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    Default Positive Side Effect: A Mood Elevator?

    For the past 18 months, I've been depressed due to a job layoff. It is not severe depression, but it is definitely noticeable. When my husband asks me to do something with him (activity, movies, go boating, etc.), I just don't have the energy or desire to do anything. I have sat on the sofa, bummed out about the things I should have done but haven't done yet. I lacked the motivation to get anything done, and then wound up feeling worse about it. It's not been bad the entire 18 months, but I spiral from time to time (especially bad when my estrogen's in the toilet during Days 2-10 of my cycle).

    I started Phen yesterday, and WOW. I'm actually HAPPY. As in, I'm laughing often. My husband asked me to go swimming with him yesterday with the kids, and I was actually enthusiastic about going and went! I'm checking off my to-do list, and even better - I'm not depressed about what I haven't gotten done or didn't get done. I'm not speeding out or anything, and am not manic. I have just noticed a distinct improvement in my mood in addition to a desire to get things done.

    Please tell me this will continue! This is better than losing weight for sure, and I've dropped 2lbs despite drinking water and eating every 4 hours.
    7/16/2011 - SW @ 211lbs.
    7/17/2011 - 207.6lbs. (ooh!)
    7/18/2011 - 206.5
    7/20/2011 - 205
    7/24/2011 - 204
    7/25/2011 - 203
    7/30/2011 - 202
    8/4/2011 - 200
    10/17/2011 - 193.4 (FINALLY under my delivery weight!)
    12/4/2011 - 189 (YEAH! 180s!)

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    Well Phen is in the 'amphetamine' family and it works with serotonin and dopamine (the happy makers in our brain). So ummm YES mood elevator is totally possible.

    I don't want to rain on your parade because mood is EVERYTHING BUT...you called it a possible mood 'elevator'. I've been on it for almost two months now, and want to throw out there that to me it is more of a mood 'enhancer'. I guess what I'm saying is if you are in a good, happy, active mood it will enhance that. BUT... If you're feeling a little down, grumpy, irritated it will enhance that as well. I have REALLY had to watch my mood (espically in the evening) I can be super B if I don't watch it.

    That being said... a few hrs after I take it really does help my mood and productivity!
    5/26/11 - 203 taking control of my life again
    Week 1 - 194 (-9)
    Week 2 - 188 (-6)
    Week 3 - 185 (-3)
    Week 4 - 181 (-4)
    Week 5 - 176 (-5)
    Week 6 - Went on 2 week vacation (from life and PHEN ) wanted to see if I could 'maintain'
    Week 7 - 175 (-1)

    Week 8 - 173 (-2)
    Week 9 - 168 (-5)
    Week 10 - 166 (-2)
    Week 11 - 164 (-2)
    Week 12 - 162 (-2)
    Week 13 - 158 (-4)
    8/25/11 - 158 -45 lbs total



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    Def a mood "enhancer" I wasn't sure if my happy days were due to the phen or getting out of a horrible relationship and losing weight and just overall feeling better about myself...BUT some days I get in horrible moods for absolutly no reason and can not snap out of it. I call it my phen rage,lol. Well I hope u stay happy and I wish u lots of success, enjoy the time with ur hubby and kids!
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    I too have been in a severe depression for about a year and a half. I had no energy, I didn't ever want to do anything, the only time I ever had a smile on my face was when I was with my kids or my boyfriend. (I am divorced, so that's part of what threw me into a depression) but anyway. Long story short, I had been down for a lot of reasons, medical and personally and religious and just all kinds of stuff, and then when my (pretty dang serious) relationship ended last week, I thought I was drowning, I was more 'down' than I'd been in a really, really long time. The week before this, my doctor prescribed me Adipex because I had taken it years ago and it gave me energy, and it was a short term fix until something more permanent was done... And it wasn't for weight loss, I had GB and I weigh 111.4 lbs... Just the energy. But, I found, I am actually HAPPY when I take it.. It's kind of like I have no choice but to be happy. Even when I'm devastated, like I was when my relationship ended, I took one and like I said, it was like I had no choice but to be happy. Maybe it's because I had more energy, I don't know, but I did feel happy... It really is kind of a 'happy pill' for me. I'm not abusing it or anything, I've only been on it three weeks, but I am happy when I take it. So no, you are not the only one. I do wish you the best of luck, and a lot of happiness after you are finished with it

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    Wonder to listen your words and happy that phentermine works like this also.
    Be happy always.

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    I'm probably the oddball here but I've had a different reaction. I'll have maybe 1-3 good hours of extreme happiness then I crash and I'm your worst nightmare. I have mood swings and I feel like I want to crawl out of my skin. I do like the fact that it gives you energy and sometimes I'm so proud of my workouts or everything I've gotten done for the day but on the flip side sometimes I physically cannot get things done because it makes me so edgey.

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