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Posted by Kris ( on January 25, 2002 at 16:09:49:

Hi! I am so glad I have found this site. I have had CHs for 5 years now. But, they were only recently diagnosed as such. I pretty much self-diagnosed a few months before my dr confirmed it. I am a chronic sufferer. There is no set pattern for my headaches. All of the meds I have taken before have done nothing for me. I will wake up one or two hours after going to sleep with extreme pain on one side of my head or the other right above my eye and radiating back. I have the droopy and sometimes watery eye and usually get sweaty. I try to ease the pain by pushing on my head, but it only works for a second or two. Last night I woke up with one (kip level 7-8) and paced and rocked and cussed for an hour and 1/2 before the Imitrex took effect and let me lie back down to get some rest.
I went to my first neurology appointment earlier this week and she prescribed Imitrex and Amitriptyline. She also set me up an apt to have an MRI and some bloodwork done.
So my question is, have any of you had any experience with Amitriptyline? I haven't started taking it yet (am supposed to start this weekend) and am wondering what to expect.
Thanks so much!


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