Increase in weight effect of Elavil

We have 85 consumer reports for Elavil. Increase in weight effect occurred in 49%.

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  1. Andrew D. Echols says:
    2.5 rating

    Elavil for Pain (acute)

    Since I have taken these two medicines in combi I have absolutely no more pain. The former thing I have is a lot of thirst, fatigue and I have since the tablets take about 10kg increased. Does not matter the main thing I have no more pain.

    Side effects: Fatigue; Increase in weight
  2. Beth D. Thurston says:
    3.0 rating

    Elavil for Pain (acute); Depression

    Was the first 2 weeks very tired after that I was always better, now and then have a bad day until now but not so that I have to take pills. but have also increased 10 kg.und only after a year have been adjusted to decrease successes. Azopt has caused no side effects with me.

    Side effects: Fatigue; Increase in weight
  3. Cristen L. Patterson says:
    2.5 rating

    Sleep with it very deeply and through. Getting up is very difficult due to persistent tiredness. Despite strict diet and a lot of sports weight gain.

    Side effects: Hangover; Increase in weight
  4. Ronald E. Mayer says:
    4.5 rating

    Elavil for Depression

    I was prescribed Saroten after taking citalopram for years. Due to various causes (for example, hardly any therapeutic measures) it was decided to prescribe Saroten (100 mg, retard) during a hospital stay. You get used to a lot of things and so I think that after several years of taking Citalopram it just lost its effect. Unlike Citalopram, I take Saroten in the evening instead of in the morning. At the clinic I got it at about 22 o’clock. About 2 hours later I became very sleepy and could also sleep well. I’ve been doing better since Saroten, but since the last hospitalization I have changed my life quite a bit to finally get rid of the depression. One should never forget that antidepressants are just an adjunctive support towards improving or curing a depressive phase. A regular daily routine and sports are prerequisites for improvement. A tip: Saroten has quite a sedative effect that can lead to the fact that you get out of bed in the morning, is a little dazed or does not even notice the alarm clock. If this happens to you, I recommend you to take it a little earlier. I take the tablet after some try now at 18 o’clock, so I am tired at 22 o’clock, sleep in time and get well out of bed in the morning. In any case, you should also discuss this with your doctor.

  5. Mary J. Pierre says:
    3.0 rating

    Elavil for Pain (chronic)

    I’ve gained so much through Citalopram that I’ve been taking for 4 years anyway. Now I should take Saroten too, I notice directly how fast I increase in size. I can not live like that either.

  6. Michael B. Lee says:
    4.5 rating

    Elavil for Depression

    I have had experiences with three medicines, which I took one after the other. First of all citalopram, saroten (amytriptilin) and tianeurax (tianeptin) belong in this order. Reason for my treatment is a 13 months continuous dizziness that is still my daily companion and is the cause of my depression. I try to write as much as possible about all medications. These are different for each of me it was like this. 1. Citalopram. Taken for 3 weeks. A new generation serotonin reuptake inhibitor with a drive-enhancing component. My doctor recommends one tablet in the evening before going to bed. Of this I can only advise against it is impossible to sleep after that the drive-increasing effect occurs very quickly. That’s why I always took those in the morning. The sleep rhythm is a bit confused. Already in the first days you can feel the drive increase significantly. the mood-enhancing effect did not really work for me but some side effects. To mention would be there, for example the inner restlessness, sleep disturbances, mood swings and motivational problems. The drive increase is not always advantageous. It often happened that I just had to walk around the apartment because I could not sit still. All in all quite bearable but only if the desired effect can be achieved. I think the drive increase did not have to be that when the mood improves that comes automatically. Citalopram is one of the antidepressants with very little side effects. However, there is an improved version called: escitalopram supposedly with even fewer side effects and better effects. 2. Saroten (amytritilin). 4 weeks ingestion. An old-school tryptic antidepressant. It inhibits both the uptake of serotonin as well as dopamine and norepinephrine. Accordingly diverse are also the side effects. I took 1 tablet (50mg) every night. After that, I slept as well as I did not sleep for a long time. As a sleeping aid so very suitable. The mood-enhancing effect did not occur here on me. I probably would have needed to take her longer. As I read from other reports, it can sometimes take 6-8 weeks. But the side effects do not make it easy. Already after the first night I had a slight dizziness. In the days after dry mouth (especially at night). Fuck no matter adjustment, circulatory weakness when getting up, tiredness all day, and very fussy cravings for sweets. In 4 weeks I have already gained 2 kg. For me absolutely unacceptable because I was already overweight and was again depressive. And an antidepressant should do exactly the opposite. Luck problems I had no luck. By and large, a good drug sleep problems, panic attacks and fears you get so well and quickly under control. For me but contraindicated. 3. Tianeurax (Tianeptin) Only admitted in Germany since November 2012. Before that there were only in France and Austria. I was very skeptical before I took that and read a lot about it. Tieneptin is the only known drug that enhances serotonin uptake. In fact, he does exactly the opposite of what the other antidepressants do. But the secret is probably somewhere else. Anyway, I am very pleasantly surprised. I take the drug now for 10 days daily 3 tablets (12.5mg). For me, the effect occurred after a week already. I’m in a very good mood, I’m motivated and doing the things that I used to put off, like sorting paperwork on my desk. I have fun keeping up my social contacts and can even do sports again without any side effects hindering me. I’m optimistic again and emotionally balanced. It is neither impulsive nor sedative and I appreciate that very much. The taste of food is somehow more intense. I feel that as positive. The first night I had a funny dream. Otherwise I have no side effects so far. That’s how I imagine the effects of an antidepressant. It looks very inconspicuous. Unfortunately, my dizziness is still unchanged, but now I have reason to hope for improvement. A little tip on the edge for those who have to deal with depression. Short-term relief and immediate mood-enhancing effects can be achieved with a completely sleepless night. I tried it myself. In the evening a Citalopram taken, the night gone through and behold at 8 or 9 o’clock you are slightly scratched but has a really good mood. that holds

  7. Tresa J. Morris says:
    4.5 rating

    Elavil for A headache; Migraine; Depression

    Side effects Saroten: tiredness, water retention, weight gain, dry mouth. Fluoxetine: side effects only at the beginning of the intake, meanwhile no side effects except weight gain. Fluoxetine enhances the effects of Saroten, so I stay at a dose of 25 mg Saroten a day (taken in the evening), with a fluoxetine dose of 40 mg a day (taken in the morning).

  8. Monica W. Cintron says:
    4.0 rating

    Elavil for Depression

    Saroten: The lightening effect was long in coming, about 2 months. After about 1 year, the effect subsided, so that was switched to another drug. Side effect: Dry mouth, tiredness, severe shaking Remergil: First, intravenously, to achieve a faster effect, then medicinal. Effect: Life was endurable! Side effect: strong tremor, abnormal cravings, heavy weight gain Citalopram: The effect started very quickly and is almost constant except for a few small interruptions. Citalopram is currently beating all other medications with me personally. I never felt so good. Side effect: restlessness, trembling, night sweats, increased dreams After about 4 years I have now the first major depression.

  9. Carla C. Beckham says:
    3.5 rating

    Elavil for Depression

    to Abilify: By and large, I’m better off, have my fears a bit better under control, are no longer in the foreground …. Trembling hands is probably a side effect, go down with the dose and look like it then runs. (Up to now 3x 10 mg .. per day) To Saroten retard 50 mg: I am super with this preparation, helps great. Have had severe depris after the birth of my son. With Saroten it was much better … but the anxiety disorders I had with Saroten (alone) not in control .. Achja 10- 15 kg I’ve certainly taken with Saroten …. that’s a big disadvantage, otherwise I’m satisfied. Both meds together are probably good for me, it is not perfect but I can live with it ….. Nice it would be easy to get away

    Side effects: Tremble; Increase in weight
  10. Laurie T. Gonzalez says:
    2.0 rating

    Elavil for Borderline; Sleep disorders; Depression

    I’ve been taking fluanxole for 5 weeks against strong turf, which is part of my borderline disorder. It also works against my depression. I take 0.5 mg in the evening. As a side effect, I notice that I have an increased appetite for sweets, otherwise my mood is extremely positive and it works. Due to extensive experience with psychotropic drugs, this drug is for me otherwise quite poor in side effects, it even counteracts my nightmares and keeps me at a distance to my thoughts without giving me a feeling of drowsiness. However, I have noticed that lately I am very awkward and stumble constantly or somewhere stumble, whether that is due Fluanxol I can not say. Therefore, until now, the urge to sweets at night (hence weight gain) and eventual coordination (concentration) disorder as a side effect of me to consider. The citalopram I take for 4 years, after I had already increased abundantly before my weight has increased, but I have taken other medications. Otherwise it helped more or less. However, I often have more depressive episodes. In the beginning dizziness and unrest, but that passed. Otherwise well tolerated. With Topamax I had no problems, I got it for mood swings because I was also a migraine sufferer. There were no side effects. Not even the hoped-for weight reduction that it supposedly should have. I had to increase the dosage again and again in order to achieve an effect, but I’m no longer convinced, because I’m now quite unstable, as far as my mood is concerned. In an attempt to drop it, I got spasm attack, which was extremely unpleasant. Saroten is an attempt to treat sleep disorders with an antidepressant. In that respect, unfortunately, it fails with me. My mood is better and it makes me less. However, my appetite is enormous and I am gaining weight again, otherwise I do not notice any side effects.

  11. Ana R. Thompson says:
    4.0 rating

    Elavil for Migraine

    Within the intake time I have increased 7 kilograms. Although my migraine did not appear anymore, but now I am obese and I have only appetite, could eat all day ….

  12. Jacquelyn A. Allen says:
    4.5 rating

    Elavil for Migraine

    Since the age of thirteen I have already taken a lot of medication. Now I have been taking Saroten since four months. I have to say that the migraine attacks have become less, however, I have already gained six kilos in the meantime and heartbeat occurs frequently and suddenly. I also notice that I am often in a bad mood and constantly tired

  13. Edith R. Peterson says:
    4.0 rating

    Elavil for Fibromyalgia

    Weight gain 6 kg, despite consistent nutrition. Losing weight is difficult to impossible. Libido diminished. Orgasm stays off.

  14. Alejandra G. Summerall says:
    4.5 rating

    Elavil for Depression

    I have been taking Lyrica 75mg and Saroten 150mg since January 2008. Have in the time increased 7 kilos. Have now and then a slight dizziness and come in the morning bad from the pen. In the nose a slight dry mouth. But it helps me very well in Deppresions and panic attacks.

  15. Rebecca H. Houston says:
    3.5 rating

    Elavil for Borderline

    take 100 mg seroquel in the morning, in the evening 300 mg seroquel and in the evening saroten 75 mg I am very tired of it, motor disturbances, heart racing, tight feeling in the chest, breathless and can not swallow. have 7 kilos increased