does elavil work well for anyone with fibro
I’ve been taking amitriptyline for around 3 weeks and I do feel a lot better, although this 3rd week my fibro symptoms have flared up more again so I may ask my Doc if it can be upped slightly. It doesn’t knock me out like others say which is a good thing I guess but it means I sleep better, but not amazing!
It is supposed to help us get Stage 4 sleep. It was the very first fibromyalgia med prescribed for me 25 years ago when I got this. Not much available back then. But if it doesn't work for you, you may want to try different tricyclic antidepressants like Doxepin and Pamelor. I took them all. Pfffft.
If it's Amitriptyline, then yes, it works for me, it does help with my pain, but unfortunately it makes me very drowsy. I sleep for hours, which is great, with helping me to sleep ... but not for 20 hours, 😩 it can knock me out so I miss days, so not so good, and that's a very low dose too xx Just changed over to nortriptyline which is a bit better, but still leaves me very sleepy xx 😁 🤗 best of luck to you xx
I'm taking it and I find no difference. My Dr has me on it for a 3 week trial.