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Amitriptyline 20 Mg
What to do if I have neuropathy in both feet. sometimes they swell if I do not take elavil (amitriptyline) 20 mg/day.?
My doctors have me on both sertraline (100mg) and amitriptyline (20 mg). Should I be worried about interactions like serotonin syndrome?
D/C it, or diet: Elavil (amitriptyline) often causes wt gain. If it could be replaced with another antidepressant, then have your md d/c it and replace it - but you'll still need to do some exercise to help lose the wt. If you can't d/c the elavil, (amitriptyline) then you have to be aggressive about wt management: watching caloric intake and doing vigorous exercise. In worst cases, sometimes an appetite suppressant is used too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression: I feel your distress. Amitriptyline is a medication for treatment of Depression. Sometimes, it is given for sleep problem. It may cause hearing voices. The dose of 20mg/day is not adequate dose for depression. See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, dose , and Therapy for stress.in your life. Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga and Meditation. ...Read more
Which is safer for anxiety and headaches 20 milligrams of amitriptyline everyday or 50 milligrams of 5-htp everyday?
5 HTP is generally: used for depression. Please do what your doc says and don't change meds w/out asking him/her first. Having said that, there are many behavioral and natural approaches to anxiety. Consider seeing a clinical psychologist who can teach you some techniques. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Yes, but be cautious: Diurex is caffeine and magnesium salicylate. As such it will have the stimulating properties of caffeine including nervousness, tachycardia, insomnia and jitteriness. Salicylate may cause ringing in the ears and GI irritation. Amitriptyline is an antidepressant which can cause sedation, constipation, urinary retention and changes in heart rhythm. There are no reported drug interactions. ...Read more
Depends: Amitriptyline may alter the drug levels of other medications that you are taking. This can be dangerous if levels are too high or lead to problems if levels are too low. One way to find out is to use a drug interaction calculator like the one on http://www.Drugs.Com/drug_interactions.Html. ...Read more
Probably: You did not indicate the dose or time frame. If you make an error in taking medication, consult your physician or pharmacist immediately. If neither are available, call the poison control center. ...Read more
Elavil (amitriptyline): Amitriptyline has strong anticholinergic effect (drying effect) & can cause dry skin, fever & increase sweating. If taking a high dose & u r under the sun for a while, some confusion occurs & the above-mentioned side-effects can intensify. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, it helps so: Amitriptyline is often used for pain conditions. In neurology, it is used to reduce the pain of neuropathy, frequent headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigeminal neuralgia and back pain. It is good to think that it reduces or calms the pain response by acting on nerves. It is not a pain medicine for all uses however. It would not be useful for a broken arm or sprained ankle. ...Read more