I have been considering phentermine for over a year now. What's holding me back? I have read on numerous other boards and labels for supplements, etc., that people with a history of depression and/or anxiety should use extreme caution when using these products. Apparently they can trigger relapses of certain symptoms and/or conditions. I have been med-free for 18 months (after being previously hospitalized for clinical depression and anxiety and being on several meds including effexor, ativan, and respirdal). I feel completely "normal" now and do NOT want to go back to that dark place, nor do I want to have to go back on those nasty meds. (Talk about weight gain...I gained 12 pounds in two weeks on the respirdal. I'm 5'1" and balooned up to 165. I went to LA Weightloss and lost about 30 pounds. Then I got pregnant -- oops! -- and gained 20 back during the pregnancy. The baby will be one year old this Sunday, January 2, and I'm still at 150.) I'd like to lose about 30 pounds. I worked out at the Y for about 5 months (circuit training three days a week) and didn't lose a single pound, although I did lose inches. It was a lot of work, with little gratification. (Although I did enjoy it and I miss it now that I'm not going.) I've considered phen (even before I went to the Y), but I'm afraid of a relapse with my depression and anxiety...any advice??