Amitryptaline

PinkCandyFloss

PinkCandyFloss

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Hey all

I have been on amitryptaline for months for my fibromyalgia pain. I had a mental health assessment last week and rather than change my existing meds/send to therapy the psych just upped my meds which my GP was not happy with.
I’m not even on amitryptaline for the mental health aspect but for pain, but he almost doubled it!

I know from already being on it that it can “knock you for six” I slept till 4pm yesterday and was asleep again less that 12 hours later! Though with chronic fatigue I am kind of used to it.

This morning I woke up with my mouth bone dry and my lips sealed shut! They are cracked in several places and still very sore even though I use carmex daily!

Anyone else have this? How do you manage it?
 
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Hi pinkcandyfloss. Does the increase in dosage actually help ?? Is it doing anything for you ?? If it doesn't do anything useful, I'd say the dry mouth/dry lips are a symptom of being over-medicated and / or insufficient water intake.
 
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Lots of times when the doctor says to increase something or take it at a different time, it does NOT work for me and I don't do it. I report to him what happened.
 
PinkCandyFloss

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Yes I have fibromyalgia so I’ve had chronic fatigue for as long as I can remember.

I’ve only been on the higher dose two days so too soon to tell if it works. I know it’s not dehydration as I drink plenty of water during the day and has never happened before. Now the amitryptaline has been upped it’s started to happen, I know one of the side effects is dry mouth so I was wondering if they connected.

The doctor who ordered the increase I don’t see again for at least 2 months :(
I can go to my GP if it keeps up.

I’ve spent today almost over using lip balm to help my lips :( beyond that and keeping water in my bedroom (not ideal as once I’m asleep I stay asleep so it’s not like I’ll be awake regularly but o drink any)