I started that a couple months ago, at 5mg too. My doctor was supposed to up it, but I think he forgot about
me. I just saw him a couple weeks ago and he did up it. It really helped me sleep at first, I hadn't realized how poor my sleep was until then. It hit me pretty hard the first week where I had trouble gettign up the next day, but that side effect is gone now. Other than that I did notice dry mouth, but I just drink extra water, which I need anyway. Did it help my pain? Hard to say, but I think so, a bit. But it's so hard to tell with fibro as symptoms come and go so quickly! I started taking it just when I went to bed, but now I take it about
1 1/2 hours before, so I can get to sleep easily.
Oh, I just realized, I haven't had any headaches this week, or much fewer anyway. I used to get 3-10 a day, so it must be doing something for me!
in the land of Limbo, taking OTC meds (which don't work). Started at 5mg of amitriptyline.
Waiting for referral to rheumy to get a dx. waiting, waiting, waiting....