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Forum Name: Nutrition & Diet

Question: safe to quit ephedra?

jill - Tue Dec 28, 2004 8:44 pm

I have been taking Ephedra for a little over a year to lose weight. it worked but now when it starts to wear off my chest feels very tight like I am being squeezedmy back aches, and it is hard to catch my breath. I know I need to stop taking it, but is it safe to stop? it is not a good feeling. Any advise would be greatly apreciated.
Carolyn Merritt, LPN - Wed Dec 29, 2004 1:34 am

Dear Jill:
As you probably already know Ephedra has been linked to Heart attacks and Stroke. I would strongly suggest you contact your physician before making any changes in what you are taking. You need to be under a physicians care and evaluated for heart damage and Hypertension. Your doctor will be able to tell you whether stopping the ephedra cold turkey or tapering off would be better. Please let me know how it goes...I care.
jill - Wed Dec 29, 2004 2:49 am

thanks for your reply. I will tell my doc.

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