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Withdraw help for Amitriptyline
Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant that was approved in 1961 and is widely used today for depressive disorders, anxiety, migraines, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, neuralgia and insomnia. Amitriptyline blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the central and peripheral nervous system, and it's this action that contributes to the numerous side effects, including weight gain, changes in appetite, nausea, constipation, nervousness, muscle stiffness, blurred vision and urinary retention.
Amitriptyline also exerts its action on Serotonin and Norepinephrine and these two neurotransmitters also affect the adrenal ‘flight-or-fight’ system, dream sleep, mood, memory and cardiovascular function.
Amitriptyline does have a discontinuation syndrome yet is not considered addictive. Amitriptyline dosages should be gradually reduced to help minimize Amitriptyline withdrawal symptoms. Let us help you.
How Our Amitriptyline Withdrawal Program Works:
- Our non-profit team guides you every step of the way through your Amitriptyline taper.
- The Point of Return program includes nutraceuticals to help minimize Amitriptyline withdrawal symptoms.
- We eliminate possible interaction items so your Amitriptyline withdrawal is more comfortable.
- Instead of adding in other medications in an attempt to reduce Amitriptyline withdrawal, we take an all-natural, non-drugging approach to addiction.
- Begin our program and start the process of escaping Amitriptyline addiction.
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Included in Your Amitriptyline Withdrawal Program
*nutraceuticals are used throughout the taper
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Amitriptyline side effects may include:
Abnormal movements, anxiety, black tongue, blurred vision, breast development in males, breast enlargement, coma, confusion, constipation, delusions, diarrhea, difficult or frequent urination, difficulty in speech, dilation of pupils, disorientation, disturbed concentration, dizziness on getting up, dizziness or light-headedness, drowsiness, dry mouth, excessive or spontaneous flow of milk, excitement, fatigue, fluid retention, hair loss, hallucinations, headache, heart attack, hepatitis, high blood pressure, high fever, high or low blood sugar, hives, impotence, inability to sleep, increased or decreased sex drive, increased perspiration, increased pressure within the eye, inflammation of the mouth, intestinal obstruction, irregular heartbeat, lack or loss of coordination, loss of appetite, low blood pressure, nausea, nightmares, numbness, rapid and/or fast, fluttery heartbeat, rash, red or purple spots on skin, restlessness, ringing in the ears, seizures, sensitivity to light, stomach upset, strange taste, stroke, swelling due to fluid retention in the face and tongue, swelling of testicles, swollen glands, tingling and pins and needles in the arms and legs, tremors, vomiting, weakness, weight gain or loss, yellowed eyes and skin, headache, nausea, vague feeling of bodily discomfort. Older adults may have certain side effects, including rapid heartbeat, constipation, dry mouth, blurred vision, sedation, and confusion, and are in greater danger of sustaining a fall.
Amitriptyline Withdrawal Symptoms May Include:
aggression, anxiety, balance issues , blurred vision, brain zaps, concentration impairment, constipation, crying spells, depersonalization, diarrhea, dizziness. electric shock sensations, fatigue, flatulence, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, hostility, highly emotional, indigestion, irritability, impaired speech, insomnia, jumpy nerves, lack of coordination, lethargy, migraine headaches / increased headaches, nausea, nervousness, over-reacting to situations, paranoia, repetitive thoughts or songs, sensory & sleep disturbances, severe internal restlessness (akathisia), stomach cramps, tremors, tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing), tingling sensations, troubling thoughts, visual hallucinations / illusions, vivid dreams, speech or visual changes, worsened depression
What is Amitriptyline?
(Elavil, Endep, Tryptizol, Laroxyl)
Amitriptyline is the most widely prescribed Triyclic Antidepressant and is prescribed for depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, migraines, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, neuralgia and insomnia. It should be gradually withdrawn over at least three months. Because Amitriptyline blocks the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine in the central and peripheral nervous system there are numerous side effects. It acts primarily as a Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor and was approved by the FDA in 1961 for the treatment of major depression. However, the British National Formulary notes that Amitriptyline is particularly dangerous in overdose and therefore does not recommend its use for depression.
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