my doctor started me on phentermine this week. the idea is that I will remain on it for 3 months and slowly taper off. the goal is to get control of my hunger and cravings. I'm concerned about maintaining any weight loss that I might achieve after I get off of the medicine. those of you that have lost weight on phentermine and are no longer on it, have you been able to maintain the weight? As far as cravings and appetite are concerned, do you notice better control?