Hope you had a Merrry Christmas. I was on Amitriptalyne for quite a few years, for chronic headaches. It helped at a high dose. But,,,, it is wonderful for weight gain. So, unless you are very thin, and desperate to put on weight, then I would be careful. It gives you the munchies for carbs, and I was NOT aware of that! I went off of it, and over about 6 months I lost 50lbs without trying. Of course, I was in major pain, and had major brian fog, but at least I was thinner!
Try it, it may work good for you, and you maybe one of the lucky ones who doesn't gain weight, or much anyways.
The dr put my 16 yr old daughter on it for her miagraines, but I would only allow the 10mg dosage. It didn't work. So she went off. I didn't want her gaining weight, as she has the same body type as me. Now turns out she may have Crohns! We are waiting on the biopsy results.
Hope you start feeling better soon! I take T#3's for my headache/pain, not that it really helps, but that is all the doc will give me.
dx: fibromyalgia, IBS-C,Myofacial Pain Syndrome, Chronic Headaches, hypothyroidism,anemia, insomnia,mild depression.
rx: Effexor, clonazapam, baclofen,Tylenol#3,iron pills,synthroid
supplements: probiotics, garlic pills, magnesium, melatonin, b12(sublingual)