December 14th, 2000, 06:52 AM
The first time I took phentermine was in 1996, and I was about 45 pounds overweight. I took it for about five months (on three weeks, off a week, so it would stay effective). I lost 35 pounds, and looked and felt much better. I kept most of it off for three years.
Having had a baby in 1999, then nursed almost a year, I've gained a lot of the weight back now. I'm trying to lose it and ordered phentermine online (it's embarrassing to ask a doctor, and they usually don't want to prescribe it). I don't remember which website I used. The drug wasn't nearly as effective, and I really haven't been losing weight. Is this my metabolism, a resistance since I took it several years ago, or could the company from which I ordered it have sent me "diluted" medication? It looks the same (blue and clear capsules with blue and white dots inside).
Anyone have help?
December 14th, 2000, 04:32 PM
Hey, Robina... help her out, will ya
rangies, not to worry! Robin will be by soon to shed some light on this for ya...
December 17th, 2000, 01:48 PM
December 18th, 2000, 02:16 AM
Thanks for the info! It was the E5000 I think. I went ahead and ordered 37.5, but they are so expensive! Merry Christmas to me, I guess. I do need to exercise more. Before the baby, I was a jazzercise-aholic and went 4 - 6 times a week. Babies have a way, however, of draining your energy or not sleeping at all and/or getting sick so you can't expose them to other kids, etc. My will is still there to work out, the way just isn't always. We just moved from TX to TN a couple weeks ago, and the nearest Jazzercise with babysitting is a half-hour's drive away (without traffic). It's going to take a lot of willpower, but we have a great neighborhood for walking. And, yes, I crossed the 30-year mark between 96 and now. BUT - I went from nursing and eating a steady 2000 - 2500 calories a day to weaning and not eating but 1100 - 1500 a day, and was not able to lose more than 10 pounds over a three month period, and no more since then. Frustrating. Hopefully the 37.5s will work. We are going to try for baby #2 this year. Do you think I should wait to take the 37.5s for after the next weaning, because if the 30s got less effective the second time around, what if the 37.5s don't work the "third" time around? Should I save them? How are all of these other people staying on phentermine for years at a time and having results? Isn't that unhealthy to stay on it that long? Last time around, I modified my diet into a realistic routine, and with my height, I can afford to eat 1500 - 1800 cals a day to maintain a reasonable weight. When I went off the pills I didn't have a problem maintaining. This time, even with caloric management I'm a heifer. What are your thoughts? And thank you.
December 18th, 2000, 04:04 AM
I sympathize with you!!! I gained 40lbs in the last 4 years through 2 pregnancies and breastfeeding. I am also over age 30 and this is STUBBORN weight!!!!
When will you try to get preg? You should not try to get preg while taking phen. This is what all the literature says anyway. So....if you are trying now I would say don't take phen. But if you are waiting to try then go ahead and see if it helps with weight loss.
December 18th, 2000, 07:59 AM
December 18th, 2000, 09:26 AM
This is sort of off the topic but I'm curious because we're planning on a baby in a few years. I know having a baby makes you fat, but does breast feeding keep the weight on too?
Also, what is a normal amount of weight to gain during a pregnancy?
December 18th, 2000, 09:49 AM
This is one I can answer with confidence: everybody is different. For the most part, if you have always had a weight problem before you got pregnant, you (like me) will probably keep some extra weight after weaning. The ladies I know who were thin before were thin after, sickeningly. When I breastfed, I couldn't eat enough. I actually chose foods I could eat while breastfeeding so that I didn't have to put the baby down. Your initial weight loss after pregnancy is quicker if you breastfeed, but only for about two weeks. I gained about 33 pounds, lost 25 within two weeks of birth, and 15 months later I am actually carrying ten pounds more than when I became pregnant. Some people continue to lose while breastfeeding, and books tell you you should. However, I didn't, and plenty of others like me are out there. I think your weight tendencies will stay the same (if you tend to gain, you will have a harder time losing). What helped me the most while pregnant was exercise and to keep a CLOSE eye on every calorie. When I gained too much in a week, it was no suprise, because I charted my caloric intake daily (yes, a little anal). As far as how much to gain during pregnancy, my father in law is an OB/GYN, and his advice proved correct: anything you gain over 25 pounds is yours to keep.
December 18th, 2000, 09:50 AM
Thank you SO much for your tips. Unfortunately, all I have is the E5000 and my 37.5s just arrived in the mail. I was sent the yellow tablets. I think I'll hold on to them until I've finished having babies. Do they expire?
I will get my bootie moving more. It's the only answer, and I believe it.
December 18th, 2000, 10:19 AM
My 30mg clear/blue with blue/white beads expire 1 year from the day they were issued.