Adding Amitryptaline (TCA) to Paxil

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts : 230
   Posted 12/30/2014 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor said this is an option, since I never seem to get better than about 70 - 80% of myself. I've been on Paxil for 8 weeks.

Has anyone heard of doing this or has anyone taken a TCA with an SSRI for difficult to treat depression?

I remember taking a low dose of amitryptaline for pain when I was a teenager.

getting by
Forum Moderator

Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 42612
   Posted 12/30/2014 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Amitryptaline aka Elavil... Is also a mood elevator. It is a pretty old medication. I think it works good for some people. Hopefully it will work good for you too. It might be just what you are looking for.

I guess the only way to know would be to try it... Best wishes...

Hugs, Karen...

fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

Veteran Member

Date Joined Feb 2014
Total Posts : 1647
   Posted 1/10/2015 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Keaz. I've been absent a bit from the forums. Just saw this.

My bff takes amitriptyline for sleep I believe. She also gets the extra bonus of it helping depression. She takes Zoloft too.

My psych prescribes it a lot & he's also a pharmacist. I think it's a pretty good med.

Have you had Bloodwork done lately? Vitamins, iron, thyroid, etc?

I'm doing ok. Week 3 on Viibryd while titrating Pristiq at the same time. I'm on 10mg Viibryd for another week. I've had some body aches but I think it's tension & getting used to a new bed.

I pray for you every day. I know I say that a lot but I truly do. I have a mental list of about 15 names I pray for daily (from the forums & family/friends).

Keep in touch-
Anxiety & Depression

"If you're going through hell, keep going."

-Winston Churchill
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, September 24, 2018 11:47 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,006,329 posts in 329,327 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161827 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, a8166008.
151 Guest(s), 3 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
dbrookenz, PeterDisAbelard., InTheShop