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What Would Happen If You Too Amitriptyline And It Went Down The Wrong Way
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Amitriptyline is often used for pain conditions. In neurology, it is used to reduce the pain of neuropathy, frequent headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigeminal neuralgia and back pain.
It is good to think that it reduces or calms the pain response by acting on nerves. It is not a pain medicine for all uses however. It would not be useful for a broken arm or sprained ankle. ...Read more
A week ago I stopped taking amitriptyline was at 50mg went down to 20mg then 10mg. I have now been having bouts of itchiness all over my body. Could t?
Unclear: Please repost in the form of a question. ...Read more
If you take amitriptyline and it raises your prolactin levels will they go back down again when you stop the amitriptyline ?
I am taking elavil (amitriptyline) for bladdet spasms, and now I am having trouble peeing. What could be wrong?
I was given endep (amitriptyline)10 to stop the urge and sensitivity down there. I feel it's started again, could it be a uti? Should I start taking endep (amitriptyline) for relief
Don't use Endep (amitriptyline) now!: There are things you can do until this clears, but talk w/ your doctor about alternatives if it doesn't clear soon. Endep (amitriptyline) will NOT kill a UTI. Drink more water - lots! Try an OTC pill like AZO or Aussie equivalent. Read: http://www.ic-network.com/conditions/interstitial-cystitis/exploring-treatments/ Good luck - I feel your pain. ...Read more
Given25 mg elavil (amitriptyline) on 17 th, went down to 12.5 4 days ago. Want to stop taking it,sleepy, dopey, anxious Dr not available do I taper to 6.5 or can stop?
Stop: You can stop it as the 12.5 mg is a very low dose and you should have few adverse symptoms. If you do get symptoms you could try the 6.25 a day or 12.5 mg every other day for 5-7 days. Be sure to notify your doctor of the problems you experienced with this medication. ...Read more
I get headaches everyday, have for around 2 years. Currently on amitriptyline, don't seem to be working but hospital can't find anything wrong, help!
Chronic migraine: Almost certainly you have migraines, the most common cause of chronic headaches with a normal exam. Amitriptyline is one preventative, perhaps another agent would work better. If you are taking an otc pain med or something like fiorcet, you may have rebound/medication overuse headaches. You need a good acute agent (ie a triptan ie imitrex). You also should get regular sleep and exercise. ...Read more
I have had headache sins 11of december my doctor has don blood tests and put me on amitriptyline so wot is wrong with me?
Migraine?: Elavil (amitriptyline) is well-known as a medication that can be very effective in the treatment of headaches, especially migraines (but not only). It is important to keep your doctor informed of how you are doing--and feel free to ask him or her any questions you have about your diagnosis and treatment! ...Read more
If chronic pain is caused by the CNS getting "wound up" . Do the drugs like amitriptyline act by essentially "winding down" the CNS or pain signals ?
Hard sore lump under left jaw, been coming and going over past 6 mths. Been on amitriptyline for two weeks now? For headaches.What's wrong with my neck
Please see a dentist: Most likely you have a combination of issues which require diagnostic process right away. An xray of the area will show bone deformities or inflammation. The palpation and furthermore the visualization by endoscopy, or imaging by MRI would define if there is or not a tumoral formation. Your take is start this process right now before it spreads! ...Read more
Given amitriptyline for headaches, but don't think they will work. Feel something wrong with left side of face, ear sore too but no infection doc says?
Elavil (amitriptyline): If your doctor recommended it, give it some time to see if it's going to work. ...Read more
I got 10mg elavil (amitriptyline) stuck in my throat and now my throat is sore at the top but completely numb a bit further down. Should i be concerned? Many thanks
No.: If the pill already went down the stomach, the sore and numbness will go away after a while. But if the pill is stuck, try to drink more water to fhush it down. If the pain persisitant, then you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Had sore heads, throat &ear over 6 mths. Mainly head at left side. Doc said no ear infection. Put me on amitriptyline?Lump under left jaw what is wrong
Do the drugs olanzapine, Zoloft (sertraline) and elavil work on the parasympathetic nervous system to calm you down ?
Elavil (amitriptyline): has mostly anticholinergic side effects (dry mouth, constipation, elevated heart rate) just the opposite of parasympathetic. The calming effect is due to a much more complex interaction of excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters further up stream (cortex and deep gray matter structures like the thalamus, the hypopithalamus, putamen, globus pallidus, nucleus accumbens, ventral tegmental area.) ...Read more
Bad pain in lower abdomen on and off. History of endo. Had endoscopy=normal, saw uro-gyno=normal. Saw GI put me on elavil= no help&miralax.Whats wrong?
Bas pain: İt is not easy to be in pain, and i feel bad for u , discuss this with your pcp ...Read more
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.....?
Well: Recommend consult with rheumatologist specialist and in person exam for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
Nothing: They do not interact you should be fine. ...Read more
What can happen if you just start taking the max dose of amitriptyline without titrating up to it?
Side effects: Side effects may make this unpleasant and some people are very sensitive and may have cardiac irregularities (impaired metabolism at 2d6). If you have already tolerated the higher dose and are just restarting, it is unlikely to be dangerous but might be unpleasant. ...Read more
Smaller dosage: Ask your doctor to prescribe you 25 mg or 10 mg pills and taper off gradually. ...Read more
The price on my amitriptyline went from $12 to $124.00 can you please tell me another med that is the closest to amitriptyline that I can get that wi?
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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