Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Andy, May 6, 2018.
I know amitriptyline gets recommended to help with migraines, pain and sleep problems, all things that can be an issue with ME/CFS.
At one time, depression was the #1 misdiagnosis for ME/CFS. I'll bet a lot of us old-timers have been on anti-depressants.
There was a previous study about this in 2015: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2091745?resultClick=3
This new study works with larger numbers (around 40.000 patients and 280.000 controls).
Anticholinergic drugs are also "First generation antihistamines like diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton). Drugs with diphenhydramine are also often taken as a sleep aid." (https://wa-health.kaiserpermanente.org/antihistamine-increase-risk-dementia/)
Here, some anticholinergic drugs are listed:
From the paper cited in the medscape articke:
The authors of this study say:
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