Hello I made a post a few months ago about my neurologist/gp trying to get me to take amitriptyline.
I finally got an appointment with my neurologist 3 months later, I printed a lot from the rls-org website and flowcharts of treatment plans. All of which advise amitriptyline as a last resort.. went through all this and explained why I rather not take it, and that I'm at a stage in life where I can deal with my rls but I think it could get worse.
I told him that I need a medication that I can take occasionally, especially when I start my 8-8 shifts! I told him that cocodamol/codeine works really well with no side effects but he said he won't prescribe anything or advise me to keep taking it because it's addictive.
I still refuse to take amitriptyline daily, he said I could take it on the odd nights like I'm doing with codeine. Is it okay to do this? Does it take several doses to work or will it work straight away?