amitriptyline and weight gain

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Has anyone found a better solution to migraine than amitriptyline? 2 months on 40mg increasing to 70mg. Already overweight! I have read about a lot of people being unable to control their weigh on these, am worried about continuing. Had propranalol in the past but didn't help the migraine. Also have Tinnitus, which I think is worse on amitriptyline...

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    Tinnitus is a side effect of taking it had it before amitriptyline makes it worse

    My weight has gone up on this drug being in pain makes things worse told me Gp about this I'm on 40 mg which works well for me getting a good night sleep

    Sure others here take it for migraine some people have lost weight other weight gain we are all different

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    Lasted 4 days on Amitriptyline as a pain killer. I could not function on it and got dizzi spells. go back to the Doctor and ask for something else.
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      It takes 4-6 weeks for full effect the trouble is people just bin it and say they can't cope with it as a painkiller for pain it's very good
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      I've been on it about 6 weeks now. They do seem to help the migraines, but so many people say they've put a lot of weight on... and I've a stone to lose already. Guess I will have to discuss with the GP. 
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      Found it too be really good for my long term pain 2014 nov my illness has got worse and only this drug has worked the weight gain is one thing that's ive found I do get about manic with this drug on top of tramadol

      Have a chat with your Gp say about the weight gain

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    My daughter was a very bad migraines sufferer..alway in hospital with it...the last time she was there which was years ago now, she was in a dark room and this specialist said you can have this new medication but it will do nothing for you if it isn't migraine..within a hour she walked out..they gave her a few to take with her.fir another time.,this was a new med at the time it wasn't readily available..but as soon as it was her doctor gave her a script for them ,nit cheap, but very effective...,they were like a miracle drug...she now may only get a migraine once a year or every two years..it's called something like this:  IMMIGREN. IMEGREN IMEGRIN.?? Can't remember the spelling..maybe try googling it...really hope you get something very soon victoria..we used to hate watching our daughter suffer soo much..from the age of 4 banging her head on the wall in bed with horrific pain...of course she was checked by a Paediatrician  Neuro.Nothing  worked.....horrible memories...must have been just terrible for her..she got this med when she was 17 now is 36 so twas a long time ago...Gid bless you..hooe you get a pain free day...:-) Australia
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      Thankyou Christine. I think I've heard of the tablets you mention and I will certainly be looking it up! I'm glad your daughter found a solution, I never suffered as a child, but had migraine with aura in my late teens and twenties. These are different, and include dizziness and tinnitus, so I didn't recognise it as migraine. The headaches are usually mild but constant, though I had a major one in December which saw me hospitalised. Your daughter must have suffered terribly if they were as bad as that all the time. Pleased she is now better. Thanks for your reply. 
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      For migraines I highly recommend trying Feverfew and Magnesium.  You need a high dose, so do your research on, e.g. Amazon.  This was life changing for my husband, a life long migraine sufferer (and least likely person on Earth to embrace a homeopathic remedy!).  

      If that doesn't work you look at Beta Blockers or steroids.

      And try to figure out your triggers, e.g. cheese, flashing lights.

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    I don't know if this is of any help but I've been on topiramate. I have to admit I had awful side effects but as everyone knows everybody is different when it comes to things like that. I was on amitriptaline for almost 6months and found no connection with weight gain so just goes to show
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