I've been given these tablets to treat my ibs, but I'm in two minds whether to risk trying this as I don't won't to put weight on and I've also been told they reduce your sex drive.
Morning Carlieswatten with Elavil or Amitriptyline the side effects you are asking are very rare not to even worry about most People do not have problems with sex drive or gaining weight with it..This is a effective medication for many and has been around for years. It's more the newer meds. That cause these problems... I never did have any of those side effects when i was on it...
I have been on Amitriptyline for almost 20 years for my IBS and have had no problem at all with weight gain or any changes with my sex drive.
As I recall I did have some dizziness and drowsiness when I first started taking it but those went away as soon as my body adjusted to it.
Hope that helps.
- Amitriptyline Information for Consumers
- Amitriptyline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amitriptyline (detailed)
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