Hi everyone! I just wanted to post here and introduce myself. My name's Brandy, 28 yr old-married mommy of 2. I have fibromyalgia, and was put on Ulavil (sp?) a year ago to help with sleep problems which in turn would help my chronic pain. Well, after being on it for 8-9 months, struggling to lose weight and maybe dropping only a few pounds after months of walking, eating healthy, stopped taking the meds because it wasn't improving my pain anyway. Also had noted that it contained side effects of weight gain and increase in appetite! Aaarghhh!! So, a few days ago, went ot my doctor, he prescribed Celexa, and I was awaiting my Phentermine to get here, forgot to tell him about my Phentermine that I would be taking shortly. Anyway, so over the weekend I kind of pondered if I should mix the two meds, didn't want to give myself a heart attack or anything, you know?! Well, I read about using the combo finally last night, and was ecstatic to learn that these 2 meds actually help promote greater weight loss! I started, well, actually, last August I was at 235 (yikes!), at Christmas I was at 227.5 (a little better), and now I am at 207!! It has been a very hard struggle for, because of my chronic pain, very hard some days to talk myself into exercising when I am in pain before I even start out, but have slowly seen some rewards here. I have been on Phentermine before, off and on, but I think because of the Ulavil, that is why the weight loss was very slow. I am excited to try this Celexa/Phen combo, actually, took my first dose of Phen this morning! I would love to get down to 150 pounds, I am 5'3", and that was my weight before I had my son (he's almost 5, my daughter just turned 2), I have a very athletic build, and I always worked out before having children, my short term weight goal is 175, longterm is 150. Well, I want to remind everyone that the health benefits we will reap from our weight loss are so worth our hard work and faith to see us through. God Bless us all!!
Good to meet all of you!