Pros and Cons of ADIPEX???

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msfari

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Posted: 25 May 2011, 12:39
can anyone share a little insight on their experience(s) with prescription ADIPEX. rewards and pitfalls.

everyone around me is using them and its working and i am slowly allowing myself to be swayed, but tryn not to.
*** temptation is weak. U got this!
Denise47

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Posted: 27 Aug 2011, 07:38
I started it 2 months ago through my doctor. I have lost 22 lbs so far. I love it. it really controls my appetite and even when I do slip up and order soemthing that I should not be eating I can only eat 1/4 to 1/2 before I am full. I don't really have any cons to tell you I have had no side effects from it. I see my doctor every 4 weeks for bp and weight check.
gnat824

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Posted: 27 Aug 2011, 09:31
I don't know much about it but if you can lose weight without turning to drugs, I wouldn't bother with it. There's not a lot of value to speed when it comes to weight loss (unless you have a pressing medical issue that the weight loss will resolve). If you're using a drug to suppress your appetite, you also aren't learning how to keep your appetite in line by choosing the right foods, drinking lots of water, and learning more about what true hunger signals are like. There's also no such thing as a drug without side effects. I think mentally, it's also sending the wrong message- a pill implies a quick fix and when it comes to weight loss, there's no such thing.

Msfari, you can do this!
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elfprincess

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Posted: 27 Aug 2011, 11:28
As far as I know Adipex (I used to buy it privately from a clinic as 'phentermine'Wink is not available in the UK on prescription. It was banned or some such many years back.

It only worked for me at the beginning. Pretty soon I needed a double dose; not long after even that no longer worked. When I finally ran out of money and patience my weight went up again. Perhaps I was just unlucky but I do truly believe that appetite suppressants, particularly amphetamine-related ones, are very addictive and can be dangerous.

What happens when you stop taking the pills? This is the real worry. Rebound regain is so common as to be universal. The chemically suppressed appetite often comes back with a real vengeance. Depression is often part of the 'comedown' too.

All the best, those who are taking them. Perhaps you will be lucky, keep your weight off and kick the pills without any problems x
Aunt Keeks

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Posted: 27 Aug 2011, 13:07
gnat824 wrote:
I don't know much about it but if you can lose weight without turning to drugs, I wouldn't bother with it. There's not a lot of value to speed when it comes to weight loss (unless you have a pressing medical issue that the weight loss will resolve). If you're using a drug to suppress your appetite, you also aren't learning how to keep your appetite in line by choosing the right foods, drinking lots of water, and learning more about what true hunger signals are like. There's also no such thing as a drug without side effects. I think mentally, it's also sending the wrong message- a pill implies a quick fix and when it comes to weight loss, there's no such thing.

Msfari, you can do this!
You can get there from here.
Aunt Keeks

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Posted: 27 Aug 2011, 13:08
Totally agree with the above!!!! NO DRUGS!!!!
You can get there from here.
NCNOLE

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Posted: 27 Aug 2011, 13:16
Pros: it greatly reduces your appetite. Kind of makes you a little sick to your stomach, so that you don't want to eat, but not enough to make you not eat completely. This allows you to eat what you want, just in smaller portions. Gives you energy - at least when you first start taking it.

Cons: the side effects - raises your blood pressure for one. I don't know all of them, but this is why many people can't take it.
You don't learn how to eat right. You just eat less and therefore lose weight. Once you go off it or start eating more, the weight comes off. I found that it didn't work as well the longer I was on it.

That being said, I think it is ok to get you jump started on weight loss. You do need to learn how to eat better without the drugs though. So, if you can use it for maybe a month and get used to smaller portions, then learn how to eat better. Weight loss is not just about what you eat, it's about why you eat and when. Do you eat b/c you are stressed, bored, tired, angry, sad, happy... You have to learn why you became overweight to prevent it from happening again. Behavior modification and all that...
NCNOLE

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Posted: 27 Aug 2011, 13:21
Just to add.
I took it several years ago for about 6 months - I was buying it online until the feds shut it down Smile
I was a little jittery (almost like anxiety) for the first week and then I went back to feeling normal. I pretty much had to schedule my meals b/c I was busy and would forget to eat. I lived off of subway for awhile and smoothies. It worked for awhile, but then it started to wear off.

I'm a little older and wiser now, and don't think it is for me now.



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