Phentermine and heart problems

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Avatar n tn I have quit taking this because I now have heart problems,and bladder problems,and I did loose 2 teeth. My doctor said it was caused by taking the phintermine for so long.I took them for 5 years.
Avatar n tn I went to clinic to get phentermine and B-12 shot. First day I took it, NO HUNGER, Great Right? Well immediately I got a very strong pain in my back. Thought maybe I picked up something that hurt me, but I had not. The following day I took my second pill and it got so bad, I ended up going to the chiropractor (twice), massage therapist and eventually into the Emergency Room with a severe headache (felt like a migrane).
Avatar n tn It can be dangerous for you if you have any health or heart issues. Take it wisely and in moderation and it should work for you too. Hope my experience helps you decide.
Avatar n tn I have posted this once before, but obviously you havent come across it. My husband took Phentermine and vitamine b-12 along with it about 6 months ago, and today my husband is 46 yrs old and has a pacemaker implanted in his chest. As i type, i am in the hospital with him. He has been having trouble ever since hes gotton this pacemaker. His condition is bradycardia. Thats when your heart beats start dropping. He went down to 38 beats a minute.
Avatar n tn 5 and i also have asthma. I talked with my doctor about it, and he said that as long as my heart rate and blood pressure were fine, I was ok to take the phentermine. I think that it would be a good idea to talk with your doctor first because different meds (if you take meds regularly for asthma) may affect your body differently in combination with the phentermine. Personally, i have not encountered any problems with my breathing while taking phentermine.
Avatar f tn Hello, I have Hypothyroidism and have been trying to lose 10lbs for the past couple of years, I spoke to a pharmacist and she suggested I ask my doctor for Phentermine. Has anyone tried this before and is it safe with taking Amour Thyroid 180mg. I'm 5'8" and weigh 152 and want to be 143, I work out 6x's a week cardio for 45-60 mins. and every other day 30 mins weight lifting.
Avatar f tn With time the drug is slowly withdrawn and you eat lesser and healthier. No, drugs etc will work unless you adopt a healthy lifestyle and exercise. Hope this helps. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
579324 tn?1276057874 i would like to know if there is any reason why i should not take methimazole and phentermine at the same time and/or if the phentermine could possibly cause my hyperactive thyroidism to return.
Avatar n tn I am careful that I do that, but tonight I had a regular diet coke when we ate out and right after that, I could feel it make my heart race faster and it is still not worn off and it is almost bedtime. I will NEVER do that again. I will stick to water if I am out to eat. Many restaurants do not have caffeine free drinks that are also sugar free. To summarize the little bit I can contribute to your question, cut your pill in half and if it still too strong, ask the Dr. for the milder pill.
Avatar n tn They told me I would be put on mild appetite suppresants called phentermine? I weigh 215 and would like to eventually be about 145 or 150. Just wanted to know some succes stories or not so successful stories to know if I will be wasting my money. This clinic is VERY expensive...Thanks to all. P.S. What is all this about HCG? Is that the new thing or something? I have never heard of it before...
5957912 tn?1379940572 OK So I'm not taking the Adderall anymore. But when I lose the remaining 12lbs, and stop the phentermine, are you saying that I'm going to withdraw from it? If that happens, I will kill my doctor!! I told her I was an addict. She knows this!!!! ****!!
Avatar n tn Is this one of the side affects or will your boby just have to get use to it. and how long does it usually take, also it makes my heart race and in the afternoon I'm so tried i can't hardy move. I also HAVE Micro prolapse will this affect that any?
Avatar n tn I've been taking phentermine 37 mg and i cut them in half and every time i take this medicine my arms starts to hurt really bad in the evening, could it be that the medicine is wearing off and it makes me really tired, do i need to go ahead and take the other half later in the day. My husband worries saying it might be my heart. Or could it be that i need to drink more water, I've heard you can get cramps when you take diets pill and don't drink anuff water.
Avatar n tn Meridia substantially increases blood pressure or heart rate in some patients and should not be given to patients with uncontrolled or poorly controlled hypertension, history of heart disease, stroke, severe liver or kidney disease, pregnant women or nursing mothers. Meridia should be used cautiously in patients with a history of hypertension, glaucoma, seizures, or mild to moderate kidney disease.
Avatar n tn If co-administered with other weight loss drugs such as Fenfluramine, it has been found that they increase the resistance to blood flow in the lung and even cause defects in the heart valves. Phentermine should never be given along with MAO inhibitors (a class of antidepressant drugs) for fear of acute elevations in blood pressure. If the patient is already on MAO inhibitors, then Phentermine should be started at least two weeks after treatment with the MAO inhibitor has terminated.
Avatar n tn You should not use phenteramine, it has been linked to heart and lung problems in the past. Also, it sound like you have some type of arrhythmia. If it bothers you enough that you are very concerned about it I would probably go see a specialist. they can order a Holter monitor or an event recorder to better identify the extra beats. sometimes nothing needs to be done, as in the case of PAC's.
Avatar f tn It would beat really loudly, and when I stood up, I heard very loud static like sounds, and my heart felt like it was gonna explode. My phentermine abuse went on for about 1 and a 1/2 months. All my friends became worried about me, and I was starting to become very distant. I didn't talk to anyone, and when I had tried to quit, myself, I would be very irritable and lash out. So I decided I would take one more, because I couldn't quit cold turkey, and sure enough, the cycle began all over again.
Avatar f tn sorry i dont know of these, B12 are shots but as i am needle phobic these are something i wont be using, i dont do needles, lol, Phentermine, is an appetite suppressant of the amphetamine and phenethylamine class. It is approved as an appetite suppressant to help reduce weight in obese patients when used short-term and combined with exercise, diet, and behavioral modification.
Avatar n tn Then of course, the next book says something completely different in that you should not be on these for long. I, like you, have ever had any problems while on it. And, I have had my heart/lungs and blood pressure checked regularly while on it and never had a problem. Years ago (back in the 80's) I used Dexetrim before they removed the ingredient that was banned by the FDA (phenopropolamine....sp?) and I recall being upset when they took that off the market.
Avatar n tn I lnow that most drugs have side effects but I'm a little scared of taken this drug because I heart it messes with your heart and can cause problems down the line. Any advice?
Avatar f tn It takes place in the pericardial sac that contains the heart, and involves irritation of the heart and/or sac. Probably he is thinking of pericarditis primarily because of the pattern of radiating pain, especially the left shoulder. If it is pericarditis, and if you have had it all this time, it is unlikely to be infectious (viral or bacterial), but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be treated.
Avatar f tn I really want to try the B12 and phentermine and I actually have an appt in one month for my first injection, but I guess I want to know if there are any scary side affects. I have read a lot here and everything seems so positive, but I keep thinking - if it sounds too good to be true it probably is... Is there anything I should worry about? Is it dangerous, addictive, what happens when you reach your goal weight and stop getting the shot/pill? Is it safe for your heart, lungs, etc?
Avatar n tn I am wondering if any person out there has taken a B12 shot and taken Phentermine? I had my first shot yesterday and took my first Phen today and I stepped on the scale tonight and have lost 8 pounds in 1 day. I know that can't be normal. I am sure it was all water and no fat, but Hey water weighs to! Does anyone have any good/bad stories with B12 and Phen? Would love to hear how it worked for you.
397118 tn?1219765850 I think that if you took the sub along with the Phentermine, you would get real nervous and shaky...maybe even heart palpitations and put you into panic. I'm just guessing based on what each drug does and how the affects would be if you joined those two actions...but I would also suggest studying on both and search the web for the interactions....the web has info on every interaction with every drug because there is nothing that at least one person hasn't's all on the web man!
Avatar n tn Has anyone had side effects like fast heart beating ,dry mouth headache,lack of sleep and feeling real depressed and angry???I do and I've only been on the pill and shot for 1 week.
Avatar n tn If you can't find a doctor to do it, you can order it online. Most people take 15 - 37.5 mg a day. If you have heart problems, high blood pressure or are on other meds you should be sure to see a doctor. Have you tried a local online search for an alternative weight loss doctor?
995335 tn?1251483106 I have been reading all these post about losing tons of weight with phentermine and B12 shots but I am wondering are there any negative side effects to phentermine & B12 shots? I have really been thinking about doing this for the last few months but I have been hesitant because I am unsure of the problems it could create/cause. Any of you out there have any personal experiences to tell?
Avatar n tn Take one half in the morning and take the other half before 2pm. Some people on the phentermine forum use it this way and it works for them. Others just take the whole pill later in the morning like 10-11am if they want the pill to last longer in the evenings. I take my pill at 5am, and I have a small breakfast, and a small the time dinner rolls around the Phen is not as potent in my system and I am able to eat a good sized dinner.
Avatar f tn I have been taking phentermine for about a year.My weight is up and down and I take it for just energy.I'm afraid I am becoming dependant on these.I take 2 a day and I find myself wanting more sometimes.I am only prescrbed 1 a day but I get more.My start weight was 130 and I just wanted to drop a few lbs. It worked at first but I also followed the diet and exercised. Now I am back to where I started with my weight but that doesn't matter as much to me as this problem.