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, 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 hav... Read Full »
I have recurrent shooting headaches five years after a traumatic brain injury. Kindly help me.
Query: Hi doctor, I have had persistent, recurrent headaches and shooting head pains due to a concussion from a traumatic brain injury, that I acquired five years back. The doctor has described my headaches as tension-type headaches, I have pain behind the eyes mainly, but it can be on the top of the head... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know few more details about your problem. Since when you started to have this problem? Did it start immediately after the accident? Or it started after some gap? In which part of the head do you have headaches mostly? Is it only behind the eyes? ... Read Full »
I was diagnosed with IBS many years back. How to get rid of its symptoms?
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 »
Is Amitriptyline better for tension-type headaches?
Query: Hi doctor, I had a mild balance problem while walking, a month and a half back. I did not have vomiting or nausea. I was put on Betahistine and B-Citam for 30 days, which cured 99 % of my balance problem. But, I felt dizzy the whole day. I also have a mild difficulty in swallowing, so I consulted a ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query with keen interest and understand your concerns. While considering your symptoms in totality and reviewing diagnosis made by other doctors in the past, I feel a fair trial of low dose Amitriptyline should be given. Most of my patients with similar presen... Read Full »
I am suffering from one side headache. How do i find headache specialist?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from one side headache since last 10 years. I was diagnosed with paranasal sinuses. I am taking medicines for sinus problem and a few periods for migraine. But no results found. Please guide me. Which department should I consult and get treated? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your description fits into migraine headache. Migraine headaches occur usually on one side of head and have severe throbbing sensation associated. They can be accompanied with vomiting, photophobia (severe sensitivity to light) and phonophobia (fear of noise). You can ... Read Full »
Does my MRI explain as to why am I feeling lost and confused?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old woman who has been experiencing mental confusion, concentration problems, memory loss, blurry vision, burning sensation in my head, personality change, and short-term memory loss. I forget conversation, repeat questions over and over, zone out when people are talking t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your MRI of the brain is normal, except some sinusitis. I would like to ask a few questions. Since when are you experiencing these symptoms? Do you have a headache or vomiting? Is there any history of seizures or loss of consciousness? How is your sleep? Are you tak... Read Full »
My friend is frequently suffering from an ear pain. What could be the cause?
Query: Hello doctor, My friend is frequently suffering from an outer ear pain these days. She told me that since she tends to catch a cold, it might be due to that. I fixed an appointment with an ENT yesterday, but surprisingly he told that she does not have any issues with her ear, nose, and throat. It m... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your friend has been taking Franxit (Amitriptyline, Chlordiazepoxide) for how long? Any anti-depressant medication should not be abruptly stopped, and all somatic symptoms and even fatigue, headache, and nervous instability could be related to sudden withdrawal also.... Read Full »
What can be done to relieve intermittent headache?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a headache and feel like my head is spinning about two to three times a day. I also feel weak. I have no gallbladder and have acidity. I am currently on homeopathy medication. Read Full »
Answer: Hi. Welcome to icliniq.com. To help you better I need to know the following, Since when are you having these symptoms? Is a headache continuous or intermittent? How is your sleep? Ever got your blood pressure checked recently? Any visual issues? Read Full »
What could be the reason for frequent imbalance, restlessness and palpitations?
Query: Hello doctor, I took a banana shake and started feeling imbalance so I came back home because of restlessness, imbalance, and palpitations. I vomited that night so the next day I went to the hospital, there intensive care doctor said it is due to high acidity at that time my BP was 150/90 mmHg and ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all your records. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Symptoms like imbalance while sitting and walking with head heaviness, restlessness and palpitations with stress precipitating them indicate a non-organic or what we call as a func... Read Full »
Why do I have constant headaches after a head injury?
Query: Hello doctor,I had a head injury last week. I started doing normal activities after five days, but now I have a constant headache. I have an exam later this month. What should I do? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. The presence of a headache after head injury is present in 20 % to 30 % of individuals, but most often, it is related to stress and other factors rather than the head injury itself. The possibility of stress causing this ... Read Full »