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Review: could Amitriptyline cause Chronic fatigue syndrome?

Summary: Chronic fatigue syndrome could be caused by Amitriptyline, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Zestoretic, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 5,588 people who have side effects while taking Amitriptyline from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Chronic fatigue syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Chronic fatigue syndrome and more.

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Amitriptyline hydrochloride

Amitriptyline hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 6,988 users) has active ingredients of amitriptyline hydrochloride. It is often used in migraine.

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (disorder that causes extreme fatigue) (latest reports from 12,162 patients) has been reported by people with acne, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, pain.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 5,464 people reported to have side effects when taking Amitriptyline hydrochloride. Among them, 9 people (0.16%) have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. They amount to 0.08% of all the 11,913 people who have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Chronic fatigue syndrome in Amitriptyline hydrochloride reports

Time on Amitriptyline hydrochloride when people have Chronic fatigue syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Chronic fatigue syndrome0.00%16.67%0.00%0.00%50.00%16.67%16.67%

Gender of people who have Chronic fatigue syndrome when taking Amitriptyline hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
Chronic fatigue syndrome55.56%44.44%

Age of people who have Chronic fatigue syndrome when taking Amitriptyline hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Chronic fatigue syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%11.11%0.00%33.33%55.56%0.00%

Severity of Chronic fatigue syndrome when taking Amitriptyline hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Chronic fatigue syndrome0.00%50.00%25.00%25.00%

How people recovered from Chronic fatigue syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Chronic fatigue syndrome0.00%25.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (3 people, 33.33%)
  2. Hypertension (2 people, 22.22%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (2 people, 22.22%)
  4. Back pain (2 people, 22.22%)
  5. Pain management (1 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zestoretic (3 people, 33.33%)
  2. Norvasc (3 people, 33.33%)
  3. Fosamax (3 people, 33.33%)
  4. Coumadin (3 people, 33.33%)
  5. Plavix (3 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I am doing much better now then I was a few years ago however I still haven't recovered from a lot of the symptoms. My tablets help but only a little and I believe my tablets may cause some of the symptoms.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • I suffer from a variety of conditions, degenerative spondylosis, manic depression, psoriatic arthritis, arthritis, IBS, Fibromyalgia, leukocytes in urine, psychotic episodes, folic acid deficiency anaemia, osteomalacia.

    Reply

  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • Lung function tests outcome - OK for someone with Primary Sjogrens Syndrome. Sprirometery Tests - 320 (normal between 300 - 400) GP told me. Hypoxia diagnosed when I went for pre-op testing and again after op. GP told me everything was normal.
    After knee arthroscopy recently - surgeon told me I had chondro-calcinosis (Pseudogout). Now Rheumatologist has informed me that I have real Gout. He is thinking now about putting me on another drug! Nurse Specialist has suggested Iloprost Infusion - yet another drug. I meet none of the risk factors for gout so I am wondering if I am experiencing side effects from the other drugs I am on. I work for the NHS full time and have to for some years to come as I am the only breadwinner. Thanks for your website - very informatve. Kind regards. Chris Kirwan (Mrs)

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