A 29-year-old female asked:

I have been taking elavil (amitriptyline) for chronic migraines for 3 months; i have gained 10lbs during this time. is there another medicine that wont cause weight ?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Elavil (amitriptyline): Talk with your doctor about other alternatives such as another Tricyclic antidepressant Pamelor or Norpramine, or a mood stabilizer such as Topamax, (topiramate) all with minimum wt. gain side-effect.
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