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Date: 11.11.2010
From: AJ

Subject: does amytriptylene help

I am currently on Methotrexate, Diclofenac, Co-codamol and prednisone and my consultant says he might put me on Amytriptylene. I am desperate eneough to try anything as I am feeling dreadful at the moment but would be nice to hear if it has helped anyone else?
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Date: 11.11.2010
From: kazzie

Subject: Re: does amytriptylene help

hi i take 25mg of this or 50 mg at night to help me sleep as i find the pain is worse in bed it helps me but makes somepeople drowsy during day
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Date: 11.11.2010
From: paul

Subject: Re: does amytriptylene help

I take 50mg a night, well not currently as i need to listen to the new arrival.

Its an anti-depressant but has anti-inflammatory properties and it really knocks you out, so sleep is a lot better. This was the reason i was given it as i had not slept properly due to the pain for 6 months, took a 50mg tablet and was gone for 20 hours. It also stops me from dreaming which is strange.
I do find it makes me drowsy really drowsy in the morning, so be careful driving or anything like that.
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Date: 11.11.2010
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: does amytriptylene help

Yes... Yes..... and YES. They have stopped my severe neck pain dead. And like Paul said they help you sleep. One of the drawbacks is a dry mouth but that far outweighes the pain and insomnia.
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Date: 12.11.2010
From: AJ

Subject: Re: does amytriptylene help

thanks for your replies, its great to hear that the neckpain can be stopped. I am back with my consultant in 2 weeks and so hopefully will start it then. I cant remember what its like to sleep all night, it has literally been years.
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Date: 12.11.2010
From: paul

Subject: Re: does amytriptylene help

you'll find sleep again with these tablets as long as the dose is decent i.e. 50mg :)
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Date: 16.11.2010
From: Sandie

Subject: Re: does amytriptylene help

Hi AJ, I have PA and am also on mtx,amitriptylene and arcoxia. I have only been on mtx for 6 weeks but amitriptylene for about 2years. It must be the strength that helps with the sleep because I am on 20mg at night and don't find it helps me sleep. It helps a lot with my back pain and I was on a higher dose which did make me sleepy all day and reducing the dose did still help with the pain relief so I went with that. You will be able to talk it all over with your consultant. Good luck.
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