Lexapro with 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.
175688 tn?1297560247 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???
762420 tn?1246292212 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 f tn When I stopped for 6 weeks the fatigue let up so I now it is a lasting side effect (for me). I am now wondering if I should stick with Lexapro, deal with the fatigue (which is hard to deal with) & see about adding in a benzo to offset break through anxiety. I was hoping to avoid benzos. I must add, Lexapro has done wonders for my depression! The main start up side effect for me was migraines but they got better.
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 I have been taking lexapro and abilify for my bipolar and a benzo for my anxiety disorder. I have been taking them since 2005 or 2006 (not steadily taking them until about 2011, that is when i started taking them daily). Over the past year or longer I have gained 10 sizes which has done nothing but make my anxiety and my bipolar 100x worse than it is right now. I am unhappy, tired, hurt, lack of any sort of energy, no self confidence whatsoever. What am i supposed do?
Avatar f tn Go easy on the klonopin but it will help with anxiety. The amitriptyline won't do you any good. It's a daily med and also an antidepressant that needs to be taken for awhile to be effective. Flush the tramadol. It won't help your efforts. It's an opiate with an AD and you don't need that. You will not die from quitting. You'll feel awful(like a bad flu) for a few days. That's it. You can do it!! Read about The Thomas Recipe in the health pages,upper right of this page.
Avatar n tn My appetite didn't seem to decrease but maybe because of the small dose. I had a problem with balance and dizziness while on the med to the point that I could no longer that the medicine. My balance would get so bad that it was hard to be in a sitting position let along walking. Now I take Atenolol to control migranes it seems to work better than the tompamax.
1237757 tn?1323146719 Now here's the clever bit because I don't metabolise antidepressants as well because of my gene variant as I took a CYP2D6 dependent anti depressant (in my case it was Endep or amitriptyline) it built up with a higher concentration in my blood stream to the point where I was at much higher risk of side effects. Which for me (poor ba$tard) was to be launched into hypomania for four months.
Avatar n tn I do take cymbalta and amitriptyline are they SSRI? I suffer with extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, headaches, nerve pain and sleep disturbance. I have tried many many different things without success. I wonder if the radioactive material given to me for the stress test cured my symptoms?
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 f tn I went to the doctor today for a follow up on how I was doing with the Lexapro that I started on Monday. I told her that I take the Lexapro at night because it makes me tired. I told her that I had been experiencing the nausea, dizzy, but most of that is gone now, but I'm still having anxiety a little more frequently and I'm still not having an appetite. My anxiety was always bad in the mornings, that has not changed, but I'm noticing it more all through out the day.
Avatar n tn My son has a spinal cord injury and has partial paralysis. He was recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I am concerned as he was taking many drugs before this diagnosis and now he is on 15 routine drugs. I fear that taking these drugs will cause a problem and or they drugs are responsible for the new diagnosis. I expressed my concern to Hospital Administration but they do not seem concerned. Can you recommend a way to get an impartial review of medications.
15699793 tn?1442693513 Mornings. For depression. Still on escitalopram (LEXAPRO) 30mg for depression and anxiety. Mornings. Started in Aug. Still on. methionine (CYTOMEL) 5mcg for thyroid (under). Mornings. Aug., works good with antidepressants. Still on. QUEtiapine (SEROquel) 500mg nightly for depression, agitation, sleep. Started Aug. Still on. SEROquel 50mg lunch time for agitation. Still on. (VALUM) 5mg every 6hours PRN. For Anxiety, muscle tension. Started in Sept. Still on.
Avatar n tn It is newer than amiltriptyline with less-side effects. It is so new that some neurologist don't know about it. What is the catch? The high price.
Avatar f tn B6 I take 2 B6 a day to help with anxiety. Buspar This is supposed to help with anxiety, but I don't know if really does or not. Carafate I am prescribed 4 of these a day to handle my stomach ulcers. The ulcers are almost gone thanks to this medication! Enablex This med makes it so that I can go without needing to pee every fifteen minutes. Iron Supplement This is for anemia. Lexapro This is my main anti-depressant for bipolar disorder. Nexium This helps my acid reflux and ulcers.
Avatar m tn I have had some very bad experiences with some of the other SSRI's (Zoloft, paxil, celexa, lexapro) as far as sleep/sexual/cognitive disturbances but I feel like some prescription help may (still) be warranted. I just wanted to see what anyone had to say regarding their experiences with this drug.
1497650 tn?1289236725 This did not turn me into a zombie at all, in fact probably the opposite. Lexapro works with seratonin which is a chemical in your brain. Its also known as the "happy" chemical cause it works with your feelings of happiness. Lexapro has great success and is not a real aggressive drug meaning that its not really addictive and side effects do occur, but they usually go away within a week or so. Currently, I am taking Pristiq. Pristiq is my miracle drug.
Avatar f tn I feel confused at times and clear at times. It may go with my mood. I use to be the best speller and can't think of how to spell simple words. I get frustrated. I'm on depakote, Lamictal 100mg, Lexapro, and amitriptyline for pain from my fibromyalgia.
1258539 tn?1293843802 Hi could someone who has experienced this please help! I have been living with severe anxiety and depression along with depersonalization for the last 6 months. I just started cymbalta 60mg. Was wondering if anyone thinks this might help with the anxiety and depersonalization feelings?
765828 tn?1306267468 my dr started me on 2 mgs abilify along with my 30 mgs of lexapro. within a few days the depression began to fade. i did have to make myself get out of bed to go exercise, eat. clean the house. about a week later i was on the mend. i don't have a suport group either. though my husband knows about my depression and anxiety and is very supportive . i try to keep my depression to myself. i just tell family and friends i don't feel well. i do a lot of self talk too.
Avatar f tn I feel frequent anxiety and depression, racing heart, palpitations, foggy brained, trouble concentrating, panic attacks which results in high BP spikes and tachycardia. I have tried different antidepressants (Zoloft, Amitriptyline, Lexapro) but cannot tolerate them even at the most tiny dose. I have been put on beta-blockers for anxiety, which helps slow the heart rate but not always reduce the BP spikes. I also have a history of multinodular goiter.
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 Nortriptyline is better tolerated, since it is the active metabolite of amitriptyline. Until amitriptyline gets metabolized, it circulates throughout the body, potentially causing numerous side effects. Nortriptyline is not without side effects, but its side effects are generally milder. Other drugs that may be considered include Neurontin, Lyrica, Effexor, Lexapro, Cymbalta, and Keppra are worth considering.
Avatar f tn I was on lexapro at one time and diddn't have the anxiety that went along with the Cymbalta. It took some time for the Cymbalta to work and will stay with it at this time.
Avatar f tn Can you drink on Lexapro? I do mean DRINKING!! Just being honest. When you go out with your friends and you dont come until 4 am kind or drinking.I've done it and have not noticed anything weird. I understand that does not mean its ok.
Avatar n tn I am trying to concieve and I'm presently not on any medications, however I used to take Lexapro and it works the best for me. I feel as though I'm in great need to be on it again but I am aware that the drug falls under a catagory C (to not take when pregnant) I dont want to put myself at harm so I need to know what anti- depresent to take that would not cause any birth defects or harm to the unborn child.
Avatar n tn Hello Everyone, I have a quick question, as I posted previous, I have been on combo treatment since July 11, The Gastro doctor that started me on my treatment,was no help at all(he is officially fired....lol), so I went to another doctor yesterday, he is wonderful, helped me with everything, gave me prescriptions for sleep/anxiety, and explained so much to me, he is now my new doctor :)..
Avatar n tn Google sleep paralysis - it should sound somewhere very close to what you are dealing with. I had these and I have just been diagnosed with epilepsy too. Neuro said that sometimes, these are a precursor to neuro problems and sometimes, not. Hope this helps!