Has anybody taken it for nerve pain?
My only experiences with anti-depressants have been using them for depression. I was on Celexa for about 18 months with little issue. I was switched to Effexor XR for about a month and found I had a terrible time. It knocked me on my butt, I was always sleepy. I switched back to Celexa due to the drowsiness issue as well as sustained tachycardia (heart rate in 110's to 120's.
I found that Elavil affects serotonin and noreprinephrine, the same chemicals as those that Effexor affects. I'm a little bit worried about having the same side effects.
I'm starting at 25 mg/night to eventually build up to 75mg/night in the next two weeks. I'm taking it for sciatic pain in my left leg.
Just looking for a little input! Thanks!