... as a pain killer after a back opp
only thing i can think of is since tricyclics act by preventing all reuptake of seritonin it will increase the amount and keep you in a much more possitive mood whether depressed or not its biology. annnnd i hope your getting pain killers too cus that would be bad if you didnt
I know this is an old question but i have just come across it. I was given amitriptyline for bad back also (as well as tramadol). I was to take the amitriptyline at night as it works on different pain receptors so it isn't that unusual and worked for me. Hope you're feeling better now
I'm looking forward to my second back surgery in a few months (Sarcasm, sorry) I would ask the doctor for medicine for acute pain. Post-op pain is not chronic. I would question why he put you on this. I'm assuming this medication (like most anti-depressants) take time to build up in the system. I agree with Psychmajor as far as having a med that is specifically for pain!
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