I too had a very bad reaction to it. I slept 18 out of 24 hours which meant I basically got out of bed to eat and use the bathroom. Also did not take it long enough to effect my weight. This is what the May Clinic site said about it:
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Amitriptyline (Oral Route)
Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. It works on the central nervous system (CNS) to increase levels of certain chemicals in the brain. This medicine is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA).
Antidepressants: Another weapon against chronic pain
Antidepressants are a mainstay in the treatment of many chronic pain conditions.
All I know is I didn't feel I was depressed until I took this medicine. It may work wonderfully for you and I hope it does but be careful!
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