Taking speed to create better habits is like having sex to promote abstinance in my opinion. It just doesn't make sense.
My suggestion is to learn what foods you eat that leave you hungry...for me, it's sweets. I've found that eating right I am rarely hungry. RARELY - and when I am, I eat something healthy. I WAS hungry all the time before starting the diet.
I just want to know if it does anything to your metabolism, because I never felt it before?
But, on the positive side, its helped and I've learned to control some of the irritability parts of things. I could not stay on it for a long time though. Its side effects are numerous and its bodily and mental effects seem to come and go. Curbing my appetite was nice though.
I needed some help in getting things moving and adipex helped. The website I used for reference says that the drug is for short-term durations and not to be used longer than about 6 weeks or so. It'll be interesting to see where I am then as far as weight loss goes when I reach that place in time...
I don't need it anymore because with CC I am eating enough daily ca/foods. I needed it when I was living on around 800ca/day :-( Spreading my 1200 > 1500ca over the entire day is now enough to keep my stomach/body happy. I used to overeat during week-ends due to stress from school now that I am done (YES!! --TG) I am fine. Also when you start seeing results (losing weight/inches) you feel like you don't want mess up your hard work just for food..... it keeps you motivated.
Anyway, the tiredness is my major side effect. It does turn you off food. I was a boredom eater too and it tends to block your food thoughts. I have been using the time on it to rework how I shop for food, plan meals, portion out food, etc.
As long as my BP stays good then I'll be on it through July, not sure about longer though.
I'm down almost 35lbs since starting it. I have finally figured out how to plan my meals so I am taking in the 1200cals. I was way under and struggling to hit 800cals many days. So I've spent the last week re-working our meals and I'm doing good getting my 1200 every day.
Anyway you have to be committed and ready to make some serious eating changes to actually get longer term benefits from the drug or else you will just go back to your old ways and add the weight plus more back on.
I would never just rely on my doctor saying I should take this or that, always do your own research because you never know if they are telling you everything. Remember the pharmaceutical business is worth tons and tons of money and of course doctors want you to take this pill or that.
I would NEVER take any medicine unless I was seriously ill, having to big an appetite is not being seriously ill.
And bignari I'm offended by your offering to sell this Phentermine stuff here on calorie-count.com A website promoting NATURAL, NON MEDICATED weight loss and a healthy lifestyle.
Taking a drug with significant side effects alog the lines mentioned above (insomnia, speed-like effects, irritability, constipation, period affected).
Can I please say to everyone, please stay away from this drug.
Even if it helps you loose weight it's never going to be you doing It, it's you leaning on a crutch to do it and once the crutch is gone, you may or may not continue your success.
But that is just my opinion.
my doctor just prescribed this for me, and I started it Saturday. He gave me a 90 days supply, and no more, just to "jump start" (his words) the weight loss.
Each person is different, and it will do things to one person, but not another. Im sleeping fine... I feel fine... I do have a little more energy, and my appetite has calmed down a bit. My heart rate when I work out is a little higher, but nothing to be alarmed about.
I've taken phentermine in the past and have had awesome success and was able to keep the weight off for years. Over the past year and a half I 'fell off' the food wagon and added bread, potatoes and sweets back into my diet. I gained back EVERYTHING I had lost in 2000 and it was totally my fault - stress eating from getting divorced, losing my business. I am going back on the medication to get back to where I was -- it works as long as I take care of myself.
Also, it's good to hear that I am not the only one who gets tired on phentermine! I have no trouble sleeping when I take it.