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Take Xanax .5 mg & amitriptyline 12.5mg HS for sleep. Is it ok to take st johns wort in the morning to help with positive mood?

Take Xanax .5  mg & amitriptyline 12.5mg HS for sleep. Is it ok to take st johns wort in the morning to help with positive mood?

No.: St. John's Wort hastens the breakdown of Amitriptyline and taking both will be counterproductive. If you still need something to make you feel positive, go back to your doctor and have him reevaluate your medications. ...Read more

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What are the side-effects from stopping amitriptyline 50 mg suddenly?

What are the side-effects from stopping amitriptyline 50 mg suddenly?

Nothing....: It is a cumulative drug.......you will have symptoms....from the problem for which you were given the drug. ...Read more

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Been on klonopin.05mg 2 times day for months,dr gave me amitriptyline 50mg & mirtazipine15 mg once a day both at night, is this safe and both at night?

Been on klonopin.05mg 2 times day for months,dr gave me amitriptyline 50mg & mirtazipine15 mg once a day both at night, is this safe and both at night?

Probably: Since I do not know your medical condition nor why these medications were prescribed for you, I can only speak in general terms. These medications can be safely used together. ...Read more

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I have been taking 25 mg amitriptyline for insomnia. I am ready to wean myself off of it. Could you please tell me the best way to wean off if 25 mg?

Slowly: If you really want to stop than taper to 20 mg for few weeks than if no problem with sleep than 10 mg for 2 weeks than take as needed if not able to sleep ...Read more

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Can you draw for me a map of withdrawl of antideppresant dugs (cepralex 10 mg+amitriptyline 25 mg)i take it for one year til now.... Thanks?

No: You need to discuss your medications with your own psychiatrist so that you have this backup when making any changes. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if i stopped taking 200 mg of Zoloft i'm now on amitriptyline 50mg . Will i get a bad withdrawal ?

Can you tell me what to do if i stopped taking 200 mg of Zoloft i'm now on amitriptyline 50mg . Will i get a bad withdrawal ?

Hard to say: Amitriptilyn is fairly anticholinergic. It might give you a dry mouth, elevated heart rate, blurred vision when reading especially with a dose large enough to replace the 200 mg of zoloft. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is 50 mg amitriptyline taken at bedtime good for chronic ankle pain? After my first dose, I'm pain free but extremely sleepy. Is that result of dose

Is 50 mg amitriptyline taken at bedtime good for chronic ankle pain? After my first dose, I'm pain free but extremely sleepy. Is that result of dose

Chronic ankle pain: Best approach is to find the cause of the chronic ankle pain and treat it at the root. Topical medications may prove to be beneficial and help avert systemic side effects. Feeling sleepy is a common side effect of Amitriptyline. Your doctor may suggest starting it at a lower dose such as 10 or 25 mg at bedtime and titrating upwards as indicated and as tolerated. ...Read more

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Amitriptyline 25 mg once a day for migraines a lot? can this cause weight gain??

Amitriptyline 25 mg once a day for migraines a lot? can this cause weight gain??

No: Not a high dose. At this dose - would be surprised if you had weight gain (but no promises). ...Read more

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