I have made a huge effort to lose weight by visiting a dietician. He has me on phentermine, a common appetite suppressant and it's been working wonders. No bad side effects! I am trying to lose 35 pounds (to get from my current 170 pounds to 135 pounds). There was even more good news when I got back my blood tests and my cholesterol is excellent. High HDL, low LDL, and very low triglycerides. I also have low low blood pressure, appx. 95/65 which is good since phentermine can increase blood pressure.