I was prescribed Amitriptyline in January having been assessed as having Fibromyalgia after 2+ years of symptoms and my GP excluding all other possible diagnoses. I have not been able to cope very well with the side effects so only take it when I have a flare up ( 3 so far this year).
Having now gone through the menopause I am experiencing quite severe hot flushes at the moment. Due to recent publicity in the Press about the efficacy of Venlafaxine for hot flushes I suggested to my GP that I could take this instead of the Amitriptyline and hopefully also gain relief from my everyday pain and symptoms of Fibromyalgia as well as the hot flushes. She agreed quite readily but said she had not had a great deal of experience in prescribing it for Fibromyalgia.
Anyone taken this for Fibro? What was your experience? I have only just started taking it today and a little anxious I have made the wrong decision.