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So I have been on Amitriptyline 10mg for a week now originally prescribed for migraine prevention. I am a bit conflicted as to whether to keep taking them or not. My GP wants me to up to 25mgs for this next week.
My anixety has reduced a lot (unexpectedly)
My sleep quality has dramatically improved - I don't kick all night or lay awake frustrated that I can't sleep. I do sleep about 3 hours longer than normal as well.
No longer feel fatigued or exhausted everyday.
Racing thoughts have eased off.
No longer feel groggy in the morning (wore off after 4 days) though I am still zombie like in the mornings.
My Migraines / facial pain is definitely worse - significantly more painful. Actually had a migraine for 3 days straight now. It's not spiking though, it's just a lingering dull throbbing pain in my sinus / behind eyes.
I keep getting zaps (only way I can describe it) like cold zapping sensation over my left side of my face. It's pretty unnerving, it's intermittent but getting more frequent.
My heart rate is a lot faster than normal and I have calve cramps.
I know it's still early but part of me is thinking that upping the dose will only up the side effects and the con's have just bought on a new set of problems to deal with.
Can anyone else relate?
I am seeing my neurologist next week and she did say Amitriptyline will either help or make the migraines worse and that propranolol might be better if so.
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