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amitriptyline for fibromyalgia

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
35 years experience Pain Management
Lots of options: Amitiptylene has a lot of side effects and if you don't like how you feel on this dose, DO NOT increase the dose. First, make sure the diagnosis is co ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheeja Francis
20 years experience Rheumatology
Not sure: Best way to treat fibromyalgia is with improving sleep quality and regular aerobic exercise. There is evidence that regular practice of taichi can be ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Berkowitz
34 years experience Psychiatry
Not a bad choice: I don't know why your doctor prescribed medication when you told him you wanted a referral to a chiropractor. Mds and chiropractors operate from diff ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: Endep (amitriptyline) (amitriptylline) is a medication that is often used for fibromyalgia in certain people. One of the way it helps is that it cause ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Williams
18 years experience Pharmacy
Yes and no: Endpe is a tricyclic antidepressnat. This class is commonly used in fibromylagia but comes with a number of side effects. Endep (amitriptyline) happen ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
While there is some: risk, that is the lowest doses of each. Unlikely to be serotonin syndrome with them cannot say in your particular case, but generally,both are prescri ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Try Lyrica (pregabalin) last!: Lyrica (pregabalin) has serious dependency, abuse, and mood-altering properties. Amitryptiline does not, (why it's not a controlled substance). Try al ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Call your doctor: If you're experiencing a flare up of your FM & have been prescribed a regimen of medications then, you should check with them before adding more. ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Ranitidine, rarely: Ranitidine (zantac) has been associated with only 7 cases of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus in the literature -- and Elavil not at all. http:/ ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
23 years experience Clinical Psychology
Anxiety may: Learning some skills and techniques would help your anxiety. A medication may provide some relief, but strategies and methods are usable any time you ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See a rheumatologist: Fibromylagia is a chronic disease and the comprehensive treatment of FM include 4 broad categories: patient education, pharmacological treatment, cogn ... Read More
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