Seeing as how this topic popped back up - I figured I would add an update.
I am currently on 100mg's of amitriptelyne. I started it about
2 months ago. I noticed no side effects (good or bad) from the 25 or 50 mg doses. However since being up to the 100 I've noticed a dramatic improvement in the nerve pain down my legs. Don't get me wrong it's still there, and mean. However, I can get a little more done before it gets nasty.
As far as negative side effects - I have noticed any. I didn't gain any weight from the medication the first month, and since my gastric bypass on the sixth I'm down 35 pounds. I haven't had any mood swings or anything close to that. The only problem that I am having is dry mouth - but that can also be from the surgery I had, and my constant fight to struggle with dehydration having a stomach the size of a medicine cup.
I am going to see my pain doctor on the 21st of January for the first visit with this one... and figure the medications that I'm on will come up and we'll see where to go from there.
"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)