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Doctor insights on: Amitriptyline Anxiety Dosage

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,157 doctors shared insights

Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Doc keeps giving me endep (amitriptyline) for Fibromyalgia but it's gives me anxiety and I've told him this. What else can I take? Doc wants me to take higher dose

Doc keeps giving me endep (amitriptyline) for Fibromyalgia but it's gives me anxiety and I've told him this. What else can I take? Doc wants me to take higher dose

Lots of options: Amitiptylene has a lot of side effects and if you don't like how you feel on this dose, DO NOT increase the dose. First, make sure the diagnosis is correct since there are many things that can cause similar symptoms and those have a totally different treatment plan. Seek out a pain management physician for consultation to be sure and to evaluate all your options. ...Read more

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Which is safer for anxiety and headaches 20 milligrams of amitriptyline everyday or 50 milligrams of 5-htp everyday?

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

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Taking 150 mg of endep (amitriptyline) for fibromyalagia & anxiety for 1 wk , still have anxiety , will this get any better ?

Taking 150 mg of endep (amitriptyline) for fibromyalagia & anxiety for 1 wk , still have anxiety , will this get any better ?

Anxiety may: Learning some skills and techniques would help your anxiety. A medication may provide some relief, but strategies and methods are usable any time your anxiety is triggered. ...Read more

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They prescribed me with amitriptyline 10mg for pain in my hips, will they help with my anxiety too?

They prescribed me with amitriptyline 10mg for pain in my hips, will they help with my anxiety too?

Amitriptyline: Technically, a "wider spectrum" antidepressant; it impacts several different transmitter systems. At this low dose, the antihistamine impact may help with sleep and help you make other transmitters that help with pain. It is not directly anti-anxious rx, and sometimes a side effect of rapid heart rate can make you feel more anxious, sometimes not - so it might help. Assess the side effects. ...Read more

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25mg amitriptyline for 8 years. Feel anxiety/stress 2 days after drinking. Symptoms can last up to a week. Feels like no pili. Is this related?

25mg amitriptyline for 8 years. Feel anxiety/stress 2 days after drinking. Symptoms can last up to a week. Feels like no pili. Is this related?

Probably: The best evidence of the relationship of your symptoms to your drinking is the history you give, but i can also think of a way to justify it. Amitriptyline is a tca and 25 mg is a very low dose. We have shown that, with ssris, even moderate alcohol use can interfere with its effectiveness, and i would suspect the same is true for amitriptyline. Consider drinking less or not at all. ...Read more

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Taking amitriptyline (endep/elavil) for refractory anxiety disorder. What side effects can I expect?

Taking amitriptyline (endep/elavil) for refractory anxiety disorder. What side effects can I expect?

Elavil (amitriptyline): Is an antidepressant with sedating and drying effects, causing heart rate changes, dry mouth/eyes, constipation, depending on dose. It relieves depression, pain of neurogenic origin, headache and insomnia. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent
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Elavil (Definition)

Elavil is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Endep (Definition)

Endep is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more