Amitriptyline

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Hi, I was prescribed 10mg amitriptyline to take before bed due to insomnia. Took one the first night and slept well. Took one second night and was awake all night, feeling dizzy and body jolting.

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    10mg is quite a low dose. I take 150mg for depression and have no problem going to sleep. It's quite an old anti depressant but it does work, albeit with side effects. I certainly feel the improvement in my mood. Maybe you need to ask the doc to prescribe a higher dose?

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    That's a low dose. I found that 10mg would help me stay asleep but not get to sleep if that makes sense? For first week or so groggy and tired then it tends to wear off. You could try asking for higher dose? I'm starting back on them tomorrow for insomnia and ibs so be interesting to see what I'm like. I also suffer from depression and the anti depressant I was on was keeping me awake. My mood had lifted anyway so he said just to take the amitrpteline..... We shall see. You may get dry mouth too but not unbearable. Good luck

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    Also don't take just before bed few hours before they take a while to kick in

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      Yes I took it at 7pm last night but couldn't sleep at all. The night before slept brilliant and only had a dry mouth

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      That's a shame. Give it a bit longer. Thing was that is its not a sleeping pill as such but promotes sleep. Feel your pain had really bad insomnia earlier in year. Finally got into a sleep pattern months later then the anti depressants kept me awake! Been on night nurse just to get to sleep! So wondering what tomorrow night will be like when I start the amitrpteline again!

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    Hi Sharon

    I am following your thread as I only started this last week and the jittery feeling the next day is beyond belief. It's like I've had 3 coffees and uppers. I feel almost like I shouldn't be driving. Hoping to hear if others have had this and how long it lasts. Best of luck.

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    Well first anitrpteline last night. Didn't feel tired at all and I took about 7.45 had to have a small dose of night nurse to help me get to sleep! Bit tired this morning but nothing out of the ordinary but my ibs is killing me that was supposed to help with that too lol. Mood dipped slightly. Although the sertaline kept me awake and made me want the loo a lot my mood had lifted and was more motivated. Early days I know but not going to jump straight to 20mg after one night.........

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