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Aug 15, 2016 2:24 AM

Doc has given me a prescription for my 'polymyalgia' (what shes calling it until we rule out stuff) she's prescribed low dose Endep for it. Has anyone taken this? What was your experience?(sorry I don't know what else it's called)

Aug 15, 2016 2:44 AM

The generic name is Amitriptyline. I think there's a fair number of folks on here who have experience with it.

Aug 15, 2016 5:29 AM

Hi FP ⚘⚘⚘
Its good for nerve pain... alas it never agreed with me! πŸͺTake it early evenning cos otherwise πŸͺu will never get up for work/play the next morning πŸ˜‰... spesh when first going on it! Let ur body adjust to taking it...🐴 it may wipe u out at first! My πŸ˜‰hubby takes itπŸ€” for nerve pain...😊 but is also an anti-psychotic medication ... so helps with mood 🐴as a bonus! πŸ€—

good luck chickπŸ”

Aug 15, 2016 5:34 AM

Fancy, yes, it is Amitriptyline(also known as Elavil). Unfortunately, my urologist tried to prescribe that one for me, but there was drug-drug interactions so can't take it.
It is definietly good for nerve pain. Lula, it's not quite an anti-psychotic. More like a anti-depressant but it's not used much as an anti-depressant these days.

Aug 15, 2016 5:36 AM

Thanks 😊 😊 😊
How did you know it didn't agree with you? Any mood help is pretty welcome at this point I've been feeling pretty crappy about myself.
I have to go to work day after tomorrow so I hope that I'm not too wiped out still!

Aug 15, 2016 5:40 AM

Yes its an old tri-cyclic anti-depressant... much like fluoxetine/prozac or duloxetine... which all have nerve pain benefits πŸ€—

Aug 15, 2016 5:47 AM

U will be fine hunni πŸ€—... i couldnt stay awake at all... it knocked me for six... 🏏so i went onto duloxetine (sister drug to prozac)... ✌ i have severe chronic fatigue tho... so i slept 16 hours a day... every day...and some! Lol course now im way past that... πŸ€—but it will help u, its a good medication πŸ€—

Aug 15, 2016 5:37 PM

Sent me bloody hyperactive didnt it! I barely slept because I was bouncing off the walls! If it happens Again tonight I might have to transition to taking it in the morning!

Aug 16, 2016 3:58 PM

Fancypants, you can look up any rx on the drugs.com website. It gives lots of info like alternative names, dosing, uses, side effects, etc. I can't use it due to over sedation and hallucinations. I hope it works out got you. Hugs love & prayers! πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΈ

Aug 16, 2016 7:56 PM

I've got so much energy I'm worried I'm going to burn myself out!

Aug 16, 2016 9:15 PM

Oh bless your heart! I wish I knew of something to help you.

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