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Amitriptyline Anxiety Dosage
I've been on 10mg x1 a day of amitriptyline x3 weeks. I don't think it's working. No help with depression/health anxiety, which is why it was prescribed. Too soon to ask my dr to increase the dosage?
Effective by 2weeks: You should have felt a difference within 2 weeks. Ask your doctor about a dose or drug change. ...Read more
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
Doc keeps giving me endep 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
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
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
Taking amitriptyline (endep/elavil) for refractory anxiety disorder. What side effects can I expect?
Will 10mg of amitriptyline increase serotonin and noreph. Levels to assist with stress and/or anxiety?
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
I started taking 10mg of Amitriptyline a couple of weeks ago. It seems to be agitating my anxiety and ADHD. Will these side effects start to diminish?
Elavil: Substituting high dose of Amitriptyline is not easy, due to withdrawal side-effect if discontinue the high dose. Other alternatives are supplementing with another antidepressant that has sedative effects, augmenting with a mood stabilizer, anti-anxiety medications, etc. Consult with your prescribing doc. To discuss alternatives. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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