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    Bronze Phenster StacyNY's Avatar
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    Question What's the best time of day to take Phen?

    Hi,
    What's the best time to take Phen? Should I take it in the morning or in the afternoon?
    Thanks,
    Stacy

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    When i first started i took it in the morning, very early bcz i had problems sleeping. Now i take it much later and it doesnt effect my sleep habits. I suppose it just depends on how you tolerate it and when you feel like you need it.

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    My doctor prescribed that I take it 1/2 before I eat in the morning. (on an empty stomach)
    I have found if I take it any later than 2 PM, I am up all night.
    You will need to be drinking lots of water. And quit the caffeine. ( Coffee, diet Coke, etc.)

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    Hi Msmil,
    Thanks for your reply. I work 6am - 2pm. I'm good while at work but once I get home 2pm-3pm all I do is eat. I'm worried about taking Phen late in the day b/c I need to get to sleep early. But I don't want to take it too early and come home and be starving. I was thinking of taking it after my breakfast at 10:30am-11am. What do you think?
    Thanks again,
    Stacy

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    Hi Hatlady,
    Why quit the caffeine? I'm a coffee junkie! Is it b/c I won't be able to sleep at night? My doc said today to take it once a day. I didn't think to ask him what time of day. I asked him about taking 1/2 and 1/2 half he said I don't need to do that.
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    Stacy

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    i think it's worth a shot. trial and error really.

    are you eating during the day? i used to not eat during the day bcz i just wasnt hungry but then by the end of the day felt like total crap and was starving. ya gotta eat, ya know?

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    I do eat during the day but it's mostly early morning. I usually have a South Beach cereal bar at about 7-7:30 am. I take my lunch between 10:30 and 11:00. I don't eat again until I get home from work which is between 2:30 and 3:00. The problem is once I'm home, I don't stop eating. Literally....

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    i find that taking it about 11:30 works best for me then eating lunch around 1:00 ( I eat breakfast about 9:00/9:30 )

    usually dont start getting hungry until about 9:30ish at night then I drink a bottle of water and the hungry usually goes away


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    Phen effects everyone differently. Some people take theirs very early, some wait 2 hours after breakfast. It really depends on your schedule and how it effects you. You might want to play around with it and see what works best. If you get hungry later in the day, try taking it later. If you have trouble sleeping, try taking it earlier. You can even take half in the morning and the other half at noon. It won't take long for you to figure out what works best for you!!! Good luck!!


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    Hi,
    I wish I had a "normal" lunch time. I take lunch between 10:30am and 11:00. I get home from work between 2:30 and 3:00. Maybe I should take it after my breakfast? I'm worried about not being able to fall asleep at night. I wake up at 4:30 am, so I go to sleep pretty early.
    Thanks,
    Stacy

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    Thanks for the advice and the good luck.

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    I take mine as soon as I wake up, only because it keeps me up at night. I even only take 1/2 a pill and I still have problems sleeping.

    You are not supposed to drink caffeine because it pushes the phen out of ur system quicker. Since u drink coffee, then I would take my phen after I drink my coffee in the morning, maybe a couple hours later, and hopefully by then the caffeine is out of your system. Good luck.

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    This is what my doc planned out for me and what I do:

    6am take phen
    8am eat breakfast
    10am take phen
    12pm eat lunch
    2pm take phen
    6pm eat dinner
    Blessings, Linna

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    I didn't know caffeine pushes it out of our system's quicker!! Thanks for letting me know. It looks like I'm going to have to seriously consider not drinking coffee. Hmm maybe I'll have my last cup at 7am and take Phen sometime after that? If I take it before I eat lunch, will it kill my appetite for my lunch?
    Thanks,
    Stacy

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    So you take 3 pills a day? That's interesting. My doc said to only take one a day. I mentioned to him about taking it twice a day and he said no. I don't want to take it too early and get home from work and be starving. That's what's happening now, I'm good all day until I get home.
    Thanks,
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    My doc told me to take my Phen @ 10am on an empty stomach. So I get up around 7am, drink a cup of coffee, eat breakfast around 8/8:30, and take my Phen @ 10/10:30. It really only kept me up the first night. Good luck with your weight loss!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StacyNY View Post
    So you take 3 pills a day? That's interesting. My doc said to only take one a day. I mentioned to him about taking it twice a day and he said no. I don't want to take it too early and get home from work and be starving. That's what's happening now, I'm good all day until I get home.
    Thanks,
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    Stacy-------she is on PhenD, that's why she takes 3 pills a day. If you are on phentermine, then you will only take 1 a day.

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    Hi Mgg,
    So you think I'll be ok if I take it after my lunch at 10:30-11am? Should I wait a little while after I eat to take it? My pill bottle says to take it 1/2 hour before a meal???? I feel so stupid, I'm so confused.

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    Thanks, Candace! What's the difference between the two?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StacyNY View Post
    I didn't know caffeine pushes it out of our system's quicker!! Thanks for letting me know. It looks like I'm going to have to seriously consider not drinking coffee. Hmm maybe I'll have my last cup at 7am and take Phen sometime after that? If I take it before I eat lunch, will it kill my appetite for my lunch?
    Thanks,
    Stacy
    Yeah caffeine definetly pushes the phen out of ur system quicker, that is why they say nothing but water all day every day. Phen doesn't kill my appetite whatsoever, it just curbs it enough that I can survive, but it affects everyone differently so my suggestions is to just try it out and see what works best for you. I think if you take it around 11-12 that it will be okay, but you might have some trouble sleeping, then again u might not. Just try it and see and adjust it as needed. Good luck!

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    Thanks so much for all your help, Candace!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StacyNY View Post
    Thanks, Candace! What's the difference between the two?
    Well there is phentermine and then there is phendimetrizine (PhenD), they are 2 completely different pills but have pretty much the same effects. You can read about PhenD on the main page before you log in on here.

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    Thanks!!!!

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    Your welcome~

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    Oh yup sorry, Im not the average one here, lol. I am on phend, 35mg, 3 times a day.
    Blessings, Linna

    SW:165 March 1st, '09/GW:130 June '09!

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    Thanks for letting me know!!

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    I take two a day now. How many are you taking a day?

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