I have not been around in a long time, i still come by and read everyones posts. I wanted to tell you my experience with Amitryptlian (sp). I was on it for about 2 and half months, and it did not help me at all. Now i now we are all different. The reason I wanted to stop was the extreme weight gain, in that span of time i gained 25 pounds. Doctor told me this was normal for that drug, well not normal for me, lol. Just research it some more. I take gapentin- Neurotin for my nerve pain and it works great. I just dont use it everyday because then when i do my body becomes so use to it, when i really need it to work it does not. I take it when the nerve pain is bad and it helps me a lot. I tried lyrica and it gave me horrible nightmares and i could not sleep on it.
hi im rachel im 19 and from the uk. i suffer from chronic pain in the abdo from a iliostemy reversal when i was a baby, iam on mst, oramorph and amitriptyline it is used to treat depression but it helps with nerve ending pain. what dose are you on and what time of day do you have to take it??? if at night it will ease the pain but it will make you drowsy but your body will relax. if i can be of any help email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
hope its helped rachel
iv been on them for 6 months and i take them about a hour before i go to bed so i can sleep straight away. i started on 25mg now im on 150mg at night. they usually have a effect straight away and if your feeling down about the pain your in they help with that. hope it all goes well and as i said before if i can help at all reply to this message and il get a email telling me youv replied.
take care and good luck. let me know how it goes.
sorry just reread your reply listen theres something my gp (physcian) said to me, "if you can accept youv got pain and get help with dealing with the emotional side of it alot of people find the pain eases" did not understand at first but now do. im seeing a pain management team although they told me the only thing they can offer is a pain management programme. its a 5 day course where i see i psychiatrist and occupational therapist a physiotherapist and have froup descussions and alot of ppl iv spoke to have said theyv had some relief. whan you next see your doctor or the pain people ask if its available in your area. im not saying it will but it really might help. if pain drugs arent working to good then maybe that will im in the same position in pain 24 hours a day even with all the drugs and thats the only thing left.
ask and do let me know what goes on.