Re: I'm still around. Back with an update.
Hessie, please check w/ your PM before adding it [tho, pharmacists are supposed to be the experts!). I think you're wise to worry about an interaction. You never know. Just b/c PMs frequently prescribe Elavil doesn't mean that it won't interact with the specific meds you're taking. . I might also call another pharmacist - I've found that there are great pharmacists and others who barely remember what they learned in school (and haven't added much since then!). Unfortunately, there's no way to be absolutely certain until the meds get together and have a chat in *your* body ....;-) I've experienced a few bad interactions before and one wasn't listed. I've heard that drug interactions are one of the major causes of death in hospitals but just don't get recorded [partly b/c doctors don't want the liability]. Anyway, enuf bout that! Elavil is supposed to be quite helpful w/ pain. You might run a search on it here on the boards to see how frequently people take it and what type of nerve pain it helps with.
Nope, the chronic pain board is new and I'm not completely sure I understand the differences - the main difference, I think (but don't quote me on this!) is that the pm board is for talking about med and the cp board a bit more about supporting each other. But, honestly, I'm not completely clear.
Feels a bit like everyone took the day off today [from the boards..:-)]