Home > Blog > How Individual Differences Affect PhentermineHow Individual Differences Affect PhentermineBy Sally Cohen / Leave a Comment / Phentermine, Weight Loss / November 26, 2014 April 1, 2020People are often keen to know whether their experiences with phentermine are ‘normal’, but we’re all unique and therefore our experiences with phentermine can vary a lot. When it comes to a medication like phentermine, patients have to consider how individual differences will influence many aspects of their experiences with phentermine, including side effects and results. Here we explain how individual differences affect phentermine, and how you can compensate for these individual differences to make phentermine even more effective and give you the phentermine results you want. What Are Individual Differences?Individual differences are the variations from one person to another on many different types of variables, including psychological variables such as self-esteem, and physical variables such as how the body metabolizes a medication. Scientific studies have typically overlooked individual differences in favor of focusing on average behavior and typical responses. However, by recognizing how individual differences affect many aspects of our lives, we can understand the full range of possibilities when it comes to treating the individual rather than applying a ‘one-size-fits-all’ method, whether it’s for weight loss or any other medical condition. We can also come to understand what constitutes a normal variation, such as when it comes to less common phentermine side effects, and what signs may indicate something more serious, such as diabetes, PCOS or thyroid issues. How Can Individual Differences Affect Phentermine Results?The way in which your body processes a medication is called drug metabolism. Drug metabolism is controlled by a number of specific enzymes in the body which effect how drugs such as phentermine are absorbed, distributed, metabolized, and excreted from an individual’s body, and which all vary across individuals. Enzyme activity is genetically determined, so factors such as gender, race, and health can affect how medications such as phentermine are processed by the body. Cultural and environmental factors, such as diet, the use of other medications, alcohol use, and disease states can also affect enzyme activity, therefore affecting how phentermine is processed by the body. Interestingly, attitudes towards illness and treatment outcomes can also affect how an individual responds to a medication as their beliefs can effect adherence to medication regimes or accompanying lifestyle advice, and may negatively affect the treatment if the patient does not believe that the medication will work for them.By acting on your central nervous system to produce both a mental and physical reaction to suppress appetite and boost energy levels, phentermine is more likely to produce varying side effects and results due to individual differences. Due to the amount of possible variables when it comes to individual differences and how these can affect the metabolism of a medication, it is difficult to predict exactly how certain factors will affect individual reactions to phentermine. However, you should advise your doctor of anything which you think could potentially influence your results with phentermine. With respect to medical issues, these include but are not limited to: allergies, past and current medical conditions, whether close family members suffer or have suffered with any serious illnesses or conditions, medications that you are currently taking, medications which you have taken in the past, and whether you have previously experienced any less common or severe side effects when taking other medications.These factors will help your doctor determine primarily whether phentermine is suitable for you or not, and if so, what dosage is most appropriate, whether phentermine tablets or capsules are more suitable, and also whether you may be more likely to experience certain side effects. Many people recognize the importance of disclosing details about medications they are currently taking, but it is also crucial to tell your doctor about medications you have taken in the past, especially if they were prescribed for weight loss. This is because it is thought that the ways in which weight loss medications such as phentermine and Adipex work on the brain’s neurotransmitters can limit the effectiveness of subsequent prescriptions, which may explain why those taking phentermine for a second time often report reduced effects. Therefore, your doctor may need to take this medication history into account when deciding on your prescription, such as whether a phentermine combination such as Qsymia might be more beneficial this time round. You must also be honest about lifestyle factors, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, diet and exercise, as your phentermine prescription should be supported with guidance on establishing a healthy lifestyle, and advice about how alcohol and smoking may affect your results with phentermine.How To Compensate For Individual DifferencesIt is important that you follow your prescription and the guidance of your doctor, and should you feel that your dosage is not sufficient or that your phentermine has stopped working then it is imperative that you ask your doctor before increasing your dosage. Your prescription is based on your personal information and potential individual differences, therefore increasing it could have more serious consequences for one person when compared to another.Due to individual differences, side effects can vary widely, but can include insomnia, constipation, nausea and headaches, but the most common side effect is dry mouth, reported by 74% of over 1,200 phentermine users in a recent poll. While some may find the phentermine side effect of dry mouth a little uncomfortable, others find it unbearable. As a solution to this problem, we recommend Phen Drink, a soluble powder which is added to drinking water to increase saliva flow and stop the dry mouth side effect. Phen Drink also contains ingredients which actually help to boost your weight loss potential by increasing metabolism and suppressing appetite, meaning that you can improve your phentermine results as you compensate for these individual differences.Perhaps even more variation is seen across the psychological side effects of phentermine due to individual differences across patients, which can cause symptoms such as sadness, depression, anxiety, and mood swings which can all result in you feeling worse despite trying to lead a healthier life. This is because, as a stimulant, phentermine stimulates your metabolism and energy levels, but it can also stimulate and amplify your normal reactions to situations into extreme feelings of sadness, anxiety, or anger. As vitamin deficiencies often contribute to low mood, to counteract these problems while also ensuring that you are getting the right amount of crucial nutrients, and simultaneously giving yourself a great weight-loss boost with vitamin B12 and 5-HTP, we recommend that you take Phen Vites, which have been specifically designed to help those taking phentermine.With respect to how to compensate for individual differences in order to maximize the effects of phentermine, a healthy diet is essential. To help increase the appetite-suppressing effects of phentermine, you should aim to eat filling foods such as protein, fiber and healthy fats, and you should also cut down on foods and drinks which can cause an acidic urinary pH, such as coffee, soda, butter, and ice cream. Experiments have shown that, when compared to an alkaline pH, an acidic urinary pH causes phentermine to be excreted twice as fast and therefore, less effective. Alcohol can affect drug metabolism in some people more than others and should therefore be avoided, especially as it contributes to acidic urinary pH levels. Drinking lots of water, getting enough sleep and establishing an exercise routine that you enjoy are also crucial to boost your energy levels and help to enhance your phentermine results while also compensating for any potential individual differences. This phentermine weight loss schedule also has lots of tips to maximize your phentermine prescription and to compensate for individual differences which may make weight loss more difficult, such as a slow metabolism. Furthermore, considering that psychological studies into weight loss success found that those who expressed more positive opinions and belief in their chosen method were more likely to succeed, it’s important to remember that weight loss is a mind game and positive thinking can make all the difference when it comes to achieving the phentermine results you want. Keeping a journal to record the food you eat as well as any cravings you experience can help you to change your habits and develop a healthy relationship with food.Lastly, individual differences can mean that phentermine doesn’t work as well as you had hoped, so we recommend that you give your prescription a boost with the help of the weight loss supplement Phen Caps, which can be taken alongside phentermine to provide additional appetite suppression and energy boosting with their combination of active ingredients. Phen Caps can also be taken on their own as an alternative to phentermine if phentermine just isn’t suitable for you, due to certain medical conditions, or if you have an allergy or experience severe or worrying side effects. Phen Caps have no known side effects and do not require a prescription, therefore they are the perfect alternative for those who do not wish to take phentermine or those who are unable to obtain a prescription but who want to achieve long lasting weight loss success.Have individual differences affected your phentermine results? If so, please let us know by commenting below.