Narcolepsy treatment with phentermine

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Avatar f tn When the doctor told me I had hypersomnia I asked if he was sure it was not narcolepsy. He told me one of the differences is naps help people with narcolepsy, but not those with hypersomnia. And napping never made sense to me, because it did nothing to relieve the tiredness. Also with hypersomnia you get really good sleep, but for some reason you need more of it. Hopefully you have a sleep study soon, so that you can get your answers.
Avatar f tn You are going to cause yourself to have heart problems do to the excessive amount of caffeine. Its bad enough that you run the risk of heart problems with Phentermine but adding energy drinks to that just adds to the risk. I took Phentermine for a while. I never drank energy drinks because I cant stand them but I now have heart problems because of the Phentermine.
4592241 tn?1359813138 I know this is an old post but am hoping that you get this message. I was just diagnosed with Narcolepsy also and I am a recovering Meth addict. My doc knows my history and I am struggling to get the appropriate help here.
Avatar f tn Hello, Lifestyle treatment of narcolepsy includes taking three or more scheduled naps throughout the day. Patients should also avoid heavy meals and alcohol, which can interfere with sleep. Drugs which have been used for narcolepsy are Modafinil (Provigil) or Armodafinil. You should try the lifestyle measures first before going in for medicines.
1397822 tn?1294279534 Phentermine is a sympathomimetic amine with pharmacologic activity similar to amphetamines. Actions include central nervous system stimulation and elevation of blood pressure. As with other medications in this class mood effects are quite variable. But there are case reports of mania and psychosis, so it probably does have somewhat of a "mood elevating" effect.
Avatar n tn I was skeptical about it because I thought the phentermine is what makes you lose the weight. She said phentermine is ONLY an appetite supressant....and if I could control my own appetite that I would still have the results just by getting the lipo-vite injections. She said the injections are what breaks down the fat and liquifies it, so if I drink plenty of water and decrease my calories...eat well...I will still have the same results. Does anyone else get injections without taking pills?
Avatar n tn I am thinking that is what this is, and it said the only treatment for it is to stop taking Phentermine. Have you heard anything about that?
Avatar f tn i was wondering if i should be tested for narcolepsy, or if diagnosed with narcolepsy would they prescribe me to something similar to adderrall? if this were the case, being tested would not matter much if they would give me the same medications anyways. I just dont want to be misdiagnosed and on the wrong medication for the rest of my life.
Avatar n tn I was wondering if anyone has experienced any type of side effect with a lipo BC and vitamin B12 shot? I had my first injection yesterday and actually felt a bit energized but then at 4 in the morning I woke up in sweat and having an anxiety attack. I've also had to stay home from work since I've had to run to the bathroom a couple of times to include vomiting. I have not had an anxiety attack in about 4 years when my Mom was hospitalized for 6 months.
Avatar f tn I had symptoms very much like yours but I had a doctor who refused to label it narcolepsy until I had been thoroughly tested with an overnight sleep study. Even after treating my sleep disorders (OSA & PLMD), the doctor requires that I am consistently getting more than 6 hours of proven quality sleep over a period of time before considering a diagnosis of narcolepsy.
Avatar f tn Does anyone here have experience with Phentermine? My doctor let me talk him into it for weight loss last June. It's supposed to be only taken for 8-12 weeks, but since I've kept losing weight and my blood pressure stays low, he's kept refilling my prescription. I take 37.5 mg once a day. I know this drug is a stimulant, etc. and it can become addictive. Every once in a while-- like today-- I don't take it, just to see if *not* taking it bugs me.
Avatar m tn Only the combination of phentermine with fenfluramine (also known as fen-fen or Redux) is associated with an increased risk of PH. And even then, the majority of those who used this diet pill did not develop the disease. So, I would not be worried if she used phentermine alone. But please heed my simple advice: She needs to be evaluated by a specialist and, if she has PH, she needs to be on appropriate treatment and followed closely by a PH specialty center. Dr.
Avatar f tn Diagnosed with Narcolepsy. Have history of pituitary microadnoma high prolactin. PCOD historectamy 2002 On dostinex. Can something in my brain cause this. I am now on ritalin 20SR twice a day. Awake but body still tired. Also that thyroid medication had it irradiated a year ago Due to high levels. Is there any other answer for sleeping so much. Or am I just in denial.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with narcolepsy at age 25, took adderall ufor 5 yrs. then stopped for 1 yr to become pregnant. I took pro vigil for appr. 6,so. W/0 any help, des. Increased med and it sent me into violent emotions. I have had a recent MRI because of headaches. I need hello. I don't want the diagnosis of narcolepsy but I can't live like this.
Avatar n tn I'm in the process of switching to a new dentist and the new patient form I had to fill out asked "Have you ever taken any combination of the drug known as 'fen-phen'. This includes phentermine (Adipex, Fastin, etc) and/or fenfluramine (Pondimin)." What does it matter if I have taken this? I haven't taken fen-phen, but I have and do occasionally take phentermine?
1745492 tn?1320198340 My husband was diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea and narcolepsy about 5 years ago and the narcolepsy is under control with 200 mg of Provigil. He had hypnogogic hallucinations, body jerks when falling sleep, imaginary conversations with no one, talked in his sleep, fell asleep driving, talking and even in activities you'd never imagine a male would fall asleep. He appears to always have had it since about puberty but it got worse as his sleep apnea did.
Avatar f tn You need to find a sleep center with expertise in narcolepsy where you can be evaluated and treated. Dr.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with narcolepsy approx. 5 yrs. ago. I haven't gone for another sleep study since, nor has my doctor seem to ever remember that I have narcolepsy. I am his only patient with narcolepsy, and if I ever end up in his office, it seems like he always forgets that I have narcolepsy. I don't believe he has a good understanding of this. Any suggestions. I am in the process of trying to switch my doctor, but in the meanwhile, I have been more tired lately than usual.
Avatar m tn After LOTS of tests I started doing my own research on sleep disorders because I was very tired during the day, but was also not sleeping well when I was asleep. I was finally diagnosed with Narcolepsy with cataplexy but my cataplexy symptoms have called down alot over the years.
Avatar f tn Usually low, key, happy person. Was diagnosed with Hypothyrodism 2 1/2 yrs ago. In August 2010, finally got my levels to be within normal limits. Was starting to feel better, but Dr. gave me generic Wellbutrin (125) because i couldn't stop crying. Felt like I was starting to go crazy. Went back in Dec 2010 and labs showed that my thyroid levels were completely out of whack. Dr. increased my levoxyl to 125 and generic Wellbutin to 300.
Avatar m tn ) that you need to (pass/fail ... not sure how to put that) before getting diagnosed with narcolepsy. Did you have to stay after your overnight study and do another one that lasted into the afternoon where they ask you to nap over and over again? I personally think it might be worthwhile to inquire about whether you meet the diagnostic criteria for Idiopathic Hypersomnia. Nuvigil is a medicine used to treat IH as well as narcolepsy, so it would fit with what the doctor has prescribed already.
Avatar f tn You see results the first day . But the thing was I kept going off and on with the phentermine pill . The detox was last result . I admit I was stubborn and wanted to lose weight. And every time I would go back on the phen pill the hives got worst. So please do the cleans diet . The paste. And the steroid pill. Never go back to the phen pill again . I did lose weight it was great but the side effects was totally not worth it even hives on my face !
Avatar n tn I once started taking B12 with phentermine injections from a doctor. I stopped because I got a nervous condition from it. The dr. said it was safe with my high bp. Does any one know if the lipotropic injcetions are safe for people with high bp. I am concerned with the B12 part of the injection.
Avatar f tn Hi everybody I just wanted to ask around about Phentermine...1 year ago I gave birth to twin girls..my starting weight before pregnancy was 178...by the time I delivered I was at 288 I gained over 100lbs.. I'm only down to 270 gross I know...my Dr. Wants me to start taking Phentermine ....she said she atleast wants to see me at 170...I got a long way to go..can anyone tell me about Phentermine or maybe have a story they would be interested in sharing with me...
Avatar n tn m curious why more studies have not been conducted to study the correlation between phentermine and acne? Acne is not listed as a possible side effect of phentermine, but phentermine is considered a methamphetamine; methamphetamines are known to causes acne. I am a biology teacher and am frustrated that medical professionals are not confirming the overwhelming reports of acne being associated with phentermine. Is it a conspiracy????
Avatar f tn Hey Jenn I just saw your post. I too have a similar history of taking Phentermine with severe depression a year later. How are your symptoms now?