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Reviews for Adipex-P to treat Weight Loss
Review by BusyBE (taken for less than 1 month):
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.
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.
18 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.
45 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.
54 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.
97 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!!
88 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.
60 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.
72 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.
62 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.
63 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.
63 users found this comment helpful.
I am 5'8 and was weighing in at 198. I asked my doctor for help and he prescriped Adipex and I can say it is the most amazing weight loss pill/tool available. I was ordered to take one pill a day but I started with (and still take) half a pill and for 3 days I didn't stop moving. The energy was amazing, I have absolutely no appetite, I only ate because I knew I had to. I only slept for about 2 hours at night during those first 3 days but after about a week of taking the pill, my sleeping became regular again. I have been on Adipex for a little over a month and have lost 18 lbs. I am still only taking half a pill and only taking it 3 days a week and my appetite has come back slowly but nothing like it was before. And no side effects!
65 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Alice Wonderland (taken for less than 1 month):
Week 1: Pro's lost 10 pounds, eat less. Con's: had headache for 6 days, pills wears out by afternoon, 5pm-6pm. Analysis: user must put effort in portion control or weight will come back after finished with medication. Will follow up in another week. Meal plan: 1500 per day. exercise 5 days week cardio, and strength.
40 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Alice Wonderland (taken for less than 1 month):
Day 2: Only side effect is headache but should go away. Lost 3 pounds, most likely water weight. Appetite decreased, but still want to eat. On Day one, had little appetite, and no desire to eat. Will have to count calories. Will follow up in few days.
26 users found this comment helpful.
I started Dec. 15th 2012 and this has been my life saver! I am 5'9 I was 252lbs when I weighed in. I couldn't believe it. I had never weighed that much.
I used to be an athlete growing up and after 4 kids my metabolism slowed down to nothing. Within the 1st month I lost 22 lbs! I had lost 40lbs by month 3. Total I have lost 57lbs in 6 months. I have been allowed to take it continuously, but I personally tapered it off so I wouldn't become dependent on it. I still have a months worth of pills left over and I'm still losing! I walk for exercise, but nothing major. Gum helps for dry mouth and I drink a ton of water and eat off a small salad plate.
My goal is 160lbs. I hope to reach that by August!
93 users found this comment helpful.
I was at my highest weight of 272lbs on December 20, 2012. I went for surgery the 28th. Some how I had lost 14 lbs between then and the end of January. I went back in February for my 6 week check up and told my dr I had lost the 14 lbs. He asked me if I was happy about that? I said YES! So he asked if I wanted to lose more and that he had a nutrionist on board and if I was interested meet with her. That was the best decision I ever made!! I'm down 45 lbs now. Started my first pill March 21,2013 and my most recent June 2, 2013. My goal is to be 150lbs by end of 2013. I should be able to do it!!
42 users found this comment helpful.
I started Adipex May 30 at 233lbs, today is June 2 and I'm 224lbs. I've eaten morningstar and drank nothing but water. I haven't started exercise yet because I have a joint disorder in my foot but so far I'm down 9lbs in 3 days. Take pictures to note your progress and a food journal.
56 users found this comment helpful.
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