Thank you for this informative article. I took diet pills once and the side effects surely outweighed the benefits. To me, losing weight can be done the slower but healthier way as opposed to feeling irritable, shaky, anxious, and have heart palpitations. Just thinking about the side effects that I got from one such pill makes me feel sick. I lost between $50-$60 because I only took it for about a week but better to have learned my lesson and be healthy than to say I had severe side effects from the pills.