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  1. Ablations and Stimulator Implants
    ... my stomach, so it is rare that I take them. I take Elavil , Soma and Ambien at night and that is pretty much...

  2. Guaifenesin...Is It working For Me?
    ... problems. At the time I was not on any medication but elavil , ambien and percocette when I couldn't take the pain ... anymore, so it was from none of these. I still take elavil , ambien and soma at bedtime. I have morphine for...

  3. Fibromyalgia - Severe pain in swelling in hands and wrists
    ... familiar with fibro. hope you find answers...and elavil on it's own will not help your pain. keep in touch...

  4. Can anyone help me by remembering the VERY beginning of their FMS?
    ... symptoms, including achiness. The rheumy put me on Elavil (aka amitriptylline), which gave me relief but led ... sleep began to become less and less responsive to the Elavil , and I began making mistakes at work and coming in...
    ... terms. I am going to retire June 2009. I am on Elavil at the moment. I am swimming a mile every day and...
    ... level of pain you are experiencing needs more than Elavil . Elavil can help with sleep and reducing your pain...
    ... told me last week that he felt I should come off the Elavil . He thinks it is not enough. He also told me that...

  5. does welbutrin work for fibromyalgia
    ... Cymbalta, Paxil, Prozac....these are all SSRI's. Elavil is the most commonly prescribed tricyclic, also available...

  6. Nerve pain
    ... from trying things. I have also taken Topamax and Elavil in the past, with limited success, so those are possible...

  7. What do you take for your fibro?
    ... seekers who would simply be cured by a couple doses of Elavil and some Lyrica! I can just imagine the damage this...
    ... side effects were brutal. I have also tried Topamax, Elavil (aka amitryptiline), Effexor, Celebrex, Ultram, Daypro...
    ... seekers who would simply be cured by a couple doses of Elavil and some Lyrica! I can just imagine the damage this...
    ... I could not take due to swelling, like lyrica, and elavil , due to being too tired the next day, I could not...

  8. My fibro is not what the sickest about
    ... effects, like lyrica made me swell up like a balloon, elavil made me too tired the next day, and also a muscle...

  9. Anyone out there with Fibromyalgia having burning sensation?
    ... it. i have also ordered hgh dopa 400. i also take elavil at bedtime. i've tried the other ssri's and they did...
    ... Elavil is actually not an SSRI, it is rather a tricyclic...
    ... [QUOTE=TexMom85;3598996] Elavil is actually not an SSRI, it is rather a tricyclic...

  10. Major pain Day
    ... later. I also take for fibro, Neurontin 800mg x3, elavil 2x75mg. in a 24 hr. timetable plus Omega-3. Alot of...

  11. Insomnia and fibro
    ... Miz I take 100 mg Elavil at bedtime and sleep eight hours. Before I started ... taking Elavil in 1985, I had insomnia and hardly slept more than...

  12. Cymbalta question
    ... with lyrica being the other half. Just plain old elavil works best for me as an antidepressant, but with uping...

  13. New Girl -- Looking for Answers
    ... prescribe a low-dose of a tricyclic antidepressant such as Elavil to help promote sleep; similarly, a muscle relaxant...

  14. just diagnosed with fibromyalgia, have questions about medication options
    ... pain management Dr.. The best combinations for me is Elavil about an hour before I take my Soma and Ambien to...

  15. I used to be...
    ... When I was finally diagnosed with FM, I was given Elavil (among other things) to help with pain and raging ... for all of my problems. If only I had stopped the Elavil when I saw the weight gain....well, I kept complaining...

  16. FM Pain: What works/doesn't work for you?
    ... help my fibro. Pamelor, Ultram, Naproxen, Flexeril, Elavil .....can't remember the couple other things. I pretty ... much hated every single drug except low dose Elavil . For some reason, I'd end up with all the side effects ... otc ibuprofin and tylenol and my prescription 10mg Elavil at night. My doc keeps trying to bump that up to...

  17. Told I have Fibromyalgia - what next
    ... find the remedy that helps ease your pain. I took Elavil (amitryptilline) for years, and while it was effective ... to get the weight off, years after weaning off the Elavil . Sweetie, it sounds like you're really suffering...

  18. Anyone on Lexapro?
    ... are considering a change from what I take. I take Elavil at night for sleep (knocks me out) and Paxil for anxiety ... negative things about Cymbalta. Is the pain relief from Elavil from the chemicals in it, or is it because it helps...

  19. Mornings: How do you guy manage the dreaded a.m.
    ... few more hours. I have noticed that if I take my Elavil an hour or so before I go to bed and if I sleep from ... I don't sleep like I should and I usually take my elavil at bedtime so usually I'm suffering the morning blahs...

  20. How long did it take you all to be diagnosed?
    ... than I can comfortably tolerate. I do take low dose elavil for sleep. I have a few days a month that I need...

  21. need to be a solution!
    ... like I didn´t even rest at all. I´m taking elavil right now at night, and that helps me to sleep. So...

  22. Need advice
    ... me in. My doctor put me on Lyrica. He first tried elavil , for fibro and migraines, and it too made me too tired...
    ... meds over the last couple of months and except for elavil , I really have not noticed too many side effects....

  23. What is the thought on Elavil?
    ... i tried elavil in the beginning stages of fibro. i gained alot of ... depressed me. i do not suffer from depression. for myself elavil is out. the side affects outweigh the benifits. ...
    ... I used Elavil for a year, I did have the hallucinations with it...

  24. taking amitriptyline for fibro and migraines
    ... I was on Elavil also (same as amitriptyline). My dose was two 10...
    ... talk to my husband, I am really weighing taking the elavil (easier to spell), the migraines disable me, and usually ... dulling the pain, not taking it away. If I take the elavil , I sleep well the night before, but I am so tired...

  25. Does rain effect anyone else?
    ... day. I just feel so drained. My dr just put me on elavil to help with fibro symptoms, and hopefully migraines...

  26. I'm new to the board and I need some support
    ... I've tried lots of medications. The last one was Elavil , but it made me gain weight and it stopped working...
    ... and really do understand. I didnt care for the Elavil either, i guess the bad thing is you have to keep...

  27. I Dare You...
    ... companies you have to be on flexeril first, then I was on elavil , and now I can try lyrica and ins will pay for it...

  28. Guilt
    ... to get everything under control. I'm currently on elavil , effexor and vicodin. My husband and my in-laws...

  29. Muscle twitches and spasms
    ... pcp and he said it was part of the FM - he gave me elavil to take at night and within 2 days it stopped except...
    ... without the Neurontin I sleep very little. I tried Elavil (amitryptiline) in the meantime and it didn't really...

  30. Lyrica Side Effects.
    ... amitryptline (probably spelled that wrong - brand name Elavil ). I have been on/off/on this for years, and it helps...

  31. Tired of it!!!!
    ... have arthritis and fibro too. I take pain meds and Elavil at night to help me sleep but I still have pain. ...

  32. New Here and In a LOT of Pain
    ... me he is here to help me long term and prescribes elavil to help with the neuro transmitters and fiorcet (a...

  33. Success with Lyrica?
    ... have not seen any weight gain from that. I did from Elavil so stopped it. I am carrying about 5 extra pounds...

  34. New here need help Please
    ... me he is here to help me long term and prescribes elavil to help with the neuro transmitters and fiorcet (a...
    ... life & you'll feel all better"...) She prescribed my Elavil (amitriptylin) 25MG before bed & water arobic therapy...

  35. Pain - Vitamin D Deficiency
    ... antidepressant that a neighbor with fibro. swore by ( Elavil ?) Any thoughts? Why are doctors such turds some...

  36. are you worse in the morning?
    ... I took Elavil too a few years ago and although I think I slept more...
    ... gain weight. I am still trying to loose the 10 lbs Elavil letf me with. I have lost 4 lbs but the other is...

  37. Any help/advice really appreciated

  38. Fibro and headaches
    ... mention those to them. A while back I was put on Elavil , and honestly, it took all the pain away, including...

  39. Doc says Lyrica or Effexor/nothing else
    ... tell me something similar once. He wanted me to take Elavil (Amitryptiline) but I didn't want to since I had been...

  40. Rheumy in CT?
    ... he thinks I have fibro. I have been taking 10mg of elavil at bedtime that does seem to help with my sleep, but...

  41. do i have Fibromyalgia?
    ... pain. I don't take any pain meds, just motrin and elavil to sleep. Definitely go to the dr and check it out...

  42. newly dx'ed with fibro, and not happy at all.
    ... afraid to start on another one. while i took the elavil it did help my aches, so i'm sure she knows what she...
    ... so I have been through horrible trial periods with Elavil , Flexeril, Cymbalta, Effexor, and some others that...
    ... keeping your spirits up can help a lot. I did the elavil thing for a short time, it was not for me either....
    ... birthday toni!!!!!!!!!!!! i went thru the trying elavil and other similar meds. i do not have depression so...
    ... dx'd fibro after all test were neg. Then came the Elavil ...awful. 6 weeks on 2 different anti depressants...

  43. Carpal Tunnel and Fibromyalgia
    ... rectnely, my fibro has been really acting up and the elavil stopped working..and the pf. is at its worst right...

  44. Burning skin sensation
    ... me to stop Neurontin and start me on Amitryptyline ( Elavil ), which he claimed was the "only medicine" which helped ... following up on the latest medications, since I know Elavil is something that was used on fibromyalgia years ago ... at least in the U.S. it seems. Has anyone tried Elavil and did it help? I know someone who gained 20 pounds...
    ... Jenilee - I was on Elavil at one point as a migraine preventative in addition ... tried to put me on Lyrica but I was also taking the Elavil at night and resulted in a bad reaction so I didn ... with the Neurontin, you won't gain weight like with Elavil and it really does help with the pain. Good luck...

  45. This is horrible
    ... feel worse. My internist suggested that I take an Elavil before going to bed for the pain. I took my first ... internist and he felt that it could have been the Elavil . I don't plan to take that again.....the dry mouth...
    ... me go to sleep and to help me stay asleep. If the Elavil doesn't work for your - try something else.) And those...

  46. Cymbalta and Amitryptiline
    ... my Effexor XR to Cymbalta(horrible withdrawel) and Elavil makes you feel groggy for at least 2 weeks. I have...
    ... my Effexor XR to Cymbalta(horrible withdrawel) and Elavil makes you feel groggy for at least 2 weeks. I have ... poundings.For a short time i took Cymbalta during day and Elavil at bedtime. My doc replaced Cymbalta with Celexa ... during the day and i still take Elavil at bedtime. Do what's best for you and consult your...
    ... Thanx for your response. Does the Elavil relieve your pain or do you just sleep better?...
    ... This is how it has all been explained to me. The Elavil is to help me reach deep sleep levels so my body can...
    ... When I was first being diagnose the doctor gave me Elavil 25mg. I took it for a week and it wiped me out. ...

  47. Does anyone have frozen bone symptoms??
    ... the blow dryer to warm the legs and feet up..I take elavil ...lately it seems that is not doing anything for the...
    ... the blow dryer to warm the legs and feet up..I take elavil ...lately it seems that is not doing anything for the...
    ... hasnt addressed the cold body parts, only put me on elavil which worked until recently..I decided I would take...

  48. Remeron for pain
    ... have lots of pains due to other conditions. I know Elavil is given for pain management. I'm wondering if Remeron...

  49. New Here, my doc thinks I am nuts!
    ... that he thinks I have Fibro and just has me taking Elavil at bedtime. I have been trying to find a doctor and...
    ... that he thinks I have Fibro and just has me taking Elavil at bedtime. I have been trying to find a doctor and...
    ... By the way, Elavil is the same as Amitriptyline! Also have your thyroid...

  50. New doc, new meds... Great news!!
    ... hasn't happened in as long as I remember! :) On the Elavil , I wasn't waking up until 10-11am if I didn't set...

  51. Fatigue Medication
    ... thousands of dollars to no avail. Also, sleep aids and Elavil did not work for me. Everyone is different. Unfortunately...

  52. Ultram
    ... Thanks for the info! I am on Elavil 20 mg at bedtime, and I took the Ultram at 4 PM, so...
    ... relaxant) is supposed to work similarly in the brain as Elavil (Amitryptiline-trycyclic antidepressant), and the...

  53. Last'sGal back again...
    ... is hard enough without Fibro. Eeek! Still on elavil ... up to 20mg before bed. Was getting tired of no ... Tramadol sort of worked, but it can't be taken with the Elavil , which I have to admit does seem to be helping my...

  54. FIbro & Pain...Are you treated properly??
    ... depression ive gotten now because of the pain). I take 1 elavil at night to help me sleep. when all is said and done...

  55. Fibro or something else?
    ... scratching their heads. In answer to your question, I take elavil and prozac for a good many years now and haven't had...

  56. New to board, new to FM, not new to pain.
    ... My doc gave me vicodin for pain, plus cymbalta and elavil . This all helps tremendously, but no one likes me...

  57. Rheumy confirmed Neuro's diagnosis
    ... Skelaxin 800mg, Relafen 500mg & put me back on the Elavil at 10mg. He swears the adverse reactions I had to ... the Elavil were only because I was at 30mg... which is a dose...

  58. Origin of Fibromyalgia
    ... never taken them. Although I did take amitriptylene ( elavil ) when first diagnosed. They didn't agree with me...

  59. osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, plus fribro?
    ... Oh, forgot to mention that I've just started taking Elavil for my pain and the associated depression. I agree...

  60. Does your world revolve around your pain?
    ... I get a flare up, anyone else have that? I take elavil and an anti-inflammatory/pain reliever, cant remember...
    ... Cjammom - How long have you been on the Elavil ? I was put on that in the very beginning of my symptoms...
    ... rubbing them all night long. Gunner, I have been on Elavil for about 3weeks..I kinda think it is making the pain...

  61. New here with questions
    ... now I know what's wrong with me. He's tried me on Elavil (Amitriptyline)... 3 weeks and we're going off of...
    ... told me he wanted to put me on Effexor, since the Elavil had too many side effects. I think I might have upset...
    ... not likeing the way they make me feel. But I do take elavil , I only take it at night before going to bed. It helps ... didnt help with sleep or am pains, as well as the elavil did. I go to a General Dr that everyone thinks is...

  62. Do these pains also go with fibro?
    ... and yes she is treating me for FMS. She put me on Elavil (sp?) and something for inflammation, and flexor....

  63. headaches when withdrawing from amitriptyline
    ... dizzy fishbowl feeling, nausea, headaches. I was on Elavil for a week but couldn't tolerate it. I had a little...
    ... in my brain. My doc did too, but I read about the elavil and found many people had the same problem. It finally...

  64. Anyone else with Fibro have this?
    ... physical therapy and then said ok here are some pills. Elavil . My stomach has always been grumbly, Its REALLY...

  65. you Know you have FMS when?
    ... just confirmed yesterday..I have fibro..anyone try Elavil (sp?) and do you all take an anti-inflammatory? I thought ... that maybe I would only take the elavil what do you think? You know you have fibro when....
    ... I tried elavil ...it did absolutly nothing for me. You know you...

  66. memory
    ... when i started treatment for fibro, i started elavil and cymbalta at night. i slept so well, my pain decreased...

  67. testing for fibro - inconclusive results
    ... Etodalac (pain), Flexeril (muscle relaxant), Trazodene, Elavil , Soma, Paxil. Most have made symptoms worse. Pain...

  68. Effexor?
    ... should be no bad effects from taking it and 20 mg of Elavil at bedtime. They said take the Effexor at about...

  69. I'm not sure I have fibro, but what helps? Here are my symptoms
    ... 2 natural supplements and a daily MVI, as well as Elavil 20 mg a day. Girlfriend, I was scared to death I...
    ... are helping. I feel much better these days. Yes, Elavil is a prescription med. It's basically an old-school...

  70. Help!!!! In bad flare what can I do!
    ... am going crazy with pain and etc.. Started taking Elavil a month ago and in the past few days I am sleeping ... the pain and sleep. I noticed that when I take the Elavil that it makes the pain feel numb but I know its there...
    ... hi pat, there are many choices besides elavil. elavil causes weight gain and for me it caused depression ... you the boss. be careful of cravings for sugar with elavil . trust me it gets you in the end. the rear end. i...
    ... afternoon. I am going to ask her if I can stop this Elavil as I am not getting any benefit from it. I am also...
    ... have hearde also that you should not abruptly stop Elavil that my concern. Years ago my doctor at that time ... anyway. But I can not see why I should continue the Elavil after a month on it and its not doing what its supposed...
    ... Pat good call on the elavil . It made me a zombie the next day, only took it for...
    ... Pat good call on the elavil . It made me a zombie the next day, only took it for...

  71. ?? About Elavil/Anxiety/Sleep
    ... like to ask opinions from those of you that have used Elavil for sleep? I have always refuse to use it but was ... and have been tried on many. I have a son taking Elavil for pain from a pain doctor and his doctor told him ... to take that 100 of Elavil at 5 o'clock or else he will not be good the whole ... the night that I am much better the next day. (off Elavil ) and I also have days when I feel just wonderful and...
    ... Hi DH, First of all Elavil for me was awful.....I couldn't wake up from it. ...
    ... I'm currently taking Elavil and I experenced some of what you are going through...
    ... theory was to exercise and get something for sleep and Elavil was what they pushed all the time. I tried it once ... now and its up and I jhave to wonder if its from the Elavil and I have never had a BP problem in my life time...

  72. Hi. New here and need advice
    ... gaining and gaining. in the beginning i was given elavil , the doc said keep taking it and like an idiot i did...

  73. Fibro and Prednisone
    ... and DDD). For my fibro, my rheumy gave me low dose Elavil to take one 10mg pill each evening. It was supposed...

  74. Leg pain - a symptom of fibro?
    ... things as best I can. I can say that when I take Elavil for pain, it makes a significant difference in the...

  75. Newbee
    ... and related to the Fybro. I am taking Zoloft and Elavil in the evening, it not only helps me sleep, but the ... Elavil helps with the pain. I also take 800MG Ibuprofen...


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