Posted 1/6/2008 11:32 AM (GMT -6)
I also have fibromyalgia. I know that elavil can make you gain weight. I wonder why they didn't have you try ambien for sleep. Also xanax helps with sleep and it is anti anxiety. Wellbutrin is good for depression, but sometimes it can make you nervous at a high dose. So like Shy said it can be trial and error until you find something that will work for you. I take effexor, which is a strong anti depressant. It is hard to go off of though if you try to stop. I also take abilify which has really helped me, but a high dose of that can interfere with sleep. So I would talk to the doctor and see if there is something else you can try. Elavil is suppose to help pain medications work better, that may be why the doctor tried that with you.