I have headache s lasting up to 2 weeks,can take amyltryptyline until it clears up and then stop?
Amitriptyline - can you take amyltryptyline one off for tenson headache?
Added 12 Jun 2014:
I have had headaches for a few years,cleared up but have since come back.They start off with a tightening pain and a mild/bad ache across bridge of nose and forehead that makes it hard to focus on anything else,and makes me fed up,Ihad a sinus xray a few years ago has this was in a similar area and was clear. I took amitryptyline and it cleared up,so after a week i stopped taking it,headaches have returned off and on,I dont like taking medication when i havent got pain,am waiting for appointment to general medicine headache clinic,but long wait.any advice?
All amitriptyline will possibly do is make you sleepy. It is not for acute pain. It helps chronic pain by calming over active nerves and one has to take it for a few months for it to work fully. It is not a "pain medication" per say. I dont think it will help your particular case. Have you talked to your Dr about a medication for tension headaches? Something like Fioricet may work better for you. Fioricet is not a controlled substance but it can become habit forming but as long as you dont take it daily for a long period of time so that you get "rebound headaches" from withdrawal, it works quite well for the occasional bad tension headache if the usual OTC's dont work for you.
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