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Tiredness fatigue in morning – Side effects of Amitriptyline

Patient: I Wake up in morning feelinf really sleepy and tired. More so than at night. I eat healthy and go to the gym. Ib I take amitriptyline for migranes before I sleep shall I take this earlier in day? Or is thi something else?

 

 

Doctor: Amitriptyline is in a class of drug known as tricyclic antidepressants. There are many side effects of amitriptyline, an d one which is quite notorious is symptoms of drowsiness, constipation, dry mouth and fatigue. You may need to consult with your doctor if your symptoms continue for a period of time. Also you may wan to decrease the intensity of your workout during this time. Giving a break for a few days may help with your symptoms

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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