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I was prescribed 10mg Amitriptyline daily for help with my IBS 24th November last year. As I'd just started with what I thought was toothache I went to my dentist on 25th. The xray showed nothing wrong with three teeth &, when she heard I'd just started taking Amitriptyline, the dentist said it likely would stop the pain &, yes, it did!
However, after around 6 weeks, the Amitriptyline started giving me huge anxiety on waking. This lasted maybe 2-3 hours & I was fine from around 11-12. I also dreamed a lot, nothing frightening though otherwise I could've understood my anxiety. I had to stop taking it.
The pain has returned, I've seen my dentist again, she says it's Trigeminal Neuralgia & is referring me to the dental hospital's pain clinic.
Last night, my Dr. prescribed Tegretol (carbamazepine) 100mg twice daily starting with 50mg once daily then increasing the dose. The nerve pain is awful, I'd have stayed on Amitriptyline but for the terrible anxiety I felt. I hadn't been on it long enough either to see if it helped my IBS which is up & down anyway.
Has Amitriptyline affected offers like it's affected me?
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