Took amitriptyline too fast.. DO I NEED THE ER

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SenseiRebel
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   Posted 12/31/2008 3:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I have taken amitriptyline of 70mg and 80mg two days in a row. I had only been on 5mg for a few months. But I was getting jolts that kept waking me up so I was desperate. Now my heart was beating 160bpm for about half an hour at rest and had a few skips earlier in the day when I woke up. I drank a lot of water and it seemed to slow it down to less than 120 for the rest of the day. But I'm very worried I took too much and it's too big of a shock for my heart. I do get skips if I get up or sit down too fast. So far it's been around 100bpm in the evening and doesn't skip if I'm careful. However I feel like it may slightly skip or it's my imagination. It's been 26 hours since I took it. How long does this last and do I need the ER?? And please don't scare me and respond if you looked up the answer somewhere online.

djdaz_1985
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   Posted 12/31/2008 4:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,

Its important that you understand that I am not a medical professional.

I am not sure what the max dosage on amytriptyline is or stuff like that but I know that increasing meds very quickly can cause problems. My unprofessional opinion is that if you are having heart problems then go to the ER and see what they say. I am not trying to scare you but I think that would be the safe thing to do.

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SenseiRebel
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   Posted 12/31/2008 4:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you. My mom was coming to take me to the ER already.

Post Edited (SenseiRebel) : 12/31/2008 4:51:08 AM (GMT-7)


djdaz_1985
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   Posted 12/31/2008 5:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I think that is very sensible. Let us know how you get on

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   Posted 12/31/2008 6:49 AM (GMT -7)   

Go to ER as you took much larger dose then you should have and this is an old drug, you need to see a physician.

The max I was ever on was 75 mg and this is a drug they can run a lab on for a blood level.

I hope you are OK, don't panic just go. 

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4support
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   Posted 12/31/2008 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Sensei,

Not to scare you either, best to stay calm - but anytime you have a racing heartbeat for THAT long and it does not resolve, it's a good idea to get checked out. Best place to be is in ER at the moment.

Hope all is OK. We'll be thinking of you, please let us know how you are doing.

God Bless,

4support
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