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Re: Amitriptyline(Tricyclic AD) side-effects-info

Posted by Phil on May 30, 1999, at 9:52:06

In reply to Amitriptyline(Tricyclic AD) side-effects-info, posted by dove on May 26, 1999, at 8:53:38

> I posted earlier, but here goes again. I'm looking for general info on Amitriptyline, when does it peak, why do I have to take it before bed, why am I losing my hair. Thanks in advance,
> dove~

Can't help with the hair thing. I took tryp
for 5 or 6 years. Here's what I noticed..
1.My usual dose was around 250mg day
2.I slept better than I ever believed possible.Taking it at night, after an hour or less, I felt like my brain and body weregradually
stepping down-kind of like a generator(hard to put into words). But I could sleep thru anything
and felt good in a.m.
3.I exercised like crazy on it but gained about 20 pounds.
4.Constipation never levelled off for me.
5.I did have a problem with heights and it didn't have to be very high!
6.Chocolate and sweets were VERY IMPORTANT to me!
7.Sex was, generally, something that other people did. Well, that one is about the same now but not due to meds.
8.Urinary retention.
9.On a positive note, it got me thru a really tough period of life for me.
10.Don't even THINK about stopping it without consulting your doc first.




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