I took Phentermine for 3 months and have since stopped. I have been losing hair rapidly when washing or brushing.
I started taking Phentermine on August 31, 2010. At first I did not see any issues with it as far as hair thinning/loss is concerned. I stayed on Phen until the end of November 2010. From December 1, 2010 until January 13, 2011 I took a break from Phen as my body had built a tolerance to it.
Around October 2010, I started to notice my hair thinning, I was losing more hair when I washed it as well as brushing it. When I would style my hair I would lose some then as well.
I started back on Phen on January 13th, and thus far have seen the thinning and loss start back up. The bad thing about it is that I have long hair, so I can really see the difference as it gets thinner.
An added problem to taking Phen, is the fact that I am also on Lipofen for my triglycerides. After reading countless reviews I also found that Lipofen has had the same effects, so my hair thinning/loss seems to be accelerated so to speak.
Since August 31, 2010 I have lost a total of 28.6 pounds and even with the hair thinning/loss I feel that I can deal with this long enough to get to my target weight. I need to lose an additional 19 pounds to get to my target weight which is when I will discontinue using Phen.
I have included a daily regime of multivitamins, fiber, and a stool softener as I am dealing with the constipation side effect as well.
I hate the thinning and hair loss that has come with my weight loss, but feel that its a small price to pay to finally get the excess weight off.
I am 4'11
start weight = 167
current weight = 138.4
target weight = 119/120
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