amitriptyline - cymbalta

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zikos7

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what's your opinion about amitriptiline? any side effects? my doc recommented to change cymbalta with amitriptyline, but I' afraid . It is an old medicine.
 

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I'm on it. Sure it's old but it really helps me sleep. U can feel hung over for a few days until your used to it. But if u take it around 8 at night u sleep most of it off.i didn't think it was doing much until I came off it .omg I nearly died . So yes Id have to say it does help a lot x
 

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Amitriptyline was the first med I was put on. It didn't help me to sleep better and made me feel dizzy most of the time.
 

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It's been recommended to me but my bad experience with Cymbalta has kept me from trying it. Anyone else have anything to say about it?
 

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At the end of the day u have to try it yourself, I think it's the only way to no.yes it makes u sleepy but it don't last forever.
 

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i agree with dizzy. It worked like magic, increase serotonin and knocked you down in t bed. Unfortunately it make me dizzy in t office, increase fatigue level *this one i hate t most* and decrease sex drive which is already low in fibro.
 

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I take amitriptyline, they really help me to sleep, but i started taking the cymbalta, and they did nothing for me, so stopped taking them
 

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I have tried pretty much every drug used for Fibro. For me Cymbalta has worked the best. Everyone handles these meds differently. The others either made me dizzy or perspire profusely.
 

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Debs im glad u brought that up. I sweat like a pig in hot weather I never used to, I put it down to being bigger.but maybe it's the meds.
 

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Try it you should know immediately. I had been suffering insomnia for years, my Dr. Could visibly see I was dragging. I will put up with sweat if it means a good deal of sleep
For myself I'm pleasantly surprised. I'm on 100 mg a day..
 

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Kaz? Did you try the Cymbalta for very long? Because they say it could take 3 to 4 months to feel the difference. I'm on both too .
 

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I'm bigger too. And thought the same thing, one Male Dr. Said it was problem hormones, well no because I had a hysterectomy 18 yrs ago, I don't have any hormones.
 

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Is it possible to use both of them? is amitriptiline dangerous for the heart ? hos long are u taking 100 mg Moe ?
 

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It's been recommended to me but my bad experience with Cymbalta has kept me from trying it. Anyone else have anything to say about it?

what was ur experience from cymbalta?
 

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Try it you should know immediately. I had been suffering insomnia for years, my Dr. Could visibly see I was dragging. I will put up with sweat if it means a good deal of sleep
For myself I'm pleasantly surprised. I'm on 100 mg a day..

100 mg at nigth ?
 
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