Commonly known as Elavil, Amitriptyline is a very old med for depression. I was taking it back in the early 80's for depression, but I had an allergic reaction and ended up dealing with depression simply by distracting myself by overachieving in my professional life.
Anyway, I found this: Elavil is used to treat a number of mental disorders including: major depressive disorder, anxiety, and less commonly psychosis, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and bipolar disorder. Other uses include: prevention of migraines and post herpetic neuralgia and less commonly insomnia.
I'm a little surprised a rheumy would be trying this... can you give us an up-to-date summary of your symptoms & lab reports? Maybe we can suggest something but I confess I don't recall your situation fully.
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