I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia at age 25. I had a one year old, a five year old and a six year old , plus a diabetic husband who was having frequent relapses with alcoholism. I worked in a very high stress factory. I began taking amitriptilyne and weighed 220 lbs, at 5ft 7.5 inches. I thought with diet and exercise that my weight would eventually go down, but I was wrong. After cutting back on food my weight continued to climb, up to 277 lbs.
I went on a strict diet of only 1200 calories a day, a gallon of water a day, liposene 3x a day, less than 75 grams of carbohydrates and less than 50 grams of fat a day. Two months later , even after adding a lot more excersize, I was only down by 6 lbs. Not alot of weight loss compared to the effort that I put forth.
Tonight I stop taking amitriptilyne and switch to ambien. We will see if the pounds start coming off now. Man, I hope so. I'm tired of hating how I look.