I have recently been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and my GP prescribed me with Amitriptyline, of which I took one dose at night and the next morning I woke up feeling terrible; not able to get out of bed because I was extremely tired, my head and eyes hurt more than my migrains and glaucoma usually cause and I felt nauseated and dizzy. Is this a normal reaction to the medication or should I be concerned?
Amitriptyline for Fibromyalgia : I have... - Pain Concern
Although a side effect,like you described, is fairly common with this type of medicine, if you get it after two of three days, and it is just as bad, please let your doctor know and he can, then, prescribe a similar, but alternative, drug. I couldn't take Amitriptyline, and was prescribed Nortriptyline instead, which gave me no side effects at all. Good luck and stay safe.
hi, what dose did your doctor start you on, I have taken amitriptyline for a few years. I started at 50 mg and I am now taking 30mg. I find if I take it around 7pm at night I am not as groggy in the morning. I also find if you get up when you wake up as long as it's a normal waking time for you, the tiredness eases quicker, but if you are tempted to lie in the tiredness can last much longer. give it a few weeks for your body to adjust but any worries speak to your doctor. take care x
Those symptoms are not normal. They are side effects. I’d be careful. If it keeps happening stop!
On what basis were you diagnosed with fibromyalgia? Do you have electrocuting burning pain? Nerve pain is very different than muscle pain. Was the Amytriptyline given to you for depression or nerve pain modulation?
I read there is new research showing that fibromyalgia may be due to an imbalance of your gut flora. Try to eat lean, green and maybe eating plain yogurt or kefir could help. Drink kombucha which is fermented. Pre and probiotics are important for gut health.
Amytriptyline is known to cause weight gain. Good luck.