Amitriptyline is an oral tricyclic antidepressant drug. It is used to treat mental and psychological problems like generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), depressive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and bipolar disorder.
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Query: Hi doctor,My problem started with pain in my lower back and buttock, and then it moved to my lateral thigh on both sides. So, it is difficult to sleep on either side. I also started experiencing neck and shoulder pain. Now, I feel pain in my arms, back, neck, shoulder, etc. I do not know what could ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is like spondylosis, both cervical and lumbar. It is a spine problem where you get pain and other symptoms due to compression of nerves between spine. So, it will cause symptoms along the course of nerves. Do you have any history of trauma to your spine? Does this pain... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old male. I am having a headache for the past seven days. It remains the whole day and gets actuated just before sleep, while using a mobile phone and during the study. Pain is consistently spread across the scalp and is mild. For the past few days, I am taking treatment f... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First dandruff treatment is not related to this. I guess your routine is the problem because such routine can lead to a constant headache and not good for health. You try to change it. Is there any stress or worries which trouble you? Do you find any blurring or difficu... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42 year old male, who weighs 210 lbs, and I am 5.11 feet tall. I have been having severe digestive and related symptoms for quite some time. I was diagnosed with IBS many years ago, but I would like a second opinion. My symptoms include severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue,... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), they are fine except some neutrophilia, which is indicative of some inflammation or infection somewhere. Overall, it is fine. Do you have any fever or burning while urination? There is a... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from insomnia for the past one year. I do get sleep, but around 1 or 2 AM, I used wake up and unable to sleep again. I am 30 years old. I am a married female and have a kid aged 3 years. I am a dentist and now, I am in stem cell research. I do not have any other health prob... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have late insomnia. If there is any associated anxiety or depression, then that should be evaluated properly. Kindly visit a psychiatrist in person. For insomnia, drugs like Amitriptyline or Mirtazapine or Trazodone can be used. These are antidepressant drugs, but ha... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have a problem with headaches. It pains at back of head all around and upper head too sometimes. Headaches are constant all day, and I am having this for a year now. I got an MRI done as well. I will attach the results here. I have a problem with sleep since long time and it seems h... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further details about your headache. Since when you started to have these headaches? Do they started from 1 year only? Or used to occur before also intermittently? If yes, since when? What kind of headaches you feel at back of head and uppe... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have general head pressure (or tension) and I suspect brain problem. GP seems to treat my symptoms as we struggle to find the root cause. My concentration level seems impaired, though not severely. I get feelings like I would pass out at times. I get weak joints at times (hands, kn... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having pressure or tension-type feeling over head. Lack of concentration, feeling of impending doom like sensation, slowed cognition, lower neck pain, and weak joints all are symptoms of primary muscle tension headache. Your hemoglobin is normal. Do thyroid ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have taken meningitis vaccination for visa process. I suffered headache with visual aura with dreamy sleep and less sleep for three months. I started treatment in India and took Cipralex, and Escitalopram. CT scan was normal. My symptoms relieved for about 80-90%. I gradually taper... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms seem to be related to tension type headache, which is a benign headache. Light and sound intolerance are features of migraine, but the other symptoms you explain, are more compatible with tension type headache. Nevertheless, I agree with your doctor tre... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have numbness, pressure following a nerve path, and tingling in the head while I concentrate more. It has been there for eight years and I have done two MRIs so far and that came back negative. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your problem but it is difficult to arrive at a conclusion with limited information. Please tell me in detail. Tell me where exactly you have numbness, I mean where in the head, on top on right, or left, or front, or back of the head? Which nerve path do y... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old male. Approximately, six to seven years back, I had urinary infection when I was sexually active with my girlfriend. I was advised to take an antibiotic course, which I did not complete at that time and the infection was not fully cured. After that incident, I used to g... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I assume that your reports have all been normal. If not, then please forward it to me. The problem is not imaginary. Such symptoms are a part of chronic pelvic pain syndrome. It might have started with an infection. Sometimes the initial trigger is not known. Even after ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have been having terrible problems with anxiety and depression. I was on Trepiline and Eltroxin for depression when I was younger and I mainly want to know if I can substitute St John's wort for 25 mg Trepiline? These episodes definitely worsen around my period, so might a vitamin B s... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. See, just because Prozac did not work for you, does not mean that you will not respond to other medicines. There are at least 15-20 types of antidepressants. Depression and anxiety are very common and a lot of people have it. It basically happens when some neurotrans... Read Full »
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