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Amatriptaline
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shula - November 22

Hi everyone, well I finally decided to go on amatriptaline, my doctor started me off on 10mg a day, it helped me fall asleep in 15 min, but after 2 weeks it didn't work , I am now taking 30 mg. My main fear is weight gain.So far I haven't gained any weight, but I am worried that if I'll take a larger dose I'll get fat. How much is everyone taking?? and how does it effect you?

 

JJ1 - November 22

I am on 50 mg/night and have not had weight gain. During stressful periods I take up to 75 mg.

 

JJ1 - November 22

I also wanted to mention that my dose was gradually increased over time and even though I started sleeping better immediately, it took several month before I had relief from pain. As a word of caution, take it several hours before bed time if you can. If I take it too late, I will feel very groggy the next day. I usually go to bed around 11 pm and try to take it by 9 pm.

 

Fantod - November 23

I've been on amitripyline for almost a year. I take 25 mg along with some homeopathic things to make me sleep.
No trouble with weight gain thus far. I have trouble with a higher dose as I am too hung over the next day to do anything.
FMS affects us all in different ways so what works for one person may not work for another. It takes a lot of trial and error to find a good medication match for each individual.

 

shula - November 23

Thanks everyone for your input.

 

HeatherL - November 30

When I took it, I felt great. I was told that weight gain only affects one when they are inactive. You have to eat healthy and get exercise on any psych med. :)

 

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