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Dr gave me amitripyline

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pinkyp Tue 08-Jan-13 18:25:22

For both my anxiety and ibs. I've read the leaflet and now I daren't take them. Anyone had positive storeys please? Google has helped frighten me too.

Waferthinmint Thu 10-Jan-13 20:01:17

Radio 4 was advertising a programme about this exact drug yesterday. Not sure when it was scheduled for though. Might find it online?

spanky2 Thu 10-Jan-13 20:08:56

I take 25mg a day to prevent migraines . My cat took it to cure recurring cystitus . Bonus!! No cystitus ! It is fab for getting off to sleep . I stopped taking it when I wanted to get pregnant with Ds1 and no weird side effects . Just did every other night,Every few nights etc... grin

Smudging Thu 10-Jan-13 21:44:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Don't feel like a failure! Different drugs affect people in different ways. There are plenty more drugs out there.

I saw my rheumy today and he's decided to titrate my amitriptyline dose down with a view to coming off it (because it's doing very little other than making my mouth dry). He gave me tramadol instead (to be taken alongside naproxen and paracetamol; it's just pain relief I need). I've just taken my first one and I feel woozy to say the least.

NanaNina Fri 11-Jan-13 18:47:02

It is of course your call as to whether you take the ADs but I don't think you need to be scared. These drugs have been used for 50 years and are very safe drugs. It is trial and error though and what suits one person, doesn't suit another.

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