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Amitriptyline Recreational Use
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
Depends: Amitriptyline may alter the drug levels of other medications that you are taking. This can be dangerous if levels are too high or lead to problems if levels are too low. One way to find out is to use a drug interaction calculator like the one on http://www. Drugs. Com/drug_interactions. Html. ...Read more
Probably: You did not indicate the dose or time frame. If you make an error in taking medication, consult your physician or pharmacist immediately. If neither are available, call the poison control center. ...Read more
Yes, it helps so:
Amitriptyline is often used for pain conditions. In neurology, it is used to reduce the pain of neuropathy, frequent headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigeminal neuralgia and back pain.
It is good to think that it reduces or calms the pain response by acting on nerves. It is not a pain medicine for all uses however. It would not be useful for a broken arm or sprained ankle. ...Read more
See answer: Depending on the reason for which you are taking amitriptyline, you may feel that it is not working for you straightaway. It can take a week or two after starting this treatment before the effect builds up and 4-6 weeks before you feel the full benefit. Starting doses are usually small to minimize side effects and if not helping, your doctor may elect to increase the dose. Stay the course. ...Read more
Nothing: They do not interact you should be fine. ...Read more
Not sure what you: Are asking. Are you asking if you can split a 50mg dose into two 25 mg doses? Are you asking if you can take two 50mg doses? Don't know what the amitriptyline was prescribed for or how it was prescribed to you. This medication can be very sedating which is why it is often taken at night. We don't really have enough info to be able to make recommendations - consider discussing this with provide ...Read more
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 more
Likely OK: In general it takes being on a medicine longer than a week to develop problems if you stop it all of a sudden. If you've only been on a medicine for a few days it shouldn't be a problem to stop it. You should consult your doctor before stopping any medicine. ...Read more
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
I am on endep, (amitriptyline) I have ran out and can not get anymore tonight. What can I do for one night?
Stopping ended: Missing one dose should not cause significant problems. ...Read more
What to do if I have been taking amitriptyline for almost a year now to help withproblem until recently, could it be the amitriptyline?
Don't understand: don't understand the question, but if you are suggesting that it used to work and now it doesnt, the best thing to do is discuss other treatment options or increase in dose with your physician. ...Read more
I have taken 2 (25mg) of amitriptyline for over 23 yrs and I slept brilliantly -suddenly I'm waking up every hour. -its not working Why??
Many reasons: Sleep hygiene is one factor. It may be that you have changed your routine and or your diet. Salty food has been noted to cause insomnia, as well as hunger or alternatively a very full stomach. One of the most common causes of insomnia is stress, tension and anxiety. You may need to add a daily routine of exercise or meditation in order to channel and release your stressors. Last tolerance to meds ...Read more
Hi, I have been taking amitriptyline for nearly 2 years 20mg per day and have piled the weight on. I have dieted, exercised nothing helps, help!
If I knew what you were taking it for it might be easier to ask your doctor to write a Rx for Imiprimine (Tofranil) it has a lot less weight gain in my experience. If it's for sleep then its not going to be as good same for pain.
There's many TCAs that are less likely to effect weight. Even if you switched to a SSRI OR SSNI Cymbulta is approved for neuropathic pain as well and it's a SNRI. ...Read more
I'm on amitriptyline 2 at night 50mg each tablt but woke up 2 hrs aftr takin them that I was goin to be sick couldn't slep felt like I was fallin?
DOSE: So my question is if this dose new or if something is different. It can be a side effect from the Amitriptyline and may be dose related. I suggest that you speak to your physician. ...Read more
I'm on amitriptyline 2 at night 50mg each tablt but woke up 2 hrs aftr takin them that I was goin to be sick couldn't slep felt like I ws gin die unwe?
Starting dose: Please provide complete information what dose you started how long you took that dose when did you increase the dose. Most medication have side effects when you start at higher dose. ...Read more
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