Posted 08 October 2007 - 05:44 AM
Posted 08 October 2007 - 07:37 AM
I'm taking an anti depressant called 'Amitriptyline'. I take it in a low dosage which seems to help me relax enough to sleep & it also helps with some of the 'burning' type of pain that I get. It does not help all types of pain just the ones which seem to be linked with nerves. I also have mild drepression or so the general practitioner says. I know for depression the dosage is at least triple what I'm taking.
Posted 08 October 2007 - 10:45 AM
Posted 08 October 2007 - 10:56 AM
I will say that I started taking Prozak for depression (about 4 weeks ago) and all of a sudden, just last week, I had a sudden huge decrease in pain. At first, I attributed it to the Omega 3 fish oil I had also started taking regularly, but now I am wondering if it was the Prozak. Maybe it was the combination. You can bet I won't be skipping either one of them!
Mary in Texas
Posted 08 October 2007 - 01:37 PM
I also take Amitryptiline also known as Endep for depression & pain.
It is fantastic, I used to having problems getting into deep sleep - but no more since taking Endep. I now wake up in the morning feeling refreshed.
I also have Fibromyalgia and it has helped with this.
Posted 08 October 2007 - 05:47 PM
I do now sleep much more relaxed and not have as much of the muscle aches I had, and I notice if I forget my tablet the next day I am more sore especially if I have had interrupted sleep.
I wonder what doses everyone else takes. I am only taking 10mgs which I am told is very low, to be used as an antidepressant you would need a much higher dose, but I can tell you it has helped me emotionally as well.
Posted 08 October 2007 - 09:53 PM
My dosage for Amitriptyline (Endep) is 37.5mg, still a low dose.