I suffer from fibromyalgia and have recently changed doctors. My new doctor suggested taking 3 tablets of Amitriptyline (25mg). I am concerned because since have FM I have gained weight now I am worried that this will add to the problem rather than resolve it.
Just about anything we take will make us gain. We already have a weight problem, we don't exercise lot and we love carbs. And every pill they give for fibro has the same side effect weight gain. I never heard of taking it 3 times a day and I've taken it for more than 40 yrs. I take 75 at bedtime. It helps sleep too. He may have said take 3 of the 25 mg at a time, so that if you need to increase it you can just add a pill until you find your dose.
- Amitriptyline Information for Consumers
- Amitriptyline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amitriptyline (detailed)
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