Since my doctor prescribed me amitriptyline for migraine prevention I have had milder symptoms. Is this a bad thing considering my neurologist appointment is Monday? I'm grateful to have less pain and numbness and tingling but worry the neurologist won't see all mu symptoms for what they are.
CNDgirl37 I wonder the same thing sometimes. Then I need to check my motives, when I am thinking of trying to remember my worst pain, when I go to the doctors on a good day. Am I wanting even more relief? Do I want a specific drug that I am not yet getting? Etc. I am not an advocate for pain, so I journal how I feel everyday. I need the doctors to know everything. I bring the journal with me to every appt. & I open it during the appt. I go to the doctors to be understood, & treated for whatever I am there for. I hope this helps. xoxox
CDNgirl, if the medicine helps and you're in severe pain, then I would take it. But if the pain was tolerable with less medication, like OTC migraine med (Tylenol, Aleve, etc), then maybe take it instead. If the neurologist plans to treat your nerve function with say an EMG, taking the rx meds could dull any signals. I'm also one to not take any rx meds I don't need; only use for severe needs. Hugs, love, & prayers your appointment goes well and you get hold results and answers. Take a notepad with a list of things you've tried, what helps, what doesn't, duration of pain & type, questions or concerns. Joy down things the doc says if you need to. 🙂💕🙏🌼
The medication is amitriptyline. I take it nightly. It's actually given me some relief of my migraines and numbness. It's only been for 1.5-2 hours at a time and only 3 times. I started taking it last Thursday. Do you think it will affect my nerve conduction testing?
I'm not sure, but it does seem logical. Maybe Terrirulesnotmypain could answer, since she's a nurse. Maybe you could talk to the pharmacist or doctor to find out. Wishing and praying for the results and answers needed so you can get relief! 🙂💕🙏🌼