I was diagnosed last October and have had great support from the NHS.
I’m currently on Copaxone and getting on just fine with that. My neurologist now wants me to take more drugs to help with sensory problems. He first put me on Amitripyline but i was like a drugged elephant and just couldn’t function even on a really low dose. So he tried me on Imipramine which had the complete opposite effect again even on a very low dose. I ended up only having 9 hours sleep in 4 days! .
His suggestion now is to have the Amitriptyline at night and then Imipramine in the morning. I’m willing to give it a go but i have concerns. Firstly when i was on Amitriptyline I put on a lot of weight which I have nearly managed to lose. Also, and I know in the grand scheme of things it isn’t overly important but will I still be able to have the odd drink whilst on this mixture of drugs. I do like a perfect G&T in the evening (if you don’t know that’s Tanqueray in an iced glass, tonic, ice and a slice of lime, yum! ).
Has anyone else tried this mixture of drugs and how did you get on?
Look forward to hearing from you and your experiences