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Not sure if anyone pays any attention to this forum but on the off chance someone does.. I was wondering if anyone has tried Phentermine as a weight loss tool and what their experiences with it were?

I have a friend that has said if she knew about Phentermine before she had her VSG should wouldn't have had the procedure and just took her time using that product to lsoe the weight. I've read of the possible side effects and they are pretty unnerving.. though no more unnerving than the unknown of having surgery.

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I tried adipex p which is phentermine.

I hated it. It's basically speed.

I felt totally wired up.

No I was not that hungry with it but you can only use it a short time without effects to your kidneys.

I lost 12 pounds first time and as soon as I stopped I put them right back on and then some

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My endocrinologist put me on phentermine to help me lose weight quickly since I was pre-diabetic. Phentermine is his third choice of weight loss drug but I happened to be allergic to his first two choices. I was on it for 12 weeks. It worked great and killed my appetite. the only side effects I had was extremely dry mouth which went away after the first month.

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I took it several years ago and lost 40 lbs. in 2 months. When I quit taking it, I gained it all back plus an additional 45 lbs. Side effects weren't too bad, just a feeling of being on edge sometimes. Definitely gives you lots of energy, because it's an amphetimine (an "upper").

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In the first place you should be talking to your doctor about this it's a serious matter and decision.

Every medication or supplement has the potential for side effects or interfering with something else you take not working.

Don't do anything on your own regarding this because it just might be very dangerous to your health.

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Been there did that for a year, had great success until it stopped working...which it eventually will. When it does your clinic will start coming up with new "cocktails" to try to achieve similar results. My experience with those "cocktails"

Jittery

Nervousness

Irregular menstrual cycle

Cranky

Suicidal thoughts

Other self-destructive patterns including bulimia

My advice would be to avoid taking them. Phentermine was the mildest of what they gave me, but it still affected me in ways I didn't realize. I lost 60lbs, but when it stopped working I started gaining again. The "cocktails" helped me maintain the loss, but I simply got tired of taking so many pills everyday and wondered what the long term side effects would be, especially with the side effects I was already getting from them. Long story short, when I stopped pill popping I gained those 60 pounds back and they brought along 22 of their friends. Who wants to take pills for the rest of their lives? Not me! Heck, I take liquid Vitamins now because they are more like a treat for me with the band more than anything else. The only benefit I got out of the whole experience is that I wasn't required to do a supervised weight loss program before getting my band since I had gone through that ordeal. Good luck, but RUN!

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I'd rather have the surgery than to waste time and money on those dangerous drugs. I hate I didn't get my band sooner, but I'm here now and it's the best thing I've ever done for myself. I love my new body and everything it has done for me.

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I have also tried Phentermine. It works great for a while, then suddenly not so well. It will curb your appetite and make you clean the heck out of your house ;). I lost all my excess weight with it, though not in a healthy manner. When I stopped taking it, the appetite and the weight i'd lost returned with a vengence, AND brought 30 pounds extra along for the ride.

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I took that drug three seperate times....oh yes I would lose ..but as others have said I would gain it back and then some. I lost 85 pounds the last time I took it...put back on 52...then got my sleeve. Best to you!

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I used to take phentermine all the time when I was about 19-20. There's a place in my home town that will give you a months worth for $50 bucks, WAY easier than it should have been. I was on the strongest stuff they had and I was speeding my butt off. Honestly, it made me not want food at all so I wouldn't eat all day and I'd smoke like a pack of cigarettes (it gave me the incredible urge to constantly smoke..) then it would wear off at night and I'd feel so sick, and sometimes I would get REALLY hungry late at night so I'd pig out . I lost between 5 and 15 pounds every month I would do it, but when I'd stop it immediately came back plus some ( easily within a week or two). Its truly not worth the time in my opinion, it jut doesn't feel healthy and it made my heart race. I was being a dumb*** teenager at the time, so maybe if handled more responsibly it would go well lol. One good thing is that I would drink TONS of Water everyday. All in all, I wouldn't recommend it.

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I've taken it two different times, the first time was great! I lost 68 pounds in three & a half months. But, like the others said it only works for a short time & you end up packing it all back on. Plus some! The second time I think I lost like forty pounds. My sister is currently taking it for the first time & she likes it bc she has so much energy.

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I took it about 17 years ago. Worked amazingly. But then I got pregnant again and divorced and I gained back a huge amount. Finally had surgery this January. No more ups and downs for me.

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My experience like those in the comments above are the same. I went to a weight loss Dr. and got the meds and shots every week for almost a year. I lost a lot of weight. Had to stop taking them and started gaining right away. Eventually got back on them and my blood pressure kept sky rocketing so I stopped. Plus it is really expensive. Anyway, gained all the weight back and some extra. I dont call that successful at all.

If you choose to do it, I hope you have better results but after reading the same experiences from everyone, I think that would be very difficult to achieve but we are all different.

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I used it as a part of the "phen-fen" craze back in the mid-90s. I was trying to get my weight down to have a healthier pregnancy. I lost about 30 lbs in 5 months. The other Phen was pulled by the FDA - Fenfluromine. I tried the phentermine again (via mail order - probably a mistake) and I'm pretty sure the pills were phony because I had no success. I gained back the weight the first time with pregnancy.

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