Wow! I forgot I posted this...I got the approval for it through my bypass Dr. who works closely with my regular Dr. My bypass Dr is in Tampa and about an hour from me so I don't see him regularly but I see my reg Dr every 3 weeks for my B12 shot, monthly checkup, blood work etc. I am like the child she never had so I am montinitored very closely. I have been on Phentermine since March and I have gone from 257 to 209. I am also working out by vigorous walking about an hour a day on the treadmill and I am doing a very careful and strict food plan. I have had alot of trouble with different protein powders over the years and some actually cause me to gain weight however I have found a brand called Lean1 that you can get either online or at Smoothie King. It has a blend of different proteins and not just whey, casein etc. I do one shake in the morning for breakfast, a danon light n fit greek yogurt (80 cal) for snack then another shake for lunch, and for dinner I have a salmon fillet or tilapia fillet with 2/3 c snap peas. I also do about 2 TBSP of yogurt covered raisins between lunch and dinner. That's it other than lots of water and I do drink one Vitamin Water Zero XXX a day after my treadmill workout. I am very pleased with my results and this is the first thing that has worked for me, but I am also combining all this with going to a counselor to make sure I am working through my issues and finding other ways to deal with stress, anxiety, depression etc so that I don't resort back to eating when I am done. I am finally ready for this weight loss journey to be over. The cost of the pill for me is $5.00 a month but I only take half of a pill a day per my RX. I am very happy and excited that I am finally back on track but it's not just the pill that's doing it. It's everything combined, the working out, food plan, counselor and pill.