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Phentermine is a drug prescribed by doctors for use by some of those people with overweight related problems. Doctors may use it together with approved exercise, diet and behaviour change programs on those people with obesity or suffer from weight-related medical problems. Some of the health risks that come with overweight may include high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol. This drug acts as a stimulant to suppress appetite moods by transferring its effects to the central nervous system. It will probably decrease the appetite you have for snacks and at the same time increase the energy amount used by the body. Taken for a long period, the drug has been known to cause various body side effects such as; Hair loss – Is not a proven and reported direct side effect of phentermine use. The effect has been mostly noticed by women who have reported on drugs forums and social media have their hair falling off in clumps and thinning after drug use. The hair loss has been reported to start occurring after three months of the drug use and continues as you proceed along. These have been attributed to changes in dieting like calories restrictions or complete removal of certain foods from the diet. The other cause is due to changes in hormones due to the weight loss after using the drug. Mood effects – Use of phentermine can lead to negative mood swings that tend to be only for short periods. Still, this fact has been analyzed and attributed to the stimulant effect of the drug. This tends to alter the release of some brain chemicals such as adrenaline that usually controls the appetite function of your body. This can cause a negative effect of making the heart rate change leading to mood swings, insomnia, irritation and anxiety. Skin effect – Phentermine has been reported by users in their reviews to cause some side effects to the skin. A reviews study shows that users respond differently as to the type of skin problem they develop. A user reported that four weeks into the drug use she started noticing mild rashes developing on her skin, although they were not irritating. Other users have reported different problems such as serious skin rashes, high levels of itching, widespread red blotches, hives and few cases of the blue tint on some body parts as well as on lips. High blood pressure – As with most of the other side effect, users through their reviews have brought up the high blood pressure side effect caused by phentermine use. One user reported that when she started on the drug her pressure was at 90/60. Shortly after the pills dosage, her pressure rose to 130/90 and she is worried that it can lead to a stroke. There other users who are also worried about the rise in their blood pressure and possibilities of strokes and heart attack. Sweating – It has been reported that most of the people who have used phentermine also introduced lifestyle changes including exercise and diet. This ultimately has led to such side effects such as profuse sweating followed by nervousness, nausea, dry mouth and constipation. These are problems reported by many users in their reviews. Back pain- When phentermine came into use nobody thought it will have some serious side effects. After use, most users have reacted differently and each of them has got their side of the story to tell. A review carried out by as a discussion around the web refills much about the drug. The following are just brief disclosures by some users; Feb 2, 2017- Recently started taking the drug. I have been getting pains on my lower back and it is becoming more severe Feb 11, 2017-Lost weight 264 and now suffering lower back pains and can no longer do exercises. Started taking the drug on Feb 1st and I am also having constipation and dry mouth. Most of the other reviews are on the same line. Depression- A review study carried out by between 18th Sept 2006 and 10th Jan 2007 came with following comments; A 34 years male reports to have turned emotional and extremely angry to a point of aggression after the drug use. Stopped and three years now he is back to normal Another user reports having become more emotional and angry. The user’s mood is always good and cool Another one reported to be beyond the angry level and have resulted to fighting people for slightest reasons. The last one reports becoming lonely as she has scared all her friends away. But blames them because according to her they could have known it is the drug effect if they really cared about her. Acne- It is funny to ask the question as to whether the drug causes acne. When you started you only thought about the weight loss only. Nothing has really been proven about the drug, but there is a lot of talk doing rounds and it is time things are cleared out. Phentermine is a stimulant drug just like amphetamine but with that high feeling effect. It works out your nervous system and reduces food appetite and craving for snacks. Its stimulant feature can make it trigger the ‘flight or fight body response’ experienced in your body. That is the reason it is actually a potential acne trigger.

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