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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 12/15/2008 9:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Anyone ever take Elavil for abdominal pain and cramps? My GI perscribed it at my visit a couple days ago. I have been doing a little research and it seems to have alot of different uses. Also to anyone who has taken it, I read that extreme weight gain can be a common side effect... Did it have that effect on you? What about your sleeping schedule? I already find myself sleeping more than the average person.... I'm afraid that I'm going to be sleeping all day and night. Just wanted some input before I add another pill to my already large perscription cocktail.
Thanks for any input!!!

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 12/16/2008 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I have never used it for my Crohns, but did use it as a nerve block for a herniated disc I was suffering with. It really helped with that pain. But it does make you very sleepy, so be careful of that.

Good luck,
Gail *Nanners*
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.

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   Posted 12/16/2008 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for your help..... apperciate it!!!
anyone else ever used it before??


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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 12/17/2008 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I've taken it for pain associated with interstitial cystitis. I never really noticed it helping much but have given it a few tries. I was on a fairly low dose (25mg? i think). I didn't have any weight gain & I always took mine at night to prevent any sleepiness.

Crohn's Colitis - officially diagnosed Feb. 2005
(Lialda, Imuran, Entocort, Folic Acid, Iron, B12 shots)
Interstitial Cystitis - 2002 (Elmiron)
Raynauds - 2005
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