After several months of slowly lowering my dosages of Gabapentin, Tramadol and Duloxetine I have been put on Amitriptyline. However, I am really not coping with it (started on 10mg and upto 20mg to date). My pain is really bad - but this has been the way all year, probably longer. I'm not sleeping, and when I do I get woken up several times a night in agony. My mood is really low - to the point I am either crying over literally nothing, or wanting to seriously hurt someone. On top of all that I've started getting heartburn (already on Lansoprazole because I produce excess acid) and my tummy is constantly upset despite what I eat and how much or little I eat.
I was told Amitriptyline was proven to be good for fibro pain, but what about the rest? Not that the dose I'm on is alleviating any pain. I cannot get a GP appointment for another week and this is driving me mental - especially as I'm trying not to let the family see how bad I am as I'm sure they get sick of my complaining.
Has anyone got experience with Amitriptyline and can you tell me if it is worth persevering and increasing my dose?
- I was on 60mg Duloxetine, 800mg Gabapentin three times a day, along with 2x 500mg Paracetamol and 2x 50mg Tramadol four times a day, so the fewer amount of tablets is better - plus the pain was still really bad and getting worse on this cocktail, oh and I have Fentanyl 50micrograms/hour transdermal patches, one every 72 hours.
I really am at my wits end and struggling to cope as some days I feel I can do nothing but wallow in my pain and self pity and I absolutely despise being that person.