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Do Any Appetite Suppressants Really Work Or Are They A Waste Of Money
Absolutely work: Meds must be used in combo and result in >10% wt loss in majority of patients who i prescribe them in. But, wt often returns when meds are stopped. Like BP meds, they may be needed indefinately. ...Read more
In many ways: There are many appetite suppressants on the market all working in different ways..... The classic appetite suppressant is in the stimulant class and works to increase energy and promote satiety so that you think about food less and when you eat food you are satisfied sooner....This is the class that Phentermine falls in. Another appetite suppressant works on filling the stomach or delaying ..... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I seem to have an insatiable appetite. Are there any appetite suppressants that are healthy and really work?
Insatiable?: Beside the other recommendations, i would like to add the following: when patients have that behavior, could be related to depression, psychosis, personalities disorders, compulsive, etc, please check with your primary and he can determine any referral to psychology or psychiatric for complete evaluation or treat., if it indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two problems here: You're describing two problems--stress & binge eating. Appetite suppressants will likely address neither however. Explore stress management options through your work, patient education centers, &/or local counselors. Exercise rather than reach for food, & keep on-hand only healthy choices if you must snack. Chewing gum, a big glass of water, carrots & celery sticks may help curb your appetite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Side effects: There are very few, if any, medications that have no side effects. Our bodies are wondrously complex and delicately balanced machines. To tinker with one part using a medication almost always causes additional effects in another part. The goal is to minimize these side effects but they are almost always there to some extent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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