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Does Elavil really help with panic attacks?

I have been having anxiety and panic attacks for almost a year now and Im ready to just give up on help. I have been on 7 different antidepressants. Prozac, Effexor, Effexor XR, Celexa, Buspar, etc. NONE of those have helped me. One made me suicidal, one made me so physically sick I was... read more

Looking for migriane preventative that does not cause weight gain?

I have suffered from migraines for many years, ever since I was in the Army starting a decade ago. I have been treated with many medications in recent years, to include Elavil (Amitriptyline) Nortiptyline, and Topamax; and am also taking Effexor for fibromyalgia. I noticed a year or so after... read more

Amitriptyline - How long will it take for me to recover natural sleep pattern after quitting Elavil?

I am in day 30 since stopping Elavil. I have had about 30 hours of sleep in that time. I am exhausted, depressed and anxious.

Amitriptyline (Elavil) Hi guys, anyone have heart arrhythmia on Amitriptyline/Elavil?

I've been having strange heart beats, my heart will suddenly flutter for about 30 seconds, which may not sound scary, but 30 seconds of fluttering actually IS scary! I've been back on Amitriptyline for one month, could it be that? I've always had this arrhythmia, but never, ever this... read more

Has anyone ever used Elavil for esophageal spasms [severe] along with severe hiatal hernia and re?

Also have reflux from both the esophogus and hiatal hernia. Has been about 3 years and is continuing to get worse. Spasms cause my throat to close and is nick named "nutcracker disease." This has been a drug recommened instead of surgery to try first. I need to know the pros and cons on... read more

Can I take Elavil and Klonopin together for sleep?

I have tried all anti anxiety meds for sleep over 10 yrs and I constantly need a stronger dose. Currently taking Elavil and Klonopin together and its working. Is it safe?

Has anyone else had hair loss when takin amitriptyline?

Ive been taking 25mg of elavil at bedtime for about 3 months for interstitial cystitis. It does help a little with the chronic pain, but doesnt touch most of my back and pelvic pain. Before i started this i never slept through a night, getting up from 1-10 times in one night to pee. Im currently... read more

What medication is prescribed for leg cramps?

Doctor perscribed Elavil, which is an antidepressent, I thought.

Can I drink while on Zoloft 50mg or should I stop taking it for a few days?

I have been on Zoloft 50 mg for over 2 months now and I am planning to visit my friends at college in a few days and drink a lot. I have never had alcohol while taking Zoloft. I was wondering if I should continue taking Zoloft or if I should stop taking it for a few days. I know it takes a few... read more

Amitriptyline (Elavil) Sun Exposure?

I'm taking 20mg at night and would like to know if I need to take extra precautions in the sun. I read that there is a risk but is that only with higher doses? Any help welcome, thanks.

How does Elavil affect blood glucose levels in people w/diabetes?

I am a diabetic and use to take Elavil yrs. ago and it worked well for my depression. Now I have to watch what I take because the potential to raise or lower my glucose levels. I have tried just about every anti-depressant out there thru the yrs. and Elavil (amitryptline) has been the best for me.... read more

Does elavil show in a urin test?

just to let people know i was not asking because of abuse it makes me stay awake till like 3 then fall asleep then i dont remember anything when i wake up like i fell asleep an dont know how i got back in bed thanks for ur answers

Can I cut my 75 mg Elavil tablet in half?

Hi all. It’s me again - the one with the 4 year treatment resistant depression.

Also have bad anxiety and OCD. I have tapered off Elavil and have been on Lamictal 100 mg for about 4 weeks now. Also Klonopin. I took Lamictal last year for a little while and noticed that the constant songs in my head were horrible and tormented me. It’s worse than what a lot people... read more

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