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Elavil And Effexor
Dr prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine) xr 225 mg in morning and Elavil 50 mg at night is that safe to take?
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My doctor increased my effexor (venlafaxine) xr 150mg to 225mg will it help with my panic disorder I have been on 150mg for 6 weeks. I also take elavil 50mg at nigh?
I understand you need relief from panic symptoms.
Using Elavil with Effexor (venlafaxine) XR can increase the risk of a rare but serious Serotonin Syndrome- confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme changes in blood pressure, and other symptoms.
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See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis; discuss medications interactions, their benefits and side effects, dose; and discontinuing Elavil. ...Read more
Dr prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine) xr 225 mg in morning and Elavil 50 mg at night for anxiety, panic disorder and depression is that safe to take.
Risky- Discuss w/ Dr: Can cause serotonin syndrome: confusion, hallucination, seizure, big changes in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fever, sweating, shivering, shaking, blurred vision, muscle spasm/stiffness, tremor, incoordination, stomach cramp, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Severe cases may be lethal. If you have ANY, call Dr or go to ER! ...Read more
I have high bp, tachycardia, daily take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR, soma, ultram, zonegran, methergine, metoprolol tar, elavil, neurontin. What OTC cold med can I take?
I am on effexor 300mg, Lyrica 300mg, amitriptyline 50mg and 15mg for severe G A D and nerve pain. Is this a lot of meds. Many Thanks?
Sometimes: Multiple medications are required to treat psychiatric conditions. I wish more people responded to just one medication. Being on a lot of medications does not necessarily equate to being on unnecessary medications. ...Read more
Dr. I suffer from. G A D.I am on effexor which I sweat terribly from. I am on probanthine for sweat and amitriptyline for nerve pain. I have headaches?
Gen Anx Disorder: Please consult your doctor about your medications and side-effects. More to my point, please consider behavioral interventions for your GAD such as clinical hypnosis (see www. Asch. Net for licensed referrals), and individual therapy from a clinical psychologist. Medication may have a place but there are lots of other treatments as well. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org for some self-help. Peace. ...Read more
I have G A D, an in borne genetic anxiety disorder. I am on effexor Amitriptyline and Trazodone. I am fed up of meds. Is this disease curable. Thanks?
GAD: Please do not change your medications w/out the guidance of your doctor. Choose one, perhaps your primary care doctor, since he/she looks at your overall health picture. Have you seen a psychologist for other kinds of help such as clinical hypnosis (see www. Asch. Net), biofeedback, or psychotherapy? All if these can help w/anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Neuropathic pain: Responds to many different agents. Its important that the treatment not exacerbate (amitriptyline) nor end up being worse for you (tramadol) than the disease / condition. Serotonergic syndrome and seizures can occur with Ultram. Elavil will cause anticholinergic symptoms and may actually worsen some types of neuropathy. Venlafaxine may help but it is not a top choice in my practice. ...Read more
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
Would smoking a small amount of weed be safe (for nerve pain) be ok with other meds I'm taking. Amitriptyline, mirtazapine, venlafaxine?
Most likely.: While federal regulations prohibit me from recommending the use of schedule I medications such as cannabis I can tell you that there is overwhelmingly scant evidence that its consumption with the drugs that you listed would be risky. That said IF you were to consume it any option other than burning it to ingest it would be preferable: i.e. consider an edible, atomized or nebulized form. ...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
Proceed With Caution: Using Elavil (generic amitriptyline) with nulev (generic hyoscyamine) may increase side effects such as drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, heat intolerance, flushing, decreased sweating, difficulty urinating, abdominal cramping, constipation, rapid heart beats, confusion, and memory problems. The elderly are especially vulnerable to these side effects. Work closely with md. ...Read more
Caution: While the 10 mg dose of Elavil is low, combining with Lexapro (escitalopram) increases the risk for serotonin syndrome and irregular heart rhythm. Also you are taking two antidepressants. If Lexapro (escitalopram) is not working, discuss with prescribing doctor to consider trying Elavil alone or another class of antidepressant. Be sure you have careful medical supervision while on these meds. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Legitrin w elavil (amitriptyline)?: Legitrin appears to be one of the many brand formulations of Tylenol (acetaminophen). Always talk with your prescribing doc about what meds are safe to take with your current med regimen. In general, Tylenol (acetaminophen) poses risks to the liver when taken in more than modest quantities. It also appears that you already take Ibuprofen & aleve. If you're having so much pain -- best to talk with ur doc abt that. Be well! :) ...Read more
Yes: Luvox (fluvoxamine) coadministered with Elavil (amitryptyline) causes an increase in the plasma concentration of the elavil. Signs symptoms of toxicity include sedation, dry mouth, a blurred vision, constipation, urinary retentilon and or CNS irritability, altered consciousness confusion, myoclonus, ataxia, abdominal cramping, hypertension and tachycardia. Review the side effects with your prescriber. ...Read more
Using Elavil (amitriptyline) with Ativan may increase dizziness, confusion, impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination
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Discuss with Psychiatrist side effects of both medications, interaction; Therapy. ...Read more
I've asked a lot: Of MD's this question. Some start you off on the new med right after stopping the old one. Some wait as much as two weeks. You are mixing an herb with a Tricyclic, so I'd play it safe and wait awhile. As a psychiatrist who knows about herbs. Most don't. ...Read more
Get second opinion: The combination could readily backfire, as the Elavil (amitriptyline) and Ativan can both cause anti-cholinergic side effects, and additive sedation, lethargy, and dizziness. Both very low dose, but nonetheless may cause more problems than success. Not clear why these two have been started together.? Psych Concierge appt? ...Read more
My elavil (amitriptyline) is starting to work on me I want to eat all the time! Will this side effect lessen with time?
This is an expected effect of the medication.
You need to increase your level of physical activity to compensate for the increased caloric intake.
If it is working it should give you more energy and motivation to do so! ...Read more