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My docs say that propranolol 60mg, venlafaxine 150mg and amitriptyline 10mg cannot cause drowsiness. But I am experiencing drowsiness, confusion etc. ?

My docs say that propranolol 60mg, venlafaxine 150mg and amitriptyline 10mg cannot cause drowsiness. But I am experiencing drowsiness, confusion etc. ?

They could....: I have no doubt that the Amitriptyline can cause drowsiness, it is usually given at night with the intention of helping with sleep among other things(although you are on the lowest possible dose). Propranolol can cause drowsiness as well, the controlled -release may cause less. Venlafaxine usually is less likely to cause any drowsiness at all. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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How long does drowsiness last after taking amitriptyline?

How long does drowsiness last after taking amitriptyline?

Varies: Amitriptyline can be very sedating and for some people more than for others. It should be taken at bedtime and is often used to help with sleep, but for some people the drowsiness can last well into the next day. ...Read more

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Only taken 1 10mg amitriptyline yesterday but didn't help with the headache is it worth continuing with it or stop as it was making me more drowsy but not easing the pain?

Only taken 1 10mg amitriptyline yesterday but didn't help with the headache is it worth continuing with it or stop as it was making me more drowsy but not easing the pain?

Headache: Depends on the type of headaches you were diagnosed and how long you have been taking it. That medicine helps prevent headaches. It doesn't help get rid of acute headaches. Schedule with your doctor or a virtual consult and we may be able to help you more efficiently. Feel Good! ...Read more

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Taken amitriptyline 10mg 1 tablet once a day for chronic headaches which haven't helped at all although making me feel really strange butter fingers, drowsy, clumsy etc, but head still pounding away?

Taken amitriptyline 10mg 1 tablet once a day for chronic headaches which haven't helped at all although making me feel really strange butter fingers, drowsy, clumsy etc, but head still pounding away?

Talk to your doctor : Sometimes Elavil (amitriptyline) helps with headaches. In your case, it sounds like you are experiencing some side effects. Talk to your doctor about discontinuing and trying something else. There are several options available and your doctor will be able to advise you based on your history. ...Read more

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Gastro prescribed elavil (amitriptyline) (25mg) for crohn's/ibs. Took it in evening, knew could cause drowsiness. Slept 14 hrs & exhausted. Better way to take it?

Gastro prescribed elavil (amitriptyline) (25mg) for crohn's/ibs. Took it in evening, knew could cause drowsiness. Slept 14 hrs & exhausted. Better way to take it?

Lower dose, maybe: You might want to ask your doctor about a lower dose of Elavil (amitriptyline) -- it also comes in a 10mg size. If you slept for 14 hours and were exhausted after 25 mg at bedtime, this may have been too strong for you. ...Read more

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I am worried about the interaction of Zoloft (sertraline) and elavil , the drowsiness does not bother me as a matter of fact better rest is welcome.

I am worried about the interaction of Zoloft (sertraline) and elavil , the drowsiness does not bother me as a matter of fact better rest is welcome.

One too many: Taking two serotonergic drugs with similar mechanism of action is generally not advisable. Serotonin syndrome which can be seriously life threatening may occur. Talk with you doctor about getting on one serotonin drug. ...Read more

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Taking propranolol 40mg, venlafaxinexr 112.75mg, amitriptyline 10mg for chronic migraine.Forgetting/confusion date, time & chores, sleepiness & fatigue?

Taking propranolol 40mg, venlafaxinexr 112.75mg, amitriptyline 10mg for chronic migraine.Forgetting/confusion date, time & chores, sleepiness & fatigue?

Botox : Chronic migraine is one of the most disabling forms of headache. Your meds combo as a preventive for chronic migraine is common. The side effects are common also (yin-yang). Do not stop using this drug without first consulting your physician. You can try botox, when injected at allergan protocol, is expected to produce results lasting up to three months. This way you will need less medication. ...Read more

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Why do I feel drowsy today?

Did you sleep well?: Daytime alertness largely depends on your sleep. It must be sufficient and high quality. Are you taking any meds that are sedating you? ...Read more

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Do Vibramicyn make you drowsy?

Not Common.: This is not a commonly reported side effect, but I am sure it could occur. ...Read more

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