I was on elavil, 10 mg for 2 yrs. I weened off of it, and my
last pill was jan 18.
Since then Ive been lightheaded daily, wt gain, and just anxious.
My brain feels so zapped?
Is it possible I am having w/drawal from it, even tho it was a low
dose and did ween off it?
If so, how long does w/drawal last?
My dr appts have all been ok, bloodwork as well.
Elavil is amityptylline,it is used to treat mental/mood problems such as depression. It may help improve mood and feelings of well-being, relieve anxiety and tension, help you sleep better, and increase your energy level.
A 10 mg dose is a bit too low for an adult (of course I do not know more details about you) this dose is not likely to cause any problems for an adult. It is not clear to me, whether the effects you are experiencing are drug related or not.
I would advice a visit to your doctor who prescribed it and get evaluated, since I very much doubt that these are due to the drug.
Weight gain with antidepressants is normal and in many conditions it follows withdrawal, but only a complete evaluation is likely to tell us whatis wrong.
All the best