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Have You Ever Tried Diet Pills?


I was perusing through a magazine last night and saw a huge ad for Alli, the first FDA-approved over the counter diet pills, and that got me thinking. As women feeling the pressures of having the perfect Barbie-body, I'm sure we've all had thoughts about how to get a quick fix. So I want to know...

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mizz_jennii mizz_jennii 9 years
never have and never will. it's all a bunch of crap.
midnightowl midnightowl 9 years
I took some for a couple of weeks, but then I realized how much happier I'll feel if I lost the weight through exercise :D
zc zc 9 years
never-its all b.s
kimbit kimbit 9 years
My doctor has put me on Meridia to aid in weight loss, it is a precription weight loss aid. He explained to me that there is nothing wrong with taking wieght loss drugs that are prescribed because the risk is less than getting a weight related illness, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. Also, no one would critisize you for taking insulin, or a drug for cholesterol, both of which could be helped by diet, but there is a stigma attached to weight loss drugs. Or even depression drugs, people are ok with those. People say don't be lazy, eat less etc. I do try both, but just need a little help with the cravings for food which meridia helps with. There is nothing to be ashamed of taking prescription medication for weight loss. It isn't a get slim quick thing either, I am monitored regularly for side effects, follow a healthy eating plan and exercise regularly. I have lost over 30 pounds since January, which isn't extreme, but I don't think I would have been able to do it without help. I have tried in the past to no avail. It is a better solution than gastric bypass.
rlveronica rlveronica 9 years
I've been thinking about it but my friends say I don't need to. Sigh.
megafie megafie 9 years
i take a Px med that also has "diet pill" like benefits, due to it lowering your appetite and giving more energy. I don't think I have lost any weight from being on it but maybe it helped me not gain any
Swangeese Swangeese 9 years
Yes and they were a waste of money. Furthermore the FDA does not regulate diet pills so there is no telling what is actually in the pill. Pills are only pulled when they kill or harm enough people. OTC diet pills usually are just glorified diuretics, caffeine, and fiber pills. And an all natural label does not mean that the pill is safe. There are many things that are all natural that are harmful and there is no guarantee that the ingredients are natural because the pills are unregulated. You'll notice that every diet pill has a disclaimer that it is to be used in conjunction with diet and exercise. Basically because you won't lose the weight and keep it off by taking the pill.
Feesje Feesje 9 years
The thing is: if you stop taking these pills (without adding a healthy diet and exercise in your daily routine) you gain your lost weight back again. So you can choose to take expensive, sometimes not working, and probably unhealthy pills for a while and lose weight for a short period of time, OR you can commit yourself to a healthy diet and lots of exercise and lose weight for a long time. It's up to you. There really is NO easy way to lose weight permanently.
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 9 years
They might work for some, but I'd rather just watch what I eat and exercise. I've heard that most people gain all the weight back (*and then some!*) after they stop taking diet pills.
ladydaytrippin ladydaytrippin 9 years
They triggered migraines. Never again!
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 9 years
I took trim spa which smelled and tasted horrible! They looked like vitamins...I never finished the bottle, I never noticed results. I also took Zantrex 3 because a friend swore by them, he said he had enough energy to be able to run the treadmill for 30 minutes straight, and he was a hardcore smoker! All the Zantrex did was make me feel like a crackhead. I would get crazy bursts of energy and horrible headaches during the crash. I would not recommend any of this, save your money, or better yet, if you want to throw it away, I'll take it! :)
MegLahr MegLahr 9 years
thoguth about it a lot mostly lately. My husband took some and swore they were working but he's lost more weight now that he's off
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
No, but I've been tempted to.
AMP AMP 9 years
I sometimes take Xenedrine if I feel like I need a bit of a boost before a work out.
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 9 years
no and I never will because people died from phenphen.
Miami-Gal Miami-Gal 9 years
I only take these energy pills that people use also for diet pills. I think they are combo energy/fat burner because I am sometimes wiped out after work when I meet with my trainer. I am very happy with my I said, when I need an herbal boost of energy. Most pills also contain caffeine. I kicked the coffee habit and now do tea. But I agree with everyone on this.
melanie-RN melanie-RN 9 years
I take phentermine (Adipex), and have taken it for the past year. It's truly the only thing that has helped me. It supresses my appetite, because otherwise, I couldn't lose weight. I have an appetite like a man. I can seriously eat anything. I have no no ill side effects from taking adipex, other than the dry feeling in my mouth everyone once in a while. It's actually helped my blood pressure and tachycardia.
Alissa1122 Alissa1122 9 years
I've tried a few and they just make me jittery and nauseous. Not fun. Sometimes the old fashioned way (in this case, a healthy diet and exercise) is best.
hokie-girl hokie-girl 9 years
I used to take Diet Fuel from GNC and it would make my heart race and jittery. I finally stopped after an incident I had with them. Total wake up call. I believe in exercise and a healthy eating plan.
thatgirljj thatgirljj 9 years
I tried several of the OTC ones and they never worked for me. They either did nothing, or gave me insomnia. And when my sleep is really messed up, my resistence to junk food is at a total low. So they're pretty much useless as far as I'm concerned. Self-discipline and patience are the best diet pills.
Babychloe Babychloe 9 years
I took Phen-Phen back in the day before they banned it. I lost 30 lbs. in 30 days, but I didn't like how I felt while I was taking them (the first week I slept around 2 hours a night) and would never take diet pills again.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
I was talking Xenadrin, and I started to black out every time I stood up. And once I almost blacked out completely almost falling, but my cousin caught me. I never took it again.
TexasTwinkle TexasTwinkle 9 years
no they scare me!
amandaaa amandaaa 9 years
i've always thought "diet pills don't work" and that they're a scam. because, really, the best way to lose weight is exercise and a good diet. nevertheless, i won't deny that i've tried them. i have tried zantrex-3 (still have more to take) and i think stacker 3 and MAYBE two hydroxycut...a friend of mine reccommended the nutritional vitamin/mineral chromium picolinate, so i've been taking those. zantrex-3 makes your heart race like no other. i do not know if the pills actually worked because i work out and eat well anyway... but i'm skeptical about the new alli pills. i know someone whose sister has been taking them and she told me how the pills work. they pretty much are like laxatives; whenever you eat too much fat, it goes right through and "accidents" and "leakage" are possible. yikes.
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