: Has anyone had any experience with the drug phenylpropanolamine found in many cold remedies and weight-loss drugs as it is connected to a higher risk of strokes? If so, please email me with details. __________________________________________________ I heard about that. I think that may have been a factor in my stroke, because I was taking a lot of cold medicines before my stroke (because I used to work and go to school that was really cold and I always caught colds). If any of you wish to see articles about this, just click on the link below and when you get there do a keyword search for stroke or PPA.