Concerta, Phentermine for a 38-year old woman
Summary: 6 female patients aged 38 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.
This is a personalized study for a 38 year old female patient who has ADD. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.
What are the drugs
Concerta has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Concerta 10,412 users)
Phentermine has active ingredients of phentermine hydrochloride. It is often used in weight loss. (latest outcomes from Phentermine 13,016 users)
What are the conditions
Add (attention deficit disorder-difficult to define) can be treated by Vyvanse, Concerta, Adderall 20, Adderall 30, Ritalin, Adderall Xr 30. (latest reports from Add 34,511 patients)
On Dec, 21, 2014: 6 females aged 38 (±5) who take Concerta, Phentermine are studied
Information of the patient in this study:
- Concerta - 36MG (methylphenidate hydrochloride): used for 1 - 6 months
eHealthMe real world results:
Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:
|Interaction||Number of reports on eHealthMe|
|Phentermine||The drug has been added in the study. Outcomes of the drug mix are shown.|
Drug effectiveness over time :
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||Ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity)|
|Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)|
|Hepatic Necrosis (large portions of liver die off due to severe liver disease)|
|Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)|
|Splenomegaly (enlargement of spleen)|
|Hepatic Fibrosis (scarring process that represents the liver's response to injury)|
|Ecchymosis (a discoloration of the skin resulting from bleeding underneath)|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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- Do you suffer from hyperhidrosis when you stop concerta for a while?
Taken concerta for 8 years now, with pausing during two preignancies, transpiring has become a regular problem, with ritalin it is even worse, so I do not take it
My life is too busy with work and children, I cannot stop me meds now. During preignancies I still transpired, maybe hormons have some effect as well, hard to tell
- Taking ritilin instead of nuvigil (because ins doesn't want to pay)
I have been diagnosed with Excessive Daytime Fatigue or none as, Narcolepsy. I have been taking Nuvigil 150 mg since 10/05/11. My insurance doesn't want to cover it unless I've tried Provigil (which also needs a prior auth and copay is too expensive), Ritalin or Adderall.
I am nervous about trying Ritalin. I don't feel it should be used for Narcolepsy.
Just wondering if anyone out there has tried it, and/or has my same situation.
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During the second week of Belviq I did have very small stomach upsets, such as heartburn but it did go away about 2 days later. Other than that the medication works well and I think it is safe for anyone to try who is looking to lose weight. Belviq works on serotonin and while the exact mechanism is unknown it causes appetite suppression in most people. Belviq being one of the medications that are approved for long term use, it may be very helpful to individuals who require a longer period of time on the medication. Belviq reminds me of an antidepressant I was on called Effexor, the two produce the same sense of satisfaction overall, but mostly with food. However Effexor’s side effects (show up around week 7-12) and made it so that the medication is almost impossible to used. Belviq at this time is not giving me any side effects, I think it’s a wonderful drug, much better than the other options like Contrive and Qsyimia. However it’s not for everyone the drug may work perfectly on 80 % of the people who try it but on others it may not. I recommend that the alternatives be considered such as Contrive or Qsymia if Belviq is not found helpful. If Belviq causes you to feel unwell, sad, depressed, or feel like you have the flu—stop taking Belviq and call your doctor as these may be signs of a life threatening condition. Always take the medication as directed by your doctor, do not adjust your own dose without consulting with the doctor.
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- A life of depression and fatigue
1) Family history of depression, 2) Diagnosed depression 1964-not treated until 1973, 3) Worked in medical field 35 years, 4) Emergency on-call 24/7, 5) Hospital 15 times major depression, 6) Tried nearly all MAOI, TCA, SSRI, SNRI, and ECT. 7) 100% Disability in 1998 for depression. Now at age 70 I have dysthymia, chronic fatigue, COPD, and PTSD. My recommendation to younger people - do not over stress,
do not smoke, avoid horrific or traumatic situations and try to find some enjoyment in life. If you have symptoms like mine seek early treatment put balance in your life. The often heard recommendations - get plenty of sleep, eat properly, learn to relax and avoid bad habits should not be ignored, they are critical to good physical and mental health.
- A really bad day ritalin+orange juice
I took Ritaline, then Orange juice. I couldn't do my exam at all...
- Hit and miss sleep with dextroamphetamine
Started drug 2 months ago and have seen an improvement in my focus. Ziprosidone for my depression causes me to get dead tired by 7 pm. Once I started taking Dextroamphetamine I started having insomnia 2 times a week. I think I would rather sleep early than stay up all night and then try and stay awake at work. So many drugs and even more side effects. Also Trazadone is no help for getting me to sleep. The only good side affect I have seen is I am down 26 pounds.
- My t.d. and my living hell (3 responses)
I was dianosed with T.D. on Sept. 19, 2013...by a neurologist at St. Peters Hospital in Albany, NY...I was taken there because of concern that I had suffered a stroke...since then, life for, not only me, but my family has pretty much come to a screeching halt...I seemed to have hit the jackpot as far as the symptoms go, getting most associated w/ T.D. w/ the exception of rapid eye movement...my speech comes and goes, I have head tilting (to the right), very difficult to watch TV...I constantly drool, creating secondary problems w/ my mouth...(open sores inside of my mouth, terrible pain at times, very painful pimples on my chin an lips, etc.)extremely fatigue...hand and feet movement, uncontrolled stepping or marching in place...and the list goes on...I go to medical professionals all of the time and do not get much satisfaction...I try medications without much success...(all of this is getting very expensive)...My next move is to try heavy doses of Amino Acids...(not covered by ins. and $120.00+ per month...my Primary suggested a Case Manager because he feels that I may not be getting the best treatment I could be getting...right now, I'm losing confidence in everything...I DO know that it sucks to be me right now...
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11 yr old son developed sore breasts, in nipple area. Rapidly gained weight, approx.10 pounds in 1 month. Weight gain not normal. Recently he has been to the emergency room and Peds doctor for chest wall pain. 400mg ibuprofen 2 times daily prescribed. Occasionally has symptom, but not regular as before.
Re-Pneumothorax 10 years after first and only spontaneous pneumothorax about 8 month after starting therapy with Concerta. Needed re-surgery (thoracoscopy, talk pleurodesis). Hospital stay 6 days. Probably now relation to drug intake.
Hands and feet always cold, even in hot weather. Smallest toe specifically gets numb. Feeling overwhelmed in large crowds or small spaces. Overthinking and anxiety all the time. Sweating even in cold weather. Panic attacks weekly. Get scared easily, jump when a loud sudden noise appears. Can't sleep at night.
Related drug interaction studies:
- Concerta and Phentermine drug interactions (43 reports)
Drug effectiveness in real world:
- Concerta for ADD reported by 1,295 people (updated 5 hours ago)
Complete drug side effects:
Concerta side effects reported by 8,689 people (updated 2 weeks ago)
Concerta side effects reported by 8,689 people (updated 2 weeks ago)
- Add (72 drugs in 10,997 reports) (updated 5 hours ago)
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