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Review: could Phentermine cause Migraine?





Summary: Migraine is found among people who take Phentermine, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Pondimin, and have Weight loss.

We study 10,970 people who have side effects while taking Phentermine from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Migraine. Find out below who they are, when they have Migraine and more.

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Phentermine

Phentermine has active ingredients of phentermine hydrochloride. It is often used in weight loss. (latest outcomes from Phentermine 13,016 users)

Migraine

Migraine (headache) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, birth control, depression, osteoporosis, pain.(latest reports from Migraine 47,669 patients)

On Dec, 12, 2014: 10,970 people reported to have side effects when taking Phentermine. Among them, 64 people (0.58%) have Migraine.

Trend of Migraine in Phentermine reports

Time on Phentermine when people have Migraine * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Migraine14.29%28.57%14.29%14.29%14.29%14.29%0.00%

Gender of people who have Migraine when taking Phentermine * :

FemaleMale
Migraine98.44%1.56%

Age of people who have Migraine when taking Phentermine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Migraine0.00%0.00%2.27%9.09%27.27%38.64%18.18%4.55%

Severity of Migraine when taking Phentermine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Migraine0.00%20.00%80.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Migraine ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Migraine0.00%66.67%33.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Weight loss (3 people, 4.69%)
  2. Tooth abscess (2 people, 3.12%)
  3. Post-traumatic stress disorder (2 people, 3.12%)
  4. Insomnia (2 people, 3.12%)
  5. Obesity (2 people, 3.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Pondimin (53 people, 82.81%)
  2. Redux (22 people, 34.38%)
  3. Fastin (14 people, 21.88%)
  4. Paxil (8 people, 12.50%)
  5. Phentermine hydrochloride (6 people, 9.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Lifetime Migraine Lady (2 years ago):

How horrible! You might consider a switch to Topomax, similar weight control with migraine meds if your neurologist likes the drug for you. I think this is like so many drugs (Botox for migraines, epilepsy medicine, heart meds...) works like magic for some and hurts others. At least you know quickly and the ill effects wear off after a few days so you can try something else until you find the perfect thing. Only took me 30 years of trying...
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Ms. MajorMigraine (2 years ago):

That's interesting that your PCP perscribed it for your migraines. I was perscribed Phentermine for weight loss as my BMI is over 30. I have taken it for approx. five months now, and get migraines MORE frequently (I've had diagnosed migraines for about 20 years now). In fact, the only time I DON'T get a migraine is after I have stopped taking it for three days in a row and I can flush the Phentermine completely from my body...
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Lifetime Migraine Lady (2 years ago):

There are several forums I have visited where the posters and bloggers have been trumpeting the positive effects of phentermine on migraine. I have suffered from migraine since the early 1980s (I am in my 30 now). When my PCP tried phentermine for me for short term weight loss I was shocked to notice my migraines went from on average every other day to maybe 5 a month. I stayed on for a year and it was the single best migraine year of my life. My neurologist is considering putting me on this drug to control my migraines. When I looked to see if others were doing the same, the web is full of these references. As with every drug that helps some migraine patients, it hurts some others. If you have migraines, don't back from trying phentermine - could have result like we have and isn't it worth the possibility of a few extra headaches to have a shot at reducing frequency by 1/4?
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  • Why when i have a migraine i feel the need to eat more and more?
    (Asked by a 43 year old woman who has Migraine)
    Can someone please help me why when I get a migraine I have the need for excessive eating? I get the feeling that if I eat more I will feel better. I am now 43 years old woman and my migraines the last three years get worse and worse. Both more intense and more often ( like twice or even three times a week). I am on Effexor that is treating depression 75mg per day. Can someone advise me what can I do? I feel so much helpless and frustrated as my quality of life has deterioted so much.
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    (Asked by a 44 year old woman who has Cardiomyopathy - Dilated, and takes Phentermine)
    I need to know if it is safe to use duromine(phentermine) while having the above heart condition
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    (Asked by a 33 year old woman who takes Phentermine, Klonopin)
    does klonopin counteract phentermine? i have taken phentermine before while not taking any other medications and it really worked for me but not its not working and i think my klonopin is counteracting it.
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    (Asked by a 59 year old woman who has Granuloma Annulare, and takes Zetia, Effexor Xr, Topamax , Levothyroxine Thyroid, Phentermine)
    I have had granuloma annulare for over a year now. However it has spread like wildfire the last 2 months. It starte out on hands and arms, but is now on 40% of my trunk, back, sholders, legs. I have tried all meds and topucals. I am wondering if anyone has been to an Immuniologist for tretment since it is considered an autoimmune disease? If so, what was outcome?
  • taking laquinal form mixed connective tissue disoder (ra, sojgins & scleroderma) but have ganed alot of weight. could i safely take phertermin appetite suppressent for a short term (6 months or less
    (Asked by a 77 year old woman who has Sjogren's Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, and takes Phentermine)
    Taking Plaquenil for Mixed Connective Tissue Disorder (RA, Sojogrens & Scleroderma) but I have gained a lot of weight. Could I safely take Phentermine appetite suppressant for a short term (6 months or less)?

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