A few years ago, my dr prescribed phenteramine (sp?) to me to lose a few pounds before I got married, this is the half of the fen/phen that was left on the market, not sure if its still avail now though, anyway, it certainly did limit my appetite, but I also couldn't sit still, couldn't sleep, had dry mouth, was light-headed, nauseated, constipated and *****y (sorry to get so detailed) the entire time I was on it. I stopped taking it within 2 weeks, and it was almost like flipping a switch and bam, I felt better, I went back to my doctor a little later and she said she could prescribe the Xenical but that it would mean living with constant diarhea and if I ate anything really fatty to not even leave the house, if you know what I mean. Not my thing as I enjoy my chicken wings every once in a while, I ended up joining Weight Watchers and was able to lose 50lbs and have kept it off for almost a year,
that is a big deal if you knew the yo-yo my weight used to be on! I didn't get model skinny, but I am at a healthier weight at much less risk for some medical conditions.