HELP,have been on amitriptiyne and pregabalin since sept 2013 for chronic pain since vaginal surgury back in feb 2012/ oct2012/s sept 2013,. had a bladder and rectal prolapse repair with a tot proceedure at the same time back in feb 2012. an attempt was made to remove the tot in oct 2012 not successfull. went to london hospital to have the tot removed completley in sept 2013 yes it took one surgury to put it in and 2 surgurys to get it out. basically ive been left with a lot of nerve damage for life which is in such a sensitive area rectun and vagina taking these meds combined have helped over the years but ime left with this bloated stomach permantley and weighing in at 2 and a half stone heavier now. i have to take these meds like clockwork or the pain in my rectum and vagina is unbearable. i hate the way i look in the mirror or wearing summer clothes people just look at me as though ime pregnant. to add to all of this ime 51yrs old and going through the menapause i think. hot sweats red face and no period since feb. does anybody else have this simular problem with these meds. i take 300 pregabalin in the morning and 300 in the evening. 75mg amitriptilyne every night. they work well together . not out of complete pain but able to have a life . people with chronic pain will understand that trying to exercise and diet doesnt help when your meds cause weight gain and you are fighting against this . basically knackered wouldnt you agree.