Amitriptyline.

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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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 »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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 »

What could be the reason for tightness in the head, chest, and abdomen?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had sensations of tightening in my head, face, chest, and abdomen on and off several times a day. I had them last week and it lasted a couple of days and went away for a week until now. Today, I have them more. It is like a light contraction feeling that lasts for a few minutes.  Read Full »


Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A tightening sensation requires a little more description. It is difficult to comment upon without more information. Are you going through any stress. There cannot be a single neurological cause for your symptoms. Most likely it is benign. So do not worry. But, if y...  Read Full »

What are the alternatives for tablet Amitriptyline to induce sleep?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 49-year-old female with a height of 164 cm and a weight of 97 kgs. Ten years back, I had a gastric bypass, so I lost up to 50 kgs. But now I have gained 30 kg. I have been concerned about my weight for the past 25 years. I do not have co-morbidities but have a congenital issue on my...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi,Welcome back to icliniq.com.Your condition requires a multi-systemic approach. First, we should identify the secondary cause of unhealthy weight. From the reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), you have elevated serum ferritin and C-reactive protein. Are you suff...  Read Full »

How to treat chronic headaches and panic attacks after stopping smoking?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from headaches for the past 80 days. I smoked four cigarettes every night and two every day early in the morning for 30 days, and then I stopped it with nicotine gum. From the past 160 days, I am suffering from insomnia. Five days after I quit smoking, I started ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Bupropion can worsen the headache. As of now, you can increase the dose of Amitriptyline, Propranolol, and Flunarizine after consulting your treating doctor. Meanwhile, you can use Naproxen or Sumatriptan fo...  Read Full »

What is the reason for severe chronic right-sided vibrating pain in my head?

Query: Hi doctor,I suffer from severe pain on the right side of my head from several years. The pain is especially in the area between the frontal lobe and parietal lobe, probably in the area of the motor strip and sensory strip. The pain is in the form of vibrations of low frequency. The painful vibrati...  Read Full »


Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have unilateral discomfort over head and face, which is intermittent. It does not fit into migraine or trigeminal neuralgia. It looks like stress related probably. I would suggest tablet Amitriptyline 10 mg, once a day at night for a month. Meditation along with this ...  Read Full »

I took Sibelium for migraine but gained weight instead. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from a migraine for the past five years. I took Sibelium for four years, but it caused me to put on so much weight. So, I stopped taking it. Now, I have a migraine again. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Surbhi Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. A chronic migraine needs prophylactic treatment for decreasing the frequency of the migraine attacks and remission. For management of a migraine, I suggest the following: Avoid fasting, skipping or delaying ...  Read Full »

How to cure my sister's headache that does not subside with pain medication?

Query: Hello, My sister has headaches from the last six months. Earlier, it was random, but from the last two months, it is continuous. The MRI is normal and no medicines are working. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be a migraine or tension type headache. Please revert with the following details: Are the headaches one-sided or on both sides?  Are the headaches pulsating in nature?  Is the frequency daily or intermittent?  Is it associated with nausea or vomiting? Reve...  Read Full »

What is the reason for throbbing pain in the forehead, eyes, and ears for the past two months?

Query: Hi doctor, I have suffered from sinus congestion in the past, but this time my headaches are different and the time is much longer. Normally, I get pain in my forehead and eyes. This time the pain is in my forehead, eyes, ears, and it feels like my neck is throbbing. It is like I am being held upsi...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The description of your headache fits into migraine-type headaches. I need following details further to help you better: How many days in a week do you get these headaches? Do you have any vomitings or sensations associated? How is your sleep? Any visual issues? Any wei...  Read Full »

How to cure the left-sided headache along with eyes and ear pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a left-sided headache and was advised an MRI. I was told by my doctor that it was a migraine. He prescribed Betacap TR in the morning, Tryptomer at night, and Naxdom 500 in the case of a severe headache. But suddenly, there is a left-sided pain with eyes and ear pain.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.I read your query and understand your concerns. A migraine is often characterized by unilateral headaches and often affects young females like you. It is often accompanied by eye pain. The treatment prescribed by your doctor is according to the standard clinical practic...  Read Full »

I have constant headaches on one side. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old male, and I have constant headaches on one side of the head for 19 consecutive months. When I was studying for exams two years back, I had a sudden headache that was concentrated on the right back side of my head. It was uncomfortable enough for me to miss classes for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am a headache consultant, and I need further information from you to classify the type of headache you have and the treatment required: Is the headache pulsating in nature? Any vomitings associated with the headaches? Any visual issues associated? Any sleeping disturba...  Read Full »

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