... to 75 mg daily. Anyone had any success with this. I noticed im getting the side effect of the dry mouth. Not too bad yet but im afraid as i increase the dose it's going to get worse. I'm going to try and remain positive !!
I have seen this may times. I haven't done thins but maybe someone could comment on their personal experiences.
I just wanted to comment on the dry mouth. That is a very normal and expected side effects. It will probably get a little worse with higher doses. If it becomes bothersome I would check with the doctor about alternatives. Your best bet is to suck on some hard sugar free candies to get the saliva pumping.
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I am on Elavil also for migraines. I started on it like 10 yrs ago and I take 75mgs at bedtime. It does work but expect to gain some weight and eat more on it. My 15 yr old son was just diagnosed with abdominal migraines, he gets all his pain in his stomach but throws up and gets dizzy so he is only on 10mgs but has not had a episode since he started. His appetite couldn't get any worse, he eats all the time anyway, before the Elavil. He's 6ft tall and weighs 170lbs so I hope it doesn't affect his weight to much but I have gained quite a bit over the years but I was to skinny to begin with. It's just you gain the weight where you don't want it, like hip and stomach area, for me anyway. But it does work but over time you will have to increase your dosage.
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