I’ve been prescribed Amitriptyline 10mg for severe nerve pain I’m really worried about taking them as I get very anxious taking new medication naproxen and co-codomol aren’t touching the pain any advise welcome
Nervous about taking Amitriptyline for the fi... - Pain Concern
My son was prescribed amytriptlyne for nerve pain. He takes it in the evening before bed. It has worked very well for him. He did feel zoned out for a week, but after that he went back to normal, and he really does feel it if he misses a dose.
But everyone reacts differently to drugs. For every four people who take it only one person will benefit, so if it doesn't work for you, tell your GP. And give it a week to 10 days to work, it isn't like a painkiller that works within 20 minutes, it has to build up.
I was given amytriptylene 10mg a while back, didn't get on with it at all, gave me a good night's sleep, but terrible chest pains in the morning, so bad I felt I might die. I am on 250mg naproxen twice a day now but rarely take the second one. My nerve pain comes from a cervical spine stenosis around C6-C7
I was prescribed it at the start of all my “fun” but it made my nerve pain worse and was switched to dihydrocodeine as naproxen and cocodamol did not help. After my first op I was switched to gabapentin and then to pregabalin which does help. After my 4th and hopefully last op in January dihydrocodeine was added again. (nerve pain is from damaged nerve down my leg). It’s usually hit and miss finding the right meds for nerve pain but hope you are fine with the amitriptyline.
I think you may need to give it a few days to work before deciding it is not for you. To stop the groggy feeling take it a couple of hours or so before bedtime. It may give you a dry mouth too so be aware of that. You are on a low dose so should not suffer serious side effects. Your GP may say it is too early to give up on just one experience, perhaps see how you get on first.
It has worked wonders for me and it has definitely improved my sleep and waking up in pain in the early morning.
Everyone is different and it often takes trial and error to find the right medication.
I wish you luck in whatever you decide.
Thanks so much for your response I took it at 7 last night and fell asleep about 10 but didn’t wake up till 9.30 which is really unusual for me I have a really fast passed high pressured job so just really concerned about tomorrow especially how I felt this morning may need to take a bit of time of work to try and get this sorted
Hi. Amitriptyline is something that I found amazing with my pain and relaxed me a lot. It is also an anti deppresant but only at 75 mg or higher. I am on the max dose of 200mg at night.
Now my body is used to them they help now with other meds to help my bipolar too.
I hope you can try this because of this I can moving as best you can.
See how it goes, just make sure you can empty diary (which most people are doing anyway) and see how it goes.
Try and go into it a fair try and think positively otherwise you may talk yourself out.of using it.
Wish you well. X
Thanks for the response I think I need some time off work I’m an area manger for a private health care company so my diary is more manic than ever in this current climate I’ve spoke to the GP today and they have advised 10 mg twice a day but again I’m worried of the effects I’m sure I will get there
Yea, I think Amitriptyline in a small dose isn't brilliant to quell your pain even when mixed with the other two you take. For pain on the severer side is when a more stronger analgesic comes into play; but again, it's totally up to your doctor. There is a step system they go thru' dictated by 'their' bosses, so if this pill does not work, lets try a stronger one. I have reached the limit, so now, I'm nearly pain free, and, I'm only 75.