User Reviews for Adipex-P
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Reviews for Adipex-P to treat Obesity
"I am now exactly one month in. My start weight was 301 and I am now at 278! Hooray! The only side effects I still have are dry mouth, nasty taste in my mouth, and jitters from time to time. I will update again in one month :)"
Onomatopoeia (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 23, 2015
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"I took Adipex (37.5) from February 2012-April 2012 and in that span of time I went from 300 lbs down to 170 lbs. That is a loss of 130 lbs. I hardly ate anything but grilled chicken, fruit, and powerade. I walked at least 2 miles everyday. I got Pregnant at the end May 2012 so I had to stop taking it. My baby is now 2 years and 5 months and my weight has gone back up to a very uncomfortable 240 lbs. I still exercise regularly but not as often as I should. I have an appointment in 3 weeks to get adipex again and I am hoping and praying that I have the same results as before. This is a great aid in loosing weight for anybody who struggles with loosing weight by diet alone. Wish me luck...will update in 90 days!!!"
Melissa Holland (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 5, 2015
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"I have taken medication for five days. My start weight was 219. And I am 5'9" age 46. This morning I weighed 214. So far I am pleased with my results. No major side effects. Drink a lot of H2O and eat smaller portions and stay active. Good luck to you all! 6/28/15"
Lulu318 June 28, 2015
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"I started taking adipex 37.5 on 6/23/15. My starting weight was 301. As of 06/25/15 I was at 291! Wow! I am very impressed because I have done NO exercise at all. On the other hand, I have NO desire to eat throughout the day. I eat fruit before I take it and drink plenty of water (helps with the dry mouth too), but today (06/26/15) I am not feeling like myself. I was very jittery and weak. I realized that for the past 4 days I've only eaten 2 bags of chips, 2 bananas, and some grilled chicken. I ate something today and immediately starting feeling better. I think I'm going to try to force myself to eat more because my body is not reacting well."
Onomatopoeia June 26, 2015
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"I started phentermine on 5-26-2015. First day taking it, I got shaky, the chills, and my heart raced, but it will be 2 weeks tomorrow and those symptoms are no longer there. Unfortunately I don't get much energy as others described, but my appetite has decreased a lot and I get fuller easily. I've lost 15lbs so far, but I eat about 1300 to 1600 calories a day, and walk every day."
Beth anne (taken for less than 1 month) June 8, 2015
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"Only 2 days in and I have zero appetite. I am focusing on weight lifting rather than cardio for my exercise and I have to force myself to eat so I get enough protein in, otherwise I truly believe I wouldn't eat a single thing all day. And even then, I'm extremely stuffed after just a few bites. I do get a bit jittery for an hour or two after taking my pill. I've also experienced what I'll call "pent up energy". I don't get energy like I want to run around cleaning the house, it's an energy like I want to go lift heavy weights. I would almost say it's an aggressive energy but in a violent or mean manner at all. I hope this continues to work as it has these first few days. If it does I'll reach my fat loss goal in no time"
Tim Tomakin March 19, 2015
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"I'm 22 years old . 5'2 & I start taking Adipex 01/27/2015 my starting weight was 227lbs so far in the past 12 days I've lost 12 pounds. And I've had no side effects. My goal is to fit in to my skinny jeans again ( 5/6 ) & my goal weight is around 130lbs."
Dani22 (taken for less than 1 month) February 5, 2015
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"I started Adipex on 8/30/14 and as of 9/15/14 I've gone from 202 to 185lbs. 17lbs in a little over 2 weeks, I'm 5'6" and borderline diabetic. My doctor has been on me for the past 5 years to lose weight. She says I'm considered obese and will have to put me on medication for the diabetes soon, but my wake up call was when my joints started aching, and I was losing feeling in my feet. In addition to Adipex, I've eaten 85% clean, opting to snack on baby carrots instead of cheese and crackers. All I drink is water, I've cut out the alcohol, coffee and all fats and sweets. I walk everywhere and have lots of energy. I take 1 pill between 9:30 & 11am every day, and I fall asleep by 10:30pm. My goal is to be around 150lbs."
Jamaican Chik (taken for less than 1 month) September 15, 2014
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"I gained 57 pounds since Oct. 2012. I was in a accident that broke my legs and was also in a unhealthy relationship with a food addict. I am just starting this medication but feel great. I am on a strict diet and exercise program plus drinking 80oz of water a day. I am hoping I will be back to my normal 125-130 self soon!"
bodyback2014 (taken for less than 1 month) July 8, 2014
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"My starting weight was 285lbs. After a 3 months, I am 245lbs. I take 37.5mg in the morning and 15mg around 2pm. I will admit that in the beginning I was not eating as healthy as I should have been. Now I don't crave the sugar and fats that I used to. My once favorite food, Philly cheesesteaks, are only mildly appetizing to me. I have to remind myself to eat during the day. The only problem is that if I stay up too late I do start to crave junk food, carbs mostly."
JNE1985 May 6, 2014
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"I usually don't give reviews but for Adipex is necessary that I share with you. I started on 3/4/14 at 215 pounds, today 4/7/14 I'm @ 198lbs. In only 33 days I've lost 17 lbs. I'm eating healthy and small portions, cause I don't get hungry.. I don't crave nor look for fast food restaurants. I've added more fruits and veggies into my menu. I'm staying away from sugar and bread. I'm thirsty all the time, water, water is my best friend. If you are reading this I was just like you 30 days ago reading and trying to find out if this would work, and my answer is "YES" it does. Just take it day by day and eat right and exercise. Will give my next update at the end of April."
roxy23 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 7, 2014
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"I tried Adipex before I got pregnant with my third baby, and I lost almost twenty pounds in a month with this combined with Atkins diet. I did notice that my body started getting used to them so on Monday when I get them I will only take them five days a week. I really hope they help me again I really want to wear a bathing suit this summer."
nicklechick February 28, 2014
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"I am 5'5", and 31 yo. I have been overweight my whole life. Even as a child. At my heaviest I weighed 256lbs. I could hardly make it up and down the stairs. That is when I started taking Adipex. I am now 149lbs, and feel amazing! I know that there are side effects with every medicine, but there are also side effects to being overweight. Honestly, it is not easy to being weaned off. You have to work hard everyday, not to cave into the cravings, and keep active. It gave me the edge I needed to make that life change. Other friends that have tried using Adipex, but could no stick to the diet and exercise plan and lost little to no weight! You need to want to make the change, the pills just help."
Ali4 October 18, 2013
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"I am just over halfway through my 3 month Adipex regimen and am feeling great. For anyone struggling with weight loss, I highly recommend asking your doctor about Adipex. My physician was very quick to prescribe it as soon as I asked about it, as he could tell I did my research. I am 5'5, 25 y/o, and started at 193.5lbs. The biggest pro about this medication is that it almost completely rid me of my uncontrollable cravings (I don't even think about chocolate anymore). With that out of the way, I am now able to more easily make healthy changes to my lifestyle. I have started eating more vegan-like and making being active part of my daily life. So far I am down 19.7 pounds. I feel like myself again!"
SidGautama (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 30, 2013
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"Started my first dose Thursday 4/25 weighing 222lbs. Today 4/30 I am at 209.5. That's a 12.5 lb loss in 6 days! Can't wait to see where I'm at on day 30! Only side effect I had was trouble sleeping. Started taking Unisom and problem solved. I never got dry mouth because I drink close to a gallon of water a day. So far so good so I'm going to keep on keeping on!"
WORKS FOR ME! April 30, 2013
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"I have been using Adipex for 6 wks almost 7 and I have lost 28 pds. My starting weight was 212lbs. I am now 184lbs. My goal is to be 150lbs. Only exercising a couple days a wk. Hope to be there soon! I am not hungry, I eat because I have to. The only side effect I have is dry mouth so far."
Erika g February 17, 2013
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"Adipex(phentermine) is great for weight loss. I did experience minor side effects (i.e. dry mouth, insomnia.) I have taken this medicine on and off for several years. I noticed rapid weight loss the first time I took it, losing over 30 pounds in the first month. I was 202lbs when I took it the first time and after only 1 month I was down to about 170lbs. I went off of the medicine for several months, didn't exercise and returned to my original eating habits, regaining all of the weight plus some. The second time I took it I didn't experience the same rapid weight loss I had with the first attempt, only getting down to about 182lbs. Going for try #3 but will do it right this time with exercise and diet change for life!"
StillWorking2LoseIt (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 4, 2013
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"I started dieting on my own in late June of 2012. When I started I weighed about 337lbs. On my own using Visalia shakes I lost about 20lbs. In August of 2012 I started taking Adipex-P 37.5mg. As of today Nov 9, 2012, I am down to 271#. Adipex is great for giving you an advantage and I am really happy with it, but I have made and continue to make better food choices. I cut out all sodas, even diet. I try to eat healthy small meals. I still eat carbs, but I try to limit them. Eventually I plan on eliminating sugar as well. I am never going back to where I was and I plan on exercising and pushing myself for at least another 100-120lbs!"
Smallerthanb4 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 9, 2012
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"I have tried all the fad diets to no avail. I've tried over the counter weight loss pills and nothing has worked since stacker 3 original formula was banned. I was told I would only get Adipex for 3 months. My third check up is tomorrow and I've lost 50lbs so far. The pill is starting to feel like it's losing it's effectiveness. Tomorrow I am going to start a 10 day break in hopes that when I start back up it will be as effective as the first month. I've got another 40 to go, so hopefully it works. It's been great, though. 50 lbs in 2 months when nothing else helped before is very impressive. It's nice hearing all the compliments on the weight loss too."
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 4, 2012
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"This is a very good method for weight loss. I actually loss 43lbs using this pill along with exercise. It really gives you energy. This is really my 3rd time on this pill. But once your body gets used to it it does not work as well. But overall I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to lose weight."
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 19, 2012
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