So...nearly 5 weeks has passed since I started on amitriptyline and I don't feel that it has been the magic pill to avoid heavier drugs. It has maybe marginally helped with the neuropathic symptoms and also when I'm up I'm able to stay up and keep going for a bit longer at a time (but again only marginally). Nothing that has made any marked difference in my day to day life.
On the strength of this I really want to push for hydroxy but then that raises the question of what I want from trying it...??
Of all the symptoms I have the only thing I really want to attack is the fatigue. I can cope with everything else, they don't bother me but if only I could get some relief from the constant fatigue I would be right. Just enough so that I can cook and clean and tidy up like a normal mum!
What are other people's experiences with starting hydroxy? Is it meant to help with fatigue? Or is there another drug that helps more with this? I don't want to ask for it if it's not likely to give me even half the result I'm after. Anyone's experiences will be much appreciated...