Fibromyalgia Syndrome :: Amitriptyline - Did It Work? Side Effects?
Mar 19, 2015
Has any one else been prescribed Amitriptyline? Did it work? Was there side effects? The list is horrendous!!
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I was just at the Gastro yesterday and was diagnosed with IBS.
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He put me on Amitriptyline hcl 10mg and told me to take it at bedtime because it can make me sleepy.
I was just curious about the drug. Does anyone know it's side effects? Does anyone have any pros / cons they'd like to add?
I hear it's an anti-depressant which worries me because I already suffer from periods of deep depression and anxiety but never wanted to take anything for it because I try to deal with it different ways (meditation, prayer, etc). I just don't want to withdrawal from it when I'm off.
I also see things that say don't mix with alcohol, but I like to enjoy a glass of wine every so often.
I've been on Amitriptyline for 6 months for pain management - lowest dose 10 mg in evening and I am getting on fine after the side effects at the start!
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This week I've been started on fluoxetine 20 mg per day for other issues. GP said it might interact with the Amitriptyline but might not so give it a go.
Has anyone else taken these two medicines at the same time? How did you feel?
I've taken fluoxetine before so I'm ready for the crazy initial side effects (off work for 4 weeks so I can get through it!)
Was diagnosed last year as having migraine with aura. started off with numbness all down my neck and left arm, confusion at times and the very odd headache. woke one morning and thought i was having a stroke... i was confused , completely numb and disoriented. went to A&E and was admitted for 5 days of tests and scans.
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i had a MRI brain scan, MRI neck scan, CT brain scan, chest x rays, neck Xrays and every imaginable blood test you could imagine. all negative and clear, except for neck MRI showing a slight bulge in the c6/c7 disc but not impinging on any nerves.
so after seeing the neurologist i was sent home with the diagnosis of migraine with aura and given a 6 month prescription for amitriptyline.
after researching the amitriptyline i decided not to take it , as i didn't feel that the rare headaches i was getting were bad and as i have a young child with some medical issues i needed to be alert at night in case he needed me.
since june i was being suffering with a constant headache, on my left side, and when its bad it goes right in behind my eyes and across my forehead. it was coming and going but its been constant for the last few days and im wondering if this is really migraine.im also suffering from regular panic attack lately . does migraine last persistently for days or weeks, should the aura symptoms not disappear when there is no headache.... i am so scared that there is something else going on even though all tests were clear.... thinking of going to GP and maybe trying the amitriptyline but from researching it seems that preventative medication is hit or miss and usually comes with side effects.....
I've been taking pregabalin/Lyrica for roughly 5yrs at 300mg a day. Today I find out that my rheumatologist wants me to start on gabapentin as well as the pregabalin, starting on 300mg eventually getting up to 900 mg a day. Has anyone else taken both these meds and have they worked? What are your experiences?
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Has anyone of you used this drug for symptoms of fibro? If so did it help? I read weight gain can be a side effect.
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one of the few meds I haven't tried yet. Anyone have good or bad reactions to it? Is there anything that actually works?
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So yesterday I went to see the RA and it appeared as if he cared. He explained that I was severe with FIBRO and that there isn't too much that he could do. He upped my LYRICA to 200 mg (not sure why as it gives me more issues than taking pain away) . He also suggested that I go to a Fibro Clinic in UF , some where in the panhandle of Florida, I can not do it (Finances, Insurance, I don't drive because of LYRICA) . He also gave me a referral for SUBOXONE This is a medicine that they usually give for people who have had problems with pain pills.The RA explained how he just read an article in how this could help me. Has any one else experienced this? Did it work?
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Selenium deficiency is considered by some naturopathic doctors the key to Fibromyalgia and CFS.
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Some even relate it with animal “Nutritional muscular dystrophy” AKA “White muscle disease”.
Should we go to the vet?
Fibro is a like a box of dark chocolate, each centered chocolate has a different symptom filling. And leaves a nasty taste in your mouth.
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FIBRO FOG MISTY CENTRE
PAIN HOT CHILLI CENTRE
AND MANY MORE NEW SYMPTOM CENTRES TO COME
I am stuck in a rut at the moment and can't seem to get myself out of it.
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I am full of good intentions to go out and about, but when the day comes it's as if I am too scared to go through the door
Any ideas on how to get motivated?
I've had problems all of my life and at the moment my condition has worsened, but unfortunately it's something that we don't talk about. I've got fibromyalgia, arthritis and herniated discs in my spine consequently I'm in a lot of pain all of the time so it's a catch 22 situation my tablets cause the constipation but I need my tablets! What's the answer?
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While the quantity of sleep can be important, what's much more important is the quality. Our bodies go through two distinct stages of sleep starting with non-REM (Rapid Eye Movement) and then into REM and cycling between the two throughout the night.
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When we first fall asleep we drop into the non-REM cycle and this can be further broken down into three stages which move closer towards a deeper sleep. It's during the last stage where our bodies repair and heal and rebuild themselves. Non-REM sleep typically lasts up to 60-90 minutes with the majority of that time devoted to a deep sleep.
After this our bodies cycle into REM sleep. The main characteristic of this cycle is the eye movements that take place and before there were EEGs and ways of measuring muscle activity it was thought that our brains simply shut-off during sleep, this was far from the truth. During REM sleep our brains are quite active and this is the time when dreams occur, if you wake up and vividly remember a dream you were probably in the middle of REM sleep. It is also thought that REM sleep enhances our memory and contributes to our mental and emotional health. It's possible that during these two cycles of sleep we go through periods of maintaining our bodies and our minds.
Adults typically need between 7.5 to 9 hours of sleep a night and during this time our bodies will move through one cycle to the next and back several times. There are also a lucky few of us who seem to be able to function on less sleep...
I'm a thirteen year old girl with an unhelpful doctor who literally doesn't want anything to do with me because I'm 'hard work' to diagnose. My family believes it's chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia or both. So that's the home treatment path I'm taking. My symptoms have been going for 6 months now and they are diarrhea, nausea, joint aches, headaches, fatigue, confusion, dizziness brain fog, tenderness, weakness and muscle pain. I've been tested for crohn's, ulcerative colitis, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, parasites, dysbiosis, virus, infections and celiac disease. I also have eczema, restless legs, irritable bowel, anxiety and gastroesophageal reflux disease. I'm not under any stress at the moment.
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i am really struggling with my fibro. The doc has told me to persevere with this tablet. He has also gave me an anti sickness tablet. I would like to know people's experiences with this please.
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I'v just been given gabapentin from my doctor. Does anyone else take this and how do you get on with it?
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I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 18 months ago and I'm having a really bad flare up at the moment and still trying to work full time! I'm a beauty therapist so I Found I don't go in I let people down! I'm struggling to walk and my back and wrist is really swollen, I'm taking nurofen and paracetamol but they're not touching it.
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I went out for a meal with work on Saturday night and have been feeling under the weather ever since. I initially said I wouldn't go but it was a special evening and I really felt that I should make an effort and go. I only had one small beer and lemonade but the food wasn't what I would normally eat and I did feel stressed as I had to sit at the top table which made it difficult to hear and join in conversations. I went to bed about 11.30 and slept for 12 hours. I spent Sunday afternoon in my pjs and slept another 12 hours last night. My muscles have been really twitchy and jerky and my appetite has been down. Do any of you suffer in either a similar way or differently after going out?
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Many people have told me there is a cure but professionals like doctors and my rheumatologist have said there is not the trouble is they say they don't actually know what the cause is as everyone is different so how can you cure what you don't know i have been researching into other professionals theories and run them but my rhuematologist and psychologist and they have said that they don't believe there is a cure yet and i have spoken to a specialist who has been researching fibro for over 40 years now and he said there is not a cure yet i have heard so many comments on this and was wondering what others thought on this subject and how many people think it's true or false
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There are over 100 symptoms of fibromyalgia what symptoms have you experienced so far with fibro.
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I got to see my RA again this Friday , he decided that I am in pain because tramadol is not enough during the day. So he wants me to take Lyrica during the day. I have been and it might be helping 10 percent but makes me want sleep and makes it hard to think. I have even stuttered a few times. My husband is sick of it , I am suppose to be ready to intern this Wednesday ,everyday til December 12th . I barely can walk for a few minutes, before I do the 90 year old walk. My husband is taking me to a pain management clinic, to help me out of pain. I would love to be out of pain and normal, but lets face it I am not too excited on treating the pain and not the problem. I don't take medicine, until now and everything I try I have the low percent chance of the side effects. I DON'T want a pain clinic, but I want to be done with this misery.
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Update from yesterday , I woke up and my rear felt as if I had fallen . It felt bruised , it's not. Then I noticed my underarms are sore too. My hubby says that I didn't fall. However, I have been found to up in the middle of the night cleaning, my husband putting me back to sleep. I don't recall any of it in the morning. What can I DO ?