My current weight is 205 and am considering a TT & BR. I have lost 30 lbs in the last six months and I guess I've hit a small plateau. I've started at the gym and invested in a trainer 9 months ago and exercise has become a part of my life. I was thinking about asking to take phentermine for perhaps 2-3 prior to arranging any surgery to just take off as much weight as possible. I understand you need to be off this type of medication 3-4 weeks prior to surgery. Is this ok?
Thinking of Asking for Phentermine To Lose More Weight Before Surgery, Is This Ok?
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Thinking of Asking for Phentermine To Lose More Weight Before Surgery, Is This Ok
Thank you for your question. Phentermine will interfere with your anesthesia and may cause complications. You must discontinue weight loss supplements such as phentermine 2-6 weeks before surgery. Ask your surgeon for his recommendations when to stop.