meds for depression

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   Posted 7/3/2011 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, im new here and trying to navigate around the site. I wanted to ask about the length of time ive been on medication for depression. Not sure if im in the right place if not hopefully someone will point me in the right direction. Ive been on a very high dose of amitryptelene for 11 years (200mg) and was wondering if its safe to have been on it for so long at this dose. Im also diabetic (just diagnosed) and am really worried that my meds may have had something to do with it. Can anyone advise? Thankx.

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   Posted 7/3/2011 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Susie, I don't know anything about that medication but if you scroll down to the middle of the page, there was recently another post about being on 100mg of amitryptaline, you may want to check it out.
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   Posted 7/3/2011 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Susie
Does your doctor monitor you on a regular basis with the meds that you are on?
If so,then he/she would probably say if they were concerned about the dosage that you were taking. If I were you, I would visit your doctor and express your concerns and ask about whether your dosage could cause any complications long term.
I know some people take amitriptyline for life.
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   Posted 7/3/2011 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Susie,

I think you got some very good advice. I would talk to the doc about it. If you don't get some satisfaction there, maybe a psychiatrist would be better to talk to about medications. A lot of us go. I do. And the psychiatrist monitors my psych meds. I also see a do for my fibromyalgia and between the two doctors, they make sure that my meds go together well. So I think that would be the safest route to go. Maybe it is time for a med change.

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