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Reviews for Adipex-P to treat Weight Loss
Review by Liz985504 (taken for less than 1 month):
I've been on Adipex for 6 days now and have lost 12 pounds. I'm really happy about that but I've had constant diarrhea every day since then and have become very dehydrated. Be cautious of the side effects.
3/19/14 Went to the Dr and asked about starting Adipex. I was extremely unhappy with myself, I stepped on a scale a few days before this and realized I weighed 250 I have never been this big I am 5'10". I started taking the medicine and walking every day at least a mile then walking has led to jogging and crunches. I still have my Sweet tooth but not like before with the medicine and willpower on 4/11/2014, I weighed in at 232. I didn't even realize I have lost that much my goal was to lose 30 lb by July 4 and I believe I will well exceed my goal!
Review by RetiredMilitarywyfe (taken for less than 1 month):
I was just prescribed Adipex today (FINALLY). Long story short - I was about 30 pounds overweight in 2002 when my husband was deployed to the war. I decided t use that time to LOSE WEIGHT. I got the meds, and in 5 months I had already lost 55 pounds! I was thrilled. I wouldn't send my husband a photo of me, because I wanted to surprise him. Boy was he! He stopped in his tracks and mouthed %u1E84OW Then three years later I got a brain tumor. The cancer medications, and the steroids that I had to take to try to control the tumor, made me GAIN it all back PLUS another 45 pounds! (Plus I lost my hair). Well fast forward about 8 years, I have lost 55 lbs. Doc prescribed Adipex to help get the rest off! Wish me luck!
I've been on this medicine off and on for 6 months. I've lost about 30 pounds. My cycle is 1 month on and one month off. If you take it more than a month your body gets used to it. I have found giving the body a rest and allowing the metabolism to adjust without works best for long term weight loss and maintaining. I started at 180, currently at 150. I get bad side effects, but seeing the scale move and clothes fit motivates me to move on. If you exercise with this medicine it can make you nauseated and cause vomiting. Exercising first thing in the morning, then taking the medicine works best to prevent nausea and vomiting. Also, I find it important for users to change eating habits. Suggest clean eating 6 days on 1 day off.
15 users found this comment helpful.
I started in Adipex Feb 16th. I weighed in at 308lbs, the heaviest I've ever been. As of March 27th I am now 260 lbs and going. I run 5 miles everyday and totally changed my life style. Drinking lots of water I probably go through a case and a half a week. I did experience the dry mouth and a serious boost of energy the first day I took it. After that it's just been dry mouth but hey I'm accustomed to drinking a ton of water. If you change your lifestyle and hit the gym it works.
38 users found this comment helpful.
I lost five pounds in three weeks. I took the pill five days a week and took a break over the weekend. I definitely ate more when I did not take the pill. Overall, I have been eating healthy prior to taking the pill, but this has definitely helped me to avoid rush eating of sweets and other unhealthy things at times when I would be very hungry or stressed. The pill alone is not enough. Exercising on a regular basis makes a big difference. I'm looking to lose five more pounds by the end of this month.
18 users found this comment helpful.
I love this pill I take a whole pill every morning. I have lots of energy! I started 3 days ago and I have lost 7 pounds since then. It curves my appetite all day until about 5:00pm then I normally eat a piece of grilled chicken and drink water! But I would definitely say that you need to work out along with it because I think that's how mine is dropping so fast! My doctor told me that if he doesn't think a patient is losing what they should, he stops prescribing it.
28 users found this comment helpful.
Update after 7 days:
Starting Weight: 161.4lbs
Current Weight: 158.4lbs
I started off taking a 1/2 tablet in the morning, 30 mins before breakfast. First few days were okay, took the edge off hunger for sure, but I felt unfocused. On day 5, I traveled out of town and started feeling a little nauseous, so I held this medicine on days 6 and 7. I slept so much these two days and was very hungry. I was just so relieved to not be nauseated that I allowed myself to eat some not so healthy foods on these two days. This is partly why I do not think I lost much weight this first week.
I started back on my 1/2 tablet regimen this morning and feel quite good. I think the nausea may have been related to a certain food I had eaten.
13 users found this comment helpful.
Day 4, taking 1/2 tablet of the 37.5mg. Decreased appetite, more energy, some dry mouth here and there. I've noticed at some times a decrease in concentration, like a foggy feeling. Nothing too bad, but a little off my baseline. Haven't weighed since day 1. Hoping to lose 15 lbs this month. I like that I don't feel "cracked out" but I am hesitant to up my dosage yet. I'll keep taking the 1/2 tab until I get really used to it. Once I reach my GW I plan to wean myself off in the same way. Will update.
31 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Jordan Stewart (taken for 1 to 6 months):
I love love love Adipex! It took me about a week to get used to all the side effects but when you realize how much weight you are losing the side effects aren't even in your mind anymore, I started taking Adipex Jan 24th 2014. Weighing 210 pounds. Today is now Feb 19th not even a month later and I now weigh 185. That is 25 pounds down in just one month. I work out (run a mile, ellipitical, 20 min abs) 5 to 6 days a week and I only eat 1000 to 1300 calories a day! This pill is amazing and everyone needs to try it, that is wanting to lose weight.
87 users found this comment helpful.
Review by tripletsmother (taken for 5 to 10 years):
I have been taking Adipex for about 5-6 years. All I can say is that some of you will feel bad or very bad after taking it but most important is to take vitamins and minerals along with Adipex. I had back pain, heart racing then even I felt like my heart stopped for 2 seconds, scary but I started to listen to my body. I drank lots of water, ate loads of spinach and leafy greens and vitamins, vitamins all the time. It is also strongly advisable not to eat any meat or heavy meals. Please remember that despite the fact that you got loads of energy, uyor bowels are sleeping, you can hardly feel any movement in your stomach. Phentermine is blocking the "hunger centre" in your brain. I hope it helps. I have reduced all side effects I've had.
78 users found this comment helpful.
I started taking Adipex in Sept and went in on Dec 7th for my three month check in and I lost 38 pounds. I am 5' 8" and began weighing in at 259 and am now down to 221 and this is without including exercise. Walking is part of my daily routine, I walk a lot throughout the day as I'm running between classes and then to go to work.
I did experience some side effects the first week like being light headed, dizziness and a dry mouth. But I use that to increase my water intake. My doctor actually recommended I only take it about 5 days a week so that my body doesn't become so used to it and that's what I have been doing. So far, so good and I can't wait to continue losing weight.
112 users found this comment helpful.
Review by big bus mama (taken for less than 1 month):
I just started adipex 3 days ago. Im having some insomnia and terible dry mouth. But I also have mad energy and little appetite. Adipex is amazing! Compared to having no energy, terrible depression, and feeling like there was no hope, I feel great! Hopefully this continues don't give up there is help out there!!
99 users found this comment helpful.
The first 3 weeks of this medication I lost 17lbs, with little to no side effects. However, at exactly the 3 week mark I began having nothing but watery bowel movements accompanied by gas like cramps. This has gone on for 4 weeks almost everyday. I have now lost a total of 30lbs. So yes, it curbs hunger, charges your metabolism, but you can't leave the house to show off your weight loss or be active because you are stuck in the bathroom for hours at a time. I am now quitting Adipex so that it does not cause long term problems. It's a great kick start for a lifestyle change but the side effects are not worth it to me.
69 users found this comment helpful.
Review by nikoleskids (taken for less than 1 month):
Started taking the pills on Saturday on Tuesday I was down four lbs. My first three days I felt lightheaded and had headaches at night. I love this medicine I have no desire to eat. Now I can finally get rid of the carbs, and by my third month I hope I never go back to them.
76 users found this comment helpful.
I have nothing but good things to say about this pill. The first time I was on it I started it in Feb of 2012 and stopped due to death of my mom in June 2012. My start weight was 210lbs and I am 5'6". When my mom passed I weighed 179lbs. I was supposed to be on the meds until September so I lost 49lbs in 4 months and I felt awesome. Until that day in June where my world came crashing down. I just recently went back on the pill weighing in at 205lbs and now I am down to 191lbs. It is working a little slower the second time around but now I am a stay at home mom of three and haven't really been able to exercise since I have been on besides my regular running around after the kids. No side effects.
68 users found this comment helpful.
I am a 20 years old male, I was never involved in sports in high school. I started taking Adipex February of 2013, it is now June and I have lost 57 lbs! I have gotten off the medicine for about a month now and only take a pill every now and then as I start to lose my motivation but coming from 334 lbs and only being 5'10" it is amazing the difference you feel in your entire body. I am a full time college student and that makes it hard to focus on your health, but Adipex does it for me. I have had the dry mouth and it does tend to make me extremely irritable sometimes, but still does the job I have gone from a 48 in jeans to a 44 and some 42s fit.
66 users found this comment helpful.
About 8 years ago I was put on the antidepressant Lexapro, only to gain a massive amount of weight between Christmas and Easter. I was so shocked and it wasn't until one of my brutally honest acquaintances gave me the 'what the hell happened' look. My doctor moved me onto phentermine, and while it took a few weeks to kick in, once it did, it was great. But you have to work out also, and drink lots of water. Cravings for fast food and pizza do disappear. I felt awesome by the end of the summer and was at my lowest weight ever.
Now here's the hard part: life after phentermine. This loses its effect rapidly. Use it wisely and you'll be successful.
66 users found this comment helpful.
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