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Bowel activity: Your bowel activity is regulated via autonomic tone, and neurotransmitter balance is part of this. Cholinergic impulses can make your bowel contract and move stool along. If anything disturbs these impulses, your bowel will become sluggish. Amitriptylene has strong anti-cholinergic properties -- so at a high enough dose, your bowel activity slows down. The result can be constipation. ...Read more
Am prone to constipation and excruciating hemorrhoids. Will 10mgs amitriptyline make problem more extreme, or are side effcs unlikely at low dose?
Depends: If you get side effects, you get them. Every patient is different. If you aren't already, you should be on fiber supplements 2-3 times a day, plenty of fluids (apple juice is wonderful) and lots of fruit and veggies. Use vaseline down below. If you still struggle, you have to weight the benefit of the medicine vs the problems it causes. Many have stopped Amitriptyline due to the contstipation. ...Read more
Would amitriptyline 10mg mask symptoms of intestinal lymphoma? Had 4 weeks of sudden diarrhea, no appetite and lost 12lbs. Started amitriptyline a month ago, ravenous appetite and constipation now.
It sounds like healt: It sounds like health anxiety. I don't recall you being diagnosed with intestinal lymphoma, but I do recall you worrying about it extensively. Please get help for your health anxiety. Constipation and weight gain common side effects of amitriptyline. Best wishes. Please work on this in psychotherapy with your therapist. It sounds like the worries are making you quite miserable. Best wishes to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was given amitriptyline for lack of full anal sphincter function (basically, poop gets stuck & i can urge it out). Not constipated. Will this help it?
Not sure: Amitriptylene has certain side effects which oppose bowel activity and slow it down. Constipation can result. If the doctor's idea is that your anal sphincter tone is too high, amitriptylene could help. I'll add that if this doesn't work, certain homeopathic remedies may be more useful for you. You could consult a professional homeopath to receive the one most likely to work for you. ...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.
No: Many people take much higher doses of Amitriptyline on a daily basis. The highest daily dose i've ever prescribed is 300 mg. Nevertheless, please be careful to take your medication as your doctor prescribes it. You may notice some unpleasant effects resulting from taking too much, like increased constipation, dry mouth, blurry vision, difficulty urinating and sedation. These should all pass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but be cautious: Diurex is caffeine and magnesium salicylate. As such it will have the stimulating properties of caffeine including nervousness, tachycardia, insomnia and jitteriness. Salicylate may cause ringing in the ears and GI irritation. Amitriptyline is an antidepressant which can cause sedation, constipation, urinary retention and changes in heart rhythm. There are no reported drug interactions. ...Read more
Several: Sedation, dry mouth, dry eyes, blurry vision, sweating, appetite stimulation, constipation, and sometimes difficulty urinating. There can be complete urinary retention, with some. These side effects usually increase with dose, and some may dissipate with time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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