After my fusion in 2011, I haven't been able to get rid of my headaches,so I went to see a new neurologist about my headaches and continued pain in the upper back. He prescribed amitriptyline because he said that my headaches are not migraines and are tension headaches from the tight muscles in my back and neck. I have been taking it for just over a week and haven't noticed any major changes. He said that it would take about 2 weeks for it to start working.
How many of you tried this medication and benefited from it? If so, were you able to get off of it after 6 months? I don't like the idea of being on anything for a long period of time, but I was unable to function due to the severity of the headaches. Thanks in advance!
2011 ACDF C5-6 for Spondylosis with Myleopathy
2012 L4-5 herniated disc and hernated disc at C4/5 2013 Taking Amitriptyline for headaches