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Giving up the Sertraline

From everything I've read Sertraline isn't that great for pain. Since my GP put it for depression I think it is not worth taking. I am not depressed and my pain is worse. Thank goodness I've not been taking it for long so think I don't need to wean off them. (Only three nights). Amitriptyline here I come!!!

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Good that you are now on different meds lets hope you feel better my GP dropped my amitriptyline to 1 a night i was on 3 but to be honest it made no difference taking 1 or 3 so dropped it i dont know so many meds floating about but still no pain free day love to you Diddle x

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There are lots of meds that help depression and fibro - hope the amytriptaline works for you xxx

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I dropped the Sertraline and took my 40mg amitriptyline. Slept much better woke up with numbed pain - yippie! xx

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oh dear, i take sertraline also dont think it helps altho i dont think anything helps, i also take 75mg amitrip in the evening and dont sleep at all, im actually taking them around 5pm in the hope ill get some sleep but still im awake until around 6am and try and get up around 9..30am, u no trying to get a pattern, anyone any ideas plzz

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I have been on amitriptylene for many years now since I was diagnosed that I have FMS/CFS I am not sure whether this is having any affect now as I still suffer chronic pain and often spend sleepless or restless nights...I often feel like I have been trampled on by a herd of wild elephants :(

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Sorry to hear about meds not working at all. There must be something out there you could try. What a pain...not sleeping just makes you feel even worse! Hope you find something and soon for you both. x

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