Lexapro vs amitriptyline

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762420 tn?1246288612 I am currently taking lexapro (15mg), and I too get periods of being very tired. I have not taking amitriptyline, but I know that this is an antidepressant that can be very sedating (it is often used as a sleep aid). What does of each meds are you taking? Amitriptyline is also used to treat migraine headaches, so it seems to be helping you in that regard. Have you spoken to your doc about the tiredness? He/she may be able to adjust your dosage.
Avatar n tn I was on Amitriptyline-150mg and Topamax 100mg for at least a year for headaches. Within the last three months I was put on Lexapro 10mg and Allerx PE also for my headaches. My headaches are beginning to become under control with steroid injections and I am about to have sinus surgery. My concern is that in the past year I have gained 35lbs. I am a very active person who works out and also watches what I eat. I don't know what to do.
Avatar n tn I have been taking lexapro and wellbutrin XL for a few years. I didn't seem to gain weight. About a year ago I was put on elavil to help with IBS. I have gained a lot of weight in the last year. I don't have a scale so I don't know how many pounds, but, I have gone from about a 33 waist pant size to a 36 inch elastic waist being too small. I understand that elavil can cause weight gain. Would the lexapro also be adding to this?
Avatar f tn m on Celexa now but am wondering if maybe Lexapro would be better since anxiety is my biggest concern. Has anyone had suggest with Lexapro. Also does Lexapro cause weight gain like Celexa?
Avatar m tn Hi, does anyone know i you can take Amitriptyline and Sertraline at the same time. I have been taking Amitriptyline for a while for depression and pain but 6 weeks ago I suffered a stroke and my depression is worse so was given Sertraline along with the other.
Avatar n tn I'm a 48 yr. old female with long history of chronic migraine. My migraines have been much worse in last 2 1/2 yrs. I had MRI and Cat Scan showing normal results. I'm being treated at a Headache center and am on a new medication called "Methysergide" as well as Amitriptyline and Lexapro. My primary care doctor who treats me for migraine abort. has recommended Biofeedback/Neurofeedback.
Avatar n tn Hello, I just switched from Lexapro to Wellbutrin. I was originally taking lexapro for anxiety which I have had for the past 10 or so years. After my daughter was born, I was then taking it for both anxiety and depression. I normally am not a depressed person. Now I switched to Wellbutrin because of the sexual side effects of Lexapro. My concern is that I have felt really dopy the last couple of weeks.
175688 tn?1297556647 Hey all. I was recently prescribed Amitriptyline for help me sleep at night but I wanted some more information about it. I know I can research online but I get better answers from all of you. You make the answers make sense. LOL! I want to know if this is an addictive medication? I was give 50mg, is that high? It was prescribed to help me sleep and also for pain control. If I take it during the day will it make me so tired I cannot function without going to sleep???
Avatar n tn Can anyone tell me the positive/negative regarding Wellbutrin vs Lexapro and breast feeding?
Avatar f tn m kinda worried? So im trying to get pregnant and i take 20 mg of lexapro for panic and anxiety have any of you ladies taken lexapro while pregnant? My obgyn said it was fine but im still a little concerned!
Avatar f tn The zoloft never seemed to work well, would have jitteriness, sweats and would seem to stop working around my period. I am going to see a naturopath and starting progesterone as she thinks that is my issue but I didn't feel I could go off a antidepresant yet so asked to switch to lexapro. Lexapro doesn't seem to be working well, still jittery crying spells etc. Never had anxiety before so at a loss at this point, am only 39 so very frustrating.
Avatar n tn SSRI is an anxiety/depression medicine. I took Lexapro 10 mg. What are your symptoms?
Avatar f tn t even take a Sudafed without being jittery and feeling strange. Granted, we are all different, but with that being said, I had virtually no side effects from Lexapro. Celexa is very close in chemical makeup, but that one didn't work well for me for my anxiety. I know it does for others, with minimal side effects, so it may be a good choice.
Avatar f tn I was only on it 2 weeks when I ended up in the ER, my Doc said never again and then put me on the lexapro.. I think Lexapro is a good drug it just was not for me!! Prozac NO WAY!! But as everyone will tell, are different, I have a friend who is on prozac and does great!! As everyone tells me, do not read into it and try it, have you ever tried Zoloft? I was on that for 12 years and loved it, it pooped out on me last year and I am just starting it again!!
656243 tn?1231288052 but everyone is different. now i used to take lexapro too. it was great i stopped taking it because i felt great, i thought i was over depression and anxiety. and after a while i fell apart again and started cymbolta. i am thinking about going to the doc to go back on lexapro. just my opinion..
Avatar f tn Clean, I'm back on amitriptyline. This will be my second night. Will it hurt to take sam-e in the mornings? I took one this morning and I have felt terrible. It's worse coming off ambien this time, That's why I taking the amitriptyline. I didn't sleep much last night and I doze on and off all day. I know that's not good if I want to sleep tonight,.
Avatar f tn lexapro pooped out after many years. i am menopausal and having severe anxiety attacks. ativan for temp. since it's highly addictive. what is better celexa vs zoloft. am confused and scared on stopping ativan and lexapro then adding another med on top of it all. plus i gotta go back to work after the labor day weekend.