Also known as: Adipex-P, Atti-Plex P, Fastin, Ionamin, Obenix, Obephen, Oby-Cap, Oby-Trim, Panshape M, Phentercot, Phentride, Pro-Fast HS, Pro-Fast SA, Pro-Fast SR, Suprenza, T-Diet, Teramine, Teramine ER, Zantryl
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Adipex-P (phentermine) for Obesity: My highest weight has been 339lbs and I am a 5'7. I have always been overweight since 1st grade. I have degenerative joint disease and have had 6 knee surgeries. I decided to get weight loss surgery after I found out the discs in my spine were degenerating. I started my 3 month physician weight loss requirement per my insurance. My doctor gave me Adipex and put me on weight watchers. I lost 17lbs in 1 month. I do not exercise because it is painful. I have done weight watchers in the past, but this time it has been easy because I am "HUNGRY" is gone. My craving for sweets all the time is gone also. It truly WORKS!! The only negative is dry mouth.
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Review by Mrs. Weber (taken for less than 1 month):
phentermine for Weight Loss: I started Phentermine on 4/18/12. Starting weight at 170 lbs. I started taking it because having changed my diet and exercising, I could never lose weight. I have always had an athletic build, but after my third child, I could not lose the weight and gained more. So when I started phentermine, I changed my diet again, starting with a light breakfast such as oatmeal, one hour after I take the pill. Every few hours I have a light meal. And I exercise about 2 hours a day. Usually walk 2 miles and then an hour of weights. I just started my 4th week on phentermine and have lost 17 lbs. All phentermine is really doing is training me on how to eat properly again. Weight loss is about portion control and exercising.
Adipex-P (phentermine) for Obesity: I have been taking it for almost 2 months now and I lost 9 lbs the first month and had a lot more energy and the second month I haven't lost anything and no energy. I have had constipation cramps and dry mouth and insomnia. I have to go to the doctor once a month for a check up and a new prescriptions my goal is to lose 30lbs but at this rate I am not going to make it I walk 3 miles a day at a brisk walk and do a cardio work out 3 times a week but can't seem to lose the weight like everyone else who have commented on this board.
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Review by Cut out bread (taken for 1 to 6 months):
phentermine for Weight Loss: If you take this medication and do a complete diet change and add exercise it makes a lot of difference. The first month, I only used the pills and changed my diet. My killers were the cheesecakes, apple pies and lots of bread. I completely cut all of these out of my diet. About a month ago I joined the YMCA and now it has become an obsession. I got all the symptoms listed above but because I take mine in the morning, I do not get the insomnia. For the constipation, I drink lots of water. I add Miralax to a pitcher of water and only drink that and drink green tea. This has helped me combat the constipation. I started mine on 1/11 and I have lost 30lbs and down 2 dress sizes. Now I am on 1/2 tablet when needed. I call it my brain programmer.
Review by Jpaulette87 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
phentermine for Weight Loss: I stared phentermine on March 21st I was 196lbs I take it every day first thing in the morning and then I eat breakfast 2 hrs later. I workout (cardio) 45 min 3 or 4 times a week. I have to say that I am not on a real diet I eat ice cream or pizza once in a while, 12 glasses of water every day and now 6 weeks later and lost 22lbs (now 174lbs) I feel great. Before I started this pill I was diagnosed diabetic! (25 years old) now my A1c is back to normal! And my blood pressure is perfect. I am still working on my cholesterol! I also had problems with my period after the weight loss is back to normal. I love the energy this pill gives me. But I've noticed the day I don't take the pill I get a terrible headache.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
phentermine for Weight Loss: My OBGYN just prescribed this medication based on 15% unexplained weight gain over the past 2 years due to peri-menopausal symptoms. I'm 5'10" and weigh 140-145lbs. I have always maintained this weight even between and after both pregnancies. My youngest is now 5 years old and I'm suddenly up to 168. I took my first dose on Tuesday (4/24) at 12:30pm. My doc warned me that if I may feel jittery (crawling out of my skin feeling) over the first few days. I'm happy to report that I have had NO such ill side effect and sleeping better than before. As of this morning (4/27 Day 3) I am 165lbs. It is the best feeling I've had in months! Make that years! It's the boost in confidence that I've been so desperately seeking! Two thumbs up so far!
Adipex-P (phentermine) for Weight Loss: I started taking Adipex on 3/21/12. My starting weight was 271.5. Today is 4/25/12 and I weigh 258lbs. I've lost a total of 13.5 lbs. I'm certain I could've lost WAY more. After over a month, I still have 1/2 a bottle left. The side effects of the pill (rapid heart beat, dizziness from not eating..etc) brought out my pre-existing anxiety issues. I stopped taking it for 2 weeks and got back to eating wrong but I started again a little over a week ago and I'm losing like CRAZY! I weigh everyday and the number keeps getting smaller (side effects are GONE). I sometimes skip a pill, but I still don't feel like I'm starving like I used to. Will continue to take it until I reach 145lbs. I haven't exercised, but I did purchase the INSANITY workout and will start soon.
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phentermine for Weight Loss: I am absolutely in love with this pill. The best part for me is that I have truly learned new habits. I feel so energized. I am not hungry but I don't fast. I can be surrounded by people eating my favorite foods without struggling. I am not looking for a quick fix- I need to keep the weight off, but controlling myself in the beginning is tough. This pill has helped me develop the habits and mind set that I need to be successful in changing my eating. I can say I experience severe dry mouth (which is okay) and for one week while I was off the pill, I struggled with hunger and I was extremely moody. I cannot determine if this was because of my period or AZ heat or not having the phentermine.
Adipex-P (phentermine) for Weight Loss: Started taking Adipex March 28, 2012 not on Sundays and had the flu for two days which I didn't take the pills either. I am a 6 ft 2 in male who starting weight was 289lbs on 3/28/2012. Today is now 4/23/2012 and my weight is now 274.6 lbs! I do exercise but I could not lose any weight. I am very pleased with my loss and I simply started tracking the things I eat and making better choices. You can do it just drink plenty of water and or juices and you will be fine. Good luck
phentermine for Weight Loss: I'm going into my 3rd week using phentermine. I alternate between a full and half pill per day and I find that I completely forget about food. To the point that I get headaches from not eating and have to force a half of a banana down. I do make better choices about the little I consume, try to get a full balance of fruits and veggies. I also recommend taking a good multivitamin. I am hypothyroid so it has been very difficult for me to lose my baby weight. I have noticed I have trouble sleeping and find myself being short with people in situations I would normally have more patience. So in 3 weeks I have lost 11 lbs and looking forward to being able to feel confident this summer playing with my 3 year old at the beach in a swim suit.
phentermine for Obesity: I started taking Phentermine after going last September to a weight loss doctor who informed me that I had a pre-diabetic body shape. That's pretty incentivising to lose weight. I had already decided that I just had to lose weight. I also decided that I had to make more significant changes to the way I eat. I take half a 37.5 mg pill once a day in the morning. I have lost about 42 pounds since I started taking Phentermine. That period included about three months at a plateau. The first month I lost 30 pounds. More recently I have added another 12 pounds to my weight loss. Phentermine has certainly curbed my appetite, and it has been terrific in helping me change my approach to food.
phentermine for Weight Loss: I have been taking phentermine for a 2 weeks and have lost 12 pounds. From 213 to 201. It has significantly decreased my appetite. In terms of energy boost, I experienced it for the first few days and it has since worn off. I am overall happy with my progress so far..
Adipex-P (phentermine) for Obesity: Started taking Adipex-P 4 weeks ago. Cons: Constipation and really bad bouts of Insomnia - better as time has gone on. Do not take with a blood pressure pill/water pill - you will feel like crap and your heart will try to burst through your ribcage.
Pros: Lost 31 pounds. 17 pounds - yes 17 pounds in 1 week though I do attribute that to the Adipex-P Blood Pressure/water pill. I found I could not take both at the same time or on the same day so I stopped taking the blood pressure pill. My blood pressure is down to where it should be.
Working out 4-5 times a week. 4-5 miles of cardio per workout plus weights. Probably cut my daily calorie intake by half.
I plan on taking the pill for a max of 3 months so by summer I should be off the pill but still have a more active life.
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Adipex-P (phentermine) for Obesity: I started taking Adipex-P 37.5 mg on July 17, 2010 at 252 lbs. It increased my energy level and suppressed my appetite a great deal. I did experience dry mouth at first but it subsided in a few days. At a weigh in with my wonderful doctor on August 5, 2010 I lost 11 lbs. My doctor started me with taking the medication for 2 months and then one month off until January 2012 and I now take the medication for 1 month and I'm off of it for 2 months. I am hungrier when I'm off the medication but I have learned what portion sizes and types of foods to eat and have done pretty well maintaining. You have to have determination and willpower for the rest of your life. By the way, it's now April 7, 2012 and I weigh 148 lbs. I have lost 104 lbs.
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phentermine for Weight Loss: When I first started taking phentermine I was 192lbs its been 2 months and 1 week and I am now 158lbs. This pill makes dieting extremely easy. It gives you energy throughout the day and I definitely feel like I get the best out of my days now. I go to the gym 3 times a week and I follow a diet. I don't eat bread, cereals, pasta and I drink nothing but water. I would really recommend this to anyone who wants to lose weight. The first 2 weeks that you take it you do feel a little jittery and anxious but after like 2 weeks it goes away.
phentermine for Weight Loss: I started taking phentermine March 26(Monday), 2012. My first weigh in was 227lbs. I get up at 6:30 am every morning and take it first thing along with chromium picolinate. I do 30mins of body weight training and cardio 4x a week. I only eat 2x a day, usually post workout and grilled chicken, rice and veggies for dinner. I have ice water all the time. I also try to stay moving even after I work out. I did get the dry mouth, but I keep water in hand. I don't have trouble going to sleep, but have woken up several times a night. Today is Sunday April 1, 2012 and I'm at 217lbs now. That's 10lbs in 6 days! The pill does work, but not by itself. If you want fast results, you have to work for it.
Adipex-P (phentermine) for Weight Loss: I started taking Adipex March 15 2012. My starting weight was 232. My first week weighing in I lost 7 lbs weighing 225lbs. I don't have too many complications only dry mouth. I use to drink a lot of sodas maybe a 8-9 sodas a day. While taking Adipex I only drink water. As a result of the non sleep my doctor also prescribed me trazodone, this is to put you to sleep. I now go to the gym and walk. I know after I stop taking the Adipex my eating and drinking habits will change. I love this pill the only thing is a little constipated that comes from not eating. My first week I just took some stool softeners. Other than the dry mouth, constipation, and a little stomach cramps I am good.
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Adipex-P (phentermine) for Obesity: I have been taking Adipex for 11 days now and I have lost 11 pounds. I am so happy. I really can't believe it. I keep checking the scale because I have never been able to lose weight this fast. I have been doing light exercise but nothing to hard. I weighed 305lbs when I started now I weigh 294lbs. My short term goal is to lose 20lbs by the time I go back to the doctor in 2 weeks, but my long term goal is to lose 100lbs.
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Adipex-P (phentermine) for Obesity: I started taking Adipex on 3/6/2012 and today it 3/27/2012 I weighed in at 188lbs and now I'm 178lbs. I used to crave bread late at night that would wake me up out of my sleep but after taking this medication I haven't even had a craving. I work out at least 5x a week mainly cardio and light weights. So far I'm happy with the medication with the only side effect is dry mouth so I drink more water. My goal weight is 127lbs so I will see how it goes. It gives me lots of energy and if I don't take it I still don't feel hungry for at least 2 days.
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phentermine for Weight Loss: I started taking Phentermine in January of this year. I took about a months worth, (I did not take it on weekends) & by February I had lost 20 pounds. I stopped taking Phentermine for a month or so, (didnt gain any old weight back), then I got back on it this past Monday (3/19) & today I weighed myself & I lost 5 pounds in those few days. Right now, the pill is working great, but there are some negatives. Phentermine gives you dry mouth (BAD), which makes me thirsty, which causes me to constantly be peeing. It'll give you insomnia, nausea, & unpleasant taste to some of your foods or drinks. I would recommend NOT drinking soda or eating fast food.
phentermine for Weight Loss: I have been on this medication before, each time with great success, but I would always gain the weight back, plus some when I'm taken off of it. It wasn't like I was doing anything different that would cause me to gain it back... I just did.
In Ohio, Doctors who are willing to prescribe it have a 3 month on/6 month off rule. If patients wish to continue taking this medication, they must be referred to a Doctor in Kentucky.
My starting weight was 235lb on January 17th. Today, (March 21) I'm at 200! This is with working out by the way. It works very well without it, I'm just trying to build some muscle as well... so I actually lost more weight, but gained some back in muscle... definitely not a problem for me. I'm definitely happy.
Adipex-P (phentermine) for Weight Loss: I started taking Adipex-P on Jan 21,2012 and I have not had any side effects except for the dry mouth that can be controlled by drinking lots of water and so far I have lost 18lb. I'm in my 3rd month and hope this pill keeps working as it has been.
Adipex-P (phentermine) for Weight Loss: I started taking Adipex-P on October 21, 2012. My starting weight was 267 and I'm a 5'2" 22 year old female. When I went back to the doctor 6 weeks later I weighed in at 247... so 20 lbs in 6 week. I almost started crying in the doctor's office. I have never in my life been told that I had lost a good amount of weight (maybe just a pound or two at checkups which probably had mostly to do with clothing or water weight). The second time I went back I weighted in at 231. Totaling 36lbs. All of which I wasn't exercising. I had dry mouth a lot and no interest in food what so ever. Now on my home scale about a month since weighing in last time I am down to about 225. 42lbs in 21 weeks =)
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phentermine for Weight Loss: Today is my 2nd day taking this pill. I have had dry mouth and was unable to sleep throughout the whole night last night. I do not feel energy at all, in fact, since I didn't sleep, I didn't even want to get out of bed today. I've had a bad headache today, and feel a bit nauseated too. I'm going to keep trying it, but just wanted to go over some side effects after my 1st day on it. I hope to lose weight though
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