Topic: What exactly did diet pills do to me?
November 14, 2019 / By Opaline Question:
Yesterday morning I took the pill Zantrex 3. It said to take 2 but I started out with one. Right after I ate lunch my heart started racing and I had shortness of breath. My boyfriend came over and I didn't feel good so we layed on the couch. I suddenly became so physically tired I couldn't even move. I started staring into space and I wasn't responding to anything he was asking me. Then my legs started twitching. I laughed all of the sudden and instantly started hyperventalating. My entire body went into a spasm and i was twitching everywhere. He pulled me to my feet and i couldn't stand on my own... I just continued to shake and hyperventalate. After it stopped I convinced him i was ok and i never went to the hospital or anything. He is an EMT and he said he has never seen anything like it. He thought i was having a seizure at first but that's not what it was. I'm 17 and my mom would kill me for trying those pills. I just really want to know exactly what happened to my body.
Mahala | 2 days ago
Are you sure they were diet pills? Sounds like you may have taken something else.
Here's the side effects listed by Wikipedia:
The pill may potentially have side effects similar to those associated with excessive caffeine consumption. Listed side effects include:
Jitters, anxiety, increased sweating
Increase in heart rate, increase in blood pressure
Nausea, stomachache, diarrhea
Loss or suppressed appetite
Cold sweats, restlessness, shaking, irritability
Increase in urination (as caffeine is a mild diuretic)
Niacin is a vasodilator, and in some cases, use of Zantrex-3 causes uncontrollable swelling in all parts of the body. In severe cases, users develop the condition Angioedema
You could have died. And probably no one can tell you exactly what was going on but obviously your body did not like the combination of items in that pill. I hope you are smart enough not to take another one.
That is why you need to be 18. I don't know how you bought them considering you need to be 18 to buy them as well. read the label and little information packet that should of came with it and maybe your allergic to something in them.