Amitriptyline For Headaches & Facial Pain

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Hi Guys, 

I'm pretty new to this so here goes - I have been prescribed Amitriptyline for headaches & facial pains/tingles. After alot of research online my symptoms are along the lines of someone suffering Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN - I also posted a discussion in the Trigeminal Neuralgia Section on here) has anyone else on here been prescribed this drug for this? I have went from a dose of 10mg - 50mg within 6 weeks and still suffering the pains in my face, also along with the pains I have flushing on my cheek/ear/neck and on very back occassions i have this appear on my chest and back too. Has anyone else been prescibed this drug for these symptoms and also have they worked? 


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    Hi Amanda sorry for late reply,work been manic. Sorry to hear your not doing to good. Went to docs and asked to stay on same mg! did not want to increase dosage. Got to go back in four weeks. Symptoms till there feeling quite low at mo. Got cold sores and sore throat so feeling quite crap. I'm going to keep trying amitriptyline and hope it goes away soon. Does your pain change in different weathers????
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    I hope this will help people suffering fro TMJ. I was diagnosed with it year ago and given gum shield. Was managing okay then recently had a really bad bout as stopped wearing gum shield.

    Chronic pain, dizziness, could not even stand up for two days pain, migraine and dizziness was so bad!!

    Took paracetamol and after neurophen as little as possible but needed either constantly for three days.

    then started acupressure in certain areas of cheek bone, back of neck and other areas. Relived the pain tremendously, I was offered Amiltripaline, but have managed without, by doing acu pressure, relaxation exercises and doing very gentle exercise, when pain and dizziness receded.

    After 2 weeks from this really bad bout symptons are gradually receding, and my life getting back to normal.

    there is a book which has a special section for TMJ treatment, that I used to great success (i dont work for promoting book, its just been very effective!), its called Acupressure, how to cure common ailments the natural way, by Michael Reed Gach.

    i also make sure i dont clench my teeth during the day, keep them relaxed and take relaxing drink and make sure to concentrate on relaxing face muscles and gentle massage before i go to sleep.

    hope this helps!!!

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    Hi amanda and everyone

    Hope you all are feeling better

    Ive been told i have Atypical facial pain and anxiety

    Got them amphyline 10mg meds, made me like a zombie had to stop it , now iam without meds waiting to see my doctor thougth ill do a bit of research and bumped into this conversation,

    It all started after a veryyy stressful month and i had anxiety attacks , felt a pain on my tempel a sharp pain then it become a pressure pain left side only

    The gradully the pressure came around the cheek area with fuzzy feeling around the eye , now iam geting the pain and huge pressure on the tempel and head feels compressed, nearly 24/7

    Iam 30 year old , this is really scareing me please help anyone one suggest any kind of treatment that would help ? Any one found relife or pain free now


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