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Re: Switch to Amitriptyline

Posted by bulldog2 on August 23, 2009, at 11:59:27

In reply to Switch to Amitriptyline, posted by linkadge on August 23, 2009, at 10:34:57

> The doctor switched me to amitriptyline. I have a little more hope for this medication.
> Nortriptyline gave me energy, but did not hit some of the core depression (i.e. feeling worthless, inability to find peace in anything, feeling like I don't exist, *wanting* to live).
> Wish me luck.
> If it is anything more like clomipramine it should would.
> Linkadge

Last summer my doc(rheumatologist) gave me 25 mg amitriptyline tablets for fibromyalgia.
Took one at night which helped me sleep well. The next day the pain was gone and I really felt well mentally (good mood) and did a 3 mile hike.
Certainly a powerful med. I have also taken nortriptyline for fibro and I must say I like amitriptyline better. Amitriptyline has more of a serotogenic feel to it than nortriptyline and it better against anxiety.
But like nortriptyline there may be some cognitive dulling. Now I only used a dose of 25 mg for fibro and initially had some cognitive dulling which did totally go away after a couple weeks. So if you get this side you may have to give it awhile and it will probably eventually dissapate.
Yes good luck.




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