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Subscribe to receive email notifications whenever new articles are published. In a study of 48 patients with chronic low back pain, treatment with imipramine was compared to placebo.
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Although not specifically intended to treat chronic pain, antidepressants are a mainstay in the treatment of many chronic pain conditions, even when depression isn't recognized as a factor. My primary care Dr. I do get the dry mouth I really hate that but it has improved my morning moods which is what we were going for. Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice.
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People generally experience moderate pain relief from antidepressants. The Xanax helped, but only for short spurts. Mayo Clinic does not endorse companies or products. The analgesic abilities of anti-depressants were once felt to be related to the alleviation of the depression, which can often accompany persistent pain, but several anti-depressants have been found to reduce pain symptoms in patients not experiencing co-morbid depression. Overview Side Effects Dosage More.
Anonymous taken for 1 to 6 months June 20, During the week period I constantly felt disconnected and lacked any sort of motivation or energy to engage in any activity that involved thinking, especially social situations.
I have been very happy with this medicine, best one I have taken so far for Major Depression. Tofranil has given me my sanity back.
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