... wondering if someone can tell me about how much weight I can expect to lose taking this. I have seen where some are dropping like 30 or so pounds a month. I know without the exercise I can not expect that. I just would like to know how I should do. Also about how many calories is everyone eating a day on this. Thanks
Unfortunately you probably won't see anymore than 30 pounds in a 6-8 month period and you'll stall out after that. I used to take it during the phen-fen craze, and then I tried it again with the Olestra stuff and both times I was exercising more than usual. I've never seen anyone on it lose 30 pounds a month. If they are losing that much they are either very, very obese to start with and are eating less than 1400 or 1500 calories a day + exercise, or exercising several times a day.
If you can't exercise and you really, really need to lose weight to help your blood pressure or diabetes, I would suggest the Lap Band. Nothing else really works. And it's not as invasive as the gastric bypass.
This is a late response, but wanted to put it out there in case anyone else is reading. I have taken phentermine off and on for over 10 years. It has been very good to me when I have been on it, but difficult when I'm not on it. It is normally not prescribed longer than a 6 month period. My doctor tells me I am only one of two patients she has ever had that have been successful on it. With those low success rates, I am no longer an advocate of it. Especially when weight gain and other weight related issues are normally associcated with something else. I am an emotional eater - I eat when I'm depressed or anxious which is almost all of the time - lol! I am now on prozac and topamax, and will let you know if I experience weight loss :-)
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