28 years old
Bipolar II, Panic Disorder, OCD
Seroquel and Klonopin as needed
So Elavil like most drugs can be used for many different things. Also, like most drugs, it is made up of different properties...Search in any seach engine online "properties of Elavil" and you will see that it is made up of so many things. Elavil actually has tricylic antidepressant properties in it as well as anithistamine properties.
It's all about the properties of a drug; what's in it. This is why drugs are used for more than one thing.
Now, I am trying as we speak to look in my book to see how tricylic antidepressants affect bipolar, b/c I know there's something in my book about it....It sounds to me like they may have the same affect as an antidepressant...watch for cycling, mania etc.....Please ask your pdoc, b/c I'm not sure this was wise of your physcian to prescribe this for you.
But don't panic...just try to get a hold of your pdoc.
Hope you're feeling better, take care, let us know the minute you hear from your pdoc.
Hey--I'm just wondering how you're doing. I hope you're okay, thinking of you. Let us know?
Sorry to hear you are still suffering w/the headaches. I'm confused with your doc saying migraine/tension headache, like they're kind of the same thing; b/c they're such different headaches. My guess if you're not sensitive to light, you might be dealing with tensions headaches...High blood pressure is usually hypertension...I'm not sure if this could be related (meaing, if you're getting the tension headaches, maybe that's why your blood pressure is higher now).
As far as a drug, I only know that beta-blockers are commonly used in lowering blood pressure, but there are many other classes of drugs for this as well--But it could be anything that he was thinking of. Not much help today am I? But I am loving going to school for the medical field. I absolutely have a passion for all of this. So feel free to ask me anything. I have so many text books, all on medical stuff. Before I started school I would not have understood any of this, but we've actually learned so much already.
Something else; I get tension headaches. Fortunately for me, ibprofen, extra strength works for me usually. Do you get the pain in your neck and a bit in your shoulders with your headaches? Or is the pain in your eyes or one side of your head/one eye? And I'm really wondering if your doc has done any testing with these headaches and especially now since your blood pressure is up...?
Glad you are waiting on the Elavil. Hang in there, relief is coming for you, believe it, 'cause I'm hoping for you.