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amitriptylene? anybody try it?

anybody ever been put on amitriptylene for fibromyalgia pain? i was just wondering cuz i'm new to this disease.
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Have you tried Ultram for the pain? This worked the best for me. The Amitriptylene helped a bit with sleep but not the pain.

I found my FM had a fungal etiology and with the use of Nystatin 1 million unit and Diflucan 200mg for a months my symptoms went away and stayed away. I only take a couple of Aleve for my arthritis.
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I would like to know too because i took 450mg lyrica a day and it barely did anything and i now take 20mg nortriptyline for my neuropathic pain and it works like a charm i am undiagnosed meaning i dont know if i have fibro or MS but i am dx'd with neuropathic pain and muscle spasms (cause unknow as of yet) nortriptyline is a form of ambitriptyline
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I was on Amitryptilene for a couple of years  but when I told my doctor I  still had a lot of trouble getting to sleep because my body was supersensitive most of the night he said he had heard Nortriptyline seemed to help some patients.  I switched over a year ago and if I take 40g a few hours before I go to bed the sensisitivity is not nearly as bad and my quality of sleep has much improved, which in turn I found has helped in many ways.
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OOps  that should read  "40 mg"  not 40 g.
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I have been on amitryptilene for years.  It was originally prescribed for a bladder condition, but found that it does help my fibro symptoms some.  Everytime I would wean myself off of it, thinking i didn't need it because my bladder was better, my fibro got worse and I had to go back on it.  It can cause weight gain.  
Everyone reacts differently to meds, I say give it a try and see if it helps.
Good luck
jae
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Yes, my rheumatologist put me on 10 mg amitriptyline at bedtime and 100mg of Lyrica at the same time.  I was nearly euphoric from being able to sleep deeply and having far, far less pain.  All was completely well until I realized I had gained 10 pounds in a month.  Since I'm already overweight, and we have a family history of diabetes, I decided I couldn't stay on this regimen.  Now I only take amitriptyline if I'm desperate for sleep (i.e., other meds are working to help me sleep), and I only take Lyrica if there's something I have to do (like take a relative to the hospital).  I sure do wish I could take both.  If I could, I might even be able to go back to work.  I wish you well with finding a medicine that helps.

Sarah
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Yes, my rheumatologist put me on 10 mg amitriptyline at bedtime and 100mg of Lyrica at the same time.  I was nearly euphoric from being able to sleep deeply and having far, far less pain.  All was completely well until I realized I had gained 10 pounds in a month.  Since I'm already overweight, and we have a family history of diabetes, I decided I couldn't stay on this regimen.  Now I only take amitriptyline if I'm desperate for sleep (i.e., other meds are working to help me sleep), and I only take Lyrica if there's something I have to do (like take a relative to the hospital).  I sure do wish I could take both.  If I could, I might even be able to go back to work.  I wish you well with finding a medicine that helps.

Sarah
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I have been on 10mg for 3 months about, and it was okay. I recently have had really bad breakthrough days and my rheumy put me on a new type of Flexeril, that is controled release called Amirex.

Neither is a miracle, however I feel significantly better on my worse days... And sort of better on the okay days...
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hi ive been on amitryptiline for 4 months still not diagnosed yet got a appointment monday for my second meeting with rheumatologist,srarted on 25g now on 75g a day
think it helps a lot suppose t be good for nerve pain,think you have to give it a few weeks to get in your system,
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I take it every night for nughttime pain.  During the day, I take ultracet which wiorks pretty well.
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Thanks for your input guys! I guess the first few weeks on any new med are rough, I just hate this stupid/groggy feeling I'm dealing with! I'm gonna stick with it, I'm just having difficulty working, being a school bus driver and all. i'm just nervous that when the dose is raised, I'll feel even worse. Thanks again all!
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Hi;
   You might want to ask your doctor about a different pain med. I'm taking Ultram ER, and Norco for the breakthrough pain. And that just helps to ease the pain, nothing takes it away. I feel for you, driving a school bus full of kids, I told my grandson that I would be fired the first day, stopping and throwing them all off the bus is not an option......:) He's 14 and the thought of having a bus load of them throws me into shock.

   I hope you start to feel better. We're here if you need to vent, talk or ask questions. A lot of good people on this forum and 2 really compassionate CLs. Take care.

gentle hugs
Angel
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My name is Nurci..I'm dealing with FMS for 19 yrs,now.There  are a good days and bad ones.You all know that.We are all searching what can help me with my smpt.I'm sure all of us wondering whats going on out there.Is this new  med can help me or whats the side effects...I..my self tried many things to make me feel better.What ever i'm on work for a while and I'm coming back to the beginning point...

I wish  that health insurance works better in the USA..than we all can go have a nice massage..spas..again massage and spa....My god I really need to go have a nice massage...Well , not all of us can efford it.I go ones a month but not enough...Now...We all have to learn to live like that and try to fine what works for our body...Music works for me...sometime cup of tea...For pain ,I'm not taking anything right now cause my liver is messed up.I take vitamins,drink lots of water,eat healty and like most like you guys I dont sleep till 5 in the morning.My pyschiatrist told me take a benadryl if i need to sleep so bad..

Lyrica  doesnt work for me but it works for my friend..How about alternative meds...Anyone doing something  ..please write in this site...

By the way i live in Apollo Beach,Fl...Anyone close to me..we can help each other with so many things...

I wish you all a pain free days...I still have a hope....You should too..
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I took it because of it's side affect to help me sleep but I did not like it's other side affects...so I stopped taking it...and now occasionally will take a gravol pill to help sleep and it works really well if only taken ocassionally for the great sleep.  I do not take any pain meds except for a demerol if I am climbing the walls because my stomach cannot withstand medications of any kind....
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my daughter has been on amitrptyline for 11 years she is now 24yrs. the med make a big difference in her fibromyalgia.   She has bowel issues and the ami is very constipating for her and that is a big problem.She is affraid to stop taking it because of sleep issues
The dr is talking about changing her to Desipramine , has anyone tried it?
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Hi I've had FM for 15 years so yes about 12 years ago I was on this medication. Causes a lot of side effects for me anyway.  Right now for FM I am on trazadone at night. Biggest side effect is dreams.  And Cymbalta for pain and and helps with depression.  Those are the latest drugs being used for FM.  Amitryptelene is helpful but I don't think for long term and there are so many newer drugs that can be used.  I personally wouldn't take it anymore.  If you have anxiety buspar and ativan can be used temporarily or at least that is what I have been told. I am not a doctor so talk to your doctor about it.   FM is helped by some medications.  Certain foods and and drinks will also affect FM pain.  There are two good books, "Solved, The Riddle of Illness" and "Life Without Bread."  Another thing to consider is definetly having your thyroid checked. Even if the blood result come back normal look at your symptoms.  Look up the symptoms of thyroid problems. I am on a low dose thyroid medicine.  There are studies that it helps symptoms of FM.  I know that when I am off of it my pain is worse.  So good luck. I hope this helps in some way.
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