I have been low-carb dieting (less than 30gr a day) for the last two and a half years with a weight loss of only 50 pounds (I still have 100 more to lose).
My doctor has offered to give me a prescription of Phentermine for a 3-4 month run (all they do at a time) and says I can do it along with the low-carb diet. I guess the hope is it will kick start the weight loss as I am losing less than half a pound a week when you figure out the numbers.
It seems the main reason for taking Phen is the appetite suppressant qualities, but I already have appetite suppression from the low-carb diet, so my doctor will prescribing it more as a stimulant (30 mg) to help the weight loss move along.
Has anyone combined low-carb and phen? I see mostly people doing low-cal and phen.
Also, I am actually leaning toward not getting the prescription with all the side affects I am reading about. I really don't need increased irritability and insomnia! Are the side affects really as bad as I am reading about (mostly on these boards).
Thank you so much for any help you can give. I told my doctor I would think about taking it and get back to him in about 2 weeks...