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  • Angeles
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    Zoloft

    I'm on my 4th day of 25mg Zoloft. I still take 5mg of Elavil or 10mg.
    I think Zoloft is starting to worsen my dry eyes, I have dry eye pain as well as a headache and neck pain so I'm pretty sure is the Zoloft. I really wanted this to work. I'll probbably have to stop it and talk to my doctor on Monday...my other 2 options would be Lexapro (or Celexa) and lastly Cymbalta ....

    Anyone know if this kind of symptoms at the begining of the medication end up dissapearing?

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  • leelee88
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    Then I would talk to your Doctor because like I said it was a great mix for me..Good luck and keep me informed
    Ronda

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  • Angeles
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    Thanks for the reply. I've heard nortriptyline has less side effects than elavil and maybe you should consider it.
    I'm gaining some weight wit Elavil too, but so far I'm not worried about it b/c I was weighting 98lb in January and now 106 lbs which is actually good for me. I wouldn't want to gain more weight though since Im very petite...but right now my priority is to control pain and depression.

    I know many people complain about weight gain with Elavil and stop it b/c of that. Do we gain weith on Elavil because it makes us hungrier? or b/c the drug itself causes the weight gain?
    Would we still gain weight if we control, i.e our sugar cravings? or we'll gain weight regardless, just wondering (?)

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  • leelee88
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    SMR ..
    I was taking 25mg of elavil and 60mg of Cymbalta.. I am still on Cymbalta but had to get off the elavil due to much weight gain..But while I was on both I was feeling great.. I was almost pain free and like I said no depression..
    I am still on 60mg of Cymbalta and now taking Topamax..But the elavil worked better for me..But like I said just couldnt comtinue to gain the weight at the rapid pace I was gaining it.. Hope this helps..

    Ronda

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  • Angeles
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    Rhonda, are you still taking both Elavil and Cymbalata? if you don't mind , what dosis? and how long ago you started this treatment.
    I'm glad it is helping you depression. Hvae you noticed any improvements with your overall health after managing your depression?
    I'm trying to brek the drepression ->sickness->more dperession->more sickness cycle. I belive in mind body connection and now I'm looking for something that will help my deprssion.

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  • leelee88
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    Hello,
    I took Cymbalta with Elavil and it worked great for my depression, we were hoping it would help with the pain to. It might be helping some but I know it has saved me from the depression..Good luck...

    Ronda

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  • Angeles
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    Medication for Pain and depression

    I'm taking Elavil (5 to 10 mg) for Vulvudinya and IC pain. It helps me at that low dosis to manage the pain. I can't take a higher dosis b/c at 15 or 20 mg I get eye pain as side effect.

    I've been depressed for while b/c of this condition. I have my good days but when I have bad days it hit me harder and harder in the emotional part. It's that bad that I develop cold sores as a result of it.
    I have decided, finally, to take antidepressants to treat my depression. But I don't know if I can take Elavil (which is a tryciclic antidep) and take another medication like a SSRI antidepressant at the same time. My GP says it is ok but my Gyno suggested to see a specialist (psychiatrist) and probbably he'll know what the best medication is. I have an appointment in 1 month.
    I'm just trying to see if any of you take Elavil or northiptyline and medication for depression at the same time.
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