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does tricyclic antidepressant help with fibromyalgia

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Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
32 years experience Psychiatry
Varies: Many of the tricyclic antidepressants have established blood levels that are associated with the best outcome. Rather than rely on a specific oral dos ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
TCAs: This depends on what they are used for. For depression, therapeutic doses are higher than if used for headaches or pain or bedwetting.

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Didier
50 years experience General Practice
Older depression med: This medication which includes many variants is named for the three rings that make up its chemical structure. Currently it has been mostly replaced ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Older medication: Tricyclics were some of the drugs to be used to treat depression, but affect multiple neurotransmitters. Classical drugs include amitryptyline, nortr ... Read More
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Dr. Patricia Foster
44 years experience Psychiatry
Amitriptyline: Tryptizol is an international brand name for amitriptyline marketed in Egypt and Lebanon. Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant that may be help ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
IBS-D and TCA: Antidepressants used for the management of mild IBS-D include amitriptyline, nortriptyline, and doxepin. SSRIs such as fluoxetine may also be useful.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
32 years experience Psychiatry
Anger and tricyclics: Anger can be manifestation of various conditions such as depression, stress, maniic episode of bipolar, severe anxiety episode and or using anxiety in ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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No: The approach to this serious situation remains the same.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: I don't think withdrawal from any medication would "choose" what area your pain would blossom. Generally, withdrawal pain is more generalized.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Joseph
28 years experience Pain Management
Possibly: There is good evidence that tricyclic antidepressants are helpful in many chronic pain conditions. In addition they can be helpful for sleep. This c ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
That is a: frequent side effect of imipramine. Please discuss with your prescribing doctor before stopping medication. Take care.
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Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
No: The lacrimal & salivary glands are innervated & stimulated to secrete by cholinergic neurons, ie they use the neurotransmitter acetylcholine ( ... Read More
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