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Will a tricyclic antidepressant help with sleeping with chronic back pain?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: TCA & insomnia

Some are used for such, ex.
Elavil (amitriptyline) at bedtime.

In brief: TCA & insomnia

Some are used for such, ex.
Elavil (amitriptyline) at bedtime.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Michael Joseph
Pain Management

In brief: Possibly

There is good evidence that tricyclic antidepressants are helpful in many chronic pain conditions.
In addition they can be helpful for sleep. This class of medication does have adverse effects and should be discussed with your physician. Medication in combination with physical therapy, exercise and healthy diet is always more effective.

In brief: Possibly

There is good evidence that tricyclic antidepressants are helpful in many chronic pain conditions.
In addition they can be helpful for sleep. This class of medication does have adverse effects and should be discussed with your physician. Medication in combination with physical therapy, exercise and healthy diet is always more effective.
Dr. Michael Joseph
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