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Amitriptyline? - October 24th 2017, 11:09 PM

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I dont know if its possible etc but ever since starting taking amitriptyline 10mg i've been constantly hungry like I will take it at night like the dr said to do... but twenty minuets later im like starving hungry to the point where I am literally eating like 4 peices of bread at night and throughout the day I will feel really hungry and its not like I'm not eating because I am. like I'm eating [Edited] through out the day so its not like im not eating enough....because i am like eating alot, i do alot of activity and am very active, im also trying to loose weight.... its not like my diets unhealthy either like i will eat sweet potoate etc with my main meal... have a sandwhich for lunch etc... i just dont get it. like the only thing i can think of its the medication the amitriptyline... but it didnt list in the side effects in the leaflet that hunger is a side effect? or is it something else , i know its not worms... because ive looked up the symptoms of worms and i dont have the symptoms.

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Re: Amitriptyline? - October 24th 2017, 11:27 PM


My dad was put on this medication (Brand name is Elavil) and it caused him to gain weight. The medication can increase hunger. I am not certain why the pamphlet you were given does not mention anything about any of that though. I would suggest that you talk to your doctor about it and go from there. I know, after a time, my dad ended up going off Elavil because of the side effects.

I forgot to add, for some people, side effects of medications only last for a bit and then they wear off. My dad and his doctor had him stay on this medication for a bit because it was their hope that would happen. However, it did not end up happening and so my dad's doctor decided to put him on something else.

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