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Amitriptyline, Migraine and Heart Rate

Hi All, I've read through these forums many times, but this is my first post.  My son has been on amitriptyline 50 mg for approximately 5 months for migraine prevention.  He's also an athlete and is finding that he is unable to get his heart rate up.  Most of the information I have found online discuss a fast heart rate in relation to this medication.

Is it possible the medication is keeping him from achieving an increased heart rate, or could it be something else?

Thank you.
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Hello, How is your son now?  Has he been to see his doctor yet?

Please update us on what is happening.
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I would not assume that it's the medication, but have him see his doctor for a check-up and ask him this question.  These medications come with many possible side effects and while it may be the medication I would want to also have him checked out and go from there.  Take care.
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Hello, How is your son now?  Has he been to see his doctor yet?

Please update us on what is happening.
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Thanks Ladies.  Due to the weekend, we have not been to a doctor yet.  He just had an annual exam, but this never came up as we had no idea. It was found after taking him to a exercise physiologist, who we saw to possibly help find the cause of his migraines.  I will definitely pass this information along to the neurologist and see what they have to say.  Thank you both for responding.  I certainly appreciate your input.

P.S.  Also, being new to the forum, I accidentally checked "best answer" when I actually thought I was unchecking it!  oops
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Hi, Have you been on the migraine and headaches forum about this?  May help.
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Thank you!  I originally tried to post on the doctor's headache forum, but the activity dated back to 2-21-12 and there was no button to "post a question".  I totally missed the other migraine headaches forum, but will try there.  Thought this was the next best place to try since it involved an antidepressant medication.

Thanks.
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I don't know, but there might also be a forum about heart problems too.  Have a look.  
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