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Amitriptyline and Bipolar

I have now been told by 4 doctors that I should take amitriptyline. I am not debating that it works for some people. I’m not against it as a medication. I have Bipolar 2 and have been stable on my lamotrogine for many years. I have taken antidepressants before that affected me in bad ways to varying degrees. Is amitriptyline really very different in type and dosage to mean it won’t affect my bipolar? I just don’t feel comfortable potentially threatening my mental health. Does anyone have bipolar and take amitriptyline or has anyone tried it and had it not work for them mental health wise? Do I give in and try it? #Bipolar2Disorder #BipolarDisorder #ChronicPain #hypermobilityspectrumdisorders #HypermobilitySyndrome #HEDS #Fibromyaliga #amitriptyline


#tramadol #Clonazepam #Fibro #anger #suicidalthinking #Anxiety

I took tramadol 50mg around noon. about six-forty pm I took a klonopin 25 mg

I’m struggling trrribly with anger issues
I’m on leave from work - no pay
when I’m home I can’t get rest because of crappy neighbors above stomping on me
I’m lashing out at everyone - in a fibro flare

normally I wouldn’t have taken the klonopin or at least so close but I got really really angry - at another person. i hate myself more bc of that. can’t control my anger or temper

also just got off a few days of Amitriptyline - I couldn’t continue - wiped me out and I thought also was making me moody but pharmacist said that wouldn’t be so 🙄
anyone with anything to say- please. I’m struggle so bad and and cursing everyone and myself - I’m so incredibly ugly rn. and it only makes all the pain and other symptoms worse. thanks for reading. #Selfhate #amitriptyline #anger #Rage #ChronicIllness #howdoyousaveyourself


I'm probably not supposed to....#meds

So the past few weeks have been rough to say the least with increased pain, moving and a snow storm....and I ran out of my meds ( amitriptyline ) and I was desperate for pain relief and had nothing on hand...except for some old morphine pills from my surgery last year (yes i kept them). I know you're not supposed to keep old meds but I'm cursed with a bad case of " What if" or " Just in case". I managed to get some temporary relief but they certainly didn't work like they did before. I was going to mention it to my doctor today when I had to do a walk in to get my prescription filled (and increased because of my pain) because I felt guilty but I never end up saying half the stuff I plan on and it was only 15 minutes. The orginal plan was for my husband to take me cause he gad a free day but he got called into work so I had to take him and then go to the doctor and hope she would see me (she's never turned me away even though I wasn't booked). I feel like I'm rambling now, but maybe someone will get something from this....I wasn't really supposed to be driving alone because I still don't have my full license because they are so expensive here and we are kinda broke; so that had my anxiety levels on high and I feeling a lot of pain now and my head was and still is hurting on top of that. But I am proud of myself for one thing, and if you've read this far thank you, I was honest when my Doctor asked how I was; I told her not good at all and that's why i was there, that I couldn't cope with the pain and had had many days crying from it. She was so compassionate, I really feel like I found a good doctor. So I'm increasing my dose of Amitriptyline for a month to see how it goes, then I will go back for a follow-up to see if we need to increase again and I'm going to ask her about a few things: 1) If my tests ever included Lyme disease or Lupus, and 2) if it's possible I have POTS and 3) if she can refer me to a nutrionalist (a friend of mine who has fibro did that and is doing a cleanse I believe). Ok, I've talked enough now, thanks for listening and I love reading comments if you have anything you want to share. 💗💗💗 #Fibromyalgia #Medication #amitriptyline #Pain


Has anyone found low dose amitriptyline (Elavil) helpful for fibromyalgia/chronic pain? #Fibromyalgia #ChronicPain #amitriptyline

I'm hesitant to try it, mostly because of the potential side effects (like bleeding). I would love to hear from anyone who's been on it, especially for pain. What has been your experience, good or bad?