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    Hi there! Good luck on your journey. As to what to expect, everyone is different. I never experience the extra energy like the other ladies or the insomnia. I had been able to sleep just fine up until a week ago...not phen related.

    It did make my nerves a tad bit worse, but that main thing is you will NOT feel like eating. So you'll have to make yourself eat throughout the day. There were times I did not want to put one thing in my mouth. Everyday is different. I'm here if you wanna chat. I've been on it three months now and have been doing pretty good with it. Good luck!

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    Welcome aboard! You have come to the right place for support! The people here are amazing and you will learn soo much! Everyone pretty much summed it up! Follow thier advise!!!!!! I began my journey with phen after consulting with a bariatric surgeon for lap band too. It was a requirement for my insurance. I have lost 48 lbs since March. I have 3 more months until I get my approval and I am not so sure about the surgery any more. 3 months ago, I would have had it in a heart beat, but today......hmmmm. I have made such positve changes in terms of my health and I feel I can so this on my own now. We'll see though..........

    Good luck to you!
    8/07 347 lbs
    3/24/08 319 lbs
    3/30/08 Started Phen
    4/14/08 301.8 my lowest in 13 years!
    4/25/08 296 1 month weigh in-3 weeks on Phen
    5/30/08 281 2 month weigh in
    3/27/08 271 3 month weigh in

    1st mini goal: 5/1/08 300 lbs
    2nd mini goal: 7/1/08 280 lbs




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    Amber! There you are! Yeah! You joined the same as me, now we can do it together! And don't laugh at my name either haha.
    Kaitlyn

    6/13 -182 first day on phen
    6/20 -172
    6/27 -169
    7/4 - 168
    7/11 -168
    7/17 -168

    Me and my sister Amber(Supastar) shopping!

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    Welcome!
    Ditto the above posts.
    Don't forget to measure yourself. Yes, it really blows to see the numbers the first time but it's a great motivator when the scale stops moving for a bit to see you are still losing inches.
    Enjoy your journey!

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    Welcome! You've come to the right place for support and encouragement. I take the
    B12 shots, and I really think they help.
    5/08 SW-270
    8/7/08 CW 239-Taken off Phen by MD
    9/5/08 CW 230-Life without Phen Challenge

    Goals, schmoals. I just come here to talk, and if I lose weight, that's great!

    Same place next year? NOT!!!

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    Wink ==============>WELCOME<===============

    Hey there! I love the avatar....seems like you are saying something that I can relate too!LOL These ladies have welcomed you with open arms as well as provided you with advice that I would have recommended. Now sit back and enjoy the ride because the weight will fall off!!!!! Think slow and steady, Slow and steady will provide you a better life after phen.....Yes the phen will slow down and your doctor depended on who prescribed will eventually take you off..............So if you are losing slowly, you stand a better chance of keeping it off............There is no supporting documentation for this, but my opinion. Some people lose fast and keep it off, but I think the more honest you are about what you eat when you are on phen, the less you body will be shocked when you eventually no longer take phen!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Supastar0284 View Post
    I just officially swallowed my first dose. *Gulp* Now, on with life...
    yayyyy ur on ur way now
    The proof is in the pics!!! <3





    Starting over again!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raquel View Post
    I take mine on an empty stomach. Wait an hour to eat.

    Lots of different people take it different ways. You'll have to experiment to see what works for you.

    Some people half it, Some take an hour after breakfast etc.

    Just do it my way......................

































    I'm so kidding - but you will find what works best for you.
    You are such a riot girl! You always make me laugh!!!

    I take my Phen as soon as I wake up,then I wait at least 2 hours to eat.

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    I just officially swallowed my first dose. *Gulp* Now, on with life...
    *Amber*

    "My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four
    unless there are three other people." ~ H.G. Welles







    Stay away from that icecream cake!


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    Platinum Phenster Angela C's Avatar
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    Everything they said LOL.Plus,don't fret over losing just a few lbs! Every lb matters and makes a difference! Everybody is different and lose at different rates .

    I am sure you will do well-keep us posted!!!

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    Welcome, welcome! Good luck and way to go on starting Phen! I, like you have been the "big girl" my whole life, so asking for help was hard for me, but it was also necessary as I have a very unhealthy releationship with food.

    The best advice I can give you is: ditto everything Raquel said. Drink, drink, drink water. I keep a 32 oz water bottle with me almost all the time and just sip on it all day. I try to fill and drink it 3 times during my work day then 2 more at home. I did have a few side effects like the headaches and hair loss, but over time they went away. If you can, try to excercise as much as possibe and yes, be expecting the constipation! I reccomend Colace Stool softener.

    Welcome and good luck with your loss!
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    SW: 1/08- 294
    04/08- 264 diet and excercise - Binge Eater- off wagon after this!
    06/03/08 271- Started Phen per doc. 37.5mg 1x/day
    6/10/08-261 WOW! 10 lbs in one week!
    6/17/08-263 BLOATED! Blah!
    6/18/08-258
    07/07/08 Overdid it this weekend! 259 Crap!
    08/01/08 257.5 WTF?
    08/05/08 TOM came and gone...Drumroll.... 249.5 YES!


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    The best thing I learned from this place is that the Phen isnt the cure, its just a tool to make learning a new way of eating easier!

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    welcome!! i take b12 shots too, i love them! they give me energy and help me when i work out. and since this is coming from a lazy person you kno that they're the real deal lol !! and raquel mentioned all the side effects, but another one i had for the first couple days was heart palpitations. U might not get it b/c it seems to b a sorta rare side effect. But if u do it goes away after a couple of days. Good luck
    The proof is in the pics!!! <3





    Starting over again!!!!

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    Haha, thanks. I think I'll experiment around with the timing this first week
    *Amber*

    "My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four
    unless there are three other people." ~ H.G. Welles







    Stay away from that icecream cake!


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    I take mine on an empty stomach. Wait an hour to eat.

    Lots of different people take it different ways. You'll have to experiment to see what works for you.

    Some people half it, Some take an hour after breakfast etc.

    Just do it my way......................

































    I'm so kidding - but you will find what works best for you.
    Hi, I'm Roc & I'm on the weight loss rollercoaster as well as a 42 yr. old - mother of 3 year old twins. An entirely different rollercoaster
    1/9/08 228
    1/19 210
    2/09 215
    2/12 210
    3/11 206
    3/21 200
    4/13 199
    5/18 198
    6/6 201
    7/10 210
    7/21 199
    8/26 199

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    Thanks guys! I asked for support, and you delivered! Haha. What time do you take your dose? Before or after breakfast?
    *Amber*

    "My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four
    unless there are three other people." ~ H.G. Welles







    Stay away from that icecream cake!


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    What you can expect????

    We are all different - but here are some of the most common. Not able to sleep. So be prepared to take something to help you. Some say Melatonin, I use walmart brand sleep ease and works great.
    Dry mouth - drink half your body weight in ounces of water.
    Headache - they pass, but drink even more water - helps a lot.
    Phen - a lot of time causes constipation - eat a lot of fiber, and be prepared to take some sort of stool softener, etc.

    Here's my Welcome welcome advice.

    Chose a eating style that is going to work for you for life. Because there will be life after Phen and you'll be able to maintain your loss if you learned new eating habits.

    Have I mentioned drink water? LOL

    Measure now, at the beginning of your journey. There will be times when the scale doesn't move and you'll be able to measure to see that you are still losing, it's inches.

    Take a picture now - it's a great visual so your results. The mirror just doesn't work as well. trust me.

    Take a multi-vitamin.

    If you have the time - read/skim posts, from way back - what I have found in 6 months, is that the same things come up over and over - and solutions happen for people over and over.
    You're not alone - even though we are all going through the same thing, we are all still individuals with different ways of finding what works for us ... you'll find your niche.
    Or just post your question - we'll all share our 2 cents!

    Best of luck to you.
    Hi, I'm Roc & I'm on the weight loss rollercoaster as well as a 42 yr. old - mother of 3 year old twins. An entirely different rollercoaster
    1/9/08 228
    1/19 210
    2/09 215
    2/12 210
    3/11 206
    3/21 200
    4/13 199
    5/18 198
    6/6 201
    7/10 210
    7/21 199
    8/26 199

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    LOL... reporting for support duty as ordered ma'am. This is my first time taking phen and I had a lot of questions in the beginning to. Personally, I was expecting to feel different once I started taking phen, but I never felt a thing. It has simply curbed my appetite.

    I am not taking b12 injections, but I take the tablet daily. Many people who get the injection have commented that they feel more energetic, so hopefully you will too.

    As for what to expect, do not expect a miracle. The pounds will not fall off overnight but they will eventually. Be patient and stick with it in the end you will be glad you did. Welcome aboard.
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    STARTING OVER!!
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    Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can! ~Arthur Ashe

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    Welcome! You came to the right place. The support here is amazing! Message Dbethied, she takes B12 shots and has had AWESOME results with it! Good luck to you!!!
    3/10/08 - 12/01/08 (-55 lbs)
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    4th and FINAL GOAL (160 by 3/2/09)







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    Default I'm Brand New! Support Me Now! LOL

    Ok, I am officially getting ready to take my first dose of Phentermine. I've been overweight my whole life and I'm ready to do what it takes to lose the weight. I want to be healthy and of course look and feel better, but mostly I want to start having children in the next few years. I refuse to have children until I am healthier.

    I am currently following a basic healthy diet and attending Curves (which I LOVE) three days a week. I have asked my family doctor to set up a consultation with a bariatric surgeon for Lap-Band surgery, but I am hoping I won't need that.

    What kind of advice can you guys give me about what to expect while starting this drug? Also, I was prescribed B12 shots. I haven't started yet and not sure if I will. Has anyone had experience with B12?

    Yay! I'm so excited to get started!
    *Amber*

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    Stay away from that icecream cake!


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