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I've been on amitriptyline 10mg x1 at bedtime for 2.5 weeks now. If i see dr., and want to taper off, what withdrawal effects from this dosage?

I've been on amitriptyline 10mg x1 at bedtime for 2.5 weeks now. If i see dr., and want to taper off, what withdrawal effects from this dosage?

Very minimal: If you listed the dose correctly at 10 mg, you are taking virtually a homeopathic dose, that is a very minimal amount. At this level, no need to taper, just stop. Talk with you doctor about this, but the noted dose is far too small to help any of your problems. ...Read more

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My doctor wants me to up my dosage from 1mg to 2mg a day of lorazepam with 100mg of amitriptyline ? Is this safe?

My doctor wants me to up my dosage from 1mg to 2mg a day of lorazepam with 100mg of amitriptyline ? Is this safe?

ITS safe,but you: may become more drowsy during the day, although you will sleep better at night. If drowsiness or fatigue a problem,discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can withdrawal from amitriptyline cause generalized itching? Doc cut my dosage in half starting 4 nights ago. Woke up itching today.

Can withdrawal from amitriptyline cause generalized itching? Doc cut my dosage in half starting 4 nights ago. Woke up itching today.

Only if its: If the Amitriptyline and it's antihistamine effect was blocking some allergy prior to the decrease. This could have unmasked an allergy that the Amitriptyline was actually treating previously.. Otherwise there is no itching response involved in the withdrawal effect from amitriptyline. ...Read more

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I'm taking Amitriptyline HCL 25 mg at night for Depression, TMJ pain, and insomnia. My Dr is over 2 hrs away and I think I need an increased dosage?

Face-to-face: Unfortunately TCA (Amitriptyline ) medication monitoring must be done face-to-face or via video conferencing. The only allowable exception is when a patient is experiencing adverse symptoms from psychotropic medication and phone consultation with another professional is necessary. Call your doctor for appointment. ...Read more

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If I took 20mg of amitriptyline by mistake when my regular dose is 10mg, will I be ok?

If I took 20mg of amitriptyline by mistake when my regular dose is 10mg, will I be ok?

Yes: The maximum dose is much higher that 20 mg. The most common side effect of amitryptilline is drowsiness so taking a higher dose will most likely help you sleep. Some people dont notice any significant change with that small a dose. ...Read more

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What can happen if you just start taking the max dose of amitriptyline without titrating up to it?

What can happen if you just start taking the max dose of amitriptyline without titrating up to it?

Side effects: Side effects may make this unpleasant and some people are very sensitive and may have cardiac irregularities (impaired metabolism at 2d6). If you have already tolerated the higher dose and are just restarting, it is unlikely to be dangerous but might be unpleasant. ...Read more

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Been on 10mg of amitriptyline for 6 mo, stopped 3 days ago, think it's ok since such a small dose? Made me feel worse.

Been on 10mg of amitriptyline for 6 mo, stopped 3 days ago, think it's ok since such a small dose? Made me feel worse.

Still can happen: Some people are quite sensitive to discontinuing even low dose meds especially when taken for many months. You could taper by breaking in half or including taking every other day if you no smaller dose. ...Read more

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