Amitriptyline | What you should know

Amitriptyline (Elavil) is not only commonly used for depression but also for Fibromyalgia chronic pain. Some have found it very helpful for treating their pain and …


  1. Get off Amitriptyline…you want to be a zombie or enjoy life? My sister in law is coming off it…all she wanted to do is sleep….doctors put people on drugs, they get PAID for pushing drugs….simple as that….

  2. with medication you are between a rock and a hard place. Amitripyline does help with pain but it made me sleep a lot. Had trouble waking up felt like i had being run over by a bus. took most of the morning to wake up. My pain was so bad that the stress of coping with the pain was sending me into deep waters where I thought I would never recover emotionally.It saved me but I was off work for 7 years.Now I am much older and was changed to norpress.The side effects are terrible. Its taken 3 years to cope with them. I need medication but being aware of how to manage it is on going. for me.Know one understands what a battle we have every day. One day we will rest in heaven and be pain free. Can not wait really.

  3. I'm new to your channel and I must say it's so far my favorite. I say this because you are very aware that everyone is different and reacts to meds differently. I was diagnosed in the 90's and have been on several different medications however the one that I have been on the longest is Amitryptaline. I'm sure I misspelled it lol. My fibro has progressed at a slow rate I think anyway. But in the last 5 years I have become the worst I have ever been and didn't know how bad it could get. When I hit my 50's I have started asking myself just how I'm going to be able to handle pain greater than what it is now. I have gone through the natural phase so I my body didn't endure these meds. Then the phase of just " sucking it up " everyone has pain. Of course that came from people or doctors who never had anything more than a hangnail. Now I listen to MY body. I'm on neurontin, amitryptaline, and low dose methadone. That's what works for me right now. I've tried lyrica and I can't take it. I've been on other opioids and you have to take those so many times per day. Once I listened to my Dr and allowed the medicine to get into my system I don't even feel like I've taken it anymore except that my pain is tolerable. But everyone has to find what works for them at the stage of fibro they are in. Sorry this is so long.

  4. I felt my bladder feeling full when I take it almost like no relief when I used the rest room but once I missed a dose I pissed like a race horse.this pill put weight on me before getting on I was once 105 to 115 now I'm 130lbs ive notice in the am my vision is blurry and I can't remember much but I could say I have good dreams good my nightmares.i also have a dry mouth that cost some tooth decay this med will mess your teeth right up.

  5. Great video! Thanks ! Hope your kerping well , i have a slipped disc in my lower back, im on antiinflammatories for that, and now im on amytriptilene because im getting nerve pain in my head, its a nightmare grr$#@&* , anybody know what i can take for it naturally, ( not weed etc ) thanks

  6. I found that amatryptaline did make me feel happier but I also took it while doing big amounts of walking but I did find my mood change alot, I suffer bad with depression and have done for alot of years I was once 176 kg and managed to drop down to 89 kg but then started to rise again and it got me down more than anything but these in conjunction with walking long distances made it much more tolerable

  7. I was given that 100mg at bed. I thought I was gonna die and was taken to ER next day. The doctor explained to me that “ the mad hatter took amitripline” that’s why he was nuts. Anyways… I took it fell asleep woke up at 12 am heart bounding out my chest and also I thought I heard music in my head I couldn’t get out of bed I was so heavy the next day I felt like I was in a movie in a weird high and my heart was racing so my husband took me to E R they told me I had allergic reaction to it. Scary. I hate that stuff

  8. Hi I have not been visiting you lately due to a very bad attack of good old fibro!!! I not the Dr. But it was me, myself who went and changed the dose of my pain meds and within two or three weeks I could hardley walk, my had got so stiff I could not bend 3 of my fingers, just to mention a few of what happened to me. Naturally I went back to my original dose but it took another 2 or 3 weeks to start to settle down!!! All together 2 mos. Later I am out of bed, walking around the house and my fingers are just starting to bend. I really put myself into some kind of pain, so I just wanted to tell your viewers please do not change your dose of medication without talking to your Dr. I really made a big mistake!!! Thank you for all of your help, you are very kind!!! Hugs and love to you!!!! Joannie🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🐶🐶🐶🐺🐺🐺

  9. It has done wonders for me. I did not get recuperative sleep. This allowed my body to recover. I have taken it for several years and have only had to increase the dose recently. I do understand not being able to wake up easily.

  10. I was on nortriptyline for years. It worked much better, but gave me a high (110+bpm) and I gained a bit of weight. With amitriptyline I only took it for 2 weeks. I had horrid nausea and dizziness. I could barely walk with it. It had a bad taste bud reaction too. Food tasted disgusting. Currently on no antidepressants or meds because of the pain doctor nearest me refuses to treat me.

  11. Hi Evie. Congratulations on your strong will and positive attitude for quitting smoking. It’s a day at a time commitment and I support you all the way. I am on amitriptyline for pain and sleep relief. I have gained 45 lbs. and did not know why! Thanks for your information and my gratitude to the others on your site who comment, and share their information. Now I know it can cause weight gain too! As well as extremely dry mouth and loss of taste. Everything tastes like card board! The more I learn from your great information, the better informed I feel. Thanks so much for sharing. Stay sweet. 🇨🇦

  12. I went off amitriptyline after years of being on it (the withdraw is wicked)for fibromyalgia I kept gaining weight put on 50 lbs. I’ve been off it for 1 1/2 months I’ve lost 20 lbs and found out it really wasn’t helping much.

  13. Hi Evie, my doctor wanted me to try this, but I couldn't take it because it made so dizzy I couldn't walk. Also, it didn't help any of my symptoms. And about working out hard, everyone talks about how great you feel afterwards, but that never happened to me. I only felt the endorphins when I finally sat down and had a cigarette! LOL 😂😂😂

  14. i am on amitryptiline currently. i cannot get off it because the useless hospital still has not sent my diagnostic letter through(its beans 7/8 weeks). have not seen much weight gain. but it helped with fatigue for like two weeks. the first week it helped me sleep and i had some more energy. at the end of the first week it stopped helping with fatigue. but helped me get to sleep. until about two weeks after that. when it no longer helps me sleep or gives me energy. the dry mouth is horrible. i started getting restless arms and numbness. i am back to square one.

  15. Im taking it to help me sleep. I currently changed primary care doctor she saw that i take it and said to keep taking it to help with the pain besides 2 other meds im taking for pain. Chronic pain is a pain the arse.

  16. I was on Nortriptyline! I could not wake up! Also I have been following a Gluten free diet. My fibromyalgia and IBS are much better😊but of course I still have awful flare ups😐

  17. Congrats on giving up smoking you can do it. I’m sending you loads of positive energy. Ive been on amitriptyline for a long time and I take 400mg and like with other drugs I have to keep putting it up for it to work. I take it too sleep and if I don’t take it I don’t sleep at all. I would prefer to find other drugs but I’ve tried over a 100 diffident drugs. I’m from the UK and I have seen most of the pain teams and nobody can help with the pain, I’ve also tried all the herbal things. I struggle every day and it’s a fucking nightmare please excuse my language but it is. In the UK doctors don’t know anything about fibromyalgia and all the pain I get. I have to take high doses and the doctors are not supportive. My go is amazing she is the only medical person on my side. Apart from my mum my family don’t care because I am sick every day, they don’t understand they just think she’s still in bed. I can’t stop taking the amitriptyline because I really need it and I would have to go through withdrawal.

  18. Never again. I will start of saying I'm bipolar. My neuro thought it may decrease my migraines not…… 20mg i was no longer sleeping at all at night and hypp manic. that was a quick stop. no more amitrtiptlyne for leigh Ann


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