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Has anyone ever taken this? (Little TMI)

Anonymous
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Has anyone ever taken Amitrityline aka Elavil? My DR put me on this 2 weeks ago and I am experiencing a couple very annoying side effects that I have not found on the list of side effects that I have looked up. I am suddenly having pain in my nipples and during sex having trouble finishing. This is very frustrating. I am taking this for stress and insomnia, but it isn't helping either and adding to the stress. I am waiting on a call back from the DRs office, but I just want to know if this is common for others.

Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 8, 2017 at 6:49 PM
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left.drowning
by Fix Me on Aug. 8, 2017 at 6:51 PM
Heres a bump
KendallsMommee
by Spoiled SAHM on Aug. 8, 2017 at 6:52 PM
Bump
PinkButterfly66
by Diamond Member on Aug. 8, 2017 at 6:53 PM

I have taken amitriptyline for sleep for a long time and I've never had that side effect.  How much are you taking?   

sheetsnthings
by CasualSprinter on Aug. 8, 2017 at 6:53 PM
Haven't taken it but here's a bump
LoveAll3306
by Party Specialist on Aug. 8, 2017 at 6:53 PM
No idea. Here's a bump.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 8, 2017 at 6:54 PM

10mg before bed. 

Quoting PinkButterfly66:

I have taken amitriptyline for sleep for a long time and I've never had that side effect.  How much are you taking?   


PinkButterfly66
by Diamond Member on Aug. 8, 2017 at 7:01 PM

That's a low dose.  Sexual problems is a known cause of SSRIs.  And if you're experiencing them with such a low dose, you probably should try and find something else for sleep.  

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/ssris/art-20044825

Have you tried melatonin?  How about Tryptophan?  And a boron supplement (12-15mg) will help your pineal gland produce melatonin more effectively.  It won't happen over night though.  

If the cause of your insomnia is an over active mind, you might want to give lithium orotate a try.  It's an OTC supplement.  

Quoting Anonymous 1:

10mg before bed. 

Quoting PinkButterfly66:

I have taken amitriptyline for sleep for a long time and I've never had that side effect.  How much are you taking?   



Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 8, 2017 at 7:03 PM
Difficulty orgasming is a common side effect of meds in that class.
mama_danetta
by She's so heavy on Aug. 8, 2017 at 7:04 PM
Antidepressants often cause anorgasmia.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 8, 2017 at 7:05 PM

I have tried melatonin and Diphenhydramine. Neither work and melatonin has bad side effect in my digestive area. I want to change this med because it isn't working.

Quoting PinkButterfly66:

That's a low dose.  Sexual problems is a known cause of SSRIs.  And if you're experiencing them with such a low dose, you probably should try and find something else for sleep.  

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/ssris/art-20044825

Have you tried melatonin?  How about Tryptophan?  And a boron supplement (12-15mg) will help your pineal gland produce melatonin more effectively.  It won't happen over night though.  

If the cause of your insomnia is an over active mind, you might want to give lithium orotate a try.  It's an OTC supplement.  

Quoting Anonymous 1:

10mg before bed. 

Quoting PinkButterfly66:

I have taken amitriptyline for sleep for a long time and I've never had that side effect.  How much are you taking?   



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