Can anyone tell me if the amitriptylin medication work to help with pain though. Thanks.

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asiangal555
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   Posted 12/25/2017 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I may try the amitripylin medication for pain ya. I am not sure if it will help though. Can anyone tell me more about this medication. And if it works to help with pain though. Thanks.

Luvzminis
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   Posted 12/26/2017 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Rockon: That's interesting!

I was on amitriptyline for years, but not for fibro. I took it for its drying effect for chronic digestive issues I won't discuss here. It did help a lot, as I had been previously losing a lot of weight, but I was very sleepy on it. I'd take it in the evening and would be tired all the next day. Then I'd start all over again! But I'm so thankful it helped that particular condition, though it's very different from fibro.

But maybe I'm just very sensitive to it? Seems I tend to be sensitive towards most meds and I try to avoid them when I can.

asiangal: Sorry I'm not more help as far as how amitriptyline works specifically for fibro. Hopefully there will continue to be comments here. I'm curious to see that.

Rockon: Thanks again for your thoughts and info. All new to me!
"Pray, hope, and don't worry."

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Luvzminis
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   Posted 12/27/2017 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Rockon: My dose was 50 mg every evening. At one point, the doctor had me try 75 mg, but it was way too strong for me, so it was back to the 50 mg. It took a long time, but eventually did a great job on my digestive "issues." Very thankful for that!
"Pray, hope, and don't worry."

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dmb124
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   Posted 12/29/2017 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been taking it for several months now. It has helped tremendously with my pain but does not help me sleep at all. I have yet to discover anything that helps me sleep, though. My rheumy was hopeful that it would help with both. I noticed a decrease in my pain levels almost immediately when I began taking it. Best of luck!
Michele

Fibro, RA, GERD, hiatal hernia, migraines, TMD, hypermobility joint disorder
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