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Brittany Murphy had lots of prescription drugs



Tbd-brittanymurphy122309 While we all eagerly await the results of Brittany Murphy's autopsy and Tiger Woods enjoys his much-needed vacation from the top tabloid headlines, details and speculation are trickling out about what may have killed the actress. Could it have something to do with the raft of prescription drugs found at her home?

According to Us and TMZ, investigators found tons of medications, including "Topamax (anti-seizure meds also to prevent migraines), Methylprednisolone (anti-inflammatory), Fluoxetine (depression med), Klonopin (anxiety med), Carbamazepine (treats diabetic symptoms and is also a bipolar med), Ativan (anxiety med), Vicoprofen (pain reliever), Propranolol (hypertension, used to prevent heart attacks), Biaxin (antibiotic), Hydrocodone (pain med) and miscellaneous vitamins."

Those in the know realize a lot of those drugs have street uses to help with weight loss or are just outright abused as painkillers, which does nothing to stop gossip that she had an eating disorder. This is despite the fact that husband Simon Monjack told People that his wife didn't have that sort of problem.

"These rumors that she was anorexic? It's crazy – she was slim, but that was her natural physique," Monjack said. "This is what's killing all of us? How did it happen? Her mum, myself and her family – we want to know why we lost our baby."

Now we're just speculating here ourselves, but when investigators note that Brittany "had been complaining of shortness of breath and severe abdominal pain" for about a week and a half before she died, some of this makes sense. And because all of these drugs were prescriptions in her name, it would explain why there was so much ado about there not being any illegal drugs in the home -- she didn't need any! Where do these celebrities find their doctors, at S&M conventions?

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:11am]


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