Hello, I am new to this forum. I was just prescribed phentermine, and was curisous about a few things. I am 5ft 2in and weight 187lbs, I am about 45lbs overweight, I went to the Doctor to seek help losing weight. My appetite has been uncontrolable...craving carbs all the time. I manage to eat healthy all day, but in the evening I succum to sweets and carbs. I workout doing water arobics 3 times a week, The weight just will not budge. It is starting to effect my health--knee pain, acid reflux, fatigue, sleep apnea to name a few. I noticed when reading the side effects portion of my prescription that alot of the health problems I am trying to avoid by losing weight-- such as heart desease and highblood pessure etc. are listed as side effects of this medication...I was just wanting to get someone elses oppinoin on the effectiveness of phentermines. I know I need help with losing weight , I just don't want to replace the health risk of being obese with the health risk associated with this medication.View Thread
I am having the same problem, (46 yrs old, 5' 2",187lbs) I have been doing zumba, body pump and walking for 2years...I still have extreme fatigue and sore muscles. It took me 2 years to lose about 25lbs. I slacked on exercising for a few months, and started to gain the weight back( 2years to lose it--2months to gain it back!!??) anyway my doc seems to think the pain is from the extra weight on my small frame...I was worried that I may be developing arthritis the soreness is so severe sometimes. The best advice I have and what has been great for me is water arobics and swimming. I have far fewer injuries. I still love Zumba...but just go a little easier at it. Just curious, do you have a small frame and did you gain your weight later in life?View Thread
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