Well since I've been plagued with dry mouth all day, thanks to amitriptyline, my rant today is the weird and wonderful world of side-effects. Side effects that previous to endo would have had me nervously checking in with the GP but these days barely register on my radar.
The oddist of which is that I find if I take codeine with amitriptyline I see shadows flash accross my peripheral vision which my brain instantly interprets as a spider. This is probably due in part to the fact I have a huge phobia of the 8-legged freaks. On the plus side, if these episodes keep happening maybe in time I'll become desensitized to them and in turn reduce my fear of spiders!
Another odd side-effect of amitriptyline is the dry mouth which in turn has aggrivated an existing problem with tonsil stones. When tonsils are badly pitted and scarred from infection then food can get trapped in the pits and fester into whitish/yellow lumps. Yuck. So I now have to include cleaning my tonsils as part of my healthcare regime.
Finally, a more common side-effect is dizzy spells. It tends to happen if I've done too much but it's so hard to judge how much I can do each day, and nearly head-butting the toilet door is really not cool.
A friend sent me this on facebook:
'Why are there never any good side effects? Just once I'd like to read a medication bottle that says "may cause extreme sexiness"
No codeine! 40mg ami, cerezette, loratine- good day