My wife has had osteoporosis for15 years last scan showed -3.4. Her doctor has recommended amitriptyline for fibromyalgia which she has had for30 years, will it make the osteoporosis worse?
How safe is amitriptyline for someone with osteoporosis?
Question posted by JOHN MARTIN on 9 May 2022
Last updated on 9 May 2022 by masso
Click on the link in order to view which conditions this antidepressant interacts with, Osteoporosis is not one of them:
Best regards, masso
It wont make it worse and is regularly prescribed to help with pain, it will only make the pain manageable, its not a fix. I highly recommend it for pain I am 26 and am considered health with the exception of back pain. I take 40mg every night for severe back pain which was making me suicidal, since I have been on amitriptyline I can live a normal live again with minimal pain. Keep in mind that the medication will take 4 weeks before any benefit is felt and in the first 4 weeks it will make you tired. Take it 2 hours before bed time.
Also check with doctors to see if you have other medications which could react. This drug is also an anti depressant and does react with some meds. Good luck, defiantly a life changer for me.
- Amitriptyline uses and safety info
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