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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
phentermine for Weight Loss: I started taking phentermine 37.5 on Feb 21 my starting weight was 205 I went back to my one week check because I have high blood pressure on Feb 28th I weighted 199 so in seven saying had lost 6 lbs it's a good start so I started my second week 2/28/2012 went to the gym and did 40 mins cardio had lots of energy and I'm going to the gym 3 times a week I still eat the same just smaller portions and I don't eat after 6:30 pm ( mini goal 1 -194lbs by 3/6/2021).
I am taking phentermine for the second time, I had amazing results the first time and knew where to go when I realized I had gained a huge amount of weight. My husband and I started taking it Feb 1st and today is the 29th, I've lost 28 pounds and he's lost 30. We still have a ways to go but I definitely recommend this diet pill. I'm aiming to lose 44 more pounds!
phentermine for Weight Loss: Hello this is a follow up, I posted on here on 1-17-12 while I was at a 44 lbs total weight loss. I did stop taking this medication for a month so I could get full effect again. I started back on it about a week ago. I wanted to note that I did not gain anything back on the month I was off of it. And my eating habits were easy to keep. Also as of today I am at 230 lbs. Now at a total weight loss of 53 lbs. Still loving it.
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Adipex-P (phentermine) for Weight Loss: I have only been on Adipex for a week and a half now,and lost about 4 pounds in the first 3 days but now i am at a stand still again, I am on 37.5 dose and have never experienced jitters, extra energy, and worst of all I am still hungry! I do not eat that much in hopes I will still loose weight, also I work out at home for at least an hour 3-5 times a week, mixing cardio with weights. I only have the prescription for one month so we will see how the other 2 1/2 weeks go.
phentermine for Obesity: I take this medication to control a rare disorder that incredibly affected my life. This medication has been a miracle, after hearing about it from a neighbor taking it for weight loss. I actually take it for the side effects it has: raising blood pressure and blood sugar. The initial kick of weight loss was a mood booster, too. I have been on it for 8 months (yes, continuously). Unfortunately, no matter how many times I fill out insurance paperwork (with my doc) to try and get it covered, they won't. Never the less, I am very willing to pay for it so I can have my life the way it used to be.
phentermine for Weight Loss: It works, intended for short time use only and if you do not learn how to diet then the weight will come back, plus a little extra. If used conservatively it can be a helpful medicine. Do some research before you take this medicine and if you feel side effects, STOP Taking it. It comes with a product information sheet from the pharmacy, read it carefully and note all the potential side effects listed.
phentermine for Weight Loss: I started taking phentermine February 10th. I have lost 4 lbs and for me - that's a huge accomplishment. This is my second time taking this. The first time I was not successful and I believe it is because I did not exercise when I took it....This time I am working out everyday. I actually find that I have to force myself to eat....My goal is to lose 25 lbs....
phentermine for Weight Loss: I am 19 and have had a weight problem since I was 8. Last year I started working out 5-6 days a week, doing 2-4 hour workouts and eating healthy. I lost 25 pounds which brought me down to 200. In October I heard about this pill and went in this year Feb. 09, 2012 to ask the doctor to prescribe it to me. I LOVE it! I have been on it for a week and lost 8 pound without working out (which I need to start.) I take it at 10 am everyday once a day (phentermine HCL 30mg) I am not very energetic like everyone says but it has only been a week? Only side effect is dry mouth and a weird taste in my mouth which is ok. I think it is a great pill, I eat healthy all the time and sometimes crave sweets but since on the pill I haven't wanted anything sweet!
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