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    Would a gynecologist prescribe diet pills?

    I'm curious which doctor would be the one to ask for diet pills, a regular family practice doctor or my gynecologist? I am not even sure I qualify for a prescription but I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask (I am 25 lbs overweight according to healthy weight charts). There's always threads on this board about losing weight, or needing to lose weight but not much mention of pharmaceutical help to do it . My sister swears by phentermine (or whichever half of phen fen you can still legally get) I really want/need to lose about 18 lbs but my mouth won't stay shut . My stomach fat is starting to effect my esophagus and it can be rather uncomfortable at times (If I'm not sitting up real straight all the time my gut hurts). I am torn between crash dieting so I'm not embarrassed of my weight at my next annual exam (which I need to have in the next month), or just sucking it up, going in with my "overweight" BMI and maybe asking for a script . We all know the proper way to lose weight, but if it were that simple we'd all be skinny, right?
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    I would think it would be your family Doc not a Gyno. I need to lose some weight myself. I would love to just take a pill but it scares me since I know someone who is dying from taking phen/phen.
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    i think it depends on the doctor. i know my doctors wouldn't prescribe it for me, unless i ask a doctor friend for a favor; so i simply buy phentermine over the internet.
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    My endocrinologist rx'd Phentermine for me over a year ago, I lost 40+ lbs with it (exercise too). I no longer see her bec my A1C's have been so good for more than a year now, I am no longer considered a Type 2 diabetic. I talked to my OBGYN about going back on it after I have the baby, bec I was doing so well with it and he agreed to rx it afterwards, provided everything else is ok...and I know he had rx'd it for a friend of mine, so i dont see why not? My OBGYN pretty much functions as my primary dr anyway, as i dont have one...

    FWIW I tried the phenfen you can get over the net and I found the rx Phentermine worked so much better. The only bad side effect i ever had was a racing heart when i would couple it with too much caffiene...once i learned not to do that, I was fine and lost a ton of weight on it...
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    There is a new product launching this weekend here in Canada. Proven medically, clinically, in a lab, on people..certifed and 100% safe. I would take it(because I know people that are already on it) before I would take any prescription. Hoenstly. you will be able to have it shipped to the US as it is made there.
    Email me if your interested. There is no caffiene/phentermine/phen fen.. or any of that garbage in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ames
    There is a new product launching this weekend here in Canada. Proven medically, clinically, in a lab, on people..certifed and 100% safe. I would take it(because I know people that are already on it) before I would take any prescription. Hoenstly. you will be able to have it shipped to the US as it is made there.
    Email me if your interested. There is no caffiene/phentermine/phen fen.. or any of that garbage in it.
    interesting. i just sent you an email, i hope you don't mind.
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    None of the gyns here would. They would tell you to make an appt with your family dr, but would likely share any info they have. Mine won't prescribe anything but female-related stuff b/c he just doesn't pay as much attn to anything non-female related; whereas family drs keep on top of it b/c they deal with it every day.
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    Why not just call and ask? The office staff can probably tell you whether they would or not.
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    I doubt it. I know mine would not.


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    yes. mine would. she also prescribes antidepressants. love her!
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