Re: Anyone here has experience to try Elavil?
I have tried it without success, but it works well for pain for a lot of folks. Most of these non-narcotic meds used to treat pain are off label. Anti depressants, anti seizure meds and the like have been found to have pain relieving properties. Often doctors don't explain that well enough. It is my personal motto to only try new meds on the weekends, just in case. I also don't try anything new while home alone, on a vacation, etc. That said, I have tried probably well over 100 meds and I've never had a scary reaction. There have been some where I was very glad I didn't have to go to work the next day though!
This med does make some people drowsy to the point they could not be alert for work 10 or even 12 hours after taking it. A small amount of folks get hyped up by it. I think the majority would be fine to take it 8 hours before waking up. I did better taking it a couple hours before bedtime, so it gave it more time to work through my system. Keep in mind that like similar meds, it can take a couple months to properly trial this med...its not like a pain killer or muscle relaxer where you know right away whether it will be beneficial. If it was me I'd wait to the weekend to start it, then you don't have to worry. Best wishes.
constant headache since 2006