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Amitriptyline Withdrawal and Tapering Help
Amitriptyline (Elavil) is the most widely used Tricyclic Antidepressant prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, insomnia, neuropathic pain and migraines.
Amitriptyline is often used off-label for migraine prevention, yet a study in San Diego showed melatonin was more effective for migraine prevention than Amitriptyline.
Amitriptyline was developed by Merck and initially synthesized in 1960 and approved by the FDA in 1961. Amitriptyline is on the World Health Organization's (WHO) list of most important medications needed in a basic health system.
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 minimal action on Serotonin but significantly on Norepinephrine and these two neurotransmitters also affect the adrenal 'flight-or-fight' system, dream sleep, mood, memory and cardiovascular function.
Amitriptyline side effects may include seizures, urinary retention and a number of heart issues. In the United States and Australia, Amitriptyline is listed as a pregnancy category C drug, meaning it may cause problems during pregnancy. Amitriptyline is known to interact with MAO Inhibitors and SSRIs, risking Serotonin Syndrome.
In June 2011, researchers at the University of East Anglia, Norich, United Kingdom, investigated the anticholinergic burden (ACB) meaning the blocking of acetylcholine, and listed the results. They found that Amtriptyline rated a three, meaning severe due to the reduction in cognitive abilities, adverse side effects and increase in mortality risk.
Amitriptyline should not be abruptly or rapidly discontinued due to the potential of severe withdrawal symptoms. It is recommended to do a slow taper to minimize symptoms.
Many find that even a slow taper from Amitriptyline causes withdrawal symptoms that interfere with every aspect of life. Our team of experts uses slow titration schedules, but also use all-natural, calming Nutraceuticals to ease withdrawal symptoms.
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How Point of Return can Help You
The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually lessen the amount of Amitriptyline while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to ease symptoms. Amitriptyline is dangerous to abruptly or rapidly stop and our program is a proven, viable, low-cost option to continue living your life while tapering.
We are prescription drug experts that specialize in Antidepressant withdrawals.
If you'd like our assistance to taper Amitriptyline please send our nonprofit a confidential inquiry, telephone tollfree 866.605.2333 or get started on our program today.
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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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
Amitriptyline Side Effects May Include:
Drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, weight gain, or trouble urinating, myocardial infarction, arrhythmia, hypotension, hypertension, palpitation, tachycardia, coma, seizures, hallucinations; delusions, confused states; disorientation, incoordination, tremors, peripheral neuropathy, abnormal involuntary movements, tardive dyskinesia, dysarthria, disturbed concentration, anxiety, insomnia, restlessness, nightmares, drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, fatigue, headache, syndrome of inappropriate ADH secretion, tinnitus, hyperpyrexia, urinary retention, dilation of urinary tract, constipation, blurred vision, increased ocular pressure, skin rash, urticarial, edema of face and tongue, bone marrow depression, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, stomatitis; peculiar taste, diarrhea, black tongue, testicular swelling, breast enlargement – female, increased or decreased libido, impotence, elevation and lowering of blood sugar levels, alopecia, weight gain or loss, urinary frequency, increased perspiration
Other Names for Amitriptyline Incdlue: (Elavil, Endep, Tryptizol, Laroxyl)
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