Living With Fibromyalgia – How Effective Is Amitriptyline?
The medication Amitriptyline has often been mentioned as a first-line treatment for neuropathic pain. However, the fact that there is little evidence to truly support it’s long-term efficacy leaves something to be desired. Of course, many have seen positive results with this particular drug, but it is important not to overestimate the true effectiveness. Amitriptyline should undoubtedly be considered as part of a treatment plan for fibromyalgia, however only a minority of patients will achieve satisfactory pain relief in the long term.
The truth is, there is no “cure all” for fibromyalgia, and certainly no “magic pill”. This is why it is important to explore all options when it comes to both medication and complementary treatments. There are effective medications that work on the known neurotransmitter problems, in addition to medication-free options. The results can lead to a vast improvement in overall wellbeing.
Here at The Fibro Clinic, we know that living with fibromyalgia is extremely challenging — and the key to an effective plan is a proactive and tailored approach to treatment. This is why a multidisciplinary method is key. We make sure to keep abreast of the latest and most promising research, and are dedicated to providing the best possible treatment options for our patients.