Friday, February 9, 2007

Did someone say...Trimspa?

Vickie Lynn Marshall, aka Anna Nicole Smith was found dead yesterday in her Florida hotel room. Reports state that her nurse found her unconscious on the floor and her bodyguard performed CPR. An EMS worker noted cardiac activity when they found her and attempted placing transcutaneous pacers?

Could Trimspa have anything to do with it?

Trimspa shouldn't be taken with Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI) antidepressant drugs. MAOI drugs include phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate), selegiline (Eldepryl), and isocarboxazid (Marplan). These drugs react with foods containing tyramine, such as cocoa, and may lead to a dangerous rise in blood pressure, as well as headache, nausea, vomiting, rapid heartbeat, possible confusion, psychotic symptoms, seizures, stroke and coma when combined with MAOI antidepressants.
With the recent death of her son, was Smith on antidepressants?

What about the main herbal ingredient - Hoodia gordonii, an appetite suppressant
One of the theories about how hoodia works is that it tricks the brain into thinking that it has enough blood sugar. Without proper feedback regulation, it's possible that a person's blood sugar could drop dangerously low while taking hoodia. And with the regular hunger mechanism turned off, the normal warning signs may be suppressed, until it's too late.
Trimspa, I don't think so...

While we wait for the post-mortem, does anyone care to comment about the case (click comments below)?

No comments: