Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Melissa87diet posted:
    I have been taking this medication for 8 or 9 days. I take it an hour before I wake up in the morning. I have noticed that I don't feel like I need a cup of coffee to stay energized. Also, it has decreased my appetite. I have been dieting and exercising as well. The only side effect that I have noticed ( and I'm not really even sure if it's a side effect because I have had these before) is that I had a panic attack at work a couple of days ago. I have been losing but I'm not sure how much total because I don't think my scale is as accurate as the doctors. Has anyone else experienced this?
    totallywiggedout responded:
    lol, where are you located in the World?
    Phentermine is related to the PhenPhen scandal from YEARS ago here in the US. Please google it and find out about all of the lawsuits related to Phetermine.
    This is why diet aids and pills to help keep you awake don't have it in them anymore in the US.

    Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work --- Thomas Edison

    What doesn't kill us makes us stronger---Friedrich Nietzche
    SusanHappySpringer responded:
    Hi Melissa87 diet
    I would avoid using drugs as an aid to dieting.I am a 40 year old who is overweight and 5 months ago I was 100 lbs overweight.I have lost just under 60 lbs in 5 months-on target but no pills.
    I'm on the Skinny Coach plan with Dr Tiffany Wright-have you heard of it?

    Helpful Tips

    Olive oil versus Canola oilExpert
    Both oils contain healthy monounsaturated fats but canola actually has less saturated fat than olive oil. Canola is more versatile for ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    238 of 283 found this helpful

    Expert Blog

    Everyday Fitness - Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP

    Achieve a better mind-body balance and live a healthier life with tips from wellness expert Dr. Pamela Peeke...Read More

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.