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I'm on amitriptyline, pregabalin and methadone. I have severe mood swings, which is the cause if any?

I'm on amitriptyline, pregabalin and methadone. I have severe mood swings, which is the cause if any?

They all can: Amitriptyline and Pregabalin are medications that come from classes of medications that can be used to treat depression and mood disorders as well as pain. I would put more emphasis on these rather than the methadone. All in combination can be your issue. ...Read more

Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Methadone (Definition)

Methadone is a synthetic opiate used for pain control and in the rehabilitation of opiate addicts. Methadone used in rehabilitation relieves craving, suppresses withdrawal symptoms, and blocks the euphoric effects associated with ...Read more


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How long should I wait after stopping sam-e before I take Elavil (amitriptyline)?

How long should I wait after stopping sam-e before I take Elavil (amitriptyline)?

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

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I took 20mg of methadone instead of 10 for pain, will I be okay?

Odds are: You'll likely be gone as overall this isn't a particularly high dose. You may notice some sedation, nausea, itching or constipation. But the bigger issue is changing how you take a medication, particularly opioids, without reviewing this with your doctor. It's incredibly important to discuss medication changes with your doc. Not doing so could lead to your doc no longer prescribing for you. ...Read more

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Zomorph mr mgs equivalent of 20mls of methadone?

Zomorph mr mgs equivalent of 20mls of methadone?

Opiates: That is for your physician treating you to decide. One should never be taking opiates without the express care of a physician. ...Read more

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What is the zomorph mr equivalent to 20 mls of methadone?

Please tell us: How many mg are in the 20 cc or mls of Methadone and then I can tell you what the conversion is. Please resubmit the question. Thanks. Methadone in the states comes in different strengths per cc. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of using methadone vs suboxone?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using methadone vs suboxone?

Both work: Methadone is only available at special clinics, and is generally less expensive.
Suboxone is available from authorized physicians; you may find one at the Buprenorphine web site. ...Read more

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What is the medication amitriptyline used for?

What is the medication amitriptyline used for?

Elavil (amitriptyline): Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant use in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders neuropathic pain, and post herpetic neuralgia. ...Read more

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Is 100mg of amitriptyline at bedtime too much?

Is 100mg of amitriptyline at bedtime too much?

No: Maintenance dose: is 150 to 300 mg per day orally in single or divided doses. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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What is the easiest and safest way to detox from methadone?

Methadone: The best and safest way is to do a gradual dose reduction every 2 weeks (although you will read and see shorter times like 3-4 days). This can continue until the dose is so low that it can be discontinued. ...Read more

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Instead of methadone I am going on buprenorphine. Is that ok?

Probably: But if you have a high tolerance, you may not be satisfied and you may have precipitated withdrawal. ...Read more

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Does methadone cause impotence?

Does methadone cause impotence?

Yes, it can: Hello. Yes, Methadone can certainly cause this due to long term opioid use and its effects on your testosterone. You should ask your provider to check a hormone panel if you are experiencing erectile dysfunction with opioid use. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is elavil (amitriptyline)?

What is elavil (amitriptyline)?

Elavil (amitriptyline): Is a Tricyclic Antidepressant, used for Major depression, Enuresis, ADHD, Headache prophylaxis, among others. ...Read more

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Is amitriptyline used to help sleep?

Is amitriptyline used to help sleep?

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. ...Read more

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Why prescribe titrate amitriptyline?

Why prescribe titrate amitriptyline?

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). ...Read more

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How do you wing off 25mg amitriptyline?

How do you wing off 25mg amitriptyline?

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) ...Read more

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Side effects from amitriptyline normal?

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. ...Read more

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Can methadone be safe during pregnancy?

Yes,: It is contraindicated to attempt to come off it during pregnancy because lowering the dose or withdrawal can lead to a spontaneous loss of the baby. Pregnant women have been treated with Methadone for more than 25 years and neither Methadone or other opiates have not been shown to directly cause birth defects.
Methadoneandpregnancy. Com. ...Read more

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