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Why Do Diet Pills Make One Sleepy
Typically not: There are some diet medications that are prescription only. They usually don't make you sleepy, but some people can have this effect. It is unusual. I can't speak specifically (don't know which one your referring to) about non-prescription products, but, in general, should not make you sleepy. ...Read more
Anorectic agents generally known as diet pills are medications which decrease or inhibit appetite and aid in the reduction of food intake, therefore aiding weightmloss. Most currently FDA-approved appetite medications are dispensed by prescription due to potential side effects and contraindications. Diet pills alone are seldom successful in deriving long-term weight reduction. They should only be taken under the direct supervision of a physician specifically trained in their use as a part of a multi-modal treatment program including diet, exercise, ...Read more
Can you take diet pills while on isotretinoin (40mg pills once a day)? Will one cancel out the other or even cause bad side effects?
Sure. But wise? No!: Look it up, e.g. Search google "isotretinoin 40mg nih". Next, do safe & effective diet pills exist? No! by law, dshea 1994, see fda.Gov, for dietary supplements sold otc, the marketers are exempt from evaluating & proving their claims. Victoza (liraglutide) & symlin, fda approved for diabetes (not wt. Loss per-se), are helpful for wt? . Best cut the carbs, study nusi. Org, “sugar: the bitter truth” & exercise. ...Read more
Although not fda approved are any of the OTC diet pills any good? Is there one you suggest that won't give you jitters. What would you say to take?
Diet pill: This is a repeat of what I have said before. My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting or a pill, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, ; start doing some cardiovascular exercise. ...Read more
I am struggling with taking diet pills I do it after every meal I just feel like no one understands me or believes I have a problem what should I do?
Caution: Crushing pills can cause potency to be elevated significantly which on the case of hydroxyl it could cause heart palpitations and possible dangerous arrythmias and high blood pressure. Not recommended at all. A proper diet and regular exercise will last much longer than a pill. ...Read more
Can I try to conceive one week after stopping diet pills? Does it have any effect if I'm pregnant?
Likely OK: The effect of any medication depends on what is actually in it. Without knowing what makes up your diet pill, it is not possible to tell anything about the effects on pregnancy. That being said, it is likely to have left your system a week after stopping the pills, thus making it OK to attempt conception. ...Read more
I got my period twice in one month and this month I diddnt get it why? Can it be cause im taking diet pills? Amp up
Menopause: Yes. Or you are in early menopause. But, here is the real answer if you were sitting in my office. I would ask you gently why you think being on diet pills will in any way lead you to real or lasting weight loss? They won't, in fact, be of any benefit to your health or your preferred weight. ...Read more
I was attempting to have sex last week I was unable to keep an erection and now can not obtain one at all I stopped taking diet pills but stillnothing?
See below.: If you cannot get an erection with masturbation and you do not wake up with an erection, i.e. You have sudden and complete loss of ability to have an erection, you need to see your doc today. If you are able to have an erection at any time by any means then your equipment works fine and the problem may be more mental than physical.. ...Read more
Are diet pills safe for someone who is also on accutane? I am a 19 year old female on Accutane and I am struggling losing the 10-15 pounds I gained in college. I am looking into diet pills but I don't know which ones are safe and legitimate. I also want t
I'm on spironolactone & my doctors in ia won't prescribe diet pills like my doctor in ne. Which over-the-counter ones could I take w/my medication?
No magic pills - all a money making scam
veg, salad, fruit like all the models
always works. ...Read more
What diet pills are you able to take on a low dosage birth control pill? Are caffeine ones not recommended? Can caffeine bring fertility issues?
Diet pills: I don't recommend diet pills at all - they have unpleasant side effects and may help you lose weight temporarily but you don't want to depend on them to maintain weight loss. Consider limiting the times and places you can eat, and spending some time on small portions of exercise every day. Good luck. ...Read more
Do not waste your $: Do not waste your time with "weight loss supplements". Green coffee beans, raspberry ketones, hoodia. Are just the latest in a long line of overhyped fads. If you want to achieve weight loss, reduce your carbs to a bare minimum, drink only water, eat lots of low starch veggies and increase your activity levels. ...Read more
Which diet pills?: Most diet pills don't "take out" fat but rather affect your satiety or sensation of fullness. Some might "increase" your metabolism (at risk of making your heart pound & you feel jittery). Only orlistat (Xenical) decreases your absorption of dietary fat. However, you then run risk of oily stool (leakage). Good nutrition & regular exercise are key to health, not necessarily pills. ...Read more
Not really: There are good ways and bad ways to lose weight. It is best if one can reduce calories taken in and exercise and burn off more calories. Diet pills can be used to jump start one on a diet and help to begin to lose weight but it is best to do it without them if at all possible. They have side effects and one should be monitored very closely by someone trained in their use. ...Read more
Hi: There is not a perfect safe diet pill, but all meds can have side effects. We are now finally possibly getting some new rx weight meds, some meds like Phentermine have been used successfully for more than 50 years. As a bariatric med physician, I have used wt meds on patients for wt loss and maintenance successfully. It is crucial that a patient be evaluated and tx by a trained med wt dr. ...Read more
Diet pills & thyroid: 37 from TN asks: Can you take diet pills with Hashimoto thyroiditis? Not enough information. R thyroid tests normal? Diet pills r probably never indicated 4 long term weight loss. Better 2 reduce calories & increase exercise. I recommend using app Loseit 2 track calories n and out and then adjust both 2 get 2 weight goal. Simple n concept difficult n execution. Consult with ur Dr. Try DASH Diet ...Read more
Yes: Diet pills usually work by suppressing appetite. After stopping them, your appetite returns and you start eating like you use to in the first place. You typically regain all the weight lost and then some if you don't change what you eat. Avoid white sugar, flour, rice, and pasta to keep weight off. Add beans and vegetables as much as you want. Also eat fruits, nuts, and wild salmon 3 times a week. ...Read more
I often tell my patients to "journal" their activity and food intake. Then, if you know that you start an eating "fest' post dinner while watching tv-very typical. You change your location in the pm.
Ideally, a fitness club. Other options get together with other weight-challenged friends and bring the kids --do an evening activity.
"change your eating routine and location." a start. ...Read more
Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
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