I have recently started taking 10mg oxycodone hydrochloride tablets (prolonged release, one in the morning and one at night) for chronic back pain and 10mg amitriptyline tablets (two at night) for the nerve pain I get.
I have started to get very emotional, some mood swings but mainly just feeling down, depressed, tearful etc. I have always found living with my condition hard (I am 20 and started getting back problems at 12) and I think I have been borderline depressed for a while but never thought it was enough to see a doctor (my mother has had depression all my life so I know the signs very well) but recently have got worse as I mentioned.
Could this be connected to either of the tablets? I have read the booklets that come with them about side effects and neither mention an affect on mood. I do know that amitriptyline is mainly used in a higher dose to treat depression though.
Can anyone help?
sorry if this is in the wrong forum and I'm wasting your time!
Thanks in advance