That I can take the pain meds and not once get a high or a reaction other than some relief from the pain..
And yet I seem to have serious reactions to Amytriptiline.
When I was first diagnosed with FMS the drug of choice was Amytriptiline. I took it with no problems but with no relief either. Here I am 20 years later and again was put on Amytriptiline - now for Migraines. Earlier this year - shortly after starting it I began to have trouble concentrating. My.mind was racing a million miles a minute and my head felt numb. My speech starting sounding like I stuttered and I was feeling really shaky. My doctor tapered me off several meds he thought might be causing it. Thankfully it all went back to normal. Now speed up to 2 weeks ago. The pain clinic once more prescribed Amytriptiline. And 5 days ago the symptoms returned. I stopped taking them Saturday. My thinking is clearing up but I am still feeling shaky and stumbling over my words.
Crazy, isn't it?
And amazing how one pill can treat depression, chronic fatigue and insomnia (so you take it to wake up and to get some sleep?) migraines, Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, painful bladder, peripheral neuropathy.IBS, Trigeminal Neuralgia and Fibromyalgia.
That must be one heck of a miracle drug.
Ok. Sarcasm aside, I know some do get relief from this pill. Its just interesting to me to see how many other issues can be treated with it besides it's original intent to be used for depression.
~~~ grumnle, mumble under breath ~~~