Phentermine and diabetes

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Avatar f tn But I make myself eat. My son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in January, and I eat what he eats. I figured if I teach myself to eat healthy now I will be able to keep the weight off when I'm done with the phentermine. It only gave me "energy" the 1st week. After that...nothing. It DID help my hunger. Still does. I'm just trying to do this as healthy as possible.
Avatar m tn My doctor also prescribed taking metformin(glucophage) in addition to the phentermine and birth control. I have lost about 8 pounds in the last month since taking the phentermine but i dont feel like I am losing enough weight for how little i have been eating.
Avatar n tn I have been taking the hcg injections and the diet pills phentermine for a month and some days. My first weigh in was yesterday (1/30) and I've lost a total of 21.4 lbs. I was amazed of how much weight I lost and how fast a month seem to go by. I would recomend this diet to anyone who is interested in seeing positive results fast. Seeing that I can lose the weight has been a great motivation for to continue to eat right and exercise.
Avatar m tn Hi, How are you? Phentermine is a stimulant and an appetite suppressant that affects the central nervous system. This is usually indicated for the treatment of obesity in people with risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. Since this medicine may be habit-forming, it is recommended that you take this as prescribed and avoid discontinuing suddenly to prevent unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. (ref: Take care and best regards.
Avatar f tn Yes, I have been tested for both high and low thyroid, and all were within normal levels. (2 doctors checked) I do not have diabetes and I too feel like the calorie (or lack of) is an issue but I just expected something to work by now. I just am at a loss. She renewed my RX for phentermine... the last one supposedly as it can only be given for 3 months. Some people said tonight I looked like I had lost but the clothes and the scale do not say the same.
Avatar n tn Abrupt stoppage of the drug can cause withdrawal with fatigue and depression. Phentermine is potentially addicting. Phentermine is not recommended for patients with symptomatic heart disease including rhythm problems. SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects include diarrhea, dry mouth, constipation, an unpleasant taste, hives, impotence, palpitations, high blood pressure, and fast heart rates. Central nervous system side effects include overstimulation, insomnia, restlessness, tremor, and dizziness.
Avatar n tn This keeps your metabolism working and not sluggish. You should average about 2 lbs. per week weight loss with phentermine. You need to eat the right foods and drink plenty of water to prevent constipation. I started out at 192lbs and now weigh 139 lbs. Excercise helps, too. But I have yet to get into a routine. I also take vitamin B-12 shots which help to speed up your metabolism and give you energy. I have gone from a sz.14/16 to a sz. 6/8 and still losing. I am only 5" 1'.
Avatar f tn sorry i dont know of these, B12 are shots but as i am needle phobic these are something i wont be using, i dont do needles, lol, Phentermine, is an appetite suppressant of the amphetamine and phenethylamine class. It is approved as an appetite suppressant to help reduce weight in obese patients when used short-term and combined with exercise, diet, and behavioral modification.
Avatar n tn I am pre-diabetic and my Dr put me on this to help me get to my goal and to hopefully not develop full blown diabetes. When I finished my first month of phentermine and got my refill it was a different looking pill (white with blue dots). I asked the pharmacy about it and they said that ALL of the phentermine looks like this. Well call me crazy but I SWEAR that it doesn't work as well!!! It works for a few hours but then by lunchtime I am STARVING.
Avatar n tn I had a gastric bypass in 2001 and lost 250 pounds, then my husband and I started fertility treatments and it made me gain 85 pounds back that I could not get rid of even only eating 4 oz of food at a time. On Valentine's day I started the Phentermine and B12 shots and after 1 week I had lost 9 pounds and my energy was outrageous.
Avatar n tn 5 and Phentermine (Gen. Adipex) 37.5mg? And I was also wondering how to know I am getting the right adipex if I order online? I am having a gap in insurance coverage due to change of job and I would like to not have to pay $100 for a dr visit just for a Rx. I have been taking the generic Phentermine Hydrochloride 37.5mg (the white oval with blue spots) and have lost over 60 lbs on it!! But of course that is with a 20 fat gram diet and exercise.
Avatar n tn My mothers dietician gave her a similiar diet to follow for her diabetes and she has lost 50 lbs and done pretty good with it and kept the weight off.Anything for a boost on starting is worth a try.And yes I am on Phentermine but not bontril..I have taken the bontril before and it does help.Yesterday was my first day on the PHEN and I had to force myself to eat(to avoid the starvation mode) and I had lots of energy and just a little irrittability.
Avatar n tn Hello, Phentermine can alter your blood sugar levels, if you are going to try using it please use it with caution and monitor your blood sugar levels more frequently... if you notice changes and if your blood sugars are becoming too low then stop taking phentermine, and seek further advice about what you could use instead of phentermine. Remember that diabetes should be your priority.
Avatar n tn I take the Herbal equivilants in the Effedrine and Aspirin Cases...Ma Huang (Ephedra) and White Willow Bark (Aspirin). I have been taking this for a month before I found out that it is not to be taken with an MAO inhibitor. I essentially have two questions to ask: 1)Is Zyban a MAO inhibitor? If so: 2)How does the Ephedra and Bupropion HCL interact with each other? Thank you.
Avatar f tn Monday, but clean Tuesday. He came down with a cold ladt weekend and I gave him Dayquil Sunday night and Monday, and he swears he hasn't taken anything else; he's never taken amphetamines in the past so I doubt he would now, but I can't be 100% sure. The sample was sent for additional testing, which will be back Tuesday. I've read a few accounts os DayQuil effecting drug tests online, but wondered if anyone here has any knowledge of this. Thanks, and I wish each of you a great day!
Avatar n tn Should I be combining the shot with B6? And I am also quite confused about the type of syringe and the location of the injection? Should we be using the longer syringes intramuscularly or the shallower diabetes needles injected into a fatty spot? I am also curious about combining this cocktail with ephedra or phentermine? All advice would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn Do you feel better now that the GB is out? And, I'm not going to take the phentermine. I realize this was a big screw up on them.
Avatar f tn the total calories is probably around 1000 - 1100 calories or so. i also used phentermine from my DR and was taking 2 - 3 mile walks per day. i averaged about 2.5 lbs per week loss. i've lost 40 lbs in 4 months. i had a VERY stressful/anxiety period over the past 5 days which caused me to be an emotional wreck, not sleeping well, heart beating fast at times. i cut my phentermine dose in half and totally went off my diet.
Avatar n tn The fact that its your husband taking it does have something to do with you not seeing results,most the people that have wrote on here are women/female and have pcos and or diabetes and that plays a big role on the effects of the meds! because theres something more going on that you dont understand because lol your husband dont have overies well at least i hope not.....
393685 tn?1425816122 it's connected to type II diabetes and other health issues. Once we know, for sure, what thyroid condition you have, maybe we can pin it down and figure out what might help you start dropping some of those pounds. I have hypothyroidism and it took getting my thyroid replacement hormone levels up point that was good for me, not just "in range" on the lab report.
Avatar f tn Thanks. I have regularly been checked for thyroid and diabetes. I do take medication for bipolar disorder and manic depression. Neither of these drugs are supposed to cause weight gain either. Phentermine is a stimulant/appetite suppressant. I am going to try liposage slim wrap this week and see if that helps.
Avatar n tn I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
Avatar n tn I am today 240 pounds and I use to be 100 lighter. I was in the Army. I realy am concerned about heart disease and diabetes. That is why i am desperate to get the weight off.
Avatar m tn In the course of the past year my doctor has decided to prescribe me phentermine to help. Well with my strict food diary and working out we have seen me only shed about 10 lbs. In addition, I have had other issues going on that was never taken seriously. I have hirutism mild, and skin tags on my neck. I do have periods on the dot every month. My fasting blood sugar is always around 80 and never goes above 100 when eating.
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 n tn In July I went to the doctor and was prescribed Effexor XR 37.5 and had stopped the phentermine. The Effexor helped tremendously even though I was only on the lowest dose. Basically, I stopped crying all the time and wasn't so anxious and irritable. Everything improved. Initially I had some difficulty sleeping and nausea, but this subsided.
Avatar f tn Substances Causing False Positives According to a report by the Los Angeles Times New Service, a study of 161 prescription and over the counter medications showed that 65 of them produced false positive results in the most widely administered urine test.
Avatar n tn I am taking phentermine and will get a b-12 shot here soon. I take half a pill in the morning and the second half in the afternoon. I have high blood pressure that is controlled and my doctor said that this is the best way for me to take the phen so that my blood pressure would not go up and so far it is working out great. With the phen I am not hungry but I force myself to eat, high protein meals. You may want to look into taking phentermine.
Avatar n tn About six months ago my left neck began to hurt and I noticed what I thought was a lump there. I went to a head and neck specialist and he said that I had inflammtion of my Carotid artery(Carotidynia). The lump, I guess, was just the bifurcation of my artery that was swollen. The doctor told me to take an anti-inflammatory(ibuprophen) for 2 weeks. The pain finally diminished, but about a month later it started in my right neck.
Avatar f tn I agree 100% with Barb135. you either do not convert T4 to T3 well or you have a reverse T3 issue. Either way you need to get your FREE T3 test done. T4 is a "storage" hormone. It remains in the blood stream until the body senses it needs more Thyroid and it then converts the T4 into the usable Free T3 hormone. It is only the FREE T3 that is used by the body's cells. The term Free comes from the ract that it is NOT attached to a protein which renders it useless.