Weight gain on very low dose

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I have been on Amitriptyline 10mg at night for migrane and tension headaches treatment for 4 months, and gained 4 kilos without changing my eating habits, which were always very healthy . Actually on the last month seing that My clothes were not fitting, I did a extremely strict diet, went down to 5mg and saw no difference in my body.  Did anyone one gained much weight on such a low dose? Without eating more? I heard that this drug could make you put weight on but I just don’t understand how, if there are no changes. I am thinking about stopping it, although it helps me with the intensity of the headaches, because of this weight issue. If anyone knows an alternative for headaches treatment that also helps with the sleep without this weight gain, please let me know! Thanks

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    hi there. Me too. I'm only on 10mg at night, for nerve pain. Although it's helping slightly with that , I too have gained 5lbs...Depressing to say the least. The Dr says no but I don't believe him, as I too am not rating any more than I usually do...

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    I've found just the same. I've taken 10-20 mg at night for the occasional month or so over the last 2 years and it helps with sleep and neck pain BUT I put on weight. The GP thought it "very unlikely" that such a low dose could be the culprit but I beg to differ. The Drugs.com patient forum is pretty interesting too.

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