I’ve been taking elavil(amitriptyline) for a little over a year. I’m currently taking 150mg each day. It has been effective in reducing my migraine days and associated symptoms, but I’m sure anyone else who has taken it knows that it does have its side effects. I’m curious as to whether anyone else has experienced hair loss as a side effect of amitriptyline. I’ve lost a noticeable amount of hair in the past year or so, and currently have bald patches on parts of my scalp. My scalp has also become very sensitive to shampoos/conditioners/hair products.
Initially I attributed the hair loss to several other medications I had been on, but upon cessation it lingered. I then thought diet was to blame, then stress etc… I recently read that hair loss is a ‘rare’ side effect of amitriptyline, but I’ve seen little from others having experienced it.
So, if anyone has any input, I’d appreciate it!