Phentermine is prescribed to suppress your appetite on a short-term basis, with three months of continuous use being the maximum advised. I do drink about oz of water a day and that does help with the symptoms some. I had zero issues starting on phentermine and enjoyed the extra energy it gave me. Specific foods such as broccoli, kale, fish, and artichokes are known to fill that craving. I have also been waking up at night with sweats. I thought that after 24hrs I would go back to normal. Since opiate withdrawal can cause a lot of excitement within the nervous system, B-complex can assist in bringing balance to the nervous system and overall calming the body. Diet and Supplements During and After Benzo Withdrawal
In order to repair the damaged skin, many take Vitamin E. It works as an antioxidant that minimizes the damage caused by free radicals and anxiety and restores damaged blood cells. Most medical professionals will recommend that one takes anywhere from to International Units every day. Passion Flower has less medical evidence than other supplements in terms of its effectiveness for opiate withdrawal, but many will swear by its effectiveness.
One particular study conducted by the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics demonstrated that it can assist with unstable medical symptoms associated with withdrawal. Although you can take pills for calcium and magnesium, you can also find it in common foods such as leafy vegetables, grains, and dairy products. If you are going to take a supplement, it is recommended to take 2, mg of calcium and 1, mg of magnesium a day.
When going through opiate withdrawal, the University of Maryland Medical Center specifically recommends that you specifically increase your consumption of low-saturated fat, complex carbohydrates, and fiber. Since the feeling of craving an opiate is similar to the feeling of hunger, instead of seeking the drug, seek food instead—this can help with your recovery in the long-run.
Specific foods such as broccoli, kale, fish, and artichokes are known to fill that craving. Hello please help if you can: I have taken phentermine over a period of about 8 to 19 years. I want to ween off of the drug, but I am afraid. In the past there were times I could not get my prescription refilled for reasons that are not important. I found my self being very irritable, so tired I felt like crawling.
Now I have relocated to another state, and my doctor says he can not write prescriptions from New York to the state I now reside in. I was given one last script 3 refills, my doctor gave me instructions to take less each week until I have completed all refills, but I am afraid! I am willing to try Phen Caps, but I read something that confuses me. If I want ween off of phentermine am I to reduce my dosage and take Phen Cap so I by past the withdrawal symptoms?
Did you wean off Phentermine? I have taking phentermine 3 different times in the past 3 years, each for a 3 month period. I stopped taking this medicine the last time on September 1st, so basically a month ago. But now, my biggest problem is anxiety and stress. I constantly feel stressed and tension all throughout the day but mostly at work. How do I handle insommia. This is my 3rd day now. I still have the dry mouh other than that I am fine. Dry mouth will not go away as long as you take it.
Actually it gets worse! Stop taking this medication immediately. I have all the side effects. Like insomnia, dry mouth, lack of appetite, rapid heart rate, addiction, increased energy, and high med tolerance.. As well as others not mentioned; such as small vain vessels and chronic urinary tract infection. Although I have tried very hard in the past to quit it is nearly impossible.
For no other reason than the swelling that occurs when not taking the medication. While it can be classified as a withdrawal symptom due to the fact that it occurs after the medication ceases. However, the swelling does not subside or totally disappears. For that reason it is more related to a condition than a withdrawal. The swelling is in my face, hands, ankles, and feet.
It is hard to move and hurts to walk. Most of the time it is unbearable. I also get the known withdrawal symptoms that go away over time. Such as acne, sadness, fatigue, increased appetite, and restless leg syndrome. Those I can tolerance because they are manageable and go away eventually. Yet, continuous use of the medication to ward off the swelling is a small price to pay.
Lastly, if you are considering taking this drug or currently taking this drug do yourself a favor and use other methods for weight loss. The risks to potential addiction, increased tolerance, the cost associated, and life long medical conditions is NOT worth it. I would take back the lbs I lost four years ago anytime over the swelling that occurs today. We feature them on our website, you can read more about them here.
Jackie, i have so many of the symptoms you have. I have recently been off phen for about 3 weeks now after taking for 10 years off and on because I could not handle the withdraw side effects. I now have to see a heart specialist because my heart is racing so much. Hi jackie I have the same thing! Every time I go off the my feet are sooo sore I had a feeling it was the duromine and now reading your post I know its true I just want to know if you have found a solution?
How can I control these symptoms. The only thing that I do like, is I cut down on pigging out through out the day. Only eating small portion. And also, does it depend on the weight? Just trying to maintain my weight. A weight of lb also seems very low, too low to be taking phentermine. If you want to maintain your current weight, that is really not what phentermine is for, you should be taking a supplement instead.
Check out this post on our blog about side effects, I think it will help you, read by clicking here. Can you buy the real phentermine online most of them seem to be using the name but switching one letter like phentarmine… How do I know I am getting the real thing. Hi Brenda, Thanks for your comment! Products like phentarmine are not generic phentermine, but alternative brands.
To get generic phentermine brands, visit your doctor and request a prescription, you can then order it from an online pharmacy or from your local pharmacy! It sounds like you are becoming immune to phentermine if you have been taking it for a long period of time 12 weeks is general maximum time. You should reference this article from our blog about plateaus with phentermine, click here to read it.
I hope this helps, let me know if any other questions! Between family duties and job I hardly have any time to go to the gym so I was referred to Phentermine. Now the question is for how long should I take it? What dose should I take? Can I ask my MD for prescription? Otherwise where can I buy it from? I was taking the Qsymia 3.
The medicine was doing exactly what I was told it would do and to make it sound even better I had no side effects. I even lost 5 lbs and had more energy. However, when my dosage was brought up to the 7. I took the higher doses for 2 days and felt like I was dying inside. You name it I felt. So I tried contacting my doctor and stopped taking the medicine but I am having some withdrawn symptoms.
Like joint pain, insomnia, blurred vision, hot flashes, stomach cramps and chest pain. My doctor has suggested that I continue the 7. I was wondering if I could continue the 3. If not how do I control these withdraw symptoms? I was going threw the same thing first I was taking 27mg then went up to 37mg I was going crazy and could not think nor eat. I just stopped taking Phentermine. My dr originally said three months but in a shes in a new practice and need patients so gave me more.
But at this point the mouth pain and confusion from lack of food is getting unbearable. Have you ever heard of gum swelling from taking Phentermine? Hello, I am taking the medication adipex also known as phentermine. Now he says a new study found that people who do take it should only take it three times a year meaning only three prescriptions a year.
Does anyone have any information on why? Hey Krystal, there are a lot of different opinions among doctors about taking phentermine, plus they can be restricted by the laws of the state they practise in. Our advise would generally be to follow what your doctor has told you as he knows you and your body best, and has the medical expertise to treat you well. This article has some information on why you need to take a break from phentermine: 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.