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Could withdrawal from a tricyclic antidepressant be causing awful neck pain?

Could withdrawal from a tricyclic antidepressant be causing awful neck pain?

Yes: Sudden withdrawal of. Tca cause cause a drop in the level of seritonin and norepunephrine which can cause a withdrawal syndrome. ...Read more

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Tricyclic Antidepressant (Definition)

This medication which includes many variants is named for the three rings that make up its chemical structure. Currently it has been mostly replaced by ssri drugs which have less side effects, it is still used to treat a variety ...Read more


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How does Tricyclic Antidepressant cause dry eyes? Does it cause melbomian gland or lacrimal gland to malfunction?

How does Tricyclic Antidepressant cause dry eyes? Does it cause melbomian gland or lacrimal gland to malfunction?

No: The lacrimal & salivary glands are innervated & stimulated to secrete by cholinergic neurons, ie they use the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh). In medicalese we say that TCAs reversibly combine with & competitively inhibit the postsynaptic muscarinic ACh receptor. Simply put, they block the effect of ACh on the glands. Dry eyes & mouth are called "anticholinergic side effects." ...Read more

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Tricyclic antidepressant -- can it be used for anger management and or stress?

Tricyclic antidepressant -- can it be used for anger management and or stress?

Anger and tricyclics: Anger can be manifestation of various conditions such as depression, stress, maniic episode of bipolar, severe anxiety episode and or using anxiety inducing substances such as caffeine, decongestants. Tricyclics come with uncomfortable side effects but can certains conditions to worsen. So finding the cause of anger will help the physician select the correct treatment pathways. ...Read more

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Which tricyclic antidepressant is very useful in mild IBS-D?

Which tricyclic antidepressant is very useful in mild IBS-D?

IBS-D and TCA: Antidepressants used for the management of mild IBS-D include amitriptyline, nortriptyline, and doxepin. SSRIs such as fluoxetine may also be useful. ...Read more

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Is tryptisol a tricyclic antidepressant used for anxiety. Thanks?

Is tryptisol a tricyclic antidepressant used for anxiety. Thanks?

Amitriptyline: Tryptizol is an international brand name for amitriptyline marketed in Egypt and Lebanon. Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant that may be helpful for anxiety disorders. However, there are safer meds, more widely used for anxiety, eg., SSRI serotonin - boosting, today. See: http://www.drugs.com/international/tryptizol.html ...Read more

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How much tricyclic antidepressant would be considered too little?

Varies: Many of the tricyclic antidepressants have established blood levels that are associated with the best outcome. Rather than rely on a specific oral dose, i would have your physician order blood tests to determine the amount of the medication in your system and then adjust the oral dose according. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tricyclic antidepressant?

Older depression med: This medication which includes many variants is named for the three rings that make up its chemical structure. Currently it has been mostly replaced by ssri drugs which have less side effects, it is still used to treat a variety of mood related disturbances. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more