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    I have been back on phen for a month and lost 10 lbs.My doctor now wants me to take 30 mg phen twice a day? Does anyone else do this ? Is it safe?

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    Hi. I'm not sure how safe it is or os not but I have ta*** two 30's in a day. Lately I've been taking a 37.5 at about 6;30 in the am then a half of another 37,5 tablet at about 3pm. This is working for me. I'm melting and I'm in HYPERDRIVE. I'm curious to read other answers to the safety part of the question though, (Or maybe I really don't want to know???). Good luck and have a great day!

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    I don't do that but there is a 60 mg pill out there. Why does he want you to do that? What were his reasons? Seems like you did well at one, but maybe he has some reason. I am assuming everything is good health-wise. Blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, etc...
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    Hey, why could I not type the word "ta***"?

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    Hi all!
    When I was on phen before (1993) I was prescribed two 30 mg a day to be taken in the morning before breakfast. This time I asked my doctor (different one) about taking two and she said not to. I dont know why but back then it worked ..now it works too. I do admit taking the one is cheaper but I would pay anything to be thin...at least to see a flat stomach and a belly ****on again!!! lol

    I am going to ask my doctor at next visit to increase to 37.5 mg. I am hoping she will agree and prescribe. Are there any more side effects with taking the 37.5 mg vs the 30 mg? I am just not getting over my chewing the lips thing. (water was the answer and gum) Look forward to hearing from ya'all.

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    my doctor started me off with 37.5 mg tabs. he told me for the first couple of days to take half in the am and half at 1-2 pm. he also said i could take a third dose if i needed it. he said if that didn't do the trick after 4-5 days to try 1 pill in the am and one in the pm. Currently i am only needing one whole pill in the am (I am not a breakfast eater at all and take it about 10am). He gave me a whole 1 hour speech about the whole weight loss thing. He also said that about 4-5 weeks after starting phen that your body goes into "starvation mode" (it would do this anyways just on a reduced calorie diet) and he adds effexor for 3 reasons. 1. it boosts the actions of the phen 2. helps you sleep and 3. women whoe are overweight are more prone to depression. He also is going to start me on Xenical at some point in the near future. i don't know if this answers your question but i hope it helps.
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    What is effexor? What is it used for?
    Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It means
    you've decided to see beyond the imperfections.

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    Cool

    effexor is and antidepressant.

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    oops!...an...not and...lol

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    kmos24,
    So, is your doctor prescribing the antidepressant now or at the 4-5 week mark?
    Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It means
    you've decided to see beyond the imperfections.

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