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Appetite suppressants

Any recommendations? Should a person use it? Any side effects? Your thoughts, please!

Wed. May 23, 10:30am

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My doctor put me on phentermine in Sept. I dropped weight the first month, but my body got used to the effects. I guess it did help me to begin to eat the right portions. I think it is an individual choice. Everyone's body reacts different. Mine was more desperate. I would rather have some side effects from short term usage of phentermine than long term developement of Diabeties. Talk to your doctor :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2007, 11:15 AM

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My husband is currently taking a drug called Reductil and it is really helping him curb his appetite. So far, at least, he doesn't seem to be suffering any side effects. He's definitely losing weight, albeit slowly. He's still not willing to do any exercise, but I'm hoping that will happen, too. Reductil is a prescription drug, and not cheap, but we're hoping it will help him lose the 120 lbs. he desperately needs to lose.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007, 1:25 PM

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I have been on Phetermine since sept. of 2006. I go to a doctor who runs a diet clinic. Anytime I feel it isn't working he will adjust my dosage or give me something short acting for the evenings. I have lost over 50 pounds. He put me on a low carb diet like the Adkins Diet. I have changed my eating habit thanks to the phetermine, it worked for me, I still have about 15- 20 pounds to lose. but I am in no hurry. Eating low carb is a life style change.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007, 10:31 PM

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I know it’s the case this won’t work for everyone, but hard core exercise works as an appetite suppressant for me!

If I have a hard workout at the gym, I’m walking out of there feeling like I want to throw-up! That’s one big suppressant to me!

Sure after an hour when my body recovers, I’m hungry, but if I eat some fruit within that first hour, I’m good to go for at least four to six hours before I need to really eat a meal.

Just remember to eat little healthy snacks during that time period, and you’ll be good to go!

Again, I know it’s the case this won’t work for everyone.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007, 11:24 PM

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i started taking reductil on thurday the 16th of august, the first night i couldnt sleep ,because it causes insomania, but i was okay the second day, no headaches, no bitter taste, i eat only once a day, because i dont have the urge to eat like before and i walk out alot, i do 5,000 steps a day, i was weighing 108.6 on thurday and i couldnt believe my eyes, when i weighed my self on sunday, i have dropped to 105.0, am glad i took this steps to a better life. i will recommend it to anyone,

Sunday, August 19, 2007, 1:17 PM

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Unless 1:17 is an 8-year-old, his/her doctor should be crucified for prescribing an appetite/weight control drug to a 108-lb person.

Sunday, August 19, 2007, 2:36 PM

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Or perhaps 1.17 is a very short-statured person?

I tried Activia, and I felt SICK all the time. I've always had sporadic migraines, but now I was getting them almost every other day, I was nauseuous, I lost my appetite COMPLETELY (didn't want to eat at all...ever). I felt flu-like and I felt like I had pressure building up behind my face.

And I only took 1 every 2 days (I was REALLLY unhappy the first day) for about...a week. Then I realized enough was enough.

Sunday, August 19, 2007, 2:41 PM

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I think the problem with appetite suppressants is that the urge to overeat is rarely physical. I can see how people used to eating 5000 calories a day might use it to help them work their way down to 2000, but without treating the reason why the person is eating that much in the first place, what's the point? It's a formula for yo-yo'ing, or for a temporary fix (as highlighted by the earlier poster who gets used to the dosage after a month or so).

I agree with the workout-like-a-madwoman poster, about how exercise can be a great appetite suppressant. Just be mindful of which activities actually boost it for you. Like most people feel ravenous after swimming, and I try to time a large meal about 1-2 hours after running, which initially kills your appetite but wow, that effect can boomerang for some of us!

Sunday, August 19, 2007, 2:44 PM

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To get a BMI over 25, which is the lowest for being considered overweight, the person would have to be 4'7". When was the last time you met an adult that short.

Sunday, August 19, 2007, 2:47 PM

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Sunday, August 19, 2007, 2:55 PM

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Maybe she was very oerwight before. She said that she was shoked to see 108.....maybe she used to be like 4'7 and 150?

Sunday, August 19, 2007, 4:35 PM

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I give that situation a probability of .1%. She's not 4'7" or anything that begins with 4'. My money is that she's one of the ED sufferers using this webslte to get unhealthier. They've even formed their own groups and teams.

Sunday, August 19, 2007, 5:18 PM

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My favorite appetite suppressant is hard, fun exercise. =)

Sunday, August 19, 2007, 5:20 PM

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I'm fond of what I call "appetite distraction", preferably in the form of sex :)

Sunday, August 19, 2007, 5:44 PM

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maybe that poster was talking in another unit of kg?

Sunday, August 19, 2007, 7:26 PM

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