Amitripline withdrawal low tinnitus grainy vision

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hi all ,

i was on amitripline for 6 weeks , 10 mg every night .

initially i had grainy vision once i took it on day 4 , and it was soo hard concentrating my laptop etc and it looked like visual snow im assuming but once i reduced it .

my headaches are not there which is a good thing but i have serious withdrawal i guess .

low ringing in ears on week 2 of stopping pill

numbness sometimes

nervousness not to level anxiety thou

now the grainy vision is there in dim light

im scared will these withdrwal go away.

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  • Posted

    are a luck guy, the symptoms are mild unlike mine. Within a week more, you will be ok.

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      ive been on it for 12 years after a spinal cord injury. After surgery i could walk again and the pain was massively reduced so i gradually reduced the dose down from 50mgs to 20. I still need it to prevent the pins and needles in my feet and legs, which is from my nerve damage. In the past, ive tried to reduce it to stop taking it, but the only effect i have is the return of the pins and needles. so its no different to taking any other pain killer. On the high dose, i used to have a dry mouth but not on the 20mgs dose. No other side effects. My GP advised me to stay on it as its not addictive and causes no harm. So, I dont try to reduce it any more. its good for me and causes me no problems.

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      i dont know because ive never had those side effects. You were only taking 10mgs, which is the lowest dose possible, so i dontknow why you got any type of side effects at all. I was taking 50mgs when i had a dry mouth.

      Have you asked your GP? Also, what was the reason for taking it? What were your symptoms?

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      Hi Shawn, I had the symptoms you have described and no longer have them. If you went cold turkey the symptoms will be worse. I tapered slowly and it took approx 2.5weeks for the worst to disappear. These can affect people differently, any wierd symptoms you get, you can bet its down to withdrawal from these, hang in there it will get better.

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      hi pauala ,

      are u sure ?

      im freaking out and its driving me crazy and uts been 6 weeks 😦 still its driving me crazy and my doc doesnt think its cause if that .

      i will hang in there i wana get this over 😦

      i got floaters post using this 😦 i never had them beofre

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    • Posted

      its worth giving it another few weeks, to see if there is any improvement have floaters too. Going cold turkey can be brutal

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      tanx paula , its soo scary espcially the vision part .

      how can it affect on small mg ?

      its like when i wake up in mornin its full grainy and over a period of 5 min it gets better 😦 i got a check from optomologist got mri and everthing is clear .

      should i wait for a month or two and will it go away ? i have nit had any drug in my life before and i like to belive its temperory

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      When I was on these, I was under an eye specialist. I came off them 6 months ago and my eye issues have cleared up. infact am seeing my optician tomorrow to change my prescription as my contacts are too strong, as my eyesight has improved. Unfortunately, as these meds affect the brain you have to be patient and give it time. I used to put the grainy vision down to migraines, since reading your posts, I can see that its the meds, I still occasionally get the grainy vision, like you when waking up but it soon disappears. Hang in there

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      you ask how can it happen on such a small amount, I really dont know, just goes to show how powerful they are, and can affect people differently. I was very sensitive to them and my age went against me too.

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      tanx paula

      u seem to understand my situation tanx a ton .

      how long were u on these drugs and what was ur dosage ?

      have the floaters gone too and what about ringing in the ears ?

      i have anxiety too which i feel reduced .

      and even the vision now for like 3 days i cudnt see grains like one whole day i didnt hve it and then next 3 days later it came back a little may be due to insufficent sleep also .

      so based on what u say it should take 2 to 3 months to fully come out ?

      leme know paula tanx a ton

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      Hi Shawn, anxiety can increase side effects, it did for me, so try not to let this scare you. To put your mind at rest it wouldnt harm going to an optician to check and letting them know you are taking this medication. I was at the opticians the other day and had a chat with her about them. I still get floaters, they are worse some days and better at others, my optician checked and wasnt concerned, even said that floaters are common, so doesnt always mean the worst. As you settle you will find you have good days and these will increase. unfortunately for some of us it takes time. Regarding tinnitus, I was on a cocktail of meds for nearly four years, and my tinnitus hasnt gone, doesnt mean yours will not go, these can affect people differently. Try and go with the symptoms and hang in there. It will improve. I feel tons better.

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      with regards to a time, try not to put a limit on this, it can take time, with me I was over the hell in about 2-3 weeks and started to feel normal at times around the 6 week stage, that was with tapering by small amounts. If you dropped from a higher dose it can increase intensity of side effects.

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