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Amitriptyline Blood Level
Level: See if medication level is in therapeutic range depends on what is your dose if you slow or fast metabolized or taking any medication that interfere. ...Read more
What type of interaction with levothyroxine and amitriptyline? Could levothyroxine increase levels of amitriptyline in your blood?
It may: Amitriptyline is known to lower blood pressure. But it may also raise blood pressure in some people. Lowering of blood pressure is a more common side effect with this medication. People 65 or older need to be extra careful when getting up suddenly because amitriptyline may drop the blood pressure enough to cause dizziness and a fall when getting up too quickly from a sitting position. ...Read more
I'm having high blood preassure with elavil (amitriptyline) 10mg...is this common? I'm 34 yrs b/p 151/101...
Elavil (amitriptyline): Techically, elavil (amitriptyline) can have anticholinergic effects which can theoretically raise blood pressure. However, the dose is so small, that I doubt this is the cause of the elevated reading. Recheck the BP manually after 5 min resting in a seated position. Discuss with your doctor discontinuing the elavil (amitriptyline). ...Read more
See below:: I don't think taking Amitriptyline has anything to do with giving blood. ...Read more
I have had headache sins 11of december my doctor has don blood tests and put me on amitriptyline so wot is wrong with me?
Migraine?: Elavil (amitriptyline) is well-known as a medication that can be very effective in the treatment of headaches, especially migraines (but not only). It is important to keep your doctor informed of how you are doing--and feel free to ask him or her any questions you have about your diagnosis and treatment! ...Read more
Was on amitriptyline 10mg, doc wanted to reduce it to half because I was constipated. Been 5 days at half, and now experiencing diarrhea. Ibs? I've had normal colonoscopy, blood work, xray. Worried.
Stop worrying: There is no reason for vorrying if the diarrhea continues than check it with your doctor or gastroenterologist. Just drink some extra fluids and take immodium for diarrhea and if it persists check with your doctor. ...Read more
Severe daily headache+migraine. On Elavil, topamax, (topiramate) acebutolol. Good BP. Clean CT. Good blood panel (+thyroid) No triggers. No rebound Any options?
Soft tissue injury: 26 y male with headaches resistant to dx and Rx. Muscle tension HA's can cause. Check for asymmetry of mass and tone of superior traps. Head usually slightly tilts to side of the weakest and less toned superior trapezius. Concern for remote shoulder injury on weak muscle side wherein chronic pain resides. ...Read more
35 year-old woman with fatigue, elevated ESR, elevated CRP, and a persistent leukocytosis in the 20k range for 3 years still without a diagnosis.....?
Well: Recommend consult with rheumatologist specialist and in person exam for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
Is there a urine, blood or saliva test to check adrenaline levels - my doc prescribed 10mg amitriptaline for better sleep but w/o checking anything?
Avoid sleeping pills: We do not normally measure adrenaline. If symptoms are of anxiety (fear, panic, tremor, sweating, fast heart, etc) and insomnia then there are lots of treatments, including amitriptyline. But best to focus on non-drug interventions for sleep (see: http://goo. Gl/jcscx) and anxiety (see: http://goo. Gl/aibdp). If these fail, then there are very effective psychological treatments too. Good luck! ...Read more
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If you have heavy periods you are at risk for low blood iron and hemoglobin and should take iron supplement.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
100mg/dL or less: Physicians measure patient's fasting blood glucose. This is the blood sugar taken when the patient hasn't had food or drink for at least 8 hours. "normal" is considered to be 100mg/dl or less. There is a little leeway before a level is high enough to raise concern and necessitate intervention though. A non-fasting blood sugar - or random should be less than 150... Especially 2 hours after you eat. ...Read more
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It is your platelet count that is 90, 000? If so, you should consult a hematologists. You may start with your primary care provider to make that you have accurate test results.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
A low calcium level may cause many problems and if your doctor has ordered the test and found a low calcium she/he should have taken care of the low calcium
What other conditions do you have?
Let me know and I should be able to help you. Your doctor must have done tests more than just calcium. ...Read more
See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/ferritin-test/my00504/dsection=results. ...Read more
Meat intake?: B12 comes mostly from meat and liver. You might have a high meat intake or maybe your body is efficient at absorbing it. Its good to have B12 since you need it to make red blood cells. There is no harm to what you described. ...Read more
My serum magnesium blood level was elevated at 2.8 but my RBC magnesium was normal at 4.9. How is this possible?? Which is more accurate?
Have been getting porocrit every month because of kidney problems. Blood level now seems stable. Does that mean kidney function has improved?
Not necessarily: Procrit (epoetin alfa) takes the place of the hormone normally made by the kidneys to boost bone marrow production of red blood cells. It is possible for some kidney function to be restored with treatment; but you should definitely monitor this with your physician to ensure you don't require additional injections in the future. ...Read more