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Depression and Amitriptyline

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Depression Symptoms and Causes

Depression is a serious medical illness. It's more than just a feeling of being sad or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 19 million teens and adults in the United States who have Depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life. Symptoms can include

  • Feeling sad or "empty"
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Overeating, or not wanting to eat at all
  • Not being able to sleep, or sleeping too much
  • Feeling very tired
  • Feeling hopeless, irritable, anxious, or guilty
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Depression is a disorder of the brain. There are a variety of causes, including genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Depression can happen at any age, but it often begins in teens and young adults. It is much more common in women. Women can also get postpartum Depression after the birth of a baby. Some people get seasonal affective disorder in the winter. Depression is one part of bipolar disorder.

There are effective treatments for Depression, including antidepressants, talk therapy, or both.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health

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Recent Reviews

im on amitriptyline 25mg,i have my xmas party this weekend and wanted to drink alchol. i wonder is it a good idea

After having been on elavil for 9 years, mostly at 100mg/night, I spent the last 6 months weaning off. Shortly after stopping amitriptyline I now have high blood pressure. Before stopping, and for years before starting, my usual pressure was 115/65,

Be safe !!

Been on amitrip 25mg at night for 8 nights now and have felt and look alot better. although i have diarrihea now and felt abit of nausea here and there . feel a tad tired throughout the day but i think for me the postives outweigh

Can amitriptyline can cause thrombocytopenia ?

Doc gave me 25mg to help me sleep after quitting the weed. not as good as zoplicone though

Does Amtriptyline help tinnitus. I'm taking it at a low dose for jaw problems and fibromyalgia. the 25 mg dose seems to make my tinnitus worse but my pain better. I don't know what to do?

For the past 18 mnths myfifteen year old takes Pizotifen for migraine.Even on low dose it hasvirtually seen off the migraine episodes and apart from initial tiredness for the first few weeks on it, we are not aware of an

Hey i took 500mg of amitriptyline and overdosed and almost Died.. Dont take that much

Hi i have anxiety an manic depressionbut its all under control nowwith my medication, im having trouble enjoying sex or even getting turned on im not sure if its all in ,my head because of my anxiety i worry bout every l

Zosert was prescribed by my cardilogist, but luckily seeing the side effects in this net, I have not started taking the tabs. Further when I am not having depression, I don't understand, why I have been prescribed this dangerous medicine

Although I have had a lifetime problem with depression (no treatment) I have noticed that since I started taking Zolipdem the depression is much worse even though I am sleeping better.

hi im 14 weeks pregnant and have taken 5mg cipralex for five days now at night for depression and anxiety,i feel better though very sleepy even during the day but im concerned for my unborn baby

Side effects I have from Nadolol are confusion, dizziness, lightheaded, increased depression and anxiety, and mild nausea.

Have just taken my first does of Loxalate 20mg for severe depression

When I read your literature, does it mean that bif vI have major depression and am taking cardizem and have photophobia that vthere is a chance for CHF, and myocarditis and that the medication should be changed? Beta blockers are out of the question

i had pounding heart and severe depression and anxiety while takeing candersartan. im waiting to see a cardioligist to see if i have done any damage. feel so much better now i have stopped takeing them

Thankyou for witing out this article I have been on 120mgs of Zeldox since November 2010 at first it seemed to work and now it has me stuck in a depression state . I was prior to that on olanzapine which held me also in a depressed state I

<span style=' '>Lexapro is a permanent life long cure for any depression if you can survive the treatment.<span style='mso-spacerun: yes;'> I was prompted by a marriage counselor to go to my doctor and requ

<span style='font-family: Calibri; '>I am experiencing severe irritability and moderate depression since I started taking Fenofibrate 160 mg 3 weeks ago, which is not at all normal for me.

Depression Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.