I had some increase in blood pressure, and heart rate when first taking elavil. I also experienced some palpatations and heavy feeling in chest. I have never had a heart attack that I am aware of. I have also gained about 8 pounds in 1 month.
Unfortunately all the effects that you mention are the side effects of taking Elavil, causing peripheral edema has not been documented, if the side effects are too bothersome such as weight gain please seek medical advice, the doc/pharmacist who prescribed the med might alter the dose or change your prescription.
Take care, be safe & well, all the best.
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