Redomex - Side effects

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   Posted 8/19/2011 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
I started taking Redomex a few days ago now. It's described as an anti-depressant of the amitriptyline family.
I was obviously expecting to get some side effects but i am getting quite a lot of them allready and one of them is especially bothering me.
It's my eyes... Since these pills my eyes feel like a dessert, they are dry and sore and my vision is blurry at times. Is this normal because i couldn't find mention of it in the meds manual? Or is this just another fibro thing?
Also i am constantly thirsty, my mouth feels like i'm suckling on a ball of cotton and the first 3 hours or so of the day i feel like a proper zombie though weird enough it does NOT help me sleep cause i'm still waking up all hours of the night.
Anyone here have any experience with Redomex or another med of the same type??

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   Posted 8/19/2011 6:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Fiona,

These side effects could go away in a couple of weeks. The amitriptyline family is an old family of drugs. Been around a long time, though I have newver heard of Redomex. Give it a couple of weeks and see if the side effects go away, if they don't and are bothersome, contact your doctor. It can take six to eight weeks for it to reach full potential. I hope it works for you.

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   Posted 8/19/2011 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi are the side effects I found on a pharmacuetical website:
What side effects can this medication cause?
The side effects of Tryptomer (Generic Redomex) include:
  • dry mouth
  • blurred vision
  • constipation
  • excessive sweating
  • changes in appetite
  • drowsiness
  • difficultly urinating
  • dizziness
  • confusion
  • weight gain
  • heart rhythm disturbances

Hope this helps...if one of the side effects is dry mouth it's pretty common to have dry eyes also.



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   Posted 8/19/2011 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
This is why I'm so scared to take these medicines! Seems like the side effects can be as bad as what we are trying to fix, or could make it worse...I'm almost ready to try but whenever I read this stuff it sure shakes me up
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   Posted 8/19/2011 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the input all of you.
@Donna: Makes a lot of sense that part about the mouth and the eyes. It seems almost like this drugs is sapping all my body fluids.
I also have some of that sweating though not all the time, i have these like hor flashes, like the type ur supposed to get when u go in to menopause....

I do hope i don't gain weight.... I've always been failry skinny and don't easily put on weight so i really hope it stays the same cause i've got zip experience with dieeting and am used to eating whatever i want and i realy want to stay that way if i can :)
Don't have any of the other symptoms, or maybe that zombie feeling in the morning could possibly be what they mean with that dizziness...

@ Karen: I sure hope they do :) Doc said it could take up to a couple of weeks for it to start taking effect and also that after the first twe weeks the side effects should wear down a bit. I just thought it was very very weird to be getting the side effects allready but the help not yet, if u get what i mean :) Fingers crossed things will get better!

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