Elavil and weird side effects

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britso2010
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   Posted 2/14/2012 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I was originally put on Topamax for chronic migraines and it did nothing despite 4 months of playing with the dosage....we then tried Depakote and again no help at all..the one we just started is Elavil which i know is an antidepressent. my headaches actually seem a bit better but i am having a weird side effect of hallucinations, specifically at night... my husband has had to coax me back to bed multiple times at night bc i am up out of bed and freaking out about something. yeserday i swear there was a snake in our room..and he has heard me talking to what i thought was a woman, very scary and weird i know...i remmeber the episodes the next morning so im not dreaming i dont believe...we started out on a small dose of 25 mg...has anyone else expreienced this? and should i be concerned and does it go away? any input would be helpful

huntsWcrohns
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   Posted 2/14/2012 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I`m no doctor.. I`ve been on Elavil 50mg.. for over a year to help me stay asleep because of pain., what your describing sounds more like low oxygen flow to the brain I`d ask for a CT-scan or some test to check for blood flow to the brain..unless you`ve ruled that out already?.. I guess it could be the medicine.? everyone act`s differently to med`s as does everyone else.. hope you figure it out, and feel better soon,

britso2010
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   Posted 2/16/2012 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
yes i have already had ct scan, mri and spinal tap done..this medicine is our last option before he sends me to a headache clinic in a town several hours away
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