I need to lose about 15 pounds, and SSRI's make it very difficult to lose weight. But I'm finding out that combining drugs such as Adipex (phentermine) with anti-depressants can be very dangerous. Are there any safe alternatives?
since you are on an anti-depressants it can be very tricky as to what you take. i am not sure where you are, but we have weight loss clinics here with real docs and they would know the answer, and they would also monitor you. most of those over the counter drugs don't work, and they can be pretty dangerous for a healthy person. "go figure" find a weight loss doc that does more than write scripts, than watch the machine work like it is suppose to
I had once been on an SSRI and was on Redux. We all remember the lawsuit that came out of that, and thankfully there was no damage to my heart. I wouldn't risk diet medications, but that is only my opinion and your best bet is to talk it over with your Doctor.
Everyone's metabolism is different and you may have few extra pounds that may also be due to decrease activity, not just the SSRI!
Best of wishes to you
with any weight loss plan the person must really want to loose the weight, the best method i like is to eat right, exercise and talk to a dietian if you are serious about loosing the 15lbs. i need to loose 20lbs but due to my illnesses im unable to go out and walk so i exercise in my home. good luck
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