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Phentermine: The Pros and Cons of Diet Pills

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 3

Phentermine is a very popular diet pill known to suppress one's appetite in order to lose weight. Before taking Phentermine it is important to know the pros and cons of this diet pill. There is really no straightforward answer as to whether or not the diet pill Phentermine works and helps people lose weight. However, below we will review Phentermine and the pros and cons of this diet pill letting you decide whether or not this popular appetite suppresent could help you to lose weight.

The controversy over Phentermine and other diet pills is long standing. Some feel that diet pills can cause major health complications, including death. Others believe that, under a doctors supervision, diet pills and appetite suppressants can be quite beneficial in losing weight.

According to Phentermine.com, this diet pill helps people to lose weight quickly by "stimulating the hypothalamus gland and affecting certain neurotransmitters to decrease appetite". It causes central nervous stimulation which may cause heightened feelings of energy.

Phentermine is a prescription diet pill and should only be administered by a licensed physician. However, this and many other diet pills can be purchased online. While it is not illegal to buy the popular appetite suppressant online, it is not recommended. This type of prescription medication should be taken under supervision of a doctor to avoid any complications.

Phentermine is prescribed in a variety of dosage sizes ranging from 8mg to 37.5 mg. Your doctor will discuss your weight loss goals with you and decide which dosage to start you on but if you have never taken prescription diet pills he or she will likely start you out on the lower dosage to see how your body reacts to the diet pills. If after a few weeks you are not losing weight he or she may decide to increase the dosage to further decrease your appetite.

The results of Phentermine vary but most often people have experienced substantial weight loss while on the medication. Weight loss of over 10 lbs. the first month is common when taking Phentermine. In a positive light this diet pill is known to cause feelings of elation, happiness, and increased energy. Many people are extremely happy with the weight loss results the have achieved from taking Phentermine.

While many have had great success, impressive weight loss, and enjoy the positive benefits that the appetite suppressant, Phentermine, has brought them; there are still many others who find the negative aspects of the diet pill quite overwhelming and often unbearable. The most typical
side effects of Phentermine are restlessness, anxiety, mood swings, insomnia, dehydration, headaches, and of course loss of appetite. More serious complications include difficulty breathing, blurred vision, dizziness, irregular heartbeat and nausea or vomiting. Weight is a huge issue across the globe and most will take these negative aspects that come along with diet pills like Phentermine if it means losing weight.

When discussing Phentermine and the pros and cons of diet pills, one of the greatest pros is that many people taking them have had great results with weight loss, hundreds have shared their stories on the forum at Phentermine.com and talked of their weight loss successes. If you do plan to start taking Phentermine to lose weight here are a few tips:

Make sure you get your prescription through a doctor or at least speak with your doctor about the pros and cons of diet pills before purchasing Phentermine online. You really want someone to monitor things such as your blood pressure and fluctuations in your heart rate so that they can determine if any complications are a threat to your health. Losing weight is not worth your life so be smart about it.

Start of with the lower dose of to see how your body reacts to it. You also want to be able to build up an immunity to a smaller dose before starting a higher dose, if you start with the higher doses you will have no means of increasing your dosage when your body gets use to the current dose you are taking.

Take your Phentermine earlier in the day rather than later. This will help to prevent insomnia and restlessness at night.

Don't forget to eat. Many will go the entire day without eating when taking appetite suppressants. While this is a pro, it can also be a con; it falls on both sides of the list when it comes to pros and cons of diet pills. The point is to eat less not to stop eating entirely. Your body needs fuel to function. So be sure to eat small healthy snacks throughout the day. Also, if you begin to feel tired or irritable grab a snack it will boost your energy and help you to feel a bit better.

Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration. Try to keep water with you at all times. Water is a huge necessity when taking diet pills.

At some point or another you will have to stop taking the Phentermine and fight the battle of weight loss without the aide of an appetite suppressant. Be prepared to gain some of the weight back. However, don't revert to your old eating habits or you will end up gaining all of the weight back, plus some.

While many people have had an overall great experience with Phentermine and say it does work to help lose weight, there are others, like myself, who cant take the constant up's and down's that the diet pill causes. The emotional side effects are a lot to deal with. This side effect is one of the greatest cons when it comes to Phentermine and the pros and cons of diet pills. Prepare yourself for these changes in behavior and stop taking the pill if you feel your emotions are getting out of hand.

Another reason people stop taking Phentermine is because their bodies become immune to it. After a while your body no longer reacts to the drug the way it once did. If this happens it is most likely time you stop taking the diet pills. Immunity usually occurs after months of being on the appetite suppressant and it is not recommended to take it for long periods of time as it can be addictive. Talk with your doctor about discontinuation beforehand; ending this type of medication can be a tricky and emotional process.

When you have decided to stop taking Phentermine be prepared for a few more side effects. Your body has become use to the energy that it creates. Even if you are now immune to the diet pill and don't notice any difference when you take it, you will notice a difference when you stop taking it! This is another huge con when it comes to Phentermine and the pros and cons of diet pills. You will most likely be extremely tied- extremely. This will pass within a few days. You may also experience even more mood swings. Don't worry, your body just needs to re-adjust. However, if you are concerned in any way what so ever about your emotional state of well being contact your doctor immediately. One great way to avoid or decrease the withdrawal effects of Phentermine is to slowly wean yourself off of the diet pill. Cut down your dose to half for a week and then half every other day, etc.. until you are completely off of it.

Again, it is so important to discuss any weight loss plan with your doctor beforehand. They are also a great resource for additional pros and cons of diet pills. If at any time you feel that Phentermine is a threat to your health or if you feel that you may be experiencing abnormal side effects contact a health professional immediately. While Phentermine may offer you the ability to lose the weight you want, make sure to consider all factors- both the pros and cons of diet pills before you start this journey. If you have tried Phentermine and other diet pills and are tired of the constant battle with weight loss try taking a different approach. Sometimes we require no diet at all but rather a change in lifestyle habits in order to lose weight and keep it off. Click here to find out more on tips for healthy and successful weight loss.



Dec 5, 2009 5:01am
emylu, that is right you should not be able to buy medications online if you cannot buy from pharmacies.
Emy How did you join me as fan. I would love to know how you did it.
Thanks by the way glad you are one. Still learning here too
Dec 5, 2009 1:53pm
Hi Eileen,
Thanks fo the comment. You become a fan by subscribing to a users feed. To this this simply click on the user you want to become a fan on so that you are brought to their profile page. From their profile page find the button that says "subscribe" it is located in the upper right hand side of the page above the bio box and below the search button. Click subscribe button and another box will come up. From there click "subscribe to me feed" and thats it- now your a fan of someone. :)
Feb 9, 2010 11:20pm
People who take diet pills should ask for their doctor's opinion first...I've tried adipex to lose weight and it works for me. I'm happy with the results. i ordered it in www.medsheaven.com
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