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OverIt2007
April 23rd, 2010, 12:10 PM
Hi everyone,

I was just curious if anyone here is taking, or has taken Phentermine?

Phentermine is a doctor prescribed appetite suppressant. It is an amphetamine and raises your seratonin level in your brain, therefore making you not hungry.

I have been taking this for a few weeks. It definately does do exactly what it is supposed to and I have lost around 15 pounds in two months, with and without taking the Phen.


Overall, I am pretty happy with it, but as with any medication, you have to be very careful. I have had some side effects, but so far pretty managable.


Overit

rebirth
July 19th, 2010, 02:43 PM
Hi Overit,
I took something similar in the past but the side effects were unbearable for me. I had terrible mood swings and my poor partner could not understand where I was so emotional.
It does work and I lost alot of weight but it's another addictive drug that I abuse. I carried on taking the pills purely out of habit and fear of putting the weight back on. ..which I did once I stopped taking the drugs.

In the end I want to lose weight sensibly so I no longer take diet pills. But everyone to their own. Gonna try out this magic diet you mentioned.
x

Rusty
July 19th, 2010, 07:03 PM
I have a prescription for Phentermine which I took about 4 years ago, before my drinking got under control and my blood pressure was normal. I didn't find it made any big difference in my appetitie, and you can't take it if you have high blood pressure, which I had for 2 yrs. when my drinking was heavy.

OverIt2007
July 19th, 2010, 09:01 PM
Hey Guys,

I have not posted on here in a while. I definately quit taking the Phentermine. It was making me feel "cracked out" and I was drinking to bring me down off that feeling. Not really a good combo to be taking Phentermine, an upper, then drinking to bring you down.

For me, I think I will just stick to old fashioned ways of dieting and exercise to lose weight!

rebirth
July 20th, 2010, 05:30 AM
Overit Thats exactly what was happening to me! I hardly ate anything during the day but was so wired by the end of the day that I drank to calm myself down. Very silly it was!
Its hard to eat diet the old fashioned way but i believe its the best way to go. x

OverIt2007
July 20th, 2010, 03:00 PM
Hey Rebirth,

I think Phentermine is NOT good for people like us!! Something that makes us want to drink more?? Um not good!!

Hope your doing good Rebirth!!

rebirth
July 21st, 2010, 05:31 PM
Hi overit.
I am still being very good with not drinking but I have a thing for chocolate. ArgHH! Like I have to treat myself because I cant drink. I have bars of it stashed away in my handbag and cupboards incase a craving came along. The sugar seems to calm my craving for some reason. I have been told that it actuelly increases willpower. Really not sure if it does but I am getting a sugar addiction and and I have put on weight. Not happy about that!

But no I would not buy phen again because it does make me want to drink.

I need to knuckle down and go on a blasted diet! How many calories are you consuming per day? Are you counting calories? How did you lose the 10 pounds. You omiitted certain foods but did you eat alot still?

by the way, your picture is gorgeous. It must be your little boy? I took my son to Disneyland in Paris and he was scared of Mickey Mouse! Ha

more2life
July 21st, 2010, 06:49 PM
I took phentermine for several years with excellent results. I would take it again if I could get my hands on the real stuff. I would rather deal with a little shaky feeling, than the 30 pounds I've put on since quitting.

This is JIMHO!!

Bustedchalk
July 24th, 2010, 12:35 AM
I would quit taking that stuff, I just quit a EC stack for weight loss, (Ephedrine and Caffeine) that stuff will screw with your metabolism, plus give you false energy. All that stuff is junk, weight is easy to loose naturally if you watch your diet, eat lots of fruits and vegi's instead of other junk. keep your protein at around 1 gram of protein per every lb of body weight to maintain muscle.

Sunnyvalenting
October 9th, 2010, 07:26 PM
I am on phentermine. I only take 1/2 tablet at most each day. I want to feel some hunger and use my discipline. Some days I go without it entirely to test my resolve. I have been eating 1200-1600 calories/day and walking 3 miles or more. I have recently started doing weight lifting to maintain muscle mass. I am not on a particular diet. I just try to make sure I eat at least 4 veggies and 1 or more fruit/d along with good quality protein and whole grain in small amount at each meal. For first 5 months Af I did not go on diet. Wanted to "nail" the AF thing. Then I went on diet past 3 1/2 months and have lost 33 pounds in that time frame. I am delighted and surprised by how quickly it has dropped and how easy it was to transfer the discipline of abstinence and add the lifestyle changes. The first month was the hardest. Now it seems sort of "second" nature to eat well and less.
Sunny

OverIt2007
October 10th, 2010, 01:46 PM
Wow... Thats awesome Sunny! How long have you been AF??

Im still working out my drinking issues.. Not sober but working at it. Arent we all.

Rusty
October 10th, 2010, 02:14 PM
Hi Over,

Great to see you again! :)....I took Phentermine for just a little while in 2006 before my drinking was at its worst....but my blood pressure so high because of my drinking that my doc told me I had to stop drinking to bring my BP down. Of course, I didn't stop drinking, and the Phentermine really did nothing for my appetite. I didn't notice that it made me wired, though.

Rebirth-you are right about the upper-downer syndrome. I mentioned my aunt who was a drinking alcoholic of 30 years....that's why she got addicted to AL....she took diet pills during the day to give her energy and to help her keep her figure, but then she was soooo wired by the end of the day that she used AL to calm down....a vicious cycle that lasted 30 years. Now she is AF and DF, and she is a totally different person. When she was on diet pills and AL, she was really psycho. She drove everybody bananas.

Rusty
October 10th, 2010, 02:15 PM
Sunny,

I wanted to add that I have a whole script for phentermine and now that I'm AF and my BP is ok, I might try it again. I don't want to waste all those pills I paid WAY too much for. :-( Congratulations, too, on being AF!

Sunnyvalenting
October 14th, 2010, 01:46 AM
Overit,
I am 9 months AF. I didn't diet at all for 5 months and only then started to exercise every day for an hour and cut back on food. I take just 1/2 of the phentermine/d or less because I know I could get too wired and be too hyped up. I will allow nothing to stand in the way of my abstinence. Not even fat! I would rather be fat and abstinent than slim and drinking.
I recently started a weight lifting program. I have only done it for 2 days so far. I am interested in seeing how it works out. I am walking 3 miles/day too. Between the diet and exercise i continue to lose at a reasonably rapid rate.
sun

Sunnyvalenting
October 14th, 2010, 01:47 AM
Overit,
what is left to "work out" on your drinking issues?

muchthought
October 18th, 2010, 12:24 AM
Sunny - Hi - I took phentermine a couple years ago and lost 25 pounds. I have mostly kept this weight off, (the baclofen put 10 pounds on, but I have lost 5 in the last couple weeks through diet/exercise.) I wanted to warn you that for most people (including me) eventually the phentermine effect wears off. It starts to not suppress appetite, and then, at least for me, it started to make me anxious and I couldn't sleep. I loved it for the 6 months I took it, and then it just didn't work anymore. Good luck on the diet, and congratulations on the AF. I am doing really well the last couple weeks.

Sunnyvalenting
October 18th, 2010, 01:10 AM
I only take about 1/3=1/2 of the pill and not every day. I want to have the experience of the discipline of the diet and just occasionally take the edge off of the hunger. I have been doing it this way since july 1st. No tendency for it to wear off so far. I don't know that bac makes one gain weight. Do you have any information on that? I did gain weight at first because I was substituting food for al but that has changed. All the best
Sunny

rebirth
October 18th, 2010, 02:57 AM
I thought Phen was banned? It is here in the UK

Sunnyvalenting
October 18th, 2010, 10:07 AM
The phentermine part of Fen-phen seems to be relatively safe. It has been around for decades and was not implicated in the heart valve problems they saw with the other part of the combo. It can, however, raise BP, pulse rate, and cause other problems. I am very careful with my dose. My BP has actually lowered due to the weight loss and exercise. My arobic fitness level has gone from below average to above average on a 5 minute walking/pulse rate test at my gym. It (phentermine) has been very helpful. I do get hungry at night after dinner and try to eat just healthy snacks but it is a difficult time for me and too late in the day to take any phentermine. I may try eating dinner a bit later in the PM.
Sunny

rebirth
October 19th, 2010, 05:48 PM
sunny is phentermine a prescription only?

Sunnyvalenting
October 19th, 2010, 08:15 PM
yes

martinbell
August 30th, 2014, 08:58 AM
I am also considering to buy it. But the problem is that I am not sure how I can get it. Some people say I definitely need a prescription others that it is possible to get it from the site like RxGrade.com (http://rxgrade.com/). So how did you buy it?