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I HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBED ELAVIL GENERIC FORM SINCE JULY 2nd AND HAVE GAINED 15 POUNDS AND DEPRESSED DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO I GAINED 2 LBS PER DAY ITS TERRIBLE DONT UNDERSTAND? ALSO GABAPENTIN BUT TOOK MYSELF OFF DUE TO WEIGHT GAIN ETC. ONE MED IS ENOUGH! ELAVIL IS AN ANTI-DEPRESSANT WHY IS THERE WEIGHT GAIN I FEEL MORE DEPRESSED FROM GAINING WEIGHT I CANNOT EXERCISE DUE TO PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY!
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Elavil

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Welcome to XXXXXXX

Elavil consists of amytriptilline. It is a good antidepressant drug. It belongs to TCA group of antidepressant drugs. It has potential to cause sedation, weight gain as side effect. But at lower doses the weight gain is not so...
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I have been weaning off Elavil that was used for too many damn years(I asked the doctor at least 1-2x a year to wean me off this crap), 11yrs now, and it was being used to help me sleep as I was unable to sleep anymore due to too much stress. They have/had me on 200mg at night before bed(usually about 1-1 1/2hrs before you know you are going to bed), and each time they tried to wean me off, I could not sleep for days, literally! 5 days and then I slept because I was totally exhausted. Which screws up your system, then stress from not getting sleep has increased my cortisol levels sky high, so I've gained massive amount of weight and been trying to lose, which I've lost 25lbs so far on my own, thanks to no help from my idiot doctors! But now weaning off slowly, I still am having difficult time falling asleep & staying asleep. I'm finally dreaming(I haven't had a dream in over 12yrs since being on this crap)NO REM SLEEP! but now, during the day or even night sitting on couch doing work or watching TV, I get this tinyyegling sensation in my head! Very strange feeling. Not from getting up too quickly as it will happen even if I'm sitting down. I'd like to know what the heck is going on as sometimes it feels like I'm actually going to fall and passout! And I have animals to take care of besides myself and I live alone. I'm 52yr old single female. have any suggestions. I have other questions after this on another medication which has done so much damage to my teeth, I wonder what kind of damage it has done to my kidneys, liver or any other part of my internal organs
Hello,
ELAVIL is a tricyclics antidepressant and once you use it for so many years,it definitely causes various witdrawl symptoms ,like you are having.
You have to be very patient in withdrawing from this drug.
The best way to come out of this drug is to reduce the dosage by 10 mg at a time and...
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I am experiencing an acute exacerbation of clinical depression after having medication changes from Zoloft 200 mg daily, to Cymbalta which caused sx of gastritis, then to Effexor which caused feelings of unreality, to Wellbutrin which caused severe anxiety and craziness, and now on Elavil 10-30 mg / day.
History: MDD, GAD, PTSD since 1990. Have been on SSRIs most of that time, but they eventually quit working. Dx with fibromyalgia about 10 years ago. I am 68 years old, female, divorced, one grown daughter who is married and has a child. My mother is 91 and still living in her own home since my father passed in 2001. Meds.: besides Elavil, Clonazepam 1.5 mg. at hs for anxiety and restless leg, Flexeril 1 at hs for muscle pain, tramadol 50 mg. 2 tabs. Tid prn pain, Vit . D...50,000u q week and 2000 u per day. Neurontin 100mg 1 am and 2 pm for nerve pain. Sonata 1 hs for sleep. Social factors: son born in 1972 with brain damage, lived to Age 17 with severe physical and mental disabilities, died in 1989, psychotherapy 94-96 for grief, 97-2008 for PTSD, using EMDR and DNMS, followed by 6 weeks of Neurofeedback. Always have been depressed but this bout is intractable it seems. Advice I receive / daughter...you may have dementia or meds are not right, / /friend...you may be bi-polar, get a Dr. that can help with your depression, go to a Homeopathic Dr. And get your hormone levels checked, probably need bio-identicle replacement, /Rheumatologist who handles fibromyalgia since 2005...you need to see a psychiatrist, we have tried all the antidepressants. The psychiatrist I saw from 1990 to 2011 has gone from a group to partnership and is not taking new patients which I would be now. Other psychiatrists have been the same, either no new patients or private pay. My insurance is Medicare with AARP United Health Care Supplemental. I don't know what to do, this clinical depression has been for about 2 months. Labs from Rheumatologist...ok except very low Vit. D. B/P and P ok, obese at 5'5", 220 pounds. On weight watchers but not losing.
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need to increase elavil & may add lamotrigine

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Hello,
On reading the query carefully I think that you have RDD ( recurrent depressive disorder) and not bipolar disorder.

The dosage of zoloft on which you were stable till now was 200mg. Now, this new episode has...
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My son has duchenne muscular dystrophy and was prescribed Elavil for neck nerve pain about 6 years ago.
He is 24 years old and recently experienced urinary retention probably due to the Elavil 75 mg. he received for sleep and pain. Recently, Elavil was discontinued without tapering on September 23, 2013. He is now experiencing what appears to be withdrawal symptoms, including anxiety, sweating, general malaise, shortness of breath, chest discomfort and sometimes fear which subside late in the day. My question refers to his symptoms. Are they indicative of Elavil withdrawal symptoms?
Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
The symptoms that you have mentioned are likely to be due to Elavil withdrawal. These are self limiting symptoms and are likely to subside in next week. He can take a mild pain killer and a mild sedative to help with his symptoms till then.
I hope this information...
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Have pain in both feet- feels like walking on bones- last 10 weeks- came on out of blue- slight tingling but the tingling does not bother nearly as much as the constant ache. Think doctors are just guessing- one recommended Elavil as it would help with nerve pain signal. I am reluctant to take it as not convinced the pain is nerve related. They are calling in Peripheral neuropathy mainly as the pain is diffuse in each foot and one side of body has diminished ankle and knee reflexes. I have no back pain. I do not have any radiating pain - just the soreness in both feet. Do you think this is peripheral Neuropathy? Would Elavil help? Tested Negative for Diabetes and even below the pre diabetes range. Usually not scared of pain as long as I know a medicine or surgery can cure it. this seems like a condition hard to treat. please advise.
Hi,

The presence of tingling supports your doctors' views that the pain is due to peripheral neuropathy. In my opinion, you should give Elavil a trial as peripheral neuropathy appears to be the most likely cause of your symptoms. Even if diabetes has been ruled out, there are many other conditions...
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have serious sleeping problem- worked fifty years 18 hrs/ day 7days. was run over by tractor and dragged 500 ft under harrow bar on table for 1.5 hour fix from 2 operations and that now took 5 minutes less than 8 hours. age now is 79 and I want to sleep have been on 40 plus mg per day of morphine and pain is under control with no change in need for more of it. tried to quit -forget that - dr had me on elavil 10mg he didnt want me to get hooked? I researched it and then he now has me on zopiclone 7.5 ---this is supposed to be the answer...only I can not get a sheets from the compny and or doctore with the fact..just this is the best for you

my grandfather was a country dr that was the vet for bordens before the war ...should I consult as vet --my daughter is a vet but I am nervous ? i know I am a wreck, but still think I have the odd good bridge game if only I could sleep . If no one takes a shot I understand thanks all and have a good day

WE ARE WHAT WE ASSIMILATE OK LOOKED AT DRS WHO LOOK OKAY FOR PRACTICE NORMAL PATIENT. I WENT TO PAIN CENTRE FOR YEARS = AND STUMPED THEM FOR A WHILE.
NO ANAMOSITY TO ANYONE I WAS HURT BAD A WARTIME DR COULD RELATE BETTER MAYBE IF I TOLD YOU THEY PUT 3 HOLES IN MY LUNGS AND STOMACH AFTER I DIED IN THE OPERATION AND THEY THEN SPLIT MY RIBS BY BREAKING THEM TO ENABLE TO MOVE STOMACH ETC OUT TO GET AT THE BACK SIDE
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Welcome to HCM

I have read your problem and I can understand your concern. You are taking very high doses of morphine and also doses of zopiclone is in higher range. These doses have potential to causes coma in a normal person. As you are not getting enough relief with elavil, morphine and...
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i had a normal period in XXXXXXX started 10mg of elavil prophlactically for migranes. July's scheduled period did not come at all. could that be the elavil or that i just turned fifty. i am feeling great, happy if my period is over. is this menopause no more periods? or the elavil and now that I stopped the elavil, for negative side effects, will the menstrual cycle resume. ? I was fifty in XXXXXXX again i feel great ,thought i felt some ovulation pain, today ? which I am familiar with. could you ovulate and not heave an actual monthly period.
Dear patient,

Thanks for your concerns. It is unlikely that the amytriptiline is giving amenorrhea (lack of menses) and more likely due perimenopause; anovulatory cycles become more frequent and periods irregular; one of the best ways to figure it out is obtaining FSH and LH levels, that indicate...
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I am 30 and my husband is 32. We are both 50 lbs overweight. We have a six year old son. We have been trying to conceive for 10 months, having unprotected sex for close to 2 years. I take Zoloft and he takes elavil, hydrocodone, oxycodone and robaxin beacuse of ain injury due to a car accident. Is there a good chance that we can conceive without medical intervention even though he is on all of these medications? Is it most likely the medications or the weight? I chart my cerival mucus and basal body temperature and I ovulate every month about day 16 and have a 13-15 day luteul phase
Hi XXXXXXX
Thank you for posting your query!
I do understand your anxiety about the current state of affairs.
The chances of conception without medical intervention can be assessed only after both you and your husband have undergone a comprehensive assessment and medication doses have been...
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Will you die if you take 30 150mg of Elavil & 40 over the counter sleeping pill ?

No, there is no fear of death but should not be done. It shall cause other side effects. You should go as per the prescription only. Taking an overdose does not help to solve the problem, whatever it is.

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