The dose of amitriptyline is 10 mg and cymbalta 30 mg I have not started the cymbalta due to fear of my anxiety becoming worse like when I was prescribed paxil (which was a nightmare in itself). The amitriptyline seems to be helping a little, its only been a week but my stress levels have definatly improved. I read not to take these two together due to life threating reasons, I am fearful of why my doctor prescibed these two together if this is true... so my question is can i take these two together with the doses I have been given?
Hello babybremama. While it is true that amitriptyline and Cymbalta can cause serious drug interactions, that is NOT always the case. There are many who DO take both and do well. First off, you are taking a very low dose of amitriptyline,which I believe, comes in dosages from 10 mg-150mg.And the doseage of Cymbalta is a moderate dose as well.
I am wondering if you have trust in the Dr who prescribed these meds for you?Often,if we don't have that trust we are reluctant to rely on them, when we read all the possible interactions of our medications.I certainly understand, as I had an experience where my GP,who I trusted very much, took me off of Zoloft, and started me on Effexor,but failed to wean me off of the Zoloft. I wound up in the hospital for 2 weeks,as not only had this moving directly from a high dose of the Zoloft to none affected me, but I also have a serious allergic reaction to something in Effexor. Long story short.. it depleted all of the Potassium from my body and I almost died.I tell you this only because I learned from that experience, and I never allow my GP,yes I still see the same one, to prescribe anything for my mental conditions. I started seeing a Psychiatrist for meds for all the mental conditions.
Since you DO have this major question about this drug combo, why not call your Dr,and ask them about the safeness,and let them know your concern? If I had these doubts, I would definitely hold off on taking one of them until I had spoken with the prescribing physician.Often times people believe,and even the Dr's themselves believe, that they know what they are doing,but the truth is, that these meds are NOT a GP's specialty and they do not have the training that a Pdoc does, to combine various meds for the wanted effect.
Hello Baby. Hope you are doing better. My Doc prescribed amitrip 5mg for sleep. I also take 60mg Cymbalta, 50mg Tramadol, 5mg Zanaflex & 300mg Neurontin along with Nsaids. I have chronic pain & neurological problems. The amitrip does help me sleep & seems to provide some pain relief & weight gain. Another Doc had me on Lexapro which I did not like at all. I have not had any problems with combining all these, but am real careful about how much I take & when. Hope this is of some use to you. Good luck.
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