amitryptyline

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by MelaC, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. MelaC

    MelaC New Member

    hi all alot of you are on amitryptaline. I am wondering if that is Trepline as I know it. It is an anti depressant and I am on it for pain control.

    Can anyone tell me if this is one and the same medicine.

    Thanks
    Mela
  2. FMsolider

    FMsolider New Member

    I am not a 100% sure but, no I think not.
  3. caffey

    caffey New Member

    Can't find it? Must be under another name. Amitryptiline is also known as elavil. In higher doses it is used as an anti-depressant. In lower doses it is used for pain control. It didn't work for me. The problem I had was weight gain so we didn't go any higher. Like anything what works for one doesn't work for another. All the best.
    Cath
  4. LongStruggle

    LongStruggle Guest

    I've never heard of trepline. Amitryptyline is the generic of elavil.
  5. MelaC

    MelaC New Member

    At last progress. Amitriptyline is the main ingredient in trepiline other related drugs are Elavil and Endep.

    I hope this will help someone else.

    Mela
  6. ktpar

    ktpar New Member

    I was taking it for a sleeping pill. Even up to 100mg. I did not like the side effects it gave me severe dry mouth. It has adverse side effects for me and did not help sleep at all. Now I am on Ambien.
  7. rrsbaby

    rrsbaby New Member

    Amitryptaline is generic name of Elival. I have taken it at night, in different increased mg's for over 15 years. It helps me to sleep, sleeping pills dont work for me. I have tried all of them. I also take Kolonapin at night. Good restful sleep is the answer to helping the fm pain, not sleeping makes your muscles never rest, therfore spasam, hurt, ache, ect ect.
  8. MelaC

    MelaC New Member

    Hi rrsbaby. I have been on the trepiline/ amitryptyline for 7 years now and it does help.

    As you say sorting out our sleeping problems helps ease everything else. My GP said that it was the most important treatment for us as if our bodies rest, our immune systems would cope better and we feel more able to cope.

  9. z2rus

    z2rus New Member

    Amitriptyline extremely potent antidepressant ever known despite the fact it has invented long ago. Also it is dirt cheap. Researches use it as reference point in comparison with novel drugs. In therapeutic dosage it has a lot of unpleasant side effects such as tachycardia, blurred vision, dry mouth, somnolence, weight gain ect. Novel antidepressants such as Prozac has ten times less side effect, though only now approaching Amitriptyline antidepresive efficiency.
    Main antidepressants effect – elevation brain serotonin level that’s it
    Serotonin produced from essential amino acid tryptophan which is rapidly depleted by inflammatory cytokines guess what goes next….
    Anyway Amitriptyline is antidepressant and mostly used as antidepressant.