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Old 09-18-2006, 09:19 AM   #1
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Phentermine and Lexapro???

I was just given samples of Lexapro for anxiety; I'm a fan of Phentermine and am out. I've heard of the combinations you can take of phen and anti-depressants but they all say to combine it with Prozac and that Lexapro would be bad. I thought they were basically all the same. What's the difference and should I ask my doctor for something else?

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Old 09-18-2006, 02:02 PM   #2
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Re: Phentermine and Lexapro???

Using controlled substances for weight loss is a pretty risky thing actually. Most doctors out there would not agree with the approach you're talking about. Those medications were not designed for weight loss and they put you at higher risk for serious heart conditions and even aneuryisms and strokes. Especially if you mix them the way you're suggesting.

You might want to talk to your doctor about a natural method for weight loss. First of all it's a lot cheaper and better for your body, second of all you're more likely to keep the weight off afterwards. There's no "magic pill" for weight loss you've got to put some effort into being healthy. It's sad but very true. But don't worry, it worked for me and it was so well worth it I can't even put it into words. I feel like a million dollars since I lost my weight!

Old 09-19-2006, 05:09 AM   #3
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Re: Phentermine and Lexapro???

I have taken phetermine before. I take it on and off again for the past 6 months i would say. The last time i was on it was in May. Any way - this month i started lexapro and i got a prescription for the phen again. The Dr did say it may cause some side effects if taken at the same time. I never did start the phen because i wanted to see how i did on the lexapro. I suffer from anxiety too. So far i feel great! The lexapro even killed my hunger.

Old 09-19-2006, 08:15 AM   #4
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Re: Phentermine and Lexapro???

I was on the phen-fen for about three months when it was legal and it worked great for me. Never had any reactions. I've always been lucky in that area. I popped ephedra like it was candy.

I have heard of the phen/pro combinations and was always told that basically all the SSRI's are the same, so should i take both at the same time or one in the morning and one at night? Phen wakes me up and the lex makes me sleepy.

Old 09-19-2006, 04:25 PM   #5
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Re: Phentermine and Lexapro???

Wow. All I can say is it's great if Lexapro kills ANYONE'S hunger!!! I take 30mg of it (for years now) and IT is THE thing that really makes dieting and/or losing weight difficult. It was bad enough when I was only on Remeron, but now that I'm on both... ...VERY difficult.

In FACT I take Topomax which is supposed to be an anorectic--and it doesn't even begin to combat the effects of the antidepressants I'm on.

For SURE you MUST consult your Doc prior to taking Phentermine, b/c Lexapro is an extremely potent drug compared to other antidepressants. It can cause heart palpitations all on its own. 10mg of Lexapro is = to 40mg of Celexa. So you want to be VERY careful about the potential for overdosage of Central Nervous System Stimulant!!!

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