User Reviews for Tenuate
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Reviews for Tenuate to treat Obesity
"I was prescribed Tenuate extended-release tabs because of my caffeine sensitivity. Of course, I noticed a change but not the jittery/shaky feeling that comes with harsh stimulants. My side effects included nausea, constipation, blurred vision (which I didn't associate to the meds). I lost 15 pounds over a three month period including the winter holiday period but noticed after that I was not losing anymore. Two months later and a 6 lb weight gain, I've decided to stop taking the meds. Immediately, I noticed extreme exhaustion and an inability to get going."
SassyCurls April 29, 2017
11 users found this comment helpful.
"I started taking adipex but the insomnia and other side effects were just becoming unbearable so my doctor switched me over to tenuate 75mg ER . Besides the side effects listed tenuate has been pretty bearbable vs adipex and I can cope with the few side effects they are not too bad . I have noticed for me that the weight loss is slower on tenuate but as long as I am eating right and excercising the weight comes off . I'm losing 1-2 pounds a week so I'm staying on target and at a healthy weight loss . At the begining you will lose the first week for me it was 7 pounds then after 2 weeks it slowed to 1.5 pounds a week . You have to eat healthy choices & excerise or u will just gain back what u lost."
gypsypickles (taken for less than 1 month) April 14, 2015
63 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been taking Tenuate time released 75mg for almost 3 weeks. I am down 9 lbs. I started at 130, and am Now 121.4. I have noticed that it is not working as well now as it did in the first week or two. At the beginning I was never hungry, I would have to force myself to eat something. Now, I have noticed the hunger pains. I am hoping to loose another 11 lbs."
Tiffany. (taken for less than 1 month) April 7, 2015
47 users found this comment helpful.
"Loved this medicine at start a month ago. Lost 9 pounds. I am not obese but after a hard year and surgery I had to give up exercise. I gained almost 20 lbs in two years and I was miserable. My doctor realized I needed a kick start and prescribed this... I LOVED ... I have been more attentive and energetic and not eating just for the sake of eating or being bored. After a month I feel like my body is too used to it and not the same as day one ... But I am going to keep going and try to lose 10 more pounds... However I will say that I have not had bad side affects at all ..."
Trying to get back to me January 22, 2015
64 users found this comment helpful.
"Back in 1992 I used Tenuate. and I dropped 70lbs. In 9 months and I am still sexy today!"
veelove November 16, 2014
126 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been on Tenuate 75 mgs. for 1 week and I have lost 11 lbs. I have increase energy, it curbs my appetite, and little to no side effects. I am hoping with the medication and learning a new life style change of eating that I can finally get to the point where I am not obese."
Beccatpd (taken for less than 1 month) October 7, 2014
105 users found this comment helpful.
"I was over weight and prediabetic. I have been on Tenuate 75mg since January 1, 2014. I was about 157 and have lost 16.4 pounds. I have substantially cut down on my food intake. This medicine suppresses my urges to overeat. I now eat small portions easily with less desire for sweets. I have cut down on my sugar and carbs. My doctor said I had to lose weight because my blood sugar was in a prediabetic range. I feel this medicine has been wonderful and effective! I am very pleased and delighted since I was having difficulty taking the weight off. I hope this is helpful to others."
123Seve April 30, 2014
106 users found this comment helpful.
"Best diet pill so far. I've been on 25mg twice a day for a week and I'm loving it. I'm usually not good on any medication. Even some medications for my stomach can make me feel dizzy and weird. I'm so happy with Tenuate. I don't feel nothing but like a good feeling. I'm way more energetic. My mouth is always dry but I'm drinking a lot of water so it's ok. I haven't felt dizzy at all. Haven't had any weird heart beat. Nothing. I'm eating half of what I was eating before I was put on Tenuate. So far so good!"
AnneG2014 April 22, 2014
88 users found this comment helpful.
"I am no longer obese, but it looks like I will have to fight bulimia all my life. With ups and downs. It is not like I have not tried to work the roots of the problem, but extra help is needed now and then, as I can't eradicate it it seems. Tenuate has been a great support. I have used it sporadically, for moderate lengths of time. It has helped me so much when bulimia takes over, it lifts the dependency. Unfortunately it is no longer approved in Europe. I feel let down, and left to face my problems the hard way, again and again. "
TurnLifePink (taken for 10 years or more) April 5, 2014
26 users found this comment helpful.
"I took Tenuate 25mg 5 years ago for 6 months and lost 55 pounds. After hurting my foot and not being able to exercise I gained back most of the weight over a five year period. My doctor gave it to me again in May of 2013 and I have lost 45 pounds. I weaned myself off of it and am maintaining my weight now with diet and exercise. I love my doctor for suggesting this for "women my age" (40s)!! It works great!!"
Beehive4 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 15, 2014
105 users found this comment helpful.
"I was just placed on Tenuate 2 days ago by my physician. I have tried many weight loss options but have had no success. I just have no will power. I am an RN, and reading about this medication I must say that I am going into it a little frightened. But, if you all can do it...so can I! I was so motivated by your many success stories, I hope that I can be one to post one also. My first day mirrored some in that the dry mouth and jitters are what bothered me. I don't think I will be able to take the medication at work. That will be okay, I don't have much time to think about food anyway. Lol! Best of Luck to you all!!!"
MareKuntz (taken for less than 1 month) November 2, 2013
38 users found this comment helpful.
"first week lost 3 pounds. Have blurred vision but no side effects that cant be tolerated. First night could not sleep but after that it was ok. this is an awesome drug was kind of scared of diet pills but this one is great."
willde (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 23, 2013
45 users found this comment helpful.
"Hi, everyone I wanted to wait until I finish the entire bottle, before I came and did a review. So I went to my doctor who is awesome and she put me on Tenuate. My starting weight was 210 lbs, I started my first pill on May 24, 2013. I will be honest in my review. I started the week off strong eating right, exercising twice a day, making sure I stay within my 1200 calories daily. The exercises I did was walking and fitness blender. I made sure I drank plenty of water and the first week I lost 6.2 lbs. I was so excited and that push me to keep going that second week I lost 3 lbs and third week I lost 3lbs and so forth. As of now I'm 195.8lbs. I love this pill."
Thickandcurvy15 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 21, 2013
109 users found this comment helpful.
"Tenuate is the best. After having my second child in April 2012 I blew up to a whopping 300 pounds. In October of 2012 I went to my doctor and he tried me on Tenuate for 1 month. This was the best decision ever. Tenuate not only controlled my appetite, it helped me eat smaller portion. I had a 30 day supply and made it last for 2 months. By December I went down to 280lbs. In January I started counting my calories on my own without the help of pills and its mid February now I'm down to 250. Tenuate showed me how I should eat and it may have "shrunk" my stomach. I also walk a mile every day, which helped speed up my weight loss process. If I can do it, you can too. Good Luck."
Rajun Cajun (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 11, 2013
105 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been on Tenuate for a year and at first I was losing weight fast (30lbs) and looked great but by 6 months I had stopped losing so my dr took me off it for 3 months. I got back on after I gained back 20 of the 30lbs lost. This was during summer and I have two kids I'm constantly chasing. I've been back on Tenuate for 3 months and I have gained another 6lbs WHILE ON TENUATE!!! I have a healthy diet and exercise regularly. So, if you want to lose weight for a specific occasion this med is great for you but if you want something to help you keep it off....this might not be it."
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 14, 2012
43 users found this comment helpful.
"I was prescribed to phentermine last year and had amazing results but I lost it so quickly I gained it back. So my doctor re prescribed it to me and for some odd odd reason I had the worlds worst side effects so he put me on Tenuate. So far, in the past oh say 6 days I have felt...normal. which is a good thing. I'm not eating as much and definitely am enjoying working out! This pill is awesome. Though when I went to the doctor I was 147 I don't plan on weighing myself until I go back or my pants start falling loose (because that'll get me extra curious). I definitely feel though that I have possibly lost a a few pounds, hope so. I recommend this pill to anyone who wants to lose weight and not feel like a crack head like you will on phentermine!"
blondie129 (taken for less than 1 month) October 28, 2012
72 users found this comment helpful.
"I started Tenuate in Mid March and now am down 40 lbs. I use Tenuate along with a low calorie diet and moderate exercise. I just reached one of my first goals which was to be <200 lbs. That was a big step for me. I haven't been this small since my first pregnancy back in 1995. I still have a long way to go but I am very happy with the outcome this far. I usually skip the Tenuate on the weekends because I tend to not eat breakfast on weekends. If I don't eat an hour or so after taking the pill in the mornings, I get a little jittery. I would recommend this to anyone looking to lose big numbers. I weigh in with my doctor once a month and she monitors my blood pressure, etc. Couldn't be happier."
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 13, 2012
55 users found this comment helpful.
"I am 25 years old 5ft 9in and weighed 262lbs when I started Tenuate. I have been on it for 2 weeks now. I have not weighed yet but I have to make myself eat at first I was counting calories but couldn't eat more than 900 calories a day and that was eating 5 times a day so I just eat a little here and there. I have only experienced dry mouth. I am very hopeful I need rid of this weight maybe Tenuate will do it."
Anonymous June 28, 2012
22 users found this comment helpful.
"I just started the time release, this is my third day. I have always been hesitant because about 6 years ago I started suffering from severe panic attacks and since then I have had a hard time with anything that gets my heart rate going or makes my body feel weird including caffeine. So exercise would trigger panic attacks, I finally got them under control with meds but I weigh 277 pounds not a number I usually say out loud. So anyways I am not having any major jitters or anything, I have dry mouth really bad but can work with it. I do find that I have no appetite and food taste a little different but not craving to eat all the time. I am down to 269lbs, which is probably water weight. I am staying hopeful because I really need my life back."
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) June 21, 2012
45 users found this comment helpful.
"I've tried Tenuate 2 years ago to lose weight. It WORKED then and now I'm older and have high blood pressure and a bad back so I needed a boost again! Still works the same in lowering my hunger, lost 5 lbs in 2 days! 35lbs more to go and I'm VERY confident I'm going to succeed. Mine are 75 mg. No side effects with the exception of dry mouth. I drink more water."
SaSaBabe1 (taken for less than 1 month) May 14, 2012
49 users found this comment helpful.
"This pill is just in one word, unbelievable! I have lost a total of 45 pounds so far! It has given me my life back. I went from a big size 12 to a size 4! I have never been happier in my life."
Living again! March 5, 2012
99 users found this comment helpful.
"I've been taking 75 mg of Tenuate for 4 months now and have lost a total of 40 lbs and intend to lose another 15. I dropped the most weight during the first 2 months and then slowly added a few more calories to my diet to slow down the weight loss and back off the pills so that I don't put more weight back on when I'm totally off them. It takes discipline and I now eat lots of fruits and vegetables. This pill is really amazing and you do have to sometimes remind yourself to eat. There are some days (when I don't take the pill) that I feel hungry and eat more so I always try to eat less the next day. So far that's working. Since I'm 60 yrs old my Dr. has been monitoring me very carefully but I've had no issues whatsoever."
Anonymous January 17, 2012
55 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been taking this medicine for 2 1/5 months and have lost 3 inches and 17lbs and I feel a whole lot better and have more energy. Also, walking twice a day at 6 am and 6:30 pm for 2 miles each session. I have cut my food portions in half and I want to be losing more but, I am happy to be making the progress I am making. I had to increase my fiber because the medicine made me constipated. I do drink 10-12 glasses of water daily and that does helps some. I would love to read other posts on their progress that are recent this year. I will keep you updated."
Anonymous October 22, 2011
36 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been taking the 75mg time-released Tenuate for 12 days now and I've already lost 6 lbs. I take it in the morning; after it kicks in, I feel a little shaky and nauseated for about an hour (but it's not disabling); after than I'm fine for the day. I have to be careful because, if I'm really busy I'll forget to eat. I was concerned that it would keep me awake but it seems to wear off in the evening. I think drinking plenty of water is probably pretty important with this medicine."
Anonymous October 16, 2011
37 users found this comment helpful.
"Unbelievable! I have lost 20 pounds in 47 days. I went from a large size 12 to a size 10. There was a time when the weight stayed the same for 2 weeks, but after that, it started to fall off again...so don't give up! I am so much happier than I've been in a LONG time!"
Toohappy August 25, 2011
57 users found this comment helpful.
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