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does amitriptyline make you sleepy

A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Stop: You can stop it as the 12.5 mg is a very low dose and you should have few adverse symptoms. If you do get symptoms you could try the 6.25 a day or 12 ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Chronic ankle pain: Best approach is to find the cause of the chronic ankle pain and treat it at the root. Topical medications may prove to be beneficial and help avert s ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Botox : Chronic migraine is one of the most disabling forms of headache. Your meds combo as a preventive for chronic migraine is common. The side effects are ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
36 years experience Psychiatry
Varies: Amitriptyline can be very sedating and for some people more than for others. It should be taken at bedtime and is often used to help with sleep, but f ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
29 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure: Different folks respond differently to the same medication (or combination of meds). I am not sure why your doc says it's not the meds - perhaps he/sh ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Lower dose, maybe: You might want to ask your doctor about a lower dose of Elavil (amitriptyline) -- it also comes in a 10mg size. If you slept for 14 hours and were ex ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It can: If you are not used to taking opioid medications, then it can certainly make you feel drowsy or sedated. If it is making you feel too sedated, be car ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
38 years experience Bariatrics
Typically not: There are some diet medications that are prescription only. They usually don't make you sleepy, but some people can have this effect. It is unusual. I ... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Washington
16 years experience Endocrinology
Not commonly: Sleepiness is not a common side effect of metformin but it is possible for some patient to experience fatigue due to the medication.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
They can: Antibiotics in general are well tolerated and most of the side effects are related to gastrointestinal symptoms. However as with any medications you ... Read More

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