Amitriptyline side-effects burning tongue?

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sweetkitty Sun 12-Jan-20 22:29:39

Started Amitriptyline a week and a half ago for migraine prevention and chronic pain. Started on 10mg then upped to 20mg on Thursday night. I have a dry mouth which was to be expected but my tongue feels like it does if you’ve drank something too hot and burnt it. Constantly. Eating and drinking hurts although I’ve been sipping water almost constantly to help.

Other than that I feel a bit drowsy in the morning/spaced out and not with it.

I’m hoping they go away soon.

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Ronalda Mon 13-Jan-20 00:12:16

I’ve never heard of that side effect before.

I would ring your GP surgery tomorrow and see if you can speak to a GP on the phone and get their advice (the GP that prescribed it for you if possible).

My surgery has a triage system where you can have a phone call the same day if it’s about a new concern - does yours have something similar?

sweetkitty Mon 13-Jan-20 21:32:30

I’ve got an appt with my GP on Thursday morning I will speak to her about it then. It’s horrible nothing tastes right, I’m constantly sipping water even was holding an ice cube in my mouth to try to help it.

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VividImagination Mon 13-Jan-20 21:50:20

The drowsy, spaced out feeling does go away. The dry mouth doesn’t. I do get a sore mouth/burning sensation. It comes and goes but I’m certain I had that before I started amitriptyline. Best to chat with your GP.

sweetkitty Mon 13-Jan-20 22:05:33

@Ronalda Thanks I don’t think I could cope with this for months on end, I’m giving it 3 months then I’m going to see how I feel, this is horrible.

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Boots20 Mon 13-Jan-20 22:07:50

I get this alot before I take a migraine. The tongue isnt actually burnt at all it's a side effect from the type of head ache I get though it does feel burnt. Usually passes after a few days.

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