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    Old 02-12-2007, 11:38 AM   #1
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    Question Diet Pills - Phentermine Vs. Meridia

    DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THESE ARE THE SAME DIET PILL? OR ARE THEY DIFFERENT, AND IF SO, HOW?

     
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    Old 02-12-2007, 01:15 PM   #2
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    Re: Diet Pills - Phentermine Vs. Meridia

    No, they are completely different and are different classes of drugs as well.

    Phentermine acts similar to an amphetamine - stimulates the central nervous system (raising blood pressure & heart rate and decreasing appetite).

    Meridia is known as a monoamine (serotonin and norepinephrine) re-uptake inhibitors. Acts similar to many anti-depressants. Basically it sends a signal to your brain that you are full or satisfied, and therefore eat less.

     
    Old 02-18-2007, 04:08 AM   #3
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    Re: Diet Pills - Phentermine Vs. Meridia

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    Phentermine acts similar to an amphetamine - stimulates the central nervous system (raising blood pressure & heart rate and decreasing appetite).

    Meridia is known as a monoamine (serotonin and norepinephrine) re-uptake inhibitors. Acts similar to many anti-depressants. Basically it sends a signal to your brain that you are full or satisfied, and therefore eat less.
    Gee, I'm glad I take Hoodia Slim. I can't even imagine what effect would Phentermine have on me.

    From what you wrote about it, it seems to me very much like being in stress and we have that on the job quite often, so I know what I'm talking about. Because when I'm in stress, that's when I get REAAALLY hungry!

     
    Old 02-18-2007, 05:47 AM   #4
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    Re: Diet Pills - Phentermine Vs. Meridia

    i took phentermine for a while and lost 12 pounds or then it stopped cause i got stressed out and just got off the diet i was suposed to be. when you are on phentermine you can get addicted to it if you are on it long enough. but i just stopped it after 2 months later. cause me and my fiance are TTC but phentermine make you annsy for a while and then the filling just goes away. but try other things until going on that pill.

     
    Old 02-20-2007, 04:16 PM   #5
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    Re: Diet Pills - Phentermine Vs. Meridia

    I tried phentermine..I didnt loose anything all it did was make me feel like I was cracked out..gave me mood swings and I had to eat in order to stop the gross feeling it would give me....

     
    Old 02-20-2007, 06:43 PM   #6
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    Re: Diet Pills - Phentermine Vs. Meridia

    I tried Phentermine and it works as far as taking away your appetite! I literally would forget to eat. Unfortunately I felt like I had drunk about 10 cups of coffee or something. I had terrible insomnia and dry mouth too.

    My sister has taken both and she likes Meridia. From what she's told me, it does give a little energy boost but its not nearly as extreme as the Phentermine.

    I think you have to be super careful on these meds from a weight loss perspective because they enable you to pretty much starve yourself, without even noticing. I had to force myself to eat and make sure I was getting at least 1200 cals a day. If you end up losing a bunch of lean muscle mass while you're taking them, you're setting yourself up for failure when you stop the meds.

     
    Old 02-25-2007, 06:25 AM   #7
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    Re: Diet Pills - Phentermine Vs. Meridia

    Sh...!
    Stress on the job last week! Gained 5 pounds!!!

    Last edited by cjello; 02-25-2007 at 06:26 AM.

     
    Old 02-26-2007, 08:44 AM   #8
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    Re: Diet Pills - Phentermine Vs. Meridia

    I lost 60 lbs using Phentermine with no side effects at all. It affects people in different ways because my blood pressure was always normal, I never was stressed but it may be because I'm young.

     
    Old 02-26-2007, 09:40 PM   #9
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    Re: Diet Pills - Phentermine Vs. Meridia

    I guess I must explain. When under stress I get VERY hungry! So it was MY fault. :/

     
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