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Old 03-19-2012, 09:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Adipex?? Experiences good or bad...

My sister-in-law took 3 months of Adipex and had a huge weight loss success so I'm considering it to help jump start my weight loss. My overall goal is to drop 50-60lbs. I've changed my life to include mostly whole foods and tons of veggies and fruits, I've cut out sodas all together and have lost only 8lbs. I am not just "on a diet", I'm making changes to my life to improve the quality.

I know Adipex can be addictive which is why I want to get first hand testimonials before pursuing it. I would love to hear your experiences, good, bad or indifferent on the medication.

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Old 03-20-2012, 08:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I tried it when I was about 22-23 yrs old. I was on it for about 3-4 months. I lost @20-25 lbs. But.... my blood pressure was rising slowly. Every month when I had my checkup at the doctor it was a little more and he finally discontinued it for me.

I then was prescribed xenacal (I believe it is ally OTC now). It is a fat blocker. I think I just kind of gave up because I didn't like the way that one made me feel. If you can't absorb the fat, it has to go somewhere.

Honestly, I would stick with what you are doing. But that is just my opinion. You have lost an average of greater than 1 lb per week for the past 6 weeks. If you continue at that rate you will be down over 52 pounds in a year. That is much healthier and you are learning how to do it instead of relying on a pill.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for sharing your experience. My sister-in-law didn't seem to have any side effects but I have a Schleprock cloud hovering above me and if something can go wrong...it will. I guess I am impatient. I have struggled with being overweight for so long and all previous attempt to lose weight failed. I do have a history of adrenal failure issues which made it next to impossible to drop weight the past 2 years and now that I finally am losing, I just want to keep it going strong.
I have an appointment with my doctor next week and after doing my own research, I'll discuss with her any medical issues I have that might make it risky before deciding. I'm just trying to arm myself with as info as I can!!
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