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How can I handle endep (amitriptyline) withdrawal symptoms (paresthesia)?

How can I handle endep (amitriptyline) withdrawal symptoms (paresthesia)?

Avoid them: Much wiser to taper it so you don't get withdrawal (discontinuation) symptoms. You made need to consult your prescriber for advice about how. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent
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Elavil (Definition)

Elavil is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more


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Awful withdrawal symptoms from amitriptyline. Tapered from 75mg - 65mg. First 2 nights, fine. 3rd night - panic, nausea, faint. Can diazepam help?

Awful withdrawal symptoms from amitriptyline. Tapered from 75mg - 65mg. First 2 nights, fine. 3rd night - panic, nausea, faint. Can diazepam help?

Not first recourse: Diazepam (valium) hangs around the system a long time. Exchanging a need for Amitriptyline for a need for valium isn't a great bargain! such a small dosage drop shouldn't cause withdrawal--unless you have a threshhold at 70 mg. What to do depends on why the med and why the taper. But i would have your doc help you do without a benzodiazepine like valium, except short-acting and short-term. ...Read more

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After taking amytriptiline for 1 month, I have been havingconstant headache that affects my eyes, & feeling very weak at times. Withdrawal symptoms?

After taking amytriptiline for 1 month, I have been havingconstant headache that affects my eyes, & feeling very weak at times. Withdrawal  symptoms?

See you doctor asap: Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: black stools, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, severe dizziness, fast/irregular heartbeat, fainting, seizures. This medication may rarely cause a serious condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome (nms). Seek immediate medical attention if you develop the following: unexplained fever, muscle stiff. ...Read more

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Could withdrawal from amitriptyline cause neuropathy like symptoms ?

Could withdrawal from amitriptyline cause neuropathy like symptoms ?

Not really: I am not sure what you mean by neuropathy symptoms but the answer is no. Amitriptyline can be used to treat neuropathic symptoms so eliminating this med may cause an underlying neuropathy to become more symptomatic. ...Read more

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What is it like to suffer from withdrawal symptoms?

Withdrawal: Sense of discomfort with other physical symptoms depending on the substance u r withdrawing from. ...Read more

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What are some withdrawal symptoms from depressants?

Discontinuation : Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the type of antidepressant. The ssris like Prozac and snris (effexor (venlafaxine) and cymbalta) all cause the same type: irritability, lightheadedness, strange sensations when turning one's head, malaise (like a flu without the fever) and even electric shock sensations down the neck, back and extremities. Tca's cause other effects -- diarrhea, runny nose, insomnia.... ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms after quitting weed?

Can be many: Research suggests that a cannabis withdrawal syndrome exists. Symptoms include; restlessness, anorexia, irritability and insomnia that begin less than 24 hours after discontinuation of marijuana, peak in intensity on days 2 to 4, and last for seven to 10 days. In my experience patients can also suffer from serious depression and anxiety symptoms as well, and sometimes vivid dreams. Can last longer ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Endep (Definition)

Endep is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more


Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms is a set of predictable symptoms that occur upon discontinuation of an addictive substance after regular ...Read more