I am just recovering from lap and endo diagnosis and 3 weeks in still getting same endo pains together with expected post op pain. Desperate to stop codine when im in pain as im worried about being addicted (been on it for 10 months) but also because it makes my bowels really sluggish. Frustrated at slow recovery super lethargic. Saw gp today and surprised to find they are more supportive post diagnosis. Feels odd to feel "believed". Anyway, they prescribed amatriptaline to help with the pain i experience as i get nerve based pain and aparently even though its traditionally an antidepressant its aparently good for this?
She said that as a bonus it should also help take the edge of the anxiety i have been feeling.
Just curious if anyone else has had success with this drug and how they find taking it?