Doc just prescribed me Amitriptyline to take before bed

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ttwarrior1
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   Posted 11/24/2006 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Now im more meds, also taking clozapam or whoever you spell it , not to mention a headache med that dont work and a bp med. I want to go off meds and noone seems to care. I don't even know why he prescribed the amitriptline for

Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/24/2006 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Did you mention you were having trouble sleeping or having some depression as well as A/P ??
This is a very opld med once used for everything
Personally I wont take it but thats me I found it did nothing only gave me a hungover feeling and that is one of the many reasons I had already quit drinking lol.......
May I suggesst that YOU ASK why the doc is giving you these meds and why they will not listen to you
They are human like us educated a bit more yes but still human
Too many ppl think ( and them as well ) that Doctor's are Gods but if you stand firm and ask for what you need want and question the tx a good doc will surely comply in my experience anyways
Good Luck
Take care and be well
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harry4
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   Posted 11/24/2006 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   

its prescribed for many things

the antidepressant range is usually 150 to 300, thats for depression and/or anxiety

its not unsual to find someone on a much smaller dose for say cronic pain, who thinks they will get the antidepressant effect, which of course, they wont


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Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/25/2006 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Harry
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ttwarrior1
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   Posted 11/25/2006 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
what do you mean 150-300? and yes he asked if i had depression or anxiety and i said no because i dont as far as i know. Just nervous , bouncing knee up and down, rotating feet over and over but not since i got on the med. but i still rather take something natural or some food to help instead someday

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   Posted 11/25/2006 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   
my doctor prescribed amitriptyline for me before bed, and at first it helped me sleep, but i never noticed any other beneficial effects after about a month. i was prescribed it for chronic tension headaches, and can't remember how much i took though.... didn't your doctor tell you WHY he was giving it to you?
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/26/2006 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey sis that was my biggest beef with his doc he doesnt want all these meds yet doc wont listen and gives more

I have heard of 10 mg to 50 mg but I think 300 to 500 ids way outta line IMO
I had it for tension headaches too and doc gave cait 10 mg to cut in half for same reason ......
How you doing old Married one lol
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harry4
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   Posted 11/26/2006 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   

to ttwarrior

you will need to ask the doc why he prescribed it for you


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ttwarrior1
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   Posted 11/26/2006 10:02 PM (GMT -7)   
i thought i already said, for anxiety, nervousness, restless legs . why would he prescribe that for headaches? if its supposed to be taken before bed
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