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BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
4/3/13 2:04 P

Gosh, I would be cautious.

I mean, isn't phentermine one of the ingredients in the infamous "fen-phen" that caused so much damage in the 90's... lose weight (temporarily, probably) but gain permanent heart disease?? Those were prescribed by doctors, too! Until the FDA got around to proclaiming them unsafe and having them removed from the market.

I wouldn't mess with it.

It's no wonder you feel active - it's an amphetamine-like stimulant. I just... don't see how that could be a good idea.

SWEETP811 SparkPoints: (39)
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4/3/13 1:50 P

Thanks@proud_Momma...I took it yesterday before breakfast i ate two eggs with turkey bacon&by 12 noon i was hungry so i ate a 6 inch sub with a bottle of water and a half bag of sunchips&i was still hungry so i drunk more water and it went away,but one thing i did notice was that i wanted to workout.after my workout i felt great..But i will keep u posted if i have any change...

Edited by: SWEETP811 at: 4/3/2013 (13:53)
PROUD__MOMMA SparkPoints: (2,358)
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4/3/13 1:36 P

I've taken them before. They're also known as Phentermine, and they are DANGEROUS! I did lose weight with them but the side effects were a little much for me to bear.

I couldn't sleep. They keep you awake like crazy.
They cause mood swings like you wouldn't believe.
I started noticing my heart rate skipping numerous times throughout the day.
My coworker who referred me to the pill ended up in the hospital from an "asthmatic attack." She does NOT have asthma.
Weening off of them is a terrible, terrible feeling. I missed three days of work because I literally could not keep my eyes open.

Think about it this way: You are taking a pill that "blocks" your hunger nerve. Apidex aka Phentermine tells your brain that you're not hungry, and it literally does just that. You have absolutely no appetite and have you force yourself to eat. It's not a magic pill, it literally messes with your head. Even after all of these side effects, I still took it wanting so bad to lose weight. The mood swings is what did it in for me. One day I went off on my three year old son and realized I had to stop. As I mentioned, the weening off it is almost unbearable. Also, once I came off of it, my weight loss efforts staggered. My body was so used to not eating anymore that when I started to eat, my body was confused and I packed on the pounds.

I would advise staying far away from these things. Everybody reacts differently to them but they're really really dangerous. Good luck girl

SIMPLELIFE2 Posts: 707
4/3/13 11:06 A


Skepticism is not to be confused with anger.

"So go kick rocks..... " I'm the one with anger issues?

I urge you to take more time to read the articles here about nutrition and the Spark approach, which is not a diet or deprivation and certainly does not rely on pills or gimmicks.

If you are sincere, I apologize for any offense. Time will tell.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (61,313)
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4/3/13 9:06 A

I'm not sure where you're getting the "angry person" thing... no one said anything in an angry manner.

The problem is this forum is often a target for corporate shills and would be multi-level marketing reps. People will create an account just to comment on threads discussing the latest "greatest" supplement, diet, or program, and talk in glowing terms about how wonderful it is. They will then disappear, never to return or participate in the community. So we're a bit skeptical when someone who has not participated in the community starts to comment on things like this, and talk about magical results.

Is that you? Only time will tell.

This pill can't help you make "better food choices" - even the manufacturers don't make that claim. It's an appetite suppressant, and there's nothing about it that can teach you anything about eating right. Not eating isn't the same as making a better choice when you're faced with temptation. Most people who take diet pills (prescribed or over the counter) gain the weight back when they stop taking the pill, because they never learned how to deal with what caused their weight gain in the first place: Overeating.

LOVE426 SparkPoints: (12)
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4/2/13 10:34 P

Who said anything about magic pill Hmmm sound like u should just asked ur Dr. the next time you go for an appt. U seem like u are a very anger person yes Im a newbie here .I thought this page was for people who wants to share or try new things while on their journey.So go kick rocks.....

Edited by: LOVE426 at: 4/2/2013 (23:25)
SIMPLELIFE2 Posts: 707
4/2/13 10:08 P

Hmmm... Whom should I believe? Longtime posters with lots of points, which means they have worked the Spark program or a couple of newbies with a few points glowingly telling us that somehow a pill will magically improve our food choices.

I'm sooo confused. emoticon

LOVE426 SparkPoints: (12)
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4/2/13 9:44 P

Hello people i didnt hear one thing positive about the pill called Adipex.I weighed over 250 pounds with highblood pressure and this pill helped me choose better food,its not meant to be long term and now im off the pill and Im still lossing weight because of the foods i choose to eat,also my blood pressure is great.Yes their side affects just like anything you take,they say cellphone cause cancer too...

CORTNEY-LEE SparkPoints: (67,852)
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4/2/13 8:40 P

I used to be quite the user and misuser of Adipex.

Yes, you will lose weight. You won't eat. You won't sleep. You will obsessively clean your house at 3 in the morning. I lost a TON of weight when I took Adipex. Of course, I only ate a few times a week. I drank at least a gallon of water a day because my mouth was so dry. I chain smoked my way through countless packs of Newports. When the effects of the drug would start to wear off and I came down off my "high" I would be meaner than a den of vipers. I would have uncontrolled outbursts of anger, until I took another pill and then all was right with the world.

Since my doctor was a pill pusher any way, I had no problem getting a few hundred of them off of him a month. This of course was quite a few years ago before they tightened regulations on them... but at any rate, when he finally did cut me off (I guess him getting arrested for pushing pills had something to do with that) I went through horrible withdraw. The worst part wasn't being sick and shaking, the worst part was putting back on all the weight I had lost plus an additional 20-30 pounds.

My advice... STAY AWAY!!

4/2/13 4:50 P

This is my first time replying on this topic and all I can say is that it's not a good idea to take them (my opinion, everyone is different). Diet pills may work for you in the short term but like others said, it won't work forever and you will have to stop sometime.

I am not a doctor and I don't know your situation but I will say that although your doctor may have great intentions, many of them prescribe medication when there are other alternatives. No, I am not one of those anti-pill people; I just think that diet pills are a waste of money.

Best of luck!

SWEETP811 SparkPoints: (39)
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4/2/13 4:16 P

Yes i got them from my dr. I have been seeing her for years.

4/2/13 2:14 P

Diet pills are not the answer! They may feel like it for a moment but in reality they deplete nutrition.

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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4/2/13 2:01 P

I guess no advice needed.

ANARIE Posts: 13,184
4/2/13 1:59 P

Did you get it with a prescription from a doctor who has examined you, and did s/he consult with a cardiologist before writing it? If not, please don't take it. Adipex is a brand name of phentermine. Phentermine can suppress appetite for some people for up to 9 weeks, but it can also raise your blood pressure, keep you from sleeping, and make you act irrationally. It's really only meant for people who are very likely to die from obesity and need to drop enough weight to survive surgery or reduce their immediate risk of death. And it doesn't really "jump start" anything because people build up tolerance to it very quickly-- it just stops working. If a doctor gave it to you, s/he also should have explained to you what you're going to do at the end of May when you're hungrier than ever.

If you bought it on the internet without a prescription, DO NOT use it. It's illegal to sell it that way, so either it's not the real thing OR you bought medicine from someone who's willing to break the law, so there's no telling what they put in the bottle. In fact, if you bought it on the internet, you probably ought to call your bank and ask them to watch out for illegal charges on your card, because you gave your number to dishonest people.

YOGA_KITTY SparkPoints: (6,326)
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4/2/13 12:29 P

This drug has a bunch of scary side effects. Please be careful. Good luck.

SIMPLELIFE2 Posts: 707
4/2/13 11:31 A

Interesting that you posted a question and all of the responders said stay away from the pills but you announce you are doing it anyway.

Explain exactly how pills are a jump start to making better choices?

SWEETP811 SparkPoints: (39)
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4/2/13 10:02 A

Thanks alot u guys im starting adpidex today as a jump start to help me make better food choices.I will keep u all u to date.My starting weight is 230

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
4/2/13 9:18 A

Did the prescription merry go round for several years. Didn't do Aedipex but others. None of them worked. Sure I lost weight, but it screwed up my metabolism and I really didn't learn how to eat. Once off, the weight just came right back on. Really think twice before you get on the merry go round. Ask questions, ask questions and then ask some more.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (61,313)
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4/2/13 9:14 A

You don't need pills to "burn fat" or lose weight, and most of them are a scam and a waste of money. The question I have for you is if you take these pills, what are you going to do when you stop? How have you changed your lifestyle or improved your ability to handle the cause of your weight gain: food?

When it comes to prescription drugs, I would say you need to talk to your doctor. I won't take drugs to lose weight; I want to live healthy for the rest of my life, and popping pills isn't going to teach me how to do that.

CANDACEMM Posts: 1,218
4/2/13 9:07 A

Never tried it ... maybe someone else has. I will tell you from experience that diet pills aren't magic. Weight may come off, but with the proper diet, exercise and lifestyle change, you can make your weight loss permanent.

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4/2/13 8:26 A

I was wondering have anyone tryed adipex,and how did it work for them?

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