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Elavil

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Other Names: Amitriptyline   Endep   Laroxyl   Vanatrip

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Other Names: Gabapentin   Gabarone
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Amitriptyline (Elavil, Tryptizol, Laroxyl, Sarotex, Lentizol) is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). It is the most widely used TCA and has at least equal efficacy against major depression as the newer class of SSRIs. As well ... Read more on Wikipedia
Gabapentin (brand names Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin, Nupentin) is a pharmaceutical drug, specifically a gamma-Aminobutyric acid Analogue (chemistry). It was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By NinaJ
July 13, 2014
NinaJ wrote
3 months on Neurontin
You have lymphoma.
Shirley Klumm  |  September 18, 2014
i think neurontin gave me RA. I have been on and off for a few years 5(5 maybe) only because i was on and off insurance. the withdraw is awful ! but the arthritis pain, swelling, didnt go away even after a year of being off. now im going to a specialist because i tested positive for rheumatoid. i think the neurontin caused it somehow or kicked it in maybe. but ive allready read about 4 people having this happen in the 20 minutes googleing. hmmm
april  |  August 22, 2014
I stopped taking the neurontin, weening myself off if it and a month later still having bad arthritis pain. I hope you have stopped taking it as well.
Hi Sonya  |  July 23, 2014
I have been taking Neurontin for about 2 1/2 months and I am having some of the same symptoms. I wake up most mornings with both arms (from my elbows on down) are numb and in pain. My feet swell very mad also and so does my face. I started out taking 100mg three times a day to taking 300mg four times a day. I'm still in constant pain and my mood swings are horrible. My lymph nodes under my arm is also swollen, red, and painful. I have migraines. I totally understand how you feel.
Sonya  |  July 14, 2014
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By debi
January 19, 2014
debi wrote
elavil and stomach pain
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By poole
December 15, 2013
poole wrote
taking elavil and magnesium oxide
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She needs potassium. I would bet my tablet on it. Have you looked into sinus problems about the migraines. That was my trigger I had migraines since I was 3 and only recently figured out it was sinus related and could be treated with sudafed. Nothing else ever worked. Its very common to need more potassium when taking magnesium and potassium deficiency can cause leg cramps, good luck
samantha  |  March 5, 2014
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By Vanessa
December 9, 2013
Vanessa wrote
Neurotin
I love your concluding sentence.
So true. I love this med too. I might even be addicted to it! (Not really).
But its awesome :D
Crystal  |  August 29, 2014
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By Teengirlie
October 2, 2013
Teengirlie wrote
I fainted while getting out of the shower
It is the medicine. These is my second time on Elavil. The first time was ten years ago for migraines and I fainted at work. The doctor took me off of it. I was places back on it 9 months ago. I was fine on 25mg for 3 months. Then I was increased to 50mg. I passed out two weeks later later
lil ray  |  February 21, 2014
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By IMT
September 7, 2013
IMT wrote
Gabapentin, Lyrica & Peripheral Neuropathy & Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
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What patients are saying about Elavil vs. Neurontin

3,272 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
ANY MEDS THAT WORK JUST AS WELL WITHOUT THAT SIDE EFFECT...
...NEURONTIN YET. I KNOW THIS MAY SOUND VAIN, BUT AS A WOMAN WITH THIS CONDITION, LETS JUST SAY IT'S PRETTY HARD ON THE SELF ESTEEM. MENTALLY I DON'T THINK I COULD HANDLE ADDING EXCESSIVE WEIGHT G...
ANY MEDS THAT WORK JUST AS WELL WITHOUT THAT SIDE EFFECT...
...NEURONTIN YET. I KNOW THIS MAY SOUND VAIN, BUT AS A WOMAN WITH THIS CONDITION, LETS JUST SAY IT'S PRETTY HARD ON THE SELF ESTEEM. MENTALLY I DON'T THINK I COULD HANDLE ADDING EXCESSIVE WEIGHT G...
once he went to Neurontin his twitching got much better. So...
...It was made worse by the med Elavil he was on ...of his illness, once he went to Neurontin his twitching got much better. So just wondering if...
for nerve pain. i'd like to say though, while it does work...
...helps for nerve pain. i'd like to say though, while it does work somewhat, i do find that elavil worked better. but i didnt ...effects so i switch over to neurontin. i sometimes question...
elavil and neurontin works great for nerve pain. elavil...
...works great for nerve pain. elavil helps me sleep all night otherwise I would be up all night...
is a good med for irriateted nerve problems I know...
...and neurontin is a good med for irriateted nerve problems I know elavil has help me tremendously at night ever...
that elavil worked more quickly than neurontin did. I took...
...I switched from elavil to ...take both. I remember that elavil worked more quickly than neurontin did. I took neurontin for my rls, not necessarily...
elavil 300mgs of neurontin, I rarely have bladder symptoms...
...a quick reply, I am on elmiron now for 3months I am on 25mgs of elavil 300mgs of neurontin, I rarely have bladder symptoms it's mostly urethral my...
for 6 months without any significant side effects, except...
...I took Neurontin for 6 months without any significant side effects, except ...neither the Neurontin nor the Elavil helped me. (I did have problems with weight gain on Elavil) -Kitty -----...
different.To me neurontin has been a life safer and has kept...
...know that before I started Elavil I looked up the side effects and it said ...but it didn't happen. I guess everyone is different.To me neurontin has been a life safer and has kept me off of har...
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