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Is Amitriptyline A Controlled Substance
My gp tiold me to just stop 25mg amitriptyline to see if it was controlling my pain. Advice here seems to be to taper off. Why?
Why the taper?: Well, I think tapering any drug that a person has been taking for any length of time is always a good idea in my opinion while some people would argue that it's a total waste of time. However, when it comes to amitriptyline I think the better part of valor dictates that you slowly come down since rebound seizures or convulsive attacks can occur under rare circumstances.
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Over 35 days titrated to 50mg Amitriptyline for Vestibular Migraines/CDH not attaining headache control, no side effects, continue to titrate up?
I have tachycardia syndrome that is under relatively good control with beta blocker. I am starting amitriptyline for migraines. Is it safe w/rapid hr?
Is a combination of meds like tramadol, amitriptyline and Zoloft (sertraline) better for controlling nerve pain than one of the meds alone?
Depends: Presumably you're working with a neurologist or pain management specialist for neuropathic pain treatment. If not, you should see one. It is always better to treat a condition with the least number of medications and the lowest dose of each medication possible. Discuss this with your physician. Http://www. Webmd. Com/pain-management/guide/neuropathic-pain
I don't have a UTI but my bladder is sensitive and sore and I go frequently, what can it be?? On endep (amitriptyline) to control it very sensitive : (ouch
Some good ideas: There are several addt'l things you can do until this clears, but talk w/ your doctor about alternatives too if it doesn't clear soon. Endep (amitriptyline) will not kill an infection from what I know. Drink lots of water - lots! And read this website - try an OTC pill like AZO or Aussie equivalent. Http://www. Ic-network. Com/conditions/interstitial-cystitis/exploring-treatments/ Good luck - I feel your pain.
I take Elavil (amitriptyline) (Amitriptyline) along with my Rheumatoid arthritis medications 2 control pain but it causes morning headaches. How 2 stop these headach?
Headaches may result: From all 3 meds Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine), Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) (acetaminophen/hydrocodone), Elavil (amitriptyline), rheumatoid arthritis, Iron deficiency anemia, ovarian cyst and stress. Using amitriptyline together with hydrocodone may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Seek evaluation. Use lifestyle changes and stress reduction. Best regards for relief.
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.
Sometimes: It can definitely aid in sleeping as it has significant drowsy side effects, but is usually prescribed to help with another condition like chronic fibromyalgia pain or other neurological pain like migraines sometimes with the added benefit of also helping you sleep. I'm sure there are some doctors out there who may prescribe it for the sole purpose of being a sleep aid.See 2 more doctor answers
Useful medication.: Amitriptyline can be helpful for many medical conditions, including migraines, insomnia, and depression. Side effects such as sleepiness, dry eyes, dry mouth, and constipation may occur. Side effects tend to be less if the medication is started at a low dose and gradually increased (titrated).See 1 more doctor answer
Elavil (amitriptyline): 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)See 3 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes, it is: Rhodiola has been used safely with all antidepressant types except MAO inhibitors. Some studies have shown in vitro inhibition of cyp 3a4 and p-glycoprotein with rhodola http://tinyurl. Com/kkh3lhq but this hasn't caused difficulty when used by live patients. [van diermend, et al. J ethnopharmacology.2009 mar 18;122 (2):397-401; a.] amitriptylene and rhodiola can be safely used together.
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