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Old 06-21-2006, 10:18 AM   #1
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amitriptyline- side effects

Hi all:

I am taking amitriptyline for anxiety at bedtime. I am awakened by heart palpitations in the early am. Has anyone else experienced this?

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Old 06-21-2006, 11:39 PM   #2
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Hi,

I'm new, but I'll tell you what I know. I love Elavil (Amitriptyline) - it helps with depression, anxiety, irritable bowl, acid reflux, migraines, etc.

Typically it's very sedating - Five years ago when I started out on it, I think I went up by 10mg a night. My current dosage is 150mg - and it remains sedating.

I didn't have any anxiety feelings - like heart palpitations or adrenline surge, but I did with Nortriptyline - I only took that for 3 days and the anxiety was pretty bad. All our body chemistries are different, it may just be that Elavil will have side effects that don't go away for you, or are ones you can't live with. Let you doctor know how you feel, and try not to worry to much.

Take care,

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Old 06-22-2006, 08:00 PM   #3
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Re: amitriptyline- side effects

My doctor gave me amitrip because I would wake with morning anxiety, it didnt help, although I found it great for my weak bladder! I am now 9 months off paxil taken for anxiety and have had the morning problems even with the meds. I think I have almost beaten in now after 2 1/2 years.
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