Re: trouble sleeping...remeron?

From: Gail (
Thu Oct 28 07:09:56 1999

I have been taking Elavil for 3 months. My problem is vomiting and pain every 6-8 weeks for a few days and then I'm fine. I had one episode early Sept. with a lot of pain and vomiting in the middle of the night. I was very sore the next couple of days but it went away. My latest episode was last Monday morning. I had no pain. I felt strange when I woke up, I took a shower, and then I threw up a few times. I was a little sore that night. I wondered if the Elavil kept the pain away. It puts me in a deep sleep, which could also help. I called in sick, went back to bed and slept for two hours and then went to work at noon. This is frustrating to me because it's to the point where its so normal in my life to be this way!

At Wed, 27 Oct 1999, Helen Dynda wrote: >
>I went to the Adhesions Forum Archives to see if I could find a message
>about remeron - but none was listed.
>I have had very good success with the antidepressant, amitriptyline
>(generic of Elavil) - since 1975! The only side-effect that I have
>noticed for myself is a dry mouth - and sugarless gum takes care of
>Amitriptyline has also been recognized as having the ability to relieve
>pain - which this drug has also done for me since 1975!! Amitriptyline
>was the very first drug to give me help with both pain and sleep - from
>1970-1975 !!
>Whether we want to admit it or not, there is a certain amount of
>depression going on in our lives because of our frustration with the
>medical profession and our inability to get relief from pain. We would
>all like to go back to the days before this beast entered our lives -
>but unfortunately very few of us have been able to find the magic
>solution to our lives which would help us to become pain-free once
>again. Yes, depression lurks where chronic pain has not been
>- - - - - - - - - -
>At Wed, 27 Oct 1999, Gina wrote:
>>I was told someone here takes remeron and I wanted
>>some info on it. You can email me privately if you wish at
>> . I would appreciate it!
>>I am having severe insomnia since my 2 surgeries and
>>can't seem to find anything to help me sleep. I have tried
>>chamomile tea, kavakava, benadryl, tylenol pm, trazadone, etc. My Doc
>>prescribed remeron which is an anti-depressant but I read the side
>>effects and that stuff scares me!
>>Isn't there anything that works that isn't addictive?
>The 15th century proverb which summarizes the purpose of medicine is:
>* To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always. *


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