A 31-year-old female asked:
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I lost 10 pounds in 8 days without trying could it be the new med I take Elavil (amitriptyline) for my migraine? I eat normally! Thank you

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
No: Elavil (amitriptyline) is a great medication for chronic migraine, but the three top side effects are dry mouth, sleepiness, and weight gain. See your PCP for advice and evaluation.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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