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How effective is amitriptyline for the treatment of fibromyalgia?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Amitriptyline probably provides good pain relief for some people with fibromyalgia, but will not work for all of them. There is no evidence that it will improve sleep, fatigue, quality of life, or tenderness. 

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