Posted by MB on July 18, 2001, at 10:47:01
In reply to Re: phentermine and Effexor, posted by DebbieLynn on July 18, 2001, at 6:42:24
> > > Hi again!
> > 'Ay.
> > > The reason my doc will not prescribe a diet pill (phentermine) is because supposively it doesn't *interact well* with Effexor XR.
> > They could both raise your blood pressure, yeah. Whether or not it's safe to combine them really depends on how much they raise it by and what your baseline BP is.
> > -elizabeth
> My blood pressure before I went on Effexor was @100/60 - 110/60. Now it is @120/80. I am 31 years old. I seem to be somewhat medicine sensitive. When I took the phentermine in the past, it gave me lots of energy, but that did go away. I lost about 15 lbs. in 3 weeks. BOY...I need that now. I do not have a weight problem, but I am about 15 - 20 lbs overweight. Most of weight is left over from being pregnant. I am normally small. I have just had a hard time losing this extra weight. Most people tell me "Oh, it's your age"! People blame a lot on age. I know I can lose it, I just need a little push.
How much exercise are you getting? I get really bad fatigue, and people used to tell me to exercise more, and I was like, "yeah, screw you!" but a few months ago in a panic over how much weight I'd gained in the past three years (something like 30 lbs) I decided to *force* myself to exercise. My motivation had an unhealthy tinge of self-loathing to it: with the fatigue, I felt like if I exercised I'd die, and I didn't care (I'm not endorsing this attitude, by the way). Anyway, I started getting my heart rate up 5 times a week for 45 minutes and lifting weights three or four times a week. The fatigue actually got better and I've been losing about 2 lbs/week...and they say that with a slower rate of weight loss, you're more likely to keep it off. So I thought I'd throw some pro-exercise preaching at ya. You can tell me to screw off if you want, I won't mind, I've been there ;-)