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    Hey guys,

    Do you feel it is more effective to take before or after you eat? I took it after when I took it a few years ago and I thought it was great..but I was thinking about taking it before to see how that was too. I lost 17 lbs in 4 weeks. I only want to be on phen for 2 months, so I want to make it as effetive as I can in the amount of time I have.

    Just looking for opinions

    Thanks!

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    This is a good question; I've experimented with both ways and I really think it is determined by how YOU feel when you take 'em at those times. I tried taking it first thing in the morning, before I did anything else, about 1/2 hour before I ate... I felt kinda yucky during the day. It seems to be easier on me if I have breakfast, then wait a bit, THEN take the phentermine, along with my vites. BUT, that's just me; you may find that a different time is good for you.

    Also, there are different strengths that may affect when is best for you. My scrip is 30mg, and it's a time released capsule.



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    I think I will go with after breakfast again. That is what I did last time. I am also on 30mg capsules.

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    ive tried both ways, i started doing it right after breakfast then i switched it to 2hrs after breakfast and it works great. i tried doing the hr before bfast but i found myself starving at bfast time and wanting to fill up so i stopped using it that way and continued to take it 2hrs after bfast. by the timei get breakfast down and 20oz of water im not hungry any way for a few hrs. but i agree with Darsa, i think its basically on how you feel at the end of the day



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    I agree! When I took it before breakfast I was STARVING! If I take it right before i eat I feel fantastic and it works longer IMO.










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    I usually take it as soon as I wake up, along with my Fill Pill, then I work out, then eat breakfast. Seems to work OK for me...

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    Default hmm.

    thanks for talking about this because I was wondering....
    I just started today and I took my 37.5mg about 40 min before breakfast....I did it that way because my cousin did it that way and it worked well. My doctor said to take it 2 hours after breakfast but I wasnt too confident in him because he admitted to not know too much about Phentermine...but maybe he looked it up?

    Anyway, I will see how today goes....and if not, then I'll do what my doc said.

    My cousin said when she took it that way, she was never hungry and it made her thirsty.
    I guess everyone is different.....we will see!
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    Hmm, I've tried different ways and I think it does work best on an empty stomach for me. I usually take it before breakfast, wait an hour but no more than two (usually) then eat whether I am hungry or not.

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    I have to take it on an absolutely empty stomach other wise I am famished all day and find myself grazing! I then wait about an hour and have something light to eat. I have noticed that I mainly eat chex mix throughout the day, just for the taste and then a good diner. Probably not the best thing to do, but nothing else seems appealing to me!
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    on my attached papers, it said to take 1 hr before you eat or 1-2 hrs after you eat. On an empty stomach.

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    I usually take it as soon as I wake up, along with my Fill Pill,
    I'm sorry, I've just got to ask; WHAT is a Fill Pill?



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    When I started taking it, the first day I took it on an empty stomach. Within a few hours I threw it up. After that, I started taking it with a little something to eat and it worked great! But just last week I went to the doctor to get a refill and she told me that it was ok to start taking it with food but now that my body is used to it I need to be taking it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. So if you feel nauseous at all on it, take it with food (maybe like a fiber bar or something small)...at least until your body gets used to it. But if you can, it really is a lot better to not eat with it since the food in your stomach absorbs and treats it like waste before it can get into your system like it needs to...that is what the doc told me.

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