Just so you are aware, though, it’s not until you stop the phentermine do you regain the weight (which is typical of most people who use it). I took Phen for about 3 months and have been off it about a month now, I’ve already gained 4 lbs back this month alone. You may find that you lose weight now but there is a high chance (about 99%) that you will regain all that weight and damage your metabolism in the process. I appreciate this information and just receive a prescription my doctor. OR should I take 30 mg twice a week like on M and THUR? In most cases, it is worth it, but if you have existing high blood pressure, heart problems or insomnia then using Phentermine may not be the best option for you. I have been taking phen /topamax with vitamin b12 injections 2x a week for six weeks…. I have the same question as Pam that hasn’t yet been answered. I wouldn’t be surprised, though, if some people did better on one over the other. I just kept going in to doctor an taking it. Ty. With increasing milk in my shakes, adding more protein & carbs to my diet, & me wanting to get toned again, he said weight training & muscle stretching exercises would be best for now until I my body got used to the routine in a few months, then as I get closer to my goal, I would get winged off the Topir & Phent & may reduce my Lisinopril as ad in cardio exercise mixed with weight training & stick to my food plan of shakes, bars, fruits & nuts, small portions of healthy foods during day, & greens at night. He just exercised and ate healthy. My doctor didn’t seem too concerned and wants to keep me on it as long as I am losing such high numbers. I take half my pill because i have hpb. Thanks Dr Westin Child’s I have learned a lot! I also take Synthroid for low thyroid. Started me on phen again this month and with the same diet plan as before…Reading this I became a bit confused about what you suggest for long term results as far as the diet plan goes. Monday - Friday 10AM-6PM EST Saturday and Sunday - CLOSED 877-788-1625 Office@PhentermineDoctors.com What else would you recommend during or after taking the phentermine? Do you prescribe this? WHY IS THAT? It’s definitely possible to lose weight after menopause but it is more difficult for sure. Be sure to consult … I don’t overeat. This article was actually VERY helpful! Great article! Make sure you read through the entire article as it will explain how to use Phentermine correctly. Don't get me wrong, it can still help with weight loss, but it's probably only going to help you lose 5-15 pounds long-term. Accessed Jan. 14, 2019. So I notice all this on my own so I started to research and found your website. Unfortunately, it’s just not possible to eat 800 calories daily forever and eventually you will have to increase those calories. I struggled at first walking was hard… I am now up to walking three miles five days a week and increasing the pace. On it I’m at least mobile all day and most of the night. My question is, since this seems to be working better for me than you or most other people described, could it be due to the fact that I on average weighed around 140 most of my life until having 2 kids back to back and then gallbladder removed and gained a ton of weight and got to 214 before I started phentermine. Now,I understand why. Now we are back on a weight loss dream. Dr Westin, Phentermine (Adipex-P, Lomaira) is an amphetamine-like prescription medication used to suppress appetite. If you have questions regarding your health you should seek qualified information from a medical professional or your doctor. We know that FDA approved doses do indeed suppress the appetite and do indeed alter the sympathetic nervous system (thereby increasing how many calories you burn). It also affected my hormones as I suffered from hair loss that still hasn’t recovered. I lost 70 pounds. When I got off the medication after 3 months I ended up gaining 45 pounds back. If you’ve changed your lifestyle dramatically then you should be able to keep the weight off, however. Hey There! Actually, Phentermine is best for … Dr. Childs, I have a few questions: My resting heart rate has been abnormally high in the last month so I’m just stopping it altogether. I’ve been taken Tamoxifen, since 2013, due to my breast cancer… Outside of Tamoxifien, which is definitely a steriod as you know, food has been my comfort. I don’t think it’s a good idea to use a stimulant in someone your age due to its effects on cardiovascular function, especially if it isn’t working. After taking it for 3 months I have lost 22 pounds. I worry that you will probably regain all of that weight once you stop weight watchers, however. Higher doses will increase your blood pressure, heart rate and may cause heart palpitations and so on. I cycle my doses. Eventually, your Doctor will stop prescribing the medication and you will slowly regain whatever weight you lost over this 1-3 month period. I am happy with the weight I am losing but i do need more energy or encouragement! Will using Phentermine in the way I've described here result in pounds and pounds of weight loss for everyone? Hello Dr. Like we will all gain it back. Obviously my dr is aware and really this was our only option. hCG and Phentermine weight loss program in Lake Norman with Hydrate Medical is a medically supervised health and fitness program from the IV hydration pros. Are you using Phentermine for weight loss? So are you suggesting that it’s 51 years old with practically no metabolism because I have no hormones that instead of taking this once every morning I should take it two mornings in a row, and on those days fast, meaning not eating at all. When in doubt make sure you touch base with your current Doctor to help determine if it’s right for you. I can only work out minimum and my diet is extremely healthy. If you do you will most likely gain all of the weight back once you normalize your diet and you may only lose 5-10 pounds at most. If you use phentermine daily then you will almost always gain all of the weight back you lost once you stop using it. Dr. Childs I want to cut the remaining pills in half and only take 1/2 pill on Saturdays, Sundays, and maybe Wednesdays. I managed to lose the 10kg over the first 3months with Duromine then started to gain once off it. Again, I tried the eating less, eating better – low carb, more veggies, etc., exercise (trainer) from the start with no success. (2) She did not allow me as a singer, to sing a wedding song for her that I had written. Wouldn’t regular exercise also help to keep your metabolism from falling? $90.00 + cost of medication at the pharmacy. I lost over 85lbs on it in 3-6 months. Not to mention a complete lifestyle change with the pill. I used phentermine with success losing 50 pounds back in 2011. I work for a physician and I’m constantly moving so obviously when I get home I’m exhausted so getting enough exercise is tough for me. Is it best to work out on fasting/phen days or the opposite? Every day was no longer a miserable marathon. Is this too much of a drop in the dosage? It doesn’t make me lose my appetite, it doesn’t give me energy. I also exercise 6 days a week through this process (HIIT, weights, rowing machine, tennis, agility ladders, cycling, etc). You mention that this is not a long term medication. Everyone… work with your doctor to find what works for you. They tested people for a year – no bad health side effects…. I’m moving on my feet 7 hrs a day. Read more about our affiliate disclosure here. I have questions for you… However, coming back to Connecticut brought us back to reality. https://www.wolterskluwercdi.com/facts-comparisons-online/. Mayo Clinic does not endorse companies or products. I’ve taken it in the past but always gave up using it and true to form gained back all of the weight I had lost. I will be excited to report how it works for me, as I’ve never used it. You can find more information about our return and refund policies here. If you haven’t tried it buy some. I go through great lengths to help my users better understand their health; however, the content you see here is not a substitute for medical advice. The video outlines some more important information on how to use it. I am so happy that I feel this gave me the push I need to lose the other 10 pounds I want to. Now I’m on it again and I’m really not losing any weight and I’m barely eating anything. Thanks for sharing your story and glad it worked well for you! Just so I am clear again on this, you recommend taking it 2-3 days a week where you are also IF’ing. My question is about whether taking phentermine twice a day, one in the am and one at noon is more effective? My name is Jimmy, 5’11” 46 yrs old used to be athletic, was 369 lbs on Jan 5th this year 2018 & now 290 lbs as of Aug 1st – lost 81 lbs so far & at least 60 lbs to go to my target! Hi, I found your article to be very informative, thank you for writing it. Should I stop with the medication, no sense to feed my body with it if it does not help? Accessed Jan. 14. It worked great and I kept off the weight until I got pregnant. 84% of those users who reviewed Phentermine reported a positive effect, while 5% reported a negative effect. I’m eating 1200 calories, I’m mindful of what I eat, and I log everything I eat. So I have been taking phentermine for a week come tomorrow, I am 26 years old, with 2 young children my recent one was almost 5 months ago. In combination with a low-calorie diet and regular exercise, phentermine is one of the best medications to speed up healthy weight loss. I have never had issues dropping weight till this past year and I have had blood work done and my thyroid checked and everything comes back normal. We did very well. I need to know exactly how to keep my metabolism up after I stop this medication again. When seemingly, everything you try doesn’t work. Like everything you say is the same. I definitely know I damaged my metabolism as I don’t eat excessively and can put on 10 pounds in 10 days and struggle not to do so most days. It will start slow and just a consistent weight gain each month. Phentermine is more of a short-term solution, not a long-term solution and it doesn’t work well for people who have more than 50 pounds to lose. Use of these amino acids allows the weight loss benefits of Phentermine to become extended over time. It can definitely help some people, but remember most people are not as fortunate as you are when they take it. By simply altering how you look at your weight and what actually causes weight loss you can make changes which will dramatically impact your weight long-term. I’m very excited to try it! I’m 28 years old. I currently have lost a total of 32 pounds. I hope so! This is the highest dose you should take in any given day (do NOT exceed 1 tablet daily). I have since been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, I have severe TMJ in my jaw and migraines quite frequently and I have nerve pain in my left leg. I just need something to assist me, in my journey. The first day I didn’t feel hungry all day. I would say the majority of people do not have the success you did, but there will always be some (probably 5-10% of people who use it) who will be able to lose weight and keep it off while using it. My Doc & his wife who’s also a nutritionist said that was because of lack of calories, so he said put some low-fat milk in my powered mix shakes to vamp up my calories & eat more selective carbs in moderation. But this was not effective later on. A month before I was prescribed phentermine, I changed basically everything about my daily routine. I want to get rid of the visceral fat. The half-dose is working to stave off hunger a bit, but I still have to work at it. Hi. I am 6’2”, 235lbs and I am hypothyroid. I hope you are one of the lucky few that keeps your weight off, but if you are like 99% of other people, you may regain all of your lost weight in another 6-9 months or so. I don’t want to be on this medication too long and know the risks especially with a high blood pressure history. I’m kind of struggling to lose weight and I am the same height and was the same starting weight as you. I found your article researching phentermine. I told my physician that I was going to start intermittent fast and that my eating would be smaller portions and only during the times of 10 am to 6 pm. . This is assuming that you use it as I've outlined above (with episodic intermittent and prolonged fasting). Weight gain comes when I have particularly bad Fibro episodes, which can last for years. Episodic calorie restriction, on the other hand, does NOT result in damage to your metabolism (6). She doesn’t sleep well, has Hashimoto’s and anxiety and stress problems and is considerably over the age of fifty (62). So how should you actually use Phentermine for long lasting and sustained weight loss? * Make sure you look at hormones like leptin in addition to insulin. So I have bad eating habits because I’m always nonstop and rushing. Having ADD my brain is wired a little different but at 43 and a food lover I have to get some weight off! Unfortunately, i could not never give up flour and suger. Now with this medicine I feel fantastic. After that I have been taking daily. To me, it seems like it's probably one of the most important conditions that patients deal with and it's insanely common. Like this article stated, no point in short term weight loss to be disappointed after getting off it. Losing weight helps improve quality of life, energy levels and self-confidence of almost everyone who achieves it. Using IF fasting + phentermine can potentially be helpful but it’s not high on the list of priorities. I’ve been taking it daily, I’m on 30 mg instead of the highest dosage. While I’m happy with the progress, I’m obviously frustrated that I’m not losing weight right now while working very hard. How long would you recommend taking Phentermine in this way? All diets work for a finite period of time before the eventual plateau sets in. I wouldn’t say I even overate, it was less active if anything? Thank you! I am grateful for the expertise and advice you’ve shared here to help those seeking to improve their overall health! One thing I have noticed with taking Adipex-P vs. the generic brand is that I seem to have less of the undesirable side effects that the generic brand gave me! About 4 pounds. I also am always on the go with the 2 kids, and about 30 minutes every morning of stretching and exercise. I know I need to cut back, change eating habits, and also exercise. I’ve had modest success with weight loss, but have hit a plateau (one reason why I’ve started taking less) but after reading your articles, I likely have metabolic damage from a variety of restrictive diets I’ve been on over the years. It helped me lose the weight. I responded so well to the drug that I know I would do great again. As of lately, I have been experiencing symptoms of insomnia, heart palpitations, and nausea. Side effects come and go but the benefits of me loosing far outweighed the side effects. Should I try phentermine a second time? Um, thanks for not answering my questions to you. In my experience using this weight loss medication it worked very well for me both in short and long term. Hindsight …gah! I am a mother of 4, 32 years and struggling with weight as long as I can remember. They may lose 10-15 up front, but more changes are necessary for weight loss beyond the initial 10 pounds or so. FREE book offer – Mayo Clinic Health Letter, Tingling or prickling feeling in hands or feet. But there are some tweaks that I've learned over the years to dramatically improve how effective it can be. I eat well.. some days I’m around 1200 cal and sometimes more. I admit that I ate whatever came my way. With this concept in mind, we can talk about the POTENTIAL side effects of Phentermine, including: Most of these side effects have to do with how sensitive you are to the dosing, meaning they are dose sensitive. But recently i am experiencing tremendous hair loss, along with weight put on around my stomach hips thighs ..my legs feel swollen most of the time ..Also due to constipation problems ..now i have hemorrhoids issue as well ..I feel lost ..Can i Ever feel better again ..I am a vegan (that complicates my situation even more).Do you recommend continuing Phentermine .? This is a great article. Anxiety has been an issue for me previous to Phentermine, but by cutting caffeine WAY down I can tolerate the med 4 days a week. But if people are using them as if they are phentermine then they are not going to work long-term anyway. I fully intend to gradually stop the Phent. I’m going to read your articles and figure out the best strategy for me to continue to lose weight. Hi there! I used phentermine back in 1996 when it was mixed with Pondimin not sure of the correct spelling back then it was called phen-phen. Now – I wanted to try phentermine again, with correct diet & exercising 6 days a week like I was before i started the medication. I’ve lost 50lb in 9 months. I just started phentermine this week. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product. Then all of the sudden the shape of the pill changed and I had to get it filled at the pharmacy now. Worse yet, some patients experienced no weight loss at all. I must keep losing! the first month and 7 lbs. I fasted 18 hours 4 days a week and took the med those days as well. Those are the days I was more sensitive to my clothes being loose, my rings loose, my feet freezing cold at night in bed, & my hand being cold. I appreciate you have nailed the method for weight loss that can last here in this article. I have stopped taking all those medications because there are too many side effects. It didn’t dramatically increase my weight loss, but I steadily continued to lose weight (25 lbs on phentermine, even lost 8 lbs the first month after I stopped taking it. How is everything going with you now in 2020? Typically, this will certainly include adhering to a specific exercise and nutrition plan, plus taking prescription to reduce your appetite or appetite pangs. Phentermine is a prescription weight loss medication.. I loved this article. As much as I like Phentermine we need to be fair about the potential side effects associated with this medication. I had this increased tired but not sleepy feeling yesterday as well. creating a nightmare for me in that now I HAVE to go to Pain Mgmt. I wish my doctor told me a more effective way. Now, I’ve stumbled on to what you are talking about when you said to fast a few days a week using Phent on those & eat moderate (reasonably) those other days in between. There is a 99% chance the weight will come back. 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