Antidepressants as treatment?

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Hello everyone,

It is commonly known that antidepressants can have a positive effect on fibromyalgia. Not because of it's antidepressive effect, but because it eases pain and can help a disturbed sleep.

Do you have any experience with the use of antidepressants as treatment for fibromyalgia?

Good day to you all.

Marina

Beginning of the discussion - 26/08/2014

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I used to take fluoxetine but I didn't feel like it did anything, along with pregablin so stopped them both!! 

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I tried amitriptyline, but I got quite drowsy and dizzy from it, so had to stop. But I actually found that the pain was relieved a little. No looking for another one to try out. My doc said that the side effects might be the same, but it's worth a shot! 

Corinnesmith31, are you not on any pain meds now? How are you coping? x

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they say that fibromyalgia is caused by eating too much sugars and diet. i am just wondering i suffer the sore muscles, constant tiredness, no energy. Does anyone get a very sore tongue like a  burning tongue sensation all the time? they say that Thai chi is great for this condition.

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Hello Suelally,

I recommend that you start a new discussion with your questions. This subject is focused on antidepressants, so it might be limited how many people will read this subject and see your question. I suggest you make a new discussion called something like "fibro and the effect of sugar" or maybe something with a burning tongue.

All the best to you,

Marina

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Hello, I'm new here and I'm glad I've found this thread, I have been taking amitryptiline for a few months and have just increased my dose. Personally I have found these have made a difference, I sleep much better and for a while my pain was well controlled. I have recently had a crohns flare and its triggered a fibro flare too, so we're adding in sertraline which will hopefully bring things back under control. I only got them prescribed today so I'll come back and let you know how they are working (or not). 

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Hi i'm on cymbalta and Lyrica and they are helping me 

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I have tried all sorts of medication including fluoxetine, amitriptyline and Pregabalin. My doctor prescribed them when I was first diagnosed as they work in all sorts of ways, but as my condition has worsened I have been taken off these and put on more specific drugs. I am now taking Gabapentin, Propanol, Tramulief (prolonged release). I still have terrible trouble sleeping, in fact I am now on night 4 of having no sleep day or night.

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I too suffer with mouth and tongue issues but I have limited sugars even natural in my diet it does help. Very good oral hygiene including swishing coconut oil in your mouth for up to 20 minutes in the morning before any food or drink has helped, I am off work at present and working at stabilising my conditions. Tao Chi does help once you get through the pain barrier, be gentle when doing any exercise. Meditation, relaxing, massage, listening to music whilst in a comfy position with eyes closed all help, keep trying to find ways through. Anyone got any other tips for me?

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I was on Amytriptiline for a while but it had no effect, this was then changed to sertraline this calmed me down but I suffered some strange side effects so now I am being taken off this and being put on citalopram but to be honest I am getting a bit sick of changing medication as you get the side effects starting it then the effects coming off it also there are some quite dangerous side effects if you are taking certain drugs together amytriptiline and citalopram together can cause an irregular heartbeat and palpatations

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