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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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 »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

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 »


Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

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 »

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 »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

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 »

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 »

My husband has forgotten to carry his medicines during travel. Will he be fine?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband underwent a surgery for pituitary macroadenoma. He is under medication. He is taking Histone tablet and the dosage is 10-5-5 (mg). He is advised to continue this for three months. But, he has gained a weight of 10 kg in the last month. Also, he complains that he has severe a...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The weight gain could be related to a hormonal imbalance. For this reason, I would recommend checking his pituitary gland hormones again: ACTH (adrenocortical tropic hormone). TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone). FSH (follicle-sti...  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. For the past 160 days, I have been suffering from insomnia. Five days after I quit smoking, I sta...  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 ...  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 »

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 »

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