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Cymbalta Elavil Nerve Pain
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Will I get more pain relief from nerve pain if I use a combination of both drugs like elavil and Lyrica, (pregabalin) than if I used just one ?
Most likely: Since they attack "nerve" pain by different mechanisms then there is a potential for additive benefit. They are often used in combination for that purpose. Keep in mind that medications like this do not work right away, so if you can tolerate as they "get into your system" over the course of a few weeks you will be able to see if they truly work for you. ...Read more
Reducing and stopping elavil (amitriptyline) to see if my nerve pain from disc extrusion has eased or is just being masked. How long after stopping will I know ??
Not on your own...: Do not do it on your own. Stopping Elavil (amitriptyline) suddenly can give you significant adverse reactions which may include irritability, agitation, sleep disturbance, flu-like symptoms and, rarely, cardiac arrhythmia and should be tapered down with the supervision of the doctor prescribing this medication. ...Read more
Just prescribed elavil (amitriptyline) for IBS and cronic ruq nerve pain. It is to strong even at lowest dose. Can i cut it in half? Only been taking 3 days at bed.
Elavil (amitriptyline): Please call your doctor about your difficulties with elavil, since you haven't shared how much you're taking. The lowest dose made is 10mg, and i don't know any that are scored (making them easier to cut in half) anyway. You may end up with a crumbled pill. Your doctor will want to understand what you mean by "too strong, " so s/he can adjust or change. Another option might be low-dose sinequan (doxepin). ...Read more