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10mgs a day amitriptyline for migraines. Is it ok to skip a day occas? Is missing a dose dangerous? What if I feel overly sedated from Benadryl (diphenhydramine) once?
Soon starting amitriptyline 10mg for migraine. Also frequently use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies. Safe if taken a few hrs apart?
Yes, if prescribed: This low dose of amitriptylene may help prevent migraines, but may have some sedation & constipation with it. Best to take it at night. You might consider other, newer options for allergies that aren't as sedating as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) -- especially when added to amitriptylene. Discuss with your doctor, who knows you best.. ...Read more
Have migraine. I have IC. 25mg amitriptyline nightly for bladder pain&tramadol 50mg prn. Can I take I take tramadol, zofran, benadryl for my migraine?
Yes you can: Those three meds can be taken together especially at night; the main side effect of concern is sedation Thus nighttime dosing. Good luck. ...Read more
Why do sleep aides (benadryl, ambien, sonata (zaleplon), lunesta, prosom, elavil) not work for me?
Have elavil-induced neck spasm (10mg). Spasms persist months after withdrawal. Klonopin ineffective. What may work? Benadryl (diphenhydramine)? anti-parkinsons med?
No: No it cannot. The best treatment depends on the underlying cause of the spasm. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for vestibular vulvydinia? Was recntly diagnosed and am taking low dose amitriptiline and antihistimine along with some pt.
I've asked a lot: Of MD's this question. Some start you off on the new med right after stopping the old one. Some wait as much as two weeks. You are mixing an herb with a Tricyclic, so I'd play it safe and wait awhile. As a psychiatrist who knows about herbs. Most don't. ...Read more
Is it bad to take an antihistamine during a cold, i.e. does suppressing mucus make the cold last longer?
No value: Antihistamines have no value in the treatment of viral illnesses. ...Read more
Worth a try: Complex regional pain syndrome is a challenging problem to treat, and your doctors will be trying a number of options to help you. Amitriptylene at low dose may have some positive effects in pain syndromes. If you're not already working with a pain medicine specialist on this problem, you might consider a consultation. ...Read more
The newer ones: Antihistamines can cause sedation by entering the brain's tissue and binding to h1 receptors. (called "crossing the blood brain barrier".) that effect is desirable if you are taking an antihistamine for sleep (e.g. Benadryl). The newer antihistamines don't cross the blood brain barrier as much. These include (least to most sedate) fexofenadine (allegra), Cetirizine (zyrtec), loratidine (claritin). ...Read more
Many: In that it affects multiple neurotransmitters, it can cause many side effects. Receptors and side effect: histamine - sedation, weight gain; cholinergic - dryness, urinary retention, memory decline, ed; adrenergic - low blood pressure, tremor, rapid heart rate; serotonin - tiredness, weight gain, ed. ...Read more