I have been told in the past that I am depressed and have been prescribed multiple antidepressants which none ever helped. I have not taken anything since 2008 due to always feeling worse. I have always had a very hard time concentrating and it frustrates me to no end. I would read and reread something multiple times before I even knew the basic content of an assignment in school because I just couldn't pay attention. My mind was going a 1000mph down any other path other than what was in fron of me. I have been told over and over that I'm ADHD by friends and family but I have always taken it as a joke since I was so tired and depressed all the time. How could I have ADHD if I couldn't get out of bed? 5 months ago I went to see a Dr. about weight loss as a last ditch effort before looking into gastric bypass. I eat when I'm bored to keep doing something and my weight has spiraled out of control. The Dr. prescribed me Phentermine. My life has done a 180! I have lost almost 50 lbs, my mood has been good and I feel fantasticly normal!!! I never thought I would ever over come the feeling of despair and hopelessness and thoughts of just wanting to end everything because I don't want to go on....and yet i feel completely normal for the first time ever! I don't have to eat all the time to keep busy doing something and I am able to read my assignments and get them done....AND understand them!! My husband is overwhelmed by the change in me. He wants to know why I am so content now. I ran out of my prescrition and within 1 week I was feeling that depression kick in and I don't want that back! I made an appointment and will have 2 more months of the prescription. My question is how do I find out about staying on Phentermine without looking like a drug seeker? I don't believe it's an addiction as I don't think about when I can have my next pill and it doesn't make me feel; for lack of better words, 'high'. I don't want to slip back into depression! I want to live my life and not crawl back into a hole and never come out! NOw that I know what it's like to feel normal with focus and a good sleep pattern I can't imagine going back to the hell I was struggling to survive every day!! Can anyone tell me where to start and who to contact? I owe it to my kids to be a mom and not a checked out shell of depression.View Thread
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