Phentermine / Duromine : Discuss ???

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RollyDude

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Posted: 25 Jan 2013, 01:46
Rules...

a) No "You'll only put the weight back on" comments
b) When talking about side effects balance out the massive health negatives of staying obese
c) no making stuff up !!
It's a mater of choice, hard work and a bit of OCD !!
xnbrown276

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Posted: 25 Jan 2013, 04:34
I've used phentermine about 15 years ago. Felt wonderful just started again yesterday and lookong forward to the boost of willpower it provides to get back on track. That's. What it means to me.
selenap20

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Posted: 25 Jan 2013, 07:11
A coworker of mine is taking phentermine (or some variation) she said the only side effects she gets are intense jitters if she does not eat and immense anxiety. The positives though, she is dropping weight at a steady rate, she said it curbs appetite, and she feels a boost of energy. She is however under close supervision of a doctor because it does/may affect your heart, if her blood pressure is too high he will not write another prescription. She is a 38yo white female with maybe 50-80lbs to lose, she is a very short lady so that's just me eyeballing it. I hope the info helps. In my opinion, don't do anything that can affect your health if you can help it. If you are at a weight high enough that it is seriously affecting your health, you have to weigh your options. I could risk losing weight slow and steady to get to a healthy weight or I could risk a "quick fix" (pills, surgery) I think its about being honest with yourself and consulting with a doctor or others who have done both to consider what is best for you.
Mrs BBT

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Posted: 25 Jan 2013, 10:06
I used phentermine for a small amount of time. At first i was excited about it but as the side effects of headache, dizziness and sickness on my stomach started to arise I didnt like that feeling so I quit taking them. It does curbs your appetite and yes you loose but i just didnt like feeling those side effects especially after was diagnosed with high blood pressure and had to take those pills. Sometimes loosing so quickly and paying and doing all the things just to loose those pounds are not as healthy. So i'll continue to just stay focus and determine because I need my life.
Mrs. BBT
RollyDude

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Posted: 25 Jan 2013, 10:57
Unfortunately its not available in the UK. Technically it is legal but virtue impossible to get a preecription.
It's a mater of choice, hard work and a bit of OCD !!
selenap20

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Posted: 25 Jan 2013, 11:29
I'm sure most doctors probably don't want to mess with it since it does require a watchful eye over the patient. It also doesn't have the best reputation. Is there a particular reason why you're interested in it specifically?
cynthia857

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Posted: 15 May 2014, 09:10
I used Phentermine about 3 years ago and i lost about 25 pounds in like a month, I was going to school and I would only eat 1 meal a day ... I know it was soo wrong because I gained all back not because of the pill but because I used it the wrong way. I didnt eat better during that time , I actually ate worst ( greasy delicious food). Now I tried taking it again but I just cant stand the headaches and the bitchiness that comes with it, i get so irritable. The first time i took it I kind of block them , I was going to school and i was very busy.
"Never look down on anybody, unless you are helping them up".- Jesse Jackson
Glaun

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Posted: 15 May 2014, 10:07
About 20 years ago the Phen-Phen diet plan (Phentermine) was a national rage. My doctor encouraged me to try it. I did and lost 10-15 pounds. Then my doctors office called me and said to stop using the Phen-Phen plan immediately. It appeared that too many deaths were occurring with those who used it and serious heart valve damage was being experienced by others. I stopped!

However, that didn't end the problems. A class action was filled against the manufacturer. I was part of that class action. A settlement was reached, the terms of which paid for a physical exam re my heart valve. After several stress tests at the hospital I had to go thru an intravenous dye valve test. What turned up was a false positive, so a hospital intervention with a catheter check to the valve was performed. Fortunately, as I said, it was a false positive test and the catheter did not need to be inflated.

Bottom line, for me Phentermine was a dangerous substance, causing many doctor visits and hospital procedures. I was lucky to be part of the successful class action and find that luckily my heart valve was not damaged as so many others had been.

Hope you make a good choice
Glaun

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notjune1

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Posted: 15 May 2014, 10:13
I used it 5 years ago, and I ended up with reactive hypoglycemia because of it. I gained it all back plus 40lbs and have spent the last couple of years trying to get my blood sugar leveled out. That's why i am doing it the slow and steady way this time Smile
mumcat

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Posted: 15 May 2014, 20:53
Phentermine is NOT Phen-fen. Part of the combination, true, but the bad juu-juu part has been taken off the market. As with most drugs like this, safe if not abused. It's great for people who need some motivation to make permanent changes to their eating habits. I am not eating fast food, sweets, and fats - like I used to. I am eating more fruits, vegetables, less sugar, less fat - I read labels on everything I purchase to make sure it is the best choice. I have been on phentermine for less than a month, and I have lost 8 lbs. My husband (who is NOT on phentermine), has lost 7 lbs - it's all about CHANGING your eating habits. He eats what I bring into the house and he is being more aware of how many calories he's taking in when away from home. On phentermine, I have noticed I have more energy (no more daytime napping), my mood is improved, and I feel motivated to take on projects. You won't gain the weight back if you continue to eat healthy and keep your daily calories in check.
ApoptygmaBer...

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Posted: 17 May 2014, 06:10
I dunno if it's possible to purchase it in UK but duromine in Australia is not very tough to get as well as a prescription from a doc. When I started to take it I used to have side effects like dry mouth but my doc advised me to reduce the dose and I managed to lose over 15 kilograms within a year and 2 months.
Buffy101

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Posted: 17 May 2014, 06:20
OMG Phentermine. Did you not see that TV programme about how dangerous that stuff is? I am really shocked. 15 years someone has been using it!!!! I'm going so say this now and I don't care what anyone says. Taking drugs is not a good way to loose weight
dreamsinart

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Posted: 17 May 2014, 10:26
again there is a right way to do things and a wrong way. If you choose the wrong way you are taking risks. I have used phentremine. It really doesn't help that mcuh. I have tried using it intermittly to reduce the risk. I found out that if I was in the "zone" I didn't need phentremine as a cruch. If I was not in the 'zone" phentremine didnn't keep me from eating.
It is the same old thing with all meds----do the risks outweigh the benefits. Know the risks and stay in touch with your Dr.
Vickie 5966

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Posted: 17 May 2014, 10:46
It has taken me close to 50 years to figure out that the best diet aid available is good healthy self talk and a belief that I can do what I need and want to do.
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gilliansings

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Posted: 17 May 2014, 11:02
Yeah, back when Metabolife was still available with both ingredients present, I tried it. I am a cheap so-and-so and didn't like to spend money on possible diet aids, so I didn't do it until a friend saw it much cheaper at Costco. She asked me to go in on a value-sized bottle.

I lost 2 lbs. the first week and 1 lb. for the following 3 weeks and then my weight loss just stalled. My momentum fizzled away. So, I quit taking it all together, besides, I didn't really like how it made me feel. My friend had more success with it, but she became obsessive about taking it and was taking the absolute MAXIMUM, which really worried me. Sure enough, she started experiencing heart palpitations and ended up discussing it with her doctor.

Guess what? Her doctor told her to CUT IT OUT!!! So far, on this latest journey of mine, I have had far better success than I ever did taking pills and I feel I have learned great lifelong habits along the way. You don't get any of that added benefit from popping pills.
Gilliansings
Kris AZ

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Posted: 17 May 2014, 11:16
Gillansings, You brought back memories by talking about Metabolife! I took some when it came out and didnt notice anything, but the people I worked with loved it so I became a "dealer", even had price wars with a co-worker from another department. OTH, I've never seen anyone post rules on what people could talk about in a public post. And will power from a pill is not will power, too bad people cant see immediate reactions from what drugs will do to you, its usually too late when you find out.
Kris

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gilliansings

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Posted: 17 May 2014, 11:21
Not surprised it struck a cord. Lots of people took it. You are so right that will power from a pill is not will power. On the other hand, I am not judging people that really need a helping hand to stick with it. As long as one can find something non-addictive and safe, I am all for it since it generally leads to better health in the long-run when you are able to drop the weight and keep it off.
Gilliansings
Kris AZ

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Posted: 17 May 2014, 12:06
I agree and I apologize to anyone if I sounded judgey. I didn't mean it like that.
Kris

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Don't stop believin'.... Hold on to that feelin'....

"Sweat is fat crying"

"Everytime you eat or drink you are either feeding disease or fighting it"
northernmusi...

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Posted: 17 May 2014, 12:50
I agree staying overweight is a huge danger. Over the counter stuff can be deadly if you don't know exactly what you're doing. That's how ephedrine got banned in the US. People were thinking 24 gr a day works... how much better will 300 gr work. Dead! It's a drug that has been used for thousands of years... and I use it (I'm Canadian). I use it on occasion to control asthma/bronchitis. It's magic for that. Oddly, the only place I can get it is bodybuilding supply stores because drugstores won't carry because of its bad reputation.

By the way, Rolly, I love your signature. You're only 40 pounds from your goal. 40 pounds is hardly a 'It's going to kill me tomorrow' situation. Is the risk of drugs really worth it?

I don't understand what you're looking for, Rolly. If you don't want criticism, a discussion of dangers, and to be warned about using a drug for weight loss rather than learning to control your diet (which I hope you're also doing), you've already made up your mind.
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Jon299

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Posted: 17 May 2014, 13:31
I didn't know you could purchase Ephedrine over the counter in Canada? I think the main reason it was banned in the US is that it's one of the main ingredients used in the manufacture of Methamphetamine. That aside, you are right that it can be deadly or at least detrimental to your cardiac health if not used with caution. I tried it back in the 90's and I didn't like it… paranoia, nausea, jitteriness, rapid heartbeat, short temper, scatter brained.

I have a friend who used phentermine to lose weight about 12 years ago and she has had an irregular heart beat ever since. I think something like this might be due to a predisposition for such a condition but how can one know if you are predisposed? She got really paranoid and over-emotional too. Almost unbearable to be around at times, like a speed-freak crack head. When I expressed my concern she said, "I'd rather be skinny and dead than fat and alive". She gained it all back plus some in less than 2 years, and now on top of that she has a heart condition to deal with. So basically now she's fat, sick, and alive but unwell. I say don't risk it.



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