Fibromyalgia treatment amitriptyline

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Avatar f tn I am trying to wean off the hydro's and this is suppose to help like I said with the pain threshold and is part of the treatment. ??? These are 25mg tablets. I do not remember what the dose was years ago. Also, what I can maybe expect etc. Thank you in advance!
Avatar n tn Anyway now i am on 5mg Amitriptyline (yes 5 not 50) every night as i am now trapped and seem to have to keep taking something that boosts 5HT levels and indeed i am fine on it. My question is whether it is safe to take the medicine at this dosage indefinitely? I am aware it is also used for depression, fibromyalgia and cystitis but normally at far higher levels than i am on. Can i have a doctor's verdict please?
4861077 tn?1360159739 Hi all just a quick question I have just been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and live with pain everyday. I find it hard to do all my daily things to the point that it hurts to peel potatoes what kind of help can I get for this as it is all new to me. I take lots of medication and am still in pain please help.
Avatar f tn My feet and ankles sometimes hurt so bad I can't sleep or walk. I am on Lyrica for fibromyalgia and it makes the swelling worse.My blood sugar is coming down slowly with the insulin.I was put on another blood pressure pill but it made the swelling worse. I take Lisinopril and a water pill and am trying another new pill. My blood is still high. I wonder if I should go off the Lyrica? I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 40 years ago. I have lumps in all the adipose tissue on my body.
Avatar m tn Suffering both post stroke pain and chronic fibromyalgia at the same time that has made my life miserable. I get daily migraine tension type headaches, burning pricking numbness pain, stiffness and bad muscle spasms. Amitriptyline, cymbalta, baclofen gave me bad side effects. I m hoping someone can share their success with other drugs. I m willing to give it a try. Thks in advance!
1340994 tn?1374197577 In a recent study, the cause of fibromyalgia is actually an abnormality in the palms of patients' hands. It was found that patients with fibromyalgia have an enormous increase in the number of sensory nerve fibers within the blood vessels of the skin on the palms of their hands. So the next step is to find out why there are so many of these nerve fibers. It's a start!
1047234 tn?1253547296 I have Fibromyalgia and am RH negative, as well!
Avatar f tn well I have went to a doctor for my migranes and all they did was give me a medicine called amitriptyline. I've went to check my hands for carpal tunnell but it showed up nothing but some nerve damage and then they recommended me to go check for arthritis. I've went to the chiropracter for my neck and back-seems to be making it worse. And I am still waiting on getting a new migrane medicine, and I am waiting to go to a rumatologist.
Avatar f tn has anyone tried coconut oil to treat fibromyalgia with any success? My fibro started after a viral infection...then I had terrible muscle spasms and a strange weakness in my neck, as though I could not hold up my head. I had a lot of pain in my hips, buttocks, and upper back in the trapezius area. I was at the end of perimenopause and I had recently stopped taking birth control pills. The spasms stopped after a couple of months and my doctor put me on trazadone.
975514 tn?1325001538 section_id=27670#sec_27670 I urge you to introduce yourself below and tell us a little about what brought you to the Fibromyalgia/CFS Forum. Again, welcome to MedHelp and the Fibromyalgia/CFS forum!
Avatar n tn The American College of Rheumatology has established general classification guidelines for fibromyalgia, to help in the assessment and study of the condition. In general, treatment for fibromyalgia includes both medication and self-care. The emphasis is on minimizing symptoms and improving general health. Medications can help reduce the pain of fibromyalgia and improve sleep. Common choices include: 1)Analgesics.
1573548 tn?1330460463 Gabapentin has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of fibromyalgia. The FDA has, approved a similar drug, pregabalin (Lyrica), for fibromyalgia treatment. It works by limiting the release of pain-communicating chemicals by nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The most common side effects of both drugs are dizziness and drowsiness. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
1147994 tn?1385572024 This is not a new pain treatment. Amitriptyline has been prescribed for years to relieve pain that is suspected to have a neuropathic component. I too am glad that it is working for you. Your pain is not imagined. I wish you continued pain releif. Please keep in touch and let us know how you are doing. We all learn form one another.
Avatar f tn I voted 10-20. Meds: Propranolol (palpitations), Armour Thyroid, Protonix Vitamins: B12 complex, A, D3, multi-vitamin, C Supplements: Immune support, adrenal support, heart/lung support, Jernigan's, L-Lysine, Omega-3, CoQ10, magnesium, milk thistle, olive leaf, red root And that's after cutting a few supplements out and I've probably thrown away at least 10 different prescriptions because I refuse to take too many drugs to mask my symptoms which my doctors seem more intent on doing.
1896537 tn?1381903609 I think I do, she thinks fibromyalgia equals muscle pain and therefore is caused by MS.
1852058 tn?1320162300 We'll look forward to hearing from you and hope you'll share with us how you are doing.
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441175 tn?1210616939 In 2006 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and I currently take 50mg of Amitriptyline to treat the chronic pain caused by this condition. I also suffer from IBS with a combination of constipation and diarrhea. Recently, my pharmacist suggested I try taking a daily probiotic acidophilus tablet for my IBS and it has worked wonders! However, since starting the probiotics my stools have been harder in shape and harder to pass. Recently they have been large and flat and also small and flat.
Avatar f tn IBS, PCOS and diagnoses for fibro on the way Your current treatment ? Metformin, I tried tramadol, amitriptyline and am now trying nortriptyline (Gravol helps with the stomach sometimes) Is your current treatment working ? No and it's been over 5 months and I haven't gotten in to the specialists yet What type of physician is treating you ? Family Dr and Gyno so far.. What have you found helps you the most ?
Avatar n tn I have been on Imitrex- stopped working, Amitriptyline 25 mg with Zomig works but I can not work for I am asleep, Tylenol with codeine- didn't work at all other than to keep me high with a migraine.
Avatar f tn I've had fibromyalgia since 1992. I remember when they said I had it. I said "ok what now." it's been a life long process of trial and error. And we are all very different. I am sitting here right now with my Tens unit on my neck. If you have not heard of those look that up on the internet. They use the commercial version in physical therapy. IT really helps. It's like electrical stimulation. It is small electrodes that are sticky that you place on the area of pain.
Avatar n tn Congenital non segmentation at C2-3. I am on Naproxen SR 1000 and 35mgs of Amitriptyline daily.The medication intially was of benefit, but is now wearing off. I have been twice over the past 4 months on a short course of Prednisolne, which was extremely helpful first time around, but the second round of prednisolne did not help. I am extremely stiff in the morning and tossing in bed and getting out of bed-is a real nightmare-like being encassed in a metal cassing.
Avatar n tn tried to put me on synthyroid, but it accelerated the weight gain) I was on meds for 6 months. So he took me off. (my levels of thyroid Hormone before treatment showed in the normal range, but closer to hyperthyroid, during treatment my levels started to level out at mid range) I still have all the same symptoms, but now I have stiffness in my legs after sitting for a bit, and I hurt when any pressure is applied to certain areas of my body.
559187 tn?1330786456 I have a question: Is Lyrica an antidepressant? The nice lady in the commercials for fibromyalgia on TV says that "Lyrica is not an antidepressant" but is it or isn't it? I know that it is an anti seizure drug and also that it can be used for neuropathic pain, but are doctors also using it for patients who they believe have depression. I thought I'd put this out to you guys to see what you all think or have experienced with this drug. Thanks a bunch!
638895 tn?1223070426 I would seriously think about checking out our Health Pages (located to the right of your screen) and writing down the name of that thyroid test (and treatment) that MANY fibromyalgia patients are failing. Having a low thyroid can contribute and/or cause anxiety symptoms. I also hope that you will consider asking your physician about getting tested for lyme disease. The reason why I mention this again is because I have seen cases of lyme, where the patient's toes were curled.
Avatar f tn You said you were diagnosed with fibromyalgia. You also stated that this doctor told you fibromyalgia doesn't exist. Really, that's ridiculous. Fibromyalgia certainly does exist. That statement alone would concern me. According to your comments, you have been on a number of different drugs. You also said you were taking trazodone and flexural at the same time and that your doctor took you off both of them at the same time. You're supposed to lower the dose gradually, I would think.
Avatar n tn Without the ability to obtain a history from your boyfriend and examine your boyfriend, I can not comment on a formal diagnosis or treatment plan for your symptoms. However, I will try to provide you with some information regarding this matter. There are different types of headaches including migraines, clusters, and tension-type to name a few. Each has their own treatment plan.
Avatar n tn I'm sorry that I don't know anything about an empty sella, but I wanted to share some of my experiences that may be of help. I was diagnosed w/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by John's Hopkins 15 years ago and w/ Fibromyalgia by Mayo Clinic 12 years ago. Fatigue and Cog Fog have been my primary issues all these years and I also know the "feeling of having the flu" well.
Avatar n tn Have been taking tylenol for the pain of headaches and fibromyalgia. Recently the tylenol makes me drowsy. It is just otc extra strength tylenol. It makes me so tired that i cannot keep my eyes open. I can find nothing about this online and my dr says it is not possible. Any ideas? Also my huband massages my neck when i have a migraine or headache. Two days ago he rubbed deeply at the base of my skull. I awoke this morning at 2 am with pain in the lower right base of my skull.