Amitriptyline Withdrawal Side Effects

Amitriptyline Withdrawal Side Effects

Amitriptyline withdrawal side effects can inflict more distress than can seem possible to tolerate, which is why the Alternative to Meds Center provides the significant advantage of care and guidance while tapering from antidepressant medication in a safe and comfortable residential setting.


Through a multi-phase set of program steps, clients not only reduce and eliminate prescription meds but also can utilize health-promoting treatments to feel better than ever without medication dependency. The FDA repeatedly says things like "No-one knows how antidepressants work." or "Antidepressant drugs do not cure anything." We believe that the facts about prescription drug treatment for depression (and its off-label uses such as nocturnal bed wetting, migraines, or neuralgia) should not remain cloaked in such mystery.

One would be well-advised to research the side effects and the consequences of prescription drugs before starting such a course of drug treatment, as the results may end up being far from the intended outcome one envisioned by taking pills to improve emotional and mental health. But you likely already know these things. Rather than spend time preaching to the choir, better that we look at some information that may constructively help in understanding more about depression than the wordy warnings listed on the package insert of antidepressants.

Investigating the Causes of Depression vs. the "Quick Fix Prescription"

In life, a person can experience unwanted feelings such as a depressed mood, which might result from various factors that your caregivers may or may not have ever investigated adequately. There can exist "real-world" causes of depression, such as losing one's home, a death of someone close, feeling trapped in the wrong profession, marital difficulties, and uncountable others. There are also nutrient-related factors that can lead to fatigue, emotional sadness or "the blues," etc. which lab tests can reveal. There exist treatable nutritional deficiencies and hormone deficits. Physicians like Dr. Mark Hyman, and many others, report:

  • Lack of adequate vitamin D links to depression.
  • Lack of B vitamins or iron can also cause depressive symptomology.
  • Certain infections in the body cause certain chemicals to be released to activate the immune system, and this process can cause depressive symptoms.
  • The mercury used in dental amalgams can leach and produce reactions such as depression and other unwanted emotions.
  • And many other treatable causes for depression.

The "quick fix prescription" approach that North America and indeed the globe has been coaxed into accepting is not the only approach one can take. It only takes a moment for a doctor to sign off on a prescription for mood-altering drugs. It may take considerably longer to find out the root cause or causes of a prolonged dip in mood. However, the time it takes to recover from antidepressant withdrawal symptoms can be even longer.

So the shorter road is investigating and finding the actual cause(s) for depression and handling what you discover. However, if that road was not offered to you, you may now be facing the very difficult problems of recovering from drugs and their severe withdrawal side effects, as well as continuing to struggle with your original symptoms that led to prescription drugs in the first place.

We investigate. We aim to handle what we find. We can help you with safely tapering.

Summary of Common Amitriptyline Withdrawal Side Effects:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Depression
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia, disturbed sleep
  • Sweating
  • Panic attacks
  • Muscle pain
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Anxiety
  • Weakness
  • Crying spells
  • Depersonalization
  • Anger, irritability

Help for Treating Antidepressant Withdrawals

At the Alternative to Meds Center we have developed a residential tapering and health restorative program which has helped thousands to come off their meds and improve their health and well-being. Instead of taking on another prescription drug, would you rather find out the cause(s) of your depressive symptoms and treat those without drugs? Since the antidepressants did not provide the help you originally wanted, would you rather safely taper from them? Do you want to taper off your antidepressant medication but are afraid of the severe withdrawals?

We can help you with these issues. Call us today for an in-depth and informative conversation with our admissions staff. We would like to describe our program to you in greater detail so you can decide if this might provide a better path for your health. We do take most private insurance, so be sure to ask us about that as well. Find out more about how we may be able to assist you with treatment for Amitriptyline withdrawal symptoms.


Call us today to find out how we can help you too.

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