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I weight 245 pounds is phendimetrazine safe and effective weight loss pill?

I weight 245 pounds is phendimetrazine safe and effective weight loss pill?

Largely No, Neither: Most Rx & OTC Wt products not good. Victoza (liraglutide) +/- Symlin can help. Body is constantly tearing itself down, thus ?ing body mass/wt. If we eat less than this, wt goes down. Thus weigh daily to 0.1 lb, after up & commode, record & review previous day to see what does/does not works. Building muscle mass really helps. Study comment: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1319908 & my other answers. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Biploar/gad/depression on lithium 300mg bid/paxil 20mg qday/klonopin prn. Phendimetrazine (75mg & 105mg for weight loss) would chantix be ok?

Biploar/gad/depression on lithium 300mg bid/paxil 20mg qday/klonopin prn. Phendimetrazine (75mg & 105mg for weight loss) would chantix be ok?

Risky: There have been problems with Chantix along the lines of mood disorders and suicidality. It sounds like you're already dealing with complex mood and anxiety issues, so i would not risk tilting your balance further with chantix. There are other ways to help you stop smoking -- please discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use phendimetrazine to lose weight?

Is it safe to use phendimetrazine to lose weight?

Probably not: Phendimetrazine is an amphetamine with many side effects, some annoying, some dangerous, and some life-threatening. It is not proven to work well for any long-term weight loss. It interacts with many different medications, and is totally unsafe to use during pregnancy. I would stay away. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged right clavicle that I hadn't noticed until my weight loss physician asked me when I had dislocated my collarbone. I then went through 10 years of photos and it appears only in the last year. And it is getting larger. What could this be

I have an enlarged right clavicle that I hadn't noticed until my weight loss physician asked me when I had dislocated my collarbone.  I then went through 10 years of photos and it appears only in the last year. And it is getting larger. What could this be

Several things: Are you talking about the part of the clavicle that articulates with your breastbone? That joint can enlarge or appear more prominent for several reasons including prior trauma. Did your physician suggest any imaging or other studies? ...Read more

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What doctor should I see to oversee my weight loss?

What doctor should I see to oversee my weight loss?

Consider Help of MD: If you feel you have tried everything to lose weight and failed you should strongly consider seeing a doctor who specializes in bariatrics. You need to have a detailed medical history and physical exam and appropriate lab work. This lab work should include at least a cbc, cmp, lipids, tsh, & hgba1c. You need an individualized weight loss program developed for you. Diet and exercise are key. ...Read more

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Can my general doctor give me weight loss pills?

Can my general doctor give me weight loss pills?

Yes but ..: The best solution to weight loss is to reduce calories and increase exercise. Weight loss pills are largely ineffective as a long term solution and can have negative side effects. No pill can counteract poor eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle. Making changes in these two areas critical for health. Sadly, there is no magic solution in pill form to correct problems related to weight. ...Read more

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What point should you go to the doctor for unexplained weight loss?

What point should you go to the doctor for unexplained weight loss?

5 pounds: If there has been absolutely no change in your diet, alcohol consumption, medications, or activity level, a greater than 5 lbs of unintentional weight loss is of concern and warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What are reliable, doctor-recommended healthy snacks fo weight loss?

What are reliable, doctor-recommended healthy snacks fo weight loss?

Education and suppor: Take shape for life is probably the best program available. Go to my website www.Drnewton.Tsfl.Com and spend some time looking at things. You can send me a message from the site if you would like to discuss it more. I can be your health coach throughout the program. ...Read more

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Please answer! what kind of doctor would prescribe a weight loss drug?

Please answer! what kind of doctor would prescribe a weight loss drug?

There are: Obesity specialists, buy any primary care physician can normally prescribe a weight loss drug. ...Read more

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What can I do for my unexplained weight loss without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my unexplained weight loss without going to a doctor?

See a doctor: Unexplained weight loss can be due to a number of factors: inflammatory disease, infectious diseases, malnutrition, or even serious conditions like cancer. None of these can be treated without a thorough evaluation by a healthcare professional. Unexplained weight loss is usually not a good thing: get it checked out and soon. ...Read more

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Would you consider it pointless to go your family doctor for weight loss?

Would you consider it pointless to go your family doctor for weight loss?

Education and suppor: Take shape for life is probably the best program available. Go to my website www.Drnewton.Tsfl.Com and spend some time looking at things. You can send me a message from the site if you would like to discuss it more. I can be your health coach throughout the program. ...Read more

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Is there something a doctors can give in office to help with weight loss and fatigue?

Is there something a doctors can give in office to help with weight loss and fatigue?

Weight loss & fatigu: Fatigue & desire for weight loss are very common reasons for visits to see doctor. However, we can't just give you something w/o figuring out cause first. If both are issues, we typically make sure you're not depressed and we check your TSH for thyroid function. If fatigue is overriding concerns, we check your CBC to make sure you're anemic. Regular exercise & healthy nutrition can help fix both. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I go, if I'm having unexplained weight loss. Thank you :)?

What kind of doctor should I go, if I'm having unexplained weight loss. Thank you :)?

Internist: You can start with your internist who can take history, examine you and order appropriate bloodwork as initial work up. ...Read more

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Is 16 oz. Of electrolyte fluid, and 112 oz. Of water in a day unhealthy? Diet instructions given by medi weight loss doctor

Is 16 oz. Of electrolyte fluid, and 112 oz. Of water in a day unhealthy? Diet instructions given by medi weight loss doctor

Depends on solution: The content of the "electrolyte fluid" is the key to answering the question. Your daily requirements for fluid losses are exceeded by this volume, but quite acceptable if you have normal kidney function. The fluid should contain at least the daily requirements for sodium and potassium, and ideally would include additional additives (such as magnesium) in appropriate amounts. ...Read more

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What do doctors consider to be a dangerous weight loss?

What do doctors consider to be a dangerous weight loss?

Starvation: You have to burn off 3500 calories to lose a pound, 1-2 pounds per week is almost impossible without a very restrictive diet and enormous amounts of exercise. Dangerous weight loss would be anything that puts your body at risk, such as prolonged fasting or use of dangerous medication. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, i need tips for rapid weight loss?

Hello doctors, i need tips for rapid weight loss?

Go Mobile!: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Losing just 10 pounds can reverse diabetic state.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m ...Read more

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Doctor recommended & simple diet for weight loss?

Doctor recommended & simple diet for weight loss?

All you need: To do is get good quality healthy food and eat less of it than you burn off with exercise. You have to burn off 3500 calories that you don't eat to lose a pound. You don't need anything exotic or expensive or with a name on it. Find something you can follow for the rest of your life. Weight watchers and similar programs can help w/support. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a number one doctor-recommended program for weight loss?

Is there a number one doctor-recommended program for weight loss?

Weight Loss Program: Plan to lose no more than 2 pounds per week.  have a no carb breakfast such as eggs and lowfat cottage cheese a high-protein glucose control drink, such as boost or glucerna for lunch and a low-fat dinner.  walk 6 miles or run 3 miles per week and do a muscle toning routine as shown here: http://youtu.Be/awlfaalr_e8. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are your thoughts on weight loss surgery?

Doctors, what are your thoughts on weight loss surgery?

Weight loss surgery: Weight loss surgery can be tremendously successful. Not only does it result in successful long term weight loss, over 80% of patients with type 2 diabetes will be cured after a gastric bypass. Surgery is the only proven method of long term weight loss. By that i mean published medical trials have proven that diets fail and surgery works. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will lipton tea do any help in weight loss ?

Need doctor's help! will lipton tea do any help in weight loss ?

NO: Lipton tea has nothing special in it to cause wt loss but if part of low cal diet you may notice wt loss. ...Read more

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At what percentage involuntary weight loss is it time to see the doctor?

At what percentage involuntary weight loss is it time to see the doctor?

Depends: If you're concerned enough to be asking us, then it's enough of a concern to ask your doctor. There are no hard and fast rules, it depends on the specifics of your situation. ...Read more

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Doctor recommended and most effective weight loss program that really work?

Doctor recommended and most effective weight loss program that really work?

Weight loss: All the diet plans work for a short term. The key to long term effectiveness is if the plan teaches you how to eat. Any diet that prohibits you from eating certain foods (like carbs) will not allow you to be compliant long term. The best one consistently rated the best by doctors is weight watchers. ...Read more

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What drugs cause weight loss? I am doing a study in school so i was told to ask a doctor?

What drugs cause weight loss? I am doing a study in school so i was told to ask a doctor?

Weight loss drugs: Here is a list of some meds that can cause weight loss: wellbutrin, topimax, zomig, phentermine, alli, orlistat, locarserin, qsymia (phentermine and topiramate)... ...Read more

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Can there be any doctor prescribed weight loss drug that you don't gain weight after you stop?

Can there be any doctor prescribed weight loss drug that you don't gain weight after you stop?

Nope!: The only thing that works long term is learning how to eat and exercise properly to burn off more calories than you take in. That's the only way to learn how to eat and exercise for the rest of your life. It's also cheaper and safer. ...Read more

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My doctor is recommending weight loss medication before any tests. What should I be tested for before i'd anything before i choose that as a option?

My doctor is recommending weight loss medication before any tests. What should I be tested for before i'd anything before  i choose that as a option?

Possibly thyroid: Perhaps your doctor did not find any symptoms to tip off a medical cause for your weight gain, but generally i test for. Diabetes ( hba1c) , hypothyroid (free t3, (liothyronine) free t4, reverse t3, (liothyronine) tsh) and adrenal stress (saliva adrenal stress test with samples @ 8am, noon, 3 pm and bedtime) any of which can cause weight gain or make weight loss more difficult. ...Read more

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I am training for a half marathon and saw a weight loss doctor they prescribed didrex. is it okay to take while training? BP is great. 5-8lbs needed

I am training for a half marathon and saw a weight loss doctor they prescribed didrex. is it okay to take while training? BP is great. 5-8lbs needed

No two people . .: Technically speaking, Didrex is indicated to assist in the treatment of obesity. It is derived from the stimulant class of chemicals called amphetamines. It works to suppress the appetite, to reduce your calorie intake--which may be good for some people, but not so good for others. Every body is different. I would rec. that you discuss this with the doctor who knows your medical history best ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more