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Am I taking Phentermine wrong?

Michelle asked this question May 23rd, 2012 8:31 pm

I have been on Phen 30mg for 3 weeks now... I've lost 8 lbs. I know that's probably a healthy weight loss, but I see people posting that have lost that in 2 days. Sad thing is I lost the 8lbs in the first 4 days of taking the pill and haven't been able to lose anymore. I try to exercise, but my knees hurt really bad, but i do try and exercise lightly. I have cut out soda pop completely, do not eat anything fried. The only sugar i have is 1-2 tsp brown sugar in my oatmeal every morning. and I do not eat fast foods. I have no clue as to why i'm not losing anymore. I drink water like crazy, I'm only eating 1400-1500 calories a day. I normally take it at 930 every morning. I have breakfast at 730am. Should I take when I first get up? Then there is the problem of crashing around 4pm... I get off work at 5 so by then I'm so exhausted that I can barely keep my eyes open. Any info or suggestions is greatly appreciated!!

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Hi Michelle, I just started Phentermine 5 days ago and I had a concern regarding how many calories to intake. Based on my physician and the pharmacist at Walmart, you will lose weight with the Phentermine but it takes some people up to 3 weeks or a month to see major results. A friend of mine just stopped taking after 4 months and is down 50 lbs or more. She did not start losing major amounts of weight until week 3. Their advice to me was to avoid overeating. My question following was "what is overreating with regards to calories" and they stated that women should eat about 1200 max to maintain current weight. If you are consuming 1400-1500 you may try cutting back to 800-1200 with lean protein, fresh fruit and fresh veggies as much as possible. I hope that helps! The Phent. should be suppressing your appetite to not want to eat all 1400 calories. I'm forcing to eat because it has killed my appetite almost completely after being on it since Saturday. Good luck!

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posted on Mar 3rd, 2013 2:00 pm


You may have an underlying reason why you aren't losing weight. Mention that to your dr. and have bloodwork done. Also, you are supposed to take Phentermine on an empty stomach BEFORE you put food in your mouth. Try that and see how it works. Take the pill, then eat half hour later.

posted on Mar 6th, 2013 5:32 am