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Amitriptyline Memory Loss
Possible: And this side effect is listed within the PDR records, due to its intense anti-cholinergic side effects. ...Read more
Possibly: Each person is unique with regard to clinical response and development of side effects to medications. If you have developed "brain fog" after starting elavil, (amitriptyline) it is important to talk with your doctor about this. Often early side effects resolve after about 7-14 days, but if it is not tolerable in the meantime, you may need a change of medication. ...Read more
Taken off of Depakote for migraines, due to hair loss. Put on amitriptyline 25mg for 3 months now, could this be causing hair loss as well.
Amitriptyline & Gabapentin for 15wks + physio. Cervical MRI = loss of lordosis & osteophyte C5-C6.My shoulder is still painful. What else can I do?
This opinion will give you the best answer. The problem appears to be the osteophyte and may reflect pressure on a nerve. It does not necessarily follow that this is the cause but may be a cause. The physiotherapy and meds are a conservative way of treatment. Has the pain gotten better? If so can you live with what you have? See the doc
Best to you. ...Read more
Lymphoma? Had diarrhea and no appetite x4weeks lost 10lb. Doc put me on amitriptyline 10mg. Thought anxiety and depression. Appetite is back. No more weight loss, no gain either. Intestinal lymphoma?
Doubtful: It is doubtful that you have an intestinal lymphoma. The main thing is that your weight has stabilized. Your doctor was probably correct his diagnosis of depression and anxiety as both of those can cause the symptoms that led to your weight loss. Overtime your weight will likely return unless of course you diet. Keep in touch with your family doctor if you develop any further symptoms so that you could be evaluated further if necessary. The likelihood of an intestinal lymphoma is exceedingly low. Enjoy your holidays. Best wishes. ...Read more
10mg elavil (amitriptyline) for sleep/migraines. Have telogen effluvium from it. Doc switched to doxepin. Wont this cousin still cause hair loss?
Hair loss: Causes of hair loss include hormonal issues, local infection, trauma eg from hard hair brushes / hot air blow drying / dyes & chemicals, severe illness (during and months after), poor diet, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, etc. On very rare occasions ordinary medications may be involved, when used at high doses. OTC Biotin, Vitamin D & E, Omega oils orally and Minoxidil lotion topically may help. ...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
Can be weened over a period of a few weeks at this dose.
Be sure to discuss this with your prescribing doctor. If you have it in tablet form you can break it into quarters and take away one quarter every 5 days. Consider replacing it with Pamelor (nortriptyline) which is less anticholinergic (dry mouth blurred vision etc) ...Read more
Ami side effects: Not unusual but can be circumvented by using the lowest effective dose - 2.5 - 10 mg. The dose is individualised based on med sensitiviy, family history of success (and the effective dosage), type of illness being treated, comorbid medical and emotional disease, anticipated side effects and potential/ currently existing interactions with other medications/supplements. ...Read more
Generally yes: Every patient is different, but generally speaking Amitriptyline 25mg is a very small, and safe, dose. For specific medication questions like this, however, you should talk to your doctor who knows you and your situation and not just rely on an internet answer. ...Read more
D/C it, or diet: Elavil (amitriptyline) often causes wt gain. If it could be replaced with another antidepressant, then have your md d/c it and replace it - but you'll still need to do some exercise to help lose the wt. If you can't d/c the elavil, (amitriptyline) then you have to be aggressive about wt management: watching caloric intake and doing vigorous exercise. In worst cases, sometimes an appetite suppressant is used too. ...Read more
Dependence: Addictions imply you need more and more to get the same effects, and it doesn't work as before. You may be dependent on it if you don't feel good without it, but are you still better on it than before you started it. Then it is still helping. Relapse off the med is not a sign of addiction. Talk to your md if you feel you need it but have side effects. ...Read more
No: A person may become manic on it, but there are no drug-like highs no be gotten off it. ...Read more
I am assuming that amitryptiline was chosen to treat your neuropathy, and that the side effects are not tolerated (common scenario). The low dose and relatively short experience should make it easy to go off
Tapering over a week should be sufficient, but work with your doctor, and follow suggested approach. ...Read more
Bodybuilding: No. The only thing is that this class of drug does cause sluggishness and that may mAke it more difficult to work out ...Read more
Sure: Shouldn't do any harm but probably not much benefit either. ...Read more
Drug interactions: No drug interactions are listed between Meloxicam & amitriptyline. Remember, however, that Elavil (amitriptyline) alone can have side effects such as sedation, constipation, difficulty urinating, blurred vision. Never mix Elavil with other sedating drugs, especially alcohol. ...Read more
Worth a try: Complex regional pain syndrome is a challenging problem to treat, and your doctors will be trying a number of options to help you. Amitriptylene at low dose may have some positive effects in pain syndromes. If you're not already working with a pain medicine specialist on this problem, you might consider a consultation. ...Read more
Many: In that it affects multiple neurotransmitters, it can cause many side effects. Receptors and side effect: histamine - sedation, weight gain; cholinergic - dryness, urinary retention, memory decline, ed; adrenergic - low blood pressure, tremor, rapid heart rate; serotonin - tiredness, weight gain, ed. ...Read more