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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Appetite Suppressant (Overview)

Appetite suppressants are a kind of stimulant (psychiatric drug).


Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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I need to know what's an appetite suppressant that i can take at night without getting insomnia from it?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I need to know what's an appetite suppressant that i can take at night without getting insomnia from it?

Auricular acupunctur: I am not providing a direct answer to your question - am offering a different solution. Consider weekly ear (auricular) acupuncture combined with decreased carbs, mindful eating and exercise. It provides superior appetite supression. It doesn't cause insomnia. ...Read more

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Appetite Suppressant (Overview)

Appetite suppressants are a kind of stimulant (psychiatric drug).


Dr. Allen Seely
Board Certified, General Practice
26 years in practice
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What is the best natural appetite suppressant?

Dr. Allen Seely
Board Certified, General Practice
26 years in practice
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What is the best natural appetite suppressant?

DRINK WATER: Drinking water before you eat has been shown to suppress appetite. Also whenever you feel like snacking try hydrating with a low calorie beverage because 'mild hunger pains' may actually be a signal that you need to drink fluids. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I am 5'6" and 200 lbs. I have severe high blood pressure. Will a doctor prescribe me appetite suppressants?

Dr. Gregory Hines
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I am 5'6" and 200 lbs. I have severe high blood pressure. Will a doctor prescribe me appetite suppressants?

Probably not: Yiur blood pressure would have to be controlled to entertain an appetite suppressant. ...Read more

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Dr. Inaam Schneider
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
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My doctor prescribed Effexor 37.5 as an appetite suppressant. Can it be used as an appetite suppressant since it's an Anti depressant?

Dr. Inaam Schneider
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
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My doctor prescribed Effexor 37.5 as an appetite suppressant. Can it be used as an appetite suppressant since it's an Anti depressant?

No : I have never used it as an appetite suppressant , unless se you eat when you are anxious and he is trying to decrease your anxiety !!!! ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
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Is it true that the use of appetite suppressants is beneficial to lose a small amount of weight?

Dr. Stuart Wasser
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
30 years in practice
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Absolutely: To get an optimal effect at least two complementary agents need to be combined. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Mitchell
Board Certified, Bariatrics
18 years in practice
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Can anyone suggest an effective appetite suppressant?

Dr. Scott Mitchell
Board Certified, Bariatrics
18 years in practice
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Can anyone suggest an effective appetite suppressant?

Appetite suppressant: Phentermine (brand name adipex-p) is the safest 1st ever fda approved appetite suppressant which has been approved for safe use since the 1950's. However, it is no magic bullet! this is only an aid that will improve a comprehensive weight loss program built on a foundation of making permanent lifestyle changes. Nobody will diet forever, thus increasing your exercise level is most important! ...Read more

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Dr. Troy Ross
Board Certified, Occupational Medicine
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Expert opinions? Which diet pills (appetite suppressants) work the best?

Dr. Troy Ross
Board Certified, Occupational Medicine
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Expert opinions? Which diet pills (appetite suppressants) work the best?

All have dangers: Appetite suppressants are chemicals that cause complex changes in your body's functions. Ultimately they are not good for you. The better way to reach a healthy weight is to maximize nutrition (real food), sleep well, and get moderate exercise. That approach will take longer but you'll be healthier and have results that will last a lifetime. The paleo approach is one of the better ways to go. ...Read more

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Dr. Alon Seifan
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I know topamax for migraine also works as appetite suppressant, but what is the chemical reason? Does metabolism change or just taste for foods/amts?

Dr. Alon Seifan
Board Certified, Neurology
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I know topamax for migraine also works as appetite suppressant, but what is the chemical reason? Does metabolism change or just taste for foods/amts?

Diuretic: Topamax changes the taste senses and also causes slight diuresis, which is loss of fluid in the body. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
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How can I get an appetite suppressant with a kick like the one Adderall gives you, without a prescription for adhd?

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
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How can I get an appetite suppressant with a kick like the one Adderall gives you, without a prescription for adhd?

A "kick" ?: Medications like Adderall are not available without prescriptions. There are medically supervised weight loss plans though -- these may include medications to help suppress appetite. You could consider enrolling in one and being seen there. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Hill
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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Is there a safe appetite suppressant / diet pill I can take while on medication for a slow thyroid?

Dr. Steven Hill
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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Is there a safe appetite suppressant / diet pill I can take while on medication for a slow thyroid?

No: No medication is 100%safe - unfortunately there is no magic bullet for weight loss. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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