Learn from patients with pain similar to yours

CatchMyPain Community and Pain Diary App to manage chronic illness

Experience w/ Elavil?

Feb 20, 2015 10:10 PM

Recently diagnosed with fibro and have been perscribed Elavil. Just 30mg has completely messed me up. Haven't been able to accomplish anything in the past few days with constant migraines, brain fog, nausea, blurred vision and difficulty balancing. Anyone else have experience with Elavil?

Feb 20, 2015 10:46 PM

I take 60 mg nightly to help deal with overall pain and tingling in my arms but I gradually over time increased to that dose. I would recommend starting at maybe 10mg and when you have adjusted to that then increase by another 10 until you don't have those terrible side effects. Everyone is different so it may take you a while until you can tolerate the 30mg. Good luck!

Feb 21, 2015 1:48 AM

Could I ask its generic name? :)

Feb 21, 2015 3:12 AM

Oooh, I've been on that! It made me nauseous and didn't help mu pain after a few moths of titration to 30mg/40mg

Feb 21, 2015 1:58 PM

That was the first med that was prescribed to me for fibro and it gave me some unpleasant sideeffect without any improvement in the pain department so I stopped it early on. Don't remember the sideeffect though lol

Ready to start relieving your pain?

Join Community