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Effects of chantix medicines - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello doc
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   I have a really serious question for you
User :   if you have a minute let me explain first
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   yell me
User :   two years ago I went to my GP for a cough I had
User :   he believed it was due to smoking
User :   he recommended a pulmany specialist
User :   which I saw and had all kind's of test done
User :   he prescribed chantix which was new this was in 2006
User :   I took the first seven pills before I got migrane headaches so bad I couldn't drive
User :   I had to stop taking
User :   since then my health has been going down hill. I have seen many many many specialist non that can figure out whats going on
User :   my new syptoms after chantix are as listed
Doctor :   what are they?
User :   consitpation, abdominal pain, admit to ER 4 times for chest pain, muscle weakness, high heart rate (tachacardia),
User :   anxeity attacks
Doctor :   ok
User :   acid reflux
User :   all of these are new
Doctor :   ok
User :   and most important of all my testosterone levels have dropped to 213
User :   i have an appoinment with an endo june 16th
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For health information Please fill these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: User :   36 Male - IT Manager
User :   Married
Doctor :   ok
User :   I am going to suggest to the endo maybe a pituitary function test
User :   if you need any lab info let me know I have all readings
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   have had ecocardiagrams and stress tests
Doctor :   ok
User :   only odd thing they found was elevate heart rate before even starting the stress test
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that might have been to anxiety
User :   yes that is what they said also
Doctor :   ok
User :   except on two occasions to the ER the ER doctors also noticed this same issue
Doctor :   ok
User :   had ekg's and enzyme 24hr
Doctor :   ok
User :   all came back ok for a great heart
Doctor :   what did they say?
User :   they are puzzled
User :   hiatal hernia and removal of two colon polyps also with in this last two years
Doctor :   were yuou usin any other medications to quit smoking?
User :   no only chantix and only took the first weeks worth
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have some kidney disorder
User :   GP says labs came back normal
Doctor :   ok
User :   I did have another strange thing happen also
Doctor :   before starting on chantix were you using any medicines
User :   no neverr taken any meds before chantix
Doctor :   ok
User :   now I take bistolic, norvasc, xanax and at night lipitor and acid reflux meds
Doctor :   ok
User :   the cholestorol is another thing thats changed in the last two years
User :   high readings
Doctor :   ok
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User :   yes
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Doctor :   have i assisted you ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   yes I have do you think that chantix could possibly be related to a pituitary problem?
User :   and could possibly be causing my issues
Doctor :   not the best of my knowledge
Doctor :   to the best of my knowledge
User :   well remeber our convo if the news breaks that there is an issue because I believe it will be related and only found with a HGH screening
User :   but thank you for your help
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