Sweating with Amitriptyline

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Hello,

Has anyone else who uses Amitriptyline experienced problems with excessive sweating ? I was prescribed with this drug to reduce tension style headaches /anxiety - but have noticed I easily and alarmingly how much I sweat since taking it. I only have to engage in moderate exercise and it looks as if I have run a marathon ! It seems I either have to put up with the head-pressure / dizziness without the drug or the chronic sweating with it 😦

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    yes! even had the hot arms and legs in bed.

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      Thanks Paula - I am reasonably active and not too unfit for my age but was shocked at how quickly I dehydrate / sweat since using this drug. It can be quite embarrassing and makes me feel like a sweaty old man !

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      Hi Crispy, your post has just reminded me, I used to have to drink loads as had a dry mouth alot, even used to have to get out of bed to get some water at night, so it all sounds normal to me.

      Its a case of weighing up the side effects with the good the meds are doing you. For me, I couldnt cope with the side effects so took myself off them.

      All the best to you.

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      i also get hot feet and legs in bed but i thought it was because of my spinal cord injury thats left me with partial paralysis from the shoulders down (only partial paralysis. nothing too severe) The amitryptilline is or nerve pai and pins and needles and its very effective.

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    yes! even had the hot arms and legs in bed.

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      I have also noticed that I seem to now have a strong desire for sugar ! Can't complete a working day without a bag of sweets being handy !!

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      Have a good read of the patient leaflet that comes with your meds, I didnt and wish I had done, I now read everything.

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    I didn't have sweating but after long term use this drug literally made my cognitive abilities shrink to the point I failed 2 tests & was labeled as having dementia! I was set up for an appt with a neuropsychologist! While waiting for the appt my Dr said let's take you off some meds. I stopped 1, but symptoms continued. When I stopped amitryptiline (horrible debilitating withdrawals) my brain worked fine & I passed cognitive tests 100%.

    Maybe more info than you wanted but I always warn people this drug can be dangerous. If you're already having issues I urge you to try to find another medicine!

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      Hi Lala, I remember your story, you helped me alot, I have also recovered well and all my scary symptoms have disappeared, and just wanted to say, I couldnt agree more with you with regards to staying well away from this medication.

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    ive taken it for 12 years for nerve pain following a spinal cord injury. initially i was taking 75mgs but, over the years, ive improved and i now only take 20mgs. i sweat a lot from my face but only in hot weather and i cant say its a side effect of the drug. Probably more to do with the menopause. Im now 67 years old. On the higher dosage i used to get a very dry mouth, but not now. what dose are you taking?

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