Either way, you really need to speak to your doctor to explain these symptoms so that he or she knows for future reference.
Or could this be to the med I was switched over to replace tenuate? Hi Ashley, A rash is a fairly common side effect of phentermine — https: I have taken phentermine since april , Tappered myself off and have been completely off for 3 days. Ive been extremely tired and my heart rate has not came below I can feel my heart racing all throughout the day. I almost never see my primary and when I have he always disappointed me. The plan was to keep taking this medication till December and when December hit we would slowly take me off of it to reduce withdrawals.
My back is hurting less since the weight has been coming off. He has stopped my med cold turkey with no warning. When I was supposed to slow down the meds. This medicine I knew was a temp thing. I have a 4 year old and my health has been so bad being obese. Just losing the 20 lbs and seeing the results with diet and exercise has made me tear up.
If anyone has any advice on what I can do please help. I went from in June to now. Should I get a different doctor that will help and take my obese seriously? I really need advice. Hi Jill, I would say that it sounds like a good idea for you to see if you can find another doctor. What does your doctor suggest to help you lose weight? I would definitely try to get another opinion — good luck! I took the drug for a month and a half and it did help me lose 12 pounds in that month.
But then I started to feel like I was having a heart attack or something. I went to a walk-in clinic because I needed to be seen asap. They did a lot of work on me and advised me to stop taking the pills immediately. Now its been 5 days since I stopped taking them and the way I feel is terrible. I feel like I am constantly sad and depressed. My mood has done a complete turn around and I am normally a happy person. It has caused me to fight with people and almost lose my relationship.
I was warned about this and many other side effects but I never knew it could be this bad. I am hoping and praying this feeling goes away soon!!!!! How are you feeling now? How long did it take you to feel normal again? I have had several attacks since and am so scared to return to my workout schedule. I have been experiencing attacks just thinking about what could happen again during my workouts. I just started Phentermine about 3 weeks ago.
In the beginning the side effects were terrible. But those all went away after about 1 week. Now, I am experiencing 2 things that are not going away. My up close vision has gotten very blurry. Is this normal will it go away when I quit the medicine? The other problem is that I am experiencing urinary tract pain. I have been checked, no UTI. My bladder feels fine but my urinary tract hurts when I go and then for a little bit afterward.
Then I am okay until the next time I pee. It actually feels good to go — opposite of a UTI. Feel a sort of pressure but not bad. It is not like a UTI at all hard to explain. Anyone else experience this? And will this go away when I quit the medicine. The blurred vision is an uncommon side effect, as listed here: I would suggest that you speak to your prescribing doctor about it however, as it might not be related to the phentermine at all, and could be a symptom of something more serious.
Thanks for the reply, I have found others on line experiencing the same UT problems so I am not alone. Good point about drying out. I am 60 and so things down there are touchy anyway. I do drink about oz of water a day and that does help with the symptoms some. I am more concerned about the blurry vision. Just want to be sure I am not damaging my eyes. I have been taking adipex now for 2 years, I no longer have the side affects from it, my heart rate stays in the range. And when I stop taking for a couple of days, I seem to do OK, I honestly think now it is a mental dependency rather than a physical one.
I do eat better and exercise. The issue of heart problems depends on many factors, so someone with no existing problems could suddenly experience problems after taking phentermine for a few weeks while another person may see no effects even after taking it for an extended period. I think that this is a good time to speak to your doctor about reducing your dosage and coming off Adipex for good. Best of luck, Sally, phentermine. I broke five This was my first time using Phentermine, so, nothing to compare it.
No noticeable withdrawal symptoms. I am still grinding my teeth, which I started on about day five. This is day three off of the drug. Fifteen pounds until the lower end of my normal range, pounds. I stopped taking it just cold turkey. Is they anything I can take? We would recommend an alternative like Phen Caps which help to boost energy but with more natural ingredients, and will also help with appetite suppression so you get some help with maintaining the weight loss you achieved.
Here is a link: I had to take half a pill for a long time then slowly worked up to one. I noticed personality changes and I started to break out on my face and back which has never happened before. I took this stuff for too long maybe give or take six months. I feel like I got back into healthier eating and now I am thinking of doing Paleo. Anyways, this drug can be dangerous. Anyways, I guess I wanted to share this. Phentermine withdrawal has been pretty terrible but I guess not the worst thing.
It really might not have been worth it. Once I stopped, the weight came right back on. Feeling of just sadness and maybe depression. Also low to no energy, unwillingness to find the energy to workout. But mostly just pure sadness. We would advise you to speak to your doctor to see if there is anything he or she can do about your prescription to see if there is some way to improve the desired effects and minimize unwanted side effects such as depression.
I have been taking phentermine I am 40 years old I have been taking the pills, for the last year, for the energy. I have been off my pills for 5 days. The biggest challenge I have found is my energy level. I can hardly pick myself up to do anything or to motivate myself. Is there any alternative to get my energy back? I also have stomach cramping. Hi Becky, We recommend the phentermine alternative Phen Caps to give you a boost of energy and also help with appetite suppression if you need it.
Abrupt stoppage of the drug can cause withdrawal with fatigue and depression. Phentermine is potentially addicting. Phentermine is not recommended for patients with symptomatic heart disease including rhythm problems. Side effects include diarrhea, dry mouth, constipation, an unpleasant taste, hives, impotence, palpitations, high blood pressure, and fast heart rates. I am on day 2 of having zero Pexeva and I have had lightheadness, vivid dreams, my equilibrium is constantly off as if everything around me is moving or spinning , nausea, brain zaps, and many other symptoms.
Are these withdrawal symptoms going to completely go away or am I going to live with them for the rest of my life? I dont think i have gone more than a month or two without them in four years. Most of my withdrawal symptoms are gone, but i was wondering- every night i still get this feeling where i have to stretch my legs, like a hundred times, and i cant fall asleep.
Also, every time i took the meds, my heart would beat funny, but when they wore off, it would beat normal. There is no easy way out of withdrawal symptoms. You are going to have to go through some kind of pain and discomfort. Putting off a few weeks of discomfort is nothing compared to the years to come of disaster and torturing your body and mind, and possibly even death.
I desperately need advice on how to reduce or cope with the withdrawal symptoms from detoxing off of amphetamines and ephedrine. The dosage I'm currently taking is enough to give a horse a heart attack! Im at my breaking point where I cant take the dependence anymore. I called FMRS mental health systems and in order to get into any kind of program all of my withdrawal symptoms have to be gone, whaaaat???? Theres no hope, I cant do this alone, I need a dr, someone, I need help and cant get it, I want sooo bad to just make a phone call and get something.
I fully apprecite the value of SSRI's in managing depression and I may take another drug in the future, but not Effexor. Secondly, could I tolerate the withdrawal symptoms. Well I suppose time will tell. One of the few benefits of a mispent youth growing up in the late 60's and 70's is a very clear understanding that "normal" and "reality" is a plastic concept, the brain is quite malleable and I am capable of functioning under less than optimal circumstances.
The withdrawal from benzos. Fatalities are rare from oipate withdrawal, not as rare with benzo. Your man concerns in the first month or so are going to be seizures and stroke. The problem is sometimes those pregnancy symptoms are an awful lot like period symptoms it's a bummer that nature works that way.
But either way, I started having sore breasts and slight nausea within about a week or so after my IUI. The IUI worked and I did get pregnant We'll cross our fingers for you and hopefully you'll have some good news in a week or so! Phentermine is habit forming, which means that the body gets used to it, so after a few weeks it won't have the same effect as when you first use it, and using it for longer periods can result in withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking it.
This means that if you don't lose enough weight in the first course of medication, you will have to give your body a rest, otherwise results can be less satisfying on the next try. You may have withdrawal symptoms , such as depression and extreme tiredness, when you stop using phentermine after a long period of use. Do not stop using phentermine suddenly without first talking to your doctor. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely. Over the past week or so I've been experiencing withdrawal -type symptoms like I've felt before when I've gone off of or started an antidepressant.
I'm also peeing like there's no tomorrow. I'm starting week 7 since I've quit my Prozac. Does this make any sense to anyone? Around I have to take another The more I have the more I take and when the bottle gets low I start freaking out and try to refill it as soon as possible. I have been trying to lose to lose 40 pounds for the past 3 years and no luck.
Doctor gave me 25 mg of topomax to take at bedtime and phentermine during the day. I got the presription for topomax last week but am so afraid of taking it because of the side effects of the topomax that I have seen on the internet. I cannot bear not to be in shorts and a bathing suit this summer. I'm still with the extra weight, and then some I'm sure, I still have all the symptoms as before but now they are worse from the bontril and tenuate and phentermine.
I want to stop taking them but when I do I get worse so I take them. I don't have a great insurance plan so I can't go in for detoxification. I would like to know how to stop on my own. How to taper off?? If that's even the right way, I don't know, and also how long will this take. Within 15 to 30 minutes of getting up, my RLS and associated anxiety are much less, but I feel that over time I'm building up a sleep deficit.
I have been reluctant to take other medications to counteract the Seroquel withdrawal symptoms.