Phentermine for long-term weight loss?
June 21, 2011 11:27 AM Subscribe
Tell me about your experiences with phentermine.
posted by Kitty Stardust to health & fitness (24 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
After months of diet/exercise, I returned to my doctor with 7 more pounds than I'd had on me the last time I saw him. They put me on an electronic scale that spit out the result that I have a deficiency of lean muscle and a Basal Metabolic Rate of 1200 kcal/day. My doctor said I needed to lose at least 30 lbs and that he wanted to prescribe this diet plan that includes serotonin supplements and phentermine combined with a low-carb diet. This is part of a program marketed as "Serotonin Plus Weight Loss."
The low-carb diet part won't be too tough for me, but I've never been on stimulants like phentermine before. Have any Mefites successfully lost weight with phentermine? I'm concerned that with an appetite suppressant, any weight I might lose will be voided as soon as I go off the stuff. The doctor said my BMR was so low because I've spent the last year reducing my calorie consumption. Won't artificially suppressing my food intake further reduce my BMR? I want any physical changes I make to be sustainable. I also assume that it's the phentermine that will be doing the heavy lifting and that "serotonin" supplements are just the marketing gimmick. Nonetheless, I am very interested in doing a medically guided plan rather than continuing my futile homebrew efforts.
Before you tell me about weight training, yes, I've been doing that for years and even if I lift 4 days a week, I can't seem to build muscle.