I love this medication. I am 48 years old, I have three children, and work full-time. I have always been thin, and been able to cut back slightly on calories and exercise more, and easily drop 5 pounds if I needed to. Getting older, I started to take Paxil because of my panic attacks. The Paxil worked great for my panic attacks, but after three years of taking it, I had put on about 10 to 15 pounds. I think it was because I was not nervous all the time, and over time that adds to less calories burned and less activity throughout the day. Also, just getting older, my metabolism slowed down. So, I cut back on the paxil from 20 mg to 10 mg, About four months ago I started taking phentermine. I have dropped 15 pounds. I am 5 foot nine and weigh approximately 150 pounds. I had gotten up to 168 pounds at one time, which is an all-time high for me. I love that I have energy to take care of all of the responsibilities I have during the day, but I am not nervous nor does it cause my panic attacks to come back. I do not want to stop taking this medication, because I feel it helps me focus and just gives me great energy. Also, I am able to cut back on eating and continue my workouts, and this addition of this pill has caused my weight to drop like it used to do when I would eat less and exercise more. I eat relatively healthy and I exercise five days a week, but for some reason my body was not losing weight would not budge until I started the phentermine.