Weight loss after stopping amitriptyline

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Hi I just have a quick question I'm a male 28 years old and I hope some one can help,I was on amtitriplyine for 2 years 25mg to 50mg and I did gain weight.I came off this medication towards the end of October this year and I've lost weight without excises.I weighed myself start of last month and I was 85.5kg and now I'm 84.3kg my body fat was 23.3 and now it's gone down to 17.2 .I just want to know is this normal should the weight be losing this fast also I've dropped down 2 belt sizes in the past month

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    I was always around 10.5 stone started amitrip 25mg and within 3 months i was 12.5 stone which i was quite happy about,but then started getting palpitations daily it was the amitrip side effects so discontinued,and within a few months was back to normal weight hope this helps your question
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      Thanks for the reply Darren,did you change your eating habits or exercise?maybe I just got use to the weight gained by the medication and I thought it was normal being like that,I'm happy I'm losing it but Its just the rate it's happening at.

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      never changed eating habits my appetite just decreased once i came off amitrip..i was constantly hungry when on it but went back to my normal appetite once i came off it
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    If you are dieting and exercising then yes but if not it is a lot quickly. Probably nothing to worry about but see your doctor. will stop you worrying
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      I saw my doctor today,and he didn't seem 2 bothered with this as I already had a FBC blood test and stool test done a few weeks ago and all came back normal.he said your weight is fine and if the body fat is going down its good..he said it could be your body going back to normally after stopping amitriptyline and also I had nausea symptoms everyday since stopping the medication but thankfully in the last few days that's gone away.

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