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I have been on amitriptyline for 10 25mg a night. How long will the fatigue last?

I have been on amitriptyline for 10 25mg a night. How long will the fatigue last?

Amitriptylene: You are on a low dose of amitriptylene, but have not mentioned why this was prescribed. Sometimes it's given to help chronic pain or insomnia, along with its use as an antidepressant. Side effects of drowsiness may be desirable if being used for sleep. If present, fatigue may dissipate in the first couple of weeks on the medication. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent
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Elavil (Definition)

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Taking propranolol 40mg, venlafaxinexr 112.75mg, amitriptyline 10mg for chronic migraine.Forgetting/confusion date, time & chores, sleepiness & fatigue?

Taking propranolol 40mg, venlafaxinexr 112.75mg, amitriptyline 10mg for chronic migraine.Forgetting/confusion date, time & chores, sleepiness & fatigue?

Botox : Chronic migraine is one of the most disabling forms of headache. Your meds combo as a preventive for chronic migraine is common. The side effects are common also (yin-yang). Do not stop using this drug without first consulting your physician. You can try botox, when injected at allergan protocol, is expected to produce results lasting up to three months. This way you will need less medication. ...Read more

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I am taking elavil, nuvigil, remeron, and Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety/depression/chronic daily fatigue. The first 3 have me in a fog. Will weaning off help me?

I am taking elavil, nuvigil, remeron, and Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety/depression/chronic daily fatigue. The first 3 have me in a fog.  Will weaning off help me?

Yes: Weaning off medication may help. Nuvigil is not usually sedating or causing "fog", the three other medications could. Discuss adjusting medication with treating physician, it is not safe to abruptly stop all of these medications. ...Read more

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35 year-old woman with fatigue, elevated ESR, elevated CRP, and a persistent leukocytosis in the 20k range for 3 years still without a diagnosis.....?

35 year-old woman with fatigue, elevated ESR, elevated CRP, and a persistent leukocytosis in the 20k range for 3 years still without a diagnosis.....?

2 doctors: Though the fatigue is too non-specific to start with, the persistent leukocytosis and the elevated CRP, ESR indicate the something is not right. I would see two doctors: a rheumatologist and a hematologist. Start with the hematologist (often called a hematologist/oncologist). If you have already seen these two doctors, ask your primary care physician to refer you to a local university for work-up. ...Read more

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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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Can i take diurex while on amitriptyline?

Can i take diurex while on amitriptyline?

Yes, but be cautious: Diurex is caffeine and magnesium salicylate. As such it will have the stimulating properties of caffeine including nervousness, tachycardia, insomnia and jitteriness. Salicylate may cause ringing in the ears and GI irritation. Amitriptyline is an antidepressant which can cause sedation, constipation, urinary retention and changes in heart rhythm. There are no reported drug interactions. ...Read more

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Accidentaly double dosed on endep (amitriptyline). Is that okay?

Accidentaly double dosed on endep (amitriptyline). Is that okay?

Probably: You did not indicate the dose or time frame. If you make an error in taking medication, consult your physician or pharmacist immediately. If neither are available, call the poison control center. ...Read more

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What happens if you are taking amitriptyline and you are in the sun?

What happens if you are taking amitriptyline and you are in the sun?

Elavil (amitriptyline): Amitriptyline has strong anticholinergic effect (drying effect) & can cause dry skin, fever & increase sweating. If taking a high dose & u r under the sun for a while, some confusion occurs & the above-mentioned side-effects can intensify. ...Read more

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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