Phentermine and Brain Damage

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Post by Melody » Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:12 pm

Sorry new the test but I thought you were wondering if it had an effect on the type of protein you ate and I was unsure if it applied. Sorry misunderstanding. Still can't answer your question. :wink:
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Re: Phentermine and Brain Damage

Post by nance153 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:38 am

Oh my gosh, I cannot believe I actually found someone else with the phentermine ms link.. I was diagnosed with MS in 20069 a few weeks after stopping the drug phentermine. I started getting electrical shocks down my back, walking into walls, totally off balance and I started having vision problems. I told the doctors about taking phentermine but they totally ingnored me.. Said that could not cause MS.. Well I have always thought that it did...

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Post by CureOrBust » Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:08 pm

I do not have a weight problem at all, however, I think exercise is VERY important to staving off dissability. ie Use it or Lose it, brain plasticity, build muscle strength to counteract nerve deficiencies, build alternative muscles to make up for muscles no longer fully "fired" by nerves etc etc etc I notice if I drink a can of redbull (ie the caffiene, and sugar) enables me to work out 20-30% longer.

Although not a great idea, bound to be better than the harder stuff. And I don't do coffee, so it affects me more.

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Post by CureOrBust » Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:48 pm

Just as an aside, I just got off my eliptical, which is set to "140" resistance. Comparing the last three times average without the caffeine to just now, i managed:

40% increase in time
42% increase in calories burned
45% increase in distance travelled

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Re: Phentermine and Brain Damage

Post by cheerleader » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:03 pm

nance153 wrote:Oh my gosh, I cannot believe I actually found someone else with the phentermine ms link.. I was diagnosed with MS in 20069 a few weeks after stopping the drug phentermine. I started getting electrical shocks down my back, walking into walls, totally off balance and I started having vision problems. I told the doctors about taking phentermine but they totally ingnored me.. Said that could not cause MS.. Well I have always thought that it did...

Wow....this thread is a blast from the past. Hope it can give you some answers, Nance.

Phentermine is a vasoconstrictor, meaning it tightens blood vessels. It has been related to stroke risk and vasculopathy, or vascular disorders, especially heart valve problems.
http://ndt.oxfordjournals.org/content/1 ... 1.full.pdf
In the vascular paradigm, such as studies into CCSVI, this drug could potentially inhibit already slowed cerebral bloodflow, tighten already constricted blood vessels, and contribute to MS. And recent research (Fox/Cleveland Clinic) has shown CCSVI potentially related to malformed internal jugular valves. This might be the connection to MS.

Cure is right....exercise is the best answer. Not only does moving help with weight, is also encourages healthy bloodflow, open blood vessels (via increased nitric oxide production) and a healthier heart.
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Re: Phentermine and Brain Damage

Post by JuliaOtero0727 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:56 am

I took Phentermine for almost 2 months and was just admitted and tested for possible MS this past weekend. I have binocular diplopia, right sided facial droop and dizziness. They believe I have Myasthenia Gravis. Phentermine is effecting people neurologically, not just cardiovascularly.

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