Amitriptyline and Depression?

I am 17 years old and have Chiari 0. I've been taking Amitriptyline for a few months and just recently I have been feeling extremely depressed. I told my mother today and she said she will call my doctor and talk to him about it. So, I'm just wondering if anyone has linked the two before? I read something about how people under 25 can have more worsening effects than positive.

I take amitriptylene but am over 25 years old & have never had a problem. How many milligrams are you taking & do you take it at night? Everything I have read says your doctor has to weigh the risks when prescribing to people under 24 years old.Which involve depression & more serious risks. You might want to ask your Dr. to prescribe something else. Please have your Mom read these links.

http://www.goodtherapy.org/drugs/elavil-amitriptyline.html

http://www.drugs.com/pro/amitriptyline.html

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682388.html

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-amitriptyline.htm

I am only taking 25 mg every night. It is not helping with headaches..although it is helping a little bit with my other symptoms. I still have bad episodes like a few times a month. I have never had a problem with depression before I was diagnosed. I worried myself quite a bit last night so I decided to tell my mom. I will make sure she reads those links!

Hi...

I am so sorry that you are feeling this way. I was thrilled to read that you decided to tell your mom how you are feeling.

How are you feeling today?

Please keep up posted..

I am feeling much better today. I stopped taking my medicine and am getting a new one! Feeling much happier after hanging out with friends this weekend!

lori said:

Hi...

I am so sorry that you are feeling this way. I was thrilled to read that you decided to tell your mom how you are feeling.

How are you feeling today?

Please keep up posted..