Metformin and phentermine for weight loss

Common Questions and Answers about Metformin and phentermine for weight loss


Avatar m tn Hi, Drugs for weight loss cannot be taken for an unlimited period of time and need to be taken under medical supervision. Depending on your hormonal levels, the metforim should help with the PCOS. Weight loss can be achieved by a combination of dietary control and exercise. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn I started taking Metformin for weight loss on 12/7/07 and have lost 8lbs. I was impressed because I was not that good over the holidays. I am back on to the program now and hope to continue to lose. It is helpful to see that other people have had sucess with Metformin.
944631 tn?1246283652 Metformin is a glucose lowering drug, phentermine is for weight loss and dicyclomine is for irritable bowel. You need to ask this doctor if he has run a glucose test on you and if he has determined that you are diabetic. I am a diabetic and I take metformin...if you are NOT a diabetic, ask the doctor why he has put you on metformin!! Metformin will lower your blood sugar and you need to be informed about possible hypoglycemic your doctor now! Please let us know what he says...
Avatar n tn If so, you might want to ask him about the FDA ban on HCG injections for use in weight loss. This is a very dangerous drug you're using and I urge you to speak with your regular doctor.
Avatar n tn I went today for my first week weight check and my second weight loss for my first week is 9.5 pounds!!!! Anyone else using Phentermine and B12? I would love to hear how other people have done on these meds. Good Luck to everyone trying...I want to hear your story!
1498386 tn?1403031253 I have started exercising at a gym and following a diabetic diet and lost 6kg in 3 months, the metformin also contributes to weight loss.. The cramps and pains dont go away. I need to know if anyone has overcome pcos ? Have you lost the weight completely ? Most importantly, have you managed to concieve and deliver a healthy baby ?
Avatar m tn Although I have only been on Victoza for 2 weeks, I personally did much better with the weight loss when I was on Byetta. Good luck to you and your weight loss, I know first hand how hard it can be.
Avatar n tn I'm currently taking Wellbutrin SR 150 mg and I think it helped with a lifestyle change more than weight-loss. I'm taking it for ADHD and immediately I felt better able to handle thoughts and my actions, where before sometimes I would react, or respond without regard. My mind seemed to always be racing and impulsiveness was my middle name.
Avatar f tn No its an appetite suppressant and it worked great for me I loss 90lbs. in 5 months I worked out 5 days a week and watched everything I ate. I used myfitnesspal to keep track of my calories. You should ask your doctor about it.
1107684 tn?1448832030 I'm not sure what "plan" you are referring to. I have the Biggest Loser, Yoga for Weight Loss dvd and I love it. Even though it's yoga, it will kick you butt. LOL We are always looking for good plans; maybe you could tell us more about it. Is it something that one would be able to stick with over the long haul? Usually if a plan is too strict, most people won't stay with it, or if you go off it, you risk regaining any weight lost. Where did you find the plan?
Avatar f tn I was on Depo for about four years along with zoloft and gained 15 lbs... a lot of weight for me I am short. I am off the depo and switched to a different med, but still no weight loss.
Avatar n tn I have just recently heard of and began researching the hcg injections for weight loss. I came across the same posting that joanna770 posted a copy of yesterday. I suffer with PCOS, obesity, messed up menstration, excessive hair growth, and PMS. I was fortunate enough to get pregnant once and that was after years of fertility treatments.
Avatar n tn I take birth control to bring my period, spirolactone for the hair growth, and recently started on metformin for the insulin. I have been dieting for years now and cannot loose anything. The metformin has not helped with weight either. The doctors only try to control symptoms and do nothing to find a cure. 2 weeks ago I went to a weightloss clinic for the first time ever and started on Phentermine.
921323 tn?1268679412 If we had done the same for cholesterol medications or diabetes medications, or even smoking patches and pills, we’d be paying for it in countless ways. So is there something unique about developing medications for obesity? Obesity is considered by many to be purely a “lifestyle” disease, and some are biased against the obese as a result.
Avatar f tn I know metformin is helpful in other ways (I'm on it too), but I'm talking about the ones designed for weight loss. Those weight loss drugs are dangerous and it seems like every couple of years once they've been on the market long enough, they get banned because they have horrible long term side effects. It seems very risky. The healthiest thing you can do to lose weight is exercise! The other thing you can do is eat a healthy, balanced diet.
Avatar n tn Doctor put me on phentermine for weight loss (no help). I just had my thyroid tested since surgery. My Free T4 is .96 and TSH 12.74. Insulin still at 16 while on Metformin. Sodium 138, Potassium 4.0, Creatinine 1.0, Calcium 9.4, Random glucose 89. Doctor put me on Levothyroxin 75 mcg 1x daily. What is the normal level range for the Free T4, Free T3, and TSH and Calcium, Creatinine, Potassium, Sodium, and insulin? I feel like **** since they removed my thyroid.
Avatar n tn I would take the adipex for 3 months and then go off of it for 3-6 months. I also started taking it during the week and skipping the weekend. For excercise I started walking 30 min. per day for 4-5 days per week. I cut out sugar for the most part and started using Splenda. I changed to whole grains as much as possible. I kept the weight within 5 lbs until last Nov. and gained 15 lbs. I started taking the adipex again Jan. 2nd and went back to my healthy eating habits again.
Avatar f tn There is absolutely no miracle cure for weight loss, I do hope you have a doctor who won't give you those meds if they are a good practioner!!!
2040468 tn?1330993569 yet), Spironolactone for high-testosterone symptoms, Phentermine for energy and weight loss, muscle relaxers for jaw and neck pain (one thinks tension in my neck is causing the migraines), Mucinex for often terrible sinus pain (also took antibiotics and steroids), and Lysteda to lesson my periods. Sadly, the Phentermine and Lysteda are the only ones that seem to have any effect whatsoever, though I had to change the Phentermine to every other day or it didn’t seem to have an effect at all.
898040 tn?1284040109 I have been overweight for several years and my doc put me on Phentermine in April to help me loose weight. I have lost a total of 35 lbs and the doc says we are finally ready to start TTC. Three months ago, I stopped taking the Metformin because of the weight loss but my MC's stopped. Yesterday my doc put me on Provera to start the MC. I am also back on the Metformin and he wants me to take Clomid days 5-9. I am feeling excited, happy, sad and scared all at the same time. What about multiples?
Avatar n tn I just found a directory of hcg weight loss clinics and hcg weight loss doctors at Check it out and hope you can find a doctor who does hcg injection!
Avatar n tn Sure its possible with a pill but you will be losing WATER weight, not fat, and this is very dangerous. Many weight loss pills contain diuretic stimulants - just look at the amount of caffeine on the ingredients list which is often more than what you will find in caffeine pills! The key to weight loss is to consume less calories than you use each day. Exercise really helps and muscle will actually burn calories and increase your metabolism.
535089 tn?1400677119 3 1993 warn that medications containing chloropromazine, fluspirilene, and others may yield a positive when tested for amphetamines. Vicks Formula 44M containing Dextromethorphan, and Primatene-M containing perylamine as well as the pain reliever Demerol, and prescription anti-depressant Elavil test positive for opiates up to three days. Even Quinine water can also cause a positive reading for opiates. Poppy Seeds such as the ones on a bagel from your favorite deli, etc.
224988 tn?1208108297 Chubbyfornow, I am from San Antonio and I am going to The Weight Loss Medical off of Wurzbach and Floyd Curl. It's in the Physians I Plaza on the 6th floor.
Avatar n tn About 1 month ago my sisters and I decided to go to the weight loss clinic for B12/HCG injections, after the second injection we started having NO ENERGY at all even with taking the diet aid also prescribed; has anyone else had this happen to them after having this type of injection?
1855970 tn?1325827213 I had already began my own dieting and exercising and had lost 10 pounds in a month. Took it for two days and found out I was allergic. Made me break out in small white bumps all over my face. Most of the other PCOS medications either have the some ingredients, or are more for trying to conceive, so I was frustrated. I didn't want to go back on birth control, but what else could I do? My doctor is now stressing on the weight.
Avatar f tn First of all I am not a nurse ot doctor but I wanted to comment on the hair loss. I have also been prescribed topamax for pain, mood stabilizer and weight loss so I have been looking a lot on the net. I have seen a few things about hair loss. I wanted to comment on that. I have been a hairstylist for 24 years and one thing that I have noticed without doubt is that when one of my customers loses a significant amount of weight (25 lbs or more) they always have a loss of hair.
Avatar n tn I got my HCG from Native healing Ways. I spoke with Brittany. I am down 36 lbs in 9 weeks. I am a happy loser! The are in Tennessee, but will ship anywhere. Her number is ***. Call her it's worth it. And tell that Stephanie * sent you and i'll pass my free week along to you.
Avatar f tn I also have not been able to talk to anyone who has been tested and treated for it. I really think it may be true in my case that there is something impeding weight loss and the leptin resistance and rT3 may be it. I want to at least investigate the possibility. Of course I am eager to get the free T3 adjusted down...possibly for the first time in my adult life...and see how I feel and if it makes a difference with weight loss.
Avatar n tn I'm very well known for knowing my stuff about weight loss..supplements..and steroids...(I'm getting injections Friday for a rib prob) so I do my home work..and I have friends in the body building world..which HCG is old news and used very much..not to be a basher..but I asked all including a top level pro bodybuilders in magazines..and they all said..HCG will not help with weight loss..sorry if anyone does not agree...but my finding & happy with..but to each there own.....