Hi, just read your posting and thought I would comment on it. I started using Hydroxycut max for two reasons. the first being for my basic nutirition class project. the sconed was i was in the hospital for a week and I am on coumadin for 6months. along with that I can not workout as hard as i used too... no running for a few more months only walking or roller blading. I love to work out so this has been really hard for me. I am trying to shed some weight and get back down to 115-120lbs. I am 132 right now and 5'4''. That being said I have been using HM for about 2weeks now and I have seen a difference. Yes, it is expensive...but it a months worth and so far it is working great for me. some people complain about headahces, jitters, and stomach pains. I have had no side effects, but I think thats because I am used to caffine. I recomend following the directions. Only take it twice a day and never after 5pm. also drink plenty of water. I am ascutally using the drink packets and find them to work great. this helps bc i am drinking water while taking it. it also taste great. I havent really seen any difference on the scale, but when I look in the mirror I have. My stomach is getting slimmer and the celulite (sp) on my legs are reducing. So far I am very please with this product. The enrgey it gives you is great for working out, but make sure you actually work out...it wont work by itself. also it helps curb your appitite and also helps with eating because you are suppose to drink it or take the pill a half hour to an hour before eating breakfast and lunch. this helps you to control what you eat so it works nicely. I give it a thumbs up and would suggest the drink packets over the pills.