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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. my doc gave me amitriptyline 12.5 mg and then 25 mg but that made me sleep 18+ hours for a week. is it worth asking for 5mg/10mg?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
If you achieved benefit from the amitriptyline then I would ask your prescribing physician to lower the dose as you suggest. I assume you're not pregnant. On the other hand if your symptoms are persistent I recommend consulting a gastroenterologist for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
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