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Elavil Withdrawal and Tapering Help

"I cannot say enough good things about the entire Point of Return team. I will be forever grateful. - Robin (Amitriptyline)

Elavil (Amitriptyline) is the most widely prescribed Tricyclic Antidepressant and and  estimates show that 50% of all patients who discontinue treatment do so because of the excessive weight gain.  It is also linked to reduced brain function in the elderly.  Tapering Elavil is critical and expert guidance is recommended. Our NonProfit has been helping people withdraw safely for 15 Years. Contact the Prescription Drug Experts for Help!

Real Results for Elavil Withdrawal

The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually lessen the amount of Elavil while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to help ease symptoms. We eliminate Interaction items to help make Elavil withdrawal more comfortable. Our physician recommended schedules allow your doctor to taper you off Elavil correctly.  The success of our program is due to our unmatched service and unique mentoring approach. Elavil can be dangerous to abruptly or rapidly stop and our program is a proven, viable, low-cost option to continue living your life while tapering. Read program FAQ's

We are Prescription Drug Experts that Specialize in Antidepressant Withdrawals.

Key Components of Our In-Home Program

  • Skilled Experts guiding you throughout the process
  • Assessment at the onset to determine gameplan (a $400 value)
  • *Nutraceuticals specially formulated to help ease symptoms, these are utilized throughout the whole process
  • Unlike herbs and many vitamins, our nutraceuticals will not interact with any medications 
  • 24/7 discussion board with encouraging members and knowledgeable mentors
  • Recommendations for addressing isues
  • Experienced team of committed experts with 15 years experience

Every person at Point of Return has a personal story with these drugs. You are never alone

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We've helped people in 78 countries and in all 50 states of the USA


This is a low cost program with proven results


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Elavil In-Home Withdrawal Program

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At Point of Return, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we have spent the last 15 years helping people wean off Elavil correctly. With customized taper rates and all natural nutraceuticals, our program allows you to come off Elavil, once and for all, from the comfort of your home. Read program FAQs.


" I owe it all to you, and everyone else at Point of Return. Thank you for all your hard work, and your perseverance, and your blood, sweat, and tears. I can promise you, that it is all worth it! I am forever grateful, and I will never stop telling people about Point of Return." - Helen F. (New York, USA) more...

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Elavil Withdrawal Symptoms May Include

Drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, weight gain, or trouble urinating, myocardial infarction, arrhythmia, hypotension, hypertension, palpitation, tachycardia, coma, seizures, hallucinations; delusions, confused states; disorientation, incoordination, tremors, peripheral neuropathy, abnormal involuntary movements, tardive dyskinesia, dysarthria, disturbed concentration, anxiety, insomnia, restlessness, nightmares, drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, fatigue, headache, syndrome of inappropriate ADH secretion, tinnitus, hyperpyrexia, urinary retention, dilation of urinary tract, constipation, blurred vision, increased ocular pressure, skin rash, urticarial, edema of face and tongue, bone marrow depression, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, stomatitis; peculiar taste, diarrhea, black tongue, testicular swelling, breast enlargement – female, increased or decreased libido, impotence, elevation and lowering of blood sugar levels, alopecia, weight gain or loss, urinary frequency, increased perspiration 


Elavil Side Effects May Include

Dizziness, aggression, anxiety, balance issues , blurred vision, brain zaps, concentration impairment, constipation, crying spells, depersonalization, diarrhea, dizziness. electric shock sensations, fatigue, flatulence, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, hostility, highly emotional, indigestion, irritability, impaired speech, insomnia, jumpy nerves, lack of coordination, lethargy, migraine headaches / increased headaches, nausea, nervousness, over-reacting to situations, paranoia, repetitive thoughts or songs, sensory & sleep disturbances, severe internal restlessness (akathisia), stomach cramps, tremors, tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing), tingling sensations, troubling thoughts, visual hallucinations / illusions, vivid dreams, speech or visual changes, worsened depression


Other names for Elavil Include:

Amitriptyline, Endept, Tryptizol, Laroxyl

Elavil history and info

Elavil blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the central and peripheral nervous system, and it's this action that contributes to the numerous side effects, including weight gain, changes in appetite, nausea, constipation, nervousness, muscle stiffness, blurred vision and urinary retention. Elavil should not be abruptly or rapidly discontinued due to the potential of severe withdrawal symptoms. It is recommended to do a slow taper to help minimize symptoms. Contact us if you need help tapering off of Elavil or have questions.

Amitriptyline (Elavil) is the most widely used Tricyclic Antidepressant prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, insomnia, neuropathic pain and migraines.

Amitriptyline (Elavil) is often used off-label for migraine prevention, yet a study in San Diego showed melatonin was more effective for migraine prevention than Amitriptyline.

Amitriptyline was developed by Merck and initially synthesized in 1960 and approved by the FDA in 1961. Amitriptyline is on the World Health Organization's (WHO) list of most important medications needed in a basic health system.

Elavil also exerts minimal action on Serotonin but significantly on Norepinephrine and these two neurotransmitters also affect the adrenal 'flight-or-fight' system, dream sleep, mood, memory and cardiovascular function.

Elavil side effects may include seizures, urinary retention and a number of heart issues. In the United States and Australia, Amitriptyline is listed as a pregnancy category C drug, meaning it may cause problems during pregnancy. Elavil is known to interact with MAO Inhibitors and SSRIs, risking Serotonin Syndrome.

In June 2011, researchers at the University of East Anglia, Norich, United Kingdom, investigated the anticholinergic burden (ACB) meaning the blocking of acetylcholine, and listed the results. They found that Amtriptyline (Elavil) rated a three, meaning severe due to the reduction in cognitive abilities, adverse side effects and increase in mortality risk.

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*The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The products and labels mentioned / sold are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness.

* Testimonial results may vary person to person.

*The program outlined in Point of Return is not meant to substitute your doctor, instead it is to be utilized with your physician to help you with your drug withdrawal process and with his or her consent.

*Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support. More...