My aunt insists that Amitriptyline is the best thing ever invented, she has fibro, and she is the busiest person I've ever met! LOL Me?
It started out great, I took it only at bedtime and slept 7 hours through the first week or so at night... and then I slept 8. Then 10. Then twelve. My doctor lowered the dose, but I started sleeping between 16 and 18 hours a day... and my husband couldn't wake me. He got pretty worried... Not a good thing either-- I found out a few years later that I have sleep apnea. I quit breathing every 2 minutes or so! Could have been a real mess... I'm lucky, The doc discontinued it.
I never heard of it being prescribed for neuropathy issues, but it IS a kind of "old school" medication, not much prescribed anymore since there are newer drugs with supposedly fewer side effects. Mine was prescribed for fibromyalgia...
I'm having more trouble myself with the neuropathy, but it's primarily in my hands... I'm seeing my neurologist again on the 30th... I guess I'll have to wait and see what he has to say. I've been avoiding additional meds as much as I can... I have such a hard time with the side effects!...
Let us know how it works out for you, ok?
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL
Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called t
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