Lexapro vs amitriptyline

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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.
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 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 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 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?
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 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.
Avatar m tn Was given amitriptyline sample. Did not take right away.
Avatar m tn 12 month ago, I got an headace, no regular pain releave drug can stop it, I have been taking amitriptyline for about 1 year, 10mg, I only take half of it every day before bed time for my headace. But I really want to stop taking it, however, every time I stopped taking it for 3 days, my headace would come back, and other affects such as fatigue, difficult to sleep, losing appetite, my blood preasure would rise up too. shoud I stop taking it or keep having this medication forever?
Avatar f tn Tonight I tried to cry for Jasmine. I found some of her hair that I saved. I felt like I was not really crying. I almost felt like I was forcing myself to cry. I can feel a message trying to connect to the other part of my brain but the medication blocked the connection. Of course no one believes that I can feel these signals but my body is sending me some type of conscience message for me to feel and interpret. I typed type.
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 n tn SSRI is an anxiety/depression medicine. I took Lexapro 10 mg. What are your symptoms?
347630 tn?1196371098 I have been recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder and anxiety and put on Lamictal and Lexapro. I think lamictal works really good for me. I feel calm and able to concentrate. Lexapro on the other hand is making me feel sick. I experience all of the side effects. I tried to research about these meds and I know that Lexapro mechanism of action is based on SSR but I am not quite sure what lamictal does. Some meds affect the serotonin levels, other the dopamine and glutamate.
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.