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Zoloft And Amitriptyline
In most people: It depends on the individual. All of that serotonin can put a patient with bipolar disease at risk of a manic episode. If it hasn't happened, it wont. Excess serotonin can cause rapid heart rate, anxiety and shakiness. I personally try to avoid using multiple drugs that work the same, since it can lead to toxic side effects. I like using drugs like abilify (aripiprazole) if I am treating mood disorder ...Read more
Could I use Zoloft (sertraline) and amitriptyline at the same time ? Zoloft (sertraline) for anxiety/depression and amitriptyline for chronic idiopathic nerve pain ?
Can you tell me what to do if i stopped taking 200 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) i'm now on amitriptyline 50mg . Will i get a bad withdrawal ?
Why would I of been prescribed Zoloft (sertraline) if serotonin makes skin burning worse ? Would amitriptyline help instead ?
They didn't know: Amitriptyline also has a long, long list of possible side effects. Not everyone suffers them, certainly not all of them but they are possible. Same w/ your Zoloft (sertraline). It's trial and error and none are 100% free of bad side effects. If you cam minimize use - good! CBT therapy can help you do that. Don't try to self- Rx - it takes training and you're sensitive on top of that. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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
I have really bad depression, pts, and I have bipolar. Im on endep 50mg twice a day Zoloft (sertraline) 100mg twice a day n zyprexa 10ml once daily, is it lifetime?
Bipolar Disorder: Will likely require life-long medication. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that you will always need the same medication regiment. Take care. ...Read more
I was prescribed 10mg of Elavil for anxiety. Prozac (fluoxetine) gave me palpitations &Zoloft made me depressed. I'm so scared of side effects! Should I try this?
Medication effects: I understand you feeling scared of side effects of medication due to unpleasant experiences with 3 medications. Discuss with Psychiatrist: • Intensity of Symptoms at that time • Diagnosis-Anxiety, Depression, or both • Therapy for stresses of relationships, separations, school, work, and finances • Develop Coping Skills • Breathing Relaxation • Visual Imagery • Meditation • Yoga • Tai Chi ...Read more
I was prescribed 10mg of Elavil for anxiety. Prozac gave me palpitations & Zoloft (sertraline) made me depressed. Should I try this? I'm so scared of side effects!
Caution: These medicines are both from the same drug family. Please talk with the doctor who is prescribing this medicine to you. As long as the medications are closely followed by the doctor, then the risk of having a bad drug-drug interaction will be very low. Take care ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety bad switching 100 to 50mg of zoloft (sertraline). Amitriptiline 10mg substitute b/ headaches at 100mg of zoloft (sertraline). What is best balance = to 100 zoloft (sertraline). ?
Be careful: This is a mix of a tricyclic antidepressant and a selective serotonin reputable inhibitor. The most important principle is very cautious introduction and very slow escalation in dose. The potential for qtc prolongation is elevated in this scenario and an ekg might be a precaution in dose adjustments. I would be surprised if you need more than 10 mg, 20 mg or 25 mg of amitriptyline. Talk to your md. ...Read more
My girlfriend was prescribed sertraline and amitriptyline. I've heard mixing them isnt a good idea the risks outweigh the benefits. What do you think.
I have plenty of: Patients on the combination. The main risk is the zoloft (sertraline) driving up the blood level of the elavil, so i always check Elavil levels and use low doses. Serotonin syndrome is very rare in my experience. I've seen two cases in 30 years of practice. Best wishes. ...Read more
I've been on 200mg of sertraline a long time for and i have just been proscribed 5mg amitriptyline. What side effects should i look out for?
My doctors have me on both sertraline (100mg) and amitriptyline (20 mg). Should I be worried about interactions like serotonin syndrome?
I want to know how many milligrams of amitriptyline equivalent to 75 of sertraline for the treatment of severe depression...
Inappropriate: That is an inappropriate question for Health Tap. It clearly states on nearly every page that we do not offer treatment or diagnosis. It is also EXTREMELY inappropriate to be asking for treatment advice from anyone who does not know you or have a professional relationship with you. Mental Health is not managed by internet. ...Read more
I am due to start amitriptyline and am really worried about weight gain. I was on sertraline and still on thyroxine,100 mg?
Weight gain may be: associated with antidepressants like amitryptiline especially if your depression was associated with loss of appetite and weight. However, as long as you pay attention to your diet and keep your thyroid levels in the normal range, you should be fine. Go to www.mayoclinic.org ->patient care->health information ->healthy lifestyle-> nutrition and healthy eating for more info. Dr. Anne ...Read more