Hello from southern calif USA! I am a 50 year old healthy woman who exercised all her life, (i was a certified personal trainer)and got terrible panic disorder that nearly drove me to suicide. My mother has had it all her life, my half-sister is on permanent disability because of it,but i was determined NOT to let it control my life, so i had to get onto Paxil (now on generic). I have been taking it for over 10 years. The difference it made in giving me my 'life back' has been amazing. BUT, It also made me gain 45 lbs and now that i'm in the throes of menopause, i'm gaining even more...........this little 'gal' always weighed about 120-140 TOPS.................Now im tipping the scales at over 180.........and i'm terrified to try any diet supplement cos it will make me freak out, feel awful and i wont be able to sleep. I am very physically active, but i keep gaining, and it's just not acceptable to me. My husband and i have been married for over 27 years, and he truly doesn't really care about my added weight, cos i stay so active, but I FEEL TERRIBLE AND SELF-CONSIOUS.
I really REALLY want to try hoodia, but i'm not sure how it (or IF IT)affects you mentally.