Phentermine and high blood pressure

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1185338 tn?1264910520 Well I got married, and divorced, stressed out, and developed high blood pressure, stop exercising, on and on and I gained too much weigh, now weighing in at 182lbs at 5'5", not good. I had be trying to lose the weight on my own, dropped down to 165lb last year and gained it back and then some. Well I decided today to go back on Phentermine. I am talking Atenolol for my blood pressure and was nevous about mixing the two.
Avatar n tn Unsure what the standard is, but be advised that when I started taking Phentermine my blood pressure was about 90/60 and on the pills it is up to 130/90. Depending on what you start numbers are, can you afford to jump that much higher? Losing weight is great, but stroke is always a possibility if you already have high blood pressure...
459663 tn?1236004477 These are psycologically addictive but not physically. They can give you a jump in blood pressure, increased heart rate and a heart attack or stroke. I agree with you. I'd change docs. Some of them don't care if they get you addicted. Esp if they have a private practice. It keeps you coming back. I would pitch them.
Avatar n tn I am worried about my blood pressure and what long term effects it could have on my blood pressure. I know that when I am off of it my bp is always120/80. When I am on it it runs about 165/95. WOW you can see waht an effect it has. That scares me since high bp and heart disease run in my family. I would reconsider taking it that much, if you take it daily all the time. It makes me nervous when I take it, because I feel like it cant be good for me. Just my thoughts!
Avatar f tn Weight issues seem so insignificat when compared to your problem. My blood pressure went back down to 120/75. I wonder if the high blood pressure caused a stroke? And...working out with high blood pressure would push it even higher, right? Good luck to you!
Avatar f tn They aren't the same. Phentermine tends to increase blood pressure and heart rate. Your doctor has to prescribe phentermine and s/he is the one who needs to determine whether it's safe or not. What dosage are they proposing to give you?
Avatar f tn Tonight I had to go to the hospital due to rapid heart beat, when I got there my blood pressure was high 200/180 and my heart rate was 210. I told them that the doctor put me on a diet medication and I had lost 33 pounds in a month. They tried to get blood from me and they could not get any it took ten tries. Teat was ran and they said my thyriod was to high my dose is 0.125 and my blood work was 00:55 0.01L.
Avatar n tn I have been on the phentermine many times and your body does build up a tolerance to it. I have taken the 37.
Avatar n tn 5 mg (which I'm sure is all you need) is $90. If you have high blood pressure, thyroid things etc; you're not supposed to take it, but otherwise...? I ordered off of - free shipping. One thing - some other sites say to take 2 a day. I was on phentermine 37.5 for a month and was only to take ONE a day - so beware of overdosing!! Good Luck!
Avatar n tn i don't know about the hcg, but i'm diabetic and have high blood pressure and went the doctor who is an a md internal mediceine and told me was no problem he gives the b12 an b6 shots at the first visit they draw your blood and he also gave me phentermine 30 mg and i don't feel hungry so i hope this works because being overweigh has causing me a lot of health problems don't be afraid when you find a place explain them what health problems you have to make sure is alright.
332156 tn?1266846739 as soon as you stop the med, the weight comes back and more. it will give u high blood pressure and headachs and lack of sleep. 15 mg is what they call an afternoon booster, at least that is what they gave me. in the morning I took the 37 mg, then no later than 4 pm was the 15 mg. I don't think the 15 mg is enough to do the trick all by itself, I could be wrong, but that is my experience.
Avatar f tn HCG shots are also not recommended for those having thyroid disorders, adrenal gland problems, cancer, known heart disease, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, epilepsy, kidney disease, asthma, migraines and irregular uterine bleeding. You should ideally undergo a comprehensive investigation to know the condition of your heart, kidney, adrenals etc before HCG shots are given. You must never take HCG shots without a doctor's prescription.
Avatar n tn Because phentermine acts through sympathomimetic pathways, the drug may increase blood pressure and heart rate. It may also cause palpitations, restlessness, and insomnia. Additionally, phentermine has the potential to cause physical and psychological dependence." If you are overmedicated with thryoid meds, you can become hyperthyroid, which does not seem like a good combination with phentermine (the symptoms for hyperthyroid are almost identical--heart palps, insomnia...).
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 m tn This is usually indicated for the treatment of obesity in people with risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. Since this medicine may be habit-forming, it is recommended that you take this as prescribed and avoid discontinuing suddenly to prevent unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. (ref: Take care and best regards.
Avatar n tn I know I need to monitor my BP while taking this drug but do not know how often or what I need to look for. My normal blood pressure is 123/77 and I do not have a history of high BP. I also take singular and zyrtec for asthma, are there any conflicts with taking these drugs together? Thank you for your time.
Avatar n tn Side effects include diarrhea, dry mouth, constipation, an unpleasant taste, hives, impotence, palpitations, high blood pressure, and fast heart rates. Central nervous system side effects include overstimulation, insomnia, restlessness, tremor, and dizziness.
Avatar f tn 1 Are also taking dexfenfluramine, fenfluramine, furazolidone, guanadrel, guanethidine, or have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (eg, phenelzine) in the last 14 days 2 Have severe high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid, glaucoma, heart or blood vessel disease, or severe narrowing of the blood vessels 3 Are in an agitated state, or have a history of substance abuse * Some medical conditions may interact with Phentermine, patients with the following
Avatar f tn He is close to 50 now and already has high blood pressure although I don't know if that is a product of other things he does. He's been an alcoholic my whole life/pretty much his whole life. Not until long before he and my mother split up did we hear about his hydrocodone addiction (which has since seemed to have been replaced with something stronger and stronger every time).
Avatar f tn My last doctor never prescribed this to me, but two years ago I had quite high blood pressure (the reason my new doctor suspects) and then I lost some weight and got healthier so here I am... Anyone out there taking this combination?? I would really like to give this a go (I would also really appreciate it if people against the use of meds for weight loss refrained from lecture in this case) but I'd like some more information or opinions on the matter first... Please help...
Avatar n tn Also, they prescribed phentermine (30mg) and the water pill triamterene/hydrodcholrothiazide (75 mg). Since I have high blood pressure, I really want to avoid taking the phentermine since it elevates your heart rate. Has anyone used just the water pill and B12 (along with sensible diet and exercise, of course) with success or is the majority of weight loss help from the phentermine? Finally, has anyone in Los Angeles used the services at Westchester Wellness & Weight Loss?
Avatar n tn Some of the effects of Phentermine use are rapid heartbeat ,palpitations, high blood pressure etc.Headaches,tremors,restlessness,insomnia are other effects seen due to the use of this drug.Arachnoid cysts usually do not cause any symptoms. But of the cyst is large it may press on the central nervous system, which can cause headaches, lethargy, and neurological damage. In such cases urgent surgical intervention is required.Phentermine may mask the symptoms of a large cyst .
Avatar n tn I am sure I could lose more quicker if I ate differnt things, but so ar so good, and its something we can all live with.and 3 years ago my blood sugar was high and borderline diabetic, like 2 hunded something, now its 85. hope some of these things help. Keep up the good work!!!!!!
Avatar n tn It did suppress my appetite but by day 4, I ws feeling dizzy and like my blood pressure was dropping. I couldn't go anywhere because after 15 or 20 minutes I would start feeling like I would pass out. After 1 week I immediately stopped taking the phentermine. It took about 4 days to wear off and for me to feel normal again. What a waste of money. If anyone knows of something that works with really bad side effects, I would be interested in hearing about it.
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?
Avatar n tn How long can you be on Phentermine? I have been on it for about a year now and I have loss about 41 pounds.
Avatar n tn My doctor made me come once a month (regular family doctor) to be weighed and have my blood pressure taken. She would only give me a prescription for 30 days at a time. Some doctors will not prescribe it unless you are morbidly obese, I was not so the weight loss clinic I went to would not give me the pills. They were happy to take my money and give me vitamins and B12 shots (this did nothing for me). So I asked my regular doctor and she gave it to me.
Avatar n tn i went to the hospital and had to stay hospitalized this pill almost killed me, my blood presure with this pill came up to 198/114, and ive never had high blood presure. i was at the hospital for 3 days. now has been 5 days ago and still have chest pain and high blood presure. i really do not reccomend this pill to anyone please if your going to take this pill have a check up first and ask your doctor.