I have vaginal prolapse and constant pain in the vulva area. My doctor is considering Elavil. I am wondering how an antipdepressant can help the pain?
Elavil (amitriptyline) is very good to treat "neuropathic pain" which is pain that comes from problems with signals from the nerves. Traditional painkillers such as paracetamol, anti-inflammatories and codeine usually do not help very much. However, neuropathic pain is often eased by antidepressant or anti-epileptic medicines such as amitriptyline - by an action that is separate to their action on depression and epilepsy.
- Elavil Information for Consumers
- Elavil Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Elavil (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 18 Nov 2010 • 2 answers
Elavil in the past was a wonderful sleeping pill for me. then, in the midst of rx oxys etc it seemed
Posted 14 Feb 2011 • 3 answers
Posted 18 Mar 2015 • 2 answers
I was given by my doctor several pills. I had no PAIN only irritation in area from vulva cancer sur?
Posted 17 Sep 2016 • 0 answers
Posted 31 Aug 2018 • 1 answer