I’m in a lot of pain at the moment and have just cried my eyes out as I’m feeling so useless. I now also have osteoarthritis in my right hip and knee diagnosed last week, but they also found a meniscus ligament tear in my inner knee. I have been told to double or treble my 10mg dose of Amitriptyline at night and as I can’t take Naproxen they’ve also given me co-drydamol 10/500 to take as I need it. I’m so scared of taking the co-drydamol in the day as even though it’s a low dose it makes me sleepy. Is anyone else on this combination of Amitriptyline and co-drydamol and how much do you take and when do you take it. I’ve read the two medicines should not be used together but there’s nothing else I can take as I’m allergic to a lot of medications, which is why these have been prescribed.
I’ve started seeing a private physio therapist once a week but don’t sleep for 2 nights after seeing him because of worsened pain. (The doc said physio May help me).
I went for a walk to the post box 5 minutes up the road but was in such pain I need to take the co-drydamol I think in the day. I scared and hope someone on here can put my mind at rest about taking this with the Amitriptyline. Sorry for the long post.