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    Quote Originally Posted by Butternut View Post
    This is my third day. I have had slight headache off and on and slight shortness of breath but not much more than when I drink coffee. No swelling, nothing else.

    Did you all have these feelings when you first began taking Adipex?
    I think I am an oddball cuz I really did not "feel" anything. I was a sorta clumsy and forgetful in the beginning but other than that nothing. I started out taking phendimetrazine which I was told is a milder form of phentermine maybe you can try this instead.
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    I felt the same way when I took mine the first day. My headache was soo bad, and I just didnt feel right. I came on here and everyon said , well more like Raquel said.
    Drink more water. I just started my pills on friday, and on friday I only had about 35 ounces of water. lol So I took her advice and drank more water the next day, actually a lot more. I more then doubled my intake on water. I found when I did this, I felt a ton better, and more normal and the headache was gone. So maybe do like they said, take 1/2 the pill, and then pound the water in. Something you wouldnt think would help much , really does.
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    Scat's right! You can start with 1/2 phen pill or you might decide that phen is not for you. And that's ok! I don't think that Phen is "The Answer" for everyone. For me, it definitely helps, but finding my willpower was what I needed. Otherwise, I'd still have the same eating habits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Band Mamma View Post
    I agree with Scat, but then I often agree with Scat.

    My initial feelings?

    Great, just like speed. Exactly what I didn't want.
    I think I'm gonna die either from my heart racing or from dehydration (very thirsty all the time!)
    Why am I sweating like menopause has suddenly come on with non-stop hot flashes?
    Whoa- look at the floor! It's all swirly? Wonder why I am dizzy?
    Aren't drug addicts the ones who feel like bugs are crawling under their skin?
    Wow! So this is what it's like to not feel like eating? Is this how "normal" people feel most of the time?
    I don't think I shall every poop again. They will eventually have to jam something up there and scrape it out.
    Dang! I painted the whole dining room and I still feel like I could run a marathon!
    I wonder how much KY Jelly costs? And will he feel offended if I just whip it out and say, "Here, honey-try this. It's just the drugs. I promise."
    Good grief! I bet my pupils are dialated and people think I'm a junkie.
    It costs how much????

    That's all I can think of right now, but I'm sure there's more.
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    Ohhhh you quit your caffiene ... headache could be caffiene withdrawl.

    I drink a lot of coffee in the morning ... 3-4 cups.

    If you want to give it up - I'd say, give it up gradually. Let your body adjust to one thing at a time.
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    I agree with Scat, but then I often agree with Scat.

    My initial feelings?

    Great, just like speed. Exactly what I didn't want.
    I think I'm gonna die either from my heart racing or from dehydration (very thirsty all the time!)
    Why am I sweating like menopause has suddenly come on with non-stop hot flashes?
    Whoa- look at the floor! It's all swirly? Wonder why I am dizzy?
    Aren't drug addicts the ones who feel like bugs are crawling under their skin?
    Wow! So this is what it's like to not feel like eating? Is this how "normal" people feel most of the time?
    I don't think I shall every poop again. They will eventually have to jam something up there and scrape it out.
    Dang! I painted the whole dining room and I still feel like I could run a marathon!
    I wonder how much KY Jelly costs? And will he feel offended if I just whip it out and say, "Here, honey-try this. It's just the drugs. I promise."
    Good grief! I bet my pupils are dialated and people think I'm a junkie.
    It costs how much????

    That's all I can think of right now, but I'm sure there's more.

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    Butternut you tried and if you dont feel comfortable then you shouldn't take it,,that doesn't mean that you won't lose weight, there are plenty of people here that do not take it...

    Some people are more sensitive to it.

    If you have the tablets you may want to cut it in half and start off with a SMALLER dosage. That is what I did and i pretty much took half the whole time I was on it......I like my coffee and won't give it up, so taking half was good enough for me.....

    and drinking the water DOES help , esp, with the headache. Not sure why, maybe the headache is from being dehydrated.

    don't worry that it didn't work for you, you'r e not the only person that couldnt' hack the side effects!

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    I had not had any caffeine at all during this time of trying Phen. Due to problems with caffeine alone, I knew not to drink any with Phen.

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    I first tried Phen about 4 years ago and I didn't make it past a few days. I felt the same way you do. I was irritable, had bad headaches and nausea. About a month ago, I decided to give it a 2nd try. This is the start of wk. #4 on Phen. It took me 7 to 10 days for the side effects to subside. I feel fine now. I've lost 13 lbs, so far. If you decide to try again, cut out ALL caffeine and drink a LOT of water. I think this is what made it more bearable this time. Water truly helped my headaches and "sick feeling" go away. You just have to decide whether or not you want to stick it out for a week or so. I just decided that it's time for my change NOW and I was willing to go through that initial phase again.
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    i had a few side effects when i first started taking adipex... i felt like i was really really dizzy, and sumtimes like i couldnt breath but that only lasted bout a week... sooooo i hope things get better for ya!
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    I gave up today and didn't take any Phen. Too much heart racing and just plain feeling rotten. I didn't like the shortness of breath when my heart was racing either.

    I tried......

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    The headache is normal ... / common. I personally haven't had them from Phen, but have read here many times it happens to several in the beginning.

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    Default Initial Feelings with Adipex

    This is my third day. I have had slight headache off and on and slight shortness of breath but not much more than when I drink coffee. No swelling, nothing else.

    Did you all have these feelings when you first began taking Adipex?

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