Amitriptyline for Pain (chronic) treatment

We have 293 consumer reports for treatment of Pain (chronic) with Amitriptyline. Pain (chronic) used in 14% of cases.

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Amitriptyline Circle Diagram 40 consumers of 293 reported about Pain (chronic)

  1. George K. Vestal says:
    3.5 rating

    Amitriptyline for Pain (chronic)

    Tired fatigue at the beginning. Absolutely slowly sneak in and take in the evening. In the first days, the tiredness pulled in until the next morning. Responsiveness was severely limited. After about a week it got better, for the next two weeks it looked like a tablet to fall asleep. After about a quarter of a year, no side effects were felt.

    Side effects: Fatigue
  2. Marjorie D. Mann says:
    3.5 rating

    Amitriptyline for A headache; Pain (chronic)

    I have been taking amitriptyline for chronic tension-type headache for about 2 months now. At this time, I first took 12.5 mg, then was increased to 25 mg for about a week. Side effects included only numbness in the mouth shortly after ingestion, increased sweating and loss of satiety. The latter, however, is so annoying to me that I will probably discontinue the drug soon, especially since so far no success has been achieved.

  3. Jody G. Greenwood says:
    4.0 rating

    Amitriptyline for Pain (chronic)

    Given suspected CRPS type I. After 3 – 4 days of habituation completely painless. In the first week of use: tiredness, fatigue, then symptom-free.

    Side effects: Exhaustion; Fatigue
  4. Frederick M. Darnall says:
    2.5 rating

    Amitriptyline for Pain (chronic)

    Have lost a lot of hair with taking amitriptyline over the years. Approximately Four weeks after discontinuation of amitriptyline hair loss went away 🙂 FREU

    Side effects: Hair loss; Increase in weight
  5. Edward E. Doyle says:
    3.5 rating

    Amitriptyline for Pain (chronic)

    Amitriptyline made the pain bearable and at night I was able to sleep well. Constipation occurred immediately and weight gain after a few weeks. I am assuming that Ami is now already 4 years old, about half a year after receipt started my hair loss. I went to the doctor and he said it could not be from the Ami. Zig investigations have revealed nothing. Had beautiful natural curls, now I have hardly any hair and the curls you see almost nothing at all. Am super unhappy about it. I dropped off the Ami four days ago and I’m curious how it affects my hair.

  6. Nicole M. Mosley says:
    2.5 rating

    Amitriptyline for Pain (chronic)

    At the beginning dry mouth, extreme fatigue, bloatedness. Then especially weight gain, had to keep constantly strong Diaet and do sports to keep weight reasonably. After about 4 months beginning of severe hair loss, especially after washing your hair (counted 260 hair). I then discontinued the preparation for fear of hair loss. My chron. However, pain (muscle dysbalance with severe muscle pain) caused by an incompetent osteopath (violent, completely senseless straining) has steadily improved with ingestion. Exit due to discontinuation therefore unknown. Hair loss persisted after discontinuing the med. For 3 months and then came to a stop. Hair grows again.

  7. Ann M. Selby says:
    2.5 rating

    Amitriptyline for Pain (chronic)

    At the beginning of the therapy fatigue, problems with the eyes. After about 4 months weight gain, constant fullness, feeling of water retention, joint pain

  8. Jeanette A. Legrand says:
    4.5 rating

    Amitriptyline for Pain (chronic)

    Before therapy with amitriptyline, I had tension headaches lasting years (sometimes severe pain for 3-4 weeks at a time). When I arrived at the point where NIX was more, i. E. my everyday life was beyond control; The headache with painkillers can not be controlled. A neurologist then prescribed me amitriptyline (first 12.5 then 25 mg in the evening). Already a few days I felt better. Hardly any headache. That means: Before that I had severe pain for about 20 days a month. Under amitriptyline in about 3-5 days, which means a considerable improvement in the quality of life for me. Positive: You get out of the pain circulation, painkillers are reduced, the tension headaches are drastically less – that really means a lot! Negative: Despite the low dosage, I also got loose 7 kilos on the scales. This finally caused me so much frustration after 7 months of therapy that I discontinued the tablets 2 weeks ago. The pills have made me totally tired and impotent. Mainly in the morning I felt like dead, which I z.T. really bad. I was partially unable to get up. At the beginning of the therapy I had a strong dry mouth. Was really terrible; Without water next to the bed it did not work anymore. But that got better after about 2-3 months. I also had my nose closed all the time. No cold or something, but nose totally blocked. No smell possible. Otherwise I never had anything to do with it. Despite the great experience of being headache free, I had severe mental lows during the treatment, humorous, sometimes aggressive behavior (not otherwise!). Parallel occurred with me a thyroid inflammation with nodule formation and a bad compatibility of my contact lenses. Whether there is a connection – no idea. My conclusion: For me, the therapy was already worth it because I came out of my headache circulation. There is no real alternative to amitriptyline. Now I have dropped the TAbletten since 2 weeks and my headache pile up a bit more. MAl wait. My neurologist says that after Absetzén (he recommends, incidentally, a longer duration of use than 7 months) should be an improvement to before, unfortunately no disappearance. For me it would be great if only 1-2 weeks a month would have a headache. Would I do the therapy again? I believe NO! Despite slight success, the side effects (weight, depression, aggressive behavior, nightmares, dark thoughts, extreme impotence, chronic nasal congestion, dizziness, heavy sweating) are just too intense for me personally. Especially now the effects after weaning: losing weight a mental torture; extreme falling asleep, headache, irritability, sweats – hope that’s over soon. But what if I get back to the point where the headache is nothing more ???

  9. Denise R. Pickles says:
    3.5 rating

    Amitriptyline for Pain (chronic)

    Preliminary diagnoses: * Morbid obesity (BMI 53) * Arterial hypertension * Bronchial asthma * COPD * Cox and gonarthrosis bds * Hip dysplasia * Recurrent migraine * Condition after multiple NPP (herniated disc) (’98, ’99, ’03, ’12) * chron. Lumboalalgia * degernerative spinal column syndrome * multiallergy * steatosis hepatis * condition after posterior infarct (’07) * latent hypothyroidism * condition after medically induced pancreatitis DD billiär in cholecystolithiasis (’14) * Z.n. Gallstone (Independent Departure) * Z.n. Ganglioresection wrists bds (’98 right, ’09 left) * newly developed ganglion wrist left (’16) * Z.n. Appendectomy (’91), removal of the tonsillar tonsil (’94) Tonsillectomy (ca ’05) Medications: * Lyric 150mg 1-0-1 * Palexia 200mg 1-0-1 * Nebivolol 5mg 1-0-0 * Pantoprazole 40mg 1- 0-1 * Amiriptyline 25mg 0-0-1 * Multivitamin az 1-0-0 * Vitamin B complex 0-0-1 * Dekristol 20000 1x weekly * Berotec 150 metered dose inhaler if required * Torem 10mg if required Allergies: * Pollen: Linden , Birch, hazel, grass, cereals, mugwort, etc * Pet hair: dogs, cats, horses, goats, sheep, etc * mites: house dust 1 + 2 * food: noble mold, seafood, citrus fruits, * contact materials: adhesives, latex, disinfectants , Paprika extract (rheumatoidal) capsaicin, etc * Drugs: Roxytromizine (penicillin so far only one-time reaction, drug name unknown), opiates, propofol, fentanyl, oxigesic, tramal, valerone, novalgin, amitriptyline was hospitalized for gastric ulcer after gastric bypass and independent pain in the right thorax h inten, prescribed. A diagnosis of this pain was made only reluctantly by the attending physicians. X-ray thorax and ECG were without findings, which is why I was told that this pain probably part of my chron. Pain syndrome or my thoughts would be responsible. However, it was not taken into account that the pain was only 3 weeks earlier and still considered to be acute. Also, information, such as the chance diagnosis of a female doctor who raised a status for the pensioner and, through a pressure test, the diaphragm as responsible for the pain in the thorax, as well as the information of my physiotherapist, that a strong hardening / Distortion is ignored. It was also explained to me that I had been treated with the existing medication (Lyrika 150mg 1-0-1 and Palexia 200mg 1-0-1) and that you could not give any more painkillers. (However, this can not be correct because I took Palexia solution up to 2x5ml as a bolus for pain attacks just a few months earlier.) This was discontinued only on my initiative, because I saw myself impaired in my cognitive abilities) Nevertheless, one sat down Amitriptyline 25mg 1-0-1 as a painkiller. A strange comment from a nurse and her own research brought two things to light. First: Amitriptyline is not a painkiller, but antidepressants and second: The doctor has lied to me cheekily. From the beginning he was full of prejudices about the pain I felt and made my psyche responsible. He even went so far as to say that he was sorry for my family doctor because he needed to keep treating me. But only half a year before had a psychological report, which I needed for my gastric bypass, my psyche certified perfect health, and although I have been so for 3.5 years with the pain of the deg. Had to fight WS syndrome! The first (side) effect: I was tired! I could have fallen asleep standing around the clock! I mean, I could have been happy, before that night I only got 2-4 hours of sleep a night because of the pain, now I could sleep much longer. However, I had to pay for this sleep a much too high price, because the pain after getting up were thus many times worse, because just lying, prepares me, over time, the greatest pain. But I was there because of the acute pain in the chest (and the stomach problem) and not because of the deg. WS syndrome! In the hope that my pain would be reduced, I took the drug, despite my dislike of psychotropic drugs and my belief that this pain had nothing to do with WS syndrome. The second incidental side effect – dry mouth – is very uncomfortable, but not really a problem. but rather a now constant and faithful companion who always teaches you to have a bottle of water with you. The pain-relieving effect was still missing. Since I also knew after my research that the onset of good 2 weeks after the start of treatment can only occur because the drug needs a mirror, I had egg

  10. Nicole J. Lewis says:
    3.5 rating

    Amitriptyline for Pain (chronic)

    lack of body feeling, dissociation, tunnel vision, confusion, severe headache you have to give the whole time yes and patience and so on and immediately, but if there is a risk that I wait in front of the car or flare the house, because I realize that there If there is a road at all or if I was only near the stove then it will be unattractive. should mean: on the effectiveness against chronic pain, I can not say anything, because after 3 days hardly work, but because of the too sensitive side effects and their risks, I am more or less forced to stop it altogether

    Side effects: Headache
  11. Ines M. Adkins says:
    3.0 rating

    Amitriptyline for Pain (chronic)

    After the evening walk: Sleep disturbances, agitation, anxiety – after weaning, the symptoms disappeared – unfortunately, the drug has not helped.

  12. Lisa W. Hitchcock says:
    2.5 rating

    Amitriptyline for Pain (chronic)

    After an operation on the sternum, I suffer from chronic pain. I started with the strongest Tilidin, Katadolon and Saroten. Unfortunately, this did not help against the pain at all. So I got Fentanylpflaster 50 micrograms, change every 2 days, otherwise on the 3rd day the strong pain is back completely. If necessary I take ibuprofen 600mg and tramadol and in the evening 1 saroten (amitriptyline). On most days, I tolerate the patches quite well. At first I had constipation, now only rarely. Among other things, I have sweats now and then, fatigue, but what is bearable, worse are the days when you have depressive mood swings and anxiety, but thank God not too often occur. I have not been able to drive until now, but I will start again soon. Of the other drugs I have no side effects. But I usually do not even notice the analgesic effect of ibuprofen. Side effects are summarized by fentanyl: sweating, constipation, fatigue, anxiety disorders and depressive mood swings