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Is there a prescription doctors can prescribe to help you lose weight? If so, what is it?

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anichols1

Asked by anichols1 at 6:00 AM on Nov. 1, 2010 in Health

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  • adipex
    lilmommie04

    Answer by lilmommie04 at 6:16 AM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • has anyone ever taken it?
    anichols1

    Comment by anichols1 (original poster) at 6:35 AM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • No, but you have to be careful with those type of prescriptions, if contains diuretics, you will lose weight by going to the bathroom a lot, but you will be losing H2O not fat........ The best advice is a good healthy diet & exercise!

    Monica655

    Answer by Monica655 at 6:50 AM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • I good friend of mine lost a lot of weight from a Dr.'s prescription medicine. She lost literally, like 150 lbs. If the meds didn't work, she was going to get the surgery done. She did not just lose water weight, she is looking real good these days! And, she is keeping it all off. Also, now that she is so much thinner, it's so much easier for her to exercise. She is not on the meds anymore, but still losing a few lbs here & there because she is able to exercise now. Totally changed her life around. BUT, it worked for her...not sure how it works for everyone else. I wish i remember what it was she took, there is more than one kind that your Dr. can prescribe.


     Also, she is really working hard on toning her muscle. Losing 150 lbs can leave some saggin skin. Her Dr. said she is going to have to build muscle mass to help that out. But, she is only 30..I'm sure her skin will tighten back up some on it's own.

    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 7:24 AM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • ADIPEX GENIRIC NAME PHENTERMINE ITS GREAT IT GIVES U ENERGY & U STAY BUSY U LITERALLY HAVE TO REMIND UR SELF TO EAT. MOST DOCS WONT GIVE IT TO U UNLESS U R 1OO LBS OVER WEIGHT BUT THERE R SOME DOCS OUT THERE THAT WILL GIVE IT IF U R SLIGHTLY OVERWEIGHT BUT U WILL NEED TO BE MONITORED EVERY MONTH BY UR DOCTOR. GOODLUCK I CANT WAIT TO HAVE THE BABY SO I CAN TAKE IT AGAIN!
    ahsweetness

    Answer by ahsweetness at 8:38 AM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • ahsweetness, what are the dangers in this drug? thanks
    anichols1

    Comment by anichols1 (original poster) at 8:54 AM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • Meridia. Doctors usually don't like to prescribe it though! Your bmi has to be greater than 30 & you shouldn't have high blood pressure, because it elevates your blood pressure a little. It's an apetite suppressant.
    GonnaBeAMama11

    Answer by GonnaBeAMama11 at 8:58 AM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • My best friend is on it now. IT is working very well for her. It suppresses her appetite. She seems to not have any side effects with it. She has many underlying health issues. Diabetes, and many more too. So it is imperative for her to loose weight.
    mmmegan38

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 9:21 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • There are perscriptions, you would have to talk to your doctor about which one, he would decide that after talking to you.
    SweetLuci

    Answer by SweetLuci at 10:37 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • diet and excersise lol
    fryshannon34

    Answer by fryshannon34 at 9:00 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

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