Hi everyone. I'm not sure where to start so here goes. I was diagnosed with Fibro a few weeks ago after being passed from pillar to post for years as I'm sure you are all familiar with. As I have Osteoarthritis every ache and pain was put down to 'it will just be the wear and tear'. As that didn't cover the Fibro fog, the lack of sleep, the jumping legs, the aching hands etc etc I eventually saw a rheumy who officially put a name to my condition. I was so relieved that I wasn't about to be carted off to the local asylum that I didn't take in the enormity of the diagnosis and am still coming to terms with Fibro.
I am bowing to your collective experiences for information. I have been put on Amitriptyline. I started on 10mg and have increased the dose by 10mg over the last few weeks and have now reached 70mg which is now giving me a great nights sleep. I am surprised. I also realise that this may not last long. Has anyone had this experience? I can increase up to 100mg. I have to take it early, 5-6pm or I'm not awake in the morning so by 9 my eyes won't stay open. Rock and hard place, but I am getting sleep albeit drug induced.