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    I was just wondering what type of affects you all felt when you stopped taking your phen, for what ever reasons. I decided to stop my phen (Ionamin) over the weekend and could hardly get up off the couch all day Sunday.. Saturday was fine, but Sunday I was stiff and aching with absolutely no energy, my skin was crawling, and I could not stand anything touching me. I was hot and nauseous, and couldn't eat a thing, in addition I spent all day running to the washroom. I felt absolutely awful! I do feel some better today but I am still nauseous and hot.. Could this be a flue??? The whole thing has kind of freaked me, so I was wondering if anyone else had felt this way when they quit???
    I havenít quit I just wanted to take a break so it would work better..

    [ December 22, 2003, 02:43 PM: Message edited by: LasChance ]
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    Hi Las Chance! I didn't feel any of the symptoms that you described. In fact I felt better right away. I'm sure it affects everyone differently, but it sounds to me like you may have the flu of some kind of virus. I only took phen for 7 weeks, but had really nasty side effects from it, and I can actually say the only thing I miss is the energy I had on it. Give it a few days, it'll get better. I'm much nicer with out it FER SHURE!!!!!!! :spider_red:
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    HEY LASCHANCE
    WHEN I STOP MY APPETITE IS STILL SUPRESSED AND NO ENERGY AND VERY SLEEPY AND YES I GET HOT AND SOMEWHAT DEPRESSED
    I DID NOT TAKE ANY TODAY AND I FEEL GREAT NO APPETITE



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    I didn't take it for 2 days this weekend and I noticed that I was really irritable. I felt nauseous and I got a little headache. The biggest thing that I noticed was that I dreamed a lot, and most of them were nightmares. Has anyone noticed this before?
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    Now that you mention it, I am still reliving my dreams from last nite.. I guess that makes them vivid. Also I forgot to mention, that I also had these sharp pains in my Diaphragm area. And the more I describe my symptoms the more I think it may just be a flue, cause I am still feeling hot and Nauseous today.

    [ December 22, 2003, 05:40 PM: Message edited by: LasChance ]
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    YEAH LAST NIGHT I HAD A DREAM ABOUT ME AND MY EX AND WERE LOVING EACH OTHER UP AND THEN I WOKE UP
    THEN I HURRIED UP AND WENT BACK TO SLEEP AND I WAS WALKING UP TO HIS HOUSE AND HE LET ME IN THEN I STARTED TAKING HIS CLOTHES OFF AND HE SAID LOOK IT'S ONLY GOING TO LEAVE BOTH OF US FEELING EMPTY SO LET'S NOT DO THIS I WOKE UP LIKE NOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    I WAS SWEATING AND CHIT MAD THEN A MOTHERFLUCKER
    I KNEW THAT HAD TO BE A NIGHTMARE BECAUSE HIS ***** IS FREAKKKKKKKKKK WELL USE TO BE
    NOW I'M ALL ALONE
    BUT THE DREAM WAS FUNNY AS HELL :blabla:



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    Your too funny Fit.. and don't you hate that when that happens.. I only wish we could tune right back in to those good dreams when we lay down, maybe then my life would have a little Excitement...... I'd never want to wake up!
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    I felt really tired and was depressed for a couple of months and then I went back on Phen and it was weird because I almost immediately noticed a difference in mood and it was almost as if my mind was clear almost as if before without phen it was foggy does that make sense??? Tammy

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    yes, i went off phentermine for a week now, over the weekend i was depressed , tired and all i wanted to do was sleep, i could not help falling asleep.

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    I'm just wondering... when you said you came of phen and felt depressed. Have you experienced depression before?

    I understand that phen is a mood enhancer. So if you were sad or depressed before you began taking it, when you stopped taking it, the depression returned.

    Just wondering... because I'm not looking forward to depression -- never been there -- not wanting to go there.

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    I put a post in here recently called " How does PHEN Work " It explains why one could feel depressed when stopping... it would only be temporary from what I can understand.. but you might want to check out the article...
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    HEY GUYS I HAVE BEEN OFF PHEN SINCE MONDAY
    I AM HAVING ALOT OF HEADCHES AND STILL LOW APPETITE AND NAUSEA ALSO
    AND SWEATING A BIT TODAY
    MY HANDS ARE SHAKING A BIT AND I AM COLD AS WE SPEAK
    MY HEART IS ALSO RAPID AND MY VISION IS FUZZY
    MY ALLERGIES HAVE FLARED UP ALOT LATLEY ALSO :thinking:
    IHAVE BEEN ON PHEN FOR 8 MONTHS OFF AND ON FOR TWO TO THREE WEEKS
    I FEEL WEIRD LIKE



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    HEY GUYS I HAVE BEEN OFF PHEN SINCE MONDAY
    I AM HAVING ALOT OF HEADCHES AND STILL LOW APPETITE AND NAUSEA ALSO
    AND SWEATING A BIT TODAY
    MY HANDS ARE SHAKING A BIT AND I AM COLD AS WE SPEAK
    MY HEART IS ALSO RAPID AND MY VISION IS FUZZY
    MY ALLERGIES HAVE FLARED UP ALOT LATLEY ALSO :thinking:
    IHAVE BEEN ON PHEN FOR 8 MONTHS OFF AND ON FOR TWO TO THREE WEEKS
    I FEEL WEIRD LIKE



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    OH YEAH AND SLEEPY AS HELL
    LIKE TODAY I SLEPT FROM 1A TO 1230P
    WHEN I ONLY NEEDE 5 HRS ON PHEN AND I AM SO SLEEPY RIGHT NOW
    NIGHT NIGHT



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    Hey fit I felt all of those symtoms and more, I thought I had a flu it was so bad, but now that I hear you, I am not so sure... Anyway I stayed off for a whole week.. and felt better today but I also gained 2 lbs.. Too much Xmas!! and will now take me 6 days to lose. I stated back on it today.. I think I will give myself the week ends off or even try it every secound day. Whatever works.. LOL
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    Don't abruptly stop taking phen (or any mood/energy altering drug), especially if you've been on it for several or more weeks. Give your body a break and wean yourself off slowly over the course of a week or two. Start by reducing your dose, if you have the tablets that can be broken in half. If not, get perscription of the tablets so you have better control of your doses. Take a little less each day until you're down to less than half the dose of what you were taking. Drag that out for a week or two then go ahead and stop. Your withdrawl symptoms should be minimized if you have any at all.

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    LasChance thanks for asking this question! I plan on going off of phen in the next few weeks and I've been wondering what to expect. Mizzrizz, thanks for the info. I'll have to talk with my doctor and ask him to prescribe maybe a week or 2 of the 15 mg tablets so that hopefully I can make an easier transition.
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