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A 25-year-old female asked:

I have been diagnosed with functional dyspepsia. i have morning nausea, lower abdomen burning and loss of appetite. i tried amitriptyline but it made me sleep 18+ hours. i tried noritriptyline and lexapro not compatible. any meds i should ask my doc?

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Dr. Gulshan Minocha
Diabetology 51 years experience
What was dose of Amitriptyline prescribed. I generally start that at 10 mg if that makes you sleepy cut the tablet in half. Give it few days and somnolence clears.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity as tolerated. Drink more water. Wish you good health!
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Last updated Oct 17, 2021

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