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User Reviews for Phentermine to treat Obesity

Also known as: Adipex-P, Lomaira, Atti-Plex P, Pro-Fast HS, Pro-Fast SR, Pro-Fast SA

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Phentermine Rating Summary

User Ratings
10
   
51%(251)
9
   
22%(105)
8
   
13%(60)
7
   
4%(18)
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4%(19)
5
   
4%(19)
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1%(2)
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2%(7)
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1%(3)
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3%(10)
8.7/10 Average Rating
494 Ratings with 552 User Reviews

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Reviews for Phentermine

Lomaira (phentermine): "My doctor started me on lomaira about 6 weeks ago. I told her that I was sensitive to medication but she said I should try this low dose once a day and see if it helps. So far so good! I haven't increased the dose and it is costing me about $0.30 a day. I've lost about 12 lbs so far and I don't really have noticeable side effects."

   
9.0

ChristyB (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 23, 2019

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Adipex-P (phentermine): "I started Adipex-P on 3/28/19 weighing 235 lbs. Today is Sunday 3/31/19 and I weigh 230 lbs."

   
9.0

Tubby March 31, 2019

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"Took the purple one and I lost weight quickly"

   
10

Red (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 28, 2019

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"I lost 3 stone on phentermine - but the side affects are a bit annoying, I get anxiety, I can't sleep and I have mood swings - oh and bad taste in mouth. Worth it though, if you're overweight"

   
10

George (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 26, 2019

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"I'm on my 5th month of Phentermine for weight loss. I was originally prescribed it for 3 months, but since I'm doing well with NO side effects, my doc gave me the option of taking it for up to 6 months. After 4 months, I'm down 37lbs. Right off the bat I started walking EVERY DAY (and still do 5-7 days/week). I also limited carbs since I had NO cravings. The weight came off steadily for a bit, but I'd have weeks with no weight loss because I wasn't eating enough. I was stalled at 27lbs up until 3 weeks ago, so I joined WW to make myself eat. At that point, I also started taking Phentermine every other day, instead of every day to get my body used to it's natural state. I have lost 10 more lbs since starting WW. While Phentermine really is a "magic pill", you do have to put in the work if you want great results. It is best to use it as a tool to form real habits in the time you're on it so you hopefully won't gain when you stop! That's my plan at least!"

   
10

gatorkate (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 18, 2019

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"I have been taking the higher dose of Phentermine for 2 1/2 months. The lower dose stopped working within a few weeks. I am eating about 1200 calories a week and losing 1-2 pounds per week. Nothing drastic but slow and steady. I like how I feel with more energy and I don't get hungry making it much easier to limit my calorie intake. I am very worried about what is going to happen when I can't take it anymore. My physician is allowing me to take it for two more months but I still have 80 pounds I want to lose. She has suggested switching to Qysmia, Liraglutide, or Lorecaserin. I wonder what others have done since you can't take phentermine long term. Have some just taken a break and then gone back on again for another limited time.?"

   
10

srf1972 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 19, 2019

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"Annie, I first took phentermine n 1987 and lost 53 pounds. I got it off fast too. One reason is because I was only 27 years old, I exercised at least every other day. In the beginning I cut out all alcohol, changed my eating habits. Switched to Diet Coke, ordered the kids meal, no fries. I went from 165 to 112. I still take it intermittently to maintain You’ll find as you age your body shifts, and now it is what I eat not just how much. No fast food, I keep my carb intake way down. Stopped drinking sodas. I take one in the morning early, and sometimes a half pill in the afternoon. Another thing that really helped expedite my weight loss was eating holding silverware in my left hand to eat. I only eat when I’m hungry. And one thing I think is very important with me is I do not eat while driving or talking on the phone. When I’m home I wear leg weights..burns calories and tones muscle."

   
10

Lauralee (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 8, 2019

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Lomaira (phentermine): "This product has worked really well for me. I have no side effects and tons of energy. I have been able to stay on track with what my nutritionist has suggested for the first time. I can actually control what I eat. I am getting closer and closer to the BMI my doctors said I need to get to to be healthy. It is going to be a long journey, but I have tried everything before this and nothing worked. This is the first time I have seen results and I am sticking with it. Its been 6 weeks so far and I hopeful that this will help me reach my final goal weight."

   
10

JenK (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 8, 2019

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"I just started on this medication 1/31/19. I take it @ 10am every morning. My starting weight is 210 and I’m 5’4. Even though I’ve only taken it a short time, I find myself feeling full and I have to force myself to eat. No side effects which is very good. So I’m hoping when I weigh in on Thurs, which will have been a week, I will have lost a couple pounds. I don’t don’t know how fast this drug works or if you have to work out with it. Can someone please give me some advice? I would so appreciate it!!"

   
8.0

Annie (taken for less than 1 month) February 5, 2019

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"Sunday will be my first day to take the drug. Any suggestions??? Any special diets or exercise? I’m nervous and excited all at the same time! Wish me luck and give me suggestions please. Oh btw I’m a female, 5’10 and weigh 318"

Lillajah02 (taken for less than 1 month) January 25, 2019

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"Hey, I just started today, and I am very excited about it! Hopefully it will work on me because I really need a support for losing weight! As of today 1/22/2019, I weigh 302.2lb and I am 30 years old. I will share my experience on 2/22/ 2019."

Summer January 22, 2019

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"I'm a 36 year old female, 5'2", hypothyroid, autoimmune disease and PCOS, mommy of 1. Starting weight 178lb. I started adipex on January 2nd. For the first week, I took half of a pill each day. Since then, I've been taking one 37.5 pill each day. The first 2 days I had a bad headache. I haven't had any caffeine and have had enough energy to get through the day. I'm drinking a ton of water. I've been drinking only water and eating 1200 calories a day. In 2.5 weeks, I've lost 12 1/2 lbs. I'll update again next month. Good luck to everyone!"

   
9.0

BuckeyeGal (taken for less than 1 month) January 20, 2019

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Lomaira (phentermine): "I habe no energy from this pill after I take it I'm very tired. I read how other people get energy I've been taking it twice a day before meals is there any advice any one can give me"

   
3.0

Summer (taken for less than 1 month) January 17, 2019

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Adipex-P (phentermine): "I was prescribed Adipex on Monday 12/10/18. I weighed in at 184.4lb and I am 5ft. My goal weight is 125lb. I plan to start taking it on Saturday just incase of any side effects. I will let you know my progress."

Nuni (taken for less than 1 month) December 13, 2018

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"286 LBS - I am 52 yrs old, I am disabled and have gained over 100 Lbs in 5 years. After back surgery, neck surgery & being diagnosed with lupus and fibro the weight has become to hard to take off. This is my first day I have taken 1/2 a pill. I am nervous because i have anxiety issues. But I need help so I will continue."

Tina (taken for less than 1 month) December 1, 2018

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"Update, 19lb loss since 10-24-18 Great pill and zero appetite."

   
8.0

Me (taken for less than 1 month) November 4, 2018

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"I started this drug 10-24-18 and I have lost 15lb. I had a headache once, have dry mouth daily, feel high sometimes, feel relaxed sometimes, feel hyper sometimes, feel clumsy sometimes and urinate constantly. I am loosing over 3# daily with out exercise. I do force my self to eat."

   
8.0

Me (taken for less than 1 month) October 29, 2018

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"Was prescribed this medication by a weight loss specialist MD. The idea was to help control appetite while increasing energy levels and gradually losing weight as to keep it off. Was taking it once a day for up to 3 months then off for a few months then start up again. Results were no decrease in hunger or appetite at all, no increase in energy levels, no weight loss period. As a matter of fact I actually gained weight. It was like taking a placebo but more expensive."

   
1.0

Stillfat (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 20, 2018

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Adipex-P (phentermine): "I started taking Adipex On a Saturday which was September 1, 2018. I went to the doctor and weighed in on September 26, 2018. I have lost 15 pounds. I weighed in at 335lbs and now 320lbs. I go back on October 26, 2018 and I will definitely let you know. I haven’t had any side effects at all! I mean none!! I do walk 5 days a week for 30 minutes, nothing else. I am very happy and I am starting to feel better about myself."

   
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Krissy (taken for less than 1 month) October 11, 2018

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Lomaira (phentermine): "10/09/2018 Today is the 1st day taking Lomaira...looking forward to seeing some results and a new journey in losing some weight...keep ya posted..."

Sonia361 (taken for less than 1 month) October 9, 2018

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Adipex-P (phentermine): "I have taken this medication for one month, I lost 13lbs with exercise and eating extremely healthy. I would not believe any of these reviews saying they lost 30lbs in a month, it’s not true. I had a talk with 3 different doctors because I had seen these reviews before I took it. You’re not going to lose 10lbs a week, it will help, but it’s not a magic pill, you have to put in the work to lose it, more of an aid than anything else."

   
6.0

Taylor21 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 3, 2018

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Adipex-P (phentermine): "I started adipex on 7/13/18. It has almost been 3 months. I started at 208 and I’m down to 168lb. I have been very strict with my diet cutting out carbs and sugars and sticking to lean meats other than a few cheat days for special occasions. I wish they would prescribe longer than the 3 months"

   
10

Mindy (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 2, 2018

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"Last week I went to see my Endocrinologist and he sat with me and did a meal plan. He offered phentermine. I usually don't take drugs, but all the natural methods I tried didn’t work well. I took the medicine on Friday 37.5mg. On Thursday I weighed in at 219lbs. On Sunday I weighed myself at home and the scale said 212lb. I didn’t have any clothes on when I weighed myself. Was shocked only a couple days have gone by. The pills give me A LOT of energy! It last all day and into the night. After I take them, I do laundry and clean and feel euphoric. All I want to do is be active. I cut out sugar since Thursday and the meds make me feel really full, so I take a couple bites of salad or an boiled egg and I feel so full. It does give me dry mouth, so I drink more water. Makes my heart beat a little faster, but I hope this passes. So far so good! I just have to make sure I measure my food when I go off the pills and continue to cut out processed foods, bad carbs and sugar!"

   
9.0

lovegal October 1, 2018

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"I started taking Phentermine on 9/2 and in the first week I lost 11 pounds!! The second week I did not lose anything but we had to evacuate due to a hurricane and even though I was never hungry when I did eat it wasn't the best food for me plus I don't think I thought to drink enough water. My third week (back at home) I am back on my 1300 calorie a day diet and tons of water I have dropped another 3 pounds in 3 days. Side effects for me are dry mouth (real bad but that's good for the water) jittery feeling but not all the time. Insomnia and elevated heart rate after any kind of exercise. I should mention I haven't exercised much at all. 46 year old female starting weight 241lbs on 9/2 and weight today 228lbs 9/24"

   
9.0

NCGal (taken for less than 1 month) September 24, 2018

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"Awesome pill!! Follow directions & you should be good! No regrets. Wish that Medicaid was still paying for it though. It currently cost me $25 from my pharmacy. Speak to your doctor first & then if it's a go~ Go HARD!! GOOD LUCK!!"

Cher Cher (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 24, 2018

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