Taking 12.5 mg nightly for only 4 days.
Anyone get urinary retention when taking amitriptyline for IC?
Question posted by Sifford13 on 11 March 2022
Last updated on 3 November 2022 by Missy1315
I’m starting elavil for chronic pain. 10mg the first week, 20mg the second week, 30mg the third week etc. On the second week I started experiencing urinary retention among other distressing symptoms. It’s really uncomfortable to feel as though you can’t fully empty your bladder. I didn’t feel that way at 10mg, so now I backed down to just taking 10mg again until I see my Pain Specialist. I will be asking my Dr. About it.
In my experience this has not happened. However this is given to kids who wet the bed to prevent this from happening.
Good luck, personally. I think this drug is fantastic for back pain.
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