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    Old 07-20-2003, 12:33 PM   #1
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    Question Anybody know difference between Phentermine & Meridia?

    I've been trying Phentermine, but my headaches are SOOOO BAD!!! Also the weird chest feeling/pain is not the best feeling. My dr. said he would let me try Meridia. Can anybody compare the two for me? I frankly, don't know the difference. I just know the Meridia seems to be more expensive. Thanks for any input!!!

     
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    Old 07-20-2003, 10:06 PM   #2
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    They are completely different drugs. I have not taken either so I cannot give you a first hand opinion, but as far as I know Phentermine works like an amphetamine and speeds up the metabolism while suppressing hunger. Meridia directly controls appetite, not sure about its effect on metabolism, but it is less likely to give you the jitters and uncomfortable side effects. But I've also heard that Phentermine is a lot more effective. Sorry for all the second hand info, maybe someone else can help too.

     
    Old 07-24-2003, 09:30 PM   #3
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    i have taken both drugs, so i have some knowledge , even though it has been a long time since i have taken phentermine. i remember that phen made me really jumpy and made my heart beat fast sometimes. i also remember sweating alot and of course being full of energy. i did lose and weight because i would forget to eat and i was always running around.I have been on meridia for almost two months and i do not get that jittery feeling on it but i noticed if i skip a dose i feel like the pressure in my hands and feet is high, almost painful. But let me tell you that it has suppressed my appetite alot and i sometimes just eat once a day with no hunger pangs. i have lost about 10 pounds in a month, but i also have been having a hard time sleeping... by the way if you decide to take meridia , do not take any kind of medication for depression with it. i read the combo can be deadly. you will have to much of some substance in the system that i cannot recall right now. also, i was told by my doctor that you can take meridia for up to a year and phentermine is more short term...
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    hi, i've tried both also. watch out for the meridia & your blood pressure. after taking it for less than 3 weeks it shot my bp through the roof. i'm not saying not to try it, but please keep steady tabs on your bp- remember it is called the silent killer for a reason- i had no idea my bp had skyrocketted!
    best of luck!
    btw, i lost NO weight while taking it.
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