okay, admittedly today I seem to be unable to put two whole lines of text together and form a complete thought - but here goes...
I've been taking amitriptylene for about
six months if I'm correct. It was initially prescribed at the lowest dosage possible for nerve pain. We went from whatever that lowest dosage is to 200mg dosages. I noticed a, well noticable, difference in the level and amount of my nerve pain. The great side effect is that yes, it did help me better cope with the "Down" feelings that come with dealing with chronic pain. It also helped me actually sleep through the night - which is something I haven't been able to do in years. The ami was enough that taken 20 minutes before bedtime it knocked me out and kept me knocked out for a great while. Gone where the times of being up 3/4 of the night tossing and turning in pain. Insominia and me are good old buddies.
My new pain doctor also just told my pcp to take me off the amitrip so I've got to find out if it is safe to just stop - the reason I'm being taken off of it is, well honestly I can't remember. So thats not help. hope some of this made sense, because none of it does to me.
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"
"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)