Re: Gail!-trouble sleeping...remeron?

From: Gina (
Thu Oct 28 13:14:33 1999

Hi Gail, This sounds like a bowel obstruction to me! Have you been having problems with BM's, especially around the time of the vomiting and pain??? I can't think of anything else that would hit in cycles like that and cause those symptoms. Gina

At Thu, 28 Oct 1999, Gail wrote: >
>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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