Could this the answer for people struggling with their weight?
For the first time in a decade, an FDA panel has recommended a new diet pill for approval.
Contrave is supposed to increase the metabolism, while curbing appetite, but has some serious eyebrow raising side effects such as increased blood pressure, dizziness, and insomnia.
On top of the side effects, it doesn't seem to be very effective as studies failed to prove dieters taking the pill would lose more than 5% of their body weight.
Check out the video above as ABC News explains!
Tags: blood pressure, diet, diet pill, insomnia, metabolism, weight
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This is awful.
Three-time world surfing champion Andy Irons was found dead this morning in his hotel room in Texas, and it is now reported that a bottle of Zolpidem, a powerful medicine for insomnia that contains methadone, was found next to the bed.
An autopsy will be conducted to officially determine the cause of death, but because there were no other signs of trauma, the pills are the likely candidate.
Irons leaves behind a wife, Lyndie, who is seven-months pregnant with the couple's first child.
Please, please, please, keep this family in your thoughts!
[Image via AP Images.]
Tags: death, insomnia, methadone, overdose
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Teri Hatcher is battling insomnia and is trying desperately to sleep, but something is holding her back — an incurable shoulder infection.
“I haven't been sleeping well, or at all… because I have something called frozen shoulder. It is a real thing… It feels like one of those things that you see on an infomercial and you go, 'That's not real.’ It really is extremely painful, actually… It (shoulder) doesn't move.”
"You can't really solve it,” she added. “Apparently, this is a condition that lasts for a year or two years and then miraculously goes away.”
On an unrelated note, Teri is also trying to learn how to not compulsively chop off her own hair.
"I'm looking in the mirror and I think, 'Bangs, that'll be a good idea!' I took a pair of scissors and just hacked it (hair) off… There's a point where you go, 'Wow, there's really no going back at this point… I was in denial for about a day and then I called my hairdresser… and was like, 'Please help me!'"
We hope Teri can get to sleep soon! Desperate housewives desperately need their beauty rest!
[Image via Nikki Nelson/WENN.com.]
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Since the premature death of Corey Haim, information has been leaking out as to why the former child star began abusing prescription medication in the first place.
"I have a Michael Jackson problem," Haim said only weeks ago, referring to his longtime battle with insomnia. "I know I should be more careful, but I really need a boatload of drugs just so I can get to sleep for a few hours."
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Tags: corey haim, insomnia, michael jackson, prescription meds