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It is possible to break the dependence to Elavil if the withdrawal process is done correctly. The evidence on Elavil, like all tricyclic antidepressants show that even when tapered gradually, 80% of patients exhibited Elavil withdrawal symptoms. [1 So tapering off Elavil alone is not enough.  This is why our withdrawal approach implements holistic, proven, nutraceuticals (*high potency food based supplements) to help calm the nervous system while assisting in recovery.  Abruptly stopping Elavil can be detrimental to the patient, triggering withdrawals which increase the very symptoms you were seeking to treat. [2] 

We have over 17 years of proven success in breaking the dependence to tricyclic medications and we know how to diminish the symptoms safely, without the concern of interactions that may increase withdrawals. Point of Return provides a safe, effective, medically driven protocol that is completed at your home. Dependence to Elavil places extreme demands on your body and nervous system. Point of Return knows how to wean off Elavil and implements slow reduction schedules and specifically designed nutraceuticals to support the body's unique needs during a Amitriptyline taper. Let our experts guide you on the correct taper rates; ways to promote sleep without an interaction with the Elavil; while providing the encouragement you need to be successful. Break the dependence to Elavil.  The at-home Point of Return tapering program provides you real hope and a opportunity at success, please contact us today.*

    Judy - Tapering off Elavil successfully

    I cannot tell you how grateful I am to you and this program. This has been a long-time dream and now it is a reality, thanks to you.

    By Judy


    I can't find the words to express what Alesandra and Point of Return did for me!

    by Apostu
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    The early indicators of Elavil dependence is trying to reduce or stop the drug only to experience very uncomfortable Elavil withdrawal symptoms.  In addition to interruptions in sleep patterns, daytime dizziness, nausea, hypersensitivity and mood swings, flu-like symptoms can begin as your body adapts to the drug.[3] Changes in gut health, an increase in body aches, lethargy and cognitive decline can also occur and are indications your nervous system has been altered.  Many items (herbs, vitamins, over-the-counter) interact with Elavil and that is why we only use safe supplements that promote sleep, assist with cognitive function and overall body symptoms, yet are completely safe and will not interact.  We guide each client individually on tapering off Elavil so you can step down gently, at home, knowing which pitfalls to avoid and how to promote healing and true, wonderful, rejuvenating sleep.*



    Amitripytyline was marketed under the trade name Elavil but is now only available as a generic tricyclic antidepressant. It is estimated that approximately 80% of people that have used Amitriptline / Elavil  for more than eight weeks and suddenly stop will develop some symptoms of withdrawal.  For some they may be mild, others may display numerous symptoms that interfere with life. Dizziness, headaches, nausea, appetite loss, increase in pain, aching joints, sweating and psychological symptoms of anxiety, fatigue, insomnia and cognitive deficits are the most common early withdrawal symptoms.[4]  Tapering off Elavil slowly is always recommended, this minimizes the Elavil withdrawal symptoms.  We also believe in healing as you taper since Elavil does alter various neurotransmitters throughout the body that must heal. Our nonprofit has successfully helped people in 78 countries, now it's your turn!  contact us today to find out how to wean off Elavil successfully.*


    I cannot say enough good things about the entire PONT OF RETURN team. I will be forever grateful.

    by Robin

    I am so very deeply grateful. Thank you God, thank you, Point of Return. May God constantly sustain you and continue to bless your work. Helen (Protracted Elavil Weaning Success Story)



    Our Elavil At-Home Withdrawal Tapering Program combines slowly tapering off Elavil with a powerful holistic approach to minimizing Elavil withdrawal symptoms.  This allows you to step down gently from Elavil under the close guidance of Our Team, Your Physician, and Pharmacist.  Our Pre-taper is necessary to help provide relief. You do not taper Elavil until you are feeling better.  Our nonprofit has been helping people all over the world to escape Elavil and antidepressants dependence for over 17 years.  You are not alone through the process.*

    Our areas of expertise are Antidepressants, Benzodiazepines, Sleeping Pills and Painkillers on a case-by-case basis.  Our innovative approach to antidepressant tapering encompasses a holistic method to empower you on your path to recovery. Don't Wean Elavil alone, work with us.*

    Tapering off Elavil successfully with Point of Return


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    • constipation
    • weight gain or trouble urinating
    • myocardial infarction
    • arrhythmia
    • hypotension
    • hypertension
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    • coma
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    • hallucinations; delusions
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    • peripheral neuropathy
    • abnormal involuntary movements
    • tardive dyskinesia
    • dysarthria
    • disturbed concentration
    • anxiety
    • insomnia
    • restlessness
    • nightmares
    • drowsiness
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    • weakness
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    • 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*

    Thank You for Giving My Life Back to Me. I can now relax with my family and work properly. Hope this will inspire those still on their journey of healing.

    by Ewembe (South Africa) Antidepressant Withdrawal Success



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    Many variables can affect the duration and onset of Elavil withdrawal including other medications; time on the Elavil or previous medications; age; health challenges and the half-life of the drug.  Elavil affects Serotonin and Norpinephrine receptors throughout the human body [5] and these chemical messengers can alter mood, pain control, levels of anxiety and sleep. [6] Thus withdrawals also are intensified complaints of the very symptoms that were initially being treated.  Missing one dose or reducing a dose by too large an amount can trigger Elavil Withdrawal symptoms within a 12-24 hours. [8] The severity can vary from person to person with the acute phase beginning rapidly after missing a dose of sleeping pill. And while understanding the withdrawal timeline can be important, the timelines can vary significantly.  We prefer to place our focus on healing from Elavil. If you want help safely tapering off Elavil, please contact us.*

    Louise Tapering off Elavil successfully

    I am so grateful for Point of Return and for all the support I have received to help me to taper from Zoloft, which I had been on for about 14 years. The almost immediate replies to emails and arrival of orders was humbling and the wonderful support of the POR team was a great help to me throughout the whole process. I found the slow-tapering programme to be both sensible and doable and have learned so much from undertaking the programme. Thank you so much to all at Point of Return. May God bless you!

    By Louise (Antidepressant Withdrawal Success)

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      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 Amitriptyline withdrawal symptoms. It is recommended to do a slow Elavil taper to minimize withdrawal symptoms.

      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.

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

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

      Elavil (Amitriptyline) 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 (Amitriptyline) 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 (Amitriptyline) 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 Amitriptyline rated a three, meaning severe due to the reduction in cognitive abilities, adverse side effects and increase in mortality risk.*

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      Miranda - Tapering off Elavil Success Story

      “ I am so very deeply grateful. Thank you God, thank you, Point of Return. May God constantly sustain you and continue to bless your work.

      — Helen (Elavil Withdrawal Success)




      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*


      Severe: visual impairment, oliguria, seizures, suicidal ideation, ventricular tachycardia, myocardial infarction, cardiomyopathy, torsade de pointes, arrhythmia exacerbation, heart failure, stroke, AV block, tardive dyskinesia, ocular hypertension, ileus, hepatic failure, vasculitis, Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS), angioedema, lupus-like symptoms, SIADH, neuroleptic malignant syndrome-like symptoms, serotonin syndrome, agranulocytosis *

      Moderate: orthostatic hypotension, memory impairment, constipation, blurred vision, palpitations, sinus tachycardia, peripheral vasodilation, urinary retention, amblyopia, hostility, depression, impulse control symptoms, hallucinations, akathisia, delirium, psychosis, mania, edema, hypertension, hypotension, QT prolongation, PR prolongation, dysarthria, ataxia, confusion, peripheral neuropathy, involuntary movements, EEG changes, cycloplegia, hepatitis, stomatitis, jaundice, erythema, eosinophilia, hyperglycemia, hyponatremia, ejaculation dysfunction, hypoglycemia, galactorrhea, impotence (erectile dysfunction), testicular swelling, hyperthermia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, withdrawal*

      Mild: xerostomia, drowsiness, lethargy, weight gain, tremor, dizziness, hyperhidrosis, insomnia, asthenia, dyspepsia, anxiety, paresthesias, fatigue, headache, nausea, diarrhea, rhinitis, anorexia, abdominal pain, pruritus, syncope, polydipsia, agitation, paranoia, restlessness, irritability, weakness, nightmares, weight loss, mydriasis, tongue discoloration, vomiting, dysgeusia, increased urinary frequency, alopecia, rash, nurticaria, photosensitivity, breast enlargement, gynecomastia, libido increase, libido decrease, purpura, tinnitus*


      Children, suicidal ideation

      The safety and efficacy of Amitriptyline for the treatment of depression have not been established in children less than 12 years of age. In October 2004, the FDA directed manufacturers of all antidepressants to include a boxed warning detailing the risk of suicide in pediatric patients, including children and adolescents less than 18 years of age, as well as young adults. A causal role has been established for antidepressants in inducing suicidality in pediatric patients. The risk of suicidality for these drugs was identified in a pooled analysis of 24 placebo-controlled trials (n = 4400) lasting up to 16 weeks in pediatric patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), or other psychiatric disorders. The analysis showed a greater risk of suicidality during the first few months of treatment in those receiving antidepressants (SSRIs and others). The average risk of such events on drug was 4% and 2% for placebo; however, no suicides occurred in these trials. Pooled analysis of short-term clinical trials during early phase treatment with SSRIs and other antidepressants in young adults (18 to 24 years) also showed an increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior. The clinical need for an antidepressant in children or young adults for any use must be weighed against the risk of increased suicidality; patients who are started on therapy should be observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual changes in behavior, particularly within the first few months of starting therapy or at the time of dose increase or decrease; such observation would generally include at least weekly face-to-face contact with patients during the first 4 weeks of treatment, then every other week visits for the next 4 weeks, then at 12 weeks, and as clinically indicated beyond 12 weeks; additional contact by telephone may be appropriate between visits. It is unknown if the suicidality risk in children and young adults extends to longer-term therapy (i.e., beyond several months). The possibility of a suicide attempt is inherent in patients with depressive symptoms, whether these occur in primary depression or in association with another primary psychiatric disorder. All patients with a history of suicidal ideation or behaviors and those with a prominence of suicidal ideation prior to treatment are considered at an increased risk for suicidal ideation or attempts, and should be closely monitored during treatment with amitriptyline. In patients who exhibit changes in symptoms, worsening of depression or suicidality, a decision should be made to change or discontinue treatment. If discontinuing, medication should be tapered as rapidly as possible, but with recognition that abrupt discontinuation can also cause adverse symptoms. Antidepressants should be prescribed in the smallest quantity consistent with good patient management in order to reduce the risk of overdose.*   

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      According to the FDA 

      Withdrawal Symptoms After prolonged administration, abrupt cessation of treatment may produce nausea, headache, and malaise. Gradual dosage reduction has been reported to produce, within two weeks, transient symptoms including irritability, restlessness, and dream and sleep disturbance.  These symptoms are not indicative of addiction. Rare instances have been reported of mania or hypomania occurring within 2 to 7 days following cessation of chronic therapy with tricyclic antidepressants. *


      *While great care has been taken in organizing and presenting the material throughout this website, please note that it is provided for informational purposes only and should not be taken as Medical Advice. 

      *The statements/info 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. 

      *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 throughout. 

      *This program is not meant to cure or prevent any disease or illness. 

      *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 throughout the process. More..