Phentermine and increased heart rate

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244687 tn?1361560939 phetermine is bad for u.. It causes increased heart rate like efedrin. it can cause palpitations also. I've tried it and it made me panicy, caused my heart beat faster. B careful... Check with a doc before u get it and try not to get it on line.
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 f tn 1-0.5) so the higher synthroid dose potentially stimulates the heart and if you add phentermine to this, it can increase the heart rate and blood-pressure to dangerous levels.
Avatar f tn phen does have possible side effects of increased blood pressure, some people have increased heart rate, palpitations, etc. i personally felt a bit jittery for about 2 days, then felt sick the 3rd day b/c the thought of eating anything made me want to puke b/c i had NO appetite and i literally had to force myself to eat, which makes eating healthier much easier b/c i had no cravings, and still dont and i'm on week 5. and now i feel great. so far i've lost 20 pounds.
Avatar f tn Yes, taking the two drugs together can cause serious side effects, especially a condition called serotonin syndrome which can cause seizure, hallucination, confusion, extreme blood pressure fluctuations, increased heart rate which can go to dangerous levels, blurred vision etc. Please discuss with your doctor before starting. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
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 I would be more worried about the side effects and risks of taking phentermine alone! Elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, increased peripheral vascular resistance all make for increased risk of heart valve damage and heart attack/failure and stroke. It makes your heart have to work so much harder than it should. If you are taking it for appetite suppression/weight-loss then there are better alternative drugs on the market. Ask your doctor.
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, individuals taking this drug on a long-term basis may develop euphoria and a psychological addiction to it.
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 f tn 3) They are short term only (typically up to 90 days). 4) Increased heart rate is one of the side effects, but it should only last a couple of days or a week at most. If it lasts longer, you're on too high of a dosage. 5) Phentermine isn't a miracle drug. You can't just take them and expect to drop weight. You need to eat healthy, and still exercise to burn off the fat. I've been on them almost two months, and even when I was sick they helped, but I was eating right.
Avatar n tn I had a gastric bypass in 2001 and lost 250 pounds, then my husband and I started fertility treatments and it made me gain 85 pounds back that I could not get rid of even only eating 4 oz of food at a time. On Valentine's day I started the Phentermine and B12 shots and after 1 week I had lost 9 pounds and my energy was outrageous.
Avatar n tn I don't know of anyone that has experienced any side effects. My heart beat rate increased, but that is what the drug is supposed to make happen. It made it easier for me to reach my fat burning heart rate, so I didn't have to work out as hard. I can only speak for myself, so it may be a good idea for you to speak with a professional about it.
Avatar f tn For those of you who don't know Phentermine is a weight loss drug that increases your heart rate and can cause palpitations but has amazing results. It was part of the Phen-Fen combonation that was killing people but by itself it is known to be safe. Of course because I am a freak and obsess about my heart 24/7 I took one pill and that was it for me. I never went back and wasted my time and money.
Avatar f tn I have been taking phentermine for 14 days. My heart rate is high, and it has gotten up to 160. I am having a racing heart for two days after I stopped taking it for two days. you said that you had heart palpitations. How long have you had it? did you have to be prescribe any medications from a doctor to control your heart from beating too fast or did it go away on it's own. How long did it take for it to go away?
Avatar n tn Symptoms-facial flushing, extreme sob with minimal exertion, extremely sensitive emotions, increased heart rate. I started getting very concerned. At my checkup my BP was 180's/100, EKG was somewhat erratic (incr. HR ?anxietly) also stating RT sided hrt failure. My Dr. looked at this and stated it "looked okay and not to be concerned"..pass off due to anxiety? Due to my concern of the SOB he ordered CXR-results were neg-no abnormalities.
921323 tn?1268679412 In the past few weeks, we have seen sibutramine (Meridia) pulled from the shelves due to an increased risk of heart attacks, and now lorcaserin (Lorqess) has failed to pass muster with the FDA because of concerns about cancer.
Avatar n tn 2000 - husband had cancer of kidney but survived, 2001- husband's dad died and I had to go on disability due to my seizures, 2003 - my mother at a young age of 66 suddenly died of a massive heart attack and and husband had his bad semi-truck wreck where another semi-truck ran upon top of his semi-truck and did not get his disability going until 2005. Anyway, the government stopped paying for my medicine due to both of us drawing too much and I could not afford the Depakote ($400.
Avatar n tn Metformin short circuits to some degree insulin's negative role. Metformin also reduces lipids (cholesterol) and so has very positive effects to preventing heart disease and reducing blood pressure. Google any of these terms in relation to Metformin and you will see. If you are a person who has tried to lose weight though calorie control and exercise, but have failed, you should try Metformin.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with depression in January 1999 and started taking Effexor XR. Eventually my dose was increased to 225mg, and I continued on this dose until recently. During these years my depression was under control, however my weight steadily increased and I gained about 45lbs. While I recognize that taking any medication impacts your body, I don't believe that Effexor was to blame for my weight gain. I have bad habits and I'm not as active as I used to be.
Avatar n tn Your best bet is to actually call the pharmacist. While doctors SHOULD know the answer to this question, pharmacists are better educated about this. The one thing I can tell you about any weight loss drug is that even though they may be safe to take together, anytime I've taken them (or even green tea), my heart rate goes through the roof and I get jittery. So, even if the drugs are safe together, if you notice increased anxiety, this could be why.
Avatar n tn My GERD and Bile reflux acted up and got heart flutters and I landed in the ER very sick with my heart going crazy on the moniter and learned I have a Left Bundle Branch Block that I did not have in 2007 which was my last EKG on record. I did loose 18 lbs but so not worth it and now in addition to what all I paid to loose those 18 lbs I have a huge hospital bill facing me that will take a long time to pay off.
927140 tn?1244213651 I just went to an endocronologist and he has put me on Cytomel and then I'm already on Synthroid and Celexa. In two weeks he is wanting me to start on Phentermine. I have had lots of weight gain. I'm a little concerned about these BIG changes, but I do want help. Has anybody heard of this combination in meds?
Avatar n tn As you well know, phentermine is an appetite suppressant of the amphetamine and phenethylamine class, and is probably not good for the heart due to the resulting increased heart rate. It sure doesn't appear that it caused enlargement of any of your heart chambers, and that is a problem with years of amphetamine abuse.
Avatar n tn It seems to worsen when Im up moving around (as when my heart rate increases) its like i can feel my pulse in that area and its painful. I didnt know that arthritis in the neck would cause you to feel pain when your heart rate increases. Im terrified that they missed something in the tests they ran. The pain has worsened and it does not go away with prescription motrin.
343765 tn?1202526132 in slowly after you heat the water and put the teabag in as it will foam way up. Oatstraw tea will quell the disturbances in your heart rate such as palpitations and the tachycardia will diminish or disappear. You can use two bags to begin with.The mag. helps with this also. Try it as it really helped me. Since I started on this I haven't had any strange beats or fast beats.
202487 tn?1189759423 I have gained 2 pounds back in 2 weeks, however, I am not watching what I eat very well. In the beginning the phen. made me very jittery, increased my heart rate (blood pressure wen down after I lost 10 pounds, however) and I slept fitfully. I needed to take either benedryl to help me sleep or a low doese of xanax. The appetite suppression works very, very well for me. I am hoping once I start again, if I do (complicated health circumstance), I will lose weight like in the 1st 2 weeks!
Avatar n tn Male athletes also report more frequent erections and an increased sexual desire. In high doses it can cause acne vulgaris and the storing of minerals and water. The last point must especially be observed since the water retention which is possible through the use of HCG could give the muscle system a puffy and watery appearance.
Avatar n tn Her cardiologist that had the original echo in 1996 bfore diet drug, and the echo in 1997 after the drug and ordered the heart catherization in 1998 is no longer at the university and the Dr. that did the last Echocardiagram (dept. head) told her after the 2001 Echo she had a class II New York heart and she would not get benefits from Phen Fen action. He also refuses to review her chart and says she died of a stroke. She di not have a stroke and died in her sleep of heart failure.
Avatar f tn I rarely eat junk food and I consume a gallon of water a day. My resting heart rate is 50 and my blood pressure is normally 98/50. My cholesterol and triglycerides are excellent. My husband thinks there is something physically wrong with me. Even if I tried to rationalize that I have replaced fat with muscle, the mirror doesn't lie. I look fat. I AM DOING EVERYTHING I AM SUPPOSED TO! I am so unhappy with my weight and how I look. Could there be something wrong with me? Where do I turn now?
Avatar n tn I was just always afraid of what it would do to my body, increased heart rate or BP or something? Thanks for the comment. Chat later.