As an endocrinologist and medical bariatric specialist, I have seen first-hand the effectiveness of phentermine in helping people lose weight. It is by far the most prescribed medication in my field, and can be used alone or in combination with topiramate. While it is not suitable for everyone, it can be a powerful tool for many people in their weight loss journey.I often see patients who have been discouraged by other healthcare providers for taking “quick pills”, or have been told to stop taking them without any medical reason. This can be incredibly damaging, as many of these patients come back to me after regaining a significant amount of weight.
It is important to recognize obesity as a chronic disease that may require long-term pharmacological treatment, just like any other chronic illness.I have seen many people who have taken phentermine achieve great results. My husband, brother, and several friends have all lost a lot of weight while taking it. However, it is important to note that the weight will come back if you stop taking it. Phentermine helps to reduce appetite and increase energy levels, making it easier to make healthy food choices.If you are considering taking phentermine for weight loss, speak to your doctor about it.
They may recommend Saxenda as an alternative if your insurance does not cover phentermine.