You will need a return visit. These diet pills are a controlled, prescription medication. We are required to keep detailed records of their distribution. For this reason we only give thirty pills at a time at one month intervals or longer. Plus, we want to see you, teach you and help you! Your office visit with us each month can be an important part of you reaching your weight loss goals. We help keep you accountable, and encourage you! We hope you always feel uplifted and energized after you come in!
Can I drop in for an appointment? Absolutely! Many times our patients stop in just to see us. We will do our best to see you promptly.
How much medication should I take?
Start with half of the diet pill. We strongly suggest you just use a half for as long as that half works! More medication won't make you more skinny! Take the least amount of medication that helps you keep your calories in order. We insist you take no more than one pill per 24hours. This is a strong, controlled prescription medication and it is important for your health and safety to follow our instructions clearly.
What is the best way to use the pill? You can skip days when taking the diet pill. Some people only take the diet pill every other day, or twice a week. I advise people to use the pill as a helper to reduce thier appertite. The less medicine the better. If a patient is used to taking a whole pill every day and skips the pill... they might feel 'let down', less energetic and hungry. If you want to stop the pill after taking it regularly- ask us for our 'taper talk'. It's an easy way to lessen the dose of the pill over a few weeks so that you won't have such a big step to take when stopping it.
Are there medication side effects?
When used properly, the medication is tolerated well by most people. Some 'usual' side effects can include trouble sleeping, headache, dry mouth, nervousness, and occasional constipation. Use the smallest amount of medication that helps you. This habit will lessen the above side effects. Less medication (1/2 pill) is always a better idea if your appetite is helped on a half of pill. The possible side effects can also be helped by eating the right way! Please eat frequent, smaller meals and snacks and drink enough water. That is the five finger concept!
Will I be hungry all the time?
Nope! The diet pill helps most people significantly reduce their appetite. Plus, by eating five times a day, sticking to the lower calorie suggestions and getting about 10 grams of protein in each meal and snack, most patients report that they don't feel hungry at all. At each office visit we address any problems or questions that you have about eating and the medication. We encourage you to eat often and to make good choices with your food.