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I thought I'd post a comment after reading mostly negative opinions about this drug.
I was prescribed amitriptyline for chronic pain relating to costochondritis (inflammation of rib cartilage). This medication has greatly improved my quality of life.
Before I got this, I was in constant pain for 6 months, I was having lots of time off work, I was unable to sleep and generally in a right state. I'm a 32 year old fit and healthy female with a young son so I was more than happy to give anything a try.
Since taking amitriptyline I have been able to get back to work, start enjoying life again and best of all I can sleep at night - It's been fantastic.
This medication just changes the way your body deals with pain - really is just a low dose sedative. Yes it can make you a little bit sleepy, this happened when I first started taking it, but your body has to adjust and get used to the medication.
I now have a great nights sleep and it keeps my pain under control 24/7.
You do have to go back to your doc before you stop taking the medication, it's nothing major coming off it but you juct have to do it gradually to be sensible.
Hope this helps someone!
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