Posted by: Anja | 2009/06/26

Diet pills

What are the consequences of taking diet pills on-and-off over a period of 8 years to combat tiredness?

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Some (if not most) diet pills contain amphetamine. Amphetamine is related to the 'family' of drugs known as stimulants. A lot depends on the dose (amount) you have been taking, but the amphetamine type drugs have potentially some of the most severe side effects of all the groups of drugs. So too much amphetamine can have severe consequences (see also methamphetamine), so it is probably not a good idea to use these pills for prolonged periods (or to combat tiredness). Try to find other ways to combat fatigue, such as more excercise, better eating habits, getting enough sleep, etc.

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