I may be the only person in the world to gain weight taking Adipex. They didn't give me energy or the other 'wonder pill' side effects others experienced.

I began taking Adipex in January 2010. I started swelling around the 3rd week and gained 8 pounds by my first check in!
I was told by the Dr. I needed to take a DAILY water pill because my body was retaining the (fat converted to water) the pill was releasing.
So, I started a daily water & potassium pill with my adipex dose.

Before I started the medication, I wasn't eating much anyway. I had no appitie before the pills but when taking them, it became so bad that I would forget to eat somedays. I had to force myself to eat and drink the entire 4 months I was on them.

I went back for the 2nd check up & had lost 4lbs of the water. Still a net gain of 4lbs. I was told at that appt I was one of the few who would have to work harder to get the weight off.

Has anyone ever heard of not loosing weight on Adipex? I have several friends on Adipex & they swear by it. After my experience, I was left thinking, "What's the big deal?"

I decided two weeks ago to stop the pills and have my thyroid checked. I am hoping my metabolism is the problem and can be fixed with a thyroid medication.

I'd like to hear from anyone who has GAINED weight on Adipex. I know there are many people who have had sucess, but what about those who are like me and didn't have the terrific results? What did you do or what did your Dr. advise you to do about it?