Tricyclics are chemical compounds that contain three interconnected rings of atoms.

Many compounds have a tricyclic structure, but in pharmacology, the term has traditionally been reserved to describe heterocyclic drugs.

The increase in risk is the greatest in the early stages of treatment, with a dramatic increase after initiation, reaching a peak within 1 month for tricyclics and 8 months for SSRIs.

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Use of antidepressant medications that act on the serotonin system has been linked to detrimental impacts on bone mineral density (BMD), and to osteoporosis.

This article reviews current evidence for such effects, and identifies themes for future research.

Expand...k M said it took a month for her, it worked within days for me.

They gave it to me for fibro and it helped a lot, and I was the one who noticed a better mood and less headaches.

Dear friends, I need help understanding the difference between regular antidepressant and tricyclic ones. Seeking peace, Tee I was on amitriptyline for depression for years when there wasn't any other kind. That seems to be the only time I'm not in pain.

When I saw my doctor last week, we discussed all the antidepressants I had taken prior to Celexa and Mirtazapine. It didn't help for depression like effexor helps me now. Dear Kaismama, I'm sorry for not answering sooner. I'm hoping the amitriptiline will take effect soon. In peace, Tee Tee, my understanding of the wording TRI cyclic, may not be 100% correct, but the way I understood TRI cyclic was 3 cycles, and that light or darkness affected the way the body is reacting to the tri cyclic.

Current use of SSRIs and tricyclics increases fracture risk by as much as twofold versus nonusers, even after adjustment for potential confounders.

While there is a dose–response relationship for SSRIs, the effect does not appear to be homogeneous across the whole class of drugs and may be linked to affinity for the serotonin transporter system.

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Got rid of a lot of headaches when I started it, and I felt more happy almost immediately.