Amitriptyline for pain

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has anyone found Amitriptyline useful for pain ? Currently suffering from nerve type pain so hopefully it will help. 

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    I take 30mg per night for chronic pain it's a blessing only pain relief that works for me been taking it since may this year apart from the hangover next morning it's been ok I aso suffer from nerve pain as long at you take it around the same time every night 
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      I take 20 MG's and take it about 30 minutes before I go to bed but some people on this forum take it earlier and find it doesn't give them that "hangover".
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      I'm starting on 20mg tonight. I've had it before but that was for back pain, this is more like neuropathic pain. How long did it take to work ? Heard it can take a few weeks for full effect. 
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      Many thanks for your comment. I'm starting on 20mg tonight. How long does it take to kick in ? 

       

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    Hi Jimmy,I have severe nerve pain in both legs,first I took tramadol and amitriptyline but didn't work well for me,I changed to pregabalin then in the end slow release tramadol and went gradually up to 3600mg gabapentin, a bit of time getting used to but what a change in my life,pain is masked by this and I always feel great,personally I'd recommend it but it works different for all,reduced to 2100 and i take funnily enough Amitriptyline for headaches,I wish you all the luck and say if I can help anytime.merry Xmas.
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      Hi there. I too am on Tramadol aswell, but it isn't enough to control the pain. Hoping the Amitriptyline will add a bit more pain relief. I tried the Gabapentin but didn't do much for me. 
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    Hello Jimmy,

    Seems like everyones experience is different, I take 50mg amitriptylene about 5pm, helps a bit with the pain more with the sleep. Even tho I don't go to bed till 11pm or 12. It does keep me asleep in the morning, and is quite difficult to get up! Once I'm up I do feel quite alert tho'.

    Take care, Anne

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      I have been on it before but only on 10mg. Starting 20mg tonight. Hopefully it will help a bit more. 
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      It takes around 4- 6 weeks to get full benefit but do stay with it as its good for nerve pain I can sleep up too 12- 14 hours on it I'm on 30 mg I started in that too

      Good luck 

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      Hope you don't mind me asking, does it completely take all the pain away ? , or does it just dull it down a bit ? 
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      After it has kicked in it does I can wake up during the night to go to the toilet and the pain has gone also the next morning i can feel it wearing off when I wake up only had a few bad nights since I started it back in May 
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