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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

So I was prescribed this pill by my doctor to give me energy and help control my appetite. I know people who have taken this and lost a bunch of weight with no problems but I don't think I will be one of them. The first week it did what it was supposed to. I had all day energy and practically had to force feed myself at meal times. During the second week I found my energy levels plummeting in the afternoon, often so dramatically that I had no choice but to take a nap. This week (week three) I was wandering around like an extra from the walking dread. Whatever energy boost I was getting never lasted for more than a couple hours and I spent the rest of the day groggy and unable to focus. I'm pretty sure this was my bodies way of saying the pills were just too much. I have stopped taking them and feel so much better. Sure my appetite is back but at least I can function now. I will just have to exert my own willpower now.
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  • JIBBIE49
    My endocrinologist put me on them, but I only took 1/2 pill once a day instead of the "one with each meal" 3 times a day, then I went to two, but by that third week, I was off sugar and able to stay on the diet on my own. I'd say you were taking too much to quickly. My doctor also put me on Metformin 3 times a day, Armour Thyroid, I take at night, acarbose with meals (cuts enzymes for carbs), a weekly shot of Bydureon, and Progesterone at night. I've dropped 38# and kept it off for over a year.
    894 days ago
    It's a drug. What happens when you stop taking it. It doesn't teach you anything about losing weight.
    899 days ago
    That’s scary! I didn’t know anyone was still prescribing that drug. If it helps- my energy level skyrocketed when I gave up Sugar and refined grains... also down 70 lbs since Jan. Anyway- wishing the best for you! :-)
    899 days ago
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