Hi, I'm new here but have been lurking and reading posts since I started phen last April. I have lost 30 lbs. I have suffered from fibromyalgia since '93. While on the phen, I noticed I didn't have the fibro-fog or constant body aches. I actually got up in the morning like a normal person. I was jogging 5 miles (I was a runner prior to the fibro diagnosis) 5X per week and feeling GREAT! It didn't hit me until my 3 months on phen was over that it was helping with my fibro symptoms. My symptoms returned w/in 2-3 days of being off the phen. I thought perhaps it was a coincidence, so I asked my other dr. to prescribe me another round of phen. He only gave me 2 more weeks and on a lower dose, but once again I noticed a significant change in my symptoms. I am about to go to my Rheumatologist and ask if I could be put on a low dose of phen to take every few days to help with the pain. I read 1 article online about someone with the same experience. Has ANYONE here had a similar experience with a chronic condition and the use of phen? I am certainly not done with my weight loss, but being pain free has removed the physical barrier that kept me from working out and staying active, which is why most fibro sufferers are overweight to begin with. Any input is appreciated!
Thanks all-you are inspirational!