Take it every evening, not just on the days you have pain and then ask yourself in a few weeks time 'Do I feel better?', 'Is my life a bit easier now?'. 'How are my headaches?' 'How is my bladder?'. If you are feeling generally better, then you should continue to take it. It is not addictive and can be taken long term if needed.
Some women choose to use low doses of amitriptyline for short periods of a few weeks or so during times when their pain is a problem. Other people stay on the same dose longer term. Amitriptyline and pregnancy:. If you stop amitriptyline, it may take weeks or sometimes months for the pain to return. If the pain does come back you should start the amitriptyline again.
It can be broken in half by placing it on a bench and pushing down on both sides with two fingers, or by using a pill-cutter. You should start with a dose of 5mg taken early in the evening, preferably 3 hours before bed.
I have been sore all week to the point where I had to take some tramadol today (and suffering from its side effects but at least I don't care about the pain. I have been taking it for about 8 weeks now and cant feel any difference, i'm still in pain almost every day somewhere in my body, although I am on MXT.