It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Fibromyalgia Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-10-2004, 01:39 AM   #1
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Utah
Posts: 901
Angel77 HB User
Thumbs up anyone tried doxepin???

I have narcolepsy, hypothyroid and what appears to be hyper-mobility syndrome. The pain is intense at times...during my pregnancy my ligaments are sooo loose that they allow my hips to ride a bit outside of the socket...anyhow....I was put on doxepin to help me get better sleep at night.
It didn't do anything for the sleep, but stopped the night terrors, migraines and some of the aches and pains. I have been off it for 3 days...can't find my bottle!!! UUUGGGGHHHH, pain is back, migraines and nightmares.
I asked my pharmacist if I was up in the night about the pain response and he said that they are finding it helps many people with chronic pain and I've heard specifically from a few w/ fibro it has almost stopped all of there pain.
Is anyone else on it and recieving any relief????

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 01-12-2004, 11:48 PM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Paramount, Ca. Usa
Posts: 6
cherie HB User
Re: anyone tried doxepin???

Hello, no I haven't tried it, but I will check into this med. and talk to my Dr. about it at my next checkup.
I have a rough time sleeping, always have, way back during the 70's I was given Quladues, very strong, and even they didn't help at times, actually made me worse.
Cherie

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 01-14-2004, 09:19 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: North Plainfield, NJ USA
Posts: 43
Cloie HB User
Re: anyone tried doxepin???

Hi, I have used Doxepin on and off for over 20 years. First prescribed for depression and anxiety. Now, I mostly have anxiety, insomnia and muscular/nerve pain. It helps a lot with anxiety and insomnia, but haven't noticed any difference in pain levels. However, since pain is sporadic and intermittent, hard to say how much pain I'd be in without it. Also take Neurontin for nerve pain. That works for my pain much better. I think it's also dose related. I only take 25 mg. of Doxepin day. Higher doses give me blurry vision but would probably reduce pain better. hope this helps. Cloie

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Have anti-depressants helped anyone? marshwiggle Fibromyalgia 49 10-01-2010 04:33 AM
Myotherapy Anyone?? Suzq222 TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 4 09-20-2008 11:38 PM
Anyone with abnormal side effects from Celexa? hopetofeelwell1 Anxiety 1 03-23-2007 10:42 AM
Has anyone tried Ambien Scrufysdad Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 10 11-25-2006 10:42 PM
Anyone crave chocolate and on tricyclics? hopetofeelwell1 Depression 22 09-26-2006 01:57 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:38 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!