I am a 71 year old woman. I have pain in my back and legs. I was in an accident in 1990 and fractured 2 vertebrae in my neck. It's healed now. And I have 3 degenerate disc in my lowerback. I have pain pills that work for me but the new doc seems to be overly concern with me not sleeping and gave me amitriptyline. What upsets me is I read all the dangerous side effect. I also have left ventrical hepertrophy of my heart. This new med talks about heart attack. He said it would help me sleep and feel better. I am afraid of anti depressants and I see that is what this pill is. I'm and not going to take it anymore. I got a good night sleep but I woke up feeling short of breath for a while and I feel sleeping. So what about me not taking the amitriptyline. Is it dangerous for me?
it can be used for nerve pain such as the pain you have in your back. It will also help you sleep better at nite.This drug although classified as a antidepressant is never used for that mainly because it doesn't work that well. It has been around I think since WW2... Hope you feel better... Dave
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