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10/13/08 9:36 P

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Adipex just cuts your appetite and it can have quite a few side effects.

Reached my goal November 2009!

Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

It is a life style, not a life sentence.
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10/13/08 9:26 P

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RISSASPIECES-
I actually lost the first 30 lbs on Weight Watchers - but it was all within the first 6 months, after that gains and slight losses, even switching to core plan - still nothing. My leader was stumped, Her leader was stumped, tried increasing points, decreasing points, eating activity points, etc, nothing worked and then the gains kept coming. My leader told me she couldn't stand to see me gain anymore weight. So here I am still . . .

My MD was thinking the Adipex would give me a jumpstart, since diet, exercise & WW was not working. I even saw a GI MD, had a colonoscopy and an endocrinologist. All 3 MDs are stumped and cannot figure out why I am gaining weight instead of losing. It's very frustrating . . . .

"You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be."

"You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance."


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RISSASPIECES's Photo RISSASPIECES SparkPoints: (93,031)
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10/13/08 4:57 P

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Personally, I am not a fan of adipex...it is not a long term solution. After a LONG time in a weight rut, I found something that really works for me...Weight Watchers.

Reached my goal November 2009!

Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

It is a life style, not a life sentence.
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10/13/08 1:07 P

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I'd be telling the doc a big no or finding a new doc! These aren't good meds in general. Sure you may lose weight while on them but as soon as you stop it flies back on. And not good to have the body stimulated that way for very long.....

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10/13/08 10:20 A

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I too had a difficult time with my weight. My doctor added Cytomel 5 along with my Levothyroxine 200 and this boosted my system enough to help me lose 20 pounds. Up until that point I was constantly gaining. I have plateaued now after losing 35 pounds and very happy to stay right here.

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10/13/08 10:06 A

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Speaking of low adrenals. My cortisol levels are low 8 and my prolactn levels are high 39. I have had an MRI and there is no prolactnoma. I am desperate for answers. If any one has any thoughts or information your imput will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.



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10/13/08 8:43 A

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Well you could always ask your pharmacist. I've heard they know more about medicines then the doctors!

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10/12/08 11:52 P

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I completely agree with Piglet. It is so important to know the underlying cause of your hypothyroidism for 1, and 2, do you have Adrenal Fatigue? Our adrenal glands are very sensitive and stimulants do not help them at all.

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10/12/08 9:28 P

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I'm not a substitute for your doctor's care, but in my, very humble, opinion, I would RUN, not walk, away from any central nervous system stimulant (prescribed or otherwise). That is in ANY case, but particularly in the case of a hypothyroid individual. Many (if not most) persons with hypothyroid conditions suffer from mild-moderate adrenal insufficiency, due to excess stress from the under-working thyroid gland. This overcompensation will only be exacerbated by phentermine. (And, I don't trust its safety with regard to the cardiovascular system.)

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10/12/08 9:26 P

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Hi-
I tried phentermine and it didn't work for me, however I wasn't taking any medicine for the hypothyroidism at the time. I would say give it a shot. You will be under a doctor's supervision.

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I have been trying to lose weight for over a year and I am currently a controlled hypothyroid with possible Hashimotos, that being said - has anyone else had their doctor recommend taking phentermine to jump start your weight loss.

For the record - I eat good and exercise at least 6-7 hours a week, and I have been doing this for almost 2 years - I have been plateaued since last October and last month I found out I was up 9 pounds in the past 5 months, that was when my MD suggested Adipex (brand name of phentermine).

Any thoughts would be helpful . . . .

"You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be."

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