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Has Anyone Tried Amitriptyline For Fibro Pain And Insomnia?

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posted August 16, 2019
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I’m was on amitriptyline that wasn’t working now I’m on Nortriptyline 30 mg a night does anybody ever tried this or heard of this medication it must be in the same family. Sorry I forgot that was not a good one for me it was not working and giving me some side effects.Thanks for the feed back it does help. This fibro fog for me lately is something else lately it’s horrible. I try playing word games to keep my mind sharp but I wonder if it helps my short term memory is very forgetful it bugs me any suggestions my sweet fibro friends.

posted July 7, 2020
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I've been really lucky here in Mesa, AZ. My internist didn't understand Fibro, so she sent me to many specialists and she coordinated them, (and their ideas), for me ! I have had Fibro for as long as I can remember. I take Melatonin to go to sleep, and Amitrip. to put me in a deep sleep, (REM). Together they give me a good sleep. I also take Zoloft and Xanax in sm. amounts each night. (I have gone down to .05 of the Xanax as I am having a time convincing my doctors that I really, really am MUCH better off with my panic attacks when I take Xanax.) I got off the Oxycodone w/o a problem, but I REALLY appreciate the help Xanax gives me !! I am finally, at 80, feeling like I can live fun life !! I must say one of the surprises for me has been m balance. I had my jaw joints rebuilt for the 2nd time & I lost my hearing as the surgeon moved my Eustachian tubes. I now have hearing aids and my balance has improved 100% !! I should have gotten hearing aids as a child !! I can finally ride a bike !! (I'll be 81 this month !! :) ) Yeah !!!

posted October 16, 2019
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When I first started treatment for Fibro (about 12/13 years ago) I was on a small dose of Amitryptaline. I think like 25mg once at night. It did help a bit with the insomnia and pain, but eventually I needed different meds because I just kept on getting worse. Worth a shot to see if it helps ya.

posted August 16, 2019
A MyFibroTeam Member

I have also noticed a disinterest in, well, most things... I've also been having trouble communicating, mostly with forming good sentences. Am going to bring this up at my next Dr appt. It definitely helps my sleep and the fibro in general, so it's hard to complain. 😟

posted December 13, 2020
A MyFibroTeam Member

I was given Amitriptyline when I was first diagnosed years ago for pain, but it had no effect. It was then prescribed for sleep about 3 years ago. I take 10mg at night and it seems to help a bit although I still wake up several times during the night. At least I am not lying awake for hours on end any more. I am supposed to take 20mg but I find it affects my mood and makes me disinterested in my daily activities.

posted November 28, 2020

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