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?
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.
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
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.
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