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I forgot to mention that fibro prevents deep restorative sleep. One thing that works well for getting the kind of sleep you need is Elavil (amytriptaline.
Hugs,
lobolee
This is to lobolee. I took elavil 100mg for sleep back in 2001. Just this year I asked my psych for elavil for sleep because he wanted to give me benedryl (yeah right) He told me he will not prescribe elavil because its bad for the heart. Have you heard anything about that or was he pulling my chain? I think its time to fire him! Yes, elavil worked just fine and yes an other psych orginally prescribed them. And yes, its 10 years later. I just don't understand doctor of any kind any more.
[QUOTE=dee088;4817230]This is to lobolee. I took elavil 100mg for sleep back in 2001. Just this year I asked my psych for elavil for sleep because he wanted to give me benedryl (yeah right) He told me he will not prescribe elavil because its bad for the heart. Have you heard anything about that or was he pulling my chain? I think its time to fire him! Yes, elavil worked just fine and yes an other psych orginally prescribed them. And yes, its 10 years later. I just don't understand doctor of any kind any more.[/QUOTE]

When in doubt, research. I have not heard anything about elavil having negative side effects involving the heart. It is an old, old Rx and has been safely used for a very long time. It can be addicting even at the low level given to block pain at night for better sleep. I found that out myself when a doctor told me to quit cold turkey when he switched to a different med. But just as darvocet and darvon were withdrawn recently due to link to heart problems it may be that elavil may now be shown to have negative side effects. Hope this helps you get the answer before you fire your doctor. If he did just make up that excuse not to prescribe then definitely fire him:mad:

Hugs,
lobolee





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