Elavil Withdrawal

Elavil Withdrawal

We know of answers at Alternative to Meds Center that are alternative to struggling with a continuous battle of Elavil withdrawal symptoms.


What is Elavil?

Elavil is the brand name for Amitriptyline. This medication is a Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) and acts predominantly as a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. Tricyclics were discovered during the 1950s amidst the psychopharmacology birth, however were not released until the next decade. Named after their chemical structure which contains three atom rings, TCAs inhibit reuptake (re-absorption) of Norepinephrine and Serotonin, and to a lower extent Dopamine. This is a process which increases the amount of neurotransmitters within the brain. TCAs also block transmission in cholinergic synapses, which causes an anti-cholinergic effect, accounting for the several side effects of this drug.  Don’t allow Elavil to take over your life.

What are the risks of Elavil use?

Acetycholine is a neurotransmitter in the brain that counteracts Elavil, potentially causing memory loss, weak muscles, dry mouth, dizziness, constipation, slowing of urination, and blurred vision. Tricyclics can become dangerous when mixed with other drugs. Irregular heart rhythms may occur when mixed with other Tricyclics. Increased cardiac issues may present when TCAs are mixed with SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). Combining use with antidepressant Bupropion may increase the risk of seizures. Concurrent administration with MAO Inhibitors may increase risk of developing Serotonin Syndrome (a potentially fatal condition), hypertensive reaction or low blood pressure. The risks mentioned above are just some of the potential reasons that may require Amitriptyline withdrawal in order for the user to avoid serious health issues.  You can stop struggling with depression and Elavil withdrawal right now.

Why do people stop taking Elavil?

Side effects are one of the most common reasons users may either choose or be forced into quitting Elavil use. However, in addition to required reasons for going through antidepressant withdrawal, many medication users simply want to feel connected to life again, manage depression or other conditions more naturally, stop suffering from medication side effects, medication dependency or addiction, and withdrawal symptoms. Our drug treatment program provides professional Elavil withdrawal help to walk individuals through the process of stopping this medication.  Don’t wait any longer to embark on your passage to wellness.

What is Elavil withdrawal?

Elavil withdrawal side effects can occur when Elavil, also known as Amitriptyline, has been discontinued by its user; especially when stopped too quickly or suddenly. Elavil withdrawal symptoms can include anxiety, concentration impairment, crying spells, dizziness, depersonalization, fatigue, highly sensitive emotions, irritability, lack of coordination, insomnia, lethargy, insomnia, migraine headaches, nervousness, nausea, paranoia, sleep and sensory disturbances, stomach cramping, tremor, tinnitus (ear buzzing or ringing), tingling sensations, worsened depression, troubling thoughts, illusions, hallucinations, restlessness, flu-like symptoms, and diarrhea. Elavil withdrawal help can greatly eliminate or entirely prevent these side effects.  A scientific way of approaching depression.

Why does stopping Elavil cause withdrawal symptoms?

An individual may not be imbalanced chemically in their brain to begin with; however, the medication can cause real imbalances to develop such as a Serotonin deficiency. Antidepressants do not help to make Serotonin, they stop the reuptake. Serotonin is supposed to be re-up-taken, so that the synapse may use it again. It’s similar to the way that Cocaine use combats depression for a short time only. The cocaine will spend all of the persons Dopamine, not create it. When an individual is in antidepressant withdrawal, they may suffer sleepless, anxiety, over stimulation, or even symptoms similar to OCD and Tourette’s. This is often because of the now truly present imbalance in the individual’s brain, commonly a Serotonin deficiency. Professional Elavil withdrawal treatment should be obtained to monitor and help lessen withdrawal.  Through minimizing your withdrawal you can focus on your new Elavil-free life.

How can Elavil withdrawal be eased? 

Alternative to Meds Center’s program employs targeted IV nutrients and oral supplements which are created to specifically create Serotonin in order to combat symptoms of Amitriptyline withdrawal while the medication is being withdrawn. This is combined with discovering the medical reasons of why the individual was originally suffering with depression, which can create long lasting success being happy and free of prescription medication. Our drug treatment program additionally includes the use of lab tests, natural substances that stabilize neurochemistry, medication tapering methods for stopping Elavil, detoxification of accumulated environmental neurotoxins, peer support, personal exercise training, yoga, massage therapy, and other natural therapies to fight depression and provide comprehensive Elavil withdrawal help.  We implement scientific solutions for mental health.


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