Just been prescibed amitriptyline for my tightness and muscle spasms in my right arm. Had been taking gabapentin 1800mg which did not relieve my arm and made me gain significant weight. MS nurse had suggested pregabalin but gp says pregabalin is much like gabapentin and I would probably find that weight gain would be an issue.
So then he asks if my ms nurse had mentioned amitriptyline which she hadn’t so he’d given me that and said i would not gain weight with this and it should relieve the symptoms in my arm.
I’ve read the leaflet and am worried that this is purely for depression, I am not depressed ( yet !! ) so why on earth prescibe me this? It doesn’t say anywhere that it treats nerve pain or spasms.
Has anyone had any positive results for nerve pain taking amitriptyline? I don’t want to take anti-depressants…very confused with all this.