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    Amtitriptyline

    Hello there anyone been on amtitriptyline and had a few side effects was just wanted to know if the side effects wear off after been taking them for a while , thanks.

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    Re: Amtitriptyline

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    Re: Amtitriptyline

    Quote Originally Posted by jackieann3 View Post
    Hello there anyone been on amtitriptyline and had a few side effects was just wanted to know if the side effects wear off after been taking them for a while , thanks.
    Side-effects are common when first taking an AD. Most diminish after a few weeks, but some can linger. The ones which may persist with TCAs are dry mouth and constipation, however, amitriptyline is less likely to produce them than the other TCAs.
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    Re: Amtitriptyline

    ive been on them many years and as panicdownunder my only real side effect is still a dry mouth but it isnt bothersome

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    Re: Amtitriptyline

    Thank you for your replys, would anyone know if they take time to work for pain as well ,I've had extreme lower back muscle pain where I can't relax really has effected all my back muscles, but I have only been on them 2 days just hope they work on the pain.

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    Re: Amtitriptyline

    Quote Originally Posted by jackieann3 View Post
    would anyone know if they take time to work for pain as well.
    It typically takes 2-6 weeks for amitriptyline to begin having an effect on neuropathic pain. For anxiety and depression it typically takes 4-12 weeks to kick-in from when a therapeutic dose - usually 75mg for healthy adults - is first taken.
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    Re: Amtitriptyline

    OK thank you they have started me on 10mg at the moment so will see how it goes.

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    Re: Amtitriptyline

    You probably won't experience significant side-effects on 10mg. The usual starting dose for anxiety and depression is 75mg and most have only mild symptoms even at that dose. The TCAs typically produce fewer initial side-effects (and withdrawal symptoms) than the SSRIs and SNRI, though they often have more ongoing ones such as the dry-mouth and constipation mentioned earlier.
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    Re: Amtitriptyline

    I have been put on these 10mg for chronic back pain although I do suffer with anxiety and have become depressed through being in pain for so long ,so will see how I go on these then perhaps go up on them , thanks for reply.

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