Dry mouth & nausea

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I have been perscribed 10mg for first week increasing to 20mg in a weeks time but for how long I dont know. I am so nervous about the effects but am prepared to try anything after having history of depression with me and my family. Has only been a couple of days but must say having difficulty sleeping, my mouth is so dry like I'm thirsty and wierd disorientation and nausea feeling. Is this just paranoia about the tablets? I am worried as the only thing keeping me going is my job and I dont want the medication to effect me with work colleagues etc. Can anyone give me any hope or indication of whats going to happen.

I dont want to be taking them for long but have an appointment again with gp in 3 weeks.

Can anyone give any thoughts about my symptoms?

Thanks to anyone who replies.


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    Hi cathy,

    I've been on these tablets for 7 month now ( 10mg ).

    The side effects are nomal unfortunately, i suffered with all the side effects, dry mouth, sweating, nausea, palpatations.

    Believe me they DO pass, it took about 4 weeks for the tablets to work.

    After the 4 weeks i felt like my old self again :D

    I don't care if i have to stay on them forever they make me feel normal.

    Good luck

    michele x p.s just drink plenty of water for your dry mouth.

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    Hi Marie, Michele and Andrea

    Hope you are all well.

    Off to see rheumi this morning hope she refers me to specialist? Hubby going with me to help fight my case.

    Hope you all have a good day will let you know how I get on later.


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    Thanks Michelle.

    I am a bit nervous after reading some of peoples experiences here and wonder if I should ask the doc to keep me at the 10mg dosage.? Dont feel so bad today but gotta keep my eye on it I guess.

    Do you know if you drink alcohol is the effect really bad? I have got a few social things coming up which I want to go to but am nervous about having a drink any experiences there?


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    Hi Everyone

    Hope you all had a nice day even though its been so wet.

    Not such a good day for me am now on 10mg a day of Amitriptyline so hope it does something. No counselling and no CBT I am not a suitable candidate. I wonder how they worked that one out without even seeing me. :evil:

    Off to take my pill and bed.


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    Hi cathy,

    Regards to having a drink on cit, i didn't have one for first few weeks.

    I spoke to my sis in law who is on the same tabs, she said have one see how you feel.

    Maybe have a glass of wine or beer, i found the alcohol affected me quicker than normal. Felt a bit rough next day but ok if you don't overdo it.

    michele x

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