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Can amitriptyline cause intense feelings of anxiety?I've been on it for 10 days and started feeling severe anxiety all day but heart rate is normal.

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Dr Eric Weisman
Neurology

In brief: Yes but...

No medication other than Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is more anticholinergic.
Check your pulse again. Respiratory rate and depth can increase leading to hyperventilation. The side effects ( fight or flight response ) is generally dose related.

In brief: Yes but...

No medication other than Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is more anticholinergic.
Check your pulse again. Respiratory rate and depth can increase leading to hyperventilation. The side effects ( fight or flight response ) is generally dose related.
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Dr Prem Gupta
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not likely

Anxiety is a frequent comorbidity with depression.
It is more likely that your anxiety is a comorbid condition of your own, related to your depression, for which endep (amitriptyline) has been prescribed. You may need a separate medicaion for anxiety.

In brief: Not likely

Anxiety is a frequent comorbidity with depression.
It is more likely that your anxiety is a comorbid condition of your own, related to your depression, for which endep (amitriptyline) has been prescribed. You may need a separate medicaion for anxiety.
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