Burning sensation in my arms on amitriptyline

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Has anyone felt like this while on amitriptyline I'm on 10mg a day been on it 1 month and half I may stick with it but I've been thinking of trying something else but I have nerve pain

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    I take 75mg for nerve and tendon pain and it is working I have been on the drug for over ten years. I take it for a Chronic Disability and any side effects have not bothered me in the past

    The dose you are on at this time is very low, The drug does work give it time

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      Constipation can occur with some meds. - it's codeine with me - but if this has become a problem for you try using Dulcoease which you can buy in any Chemist or big supermarkets. It is very gentle and very effective. I have one in the morning and one evening and find it excellent. I was only on Amitriptyline for a short time and had to stop taking it because of a rare side effect so cannot remember whether it triggered constipation or not. Maybe others will post with their experiences in this line but hope the above might be helpful to you.

       

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    Hi, you are on very low dose at 10mg a day and I am just wondering if it is now helping with your nerve pain at all? If it isn't I would go back and see your Doctor to see if there is an alternative for you. There are other meds that help with nerve pain (I am on Pregablin for neuropathic pain) but I have to tell you there are always side effects whatever you take. Bear this in mind and ask your GP for more information on any drug prescribed before taking it. Let us know how you get on. I wish you pain-free soon

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      I have tried several so far I have tried Lyrica an Topamax, oxcabazpine right now I'm getting some pain but it isn't terrible I may need to go up on dose

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    It is worth trying a higher dose of Amitriptyline and seeing if the burning sensation in your arms stays the same or even in time goes away. As you have tried other meds it is difficult to know what other direction you can go. Side effects do lessen in time as your body gets used to the medication and I agree with borderriever that you should give it time. Discuss it with your GP.
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