The only side effects I have noted have been increased urination and dry mouth. In technical terms, phentermine refers to phenyl-tertiary-butyl-amine which is an organic compound with the chemical formula C10H15N. Finally I stop taking it and within 2 days I broke out in a sheet of a hive all over my face and neck that look like a mixture of hive and whiteheads. Phentermine Rating Summary User Ratings To my surprise unexpected negative side effects starting taking effect immediately. This is just a temporary fix and controlling what I eat. How To Lose Weight: Phentermine
My body was starving. I was not told how to take it or how to take care of myself on it. Hair loss, bad skin, dry mouth, chapped lips. The list could go on forever. I took myself off this medication. I was not seeing results and the doctor thought I should continue even though I had already been on it too long without even a break. I gained all my weight back as I got my first period since starting the medication. I do not recommend this at all.
My life has changed and not for the better. I was unable to lose weight no matter how hard I tried. I thought I was eating smart and small enough portions. I walked every day. When I was 58 yrs old I said I need to lose 50 lbs before I turn I began making better choices and eating smaller portions. I lost the 50 lbs I wanted to lose during that first year. I still take the two drugs faithfully and have never went off of them.
It will be 3 yrs in May and my total weight loss is 54 lbs. I purposely hold my own and eat a little larger portions than when I began the program. I have never had any side effects from either drug. I plan on staying on these two drugs forever. They don't have any long term side effects. I also take a blood pressure pill and thyroid pill with several vitamins. I have been taking Phentermine for a couple of years now.
I have actually gained weight on this pill Up to 7 pounds in less than 1 month. I used to weigh around before my hysterectomy. Afterwards I jumped up to and I am now around Still taking pills and no big losses. I did lose 5 lbs in 1 month. I just can't seem to get the weight off. I do not overeat I am on the move all day at work and was walking every day until weather got bad. I don't know what to do. He wrote it for 5 pills 3 times a day.
That would have killed a horse I'm sure The office just said "Oh well I started taking 30mg Phentermine on October 25th, I felt great, didn't have any negative side effects, nothing that would make me decide to stop taking the pills. I lost about 10 pounds in a little over a month. Last night I had shaky hands and boy, is the dry mouth bad! I drink a lot of diet juice and water so I'm not dehydrated. I'm not feeling any of the other bad side effects like anxiety.
I am down 15 pounds though, after completely changing my diet and eating between calories per day. I try to exercise when I can but with college, a social life and a boyfriend, it's hard. I was prescribed phentermine by my GP who was aware of my low dose BP and depression meds to help in weight reduction. I feel I'm 80 lbs overweight. This was around January and upon completing 1st bottle I had lost a bit. GP would not prescribe again until I was off it for a while. Started my 2nd round in March Needless to say, I stopped the phentermine and got myself straight to the doctor's office.
SIX months later I am still taking quadruple my original dosage for high BP which is keeping it in check. I'm due a checkup next week and plan to discuss with him whether or not this medicine has somehow affected my heart negatively. I'm really concerned with the fact that I have not been able to return to my original 80mg dose and worry that it's caused some sort of permanent damage to my heart. As a result, I have not seen any marked increase in depression, irritation or insomnia.
I have noticed an increase in dry mouth, so I have increased my water intake, which is a great aid in weight loss, anyway. Many weight loss supplements include chromium to produce the same affect and induce increased water intake. And, I would definitely recommend using a dry-mouth toothpaste, such as Biotene. As an additional precaution, I plan to skip Phentermine on weekends. I decided to try Phentermine after my dad reported to good results my niece and her husband have had using it.
Becoming about 70 lbs overweight, despite portion control and not eating very much - at all, I became extremely frustrated. And, working out just wasn't helping. Frankly, I got mad and disgusted with myself. I have been using Phentermine Though my pants seem to be fitting a bit looser. I also suffer from bipolar disorder. I feel like I'm losing my mind. I can't stand loud noises. It aggravates me bad, but as far as weight loss it helps.
Mentally I'm exhausted more than I am physically. Can anyone give me a explanation for this or any advice of what I should do, go off them medicine or cut the dosage in half? Like many others, my doctor prescribed Phentermine wanting me to lose a few pounds. The first couple of weeks the only thing I had a problem with was dry mouth.
After about the third week, I started to have anxiety attacks, crying all the time, depression and heart palpitations. It got so bad I almost ruined my relationship. I told my fiance about it and he insisted I stop taking the drug and couldn't believe my doctor would even prescribe something like Phentermine knowing the side effects. In less than 30 days this drug almost destroyed my entire life.
I'm normally a happy and joking person, but the last month has been the most emotionally painful time in my life all because of this little pill. Losing weight on this medication is not worth my sanity. No doubt this pill helps you lose weight. I have been taking it almost 2 weeks and lost 10lbs, which I know I'm going to gain it all back. This pill might help some but for me the side effects are horrible.
I'm obsessed with losing weight but not with this pill. The first 3 days were amazing. I had lots energy. I did have cotton mouth and sweated like nobody's business. I drink a lot of water anyways but had to triple the intake because I was so thirsty. I am a very happy go lucky person. Yes I have the normal every day stresses, like everyone else.
But by no means am I a suicidal person. I don't take any kinds of meds and I'm a very healthy person with no medical issues. The 4th day on this pill, I started having self-doubt. I didn't think anything about it. I kept taking the pills, everyday became a struggle. I started hating myself and felt that everyone hated me.
I cried all the time for no reason. I was mad at myself for feeling this way. I talked with my friends, I even talked with my husband. Everything they told me became twisted in my head. I had convinced myself everyone hated me and I didn't need to exist. I've only been off the pill today and have had some withdrawal issues. I hope these feelings will go away quickly and I can be back to myself soon. Just be careful taking these pills and follow the doctor instructions to a T.
And if you feel anything out of the way call your doctor immediately. I started taking prescribed phentermine for weight loss. I weighed lbs and 6 weeks later I am at and still losing weight. However, I had some issues, depression, panic attacks that would happen every few min without medication. I had a thyroid issue and ADD and a low libido.
I had these things for years started in my 30's I am now Phentermine has given me back my life. I have no real depression any more on this medication. I feel energized without feeling jittery. I can think clearer and it controls my ADD. I no longer get panic attacks. I have done some research on this drug and society has been SO misinformed by the media.
I think the first week I took it I had some heart acceleration and headaches but it disappeared. The only thing I don't like is that it causes constipation. I have high blood pressure and am on medication for it. However since I lost weight I take less thyroid and blood pressure meds now. So this drug may not be a "fits all" type drug, but for me it works. I still losing weight, feel great, have energy and libido and can think more clearly.
I don't know about everyone else but this ADD girl with her thyroid, lagging energy, foggy brain thinks this is a miracle and I hope that I can continue with this although maybe on a milder dose. Do your homework look on government sites, look at real medical sites like top medical school. Don't just go to blog type sites. There is real information and tests on this drug and it has been on the market since No one has died or overdosed strictly from taking this drug.
Also, you can stay on this drug long term. You just need to monitor your blood pressure and heart rate. I do my heart rate daily on my phone it has a sensor and I have a portable machine for my blood pressure. I have been normal on all fronts. With any medication you need to find out if it has adverse reactions with any other drugs you take. Only take this drug under a doctor's prescription and care. This is for people who need to lose 50 or more pounds. Basically obese and morbidly obese.
Talk to your doctor or several until you get all the answers you need. Good luck in your weight loss. My physician prescribed the medication in February and I've taken it on and off up until July I have transitioned off the medication and proud to say that I have changed my eating, drinking and physical exercise habits. My blood pressure is much better and my sleep apnea has not been an issue. I don't breathe as heavy or feel so short of breath or tired on short walks.
My stamina has greatly increased, which is good since I have three toddlers and work full time. In addition, I work out almost every day and balance my meal portions. Typically, water is all that I drink and at times I will sneak in lemonade. Overall, I am satisfied with my results, but I know it's not a long-term solution and would not advise anyone to take it as long as I have.
I too suffer with depression and self-esteem issues and have learned to balance how I feel about my health, body and self-image. Yes, I have noticed some weight gain in the past when stopping, but that only encourages me to work harder at diet, exercise and ensure I'm taking my thyroid medication as well. Every little boost in metabolism, energy levels and a smart diet plan will lead to results. Patience, dedication, discipline and knowing this is not a magic weight loss pill are key to weight loss success.
Overall, I would advise you to follow your gut on taking any medication that has as serious side effects as this in some case studies. Please do your research and discuss your options with your doctor before popping this or any pill. I have read several negative reviews. Perhaps my body is completely different than others or my brain chemistry is.
I took this pill years ago. I just began taking it again, the lowest dosage, because I felt beyond sluggish all day, every day. When I take this I feel "normal", not hyper, just not sluggish. I have no negative thoughts, etc while taking this. Again, maybe it's just me and the way my body metabolize medications. Hopefully I can find a Dr who can answer this for Me. If anyone has any suggestions as to why this pill would make me feel "normal" please feel free to share!!! I have spent the past few days reading reviews on my phone and by no means am I trying to belittle anyone but in all the negative reviews in which people cannot sleep and are having psychotic episodes and depression and then gain all the weight back It's and the internet is imploding with health information and I have a hard time believing anyone overweight hasn't taken the time to educate themselves on what it takes to exchange bad habits that cause weight gain for good habits that promote health.
This pill is not a miracle pill, there is no such thing. If you take it and allow the chemical to take over and not feed your cells with nutritious healing foods, your cells absorb the chemical and you will experience these negative side effects. If you are new to this pill please create a mindset that this is your "personal trainer" who allows you an opportunity to start making better choices, learning how to "re-feed" yourself and hydrate yourself while providing the motivation energy to start a daily exercise program.
This is the only way you are going to feel well on the medicine and learn new habits so you don't gain the weight back after you stop taking the medicine. I was given the medicine for 30 days in and I was able to shed the weight I wanted while trying to get in shape for a beach trip. I was eating well and committed to my workouts and all was a success until I returned home and started eating pancakes and hash browns for dinner and to be expected, the weight returned.
After a year of limiting my calories and binging because I had felt deprived and frustrated, my thyroid was out of whack so in addition to my doctor resetting my thyroid meds, I asked for another prescription to get me back on track as I am wholly committed to taking the time to prepare healing foods. I have a 30 day supply and this is it as I will not repeat the mistake I made in I worked too hard to get in shape only to get lazy and undo my results.
My second day on Phentermine, I had received some disappointing news, silly as it may be, that a lodging reservation had been canceled which had taken me a day to secure. I mean it put me feeling in the dumps! So I know, the moodiness is a real side effect but by being aware of the cause when it happens, your "personal trainer" can bring this to your attention so you can make a mental shift and learn to let go and replace your negative thoughts with positive thoughts.
I do find that even my affection towards my husband wanes as an emotional side effect, but because I am aware of this, I make an extra effort to be loving towards him even though it is not what I am feeling as a result of the medication. Do not give in to your emotions, feel the feeling and then let it go.
It takes awareness and work, but it is necessary for you to live in balance. I could go on forever but my point is I do think it is a shame that Weight Loss Clinics are not REALLY setting people up for success while taking their money and if you feel that you are not fully informed, you have to take the responsibility to learn how to feed yourself and lose the bad habits. If you do not eat healthy meals balanced with vegetables, healthy fats and carbs, you are going to endanger your health and gain the weight back If you are new to learning about health, there are so many good resources on-line.
We can transform our health, don't use Phentermine as a crutch, allow it to help you make life long changes. This is your opportunity of a lifetime. Learn how to prepare healthy foods quickly and get on an exercise program that makes you feel alive again. Be aware of your unsettling feelings, and make a mental shift. Never stop hydrating yourself throughout the day.
Don't continue to give-away your hard-earned money for visits to the clinic and monthly prescriptions, that money can go to your grocery bill as healthy eating is a financial investment that pays off in the long run. You will want that extra money to reward yourself with new outfits when you finally feel really good about yourself. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and it makes your metabolism extremely sluggish.
I didn't eat a ton of food but could never lose weight. My endo prescribed this 15mg for me on I have taken it faithfully since and have lost a very healthy 42 pounds which really helped with my recent hip replacement. I am off for the moment because of my surgery but will go back on and finish what I have plus the 1 refill I have left and then I will be off for awhile. I have found it to be a great help. I have not had any of the terrible emotions or side effects described in some of these reviews.
I cut way down on carbs and almost totally eliminated sweets. I really love this medication. My husband saw my success and took the He was only allowed for 3 months. He has lost 36 pounds and he has kept up being active. This has been a great boost for each of us. I am so sorry for others problems. I wanted to address Deanna from Duluth's review. Deanna I know exactly what you went through.
I have taken this pills off and on for quite some time. Unfortunately, the side effects get progressively worse. The mood swings, depression, rage, crying at every little thing and just not feeling myself at all got worse every time I went back on the pills after being off for a month or so. Not to mention the side effects I had when I stopped the pills.
I dropped into a state of depression that I almost didn't come back from. The last time I took the pills, I took them for one week and I had to stop because the side effects came back quickly and with a vengeance. I am now off the pills for two days and am struggling just to get out of bed in the morning. My depression is severe this time, but hopefully I will be able to ride it out. Needless to say, I will not take this drug again. I can explain the mental anguish it has caused me.
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Anca of Yes, Other Verified Reviewer. How do I know I can trust these reviews about Phentermine? We require contact information to ensure our reviewers are real. We use intelligent software that helps us maintain the integrity of reviews. Your BMi is based on the relationship between your height and weight; you can find charts online that show you where you fall on the spectrum from underweight to healthy to obese. Clinical studies showed that when Phentermine HCL was prescribed along with diet and exercise, patients lost more weight than those who were given a placebo sugar pill.
It is difficult to give an exact amount of weight that you can expect to lose with Phentermine HCL 15mg, because weight loss is complex and involves many factors. Often times, people gain weight over the course of many years, while studies can only see how much weight is lost in a short period of time. Phentermine 15mg works similarly to a widely-used class of drugs called amphetamines. These drugs stimulate the central nervous system, which gives people more energy.
This has two effects. First, it causes your metabolism to work extra hard, so that you burn more calories through exercise and movement. Second, it can make you feel full for longer periods of time between meals. In most cases, people who took Phentermine HCL 15mg lost the most weight in the first few weeks of treatment.
After trying it out, you should speak with your doctor about whether or not to continue taking it for the long term. Your body may become accustomed to your dose of Phentermine HCL after a few weeks, but you should not increase your dose without talking to your doctor. If you take the drug differently from how your doctor prescribes it, you can risk serious Phentermine side effects and dangers.
First, it is recommended that you take Phentermine HCL in the morning, either right before or after breakfast. This helps kickstart your metabolism so that you will burn calories throughout the day. You should not take Phentermine HCL 15mg or any dosage late in the day or in the evening, because it may cause insomnia trouble sleeping. You should also avoid drinking alcohol while taking Phentermine HCL, because the effects of both alcohol and Phentermine HCL can be exaggerated when the two are combined.
Some people should not take Phentermine HCL. If you have very serious hypertension, hypothyroidism, a psychological condition that causes agitated states, or a history of drug abuse, then Phentermine HCL is not right for you. Stimulants work to boost the metabolism and give you more energy so you can burn more calories. But for people with heart or psychological problems, taking stimulants can be dangerous.
This is because there have not been enough studies performed to see if Phentermine HCL has an impact on babies. If you are pregnant or nursing, make sure you discuss this with your doctor. While there are some Phentermine 15 and Talk to your doctor today and see if weight loss drugs like Belviq or Phentermine HCL 15mg is right for you.